WINGNUTS AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES IN THE TIMES OF CORONA VIRUS
There is a fine, and oftentimes rather blurry line between true spirituality and batshit-crazy lunacy.
Some people I know live in another universe where the law of gravity is optional (or so they think) floating above all common sense in a state of blissful rapture.
I had largely ignored this for the most part, but now it seems in the current corona virus crisis the crazies by far outnumber the serious contributions, comments and postings about the subject on social media.
As seen variously on Reddit and Facebook. Original author unknown.
Don’t take medical advice from other people’s handmade signs. (duh!)
Read the article 5G Doesn’t Cause Coronavirus on ExtremeTech
Conspiracy theorists are infecting YouTube and Facebook with bogus theories that 5G mobile internet is responsible for the coronavirus.
One prominent anti-5G Facebook group has shared a number of erroneous posts, claiming 5G is the culprit behind a virus that has infected more than 80,000 people worldwide. Its creator, Dutch “UFO researcher” John Kuhles writes: “I challenge anyone to watch this video at least twice and claim there is nothing to it, [or] it is all a coincidence. Yeah right. Certainly not.”
~ from TheNexWeb - READ MORE
BATSHIT CRAZY DANA ASHLIE
At your own risk, check out the channel of Dana Ashlie but don't blame me if you will subsequently suffer permanent brain damage! That the channel is still on at the time of this writing is beyond me, but it seems some of the videos had been removed.
UPDATE TO THE LOONY BIN CATEGORY
At the same time as this blog got posted, the following news item appeared in the Guardian, so I am updating this blog on 4.4.2020 to add this disturbing report:
Telecoms engineers are facing verbal and physical threats during the lockdown, as baseless conspiracy theories linking coronavirus to the roll-out of 5G technology spread by celebrities such as Amanda Holden* prompt members of the public to abuse those maintaining vital mobile phone and broadband networks.
Facebook has removed one anti-5G group in which users were being encouraged to supply footage of them destroying mobile phone equipment, with some contributors seemingly under the pretence that it may stop the spread of coronavirus and some running leaderboards of where equipment had been targeted. .............................READ MORE
*Note: for clarity, I added a link to an article about Amanda Holden in case some do not know about her.
And just as I added the above, a couple of messages appeared on Facebook, with this link:
URGENT CALL FOR 1 MILLION MEDITATORS TO LIBERATE AND RECLAIM OUR WORLD
ON APRIL 4, 2020 at precisely 10:45 pm EST WHEN A CELESTIAL STARGATE OPENS!
UPDATE April 5th 2020
It seems howling at Jupiter and Pluto wasn't going to do the job,
some took matters in their own hands:
UK Phone Masts Are Being Set On Fire Over ‘Dangerous’ 5G Coronavirus Conspiracies
Bogus conspiracy theories linking the global COVID-19 outbreak to the rollout of 5G has lead to phone masts in the UK being set alight.
The BBC reports that cellular towers in Birmingham, Liverpool and Melling in Merseyside were set alight within the last week, with the attacks now being investigated as possible arson. ..... READ MORE
NOW LETS GET SERIOUS!
Facebook users have been sharing posts claiming 5G, not the coronavirus, is making people sick (here ).
The posts go on to include a list of various further claims that deny the reality of the virus and include various conspiracy-type arguments about the coronavirus.