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Paranoid History of the GOP: How Conspiracy Theories Poisoned the Republican Party

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posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 11:10 PM
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Paranoid History of the GOP: How Conspiracy Theories Poisoned the Republican Party

The title is the full title of the article I am sourcing.

I am not claiming it is true, or false. I am presenting it so that ATS can be aware of what is 'out there' regarding the GOP, and the conspiracy theories under which our membership is laboring.


This can be seen by the massive sales of conspiracist books, far outselling Buckley and Kirk. John Stormer’s “None Dare Call It Treason,” promoted as detailing “the communist-socialist conspiracy to enslave America,” sold 7 million paperback copies, mostly during Goldwater’s campaign, at the same time that Phyllis Schlafly’s “A Choice, Not an Echo,” another multimillion-seller, gave the campaign its most memorable slogan, while promoting the conspiracy theory that the Republican Party was secretly controlled by members of the Bilderberger banking conference, who were also in cahoots with global communism.


???? And here I was under the impression that the right-wing is accusing the liberals and progressives of being the 'commies' under control of the NWO and Bilderbergers.


Contrary to Reagan’s fantasizing, the FDR-LBJ welfare state worked—it produced the largest middle class in world history, with broadly shared prosperity that’s never been equaled since.


Exactly. The post-Depression era. FDR put millions of people to work. The Civilian Conservation Corps.... that is actually a fact.


No one even remembers Reagan’s failed promise to balance the budget, based on his supply-side tax cuts that exploded the federal debt, while launching the sustained rise of the 1 percent into the economic stratosphere, as the rest of America has endured decades of wage stagnation, and downsized dreams.

Yes. That happened under Reagan. That is a fact. He started this 1% thing. He started the tax cuts for the wealthy. (And, incidentally, he also shut down all the state-run mental hospitals and turned the patients out onto the streets, with no meds, no follow-up, and no notes. He expected "communities" to take care of them, and neglected to provide the training or infrastructure for that to happen.)

Anyway, moving on:


conspiracism is virtually all the GOP has left, and it’s not just a sudden development with the emergence of Donald Trump.

The attacks on Planned Parenthood were based on a multilayered conspiracy theory view of what Planned Parenthood does, with no relation to reality. Its actual purpose—providing family planning services and healthcare—seems utterly impossible for its enemies to grasp. Instead, it’s made out to be a sinister criminal enterprise


This, too, is factually correct.


In short, this kind of politics has been a big part of the GOP for quite some time now


I am just presenting the article. It's a bit lengthy, and goes on to discuss Fox News and Newsmax as complicit in the conspiracy-mongering....along with Alex Jones, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck.

It discusses Trump and birtherism, and the Clinton 'scandals', and really paints a ghastly picture.

Do you guys think this is accurate?
I'm not that much into conspiracy theories, and I never bought into the "birther" stuff....Alex had me going for about a day, but then I figured out he was a showman, not a journalist. To my mind, anyway.

I just thought this was a pertinent article for ATS due to the nature of its discussion of Conspiracy Theories past and present.

Just please read the article if you're interested, and comment on whether you think it is accurate or not, to help the rest of us sort it out.

I'm not up to arguing or fending anyone off at this point. I just saw the article, and thought of you (us) all, and wanted to present it.
I didn't WRITE the article, and I don't necessarily buy into any of it.

I merely wanted to see if others were interested.
Okay? So - don't flame the messenger, please, friends. Let's try to deconstruct it and figure out what's going on.
We're ALL being played in one way or another.

Warmest regards,
BW


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posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 11:14 PM
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Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get me.

Just saying.




posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 11:18 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

central bank? you just ignoring that or what?


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posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 11:18 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

The Democratic party is exempt and excused for their lies, mispeaks, paranoia, and avoidance of truth? HC recently put for a conspiracy that Republicans were terrorists and going to put immagrants on boxcars, a reference to the Holocaust.

Your thread is lacking truth and balance.
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posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 11:23 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
It discusses Trump and birtherism, and the Clinton 'scandals', and really paints a ghastly picture.



It was Hillary that started the "birther" row, and she has maintained
there is a vast right wing conspiracy behind every negative news story,
Monica to Server Gate.
www.telegraph.co.uk...
www.politico.com...

I would agree her appearance is ghastly, ever more so since Benghazi.



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posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 11:23 PM
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a reply to: undo

What?
I'm not "ignoring" anything, undo. I'm tired, and saw the article, and it seemed rather jumbled to me....
yes, it mentions the 'central bank' thing, too.


the conspiracy theory that the Republican Party was secretly controlled by members of the Bilderberger banking conference, who were also in cahoots with global communism. It was these us-vs.-them conspiracist narratives that pulled together the conservative movement on the ground.


It seems clear to me that the 1%ers and Bilderbergers and central banking cartel ARE the GOP thing, though....

