Are you as sick and tired as I am of all those tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy nutters who express skepticism whenever the kind and beneficent US intelligence agencies bestow us with urgent information about a new country in need of regime change? Do you want to get rid of that kooky fringe 74 percent of Americans who believe in a “Deep State” which controls the elected government?

Well you’re in luck, bucko! I happen to have compiled right here a list of six simple steps that our compassionate government and fearless media can take to rid America of these looney toon paranoid conspiracy theorists once and for all:

1. Stop fucking lying all the time.

Simple, right? Just stop lying and people will stop wondering how the narrative they’re being spoon fed by their politicians and the media differs from reality!

End the practice of defense and intelligence agencies collaborating with think tanks and unelected insiders to manufacture false narratives which are then promulgated by pundits and politicians of both mainstream parties to advance imperialist agendas. What will Alex Jones and Sputnik talk about if the voices of power start telling the truth all of a sudden instead of lying about the justifications for imperialist wars, excluding and censoring skeptics of establishment orthodoxies from the mainstream conversation, and being forthright about the massive and ubiquitous problems in America’s democratic system?

That’ll show those crackpots!

2. Try some actual fucking government transparency.

That’s right! Add government transparency into the mix and what will hostile non-state intelligence operatives like Julian Assange have to publish? I say we drive the WikiLeaks fake news complex right out of business by eliminating the immense veil of secrecy which shrouds so many levels of US government. That way when those annoying conspiracy kooks try to say we’re not being given the full story about the behavior of America and its allies, our leaders can just tell them “Uh, yes we are actually” and show unredacted documentation of all their behaviors.

How do you like that, Russian WikiLeaks? We are the WikiLeaks now!

3. Stop fucking killing people.

Of course, it’s hard to be transparent when you’re conducting countless military operations all over the planet at any given moment, so we’ll probably have to stop that too. We don’t want to give away the secret plans and locations of America’s brave servicemen and women, after all. Dedicate the US military to defending America’s own shores and close down the hundreds of US military bases which dot the world like freckles on a Scotsman, and the next time those paranoid conspiracy freaks start questioning what they’re being told they can just be shown the truth.

Not as much fun as drone bombing children, I’ll admit, but if we want to get serious about this conspiracy theory epidemic we’ve got to start somewhere.

4. Stop promoting fucking conspiracy theories.

I don’t like to be a Debbie downer, but when we’ve got news stories coming out every few days promoting theories about the US president conspiring with the Russian government, it gets a little difficult to tell people not to indulge in conspiracy theories. Unproven claims about powerful people conspiring together is the exact thing that a conspiracy theory is, and while I understand that these are authorized conspiracy theories, we can’t rely on these crazy loons to understand the distinction.

Better to lead by example and avoid trafficking in conspiracy theories altogether, in my opinion.

5. Stop being such fucking assholes.

If US intelligence agencies weren’t torturing people, they wouldn’t have to lie about torturing. If US intelligence agencies weren’t surveilling US citizens, they wouldn’t have to lie about their surveillance programs. If US intelligence agencies weren’t constantly committing horrific atrocities to protect the interests of the powerful from the powerless, everyone would trust them and you’d stop seeing all these ridiculous conspiracy theories about what those agencies have been up to.

Call me crazy, but I’ve got this wild notion that maybe if highly secretive defense and intelligence agencies weren’t inflicting unspeakable acts of depravity and degradation upon humanity all the time from behind the veil of government opacity, humanity would be less paranoid about them.

6. Maybe try some fucking democracy for once.

People are beginning to notice that no matter who they vote for they get the same exploitative neoliberal policies at home and the same murderous neoconservative policies abroad, which doesn’t do much to dispel those wacky notions about a permanent unelected government pulling the strings while the official elected government puts on a pretend democracy show every few years. It would probably be a good idea to do something about how America has the worst electoral system in the western world, how ordinary Americans have virtually no influence over US policy or behavior compared to wealthy Americans, and the way the rigidly-enforced two-party system necessarily creates an extortion scheme where both parties serve the same plutocratic interests but bully Americans into supporting one or the other under the threat of losing civil liberties.

And again, I hate to be a wet blanket, but those defense and intelligence agencies technically are unelected and technically do wield an immense amount of power, and technically do have an immense amount of influence over Washington, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, Hollywood, the mainstream media, big oil, plutocratic interests, US allies, world trade, and countless major world events. By restoring power to the people instead of leaving it all in the hands of an elite class of secretive agencies and their plutocratic allies, people might feel like they have a bit more control over what’s going on in their country and won’t have to make up nonsensical stories about a “deep state”.

If we could pull these steps off, what will these conspiracy-mongering grifters have to sell to the naive populace? If everyone trusts their government and feels confident in the democratic process, who will believe stories about powerful unelected forces ruling over them?

You certainly wouldn’t have 74 percent of them subscribing to this absurd “deep state” conspiracy theory, that’s for sure.


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12 responses to “How To Get Rid Of Paranoid Conspiracy Theorists”

  1. Caitlin – You’re an amazing writer! This is such a great piece — I just love it.

    Keep going — we need you.

  2. Good to see you back on message Caitlin. Haters will always hate. Don’t let them get to you. Keep hammering them Caitlin. Ignore the crap they say about you. The more they spew hate at you the better. It just proves you are getting to them. Keep it up. Just don’t let your own conceit rule you. There are many silent readers like myself who applaud your sheer guts and bravado Caitlin. Best regards to your other half. He is a good man. Would that I could, damned that I can’t. Be what I should and not what I aren’t. You are a mighty warrior for the silent majority who know you speak the truth. Keep it up our Champion.

  3. Harry s Nydick Avatar
    Harry s Nydick

    I’d add another one, a derivative of your item #2. For #7, I’d drop the word ‘Transparency,’ and just go with, ‘Try some actual fucking government for a change.’

  4. Robert Russell Avatar
    Robert Russell

    Just because you are paranoid does not mean they are not after you.

  5. Thank you Caitlin! Great piece! –This is why I Love you!
    No one kicks UP so strongly, succinctly and beautifully.
    Please keep taking care of yourself as you keep up the ultimate fight.

  6. Thank you Caitlin! This is why I Love you!
    Your best piece in a while… No one kicks up so strongly, succinctly and beautifully.
    Please keep taking care of yourself as you keep up the good fight!

  7. I believe in free-enterprise to a point, but can see the deceptions tried on by US politicians, and ours here. I especially love how they try the one where when you give a tax cut to companies, often owned by the 1% and this will lead to “trickle down” of more wages and more jobs to the working class! What a beauty! If I run a business and can get the right number of people at a profitable wage, why the hell give em more money?

    Keep it up Caitlin, what you are talking is not conspiracy, you are observing what they hope the great unwashed will not see. Bill Clinton lifted taxes, economy went up, facts/evidence which can be found.

    I regard myself in the centre of politics, but the right would no doubt put me as part of the loony left, lest too many others start to get it.

  8. Brilliant as usual, reality with humour. The best kind of satire.

  9. Caitlin ,

    Stop trying to be such a delicate flower. No more namby-pamby. Say what you mean !

    ;-)) Haha

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