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Who are we?

The “Birds Aren’t Real” movement has been active since 1976. As a preventative cause, our initial goal was to stop the genocide of real birds. Unfortunately, this was unsuccessful, and the government has since replaced every living bird with robotic replicas. Now our movement’s prerogative is to make everyone aware of this fact.

We are the voice brave enough to cry out. We are the storm thundering across the horizon. We are the light in a dark room. We are the only hope this country has left. For years, your rights have been violated. We care about that. We care that the government watches you drive to work, eat, and sleep. They see everything from above, without an ounce of consent from their own citizens.

The government should not exist as a separate entity from the citizens—that is what a democracy is all about. We need to take this country back. You don’t have to be a brainwashed sheep. Through the simple act of understanding that drone surveillance is happening on a mass level, we slowly become human again.

In our movement, there are beacons of light who run their own state-categorized chapters. They have taken on the responsibility of ensuring the continuation of activism in their communities. We call them “The Bird Brigade.” They are listed below.

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Media appearances

McIndoe has made multiple media appearances and done multiple interviews promoting the “Birds Aren’t Real” movement. In 2021, he stated that he works full-time as a spokesperson for the movement, making money from the sale of merchandise.

McIndoe used bothsidesism to promote Birds Aren’t Real in a 2019 interview with WREG-TV, saying he was offended by a question about whether the movement was satirical, because such a question would not be asked of the opposing opinion (that birds are real). On January 6, 2022, McIndoe threw up during a live TV interview with the Chicago-based WGN9. Adweek called it an “apparent prank,” and McIndoe labeled it a “hit job.”

In January 2022, McIndoe featured in a profile of the movement for Vice, giving his first media interview while not in character. In May 2022, he was interviewed by 60 Minutes. He started off the interview in character, but later broke character and described the purpose behind creating the satirical movement: “So it’s taking this concept of misinformation and almost building a little safe space to come together within it and laugh at it, rather than be scared by it. And accept the lunacy of it all and be a bird truther for a moment in time when everything’s so crazy.”

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