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Becoming a storyteller

2021-04-28 16:25:38.683238+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Faith Merino on Lit Hub — False Memories and Manufactured Myths: Growing Up in a Conspiracy Theory Household

... Those less clear, less direct conspiracy theories were the more insidious stories in my home growing up, because they were the soup of insinuation and implication in which I was always swimming. I filled in the gaps, I made the structural jumps to the obvious next step in the story, and then it became my story, which became my memory of the event. And then I became the storyteller.

Like any story, a conspiracy theory has to be aerated through tellings and retellings in order to stay alive, and through the reach and versatility of social media, myth becomes memory. ...

[ related topics: Journalism and Media Conspiracy Government ]

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