"Modern conservatism has become a sort of cult, very much given to conspiracy theorizing when confronted with inconvenient facts,..."
I quoted that (before Trump) in 2013 - when it was much more true of the left. But, it's just as true - if not worse - for both parties, today.
Harry Markopolos is a friend who blew the whistle to the Securities and Exchange Commission about Bernard Madoff in 2000. He was 100% right, that whole time, but his warnings were 100% ignored and mocked by so-called "smart people". For years. This is how my life has been going, in America, too.
September 8, 1986 is the year Oprah Winfrey unleashed 40 years of NewAge lies, misinformation, pseudoscience, rape and murder on us. She, and her political party, should be in prison for the damage they've done. Instead, they're worshipped - and, mostly, by who they've deceived. And, I'm hated - by those same people - for wanting the truth. Not "their" truth.
1991 - the year loathsome Bill Clinton endorsed the government challenging the American Science and Medical Establishment, from within, with our money, for NewAge bullshit - is still not acknowledged as the year (and the culprit) that helped destroy the foundation of this country. He still has four rape accusers, too. The left has too much invested, to let that truth out. And, I'm hated - by those same people - for wanting that truth. Not "their" truth".