As if news headlines in 2020 couldn’t possibly get any stranger, Christian Right activist Mark Taylor — a QAnon conspiracy theorist and subject of the Liberty University-connected film The Trump Prophecy — said this week that racial justice protestors are just victims of mind control, courtesy of “handlers” using umbrellas.
“Now with all these guys in the streets, this is why they can’t be reasoned with,” Taylor added. “You can’t reason with someone that’s been mind controlled. Do you notice the guys in the streets with the umbrellas? Those are their handlers. That activates the programming. What that does, the umbrella reminds them and activates the violence programming, saying that, ‘If you don’t get violent, we will activate the tormenting spirits that we have placed in you to torment you until you do.’”
Did any of that make sense to you? If not, congratulations on being sane.
It’s fascinating — and terrifying — that we’re living in a nation ravaged by a pandemic, with more than a thousand people dying every day, yet wackadoodles like this always manage to find a platform for like-minded followers.
(via Right Wing Watch)