Bill Gates is behind the coronavirus pandemic to get even richer with a vaccine. Or is it billionaire George Soros to decimate the world population? Are children abducted and tortured in secret factories to get the sought-after adrenochrome? And is all this part of a Jewish conspiracy to take over world domination?
In an unprecedented scale the internet and social media overflow with speculations, none of which is too bizarre to be shared with the world. Even highly educated people believe in the most delusional constructs. Many have to witness their loved ones drift into a world of fantasy and fear.
Michael Blume analyses the cultural and psychological backgrounds of such myths and explains how they “work”. Due to his experiences from various encounters, he provides advice on how to keep cool and deal with conspiracy theorists. He points out weaknesses of conspiracy movements – and predicts the downfall of the QAnon theory around the failing messiah Donald Trump.
- Topical issue during the corona pandemic
- Debunking myths
- The book against fear