Financially Speaking, Does it Benefit a Campaign to Alienate “Conspiracy Theorists”?Submitted by LibertyChat on Sat, 09/29/2012 - 12:55
Some people want “conspiracy theorists” out of the Liberty movement. Forget for one second whether or not that is the right thing to do, and just look at it from a financial standpoint. Find me a Liberty-oriented website that’s ranking better than InfoWars.com? You want to write off that loyal following? Fine, but stand strong with your beliefs. Make a note at the top of your donation form, “if you’re a conspiracy theorist, please leave our website”. Oh, and for the record, InfoWars.com ranks better than MittRomney.com & GOP.com. So the argument that you’ll pick up more donors from Republicans, by losing “conspiracy theorists”, is in question.
Nobody is saying you have to put on a “truther” shirt at your political rally, but you also don’t have to act like Jack Hunter, and alienate a financially vital wing to the Liberty movement. There is a middle road here, and I think people like Tom Woods are on it. Tom Woods has the skill to reach out to Republicans and Conservatives, never wearing a “truther” shirt, and yet still maintains popularity within the “conspiracy theorist” movement. Why? Because he delivers a message “conspiracy theorists” can get behind, and when in the vicinity of someone who happens to believe in a conspiracy theory, he doesn’t run away.
You don’t have to scream “9/11 was an inside job”, or praise Alex Jones, to have the “conspiracy theorist” movement on your side. You just have to speak the truth, in your particular area of expertise, and they’ll respect you for that. It also helps to be polite to them.