We all know a conspiracy theorist. Maybe it’s that kid from high school who keeps putting photos of “chemtrails” on his Facebook wall, or an uncle who listens to alternative radio and thinks Obama is a reptilian creature in a human skin suit. It’s easy to laugh at them and congratulate ourselves for being smarter than they are, but in doing so you’d be missing something important:
Yeah, it’s time to take conspiracy theorists seriously, but not for the reasons they want us to.
Andrew Kirell @ Mediate details some crazy in the Kentucky Senate Republican Primary:
Not much is known about Sterling, but she has filed with the Federal Election Commission and participated in a debate this week with two other Republican candidates (McConnell skipped out).
And her campaign website is truly bizarre, sheer perfection.
Under the blaring headline “Sterling Connects Codes From The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR) to Obama Telling the World that His Number One Fear for the National Security of the United States of America is a Nuclear Bomb Hitting Manhattan, New York City, New York (TDKR = Gotham),” Sterling include an Alex Jones “false flag” videos and claims she has decoded messages from the Christopher Nolan superhero film to indicate some kind of impending nuclear war(?).
Further on down the site’s vertical, there’s a confusing essay about how Karate Kid foretold the terrorist attacks of 9/11
She also has an entire page dedicated to “saving the baby cows,” a.k.a Bundy’s cattle.
She seems to have taken down much of what Andrew found at her site - but I did find this ‘chemical’ trutherism:
Chemical Spraying in Kentucky Skies
Why is it so bad that chemicals are being sprayed in the skies of Kentucky? Well, hummmm, let me think about that one! Maybe because you’re conditioning the citizens of Kentucky to not being concerned when they are being sprayed with chemicals that they have no clue what the hell is in them!
Ok, calm down Shawna4Freedom :) You’re an educated woman, you got two bachelors, one masters, are working on a doctorate and hell, you even did an internship at NASA recently, so you should have enough sense to know that the chemicals being sprayed in the skies of Kentucky are just innocent little, well, hell, I don’t know what they are, uuuuu, but, hummm, you don’t need to worry about them, because if they were dangerous, someone would tell us, right?
Let me ask you this question, you guys, would an enemy tell you that they are trying to kill you?
Why are citizens of Kentucky being conditioned to trust numerous jets in their skies spraying chemicals on them, their children, their livestock, their land and their homes?
Why is there a litmus test being used on our military to get those who refuse to fire on American citizens out of the military?
Why are they firing our generals?
How can we know that some enemy of the United States of America or of Kentucky, is not thinking that the day will come that they will be able to spray the citizens with chemicals that will kill them whether it be a fast or slow kill, or make them so sick that they are begging for Obamacare or for federal help?
Why are Americans dying of cancer more than any other time in our history?
Is it really worth it to put chemicals in our skies? I will push to get the chemicals out!
hopefully, whatever she is smoking is pot, and not bathsalts, which are chemicals- right?
At least - she is not a witch
Long article, see link. It will not come as any surprise that Glenn Greenwald and the Koch brothers have been eyeball deep in the campaign to incite anti-TSA fanatics.
While details about the LAX shooter continue to emerge, it has become clear that Paul Ciancia is a mentally unstable individual who had come under the sway of some very toxic anti-government conspiracy theories. But one question remains: Why did he focus his hatred on the TSA? Out of all the possible federal agencies to choose from, what convinced him that airport screeners - who don’t have arrest powers and aren’t allowed to carry weapons - are the root of all government evil, and deserve to be hunted down and killed like animals?
In a way, it was just a matter of time before something like this happened. For the past three years, a vicious PR campaign has demonized and dehumanized TSA screeners. Launched by the libertarian-right, this smear offensive sought to equate the TSA in the public mind with the worst people imaginable: Nazis, rapists, gropers, child molesters and sadistic enforcers of a police state.
The right-wing echo chamber would routinely trot out violent tropes and racist and homophobic language describing the TSA as Obama’s “private army” and calling on liberty-loving Americans “to do something” to stop this “bureaucratic monster.”
But while this anti-TSA campaign was created by the libertarian-right, it was enabled and strengthened by the left. Some of the most prominent progressive and leftie bloggers and journalists took an active part in the TSA media witch-hunt. They joined the right in labeling the TSA as America’s enemy within, unaware that underneath the big-brother rhetoric and feigned right-wing concern about civil liberties, the anti-TSA campaign was really a union-busting operation with a specific set of political goals: to prevent the TSA from unionizing, to privatize airport security and to introduce Israeli-style racial profiling into the airport-screening process.(emphasis added)
Progressives like to smugly ridicule dumb red-state voters who go against their own interests by joining political movements and by voting in politicians who end up screwing them. But as smug as they are, progressives have shown themselves no better. By joining the anti-TSA hysteria, they became unwitting tools in a campaign that promoted everything progressives are supposed to be against: demonizing workers, busting unions, privatizing government services, replacing unionized government employees with exploited minimum-wage-slaves and enriching corporate security contractors.
