Just so’s you know, The Good Ol’ U.S. of A. is in no immediate danger of running out of morons.
A book that pushes the conspiracy theory Qanon climbed within the top 75 of all books sold on Amazon in recent days, pushed by Amazon’s algorithmically generated recommendations page.
“QAnon: An Invitation to the Great Awakening,” which has no stated author, ranked at No. 56 at press time, was featured in the algorithmically generated “Hot new releases” section on Amazon’s books landing page. The book claims without evidence a variety of outlandish claims including that prominent Democrats murder and eat children and that the U.S. government created both AIDS and the movie Monsters Inc.
In case you’re thinking this must be some kind of counterculture prank, as if it’s trendy to pretend to believe all this crazy stuff … No. I know a totally respectable middle-aged couple with three children who are totally convinced there is all sorts of X-Files type stuff going on just slightly beyond the corners of their eyes.