The Life Cycle of a Crazy Idea



As you’ve probably heard by now, newly-elected Republican Representative from Georgia Marjorie Taylor Greene once endorsed an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that wildfires in California were caused by laser beams from the Rothschilds, a Jewish family that figures prominently in many such theories by far-right hate groups. It’s easy to laugh at this stuff, but she is increasingly becoming the face of the GOP.  The growing momentum of this movement, as it swallows the entire Republican party like a rapidly expanding sinkhole, is incredibly dangerous.



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Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

 

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