On Christmas Eve, Steven Brandenburg, a Milwaukee-area pharmacist, attempted to destroy more than 500 doses of coronavirus vaccine, because, he admitted, he feared the Moderna drug would "alter the recipient's DNA." Described in law-enforcement documents as a "conspiracy theorist," Brandenburg, 46, had reportedly warned his wife that "the world is crashing down around us" and that "the government is planning cyberattacks and plans to shut down the power grid," according to divorce-court documents. If you're surprised that a scientifically educated medical professional, trusted with dispensing lifesaving medicine, could suffer a rebellion against reason and give himself over to discredited conspiracy theories , you haven't been paying attention. In the America of the 2020s, respectable men and women surrender to this kind of unreal thinking every day. (Brandenburg pleaded guilty to federal tampering charges in January; his lawyer would not discuss Brandenburg's conspiratorial beliefs.) The phenomenon is known as "red-pilling" — a reference to a scene in The Matrix where Keanu Reeves' character chooses to take a red pill and discover the hidden truths of the world — and it affects those whose once-rational skepticism swallows them whole, pulling them into a networked community of like-minded conspiracy theorists. While the public… Read full this story
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