The Top of the Pyramid

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07-02-2024 • 25 mins

A TikTok influencer with tens of thousands of followers is convinced that the world is controlled by an evil cabal of pedophiles. How does someone come to harbor such extreme views? And what happens to our politics - and our society - when those views start resonating with a growing number of people?

In this episode, we meet Colin Big Bear Ross, a Freedom Convoy influencer who strongly believes in a number of conspiracy theories. Then we hear from Frank Graves, who helps us understand how bad the issue of polarization has really become. And finally, we take a look at these issues from the political figures' point of view with BC Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and MP Michelle Rempel Garner.

Audio courtesy of @bigbearmovement on TikTok and the Harvard Kennedy School.

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