UNZ REVIEW: Jim Fetzer, What’s Wrong with Conspiracy Theories?

Jim Fetzer The public has been fed an endless stream of attacks upon conspiracy theories, which, we are told, are supposed to be very bad for human beings and other living things. But precisely why is almost never explained. And when you consider that our political parties and the mainstream media indulge themselves in conspiracy theories, such as the claim that Russia interfered with the 2016 election (otherwise Donald Trump could never have been elected) or, alternatively, that Dominion voting machines were used to steal the election of 2020 (and otherwise could not have been defeated)…

Marjorie Taylor Greene boasts she is going to Mar-a-Lago to meet Trump and says he supports her 100 percent as Democrats push to throw her off committees for her QAnon claims

By KATELYN CARALLE [Editor’s note: So just how nutty are Marjorie Taylor Greene’s “conspiracy theories” about Sandy Hook, Parkland, 9/11 and the like? They appear to be far closer to the truth than their counterpart mainstream narratives. For examples, check out “How to Spot a False Flag, Part 1”, and “How to Spot a False Flag, Part 2”. And if you have the stomach, “Pizzagate: Real or Fiction? The American Franchise of Pedogate”, where 70% of the American political elite appears to be engaged in pedophilia.] QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene…

Trump Voices Support for Embattled Rep. Marjorie Greene During Call: Report

BY ALLEN ZHONG Rep. Marjorie Greene (R-Ga.) said on Saturday that she had received a call with from former President Donald Trump during which he expressed his support. “I had a GREAT call with my all time favorite POTUS, President Trump!” she wrote in a string of Twitter posts. “I’m so grateful for his support and more importantly, the people of this country are absolutely 100% loyal to him because he is 100% loyal to the people and America First.” She didn’t elaborate on the details of the call. Trump’s office did not…

FBI document (absurdly) warns conspiracy theories are “a new domestic terrorism threat”

Jane Winter* [Editor’s note: Of all the absurdities associated with the FBI, now one demented agent wants to save us from the necessity to think because the agency will do it for us! Notice the dominant “conspiracy theory” of the past several years is the left-wing “RussiaGate” allegation that Donald Trump conspired with Russia to secure his election over Hillary Clinton. Rachel Maddow has gone down “big time” with the Mueller Report and his pathetic testimony to Congress, which was a disaster for Democrats. For those who retain the ability…

Kevin Ryan, The CIA’s Influence Over the Media: Use of the “Conspiracy Theorist” Slur

Kevin Ryan “Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th.”—George W. Bush, November 10, 2001 [Editor’s note: While Kevin Ryan and I have had profound differences in relation to 9/11 research (where he propounds the nanothermite theory that T. Mark Hightower and I dispatched in a series of three articles in 2011, including “Is 9/11 Truth based upon a false theory?”, “Nanothermite: If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit”. and (more recently) “On C-SPAN, Richard Gage leaves 9/11 Truth in a time warp”, in…

Brandon Smith, Are “Conspiracy Theories” Tearing Society Apart or Saving Us from Destruction?

Brandon Smith The phrase “conspiracy theory” is often used by establishment agencies, the mainstream media and useful idiots as a tool to dismiss legitimate evidence or viewpoints that disagree with their predetermined version of events. This method of propaganda was not always as widespread as it is today. The phrase was not “created” by the CIA, but it was in fact weaponized by them in the 1960’s after the assassination of John F. Kennedy with the express purpose of shutting down rational debate. CIA memo 1035-960, circulated within the CIA in…

Kevin Barrett, Why The War On Conspiracy Theories Is Bad Public Policy

Authored by Kevin Barrett via The Unz Review On January 25 2018 YouTube unleashed the latest salvo in the war on conspiracy theories, saying “we’ll begin reducing recommendations of borderline content and content that could misinform users in harmful ways—such as videos promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness, claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11.” At first glance that sounds reasonable. Nobody wants YouTube or anyone else to recommend bad information. And almost everyone agrees that phony miracle cures, flat earthism, and blatantly…