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More Paranoid Conspiracy Theory Nonsense
Author: BobR    Date: 07/15/2020 13:17:27

A while back, I wrote a blog about paranoid conspiracy theories. What's amazing is how insane they've gotten, to the point where old debunked theories have been given new life. One has to wonder - is this what happens to people when they've been cooped up for too long?

The latest one is a doozy. Apparently, there are some who believe that home product retailer Wayfair is engaged in child sex trafficking. It seems absurd, and it is, but who are you going to believe? The "fake" news media, or some rando on the internet providing information that they don't want you to see? In the Wayfair case, they have two different prices for what appear to be the same products. Per Wayfair, the higher priced items are commercial-grade. Per the insane people, they are a "cover" for buying children. The "same" products have different names, and someone has been able to match the names of the higher priced items to the names of missing children. Rather than pollute the interet with even more photos and links to garbage sites, here's the article in Newsweek about the story.

People pushing this nonsense are trying to tie it to "PizzaGate", as if 1) it makes the Wayfair case more credible, 2) it makes the PizzaGate fiction more credible (it absolutely doesn't). Refresher: PizzaGate is the laughable concoction that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring out of the basement of the Comet Ping Pong pizza shop in DC. Besides being absurd on its face, the shop doesn't have a basement, and a person who showed up to "rescue the children" and shot up the place is doing 4 years for it.

To add more sinister color to the story, it turns out that George Soros (*gasp*) is invested in Wayfair. Funny thing though - George Soros is invested in everything.

It's not just online retailers - people are convinced that wearing masks is a plot, that 5G (a data compression and transmission protocol for cellphones) is a plot, that stores not making change due to a shortage of it is a plot (for a - *gasp* - cashless society!), that a coronavirus vaccine is just a plot to force a "chip" inside you to track you... No matter what it is, it's something THEY want - to control you, to spy on you, to corral you like sheep.

I suppose I can't blame idle hands due to the coronavirus shutdown, since this mindset (or - more accurately - mindless-set) pre-existed it, but I have to wonder if the frustration and lack of diversion has exacerbated this. It's a shame that this creativity isn't being used for something to better society.


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Comment by livingonli on 07/15/2020 13:49:06
I blame it on all the meth being used at the trailer park.

Comment by livingonli on 07/15/2020 13:52:42
And my wifi has been restored.

Comment by wickedpam on 07/15/2020 13:58:11

Weirdly I first saw that Wayfair one in my Murerinos group (fans of My Favorite Murder).

Comment by Scoopster on 07/15/2020 14:01:51

Welp, it's the home stretch time. How about an appropriate earworm.

Comment by Raine on 07/15/2020 14:36:06

Comment by Will in Chicago on 07/15/2020 14:50:32
Good morning, bloggers!!!

I fear that some people will need someone to hate. So, they look for demons to fill what Carl Sagan called "the demon-haunted world."

A friend shared the following article with me on Facebook: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Where Is the Outrage Over Anti-Semitism in Sports and Hollywood?

Is there something in the human psyche that needs an enemy?

Comment by Scoopster on 07/15/2020 15:53:59

Comment by Raine on 07/15/2020 15:59:18
We are currelt filling up our adult kiddie pool!

Comment by BobR on 07/15/2020 16:35:33
Quote by Scoopster:

I guess his medications finally kicked in