Conspiracy Theories and Elections

 

The drumbeat of conspiracy theories picks up whenever America gets close to an election. I have said this before, but I really want to call attention to this tendency. I want to know if it has repercussions in terms of who gets elected. How much do these “myths” and the hype around them influence votes?

In 2016 Conspiracy Theories were used to help demonize Hillary Clinton.

 

Now an anonymous internet figure called by the quirkiest letter in our alphabet, Q, is appearing all over the internet and at Trump rallies. It does not supplant the old conspiracies which claim the 13 families and Democrats including the Clintons are all pedophiles, child traffickers, and even have demonic ceremonies sacrificing babies (which, I guess, is one step further than kidnapping children and putting them in cages with only a metallic space blanket to comfort them). Rather it suggests that Trump is the chosen one to rescue the world from these sickos. (Yikes!) Trump, according to this view, is actually one of those superheroes who presents a face to the real world that belies his role as a rescuer. Good disguise!

In 2018 Conspiracy Theories are being used to demonize all Democrats and to lionize Trump

 

 

I don’t know about you, but for me this is a bit of a reach (and that’s an understatement). I do not see the resemblance between Trump and any heroes, from comics or real life.

But I am curious about how well these Conspiracy Theories work as propaganda. Clearly they attract followers. Does this translate into votes for one group; against another; or both? A study of this effect would be very interesting.

Also see: https://www.thearmchairobserver.com/the-big-conspiracy-theory-that-explains-everything/

Photo Credits: From a Google Image Search: latently.com, You Tube, capitolhilloutsider.com, You Tube, You Tube

 

The Big Conspiracy Theory That Explains Everything

QAnon has finally made it into the mainstream

I have been keeping an eye on this extremely complex conspiracy theory since before the 2016 election because I began following a rather mysterious blog called Kauilapele’s Blog which kept referring rather obliquely and in coded language about this theory which is often referred to as Q. The whole elaborate intellectual structure could be just the twisted nonsense it sounds like, created by ordinary people to see an order, however nefarious, imposed from above by economic elites. It could also, I suppose, have some elements of truth behind it.

Here’s some of what was discussed today (Sunday, July 7, 2018) in the Daily Beast.

“Plotters in the deep state tried to shoot down Air Force One and foil President Trump’s North Korea summit. A cabal of global elites, including top figures in Hollywood, the Democratic Party, and the intelligence agencies, are responsible for nearly all the evil in the world. And now Trump is going to fix it all with thousands of sealed indictments, sending the likes of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama straight to Guantanamo Bay.

Or at least that’s how the world is going for the believers of QAnon, the complex pro-Trump conspiracy theory that’s starting to having unpredictable effects in real life. The real  news can be bad for Trump, but in QAnon-world, the president and his supporters really are getting sick of winning.”

QAnon is unusual, according to University of Miami professor Joseph Uscinski, because it offers Republicans an alternate view of the world when they already control nearly the entire government. Usually, “conspiracy theories are for losers,” Uscinski said,

“Normally you don’t expect the winning party to use them, except when they’re in trouble,” Uscinski said.

“But the general story, outlined in a pro-QAnon video endorsed by Schilling, is that every president before Trump was a “criminal president” in league with all the nefarious groups of conspiracy theories past: the global banking elite, death squads operating on orders from Hillary Clinton, deep-state intelligence operatives, and Pizzagate-style pedohpile rings. In an effort to break this cabal’s grip, according to Q, the military convinced Trump to run for president.”

(This article also shows tweets connecting Roseann Barr to the Q group.)

Related Conspiracy Theory

This seems to be an extension of the theories about the New World Order and the Illuminati that I was hearing about just prior to the 2016 election which linked Hillary Clinton to the 13 Families who control all the events in our world. She does not belong to the these families according to the people sharing their prescience with us, but she partakes of some of the rituals practiced by these sick folks which include pedophilia and child trafficking (the roots of Pizzagate, a piece of conspiracy theory I never saw mentioned before the attack on Cosmic Pizza in Washington DC). It is impossible to exactly pin down the details of this breathtaking cabal (and it is breathtaking even as fiction). But here are some articles that foreshadow the Q movement.

https://www.ranker.com/list/main-families-of-illuminati/mike-rothschild

http://www.thewatcherfiles.com/bloodlines/

http://humansarefree.com/2014/10/exposing-shadow-forces-behind-nwo.html

https://www.indiatimes.com/culture/who-we-are/these-are-the-13-families-in-the-world-that-apparently-control-everything-from-politics-to-terrorism-257642.html

