reply to post by GogoVicMorrow
What are the other types?(do i have to listen?)
I think he only mentions:
The Failed Historian
(example: Sigmund Freud's interpretation of Hamlet (?))
Type: "For this group," writes Kay "conspiracy theories are a tool to eliminate the cognitive dissonance that arrives when the course of human
events doesn't cooperate with the results demanded by their ideology."
Demanded by their ideology? Really?
The Midlife Crisis
(he uses Richard Gage as an example)
Type: "Like all forms of midlife crisis, the sudden lurch into conspiracism offers middle-aged men a sense of revitalization and adventure, writes
Kay. "For a middle-aged man who's grown tired of life's patterns, conspiracism provides more than just fresh surroundings: It offers an entirely new
the others are:
The Damaged Survivor
(Jenny McCarthy and curing her son of Autism and "discredited theories linking Vaccines to Autism.")
Never mind that it just came out that the major discrediter was convicted of fraud.)ATS
Thread on Autism Vaccine Fraud
The Cosmic Voyager
Type: "Damaged survivors are particularly effective as recruiters for conspiracist movements," writes Kay, "because the spectacle of their grief
short-circuits our intellectual faculties."
(Ken Jenkins-"the 9/11 Truth Movement's "unofficial multimedia coordinator," says Kay, turning wacky theories into
high-gloss video montages and Powerpoint presentations." He sees 9/11 – an "inside job" – as part of a deeper pattern in history that encompasses
Pearl Harbor, the assassination of JFK, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, and more.")
Wait, isn't it historical documented fact that Pearl Harbor and Gulf of Tonkin were allowed to happen to draw us into war? And didn't the House of
Representatives Select Committee on Assasinations determine in 1979, that "there was a "probable conspiracy," though it was unable to determine the
nature of that conspiracy or its other participants (besides Oswald)." I particularly like the use of the term "wacky theories" especially in light
of the documented evidence discussed above. This also marginalizes people into esoteric spirituality.
The Clinical Conspiracist
Type: "The Cosmic Voyager is the hippy of conspiracist typology," writes Kay. "He resembles ... a 'seeker' – a spiritual omnivore perpetually
spiraling out toward the margins of Western cultural and political life. ... Since his mythology is vague and labile, he acst as a sort of
conspiratorial Zelig, popping up at everything from Truther conventions to quack autism sites." Many get into Eastern mysticism, and all are convinced
that reality is not what it seems. Often, the Voyager is a UFO obsessive.
(L Ron Hubbard-"who worked up the "religion" of Scientology out of his own paranoid obsessions regarding
So he is basically saying here that conspiracy movements are founded or influenced by clinically insane people.
Type: "Only a small minority of the [conspiracists] I encountered seem out-and-out insane," Kay writes. "When clinically insane individuals do
take a prominent role in conspiracist movements, it is typically in the early stages, when they can work their own idiosyncratic notions into the
movement's foundational mythology." He adds that "their paranoid fantasies are highly personalized narratives of their own construction – typically
involving spouses, relatives, landlords, and work colleagues."
(David Ray Griffin)
Boy he sure has it out against the "truthers." It appears the well-educated one's fall into this category. It's interesting that he includes
investigative journalists into this category.
The Evangelical Doomsayer
Type: Cranks are furiously contrarian rigorously logical. They crave the exhilirating sense of independence that comes with holding unpopular
views and tend to be intellectual workaholics whose homes turn into archives, crammed with teetering piles of paperwork. The typical crank is a math
teacher, computer scientist, investigative journalist.
(Dave Mustaine of Megadeath-""As a Christian, I believe [the elites' end game] is one-world government, one-world
currency .... It's part of the master plan. ... I know that there's going to be a cataclysmic ramping up of these things that we're seeing right now.
And it gets worse and worse and we're watching our country disintegrate right now.")
I have categorized this one myself as 'The Christian Fundamentalist Conspiracy Theorist." They tend to filter everything through the Bible (Satanism,
Aliens are Demons, etc) but that doesn't mean they are wrong about things like the NWO or the role of the Occult (even though they don't fully
understand Occult ideas.)
Type: "Conspiracism is attractive to the Doomsayer," Kay writes "because it organizes all of the world's menacing threats into one monolithic
force -- allowing him to reconcile the bewildering conplexities of the secular world with the good-versus-evil narrative contained in the book of
revelation and other religious texts."
(Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change)
These are the attention seekers-or is it that they are just being noisy to try to wake people up? Another attack on "truthers." Of course a lot of
them are kids-they haven't had cynicism over human nature beaten into them quite yet.
Type: "Conspiracists of the firebrand type are the easiest ones to spot," Kay writes, "because they are always the noisiest. For the firebrand,
conspiracism supplies an ideological pretext to strike shocking, militant political postures, and thereby satisfy his hunger for public attention."
Most are in their late teens or early twenties.
Wow, I'm glad you asked about the other types-I wasn't going to pay this guy any more attention than listening to the interview but after looking up
these other types I'm even more convinced that this guy is a propagandist painting anybody that questions the official stories as kooks with "wacky
theories" thereby marginalizing them for the masses. Good God-I don't know whether to laugh or vomit.
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