Yet another conspiracy theory about the pandemic has arisen after a writer for far-right media outlet Breitbart accused Democrats of trying to trick Republicans into passing up the vaccine so they will die of the virus.
Via "reverse psychology" of course.
And the plot supposedly involves not only Democratic Party leadership like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden, but also celebrities like Howard Stern.
According to writer John Nolte, the reason conservatives won't get vaccinated is because Democrats are berating them about it for the express purpose of making them not want to get vaccinated so that they will all die and Republicans will lose more elections.
In his September 10 op-ed for the far-right publication, Nolte named also name-checked Dr. Fauci as part of the cabal he says are trying to Jedi mind-trick conservatives into killing themselves by not getting vaccinated.
Nolte's bizarre screed comes after Stern went on a rant on his radio show about unvaccinated people filling up hospitals across the country and needlessly dying of the virus.
Suffice to say, Stern wasn't exactly feeling sympathetic towards these people.
As he put it:
"Go fu*k yourself. You had the cure and you wouldn't take it."
But to Nolte, this somehow spoke to a sinister plot on the part of Stern and Democrats everywhere to convince members of the so-called "Party of Personal Responsibility" to kill themselves by eschewing the vaccine.
"If I wanted to use reverse psychology to convince people not to get a life-saving vaccination, I would do exactly what Stern and the left are doing…
"I would bully and taunt and mock and ridicule you for not getting vaccinated, knowing the human response would be, Hey, fu*k you, I'm never getting vaccinated!"
So conservatives are apparently pro-vaccination now, eh?
Nolte went on to say:
"Could it possibly be that the left has manipulated huge swathes of Trump voters into believing they are owning the left by not taking the life-saving Trump Vaccine?..."
"Have you ever thought that maybe the left has us right where they want us?"
On Twitter, people could not believe what they were reading.
This may be deeply unhinged, but if it convinces right-wingers to get vaccinated so we can finally end this pandemic?
Well, any port in a storm!