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Liberal says that Trump made Conspiracy Theories mainstream
01-20-2019, 12:30 PM
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Liberal says that Trump made Conspiracy Theories mainstream
A lot of unexpected things have changed since Trump took office. But one of the oddest evolutions has been the mutation of the conspiracy theory.

The corners of the internet where conspiracies flourish have always contained a weird mix of light and dark. They were places where one could laugh at some of the far out ideas ("the moon landing was faked") or be completely horrified ("the Sandy Hook shooting was faked").

SEE ALSO: How Donald Trump's own words have helped fuel the QAnon fire

But with the ascension of Donald Trump to the White House, the days of laughing at kooky theories like "Obama is a Lizard Person" or being mystified by Flat Earthers has given way to a far more troubling pattern.
Trump and his followers have managed to latch on to some wild theories and, using his massive platform, bring them into the mainstream. And now they have been weaponized by a president who doesn't just indulge these toxic conspiracies but gives them a validity they don't deserve.

https://mashable.com/article/trump-consp...Sxjvf3SPqU

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01-21-2019, 03:25 AM
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RE: Liberal says that Trump made Conspiracy Theories mainstream
Laugh
Be horrified
Laugh
Be mystified

Those are appropriate responses to conspiracy theories, in this author's opinion. It is like the word racism, not in popular use until what, 1930? Conspiracy theory as a term, is much more recent than that, dating to what, the assassination of JFK by CIA/Mafia/Mossad?

My point is, why were there no words to describe these 'problems' until 1930s and 11/11/1963?

Because people were doing just fine describing it with different words.

Nepotism, endogamy, in-group preference, inherited traits.
Coup d'etat. Government overthrow.
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01-21-2019, 05:57 AM
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RE: Liberal says that Trump made Conspiracy Theories mainstream
Person on the left is the author of the article.

I'm sure they did a whole zero minutes of research on the topic before writing it.

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These are not intellectuals.

These are not researchers.

These are people with agendas who do not care about truth or facts or even free speech, unless it's theirs.
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01-21-2019, 06:19 AM
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RE: Liberal says that Trump made Conspiracy Theories mainstream
The really scary thing is they don't realize how dangerous it is to tell people to ridicule ideas AND FACTS without any investigation whatsoever.

I mean, really, does he strike you as someone that seriously questioned the possibility of the manned Moon landing being faked?

Does he strike you as a he, even?
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01-21-2019, 07:13 AM
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RE: Liberal says that Trump made Conspiracy Theories mainstream
tons of conspiracy theories turned out to be true over time

MK ULTRA, operation northwoods, Tuskugee, sterilization of native americans etc etc

yet conspiracy is kooky

these same people who poo poo CT assert amazing conspiracies about PUTIN on a daily basis.. Huawei as well

with ZERO PROOF
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01-21-2019, 08:06 AM
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RE: Liberal says that Trump made Conspiracy Theories mainstream
I think Conspiracies were mainstream before Trump. It seems to be more a case that people accept those conspiracies compatible to their limited accumulation of information and then to discard the rest as "nonsense"
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01-21-2019, 08:46 AM
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RE: Liberal says that Trump made Conspiracy Theories mainstream
Russia rigging the voting machines is an amazing conspiracy theory

they never showed us how they did it. They never showed proof

yet they keep saying it is true

they say conspiracies are impossible.. yet they assert them on a daily basis

they claim HUAWEI has inserted hardware to spy on people LOL.. where is the proof?
I tell people the software is what spies on you.. you don't need the hardware to do that
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01-21-2019, 10:32 AM
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Liberal says that Trump made Conspiracy Theories mainstream
The creation of the USA was a conspiracy.

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