Ever since Donald Trump started promoting his MAGA brand, which by the way, happens to be a phrase on which he owns the copyright, and therefore gets a buck whenever anyone buys a MAGA hat or a MAGA flag, the Fake News media has tried to create the image of MAGA supporters as being nuts, idiots, insurrectionists or all three.
At the same time, we know ‘for a fact’ that if you’re a supporter of the Democrat(ic) Party, you’re basically a rational, normal kind of person who knows the difference between fact and fiction, and you don’t buy into any of those conspiracy theories which get bandied around MAGA and QAnon circles and are repeated by Donald Trump.
Although he’s quieted down somewhat about the national conspiracy put together to steal the 2020 Presidential election, Orange Shithead still continues to mention it, such as when he was on CNN and refused to say that he would accept the 2024 election results if he lost again.
Most political conspiracy theories tend to promote right-wing arguments involving the dangers posed by the national government, particularly when the government is in the hands of liberals and worse yet, when the liberal running the government happens to be black.
The first and most persistent contemporary political conspiracy theory was a completely bullshit story about how Obama was born outside of the United States and that his birth certificate issued by the requisite public agency in Hawaii was a fake.
Trump got big-time into this conspiracy in 2011, when he began promoting the ‘birther’ conspiracy which he was testing for use in 2016. When the Obama conspiracy theory fell apart, Trump then trotted out another ‘birther’ conspiracy against Kamala Harris which never got beyond the crazy, alt-right fringe.
But if you think that conspiracy theories only float around in the alt-right world, think again. Because it turns out that one of the craziest, if not the most bizarre political conspiracy theories is still mentioned on the alt-left fringe of the Democrat(ic) Party, i.e., people who consider themselves to be members of the so-called progressive wing of the blue team.
I am referring to the idea that Jill Stein, who was the Presidential candidate for the Green Party in…