Birds Aren’t Real

Have you seen the billboards, flags, t-shirts, and social posts claiming that “Birds Aren’t Real?” Along with the notion that the 1969 moon landing never happened and 5G frequencies from cell phone towers undermine your immune system, this conspiracy theory postulates that birds don’t exist and are really drone replicas installed by the U.S. government to spy on Americans.

The “Birds Aren’t Real” movement was started in 2017 by Peter McIndoe, a 23 year old from Memphis, as a way to poke fun at the pot of misinformation his generation finds itself stewing in. The self-funded social movement allows fellow GenZ’rs to gleefully join in the parody of the absurd. Learn more about the hilarious “Birds Aren’t Real” movement.

As I have been reminded endlessly by my own children, many of the media, business, and political leaders of my generation, baby boomers, have been irresponsible stewards and have allowed even the concept of objective reality to be questioned on their watch. Having failed this cohort, my hope is that the majority of young people are learning to better distinguish between the believable and unbelievable, truth and falsehood. These smart leaders of tomorrow may be the only hope for the future our country and our planet.

Read a recent profile of the movement in the New York Times.

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By Dan

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