Morning Workshop
Common Ground Deerfield (map)
815 Rosemary Terrace
Deerfield, IL 60015
Instructor:
  • Jim Kenney
$39.00 3 weeks $39; single session $15.
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Conspiracy Voodoo—From Flat Earth to QAnon
Why do reasonably intelligent people embrace bizarre beliefs? Why are outlandish conspiracy theories so eagerly championed by otherwise "normal" people?  We'll range widely, from the long-held "Flat Earth" belief to the certainty that the govenment lied about Pearl Harbor, the space program, and the 9/11 attacks. Along the way we'll touch on murder plots (the Kennedys, Marilyn Monroe, Vince Foster, and Princess Di),  on Obamania (no birth certificate, a crypto-Muslim, a Fascist/Communist), and on the post-truth world ("fake history" and "fake news") of the Trump Era. We'll finish with one of the most bizarre of all: QAnon, the movement that claims that most Democratic leaders are organized pedophiles and that all too many former presidents have been involved! We'll ask why, who, and how as we try to make sense of what may be the most dangerous epidemic of our time.

Dates and Times

11/27/2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesdays, November 27-December 11 (3 weeks)
1/3
12/04/2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesdays, November 27-December 11 (3 weeks)
2/2
Second of three sessions.
12/11/2018
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesdays, November 27-December 11 (3 weeks)
3/3
Final session.