Somehow on ATS it's the left-wingers who are accused of all the "commie" stuff, though...


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posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 11:29 PM
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a reply to: NewzNose


Your thread is lacking truth and balance.

My "thread" is merely an article that I read, and posted.

Did you even read the OP? I didn't write it, and I don't necessarily agree with it. I asked for feedback, and wanted to present it as an outsider's 'representation' of conspiracy theorists.

If you don't agree with it, fine. Take it up with the editors of the site, please. I just wanted to present it.
sheesh.

I've already said that. More than once now.



posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 11:32 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: undo

What?
I'm not "ignoring" anything, undo. I'm tired, and saw the article, and it seemed rather jumbled to me....
yes, it mentions the 'central bank' thing, too.



well there's the cause of all the conspiracy theories. once foreign bankers got control of our money, the gig was up. one side is communist the other side is fascist. when the left complains about the fascists on the right, the right complains about the communists on the left. this is part of the global domination machine. the nation is driven into debt owed to the central bank and which provides socialist programs. the fascists then force people to buy their products and pay their bills.

that's why there are fasces in the senate chamber and why the left is encouraging people to demand the government wipe their butts for them.
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posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 11:32 PM
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Okay, seriously folks. I didn't start this to be subjugated to assault. I presented it to see if you all were interested in reading what a non-ATS site says about conspiracy theorists and the political divisiveness we all can see going on.

I'm going to bed now.

Hash it out, flame each other, whatever. But don't blame me for what the article says... I just presented the material for your consideration. I'll be back in about 10 hours.



posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 11:33 PM
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It seems clear to me that the 1%ers and Bilderbergers and central banking cartel ARE the GOP thing, though....


It seems clear to me that the 1%s, Bilderbergers and central banking cartels love partisan slaves and useful idiots. I guess that is just me.



posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 11:34 PM
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The leader of the Communist Party of the US states that his group is a wing of the Democratic Party.

No GOP bashing article will ever change that fact.



posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 11:37 PM
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excerpt from WALL STREET AND THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION



On the other hand, it may be observed that both the extreme right and the extreme left of the conventional political spectrum are absolutely collectivist. The national socialist (for example, the fascist) and the international socialist (for example, the Communist) both recommend totalitarian politico-economic systems based on naked, unfettered political power and individual coercion. Both systems require monopoly control of society. While monopoly control of industries was once the objective of J. P. Morgan and J. D. Rockefeller, by the late nineteenth century the inner sanctums of Wall Street understood that the most efficient way to gain an unchallenged monopoly was to "go political" and make society go to work for the monopolists — under the name of the public good and the public interest. This strategy was detailed in 1906 by Frederick C. Howe in his Confessions of a Monopolist. Howe, by the way, is also a figure in the story of the Bolshevik Revolution


www.voltairenet.org...
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posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 11:39 PM
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The entire article seems like a "defend Hillary" agenda.

All window dressing for 11/2016

They're aiming at marginalizing the massive Democrat defeat last November.

The Democrat Party has a problem.

Democrats have lost 900+ state legislator seats and some governorships since Barack Obama has been president.

With the "GOP" holding a lot of elected power at Federal and State levels, there's hardly any "conspiracies" left is there.




posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 11:44 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs

It seems clear to me that the 1%ers and Bilderbergers and central banking cartel ARE the GOP thing, though....

Somehow on ATS it's the left-wingers who are accused of all the "commie" stuff, though...



Well Marx wrote those famous 10 Planks of the Big "C".

2 of those planks are about central banking, and taxation.

Without those 2, the other 8 are tough to achieve.

Hardly a GOP exclusive is it.




posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 11:55 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs

I suppose there are elements of truth to that article, but its heavily bias in my opinion.

I believe both parties are heavily infiltrated with ecumenical globalist.

During times of urgency, the democrats have a tendency to cross the boundaries of communism where the republicans like to play with fascism. If you look closely in modern history, both communism and fascism come from the Theosophical Society. Both schools of thought produce dictators that have been sponsored by central banks. That tells me that supporting a political party is a waste of time and money.



posted on Sep, 1 2015 @ 11:56 PM
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once the bolshevik revolution was under way, international globalist corporations from wallstreet, moved into place to force russians to build crap for free (slave labor is a hallmark of communism and fascism) that they could then sell all over the world, and return profits to the "communists" once the internationalists had taken their cut of the booty. wonder if the return on their labor was as bad as ours is: our government has put laws in place that has caused our industry to abandon us because it's too expensive to have a business here and so much cheaper elsewhere. as trump mentions, the trade deficit is very bad. we make it really cheap for them to import but really expensive to export. our businesses are being held hostage



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 12:15 AM
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I am not claiming it is true, or false.


But you're eating it up.

If roles were reversed would you say that was an objective OP?



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 12:20 AM
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"(And, incidentally, he also shut down all the state-run mental hospitals and turned the patients out onto the streets, with no meds, no follow-up, and no notes. He expected "communities" to take care of them, and neglected to provide the training or infrastructure for that to happen.)"


Revisionist history paints former Gov. Reagan emptying out mental institutions in an effort to cut state spending, single handily responsible for turning the mentally ill out into the streets of California at the time. In fact he signed a bill passed by the Democratic controlled Assembly:

In 1967, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS Act) a so-called "bill of rights" for those with mental health problems passed the Democratic-controlled Assembly: 77-1. The Senate approved it by similar margins. Then-Gov. Reagan signed it into law. It was co-authored by California State Assemblyman Frank Lanterman, a Republican, and California State Senators Nicholas C. Petris and Alan Short, both Democrats. LPS went into full effect on July 1, 1972. The bipartisan law came about because of concerns about the involuntary civil commitment to mental health institutions in California. At the time, the act was thought by many to be a progressive blueprint for modern mental health commitment procedures, not only in California, but in the United States.


The ACLU was pushing for mental patients rights, which contributed in part to the LPS Act:

The blaming of Ronald Reagan for the destruction the mental heath system is typical progressive revisionists history. By the late 1960s, the idea that the mentally ill were not so different from the rest of us, or perhaps were even a little bit more sane, became trendy. Reformers dreamed of taking the mentally ill out of the large institutions and housing them in smaller, community-based residences where they could live more productive and fulfilling lives. Another Voice-Mental Health Myths Simultaneously, the ACLU was pushing a mental health patients right agenda that resulted in O’Connor v. Donaldson (see below) In 1967.

What's sad is the same Democratically controlled Assembly that passed the LPS Act never followed through with funding for the community based mental heath facilities the co-authors envisioned.

Reagan did many things I detest while serving as President, one of which is discarding the panel findings and laws his predecessor enacted. But to solely blame Reagan without discussing other factors in play at that time is disingenuous.

www.ukiahdailyjournal.com...
onespeedbikerpolitico.blogspot.com...



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 12:30 AM
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A lynch pin of this whole concept of the last fifty years is Reagan.
It seems we have two legacies attributed to that man. A most revered statesman, or a senile fool in the hands of a merciless money machine. The idea that Reagan was exempt from the machinations of the ruling elite is pure chimera, an illusion frolicked in by a whole generation of Americans.
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posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 12:35 AM
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This pretty much explains it


www.frontpagemag.com...
Inside Every Liberal Is A Totalitarian Screaming To Get Out

The Paranoid Madness of the Democratic Party




The Democratic Party runs on racial paranoia, on class paranoia, on gender paranoia; obsessed with portraying the Republican Party as a Nazi cult dedicated to serving Southern racists, the Koch Brothers and Israel.

Conspiracy theories aren't a fringe element in the Democratic Party; they're the entire ticket.

The War on Women, the constant claims of racism (according to ex-MSNBC'er Martin Bashir IRS was the new "N Word") and the invocation of class warfare by wealthy residents of entirely white bedroom communities is a litany of conspiracy theories. The frenzied search for new IRS and Tiger Woods "dog whistles" that prove the Republicans really are out to bring back the 50s is the psychological breakdown of an entire political party taking refuge in political paranoia.


The left built up its pyramid of racial paranoia, its obsession with a Republican "Southern Strategy" to prove that the real racists weren't the Democrats who fought for segregation, but the Republicans who fought against it, and its claim that since then the Republicans hid their racism in calls for small government and lower taxes, which, if you own a special Noam Chomsky decoder ring, really means Supermegaracism.

If Republicans are covertly disguising their racism in low taxes and small government, anyone who believes in low taxes and small government is probably a racist. And since Republicans hide their racism in innocuous policies, any conservative policy must be another racist Trojan horse.

Everything is a conspiracy. Everyone is a conspirator. If a Republican supports X, it must be racist. If he says Y, it must be racist.

Political paranoids are totalitarians... and totalitarians are political paranoids. The Democratic Party has become both. Its paranoid totalitarianism runs on conspiracy theories that justify its abuses of power. It has accepted the left's classic formula of the conservative political opposition as a reactionary force that is the source of all evils in society.

The politics of paranoid hatred is the crutch of mental cripples who protect the source of their dysfunction by projecting it onto phantom enemies. It's Hillary Clinton with her unfaithful husband, her list of enemies and her conviction that the Republicans made him cheat on her multiplied a million times over. It's the frenzied MSNBC talking head who sees the N Word everywhere because it's inside him. It's an Attorney General who pursues racial grudges without ever admitting it while calling the country "a nation of cowards" on race.

The Democratic Party has been contaminated by the madness of the left through its alliance with the left and the entire country is paying the price.


Sound familiar to anyone?
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