Jonathan Kay

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Among the Truthers: A Journey through America’s Growing Conspiracist Underground by Jonathan Kay

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America’s top 10 conspiracy theories

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A British journalist who just interviewed me asked me to tick off the “top 10 conspiracy theories” making the rounds. In no particular order, here’s what I came up with:
  1. 9/11 Truth: The notion that elements within the American government engineered the 9/11 terrorist attacks as a pretext to attack Afghanistan and Iraq.
  2. Obama Birtherism: The notion that Barack Obama is an illegal alien who is constitutionally ineligible to be U.S. president and, in its more ambitious variants, is a Manchurian Candidate-style pawn of some nefarious foreign power, such as Islamism or communism.
  3. Vaccine conspiracy theories: These take several forms. But the most popular is the enduring hoax that the MMR vaccine causes autism. Another has it that seasonal flu vaccines are part of a plot to exterminate human beings to “cull the herd”
  4. HAARP: The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, based in Alaska, is a radio research facility that, for some reason, has become an object of fascination among conspiracy theorists. They blame everything from Japan’s earthquakes to American tornadoes on HAARP.
  5. Chemtrails.” This is what conspiracy theorists call contrails — the white streams of condensation that emit from passenger aircraft and appear as white lines in the sky. They are harmless, but conspiracy theorists are certain that they contain harmful chemicals meant to poison us or render us docile for the benefit of the powers that be.
  6. Bilderbegers. The Bilderberg meeting takes place every year as a wonky transatlantic confab involving American and European elites discussing foreign policy and international trade. Conspiracy theorists have decided that it is actually a sort of all-controlling star chamber where the fate of the world is decided.
  7. FEMA concentration camps. There is a widespread belief among American conspiracy theorists that the Federal Emergency Management Agency — which provides help to victims of such disasters as Hurricane Katrina — is actually part of a secret plot to imprison millions of American “dissidents,” take away their guns, and otherwise turn patriots into prisoners of Washington’s tyrants.
  8. Water fluoridation. Yes, this one is still around — even though water fluoridation has been used safely for well over half a century. Water fluoridation claim that the technology was invented by the Nazis as a means to control captive populations.
  9. Global warning conspiracy theories. Many conservatives have become convinced that the global warming is a deliberate fraud designed by Luddites to destroy the world’s corporations and push humanity back to the pre-industrial age.
  10. Libyan conspiracy theories. A popular theory making the rounds is that Obama attacked Libya because Qaddafi was going to switch Libya, and the rest of Africa, onto a pan-African currency called the “gold dinar,” which would destroy the supremacy of the U.S. dollar, empower the world’s poor, and bankrupt Western nations.