I struggle to articulate my experience around misinformation and the way it seeps into so many places in my relationship with certain dear family members. Because of conspiracy theories and fundamentalism, we have lost access to almost every topic that matters to me: my art, my faith, my kids … there are landmines of fear… Continue reading bethany l.
My father has gotten worse over the years and I guess I’m glad for the pandemic because we keep further distance from him. I’ve only visited three times (of the usual 6) in 2020. He’s always been a provocative person and I’m unsure if he does it just for conversation or it’s become what he… Continue reading angela d.
Ok so what I want to share is so true and so very disappointing to say the least!! Frustrating enough for me to shout out loud and 2 ‘Christian’ friends who truly believed in Trump, one for economic reasons and the other one, truly I know, because she is so not informed at all and… Continue reading anonymous
What I have noticed is that even if I question out of curiosity, I get cut off. There’s no conversation. I feel like what I hear mostly is “I’m going to tell you something that NO ONE ELSE will tell you.” But I’m not allowed to have any questions or a differing opinion. Even though… Continue reading erica k.
I lost a good friend this year due to their political views being so reprehensible to my moral barometer. Mark goes back a good forty years with me. He married a kind and caring wife. We lost track of each other for about 15 years as I dealt with my daughter’s medical issues, but reconnected… Continue reading martin g.
Saddened and disheartened that people can be fed a diet of fear and hate, passed off as “news.” I choose to no longer engage in political discussions with those who have gone down the rabbit hole.
The people in my life who have fallen prisoner to the Q effect spent their lives being primed by a delusional level of fervent religiosity. It’s difficult to define it as a story rather than an ongoing syndrome. There seems to be no beginning and no end. Only a ridiculous and devastating middle.
A few people in my family jumped on the Trump train, and my mom was one of them, along with her new husband, who is evidently an aspiring conservative pundit (he wrote a book … I got through a chapter before having to put it down, it’s … not well-researched ). She’s basically believing anything… Continue reading anonymous
My friend found out I voted for Biden and he became extremely hostile. I’ve known him ever since I was 14. He taught me how to play guitar. He knows how much of a friend I have been over the years. When he found out who I voted for, he used snide comments and memes… Continue reading michael c.
Since my grandparents got old enough to sit in their chairs and constantly watch CNN, with that then devolving into FOX “News,” my mom has been subjected to fake news and propaganda leaning in the Republican direction. That started 20 years ago. It’s gotten crazy worse. At her house, CNN or Fox is always on… Continue reading anonymous