Jump to content
ConConfounder

A Guide to Rightwingnut Insanity - The Conspiracy Theories A Conservative Must Believe Today

Recommended Posts

Driven into pathological insanity by the fake news and fraudulent propaganda pounded into their heads by FauxNews and rightwingnut talk radio, the American rightwingers are now living in a kind of crackpot alternative universe that has almost no connection to the real world. 

 

To be a "conservative" in America today, you have to accept as unchallenged dogma a number of truly insane beliefs, and never let logic, reason, facts or sanity come between you.

The Conspiracy Theories A Conservative Must Believe Today

Washington Monthly
November 10, 2019
 

As Donald Trump and his conservative defenders begin to construct a conspiracy theory that Adam Schiff  personally orchestrated a massive conspiracy to entrap Trump in Ukraine, it’s worth noting just how many conspiracy theories you have to believe in just to be a standard Republican these days. Political parties in all eras have a number of questionable orthodoxies, but the sheer number of conspiracy theories that make up mainstream Republican ideology is remarkable. A quick rundown would include but not be limited to;

 

1. The belief that 10,000 climate scientists all around the world are either stupid, or engaged in a massive criminal conspiracy to concoct bad science in order to receive…more government grant funding. And that no other scientists are exposing it.

 

2. The belief that there is a giant conspiracy across all of news media to make Republicans look bad and elect Democrats–in spite of continually unfair press coverage of candidates like both Bernie Sanders *and* Hillary Clinton–in exchange for…what? It’s never really clear.

 

3. The belief without evidence that there is a giant conspiracy across local, state and federal elections officials all across the country to engage in mass wide-scale voter impersonation fraud. Needless to say, this would be insanely complicated, incredibly risky and hugely inefficient.

 

4. The belief that that there is a giant conspiracy to push migrants to the border in order to change the demographics of the U.S., in order to…increase taxes and gain “control”? This is a pretty nonsensical conspiracy, but it’s among the most common. It’s no surprise that this sort of rhetoric echoes fascist antisemitic tropes, which is why George Soros is so commonly included.

 

5. The belief that there was a deep conspiracy to elect a man named “Barack Hussein Obama” to the presidency in order to implement socialism in America…and that the shadowy socialist cabal picked a guy named “Barack Hussein Obama” for the job. Or made up his birth certificate from scratch and decided on one of the most unlikely presidential names imaginable in his birth year.

 

6. The belief that the “Deep State” entrapped Trump with Russia entanglements before the 2016 in order to derail his presidency if he won, but didn’t use it to stop him from winning, but were blindsided when he won, but have stymied his every move afterward.

 

7. The belief that there is a giant unexposed conspiracy of 100,000s of teachers/faculty across PreK and higher education to indoctrinate young people. Rather than, you know, people not buying into garbage and bigotry once they learn something.

 

8. The belief that a tiny group of obscenely rich industrialists are the only truthtellers, the only ones looking out for the “forgotten man”, while millions of middle class professionals and civil servants are corrupt liars. This one is particularly ironic, as it represents a twisted funhouse version of Marxist theory.

 

9. The belief that millions of people want to disarm them to leave them defenseless against looters, burglars and Liberal Fascism ™, rather than just want their kids not to get shot at school again and again by trigger-happy Rambo cosplayers.

 

10. The belief that Green Energy is a scam to give connected companies money and make coal miners homeless, rather than an effort to save millions of lives from climate change, pollution and black lung.

 

11. The belief that social services are an intentionally corrupt scam to keep minority groups on the “Democrat Plantation” ™, rather than a good-faith effort to make up for the predations of a brutal market in a society riddled with horrific structural racism.

 

It goes on and on. And that’s just the standard stuff you hear from most GOP politicians on any given day. It doesn’t even get into the really weird conspiracies that millions of Republican voters actively believe, like QAnon, secret 5th column communists, pedophile illuminati, etc. It also doesn’t touch the dangerously errant shibboleths like “tax cuts pay for themselves” or “anyone can escape poverty if they really want to” which, while not conspiracy theories, are false articles of faith with destructive consequences.

