Earlier this week, It’s Not Just Another Podcast did an episode about the proliferation of conspiracy theories. Now, with the recent week of news spending time on a secret society within the FBI that’s sole purpose was to bring down Trump. If you are one of those believers, as well as believing that Trump is a patriot, then this blog is not for you. In the GOP’s recent attempt to divert attention from the Muller investigation, we have another little side story.
Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis) had alluded to the fact that there was a secret society within the FBI that was hell bent on bringing down Trump. The whole crux of the suspicion? An Anti-Trump text that was sent between two people that were reported to be having an affair. It was a text that had come out the day after the 2016 election:
“Are you even going to give out your calendars? Seems kind of depressing. Maybe it should just be the first meeting of the secret society.”
“We have an informant talking about a group that was holding secret meetings off-site.” Johnson added: “There is so much smoke here. There is so much suspicion.” Comments by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on the same case over the past 24 hours have also gained attention and pushback. This conspiracy goes all the way back to the election with Trump claiming that Obama and Hilary colluded with the FBI and DOJ in covering up the e-mail “scandal”.
The major problem with these conspiracy theories is that they should come out from the internet not our government officials. Not to mention, when you cherry pick the information you wish to use as evidence, Johnson did a perfect job. Keep in mind, Johnson himself never provided the information to the media. In traditional conspiracy theory way, he made the media get the texts.
Not to mention that any “secret society” calling themselves a secret society in a text message is very laughable. The sad part about all this is that a majority of people reading this will nod and agree. However, the same people that have been spreading this information across the internet still believe that this is true. Regardless of the proof that it isn’t.
That is the issue with conspiracy theories. They can never be patted down because they will never be disproven in the mind of the believers. Now, in the eyes of the believers, they know because they see the truth. The truly sad part about all of this is that it isn’t coming from the nut jobs online, like me, but it is coming from the elected officials. The ones we thought were slightly better than that. Even more scary, they are supported by the President. This is why the doomsday clock moved.