JOHN McADAMS SAID:
Banning Conspiracy from YouTube....
It seems that CNN is working to get videos from Alex Jones' INFOWARS banned from YouTube. In fact, they obviously would like to get Jones' entire channel banned. [Click Here]
Since some of Jones' theories are far fringe, it's tempting to applaud this.
The problem, of course, is: who gets to decide what is "fringe," and how long until more mainstream conspiracies are judged to be a "violation" of some "guidelines" and banned?
Not to speak of the fact that, in a free society, even fringe theories have a right to be heard.
The mentality of Cass Sunstein is definitely out there, and not without supporters.
DAVID VON PEIN SAID:
Along similar lines, I've been experiencing two new "conspiracy trends" among the outer-fringe conspiracy nuts when it comes to some comments I've been receiving in the last few months on my JFK YouTube channel:
1.) Many goofball CTers now apparently have it fixed in their minds that a regular (non-stretch) Lincoln limousine was used for the Dallas motorcade, instead of the stretch limo (SS-100-X) that all sensible people know President Kennedy and Governor Connally were sitting in when they were shot by rifle bullets on 11/22/63.
I regularly see comments on some of my YouTube videos from people saying they just don't believe that Kennedy and Connally were riding in a stretch limousine in Dallas, despite the fact those same conspiracy theorists have undoubtedly gazed upon the hundreds of still photographs and films that depict the men riding in the President's stretch "bubbletop" limo through the streets of Dallas, Texas (such as this photo and this film).
These conspiracy nuts embrace something called "The Mandela Effect" (collective false memory). And I guess they must also believe that ALL of those hundreds of pictures and films have been faked in unison in order to perpetuate some grandiose "Mandela Effect" among unsuspecting Americans. (Can CTers get much sillier than this?)
I think some of the "Mandela" believers (the ones who are just too lazy to look up all the various photos of the stretch limo being used on Nov. 22) could be merely mixing up the vehicles that JFK and John Connally rode in on 11/22/63, because the two men (and Jackie) did travel in a white non-stretch Lincoln convertible for their drive from the Hotel Texas to Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth before departing for Dallas that morning. And there is film footage showing them in that car (see the last minute of the video on this page).
Here's a sampling of some of the inane comments that I get from conspiracy theorists at my JFK YouTube channel (with one crazy lady even suggesting that a six-passenger limousine did not even exist in the year 1963):
2.) And the second fairly new conspiracy trend I've been seeing lately at YouTube is the "Crisis Actors" theory. On more than one occasion in just the last few months, conspiracy fanatics have left comments on my YouTube videos saying that they believe that some of the various people who were interviewed following JFK's assassination were, in reality, merely "crisis actors" and are not to be trusted, including witnesses such as Bill Newman, Gayle Newman, Abraham Zapruder, and Marrion Baker.
So, it would seem as though not only are the old staple JFK conspiracy theories alive and well here in the 21st century (e.g., the motorcade route was changed; Oswald didn't have enough time to get to the 2nd-floor lunchroom; Mac Wallace's fingerprint was found in the Sniper's Nest; "Back and to the left" proves there was a shot from the front; the "Mystery Deaths"; the backyard photos of Oswald are fakes; etc.), but a brand-new set of crackpot conspiracy theories have blossomed to keep those other crackpot theories company, such as "The Mandela Effect" and "The Crisis Actors".
The conspiracy silliness never ends. And it never will.
I agree with John McAdams, though ..... even kooky fringe conspiracy theorists have a right to voice their opinions (and their theories).
David Von Pein
February 24, 2018