The pandemic is a golden opportunity for Ken Wheeler to spread pseudoscientific bafflegab and science denial. Find out how the Angry Photographer has been co-opted by Neo-Nazi protest groups to spread lies about vaccination and social distancing.
The entire world has been gripped by a pandemic for the past two years. Humanity has endured more than 600 million cases of COVID-19.
Over six million people have died worldwide. This includes more than a million Americans and roughly 14,000 Australians. We’ll return to Australia below.
The good news is that health authorities have administered nearly 13 billion vaccine doses worldwide. Despite how rapidly the recent Omicron variant is spreading, public health initiatives have cut the mortality rate in half, and hospitalization rates are declining. The long-term trend is toward defeating this fatal disease outbreak.
Pandemic Measures Palpably Irritate Ken Wheeler
Pandemic measures such as social distancing, mask mandates and vaccination programs seem to palpably irritate Ken Wheeler. Of course, he’s very cagey about how he goes about attacking these vital public health initiatives.
One of his favourite ploys is to use childish code words to avoid being accused of science denial and getting kicked off of YouTube. Some of his favourites include “the coof”, “cooties”, “medical apartheid”, “face diapers”, “magic juice” and “the jab.”
While setting impossible standards of proof for their efficacy, the Angry Photographer clings to the conspiracy theory that pandemic measures are a merely conspiracy to rob the public of their liberties. He equates the safety measures being enacted to eradicate the coronavirus with apartheid, second-class citizenship, and even fascism. He refers to public support for vaccination as, “evil, twisted, dark, satanic degeneracy.”
Recently Contracted COVID-19 Himself…Twice!
Ironically, the YouTuber behind Theoria Apophasis has contracted COVID-19 himself – twice. Apparently, he visited a store without wearing a mask and was exposed to the virus by an unmasked, symptomatic employee there.
Rather than seeing a competent local doctor, Ken Wheeler sought out a Utah-based nurse practitioner named Michelle Morholt. She runs an e-commerce website she calls UBUcares.
Morholt was willing and authorized under Utah law to prescribe the unapproved, fad, anti-parasite drug ivermectin. Here’s how the Food and Drug Administration describes this medication.
“FDA Has Not Authorized of Approved Ivermectin”
“The FDA has not authorized or approved ivermectin for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19 in people or animals. Ivermectin has not been shown to be safe or effective for these indications.”
A few weeks passed after the Angry Photographer first contracted the coronavirus. Being a high-risk patient, he suffered severe symptoms but eventually, the disease ran its course. His recovery was in spite of taking ivermectin, not because of it.
Over the following few months, the Theoria Apophasis creator continued to dismiss and disobey pandemic public health measures. To no one’s surprise but his own, he found himself bedridden with COVID for a second time on his 50th birthday.
Claimed He Was Cured of His Second Bout with Coronavirus
Ken Wheeler claimed to have been cured of his second bout with the coronavirus after only a few days. He kept trying to put on a brave face at his YouTube Channel.
The Angry Photographer worked hard to keep up appearances. He also continued to endorse the same unapproved and ineffective ivermectin medication that Morholt prescribed “off-label.”
Based on logical fallacies, the YouTuber behind Theoria Apophasis tried to attribute his so-called “quick cure” to the anti-parasite drug. He continued to display mild COVID symptoms for weeks as his immune system struggled with his untreated disease.
Convinced Himself that All Governments are Evil
Kentucky Ken rejected conventional treatment because he’s convinced himself that all governments are evil, without exception. He bases this conclusion on his own pet definition of something he terms “metaphysical materialism.”
The correct definition of materialism is, “a preoccupation with, or stress upon, material rather than intellectual or spiritual things.” Webster’s dictionary defines metaphysics as, “abstract philosophical studies: a study of what is outside objective experience.”
So, Ken Wheeler’s term “metaphysical materialism” is an oxymoron – a contradiction in terms. There can’t be a subject called metaphysical materialism because metaphysics by definition doesn’t deal with material things.
“Metaphysical Materialism” is an Oxymoron
The Theoria Apophasis creator uses this illogical term to define those who are obsessed with power over others. There’s already a term for this – megalomania – but the Angry Photographer seems to be unfamiliar or uncomfortable with that word.
Leaving semantics aside, Ken Wheeler insists that all the social distancing guidance we’ve received during the pandemic has come from people with a perverse desire for power over others. It seems inconceivable to him that public health authorities issued the pandemic rules to save lives.
The Angry Photographer falsely asserts that mask and vaccine mandates violate our human rights. Of course, he refers to them as “face diaper” and “magic juice” mandates, partly to mock these common sense measures, and partly to avoid his words being noticed by the algorithms at YouTube.
