Where Do Those Conspiracy Theories Come From?

How do we wind up with almost an entire political party embracing conspiracy theories that used to be ignored or simply dismissed as rantings from the lunatic fringe? Is it really possible that at least two incoming GOP Members of Congress have voiced support for Qanon? Are we really now living in a world where such nutty, anti-Semitic, and racist internet mouthings can be taken seriously by anyone at all?

Qanon may be the most extreme example of alt-right conspiracy activity, but the idea that there’s this unseen but largely government-connected group that is planning to take over the country and destroy everything we hold near and dear isn’t particularly new. In fact, such narratives have been floating around since at least the 1960’s, if not before.

Where and how did these ideas first appear? Among individuals and groups who opposed the civil rights and voting rights laws. This opposition first became a national issue when President Eisenhower deployed the National Guard to Little Rock after Governor Faubus refused to let Black students attend Central High School in 1957. The defense of segregation became even more intense in the early 1960’s, forcing President Kennedy to send federal marshals to protect Freedom Riders from violent assaults in 1961.

These events and others set a pattern in motion which continues to the present day. And the pattern is that the national government ‘imposes’ laws and regulations on local communities to enforce liberal solutions to problems that local communities should be allowed to settle without outside interference of any kind.

And what do most of these problems and solutions involve? They involve issues of race. On occasion they also involve issues of gender both for women and gays. But whatever the issue, it’s always those goddamn liberals whose agenda runs counter to what good, God-fearing people both desire and believe.

There’s only one little problem with this argument, however. And the problem involves the fact that since 1920, when the two national parties began to shape themselves around liberal versus conservative ideals, the White House has been occupied by a GOP President for slightly longer than it has been the home of a President from the Democratic side.   – 52 red, 48 blue.

So how do you explain the successful assault on our basic traditions and values if the government has so often been in the ‘right’ hands? You explain it by promoting the idea that it really doesn’t matter who wins an election; what really matters is who runs the government where it really counts – voila! – the Deep State.

This nonsense first took off, aided by social media, following the terrible killing of those young children in the elementary school at Sandy Hook. Why was the Sandy Hook massacre a totally staged and totally phony event? Because the liberals wanted to disarm America and take away all ‘our’ guns. And which Presidential candidate then gave Alex Jones –  progenitor of the Sandy Hook conspiracy theory – a pat on the back for helping his campaign? The same candidate now President who invented the idea of a ‘rigged’ election completely on his own.

So once again those goddamn liberals hidden deep inside the recesses of the Federal Government are attempting to impose their agenda on you, me and all the other decent, hard-working Americans who voted to re-elect Donald Trump.

Remember Dick Armey and Freedom Works which fought Obama’s Affordable Care Act because it would have imposed socialism from sea to shining sea? Remember the Tea Party’s appearance in 2009 in response to Federal bailouts of the auto industry which were really just another effort to impose the Socialist agenda by the Deep State? Remember Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin?

This craziness goes all the way back to when we passed a civil rights law a full century after a Constitutional Amendment gave African-Americans full civil rights. The good news is that as soon as Joe is sworn into office as Number 46, the conspiracy theory boys will no longer have access to the bully pulpit and they’ll go back to underneath their rocks – which is where they belong.

And they can take #45 along with them as well.

4 thoughts on “Where Do Those Conspiracy Theories Come From?

  1. Who was it, again, that urged readers of his blog to ‘Vote early, vote often’?

    Isn’t that a felony?

    Call it conspiracy theory or whatever you want, there are serious discrepancies in how this election was tabulated.

    I find it curious that Trump held numerous rallies during Covid that were well attended and Biden barely left his basement. There were significant stories of Trump’s popularity with both the Latino and Black voter base.

    And yet, Biden won?

    Actually, it was the shit stain media that called the election for Gropey Joe. The Electoral College still has not done so.

    • The “media”, those that you claim are stained with shit and some of those which I’m guessing you do not detect any or much such discoloration, “calling” ANY election are simply making an observation based on the legitimate and supervised and transparent vote-counting that happens in every State. The shit-staining is being perpetrated by those flinging around claims devoid of evidence or indeed any material substance. If you’ve FACTS for your wailing, kindly provide them.

  2. OK, so Rudy G, et al, including the Senate race loser here in Michigan, John James, are on the Trump Train, merrily chugging off the rails and further into an unmappable fantasy land well-distanced from any reality. What worries me is that the Republican Party has identified and rounded up and clutched to its political bosom a significantly large portion of the electorate that actually believes the Mother Goose fictions that Trump and Qanon and Info Wars and Carlson-Hannity and Paula White and Jerry Falwell Jr and Scott Atlas all their ilk continue to pump out. The Party of Lincoln now appears to have established as its base this swill of fundamentally fanatical voters and upon them, the GOP will depend to promote and maintain its democratic dominance over the public and private affairs of the Nation. It’ll be Stalin all over again, but without the murdering.

  3. Nice try. It’s pathetic that the media keeps trying to get the White House and GOP officials to concede the election based upon their own calling Biden the winner.
    It’s only the Electoral College that can do so. But, you would know that. Unless you failed Civics. I suspect you did.

    The shit stain media that I’m referring to has clearly been in Biden’s camp.

    This is the same media that has not looked into the Biden family corruption in Eastern Europe, despite the fact that Gropey Joe actually bragged about getting a federal prosecutor fired for the audacity of investigating Hunter Biden and his Burisma dealings.

    Please, explain Joe’s fondling and drooling over young girls on stage. I’m waiting.

    Biden’s running mate was the mistress of California’s most vile and corrupt career politician who BRAGGED about rewarding her bedroom antics with choice appointments in the corrupt political machine. Has the shit stain media uttered a peep?

    Recently, photos of Hunter Biden have surfaced with him engaging in sex with girls that might not be of age. That and him huffing crack pipes suggests he’s a shit stain himself. Yet, our intrepid media acts as if this story doesn’t exist.

    Mind you, this is the same shit stain media that allowed Harvey Weinstein to victimize women for DECADES when they knew. Yet, they failed to publish. Why?

    Same goes for Woody Allen, Robert DeNiro….. Should I go on?

    The same shit stain media who turned a blind eye to our rapists on Capitol Hill to violate women and then pay them off with taxpayer money.

    The same media that knew of Epstein’s Island and said nothing.

    The same media that assures us AntiFa is ‘Loosely organized’ and has made zero attempts to find out ANYTHING about these fucking criminals(because they’re Democrats?). Please, tell me there’s no evidence that they are an arm of the Democratic Party. Pathetic.

    The same media that tells us, ad naseum, that voter fraud doesn’t exist?

    Brian Williams outright lied to America, yet NBC still employs him as a TRUSTED source? Shit Stain.

    George Stephanopoulos, a trusted anchor for ABC. Yet, he’s a major benefactor of the Clinton Foundation. WTF? Shit Stain.

    It’s very clear that there are massive red flags regarding the sudden, and overwhelming surge for Biden on election night.

    Your insistence that we need to crown a demented pedophile right now(because the press demands it) is laughable.

    Oh, the fact you didn’t address repeated entreaties on this blog to advocate voter fraud just shows what you are really about.

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