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9/11 Trutherism Back in the News

9/11 Trutherism Back in the News

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
September 23, 2013

Twelve years after the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, conspiracy theorists are still searching for evidence that confirms their suspicions that what really happened on 9/11 was not what appeared in the 9/11 Commission Report.

Nope, It Was Always Already Wrong

Nope, It Was Always Already Wrong

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
August 8, 2013

Recently, the claim that the phrase “conspiracy theory” was popularized in the 1960s by the CIA to discredit those who dared to question the Warren Commission has been popping up in the conspiracy-o-sphere.

The Downing of Flight 800—The Conspiracy Theory I Believed

The Downing of Flight 800—The Conspiracy Theory I Believed

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
June 24, 2013

It was an election year, 1996, the end of Clinton’s first term. I was not a Clinton fan. During one of my calls back home, I talked to a family member whose client was an executive at TWA, which was based in my hometown of St. Louis. And my family member told me that this client said that after the election it was going to come out that a training missile had taken down TWA Flight 800.

Information Cycle of Violence

Information Cycle of Violence

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
January 11, 2013

New media, especially YouTube, has changed the public’s relationship to news and information in a way that has made conspiracy theories not only more prevalent but also a much more participatory pursuit. For this reason, it is vital that any student of conspiracy theory attain some degree of media literacy. A good place to start is with the information cycle.

Enemies, Mostly Domestic

Enemies, Mostly Domestic

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
September 17, 2012

The last month has seen a disturbing number of high-profile mass shootings, and these events, when filtered through the conspiratorial worldview, become distorted and magnified in strange and interesting ways.

Tim McVeigh’s Must-Read List: The Turner Diaries

Tim McVeigh’s Must-Read List: The Turner Diaries

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
June 20, 2012

Demographic and social changes, augmented by an entrenched and politically active nativist movement that targets illegal immigrants, should encourage our awareness of the ideological fountain from which the racist subset of these militias draw, including The Turner Diaries.

Out of Mind? Out of Sight!

Out of Mind? Out of Sight!

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
May 17, 2012

The source of the dread, foreboding, or control that conspiracy theorists sense is often outside the range of the normal experience of everyday life, which in no way diminishes the sense of a real threat. Therefore, they locate the locus of power just beyond the normal citizen's perceptual range. . . .

The Denver International Airport Conspiracy

The Denver International Airport Conspiracy

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
April 11, 2012

Somehow, the conspiratorial world has convinced itself that, to use Richard Dreyfus’s phrase as he sculpts his mashed potatoes into a replica of the Devil’s Tower, the Denver International Airport “means something.” What exactly it means is unclear, but conspiracy theorists know its meaning is sinister.

Maria Monk’s Awful Disclosures: A Classic American Conspiracy Theory

Maria Monk’s Awful Disclosures: A Classic American Conspiracy Theory

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
February 27, 2012

We have a long history of being afraid of the wrong people: the Masons, the Illuminati, the Commies, those cunning homosexuals—all of these groups at some point or another have been identified as the enemy, the embodiment of evil that would tear the heart out of America and deliver it to perdition.