Well, ever since Donald Trump became a serious contender back in the 2016 election, there was a noticeable change in the way conspiracy theories were treated by the mainstream media. Before 2016, conspiracy theorists were tin foil hat-wearing crackpots, the ones with all their silly theories about Barack Obama and America becoming a Muslim country. Anyone who questioned the official account of just about anything fit in this category, and we posted many real news stories criticizing people for being “conspiracy theorists” back from those days.
Enter Donald Trump. All of a sudden, for four years, the mainstream media would change its tune. Suddenly being a conspiracy theorist was cool and the right thing to do. We watched as the mainstream media fed us conspiracy theories as real news night after night, even as more and more evidence (or the lack thereof) revealed that most of the theories just didn’t hold water. For a while, being a conspiracy theorist was a true lover and defender of America. It was kind of nice, although a bad time to run a conspiracy website like Common Sense Conspiracy.
Well, today, make no mistake, being a conspiracy theorist is not cool anymore.
Just browse a mainstream media source right now like CNN for instance. Every other story is tossing around the term conspiracy theories, and the connotation that goes with it is decidedly not good. We’re back in the tin foil hats people, and while that may be good news for the CSC’s bottom line, it shows that things are returning to normal as the powers-that-be have things approaching where they were supposed to be when Trump took the political world by storm and turned it upside down. The establishment never forgave him for that. He wasn’t supposed to win, much less not conform to their ways when he did win. For that, the punishment may never end. The establishment may not feel that Trump and his family have been punished enough until they all inhabit prison cells. In the meantime, the mainstream media is painting a broad brush across America, calling over 70 million people that voted for Trump in the election crackpot conspiracy theorists. That’s a lot of crazy people, isn’t it? It’s a wonder we made it this far.
Most likely things will stay this way, unless Trump returns in 2024, or one of his children. This is unlikely because once he is out of the White House, the establishment will do everything in its power to make sure no one usurps the one-party two-party system again. It was unlikely to happen the first time. The second time will be downright impossible.
Wear your tin foil hats proud, folks. There is and never was anything wrong with questioning the official account of things.