Monday, May 8, 2017

#1832: Devvy Kidd

Devvy Kidd, a spokesmodel by trade, is a conspiracy theorist of the sort who rails against the New World Order and who has occasionally been given column space at the WND. To give you an idea of the kind of stuff she peddles, here is (a report on) her take on the nefarious Alfalfa club, which apparently is a dark, secretive group whose members include the Bushes, John Kerry, Henry Kissinger, Sandra Day O’Connor (“who, in the infamous Lawrence v Texas sodomy set-up case didn’t deny homosexuality is a voluntarily chosen lifestyle”), Mitt Romney and president Obama – or “the current impostor president, Barry Soetoro, aka Obama;” Kidd is, of course, a birther. Oh, and by the way, apparently Kissinger is a communist agent. No, really. Yes, Kissinger.

Otherwise, Kidd promotes the standard wingnut crazy, only slightly more helplessly than usual. So, when trying to argue that the US was founded as a “Christian nation”, Kidd doesn’t only not hesitate to use fake quotes attributed to Jefferson (many borrowed from pseudohistorian David Barton, of course) – she even shamelessly links to original letters in which those quotes do not appear (don’t expect someone like Kidd to actually read her sources). She can even, as proof, point to Patrick Henry claiming that this “great nation” was founded upon Christianity – in 1765, so Henry, who was anyways opposed to the Constitution, could obviously not have been talking about the US – but of course Henry didn’t say that at all; it’s an infamous fake quote. But according to Kidd anyone “who has done the historical homework knows that America is a Christian nation founded upon Christianity and Christianity alone. Atheists and the American Communist Lawyers Union (ACLU) have done their darndest to convince Americans otherwise with their constant propaganda by using repetition of certain phrases, i.e., ‘separation of church and state,’ a [phrase explicitly used by Jefferson to describe the First Amendment] concept hallucinated up by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1947.” We don’t think Kidd really understands what “doing your homework” means. (According to Kidd, the ACLU is “a communist front organization” – she has exhibited no sign of understanding what communism is, either).


Diagnosis: None too concerned with truth, fact or accuracy. She is not alone.

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