This week was full of precedent setting/uprooting and life altering decisions of the Supreme Court, including 303 Creative LLC v Elenis, which needs to be tossed out, attorneys need to be disbarred, etc. LYING is NOT OK, specifically prohibited in Court Rules. Good grief…

And only after the fact to we learn that this is a fraud, based on misrepresentations and made-up-claims-emitting-from-what-orifice?

Comments from Plaintiff and the Colorado Attorney General:

From The Guardian:

Key document may be fake in LGBTQ+ rights case before US supreme court

Seems there was no request, the Colorado court was dismissing her claim because there was no basis for it, and suddenly there was a “request.” That alone should have raised suspicion:

The man named in the Supreme Court’s gay rights ruling says he didn’t request a wedding website

Watch as Motions for Sanctions, courts 86ing the decision, and complaints to the bar roll in…

The War on Truth

September 6th, 2022

Required reading for early September — there’s not much time until November 8th, and we have so much to do!

QAnon- what to do?

January 10th, 2021

When folks around you are mired in QAnon, conspiracies, lies, what to do? I’ve come around to thinking that what’s needed is intervention, and treatment and/or deprogramming, as with cults, or in 12 Step chemical dependency models.

After this last week, each of us should be asking this question and grappling with action.

From Psychology Today:

Part 1 – The Psychological Needs That QAnon FeedsWhat to do when someone you love becomes obsessed with QAnon


Part 2 – How Far Down the QAnon Rabbit Hole Did Your Loved One Fall? What to do when someone you love becomes obsessed with QAnon


Part 3 – 4 Keys to Help Someone Climb Out of the QAnon Rabbit Hole – What to do when someone you love becomes obsessed with QAnon

Counter-protesters question why they weren't allowed to cross Golden Gate  Bridge during pro-Trump rally in San Francisco organized by 'Walk Away' -  ABC7 San Francisco

This is a little too “psych lite” for me, but in talking about intervention, there is this, which makes sense:

Another form of psychotherapy that could be applied to conspiracy theory beliefs is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is designed to challenge “cognitive distortions” and false beliefs by looking at evidence to disconfirm them.

From the article, a reading list:

David Neiwert’s forthcoming book Red Pill, Blue Pill: How to Counteract the Conspiracy Theories That Are Killing Us also looks to be a worthwhile read.