Conspiracy theorist thought his brother was a lizard and murdered him with sword
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A self-described member of the Washington state Proud Boys and a QAnon conspiracy theorist thought his brother was a reptile — so he killed him with a 4-foot-long sword, according
to charging papers. Buckey Wolfe, 26, of Seattle, allegedly called 911 and admitted to the gruesome murder.
“God told me he was a lizard … Kill me, kill me, I can’t live in this reality,” Wolfe said, according to charging papers obtained by the Daily News. He has been charged with second-degree
murder. Wolfe’s brother James Wolfe was found dead by Seattle police, with the weapon “still protruding from his head.” When Wolfe was taken to Seattle Police Headquarters he
informed detectives their eyes were changing.
“The defendant’s actions — jamming the tang end of a four-foot long sharpened metal-bladed sword-like instrument completely through the victim’s head and killing him —
demonstrate the danger he poses,” Senior Deputy Prosecutor Scott O’Toole wrote in charging papers. “Moreover, (the) defendant appears to be severely mentally ill.”
Wolfe used Facebook to rant about conspiracy theories such as “the cabal and corrupt reptiles” and the Illuminati. He also described himself as a member of the Proud Boys and a
believer of QAnon — in which theorists believe the U.S. government and others are plotting schemes against the Trump administration and its supporters.
Wolfe is being held without bail. His arrangement hearing is set for Jan. 17.
Can we treat conspiracy theories as another form of mental illness until proven true in the next DSM? please?
Add alternative medicine to it and crap like anti-vaxx.
So much stuff that is getting more and more dangerous as it spreads to gullible people over the internet.
if the trolls has just pushed "kill yourself to unplug from the matrix" instead of flat earth/anti-vax then the rest of the world wouldn't have to suffer from this shit.
This goes well beyond being just a conspiracy theorist. Like if you think the U.S. government perpetrated the 9/11 terrorist attacks then you're an asshole and a conspiracy theorist. If you think like the government's of the world are covering up extraterrestrial activity, you're a conspiracy theorist. If you kill your brother with a sword because god said he is a lizard, the conspiracy theories are just a symptom of a much more unfortunate condition.
Antivax began because the degenerate twat who pushed it said he did so for fame and wealth. He was completely morally bankrupt about the whole affair. This should've been the end, but the Antivaxxers just think that "the deep state", "big pharma", and "gubament" all conspired to shut his mouth.
Or least a another form as worst symptom of getting psychological illness in long term.
A majority of conspiracy theorists have mental issues already. Believing in conspiracy theories is a symptom.
The lizard men have already won.
I mean, most reptiles have two penises, we can't compete with that.
I'll stick to my giant man penis compared to two tiny lizard dicks thank you.
Haven't you seen the "illustrations"? Furries are just a front for the lizard people to share lizard person pornography. Lizard penises range in size from tennis ball containers to baseball bats.
This is the kind of crazy that trump, Alex Jones, and Ben Shapiro enable. These nutty fuckers kept to themselves before those 3.
I think the biggest problem with conspiracy theories, especially in a contemporary world, is that a majority of these can get hijacked. You can even see it with infowars, Russia and Fox news; each and anyone can create a concerted effort to stoke already unstable people in an effort to manipulate them into doing something. And that's fucking horrible.
Pathological gambling, gaming disorder, etc. all full under the general umbrella of addictive behaviour.
A separate diagnosis just for conspiracy theories? Weren't you a medical student? I hope you're not being serious.
As previously mentioned in the thread, paranoia/belief in delusions is often a symptom of other mental disorders. The guy in the OP was most likely suffering from some sort of schizoaffective disorder. There's a difference between a guy who thinks 9/11 was an inside job and someone who heard a voice in his head that told him to kill your brother because he's a malicious lizard (roughly what happened in the story here).
