As we all know, the left doesn’t trust us to think for ourselves, which is why we see so many self-appointed misinformation experts helping the political establishment to assist us on the way to their conclusions.
To this end, misinformation expert Abbie Richards has decided to make a conspiracy theory tier list, just like all those cool YouTubers who tier things like animals for viability:
Yes, I linked to the tweet that time. If you’re wondering why I sometimes post a screengrab instead, it’s on the chance that these kinds of posters develop a flash of self-awareness needed to comprehend this type of content as the cringe that it is, and they attempt to memory-hole it, in the hopes that the internet would ever forget.
For your benefit, here’s the full chart:
Part of what makes artistic expressions such as the above as fascinating as they are is because they reveal more about the artist than anybody else. It doesn’t take long browsing the chart to see where Abbie Richards stands in regards to various issues.
What’s fascinating is what she considers to be dangerous. While some of the above can be classified as harmful misinformation, nearly all of it, including the upper tiers, is mainly just the stuff of old men yelling at clouds, and disheveled men meandering about at parks and rambling semi-coherently because they forgot to take their meds.
But what’s especially deafening about the above chart is the conspiracy theories that the chart omits, such as the idea that Trump colluded with Russians to win the 2016 Presidential election, or that the January 6th Capitol protest was an organized attempt at an insurrection. What makes those conspiracy theories actually dangerous is that they are believed by legacy media pundits, political elites, and their corporate interests who peddle these same conspiracy theories as facts, in spite of the same being defeated by both thorough investigation and basic observation.
Also interesting is the use of the phrase “Antisemitic Point of No Return”, which implies that each of the conspiracy theories above it were intrinsically anti-Semitic, and that the chart maker is so vindictive that if you’ve considered any of them, then as far as she’s concerned you cannot be reconciled back to reality.
As you probably already know, the inventers of conspiracy theories usually ram-rod anti-Semitism into them because it’s practically a meme at this point. Any conspiracy theory can be made anti-Semitic with an arbitrary implication that Jews were somehow involved, which is often what happens with them. Considering how clever conspiracy theorists present Jews to be, it’s interesting that there aren’t more Synagogues around. One would think that with all that they supposedly have their hands in, Jews would have a greater ideological stranglehold on the world.
Okay, closing paragraph. On this blog, I make fun of the stupid things that people do. As you can imagine, the work of finding new material is not hard. So, thanks, Abbie Richards, for providing the low-hanging fruit.