SOURCES

Primary Sources

Camus, A. (1946). The human crisis: A lecture delivered in America, Spring 1946.

Carr, N. G. (2010). The shallows: How the internet is changing the way we think, read and remember = The shallows: What the Internet is doing to our brains. London: Atlantic Books.

Frankfurt, H. G. (2006). On bullshit: Sobre la manipulación de la verdad. Barcelona: Paidós.

Žižek, S. (2018). The courage of hopelessness: Chronicles of a year of acting dangerously / Slavoj Žižek. UK: Penguin Books.

Baddies

Why Politicians Are Always Rich: https://www.psypost.org/2020/06/people-who-feel-wealthy-are-more-likely-to-think-their-political-views-are-objectively-true-study-finds-57087

Paradox of tolerance: http://www.openculture.com/2019/03/does-democracy-demand-the-tolerance-of-the-intolerant-karl-poppers-paradox.html

Arendt, Pan-Movements & Democracy: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/01/totalitarianism-in-age-donald-trump-lessons-from-hannah-arendt-protests

Pollution Inequality: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/21/worlds-richest-1-cause-double-co2-emissions-of-poorest-50-says-oxfam?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Obeying Orders and Neuroscience: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811920307370?via%3Dihub

Chinese Camps: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/features/uighurs/

10% of French Supported Resistance: https://www.historynet.com/french-resistance-resistant.htm

Hitler was Lazy: https://www.newsweek.com/hitler-incompetent-lazy-nazi-government-clown-show-opinion-1408136

Trump and Nuclear Capability: https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-01-03/few-checks-can-keep-trumps-hands-off-his-nuclear-button

https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/05/22/theres-no-check-on-trumps-rage-going-nuclear/

Paul North cartoon: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGxOzxDAyhv/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Laughing At The Fungus: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336286466_Trump_existential_threats_and_the_banality_of_evil_-Or_why_sociolinguists_should_reread_Hannah_Arendt

Political Facebook Posts: https://www.reddit.com/r/insanepeoplefacebook/comments/jjn48n/so_im_a_brit_and_i_dont_really_use_facebook_often/

Bullshit

Educating The Panicked: https://www.reddit.com/r/insanepeoplefacebook/comments/jjlwk2/this_guy_is_antivaccine_he_doesnt_even_take_the/

University of Washington Fake News Study: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0749597819301633?via%3Dihub

Didn’t Take Covid Seriously, Covid Took Them: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53892856

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arizona/articles/2020-06-28/tempe-man-didnt-believe-in-covid-19-before-he-got-it

https://www.eonline.com/news/1199447/influencer-dmitriy-stuzhuk-dead-of-coronavirus-after-telling-followers-it-wasnt-real

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/23/842551422/sadly-he-is-not-with-us-family-mourns-a-dad-who-denied-then-died-from-covid-19

Hungtington Disease Study: https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/aer.103.2.804

Bad News Rectangle Meme: https://www.instagram.com/p/CF5HCzYDfbU/

Secondary Trauma: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563220302764?via%3Dihub

Anti-Seatbelts: https://twitter.com/plmanseau/status/1276952423370756097

Conspiracy Theories: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/people-drawn-to-conspiracy-theories-share-a-cluster-of-psychological-features/

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0963721417718261

Oil & Identity: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/cbc-news-poll-alberta-political-polarization-1.5627529

Dinosaurs and Flat Earth: https://www.plymouth.edu/theclock/what-i-learned-at-the-flat-earth-conference/

2022 Vaccine: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/15/global-covid-report-young-and-healthy-may-not-get-vaccine-until-2022-who-says

Sitting Is The New Smoking: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/the-dangers-of-sitting

Convictions and Self-Identity: https://iai.tv/articles/why-evidence-wont-change-your-convictions-auid-1648&utm_source=reddit&_auid=2020

Freedom House Report: https://www.refworld.org/pdfid/4a6d62352.pdf

COVID and Conspiracies: https://iaap-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/aphw.12223

Breath (or lack thereof)

NATURE article on Black Deaths: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01846-z

Specific studies about black deaths as a result of police brutality: https://www.pnas.org/content/116/34/16793

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1745-9133.12269?casa_token=dxtLqfxdmMAAAAAA%3AoGij0FwvBf2Qx-p-2arRSxOH2zDQ_hOd7OVkSJVLxDCJDAhRptMLaBH6un6FonsTLRqZSZgCTwWXTw

BLM and Marxism: https://www.politifact.com/article/2020/jul/21/black-lives-matter-marxist-movement/

Toilet Paper and COVID: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brettwhysel/2020/04/17/where-did-all-the-toilet-paper-go-the-behavioral-economics-of-hoarding/#402a57252d3d

Racism and COVID: https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2020/07/01/many-black-and-asian-americans-say-they-have-experienced-discrimination-amid-the-covid-19-outbreak/

Domestic Violence and COVID: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2024046

Mental Health and COVID: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/finding-new-home/202008/covid-19-pandemic-loneliness-depression-and-suicide

Terror Management Theory: https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-reminds-you-of-death-and-amplifies-your-core-values-both-bad-and-good-137588

Death makes people prejudiced: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0146167212449361

Death makes people vote for charismatic politicians: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022103109002236?via%3Dihub#aep-abstract-id7

Sculpture by Isaac Cordel Titled: “Politicians Discussing Climate Change”: https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/ii60jc/this_sculpture_by_issac_cordal_in_berlin_is/

Scientific Consensus on Climate Change: https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/

Consensus on Climate Change Correlates with Climate Expertise: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/4/048002

Reversal of Cooling Trend: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-020-0530-7

Heat Wave Deaths: https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002629

ExxonMobil and Climate Change: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/exxon-knew-about-climate-change-almost-40-years-ago/

https://insideclimatenews.org/sites/default/files/documents/1982 Exxon Primer on CO2 Greenhouse Effect.pdf

https://www.smokeandfumes.org/documents/16

Total Cost of Climate-Change Caused Natural Disasters: https://www.edf.org/sites/default/files/content/report-ClimateChange-FueledWeatherDisasters.pdf

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/24082020/extreme-weather-costs-wildfire-climate-change

Biodiversity and GDP: https://www.swissre.com/media/news-releases/nr-20200923-biodiversity-and-ecosystems-services.html

Basically Climate Change Costs A Lot: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/within-20-years-rising-sea-levels-will-hit-nearly-every-coastal-county-and-their-bonds-11602694138

Carbon Tax Is Good For The Economy: https://taxfoundation.org/carbon-tax/

Yale Critique of “Planet of the Humans”: https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/05/michael-moores-planet-of-the-humans-documentary-peddles-dangerous-climate-denial/

Kenny vs Greta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzOwunQ3TJo

Oreskes Argument on Non-Sequiturs: https://www.climatechangecommunication.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/America_Misled.pdf

Melting Permafrost Unleashes Deadly Viruses: https://earth.org/climate-crisis-will-cause-once-dormant-viruses-to-reemerge/

Freedom House Graph on Democratic Backsliding: https://freedomandsafety.com/en/content/blog/breaking-down-democracy-freedom-house-new-report

Growing Inequality: https://equitablegrowth.org/the-federal-reserves-new-distributional-financial-accounts-provide-telling-data-on-growing-u-s-wealth-and-income-inequality/

Epilogue

Simple Explanations: https://iai.tv/articles/constructing-an-ideal-reality-auid-1642

Reddit Post: https://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/igmivs/trump_crony_postmaster_general_dejoy_lies_under/g2vevl7/?context=3

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