"I call it the paranoid style simply because no other word adequately evokes the qualities of heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy that I have in mind. ....It is the use of paranoid modes of expression by more or less normal people that makes the phenomenon significant.” — The Paranoid Style in American Politics, Richard Hofstadter, 1964
Stop — Hey, what's that sound? Just listen:
"Climate change” is a scam. It's all a bunch of self-proclaimed environmentalists and so-called scientists, thousands of them in dozens of national academies of science, colluding in a vast conspiracy to keep the cash flowing.
9/11 was an inside job — the only thing the Bush cabal ever pulled off well, in fact. In even bigger fact, it didn't even happen. Just like that “moon landing” sham back in '69.
They're coming for my guns. I just know it. “Registering” guns and “background checks” and safety features are all just the start of the mass confiscation and police state. So I need an assault weapon thingee as I'm sure I can hold them off.
Vaccines cause autism. And... cancer. And all sorts of autoimmune diseases, whatever those are. And other bad stuff. Not only that, those shots are a communist/capitalist plot to control us and keep the cash flowing.
Pot isn't legal because the pharmaceutical industry is so afraid that, since pot cures everything, it would put them out of business.
Abortion causes breast cancer. And kills babies too.
AIDS was invented by government scientists to kill people off. Then it got away from them. But they don't really mind so much as they have been making money from it ever since.
Fluoridation of water causes cancer, melts bones, and is just a way for chemical companies to make tons of money, besides being a communist government plot.
"Evolution” is just a theory and there are people who believe in “intelligent design” too so there's no reason not to give both equal time in education.
Tobacco smoke in the air doesn't isn't bad for you. It's just a bunch of nannies trying to control us.
Chemtrails. They are spraying stuff all over the skies to poison us all. I mean, just look up.
JFK, RFK, and MLK were all killed by the CIA. And Bob Marley too.
Population control is all a First World plot to decimate the Third World.
"Illegals” take our jobs. Not that we want any of those jobs or to pay “legals” enough to do them, but still.
Obamacare is a government takeover of medicine. It's worse than Medicare.
Hemp will save the planet but is kept illegal because of all the profitable products it would replace.
The NSA is spying on my calls and computer. Not that anything I have ever said or wrote or thought is a threat to anybody in power or of real interest to anybody but myself or maybe some companies hoping to sell me stuff, but the government is after me.
Hillary killed that guy.
Obama is still from Kenya.
Go ahead, prove me wrong. Like me, you've got nothing better to do.