"In the aftermath of the Jan. 6, 2021, uprising at the United States Capitol
building, the Republican Party faced a crucial moral test: whether to reject
the baseless conspiracy theory that the 2020 general election had been “stolen”
from Donald Trump or to embrace that dangerous falsehood as official party
After gauging the political winds, the Republican Party cynically chose to
embrace the falsehood, going so far as to ostracize party members who upheld
the truth. In doing so, the GOP solidified its mutation from a political party
to a political cult.
After two years of acknowledging the dangers of COVID-19, something eerily
similar has happened with public health policy across the western world."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics