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Top 10 Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories

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posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 02:18 PM
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Top 10 Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories


www.alternet.org

Since Obama's election, the constituent theories within the overarching narrative of the New World Order have increasingly made inroads into the mainstream national discourse. Thanks to conservative cable news hosts like Glenn Beck (of Fox News) and Lou Dobbs (formerly of CNN), conspiratorial rants about FEMA concentration camps and the "North American Union" have been beamed directly into the living rooms of millions of Americans. Websites popular with Tea Party conservatives, meanwhile, have further stoked fears of a socialistic one-world government takeover by "un-American" forces. Joseph Farah's WorldNetDaily.com, for example, has grown its influence by peddling paranoia about the president's birth certificate and AmeriCorps'.
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 16-8-2010 by misinformational]




posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 02:18 PM
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This is an interesting take on conspiracy theory. First here's the top 10 attributed to the radical right:

1. Chemtrails
2. Martial Law
3. FEMA Concentration Camps
4. Foreign Troops on US Soil
5. 'Door to Door' Gun Confiscations
6. 9/11 as Government Plot
7. Population Control
8. HAARP
9. The Federal Reserve Conspiracy
10. The North American Union

During my tenure at ATS (both as member and lurker) - I'd be hard-pressed to attribute conspiracies to either the left or right of the political spectrum.

What I find most interesting about the article is that it's a blatant attempt to attribute all the conspiracies to hard-line conservatives. Do note that I identify most with a more centralist-view.

A quick look at Wikipedia states this about atlernet.org:


AlterNet, a project of the non-profit Independent Media Institute, is a progressive/liberal[1] activist news service. Launched in 1998, AlterNet now claims a readership of over 3 million visitors per month.[2]

AlterNet publishes original content as well as journalism from a wide variety of other sources. AlterNet states that its mission is to "inspire citizen action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, and health care issues.


My question to you is - Do you view this compilation as a particular view of either liberals or conservatives?

I typically find that our more conservative members defend the government and are the skeptical of the bunch. So perhaps this list is purely propaganda - It's an interesting read none-the-less, and I would encourage each of you to contemplate the commentary within the article to each listed conspiracy.

www.alternet.org
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 02:23 PM
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I guess this sounds quite Right-Winged. Thanks for the list. We need an American Republican to tell us their thoughts on this list.



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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I agree - The right, especially the radical right, while certainly associated with paranoia and delusion, would not support most of the article's conspiracies. I think the proponents for many of the conspiracies listed align with a more liberal outlook - But maybe it's my view on this that's flawed.

That said, there are a few of their top 10 that I do associate with our uber-conservatives (like gun confiscation).

[edit - grammar]

[edit on 16-8-2010 by misinformational]



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 02:41 PM
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Over half of these conspiracies have been around since before Obama.

What I find interesting is, Republicans who dismissed me at the drop of a hat 2 years ago when I was talking about some of this stuff are now gobbling up every last bit now the power has changed hands away from their preferred party.



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 02:50 PM
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Interesting indeed. I think you've well articulated a key difference between conservatives and liberals. Liberals tend to staunchly support their ideology. While conservatives tend to staunchly support their leaders (in the name of patriotism).

I think a great example of this is the liberal fallout from Obama. While hard-line conservatives typically supported Bush throughout both terms. Liberals are supporting their ideology and dissenting from Obama as his agenda becomes more apparent and his campaign promises continue to be ignored.



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 02:53 PM
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Ridiculous. Right wing, left wing. These are conspiracies of the nature of seeking truth, not a left or right wing movement.

Reminds me of a political version of "...you might be a redneck".



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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Wow, these are right wing conspiracies? Hmm, not sure I'd agree with that but who knows. I mean martial law was mentioned all the time, while Bush was in office, as his means to thwart an election and set himself up as Emperor. I hear the same thing now about Obama but the conspiracy was there before Obama. Gun confiscations seem right-wing to me as I never hear liberal CT's mention that.

I think most of this list was around when the right was fully in power so I don't think they are "ring-wing" or if they are only because the left is currently in power and the right are trying to use these conspiracies to frighten the ignorant of the left.



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 03:02 PM
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1. Chemtrails-no dem repub here, elitist and eugenics conspiracy.

2. Martial Law-no dem repub here, elitist conspiracy.

3. FEMA Concentration Camps-no dem repub here, elitist conspiracy.

4. Foreign Troops on US Soil-no dem repub here, elitist conspiracy.

5. 'Door to Door' Gun Confiscations-no dem repub here, elitist conspiracy.

6. 9/11 as Government Plot-unknown here

7. Population Control-no dem repub here, elitist and eugenics conspiracy.

8. HAARP-unknown here

9. The Federal Reserve Conspiracy-PURELY elitist conspiracy here.

10. The North American Union-no dem repub here, elitist conspiracy.

Seems to me like the article is pandering the Divide and Conquer routine.
Change recipe slightly, rinse and repeat. Typical.

There is not a Dem Repub thingy going on.

There is a government tyranny and citizen liberty/freedom thingy going on.

Those still on the Dem Repub thing are really just the sheeple.

If a Dem or Repub came out and stopped the government from-

Taking freedoms
Licensing everyday LAWFUL actions
Taxing MY labor and my property
Expanding government and shrink it BACK to the Constitution
Wars and Police actions around the world
Giving tax money to their corporate partners in crime
Seizing private companies to run
Seizing private land from individuals
Throwing non criminals in prison
Controlling every aspect of society

MAYBE I would vote for them, would need a contract in blood though.

Sorry to say, I know OF ONLY ONE person so far that is following this tenet.
Hopefully he gets a few more this election cycle to back his moves.

You have to realize, this federal government is BROKE. The state governments are BROKE. The local governments are Broke.

Tell me, how does one expect to dig out of this, more of the same? Government workers making 50% more than the private sector counterparts. GW getting benefits and pension plans PAID for by the private sector. Sweetheart deals from the thief in chief to FURTHER all of the EXACT actions that are making the private citizens subservient to the Public Citizens.

I have a nice idea.

How bout we make it so that NO public sector person is ALLOWED to vote?

How bout that as an idea?





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posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 03:18 PM
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While I do agree that this article's author (and most likely the entire organization) has a rather clear agenda - This isn't a separation of political party - rather the article is discussing the separation of political ideology (it's not Democrat vs. Republican, it's liberal vs. conservative). And in that regard, we all fall somewhere on the political spectrum - While even the most bleeding-heart liberal can have a conservative view, that doesn't make him/her a conservative - It's about what the majority of your views are (case in point - there are liberal/centralist Republicans and centralist/conservative Democrats)

As such, the question remains - which ideology is our typical conspiracy supporter? I find that conservatives are typically patriotic and try not to implicate those that are within the political party with similar views, while liberals aren't so much concerned with political party association - thus have differing motivations should they support any particular conspiracy.

In the end, I would like to think that most of us here at ATS would only support a conspiracy after being presented the information, thoroughly researching a topic, and then drawing a conclusion based on facts - I know this is a fallacious view and doesn't represent most that do support any given conspiracy. So what is the motivation? Is it political ideology or something different altogether?



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 03:36 PM
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I do not think it is ideological. It is elitists that have control. It always has been.

As for liberal and conservative slant. What box are you defining?

Classical or neo?

I am a Constitutional Libertarian.

Complete freedom of the social and economic. Tyrannical fiscal conservative and believe that the government cannot and does not do anything well except to spend money. That, they are very good at.

You cannot solve anything by throwing money at it. R&D can only progress so far with money, just as just about anything.

As for conspiracies, the all encompassing conspiracy is this.

Who has the POWER, who has the CONTROL, who want to maintain those two things?

Now, the ONE ideology that does not use FORCE is the one I propagate towards.

The socialists believe that it is THEIR RIGHT to force others to contribute to the collective, yet the Libertarian will say, hey fine, you want socialization, do it by allowing those that do not want to, to opt out.

Private ownership of one's body should extend beyond the limited boundaries that the SUPPOSED liberals want and those that the conservatives want.

There is 6.8 billion people in the World. Does the governments really need 50-75% of our resources (created by our very existence) or is it all about CONTROL?

The elite vs their slaves is the ultimate conspiracy.

Look back thousands of years and this would be a good analogy.

Where have we progressed any further than the time of Pharaoh?

Are we not just building more Pyramids for Pharaoh?



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 04:17 PM
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Thanks misinformational! That was definitely one of the more amusing articles I've read lately.

My question is; did that guy get paid for that p.o.s.? He needs to post his writings here on ATS. That boy would be laughed off the forums.



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 04:19 PM
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In a way, the article is right.
Because, if you really get to the bottom of most conspiracies, you'll draw conclusions that "they" don't want you to.
Many conclusions were drawn once before in Germany and they are still being punished for that.



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 04:38 PM
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Crisis = Gun Confiscation.

It's been done once, it'll happen again.

The Federal Reserve Conspiracy...

Yes, because loaning a trillion dollars (or two) to banks at 0.0% interest and allowing them to turn around and loan it to people at 4% is a great business plan. It's no wonder that banks stay afloat.

Why not let me borrow a trillion dollars for a few years (I'll put it into CDs at 2%) and let me retire in 2012? I guarantee I'll repay the loan!

Lender of Last Resort = Go to the casino and I'll cover all your losses.

Article fails on so many levels, these are just the two most obvious.



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 06:42 PM
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1. Chemtrails [x] confirmed real
2. Martial Law [x] confirmed Was threatened by members of congress if they did not pass the bail outs.
3. FEMA Concentration Camps [x] confirmed. Any place that can hold massive amounts of people can be retrofitted to house massive amounts of people.
4. Foreign Troops on US Soil [x] confirmed real Has happened Video proof multiple occasions. U.S. military cross training with foreign nationals
5. 'Door to Door' Gun Confiscations [x] confirmed real Hurricane Katrina ask New Orleans gov how he avoided a very long prison sentence.
6. 9/11 as Government Plot Last i herd that would be more of a left thing. Till people woke up and realized they are being forced into naked body scanning machines.
7. Population Control [x] confirmed real Club of Rome documents read em.
8. HAARP [/] Don't know don't care. Cant prove with documentation"yet".
9. The Federal Reserve Conspiracy [x] confirmed real If i could print you a billion dollars you would be doing everything i tell you to do. Forget the federal reserve and if you were one of them moral people. I would buy the people around you and have them take care of you. Understand how the fed works?k good. not much of a conspiracy here.
10. The North American Union [x] confirmed real
en.wikipedia.org...

I think we are past the whole conspiracy thing. When the NYT acknowledges.
it.
When al the whore gore talks about global governance. I think its pretty much out there. Its Fact not conspiracy and right wing? Plz you wouldn't Know a wing if it hit you in the face kid.



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 01:14 AM
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I suppose most are conservative conspiracies, although, I was never big on conspiracies before obama was elected- I heard most of these conspiracies from my liberal friends and liberal family members over the last twenty years. The NWO, which is the main contributing factor to most of these conspiracies, is a liberal idea that assumes that an ultra conservative group of elitists want to rule the world. The election of obama has helped to lend a conservative spin to most of these conspiracies, although gun confiscation has always been a conservative worry. Honestly, I must admit that I have a new appreciation for nearly all of thes conpiracies.



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 01:49 AM
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These are NOT "right wing" issues. They are Tinfoil Wing issues.

They would like to co-opt the tinfoil wing for their silly little one-dimensional ideological battles. Do not give in to this nonsese, fellow tinfoilers! We are beyond their stupid little right-versus-left game.

"Don't talk like one of them, you're not! Even if you'd like to be. To them you're just a freak...like me! They need you now...but when they don't, they'll cast you out! Like a leper!"
-Somebody




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