E PUR SI MUOVE

HOW I KILLED A FLAT-EARTHER, AND WHY IT WAS PROBABLY WRONG Yes, for those of you lucky enough not to have come across it, flat earth is a thing — a self-styled ‘movement’ in fact. I’ve been aware of it for a while, because I sometimes watch weird stuff on Youtube, and, you know, things […]

KRISTEN MEGHAN and the APPEAL to PROFESSIONAL IGNORANCE

The appeal to ignorance is a reflex response to novel information. Kristen Meghan‘s first reaction on hearing talk of “chemtrails” was to feel professionally affronted. She was an industrial hygienist and environmental specialist working for the Air Force in bio-environmental engineering. She joined up after 9/11 and was committed to her oath of service, and […]

SEEING and BELIEVING

I first observed it in Amsterdam, relaxing in friend’s motorboat as we pottered around town and out into the countryside south of the city. All afternoon, lying back in the bow, I watched plane after plane laying down white trails in a blue sky — trails which twisted like ribbons, ruffled at the edges, spread out […]

The MADNESS GAMBIT

Designs V2- The Orchid – Insanity http://www.gndesigns.net  CONSPIRACY THEORY and the SOFT GULAG ∆ One particularly vile aspect of totalitarian systems is the abuse of psychiatry. In China today, dissidents may be labeled mentally ill and consigned to psychiatric hospitals. Once swallowed up by the mental health system, they can be subjected to electric shock […]