This is, in all honesty, not a satirical article or humorous jab at the left – it is a serious examination of the many unchecked conspiracies being pushed by the left and the mainstream media. Any and all of these conspiracies get no vetting or examination. They are simply believed and spread as if they were fact. Now, while we may have Qanon and Alex Jones to represent the right’s conspiracies, the list of unhinged conspiracies that encompass the left are beyond that of a bombastic podcast host.
- Stolen Mailboxes/Mailtrucks
- White Supremacy (not the ideology itself, but the “systemic” nature the left claims)
- Trump’s COVID Diagnosis
- Trump staged a photo of him working
- Proud Boys are a white supremacist organization
- Right-wing extremists are starting the riots
- Myriad of hate crime hoaxes
- ANTIFA is just an idea and the organized chaos isn’t real
- Trump claimed that Nazis and White Nationalists were fine people
- Trump said the virus was a hoax
- Trump staged photos of him recovering
- A lot of these seem to involve Trump…
- Nazis around every corner
- Critical Race Theory
- The “Far-Right”
As you can see, there are quite a few unhealthy ideas being spread around with absolutely no push back. The most recent conspiracy is that Trump faked photo op images and video to hide the fact that he is actually far more ill than they led on (even though it’s clear he is fine). Twitter was filled with unchecked blue checkmarks discussing these strange and unhinged conspiracies. Without the same pushback that “right wing conspiracies” receive on the platform.
Twitter user and blue checkmark Jon Ostrower actually examined the EXIF data from the images the white house posted. EXIF data is basically advanced META data, the information contained within an image file. EXIF data can be created in several different ways – from the camera itself, or in the case of the white house images, it can be created when the image is compressed or just copied from the camera’s SD card. But Jon thinks that since the EXIF data was only 10 minutes apart, they must be fake.
Caitlin Murray, another blue checkmark was stunned when she saw that Trump had been writing on a black piece of white paper. But since most of these deranged individuals don’t actually know what they are talking about, she just assumes the craziest explanation.
If she had just done ONE google search, you would find out that “blank paper” is a common feature of photography in artificial lighting and weird angles. This picture (below) is of president Obama who is signing a “black sheet of paper”.
No one seems to know how to use google anymore…
Next we have a person who just can’t seem to understand basic physics and geometry. He is stunned at the fact that Trump’s hand and pen are below the piece of paper.
Then we have Olaf, a man who actually utilized photoshop to analyze this conspiracy with little understanding of photography and imagery.
Another insane conspiracy theorist is emptywheel. A Twitter user with a special kind of… perspective.
And of course, the rest of the madness – just from this one theory.
But of course, that isn’t even the beginning of the rabbit hole the left has fell into. The paranoia and fearmongering about nebulous “nazis” around every corner led to a Trump supporter getting executed by a member of ANTIFA – just for his political views. Say what you want about the “far right”, but they have never caused 130 days of violent riots and unrest. The left has gone unchecked by the mainstream for over a decade – mostly due to the field of journalism being taken over by far left political activists. Even the NBA bent the knee to BLM and the far left extremists (which led to their lowest ratings in history).
Why is it that I have over 50 gigabytes of video depicting the far left’s violent rioting for 130 days straight, along with the destruction of hundreds of businesses? But for some reason, I don’t have many videos of the far right doing the same. The evidence is thus – the far left are out of control, since the media never holds them to account, while the far right is on constant guard of being banned or fired or beaten in the street.
In fact, anyone who doesn’t bend the knee is at risk of being assaulted by a member of BLM or ANTIFA. And all of this chaos goes unchecked and sometimes even supported by the mainstream.