Sunday (late) brunch: Bali gets sick of digital influencers
Plus Kentucky Fried Ibogaine, and Taylor Swift's fans unionize
Jacob Chansley , the Qanon shaman, has been released from prison after his short stint for insurrectionary activity during the January 2020 Capitol Hill riots. He seemed chastened and contrite when he was on trial, but now he’s out, he’s selling merchandise. The Qanon / Great Awakening movement - and conspirituality in general - has always been more about merch than meaningful revolution. Remember Trump’s NFT cards? The hordes believe the dream and suffer the Great Disappointment, while the leaders sell the dream and cash in. So the fact Chansley has gone from stooge to grifter is a progress of sorts, I guess.
More after the paywall…including psychedelic trials’ blinding woes, and influencers behaving badly in Bali.
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