Fuck the Plastic Medicine Men

A couple of quantum woo sites like Collective Evolution and Spirit Science are now in the business of creating inspirational memes with their branding plastered on it. My unsuspecting friends are spreading their brand like a virus all over Facebook. Personally, I view this as a very bad thing. Conflating motivational ideas with brand identity through social media is kind of fucked up.

I already don’t like the practice of doing this because it gives the impression of sharing nuggets of feel-good wisdom when really it’s just about conversion rates and getting new visitors and followers. It frustrates me to no end.

I dislike sites like CE and SS because the content they produce is inherently ignorant. They will tell people any bullshit that they want to hear in the interest of creating clicks and likes. It’s like reading a scientific journal from a bizarro universe where making shit up is all any scientist needs to get published. Got a brain tumor that’s going to kill you in a few months? No worries, just ingest a ton of cannabis oil, that will totally work! Be sure to use Reiki to balance out your energy levels, and remember that disease and pain are only byproducts of the mind! Be sure to buy special supplements to open your third eye so that you can astral project. Vaccines are the devil, and mermaids are totally real.

These people are just an updated version of the Snake Oil Salesmen of the Old West. They prey on legitimate criticisms of modern living, pharmaceutical corporations, GMO testing, and conflate it with their own special brand of bullshit.

Sean is a guy from the middle of nowhere in Illinois who passionately supports Free Software, Free Culture, and decentralized communication systems. He serves as the editor of We Distribute, a publication dedicated to the development of the fediverse. In his spare time, Sean is a budding indie game dev, writer, web developer, and a musician.

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