Note: Our friend, and former Liberal Resistance editor, Michael Jay Tucker, continues to write about Trump and the horrors he represents. Tucker sometimes lets us post material from his blog. This is one of his more recent. Thanks, MJT.
Way back when, Hillary Clinton referenced what she called the “vast right wing conspiracy” and said that it was opposed to her. She was immediately pilloried for that statement, and for years afterwards you would see people referring to themselves on the Web and elsewhere as “proud members of the vast right wing conspiracy.”
Yet, what do we know about our current political situation? Well, we know that a number of very powerful individuals…the vastly wealthy people and corporations referenced in Jane Mayer’s book, Dark Money…have constructed an enormous network of think tanks, media outlets, and astroturf organizations which has dominated American politics for decades.
Further, we know that this network has managed to more or less purchase outright the GOP, that it has acted to suppress the votes of anyone who might disagree with it, to smear and intimidate liberals, and to ram through Congress legislation broadly opposed by most Americans. We know also that it has spread lies and disinformation (“Obama is a Kenyan”), promoted conspiracy theories, smeared its opponents, launched dirty tricks campaigns against progressives, and, most recently, told Americans that Covid-19 was a hoax and then helped to organize protests against the quarantine that is our front line of defense against the disease.
If that isn’t a Great Right Wing Conspiracy, and a pretty sinister one at that…
Then it will sure do until the anti-Christ comes along.
Michael Jay Tucker is a writer and journalist who has published material on topics ranging from the Jazz Age to computers. (Among his small claims to fame is that he interviewed Steve Jobs just after that talented if complicated man got kicked out of Apple, and just before the company’s Board came begging him to come back.)
Tucker’s most recent book is Padre: To The Island, a meditation on life and death based on the passing of his own parents.
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