 

Again, it would be one thing if these beliefs were limited to the GOP base. But it’s not just the rubes. It’s the Senators and the Representatives. It’s the President and his lawyers. They all feed from the paranoid conservative infotainment trough, which has to up the ante every year in order to make the world as it really is match up somehow with false conservative ideological orthodoxy.

 

It’s conspiracy theory turtles all the way down. And needless to say, in a two-party system, it’s incredibly dangerous for one party to be this far gone from reality.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You believing that a party is this deep into conspiracy theories is a delusional conspiracy theory in of itself. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Vegas said:

You believing that a party is this deep into conspiracy theories is a delusional conspiracy theory in of itself. 

I note you don't refute a thing he says

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you really believe all those scientists are lying so they can protect their grant money?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Vegas said:

You believing that a party is this deep into conspiracy theories is a delusional conspiracy theory in of itself. 

 

It's not a "belief", moron, it is observed fact!

 

In that list of rightwingnut conspiracy theories, point to even one that you don't wholeheartedly and insanely believe in, you pathetic wacko.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, ConConfounder said:

 

6. The belief that the “Deep State” entrapped Trump with Russia entanglements before the 2016 in order to derail his presidency if he won, but didn’t use it to stop him from winning, but were blindsided when he won, but have stymied his every move afterward.

I have wondered about this one.they must think the deep state operatives are really really stupid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, ConConfounder said:

 

10. The belief that Green Energy is a scam to give connected companies money and make coal miners homeless, rather than an effort to save millions of lives from climate change, pollution and black lung.

This is a good one. the miners have figured out that Trump was lying to them and their jobs are not coming back. Hillary (and I don't like Hillary) told them the truth and told them that she would try to institute retraining programs so they could have jobs in other fields. It is dawning on them who had their interest at heart.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, ConConfounder said:

 

It's not a "belief", moron, it is observed fact!

 

In that list of rightwingnut conspiracy theories, point to even one that you don't wholeheartedly and insanely believe in, you pathetic wacko.

Given your side's obsession with taking down Trump at all costs, whether it be through lies and making up crap about him, you guys are in no position to talk about insanity and conspiracy theories.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, slideman said:

I note you don't refute a thing he says

As soon as i read his title, i just chalked it up to a typical liberal rant against the right. Nothing original.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Vegas said:

Given your side's obsession with taking down Trump at all costs, whether it be through lies and making up crap about him, you guys are in no position to talk about insanity and conspiracy theories.  

Trump is a dishonest lying stealing reality show host who had no business in the presidency. I noted you failed to respond to anything in the thread but just dismissed it as liberal cant. Maybe that is because you can't argue with the points made. Lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Vegas said:

As soon as i read his title, i just chalked it up to a typical liberal rant against the right. Nothing original.  

How convenient for you

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, slideman said:

Maybe you should put your fingers in your ears

I usually say the same to you guys when talking about gun stats. You cover your ears. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In that discussion I agreed to the fact that most gun deaths in the United States are due to suicide. You fail to make your point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Vegas said:

You believing that a party is this deep into conspiracy theories is a delusional conspiracy theory in of itself. 

 

LOL!  SO TRUE.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, ConConfounder said:

 

3. The belief without evidence that there is a giant conspiracy across local, state and federal elections officials all across the country to engage in mass wide-scale voter impersonation fraud. Needless to say, this would be insanely complicated, incredibly risky and hugely inefficient.

This is a good one. Hillary apparently didn't win the popular vote. Lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, ConConfounder said:

It’s no surprise that this sort of rhetoric echoes fascist antisemitic tropes,

Yep immigrants are the new Jews

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, ConConfounder said:

Driven into pathological insanity by the fake news and fraudulent propaganda pounded into their heads by FauxNews and rightwingnut talk radio, the American rightwingers are now living in a kind of crackpot alternative universe that has almost no connection to the real world. 

 

To be a "conservative" in America today, you have to accept as unchallenged dogma a number of truly insane beliefs, and never let logic, reason, facts or sanity come between you.

