The weaponisation of conspiracy against truth

The weaponisation of conspiracy against truth. By Alexandra Marshall.

While it was fun for a while to laugh and joke that ‘today’s conspiracy is tomorrow’s truth’, what embracing conspiracy has done in the long run is to devalue the power of conservative speech.

It would have been a lot smarter for us to reject the label of conspiracy at the beginning and say, ‘Vaccine injuries are not conspiracy, they are a real and serious side effect of rushed public policy. We’d also like to know the state of collusion between gain of function research and foreign labs.’

‘Conspiracy’ allowed these questions to be shunted out of the public sphere where they largely remain, attempting to claw themselves back into the news cycle. It brings me no pleasure to watch duplicitous click-hungry traitors in the press changing their stripes and latching onto these stories as if the last two years never happened, but the few brave and honourable members of the press who asked the right questions at the start, such as our Editor-in-Chief Rowan Dean, are going to need help if they are to rise above censorship and champion Covid justice.

Additionally, swathes of the libertarian and conservative voter base — feeling rightly betrayed by the media class — have decided that because the press lied about Covid, they are lying about everything. The ‘nothing is true’ ideology is dangerous because it allows those who embrace it to detach from reality and lose all hope of convincing their peers in the centre. It creates a divide that cannot be crossed.

If conversations about Covid vaccine injuries rub shoulders with ‘the moon landing is fake’, ‘the Earth is flat’, and ‘we’re ruled by shape-shifting lizard people’ then what happened during Covid will not be taken seriously.

Truth matters. Lazily rejecting everything the globalists say as false is wrong too.