Brock Benson | Civil Patriot
(Noun) A belief that some secret but influential organization is responsible for an event or phenomenon.
I’ve been around on planet earth for a while but I’ve never heard the words, “conspiracy theory” tossed around as much as I have over the past couple of years.
Granted, there are a lot of them out there and some are real doozies. I’d share a few of my favorites but you’ve probably already heard them or gotten those “Watch this immediately!” video messages on Facebook from well-meaning friends.
I do believe that some of those folks who ascribe to every new “What if?” that comes along haven’t necessarily helped our cause, especially when they’ve been proven wrong. But most of us don’t follow every wind or whim. We’re just solid conservatives, following the same inner mandate that has always driven us—conservative ideals.
When it comes to conspiracy theories I sense a much bigger problem than the tinfoil hat variety. I’m far more worried about the fact that The Left has started pulling this, “Anything that doesn’t fit our narrative MUST be a conspiracy theory,” line. Maybe you’ve experienced this, too.
YOU: For personal reasons I might not take the vaccine.
THE LEFT: You’re theorizing some elaborate hoax related to said vaccine, aren’t you? Stupid conspiracy theorist!
YOU: Not necessarily. Maybe I’m just weighing my options.
YOU: I suspect there really was some amount of election fraud.
THE LEFT: You’re a conspiracy theorist spreading lies and disrupting the “real” outcome of the election.
YOU: Um, sure.
YOU: I definitely think Big Tech (social media) is working with the Democrats to quiet conservative voices.
THE LEFT: Conspiracy theorist all the way! Big Tech is neutral. Everyone knows that.
YOU: Weirdest neutral I’ve ever seen.
YOU: I think there’s more to the Hunter Biden story than the media is telling us.
THE LEFT: Let me guess. You think his dad is involved? Man, you’re one of those wacky conspiracy theorists who just wants to destroy our new president, aren’t you?!
YOU: I just think there’s more to the Hunter Biden story, that’s all.
YOU: I question The Left’s definition of climate change and the narrative that we’re all going to die if we don’t stop using fossil fuels.
THE LEFT: Dangerous, dangerous conspiracy theorist! You must believe this narrative. We really are going to die if we don’t do something immediately!
YOU: So. . .I should be afraid?
YOU: I’m not sure what it looks like, but I do believe a “Deep State” exists.
THE LEFT: Definitely a conspiracy theorist. There are no puppeteers working behind the scenes to control anything.
YOU: Call me a conspiracy theorist, then.
YOU: I don’t believe that the January 6th “insurrection” was planned and carried out solely by Trump supporters, who were all working in tandem, and I don’t believe that most conservatives who went to D.C. were in any way involved.
THE LEFT: You’re definitely a conspiracy theorist. You’re also guilty by association.
YOU: I guess that makes me guilty, then.
YOU: I often question what the Mainstream Media is telling us.
THE LEFT: You’re a theorist who refuses to believe the real news.
YOU: I don’t believe that most police officers are racists who get excited about murdering innocent people.
THE LEFT: You’re conspiring against the African American community and that makes you a racist, too.
YOU: Hint: All cops aren’t bad. And I’m not a racist.
YOU: I don’t believe in open borders or the influx of migrant caravans.
THE LEFT: You’re a xenophobic conspiracy theorist who probably believes The Left is trying to change the outcome of future elections by bringing new Democrats in.
YOU: Well, aren’t they?
You get the idea. Any time you oppose their narrative, you’re immediately deemed a conspiracy theorist. And once they’ve put that label on you, it’s hard to be taken seriously.
The only way we can fight this, conservatives, is to expose their narratives for what they really are. . .untruths. In many ways, their lies are as viral as COVID-19. They’re being spread at a rate we can barely keep up with, especially with Big Tech and the MSM (mainstream media) working in tandem. (And yes, I do believe they’re all working together to silence conservative voices. I think you’d have to be blind not to see that.)
I’ll be posting a series of articles titled “Stop the Spread” over the coming weeks. I hope you’ll follow along as I uncover the lies, one after the other. Together, we’ll stop the spread of untruths, one topic at a time.