The Conspiracy Theories A Conservative Must Believe Today

Washington Monthly
November 10, 2019
 

As Donald Trump and his conservative defenders begin to construct a conspiracy theory that Adam Schiff  personally orchestrated a massive conspiracy to entrap Trump in Ukraine, it’s worth noting just how many conspiracy theories you have to believe in just to be a standard Republican these days. Political parties in all eras have a number of questionable orthodoxies, but the sheer number of conspiracy theories that make up mainstream Republican ideology is remarkable. A quick rundown would include but not be limited to;

 

1. The belief that 10,000 climate scientists all around the world are either stupid, or engaged in a massive criminal conspiracy to concoct bad science in order to receive…more government grant funding. And that no other scientists are exposing it.

 

2. The belief that there is a giant conspiracy across all of news media to make Republicans look bad and elect Democrats–in spite of continually unfair press coverage of candidates like both Bernie Sanders *and* Hillary Clinton–in exchange for…what? It’s never really clear.

 

3. The belief without evidence that there is a giant conspiracy across local, state and federal elections officials all across the country to engage in mass wide-scale voter impersonation fraud. Needless to say, this would be insanely complicated, incredibly risky and hugely inefficient.

 

4. The belief that that there is a giant conspiracy to push migrants to the border in order to change the demographics of the U.S., in order to…increase taxes and gain “control”? This is a pretty nonsensical conspiracy, but it’s among the most common. It’s no surprise that this sort of rhetoric echoes fascist antisemitic tropes, which is why George Soros is so commonly included.

 

5. The belief that there was a deep conspiracy to elect a man named “Barack Hussein Obama” to the presidency in order to implement socialism in America…and that the shadowy socialist cabal picked a guy named “Barack Hussein Obama” for the job. Or made up his birth certificate from scratch and decided on one of the most unlikely presidential names imaginable in his birth year.

 

6. The belief that the “Deep State” entrapped Trump with Russia entanglements before the 2016 in order to derail his presidency if he won, but didn’t use it to stop him from winning, but were blindsided when he won, but have stymied his every move afterward.

 

7. The belief that there is a giant unexposed conspiracy of 100,000s of teachers/faculty across PreK and higher education to indoctrinate young people. Rather than, you know, people not buying into garbage and bigotry once they learn something.

 

8. The belief that a tiny group of obscenely rich industrialists are the only truthtellers, the only ones looking out for the “forgotten man”, while millions of middle class professionals and civil servants are corrupt liars. This one is particularly ironic, as it represents a twisted funhouse version of Marxist theory.

 

9. The belief that millions of people want to disarm them to leave them defenseless against looters, burglars and Liberal Fascism ™, rather than just want their kids not to get shot at school again and again by trigger-happy Rambo cosplayers.

 

10. The belief that Green Energy is a scam to give connected companies money and make coal miners homeless, rather than an effort to save millions of lives from climate change, pollution and black lung.

 

11. The belief that social services are an intentionally corrupt scam to keep minority groups on the “Democrat Plantation” ™, rather than a good-faith effort to make up for the predations of a brutal market in a society riddled with horrific structural racism.

 

It goes on and on. And that’s just the standard stuff you hear from most GOP politicians on any given day. It doesn’t even get into the really weird conspiracies that millions of Republican voters actively believe, like QAnon, secret 5th column communists, pedophile illuminati, etc. It also doesn’t touch the dangerously errant shibboleths like “tax cuts pay for themselves” or “anyone can escape poverty if they really want to” which, while not conspiracy theories, are false articles of faith with destructive consequences.

 

Again, it would be one thing if these beliefs were limited to the GOP base. But it’s not just the rubes. It’s the Senators and the Representatives. It’s the President and his lawyers. They all feed from the paranoid conservative infotainment trough, which has to up the ante every year in order to make the world as it really is match up somehow with false conservative ideological orthodoxy.

 

It’s conspiracy theory turtles all the way down. And needless to say, in a two-party system, it’s incredibly dangerous for one party to be this far gone from reality.

Funny you nailed it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Vegas said:

Given the rational obsession of the sane people and the true patriots with taking down the incompetent, unqualified, criminal conman Trump, whether it be through the facts about his High Crimes, Treason and utter insanity, or the number of his sycophant members of his corrupt Administration who are in jail or headed there, you guys are in a great position to talk about Trump's insanity and his deranged followers' crackpot conspiracy theories.  Whereas, I still have my head firmly jammed up my azz.

 

Yeah, we all know, VegitativeState, we know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...