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Sun Jan 31, 2021, 02:25 PM

Doped up on disinformation

Just after the sacking of the U.S. Capitol, a friend of mine sent me a typical post found on the MAGA45 page of the emergent social network MeWe:

Military arrests and takedowns begin this weekend and continue for the next 13 days…International raids have already begun. Italy has also been found complicit in our election fraud….DO NOT travel to any large cities (especially Philadelphia) for the rest of the month. Military operations will be taking place in many of the major corrupt cities…. He only has 13 days to put this corrupt dog down.


This sounds like the ravings of a delusional fool, and it is. (The person must be deeply unfamiliar with the bumbling Italian government.) But it’s no less frightening for being so.

The online fantasies of crackpots can easily migrate into real life, shepherded across by reckless political operators and right wing media, as we’ve seen repeatedly in recent years. Recall the President Donald Trump super fan who sent pipe bombs to Democrats and media figures. Or the man who drove 11 hours to kill Latinos at an El Paso Walmart. Or the attempt to kidnap and murder Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Which takes us to the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Read more: https://dailymontanan.com/2021/01/30/doped-up-on-disinformation/

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Sun Jan 31, 2021, 02:48 PM

1. The Finns

will invade us with iced sardine death rays. Our lives depend on closing the sardine gap. Please spread the word. Btw, I've perfected a a tinfoil sardine deflector. Contact me for details, using the codeword "dingbat."

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Sun Jan 31, 2021, 02:58 PM

2. Dionysian frenzy--a perfect description!

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