It is hard to dissuade people from believing conspiracy theories, especially when there really has been a conspiracy.
Trump Spokesman Confirms Trump Is A Conspiracy Theorist
24/01/2017 22:33 SAST
White House press secretary Sean Spicer confirmed on Tuesday that his boss, the president of the United States, is a committed conspiracy theorist.
There is no evidence ... multiple outlets and fact checkers have called such allegations bunk … repeatedly... baseless claims...organizations credulously promoted the false claim.... demonstrable lies...Lie About Popular Vote...claim lacked merit...a claim that has no basis in fact.
Trump Spokesman Confirms Trump Is A Conspiracy Theorist
but the good news is, they are getting easier and easier to spot.
There's a worrying conspiracy theory that Donald Trump can't actually read
https://www.indy100.com/article/donald- ... an-7567481
“Trump can’t read”: Samantha Bee comes up with the best US election conspiracy theory so far
https://qz.com/824550/samantha-bee-come ... cant-read/
In what may be the conspiracy theory of all conspiracy theories [whaaa??] ...Samantha Bee has suggested Donald Trump may not be able to read.
http://news.nationalpost.com/arts/telev ... -cant-read
Samantha Bee’s Trump Conspiracy Theory — Samantha Bee floating out a surprisingly believable conspiracy theory that Donald Trump can't read
http://www.vulture.com/2016/12/10-most- ... -2016.html
Named after an obscure association with the French town, chateau and dessert topping, this “census-designated place” of 25,000 people in Fairfax County on the fringes of Washington DC is about to welcome a more controversial kind of cream: the secretive annual meeting of world leaders, CEOs, financiers and power brokers known as the Bilderberg Group.
In fact, Chantilly’s Westfields Marriott hotel, hosting this year’s meeting from 1-4 June, has become the Bilderberg’s home from home in recent times, having also served as the conference’s venue in 2002, 2008 and 2012. Sure to be in attendance are the scrum of protesters, alt-media, conspiracy theorists, Illuminati watchers and anyone else keen to see the world elite turn into lizards after supping blood out of the Holy Grail at midnight..
Despite the critical mass of movers and shakers either benignly spitballing global policy or carving up the future between themselves (depending on your paranoia levels), Bilderberg flies beneath the radar in Chantilly. Gregg MacDonald, editor of the local Fairfax Times, says most residents remain largely oblivious to proceedings: “I do get a small smattering of letters from people saying, ‘Are you aware of the significance of this?’ But it is a small number.”
The high level of security in Washington DC and Fairfax County’s status as retirement home for prominent public officials (Dick Cheney is a regular at nearby Dulles Airport), allows the conference to keep a low profile. MacDonald believes Chantilly in particular has been carefully selected: “It was very intelligent on someone’s part to have it here because it’s not a village or a town or a city, with its own government. It is simply a census-designated place within Fairfax County. Should they have had it in a town with a provincial government, then they’d have had a whole other layer of governance and bureaucracy [to deal with].”
Chantilly in numbers
46 percentage by which the cost of living in Chantilly is above the US average. Fairfax is the US’ third richest county, behind two other Virginia counties.
10.3bn annual budget in dollars of the National Reconnaissance Office, headquartered here and one of the US’s 16 intelligence agencies
16 kilotonnage equivalent of TNT of the Hiroshima atomic bomb dropped by the Enola Gay, now displayed at the town’s National Air and Space Museum
30,000 sq ft of Chantilly’s forthcoming Lidl, part of the German company’s attempt to break into the US market
History in 100 words
The Virginia fields 25 miles west of the US capital were mostly tobacco plantations in the early 19th century. The Sully Plantation – situated close to the Little River Turnpike toll road – was a neighbour, pioneering modern farming techniques that were more forgiving than the local tobacco monoculture. Until the mid-19th century, the Sully was in the hands of the influential Lee family – whose famous scion Robert E later instigated the Battle of Chantilly on 1 September 1862 when he ordered “Stonewall” Jackson to cut off a Union retreat. By the 20th century, creeping suburbanisation was pulling Chantilly inescapably into DC’s orbit; its local affluence further swelled by proximity to the north of the Dulles Technology Corridor, a furrow of major tech and aerospace companies stretching from the edge of the capital to Dulles airport. AOL was founded here, and it’s estimated that 70% of the world’s internet traffic passes through servers in the area.
