Jack Hunter hates Conspiracy Theorists and wants them purgedSubmitted by BurningsiriusΩ™ on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 07:04
I think Jack Hunter is on a personal crusade against the conspiratorial elements of our movement. Of course Jack goes against the weakest link in the conspiracy chain, the movie 2016, to launch a tirade of straw man arguments against Conspiracy Theorists as a whole.
Says Jack Hunter:
"Tracey is criticizing Romney who apparently has been sprinkling his speeches with some of this D’Souza-esque conspiracy nonsense, sort of like when Donald Trump jumped on the Birther bandwagon–cheap, desperate and tacky.
The dangers posed by President Obama are a healthcare boondoggle that will make an already broken (in cost and in function) entitlement system far worse, his anti-business policies, assaults on civil liberties and the Constitution, a propensity for mindless war similar to his predecessor and his general lovefest with big government-New Deal statism. This is not secret. It is read about, debated and discussed each day, out in the open, everywhere from cable news to individual blogs.
But for many, no, there has to be something extra sinister about Obama, he is some sort of secret Kenyan Muslim Marxist trained by al-Qaeda, or whatever D’Souza can imagine next.
D’Souza’s film has done well. No surprise. There has always been a huge market for this stuff. Go look at many of the conspiracy theory videos on You Tube and plenty of them have thousands upon thousand of views. The dumbest ones often get the biggest audience.
This is because it’s easy. It’s salacious. It’s much more fun or sexy than talking about tax rates or NATO. Even when delving into things cerebral, the goofiest ideas can get far more attention than those more intellectually serious. If Austrian economics is The Godfather or Dr. Zhivago of intellectual pursuits, conspiracy theories are Honey Boo-Boo."
So, the more views a video gets on Youtube, the stupider the audience. Alex Jones has fought to keep the Obama Deception, Fall of the Republic and Endgame up on Youtube. This fight is a losing battle for Jones, but apparently, Jones' audience are idiots. As we speak, Endgame has 2,729,081 views with 16,126 likes and 737 dislikes. Guess this video is super stupid Jack even though it has an online bibliography. Thanks, you get a reward for the largest straw man ever constructed. Since I believe the information in Endgame (I confirmed a lot of it independently before I ever watched the movie), I guess I am an idiot.
In your intense hatred for those who think people in the government are evil and talk to each other in secret, you have missed the entire point about 'conspiracy theories'. I remember one time when talking about the Federal Reserve was a conspiracy theory. On who's back was the mainstream acceptance of the Fed built on? Obviously, not you Jack. You abhor people talking about government officials 'conspiring' behind close doors in secrecy. We should never talk about the Federal Reserve. To you, such talk is to be regulated to the 'lowest common denominator'.
Obviously, or elected officials are just bumbling fools who mean well. They do not conspire to rob us of our liberties. Nah, they just think passing the Patriot Act was to get the terrorist. The TSA, honest mistake, no conspiracy to rob the American people of more liberty there. In Jack's world, if you connect even two dots, you are a conspiracy theorist who must be purged from the liberty movement.
When does any of the seminal films, Endgame, America: Freedom to Fascism, Fall of the Republic, or the Obama Deception fall into the 'lowest common denominator' factor? They have 'millions' of views Jack so they must be just like 2016. The answer is they do not. You conflating 2016 with other 'Youtube documentaries' our movement has produced in order to discredit them is a disgrace! I hope Tucker Carlson is proud of your latest antics.
You told us in your screed against We Are Change that you would talk to anyone ranging from the Daily Paul to 'CNN'. How about you answer this? Else, you are losing credibility.
You can read the entire post at the Southern Avenger's blog:
The Endgame online bibliography which was created just in case people like Jack Hunter say we are liars.
Oh and one final bit from Jack:
What bothers me about people obsessed with conspiracy theories is not whether or not those theories are true. Some might be, or at least in part. What bothers me about people obsessed with conspiracy theories is not that they are “challenging the official story” as they invariably envision themselves as always gallantly doing. I think it’s always healthy to challenge official stories. It is not healthy, perhaps, to make up your own stories based on excited speculation, filter it through an angry or chaotic imagination and then wave before the world as “truth.”
Translation: Question, but keep it to yourselves, other people are trying to live the lie the best they can. They do not want to be woke up. Oh, and if you do try to wake people up, I will conflate bad conspiracy theories with good ones to discredit the good ones Cass Sunstein style.
Notes in the margin: Thank you Michael Nystrom for allow us to post, report and give opinion on matters in the liberty movement. We really are blessed to have you. I never have to worry about you pulling these sorts of antics lol.