Think of it in another sense: Anti-vaxxers, as much as we'd all like to believe, aren't exactly mentally ill. You're running into quite the ethical issue when trying to place people in a category of mental illness for not being educated or failing to understand the logic in beginner-level biology or statistics (in other words, diagnosing them with being dumb). Not to mention how stigmatized people would feel for believing in something crazy that turned out to be true. Throwing a separate diagnosis for this into the DSM sounds like an unnecessary, and frankly, bad idea.
this is a great way to push people already suffering from delusions deeper into their delusions
What about the "they're lying about WMDs in Iraq" kind of conspiracy theories though?
it's still grounded in reality and thus a perfectly acceptable view point as long as it doesnt veer any further into days without illuminati tricks: 0 territory
You can't do anything about conspiracy theories grounded in reality to some extent, but the minute it starts veering into shit about jews controlling the world at the behest of lizard people, they need to be investigated for signs of mental illness asap
Goddamit I had the perfect reaction image to this but I cannot for the life of me find it now.
It involves a shiteat-grinning lizard person and the phrase "monster dragon dong"
I used to buy weed off this guy who had serious mental illness issues, but simply went on and on about government conspiracy theories so he was kind of branded as this lovably, quirky guy. The 'conspiracy theory' guy, y'know?
He was never really a part of our social circle, but he got close to it at one point, when we would be buying a lot of weed. During those visits his conspiracy-fueled small talk would grow darker, and his conviction more concerning. He complained of the usual government surveillance and tracking that they all complain about, but he also firmly believed that he was being targeted by the government (of course) and that friends and family around him were being replaced by "5 minute people." A 5 minute person was a government agent who had replaced someone in his life, and now existed in his life solely to monitor him, to report on him, to visit him for 5 minutes and ask, "are you alright?"
In case I'm not getting this through clearly enough with my words, this man started to believe that when people around him grew more concerned with his mental state(a response to him growing more paranoid/delusional), he interpreted this as the government becoming more and more involved in his life. He begun to shut people out more and more, and grow overly paranoid if you would visit him but not stay for very long.
During the peak of this insanity, he shared with me that he believed he was a reincarnated king because of the mumford & sons song 'broken crown', he called the police to his own house while he was dealing weed multiple times, he told me that because his great-grandfather was a victim of the holocaust that he was fairly certain government-funded nazis were after him, he absolutely lost his shit at his own father for mowing the lawn and 'killing the fairies that were taking root'(no i'm not joking or embellishing that at all) and finally, he did a tarot card reading and told me we were destined to move in together.
I said no.
He ended up showing up at a mental health hospital that had housed him for a while with a knife, threatening the staff. Then he fled the scene after police arrived and pepper sprayed him, and he was found at the local water reservoir doing...something. I don't know if the police ever told the community what he was planning.
Anyway there wasn't much point to this long post I just wanted to tell a fun story and agree that 'conspiracy theorist' is too often used interchangeably with the term 'complete lunatic.'
Can someone turn up the texture resolution on his beard please?
“The defendant’s actions — jamming the tang end of a four-foot long sharpened metal-bladed sword-like instrument completely through the victim’s head and killing him — demonstrate the danger he poses”
What the actual fuck. This implies he was holding the sword by the freaking blade and somehow managed to use enough force to shove the blunt end through a person’s skull where the handle is supposed to be attached to.
Basically he’s so mentally defunct that he doesn’t know which end you’re supposed to hold the sword by.
That is an actual thing though.
There's a difference between using the pommel and guard as a weapon against armored opponents and using the tang itself, which requires the pommel and handle to not even be on the sword anymore.
That and I’m pretty sure they had armored gauntlets (or cut resistant gloves at the very least) to protect their hands when doing that shit. This circumstance in particular is such a high level of stupid, that it’s almost impressive.
Coming from personal experience you don't really need any sort of gloves to prevent yourself from slicing up your hands and fingers. All you really need is to hold it properly and with a good grip so it doesn't slide around.
This is something out of CSI. In fact I'm pretty sure they had an episode similar to this.
fucking Sam Hyde at it again
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