“Some say, in an attempt to restore “balance” in the world, a New World Order was formed. Formed by America and Europe’s most elite (both in terms of wealth and power) with historical roots that date back centuries. This power-house formed by 13 families is known to be controlling practically everything around the globe. From political parties around the world, courthouses, educational institutions, natural resources, foreign policies, food, national economies, media houses, even terrorist organisations. They are the ones who decide where and when the next terror attack is going to happen, they decide when the markets will fall, they decide when a new government needs to take over, they decide what happens at the UN, they decide practically everything.”

https://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/09/02/35-things-the-ruling-cabal-does-not-want-you-to-know/

(In case you don’t like to read url’s, in this article you can learn 35 things that the ruling cabal does not want you to know.)

Thoughts

Not everyone who writes about this conspiracy theory agrees about the details, not everyone names the same 13 families as holding the reins of the New World Order and some writers give power to lesser mortals who hold wealth and power. The QAnon people believe that Trump is the man who will overturn the old order that is pulling the strings of fate but if one of the goals of the Council or the Cabal is to get the world population below 1 billion by any means possible it seems more likely that Trump is trying to join the Cabal.

Who is screwed in this world view is you and me, we the people, mere pawns in the ploys of the human members of the New Mount Olympus. They are quite as capricious, according to myth, as the Greek and Roman gods of old and ordinary people who get caught in their plots have no power over the outcome which could be either great or terrible. How much truth there is in this conspiracy theory we may never know. The culling of the herd could look very much like the Rapture. Does what you believe determine what you will get?

Perhaps this particular conspiracy theory flares up before elections for some pretty mundane reasons, like a desire to win. Picturing Trump as some superhero who will rescue us from the elites is beyond any mental gymnastics my brain is capable of performing.

Photo Credit: From a Google Image Search – You Tube

 

 

This is the Dark Side

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This is the dark side of the internet. This is where the trolls live and the conspiracy theorists and the authors of fake news. The writing is often dramatic with lots of “documentation” offered and perhaps illusions to organizations of myth and history which we imagine no longer exist, such as the Knights Templar. These folks demonize politicians and people who are rich and famous. They like to create graphic images of them as Satan, suggesting that they worship Lucifer. Do they believe what they write? Do they actually think Nancy Pelosi is Lucifer on some days and Hillary Clinton is Lucifer on others? I doubt it but they hope their readers will believe, and some actually do become converts.

Comments were made on my articles about Hillary which began to refer to things that I did not really understand. They accused her of child abuse, they talked about how “dark” she is, they hinted that she performed criminal acts. These sly comments hinting that Hillary Clinton is some kind of monster began to appear before 2016 voting started, during early voting and even up to and including election day. I have no idea how much of an effect these conspiratorial whispers had on the election.

Recently the malignant messages came to a head in the attack on a pizza shop in Washington, D. C. where a guy with a gun entered the establishment with the intention of breaking up a secret pedophilia ring involving Hillary Clinton that was supposedly being run from secret spaces under the pizza shop. Who started this rumor? An article appeared in The Daily Beast on Monday, December 5, 2016 which describes these events.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/06/pizzagate-is-the-satanic-panic-of-our-age-but-this-time-the-president-s-men-believe-it.html

A colleague on tremr.com also wrote about this:

https://www.tremr.com/the-normalizing-of-tyranny

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After reading this eye opening article I began to remember the many references to Lucifer that I had been seeing on the Right and the word Illuminati being used as a shortcut to a larger body of thoughts and ideas, but I thought the conspiracy theory ended there. Apparently this stuff goes way beyond the academic and posits a theory that there is an enormous pedophilia ring and child slavery trafficking operation that has engulfed almost all of our politicians, and in fact politicians and famous people around the globe.

This activity has been practiced, according to some, by every American President except Reagan, Carter, and perhaps Nixon. A shadow government has resulted from these nefarious activities which allows financiers and others who know of and have proof of these activities to hold our government leaders (and even EU leaders) under their control, to make them do their bidding for fear of exposure. So all the while I was saying that Hillary Clinton is hardly nefarious, this conspiracy theory nonsense was enthralling readers on the internet and possibly affecting the outcome of the election. Even the infamous Alex Jones got in on this one, or was, perhaps, the prime mover

http://anonhq.com/heres-various-politicians-said-shadow-government/

http://www.wanttoknow.info/shadowgovernment

http://www.infowars.com/shadow-government-in-charge-of-clintons-investigation/

http://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/podcast/pizzagate-shadow-government/

Am I naïve or sane? If this crap these writers are pedaling is in any way true then our planet is doomed. I choose not to believe a word of it; it’s obviously a conspiracy theory. Who makes this stuff up though? General Flynn’s son just got fired for blogging about this bizarre tale but I don’t think he authored the theory; I think he was just repeating what he had read on another site. Why do people make this stuff up? I suppose the answers seem fairly obvious (create fear, get attention, influence events).

