“I was allowed to believe things that weren’t true” — Marjorie Taylor Greene

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Most uses of passive voice are lazy, thoughtless, or evasive. But the “allowed to believe” statement from Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s speech is in another category: in just nine words, Greene declares her own idiocy and ignorance, and then blames unspecified forces for highjacking her brain and her fingers. If there is a passive voice … Continued

Jewish space lasers, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and conspiracy narratives

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Marjorie Taylor Greene, the wacko Georgia Congresswoman who supports QAnon, has also posted about a novel conspiracy theory on her Facebook page: that a Jewish cabal caused lasers from space to start the California wildfires of 2018. Yeah. I’m not making this up. Her Facebook post on the topic has been deleted, and she says … Continued