To the editor,

UW-O English professor Duke Pesta’s Oct. 8, 2022, free event sponsored by the Antigo Freedom Project consisted of three hours of posts from the social internet, Fox TV, TikTok and his personal opinions, all of which were designed to gin up the audience with fear, conflict and chaos requiring Professor Pesta’s intervention as savior. Professor Pesta used the time-tested method of a very lengthy preamble with his personal conclusions, and promising later to come, a validation using his “irrefutable” facts that, when they did arrive, consisted of “trust me, conspiratorial true testimonials.”

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