Today’s Word of the Day is debunk which means, “to expose the sham or falseness of.” Conspiracy theories are a pet hate of mine. I don’t say “peeve” because they’re not merely annoying, they actually make me mad. Some of them are more ridiculous than others, like jet airliners spraying mind control chemicals in the air through their contrails, but many others, like the Sandy Hook shooting never happening or the Holocaust never happening or there being a brazillion shooters in Dealey Plaza…those piss me off. They piss me off because it’s so patently stupid, I wonder how anyone can believe it. Alex Jones, he of InfoWars fame, recently got kicked off YouTube, Spotify, Apple, and a couple of other platforms, and he’s the worst example of what I just mentioned. There is no conspiracy theory too batshit for him to believe. He actually thinks the shooting in Newtown, CT that killed 26 people, nearly all of them 1st or 2nd graders, didn’t happen. He thinks the parents of all those dead children are “crisis actors,” and they’re hiding their children in a warehouse somewhere.
I don’t know if he’s a true believer or bilking gullible morons for every dollar and brain cell they have, but either way, he is literal trash, and people who believe the shit he believes are trash too.