What’s everyone talking about?
The Trump National Golf Club a few kilometres to the north in Sterling, Virginia, is being used by the new president as a bolthole almost as much as Mar-a-Lago. All eyes have been on the procession of meetings and fundraisers being held out there, not to mention how many hours Trump has been putting in on the greens. “Fairfax is very wealthy, but in a strange juxtaposition it’s also very liberal,” says MacDonald. “So what you have are traditional ‘limousine liberals’ who live here, and Trump’s goings-on annoy them no end.” Last weekend, protesters interrupted the Senior PGA Championship there to make their feelings known.
What’s next for the city?
With the $6.2bn extension of DC’s Silver metro line out to Dulles airport due to be completed in 2019, it seems Chantilly, with the rest of Fairfax County, is being sucked into the capital. Not so, MacDonald says: “The economic developers of the area say that rather than getting pulled into the DC area, we are pulling DC into Fairfax County.”
The presence of one of the country’s largest current infrastructure projects testifies to the economic heft out here. The Tysons Corner area, another part of the Dulles Technology Corridor, is a particular powerhouse, attracting new business and conferences with the dense concentration of office space in this “edge city”. Neighbouring areas like Chantilly are benefitting from the money that tech brings in and, less predictably, from the greater ethnic diversity. With Indian and Pakistani IT workers moving into Fairfax in droves, it’s not quite the Wasp stronghold you might expect: the Asian population accounts for 26%, five times the state average.
The Fairfax Times is the local journal. For more on Bilderberg, you’ll have to rely on the shaggier outposts of alternative media – like YouTube channel Press for Truth, who produced this documentary last time Bilderberg was in Virginia.
A conspiracy theory is an explanation of an event or situation that invokes an unwarranted conspiracy
This label becomes dangerous machinery at the transpersonal levels of media and academic discourse, symbolically stripping the claimant of the status of reasonable interlocutor—often to avoid the need to account for one's own action or speech. We argue that this and similar mechanisms simultaneously control the flow of information and symbolically demobilize certain voices and issues in public discourse.
http://www.researchgate.net/publication ... _Exclusion
The Oxford English Dictionary defines conspiracy theory as "the theory that an event or phenomenon occurs as a result of a conspiracy between interested parties
In this context, Pizzagate and QAnon could be considered madness as usual—just two late-alphabet entries in the annals of national crankdom. But is that all there is to it? Or are deeper, darker forces at work? A confirmed conspiracist now occupies the White House and, “no collusion” notwithstanding, there’s evidence that an international conspiracy put him there. Coincidence? To paraphrase Q, perhaps it’s time to “expand our thinking.”
RocketMan » 17 Apr 2019 13:08 wrote:Phew, FOUND IT. This thread, I mean. Here's another doozy from the New Yorker.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019 ... -gI5KC5gfs
After standard issue concern trolling about conspiracy theories, this:In this context, Pizzagate and QAnon could be considered madness as usual—just two late-alphabet entries in the annals of national crankdom. But is that all there is to it? Or are deeper, darker forces at work? A confirmed conspiracist now occupies the White House and, “no collusion” notwithstanding, there’s evidence that an international conspiracy put him there. Coincidence? To paraphrase Q, perhaps it’s time to “expand our thinking.”
I don't know if that's irony, sarcasm, or whatever... I just can't even.
Of course, it's no surprise that the president has spun the Mueller report into a conspiracy theory of his own, because he's peddled lots of conspiracy theories, from the idea that George Soros is funding the caravans, all the way back to birtherism. Joe Uscinski, a professor at the University of Miami who studies conspiracy theories and the people who believe them, says, this is actually an unusual thing about today.
I got this book recommendation that made a big impression on me from Paula. She and her partner, Steve, drove three hours from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
What's the name of that book?
Oh, I can't remember.
Baby, look for it on my--
It's an older book.
--Amazon. It's an old, old book. But it's about how they've been trying to do this for many years in America.
Yeah, since the middle 1800s.
Yes. They've been--
Who's they, though?
The Illuminati, whatever you want to call them-- the World Order.
The World Order?
Basically, the idea that a cabal of rich guys is trying to take over the world and create one world government-- like one currency, one army, no national borders.
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