I keep thinking about my aunt and uncle. They’re kind, loving, smart people. She’s a vet and he’s a social worker. And they think Bill Gates is going to use vaccines to implant microchips in us.
The best thing I’ve seen about this was what someone on here tweeted about people knowing that something, many things, are really wrong here, but not knowing exactly where to place that, so they turn to conspiracy theories.
Again my aunt and uncle are smart and loving people. To me their view comes from a subconscious desire to simplify the problems we face. Thinking Bill Gates wants to microchip us with a vaccine is in some ways easier than grappling with capitalism and oligarchy.
The main reason it felt helpful to tweet this is to expand people’s view a little on who conspiracy theorists are. My aunt and uncle are not Trump voters, in fact they hate him. They’re a vet and a social worker, and they got their graduate degrees at Ivy League schools.

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