How did this happen? How did the left get duped into joining an anti-labor and pro-privatization campaign? To understand that, you have to go back to 2010.
That year, on November 12, the Federal Labor Relations Board issued a surprise ruling granting TSA’s 50,000 employees the right to unionize. The decision was a major victory — the culmination of a brutal decade-long struggle for collective bargaining — and paved the way for the largest unionization in decades.
But rank-and-file TSA employees didn’t get much of a chance to celebrate. The very next day, an anti-TSA campaign exploded on a national level and proceeded to monopolize the news cycle for weeks on end.
In its opening stages, the PR campaign was driven by a grand alliance of right-wing media outlets, Koch-funded advocacy groups, libertarian operatives, warmongering neocons, neo-Confederates and Christian homophobes.
More: ‘TSA and Pigs’
In a weird alternate reality author Paul Joseph Watson seems have reasoned journalistic take on the story and not come off as like your typical Infowars tinfoil agit prop. But the comments are Nutter Gold validating the ‘bizarre’ ranter as a hero.
Moments before House members passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling, a woman later identified as stenographer Diane Reidy approached the microphone at the Speaker’s Lobby in a trance-like state and began to shout.
“He will not be mocked, don’t touch me, he will not be mocked,” Reidy ranted, adding, “The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under God, it never was.”
Officials begin to remove Reidy as she screamed, “It never was, had it been, it would not have been….the Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons, they go against God, you cannot serve two masters.”
“Praise be God, Lord Jesus Christ,” she added.
Reidy also reportedly said “A House divided cannot stand — you are all sons of the devil!”
According to Rep. Joaquin Castro, the woman “had a crazed look” on her face. “It was very disturbing for the members of Congress,” he said.
“I had passed her obviously all the time on the House floor, and she smiled a few times, she seemed nice, and according to other members who have been around longer, she seemed nice,” Castro told reporters.
According to the Washington Post, House floor staff were “visibly shaken” by the incident and police are currently investigating the matter.
“I think there’s a lot of sympathy, because something clearly happened there,” said Rep. Gerry Connolly.
What makes the incident even more strange is that Reidy is not someone who showed up on the job recently, she has been working as an official stenographer with the Office of the Clerk for over 20 years.
Well, alright then. Lets roll to the Comments.
Diane Reidy is a hero! She stirred the stagnant waters(i.e. which is congress).
I love how they call it a rant when in all actuality its the truth. She said nothing that we in the real world think. Send Alex or I (themidnightpatriot.com) to the floor with blow horns I am sure we have a few more things to add.
The video was dubbed, heres the proof (YouTube video of Truth!)
Oh wow this was awesome to watch. Definitely the Holy Spirit working here, shaking things up. I love how the police are going to “investigate” this, and they didn’t investigate 9/11. Such a disgusting display. John (and Abigail) Adams and Thomas Jefferson are rolling in their graves. Actually they have probably rolled over so many times over the last 100 years
She warned them, this Occult democracy is killing America!
So Watson how is this a “bizzare” free mason rants. She finally had the courage to stand up and talk about what she’s been seeing while working for these devils for over 20 years. Its bizzare to have courage now? I swear infowars is controlled opposition putting down and steering anybody away who has courage or has real solutions.
She’s the coolest American I’ve ever seen, wow Amazeballz!
Most of the comments consider her the hero or telling some kind of
RWNJ behind the “Truckers Rally” believes President Obama and Osama Bin Ladin are “one and the same”
In recent days, a series of planned anti-government rallies involving truckers protesting on the Capital Beltway has produced widespread press coverage and been given a publicity boost by Fox News and Glenn Beck. Though the organizers and participants have been presented by conservative media as salt-of-the-earth people with constitutional objections to President Obama and members of Congress, the event is actually being organized by a fringe conspiracy theorist.
Zeeda Andrews — a co-organizer of the effort who made October 8 appearances on Fox News and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze to promote the event — apparently thinks that President Obama and Osama bin Laden are somehow the same person; that Obama is a secret Muslim; that the Boston bombings were a “false flag”; that the CIA murdered Buzzfeed journalist Michael Hastings; and that the Department of Homeland Security is stockpiling ammunition in order to slaughter Americans.
On her Facebook page, Andrews identifies as a fan of two 9-11 conspiracy theory movies, a documentary that postulates that the government may be secretly injecting aluminum into the atmosphere to block the sun’s rays, and a film based on the lectures of British conspiracy theorist David Icke, who believes a secret race of lizard people run the world [heh]. (Radio host Peter Santilli, who has appeared in press reports as a spokesperson for the event, is also a 9-11 conspiracy theorist. Santilli made news earlier this year when he suggested Hillary Clinton should be “shot in the vagina” for treason.)
