Who were the Top Lunatics last Week? – 11 Oct 2020

Cartoonist Rob Rogers, who was fired for drawing cartoons that were critical of Trump, drew the above cartoon this past week to highlight a truth
Donald Trump is like the Johnny Appleseed of deadly viruses. https://robrogers.com/2020/10/07/the-sower/… #Trump #Coronavirus #SuperSpreader

Up until now I’ve been calling this weekly posting “Wingnut Weekly”. Going forward I will try different titles.

Why the “Lunatics” title this week?

There are two specific belief systems that instil a considerable degree of passion within the human heart, namely religion and politics. What is fascinating about now is that one political machine has deeply embraced the swivel-eyed religious extremists and adopted many of their beliefs as “truth”. This blending of right-wing autocratic politics with religious zeal has inspired the emergence of some complete and utter cultish lunacy into the mainstream.

It may be temping be blame Trump, but in many respects his emergence is the inevitable outcome of this blending and is not the origin of it all.

There is no escaping the truly bizarre claims being promoted by some well-known individuals. Rather than getting angry we should instead laugh at the utter absurdity and deploy the mockery that so may have striven so hard to earn.

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from the last week.

Proclamations from the last 7 days

The Cult Of Trump

Claims that God is taking over

Demons

  • Pro-Trump ‘Prayer Warriors’ Declare Media ‘Demonic’  
    • The backstory here is that they are simply pissed about Facebook rejecting their “Voter Prayer Guide” ad because it linked to stuff that the FB fact-checkers identified as false.
  • Perry Stone warns that “every type of demonic spirit of hate and confusion has been unleashed upon the nation” heading into the election: “If we could see into the spirit realm, we would be both surprised and I believe frightened to observe the large number of evil spirits that have been unleashed upon America, and the church, in this season.”
    • Somebody needs to give Perry’s doctor a nod to up his meds, the current dose is clearly not enough.

COVID-19

Conspiracy claims

The usual stuff bubbles away …

  • Dave Daubenmire has no qualms about proclaiming that “Pizzagate is real.”
  • Rick Wiles suggests that a “COVID kamikaze warrior” in the press went to the White House SCOTUS event and intentionally infected Trump and several others.

The Election

  • Perry Stone warns that voter fraud is rampant in “liberal cities” because “the extremists in this nation, who desire to destroy the America we know and love, will stoop to the lowest levels possible to ensure that they will win this November.”
    • This is becoming a popular talking point because they know that they are not going to win and so this is the card they will play when that happens. There is no evidence that this claim is true.

Homophobia

If you thought that last one was weird, then hold that thought.

Truly Bizarre

Finally Some Good News

Within last week’s posting I highlighted Josh Bernstein for demanding that Rep. Ilhan Omar should be executed. I’m delighted to now report that actions truly do have consequences. Because of that posting he has now been booted From Patreon and Roku.

What other bits of lunacy emerged last week?

As always, it is an endless stream. Some of it is good, some sad, some is rather grim, and some is quite frankly hilarious. Here are a few more samples …

COVID-19 lunatics …

Corruption …

Bizarre…

And yes, good stuff really does happen …

Bonus Item – Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper had a testing reminder from last May …

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