Jim Jeffries on the Age of Bullshit

June 5, 2019

Conspiracy theories are as American as Cherry pie. People have always believed bullshit.

I remember back in the pre-internet Stone Age, standing behind two older, midwestern women at a rally for a Republican candidate. They were staring at the peace symbol on a sign held up by protesters.

“Look,” one said, breathlessly, “..the Witches Foot!”

Climate Denial is the most mundane of conspiracy theories, but perhaps the deadliest.

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7 Responses to “Jim Jeffries on the Age of Bullshit”

  1. Keith McClary Says:

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    (Canada)

  2. dumboldguy Says:

    Came through fine in the USA at https://youtu.be/9NiYeQ-LFl8

    An entertaining clip to start the day with—-except for the short segment showing what an insane “bullshitter” Alex Jones really is—-it’s disturbing to think that someone that sick actually has followers and makes a living off his sickness.

    • jimbills Says:

      A guy I’ve known for decades seriously believed that the Democrats would rise up and cause a civil war in Hillary lost the election. He’s a big radio listener, has a group of friends that agree with each other, and so on. I’m pretty sure that was an Alex Jones thing.

      I hadn’t seen him for a while and he told me what he thought in the weeks leading up to the election. I asked if he seriously believed it, and that ended that conversation.

      I’m convinced people will believe anything – given they have the motivation for that belief.

    • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

      AJ thinks that chemicals in the water are turning frogs gay, but I believe it’s a lifestyle choice!

  3. Gingerbaker Says:

    “Climate Denial is the most mundane of conspiracy theories, but perhaps the deadliest.”

    Well said.

    It *always* boils down to a conspiracy theory.

  4. jimbills Says:

    Jon Ronson has an interesting podcast episode about Alex Jones:
    https://www.thisamericanlife.org/670/beware-the-jabberwock/act-two-4


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