Oklahoma Republicans waste no time spreading Coronavirus conspiracy theory memes…

If there’s one saving grace from the Coronavirus Pandemic, it would be that it’s now easier than ever to identify the true idiots in the world living amongst us. Not surprisingly, it looks like most of them live and congregate in Pottawatomie County:

That’s a pretty cool conspiracy theory not based on any truth, facts or reality. Here’s one that I made up in three minutes…

The US, with help from Russia, bioengineered the Coronavirus! They designed it to target the elderly, but because they have a heart and everything…didn’t want to hurt too many children. They planted the virus in China – our greatest economic rival – right before the Lunar New Year, and then in Iran – Trump’s biggest foreign adversary – as part of a long plan to cause global economic chaos. Soon, a vitriolic debate fueled by the right-wing media and amplified by Russian social media bots will emerge as to whether social distancing and shutdowns are worth the economic cost. Violence will erupt, Trump will then declare martial law and consolidate and seize executive power. When a surprise miracle vaccine / anti-viral drops in October, he’ll win re-election.

But once again, that’s just a stupid, semi-plausible conspiracy theory I made up. It’s not backed by any facts and is simply nothing more than a stupid “What if?” to reinforce my paranoid, subjective political beliefs and prejudices. I’m glad I’m intelligent enough to realize this, otherwise I’d have to join the Pottawatomie County Republican Party.