The journos spent a week trying to lecture everyone on q anon, now they’re spreading an insane conspiracy theory that @MichaelDuncan is the Emperor of the Post Office currently on a mission to destroy every mailbox in america
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 15, 2020
What exactly is the theory here? That Trump is stealing the election by the Post Office… streamlining mail operations in…Oregon? https://t.co/m3Ry1GVqeb
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) August 15, 2020
There is no USPS shutdown. There has been no change in USPS operations and there is nothing preventing the USPS from supporting elections via mail-in ballots. This is a crazy conspiracy that has gone mainstream among the left and media. pic.twitter.com/1cNJJLPT02
— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) August 15, 2020
Pretty sure it’s right on their website that COVID-19 is what slowed operations. This virus magically comes and goes as these people see fit for politics and protest. https://t.co/v5KtVMyd8T
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) August 16, 2020
People protesting in crowds out of fears they might have to vote in person.
The irony just made my head implode. https://t.co/ZPK8WfvES1
— The Dank Knight 🦇 (@capeandcowell) August 15, 2020
Nostalgia for a romanticized past is a cliché, especially as we age. Art, statecraft and social mores are commonly assumed to be at a nadir in the current day, compared to whichever era suits your fancy. I don’t agree with this perspective, but I’m not here to argue that point today. I would just like to point out that for us connoisseurs of the human condition, who demand that warts and blemishes be included in the portrait of humanity, this is the golden age for conspiracy theories and lunacy en masse. What does the past have to compare with our modern genius? Sure, you may have been able to convince your village that your neighbor put a hex on you and caused your crops to fail, but we have social media. Tulipmania today wouldn’t even crack the weekly top ten of insane things that ostensibly-educated people believe. We have the equivalent of Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, Michelangelo, Mozart, Goethe and Beethoven walking among us today, all foaming at the mouth and guano-insane, and we don’t even appreciate it.