Sacha Baron speaks great sense. We are living in an age of unreason. Conspiracy theories abound – lies, hate and propaganda. People are being led by demagogues in an age of darkness and superstition. These populist leaders are preying on peoples’ fears and stoking hatred. At the same time, they are waging a war against nature for profit. Trump, Bolsonaro and Johnson are all tearing up environmental legislation in order to maximise profits for greed. We are fed conspiracy theories and anti-science through social media – there is no global warming, the earth is flat, 9/11 was the CIA, the UN is a Deep State conspiracy, science is in the pay of politicians, all politicians are corrupt, experts are all wrong, we never landed on the moon.
This allows superstition and populist propaganda to flourish.
People are being duped by right-wing politicians for their own selfish lust for power and wealth.
It needs controlling.
Trump’s 40,000 lies have been tweeted to his base. They are a stream of poison.