Pedophilia and child trafficking are very real though, and it is impossible to ignore the fact that if there is a “product” (in this case a young human being) then there must be a market for that “product”. Who are the people who create a market for trafficking such as this? I assume that all of our political class is not involved in this. That’s the part I believe is fake. But, will this particular twisted vice ever be eradicated?

I’m writing about something I find loathsome and that I know very little about but I am worried because this stuff seems to go way beyond a pizza parlor in Washington D. C. and therefore I think it should be on our radar.

 

 

Rubbing Elbows with the Tea Party

I have a friend from out-of-town who comes to my neck
of the woods to ice skate at the local ice rink. Then we meet to play
Scrabble. When she came to meet me this week she had a newspaper in tow, a
newspaper called The Patriot: A
Grassroots Newspaper
.  A headline on
the front page immediately caught my eye The
UN is Preparing to Manage Mass Casualty Events Under Jade Helm
.  I had not thought that this kind of wingnut
Conservatism was popular in my central New York area. But I was wrong.
There are many code words of Conservative conspiracy
(gossip, made-up nonsense, fear mongering, choose a noun) talk in this 16 page
edition of The Patriot for July,
2015. It is an actual newsprint newspaper and is available for free at the ice
rink where my friend enjoys skating. She also seemed shocked to find this here.
The UN is an organization that Conservatives suspect is a front for a new world
order and they fear that the UN will usurp America and corral us all into dense
urban habitats in the interests of sustainability which, since they don’t
believe in climate change, they see as a very bad thing. This is directly
related to Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh who demonize the UN, sustainability and
Agenda 21. I have written about paranoia and Agenda 21 before.
Another term these folks like to throw around is
Illuminati, again expressing a fear that there are sinister powerful forces
plotting to destroy America and turn us into what? Russia perhaps. This article
is entitled Ukrainians Dispossessed:
Americans are next.
On the facing page is an enumeration of the powers of
the Federal Government as delineated in the original Constitution and an article in which the
newspaper editor asks members to be sure to elect people who will bring us
back into line with our founding documents. Next article is a lengthy
discussion of human exceptionalism which I confess that I just could not read.
Next up is Ready or Not…Here Comes the Antichrist!
Ready or Not…Here Comes the Lawless One! “The antichrist is also called the
Lawless One. Lawless… contrary or without regard for the law. Wow, you don’t
have to look far for that. Baltimore? Ferguson? Businesses burning, looting, no
self-control…police being shot. On a world scale…Isis beheadings, children and
women being raped, murdered…we have never seen a time like we’re seeing today.”
(scriptures follow).
On page 11 we have in big bold caps SOVIETIZING OF AMERICAN SOCIETY (here
we are talking about preschool education) followed by THE NEW WORLD ORDER (41) THE ULTIMATE CONFLICT.  This is where we are introduced to The
Luciferian Church of the U.N.
I’m sorry…to me this is doo-doo-doo-doo territory and
yet people also advertise in this newspaper. I do believe in free speech, but
sometimes I wish I didn’t.
Here is their mission statement:
Mission Statement Our mission is to organize, educate,
and inform our fellow citizens for the purpose of securing public policy
consistent with our core values. We will unify and we will exercise through all
legal means available, our power to effect the election of local, state, and
federal candidates who espouse our core values but we can not endorse any
candidates through the CNY Patriots website. Principals of the CNY Patriots CNY
Patriots as an organization believes in the Constitution of the United States,
Free Markets, Limited Government, and Fiscal Responsibility. We recognize and
support the strength of grassroots organization powered by activism and civic
responsibility at a local level. The CNY Patriots is a non-partisan grassroots
organization of individuals united by shared core values derived from the
Declaration Of Independence, the Bill Of Rights, the Federalists Papers and the
Constitution of United States of America. Core Values • Uphold the Constitution
• Free Markets • Limited Government • Fiscal Responsibility 
If
America is getting weird, don’t you think this might be part of the reason?
This is
the view from the cheap seats.
By
Nancy Brisson