Re: Wait what?
The manufacture of false, fake, insane rumor and conspiracy theories
has at least three, ok, four purposes:
1) Get people talking about nonsense, so that they are distracted from what goes on behind the scenes.
2) Be as divisive as possible. Always attack, never apologize, deflect and replace nutty with even nuttier.
3) Accuse the opposing party of all the things that the Republicans are guilty of:
Example: Trump went on numerous junkets with Epstein and Ghislaine, and there
are many different pictures of that. Given the testimony of the abused underage girls,
and the (either murder or suicide) death of Epstein, the arrest of Ghislaine, the rumors, the things Trump admitted to himself, his longings to date his daughter, etc. we
can safely assume that Trump didn't go to that island trip to collect sea shells.
(I am not going to leave out the fact, that Bill Clinton was another one of those arrogant, over-sexed, entitled a$$h0les with a hankering for under age sex partners, because that's true as well)
Since that looks bad, Repub political slime ball operatives were busy to come up with
the most absurd story of saying that "Hillary is running a sex trafficking ring out of the
basement of a pizza shop". Patently false, but when you try to make other people look
bad, then your own dirty deeds don't look as bad, by comparison.
That's how that works. Just ask yourself "Who benefits from that lie" and you know
out of which quarters it's coming from.
Example: Conservatives are the most racist, so QAnon has to accuse Democrats of being
the most racist. Not really the case. (You can convince me easily that everyone is racist, because racism is implicitly contained in the human emotions of fear, hate, greed, and the idea of wanting to push someone down in order to feel more amazing yourself. Who among us does not have several relatives that they can barely stand? A limping comparison, but there it is.)
Example: Republicans hate Medicare and Medicaid ( These are USA Gov run totally insuficient health care plans with 100 loopholes to charge you extra fees, but, they are at the very least
better than nothing). When Democrats wanted to expand Medicare ot cover more people
with it, Republicans accused Democrats of wanting to "destroy Medicare". Totally false attack!
4) Make up even more unbelievable and crazy stories, if only for the purpose of "getting
both your own followers" as well as those "who don't believe a word you are saying"
USED to the constant barrage of insanity, weirdness, craziness. Why, because against
the backdrop of "effing crazy", the "insane policies being pursued look "merely relatively
speaking" a tiny bit more harmless. In other words, compared to garbage, this trash doesn't
smell as bad.
Teenagers use the same scheme, when they ask whether the parents could buy them
a car, and if not that, then may be a motorcycle, and if not that, can I get at least some
cash to go to the movies. Use that method too often, and it's clear to the dullest parent
what you are trying to do here.
Qanon is nothing but a managed propaganda scheme, bought and paid for by Republican secret
operatives. Why? Because who benefits from these crazy lies?
It is quite possible that my own world view is biased, misinformed and manipulated. I can admit to that easily.
I leave you with Mark Twain's observation from 140 years ago: "If I don't read the papers, I am uninformed. If I read the papers, I am misinformed!"