The “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” series of planned rallies received widespread attention earlier this week when Earl Conlon, a man purporting to speak for the event, told US News & World Report that the truckers planned to circle the Beltway and arrest members of Congress for their supposed “treason.” (After the organizers of the event distanced themselves from Conlon, he later walked back his suggestion that the truckers were going to “arrest” anyone.) According to the group, 3,000 truckers will participate in the Washington, D.C. rally between October 11 and 13.
Andrews was hosted on Fox News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren last night and provided with a platform to plug the event, which she explained is “peaceful” and will not seek to engage in any unlawful behavior. According to Andrews, the goal of the event is to remove Obama from office, because he “is a threat to our national security. He is a threat to our way of life. He is a threat to our future generations.” (The event has also been publicized on Fox Nation, Drudge Report, and websites like WND.)
In a comment posted to YouTube in mid-2013, Andrews encourages people to “do your research” and lays out her theory that “Osama Bin Laden is our President Obama,” explaining that they “have same height, bone structure, hands and ears both are left handed”:
The fact that these soldiers were set up to die in a no return operation is obvious they had knowledge that Obama didn’t want leaked. This is the Seals that killed Osama Bin Laden. I don’t believe this story. He is alive call me crazy but, Osama Bin Laden is our President Obama do your research. The CIA has been preparing for this since he was a boy. They have same height, bone structure, hands and ears both are left handed the Osama face was created by Hollywood. The fox is in the hen house.
By way of explaining the Affordable Care Act, Alex Jones dons a full-on
dinosaur Gorn mask and top hat, adopts an over-the-top faux-British accent, and strings some words together about “cancer viruses” and something something vast globalist conspiracy.
Really, the words aren’t important. It’s like jazz. Utterly bonkers jazz.
A marriage made in outrage-porn heaven. Filed under “Politics” because I can’t do Wingnuts and Moonbats at the same time.
The noticeable upswing in Alex Jones style anti-government paranoia on the left of all places has reached epidemic proportions, and if you haven’t been infected yet you’re regarded as either an unthinking Obama administration automaton or you’ve fully embraced the worst Bush-era transgressions. There’s never been room for nuance with this crowd; it’s a pervasive intransigence that happens to be a feature of their paranoia. If you’re not screeching about the conspiracy, you’re clearly part of the conspiracy.
It’s not surprising, then, to discover that Alex Jones’ dual websites, Prison Planet and Info Wars, are loaded with all of the same breaking news stories and bombshells about Edward Snowden and NSA that are also found at The Guardian, Salon and elsewhere. In keeping with recent outrage-porn from writers such as Salon’s David Sirota and The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf, as well as activist Cornel West, there’s even a post on Prison Planet in which the death of Trayvon Martin was compared with the killing of Adbulrahman Al-Awlaki, the son of terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki. Naturally, there’s also plenty of stuff about how President Obama is clearly a war criminal worthy of prosecution and imprisonment, just like we’ve heard from Glenn Greenwald and the rest.
Yes, the Summer of ‘13 has witnessed the inking of the merger between the Glenn Greenwald Left and the Alex Jones Right.
Rumor: Glenn Beck; NSA Used to Blackmail Chief Justice Roberts for Obamacare?
Before Its News has an anonymous source who has provided this information on the scandal Glenn Beck promises to reveal on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
Here’s the GLENN BECK scandal that he will reveal within 24 hours…
It will be announced that hacked emails were used to blackmail and extort Chief Justice Roberts. Very embarrassing emails were obtained, and he was told to vote to declare Obamacare constitutional, or his family life would be destroyed.PREPARE.
Of course, one should consider the source. BeforeItsNews is the kind of site you frequent for one of 3 reasons…
- Alex Jones is too nuanced and leftist for you
- You are totally off your medications
- You just want more entertainment than "The Onion" can provide
It’s a site dedicated to the very worst the dregs of the right wing / anti-Jewish / anti-Muslim population out there. Many of the comments wouldn’t be out of place on Stormfront or V-dare.
Of course the whole “Roberts was blackmailed” meme has been accepted as gospel for a long time over on GriftRepublic.
Who is going to enjoy Chicken with yogurt and an Indian spice mix.
This is down right comical.
The libertarian conspiracy theorist was invited on BBC One’s “Sunday Politics” to discuss the ongoing Bilderberg conference, a closed-door meeting of industrialists and political leaders being held this year in Hertfordshire.
Watch the video, it starts out normally about a report of the summit. Jones doesn’t get interviewed til the end, but its priceless watching the other guest and the host’s reactions to Jones.