Showing posts from January, 2021

Can We Deprogram Trump-Loving Conspiracy Theorists?

Via Los Angeles Times We have a serious problem with a large group of Americans who have fallen prey to conspiracy theories. They are largely right wing Trump supporters and they have been fed a huge diet of lies and, what would seem obviously ridiculous conspiracy theories. And yet, here we are!!  Via Raw Story: Political science expert Brian Klaas, in a Washington Post op-ed published on January 25, lays out some reasons why it is so difficult to "deprogram" Americans who have embraced far-right political cults and outlandish conspiracy theories. "There is no doubt: the United States has a serious problem with pathological political delusions," Klaas warns. "So, do we have any hope of deprogramming the millions of Americans who are devoted to dangerous lunacy? Don't hold your breath….. Once people have gone far enough down the rabbit hole of conspiratorial thinking, it can be nearly impossible to get them back out." Klaas goes on to list some reasons

President Biden Reverses Trump's Transgender Military Ban

Photo credit: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Another good move from Biden on reversing Trump's terrible policy!!  Via Politico: President Joe Biden repealed the ban on transgender troops serving in the military on Monday, rolling back an order from former President Donald Trump that shocked Pentagon leaders and kick-started years of legal trouble for the administration. The change in policy, the latest of Biden’s moves to undo Trump’s orders, was announced by the White House before the ceremonial swearing in of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Read the full article here.