Calls Pandemic Guidelines “Medical Apartheid”
The Theoria Apophasis host calls these guidelines “medical apartheid.” This is patently ludicrous, since wearing a mask and getting vaccinated are choices while one’s race is not.
Now that medical experts recommend additional injections as boosters, Ken Wheeler has irrationally begun to gloat. He seems to perceive an irony since, in his mind, those who’ve had their minimum two doses of the vaccine are now second-class citizens behind those who’ve had booster shots.
The Angry Photographer can’t grasp that the fully vaccinated will jump at the chance to get a booster shot as soon as they can. Vaccination will continue to split society into just two groups – the scientifically literate versus the unvaccinated science deniers, including him.
Denies Efficacy of Vaccines to Eradicate Diseases
The Theoria Apophasis creator denies the possibility of eradicating COVID-19. As proof, he cherry-picks evidence on the ongoing prevalence of the common cold and the flu.
Ken Wheeler fails to mention other, more fatal diseases such as Polio, Smallpox, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rubella, Hib, Measles, Pertussis, Pneumococcal Disease, Rotavirus, Chickenpox, Diphtheria and Mumps. All of these scourges have been effectively eradicated by vaccines.
The YouTuber behind Theoria Apophasis sees himself as extremely well-informed about current events. He says he has his “head on a swivel” and that he’s “an information sponge.”
Allows Inaccurate Sources to Turn His Head
The truth is, Ken Wheeler allows the most inaccurate sources imaginable to turn his head. Rather than a sponge, his mind is a leaking cesspool of disinformation.
Pandemic policies in Australia seem to particularly fascinate the Angry Photographer. He’s fallen victim to the neo-Nazi group World Wide Demonstration (WWD), who use social distancing fatigue to foment violent uprisings in many countries, especially Australia.
Gets Australian News from YouTuber Aussie Cossack
The Theoria Apophasis creator gets most of his news about Australia from a YouTuber and fake expert using the handle Aussie Cossack. His real name is Simeon Boikov.
Born in Sydney and of Russian descent, Boikov is the founder of an Australian neo-Nazi paramilitary group called the Australian Cossacks. As Boikov explains, he started the group because “we have a unique opportunity to support Russia from within an enemy state,” (the enemy state being Australia).
The Australian Cossacks strongly support Vladimir Putin and maintain close ties to the Australia First Party (AFP). For example, Boikov uses their party flag as a backdrop for his videos. AFP is an alt-right fringe party whose policies are racist, anti-immigration and hyper-nationalistic.
Simeon Boikov is Extremely Well-Known to Police
Ken Wheeler’s friend the Aussie Cosack is under a Firearms Prohibition Order in Australia. He’s extremely well-known to police.
Boikov deliberately stages his pandemic videos to create controversy, and they invariably contain false or misleading statements. Russia – Why Ken’s Wrong provides more background on this peculiar Australian national who seems to have completely co-opted the Angry Photographer.
Suffice it to say that, as always, Kentucky Ken has everything completely ass-backwards on the topic of the pandemic. He’s siding, perhaps unwittingly, with the fascists against the democratic representatives of the people.
Deep-Seated Resentment of Authority
Like all conspiracy theorists, the Angry Photographer displays a deep-seated resentment of authority, which translates into an irrational fear of government. In his words, “99% of global misery right now is from politicians and media doom goblins.”
In the Theoria Apophasis creator’s feverish mind, “There are two kinds of people in this world. There are people who think that the government cares about them, and there are people who think.”
Of course, this perspective is consistent with the DSM 5’s Grandiose Delusional Disorder. People with this condition falsely believe that they have some unrecognized genius and/or that they’ve made one or more important discoveries.
People Who Don’t Believe “Are People Who Don’t Think”
Apparently, people who don’t believe what the Angry Photographer believes “are people who don’t think” as viewed through his radically distorted lens. As shown throughout this site, the reverse is true.
This would all be quite harmless were it not for the fact that the Angry Photographer has over 250,000 subscribers. No doubt most of them watch out of fascination with the freak show his bizarre attitudes and behaviour provide, and many of the rest are hate watchers who can’t stand his disdain for the truth and want to keep an eye on him.
Even so, we have to assume that a fair number of these viewers are taken in by Ken Wheeler’s pseudoscience and sophomoric sophistry. That’s not such a huge deal when we’re discussing how Buddha died or what assorted dead Greeks had to say.
Going to Get People Killed, If He Hasn’t Already
In terms of the pandemic, though, it’s downright dangerous. The Theoria Apophasis creator is going to get people killed, if he hasn’t already.
Spreading rumours during a public health crisis is one of the most reprehensible things a person can do. At best it’s a nuisance and at worst, it’s a lethal threat to society.
It’s essential that people disregard Ken Wheeler when he discusses the pandemic. Lives depend on shutting this liar down.