Over the last few days, panic over Ebola in the United States has reached ridiculous levels, as people with the common cold have begun to visit hospital emergency rooms, convinced that they are dying of the disease, despite the fact that no case of transmission
Right wing conspiracy theory web sites are adept at skirting the line between leading questions and blatant falsehoods. They offer questions that suggest to gullible readers that the ideas being questioned are, in fact, well-established, supported by evidence. For example, the sites Pakalert Press and
Before It’s News, a right wing web site that trades in wild conspiracy theories, usually takes the trouble in each of its articles to plainly state the reasons that disaster is just around the corner. They typically name who’s to blame: The Illuminati, reptilian overlords,
For some time here at Irregular Times, we’ve followed what might delicately be termed “mysteries” and what might more coarsely called “conspiracy theories”: claims that secret evidence (seemingly always about-to-be-revealed) proves the existence of hidden realities or long-smouldering schemes or special dangers that They don’t want
The traditional, divinely-endorsed form of marriage that we all can agree upon is the union between a man and a woman, just in order to make babies – this is what right activists say, at least. But then, reality confronts their vision of a unified,
Since January 2013, writers at Irregular Times have been pointing out the problems in the conspiracy theory insisting that the “Obamacare” health care law requires all Americans to be forcibly implanted with RFID-trackable microchips starting this year. The biggest problem with this claim is empirical:
If the Obama Administration really had 20,000 of these boxcars on its hands, then it would be preparing to imprison at least 400,000 Americans in these railroad gulags.
Did these questions work? Are you quivering on the floor in your basement, hugging a rifle, yet?
The Mayan calendar conspiracy theories may look like a walk in the park compared to what we’ll see in the 2012 elections.
An explanation, decoding a purported Hutaree statement in response to the arrest of 9 Hutaree members on charges of conspiracy of armed rebellion against the United States.
The Army has found no evidence to support accusations of a poisoning plot by Muslims at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, so of course headlines are spreading fear of a poisoning plot by Muslims at Fort Jackson.