I have been talking a lot about conspiracy theorists (and related bullshit) at AVfM. Over and over again I provide links, but I keep getting guys here saying, “I haven’t seen what you’re talking about”. After this post, there is no excuse. All of these links are posts, not comments, but posts. This means that they come from Paul Elam and other members of the staff at AVfM, not random commenters who could be anyone (including feminists trolling AVfM). Here are the links.
- This post promotes the conspiracy theory that feminist was ran by the CIA and the Rockefellers (complete with inspiration from the conspiracy theorist mangina, Henry Makow).
- Here is more of the same about the CIA running feminism. Paul Elam in the first comment to that post called the idea “absolutely sterling”.
- Here is a post promoting conspiracy theories about fiat currency and banking.
- This post is promotes conspiracy theories about Leo Strauss.
I’m sure there are more examples, but these are enough to prove my point. The last two links don’t talk about feminism, anti-feminist or mens rights AT ALL. They’re completely useless for anything related to anti-feminism. The first two links also have multiple problems. The conspiracy theory that Gloria Steinem worked for the CIA (and by extension the CIA funded feminism) is a conspiracy theory that got started by other feminists. Why should we believe this? All of this goes beyond the problem that conspiracy theory lacks evidence.
When someone talks about the Rockefellers being behind feminism, they mean the Rockefeller men. Conspiracy theory is an attempt to transfer responsiblity for womens actions on to a group of men. This makes women out to be victims of men, and it is a refusal to hold women accountable for their actions. This type of white knighting is what makes conspiracy theorists huge manginas. You see this everywhere with conspiracy theorists. For example, Henry Makow promotes the idea that feminism benefits men and only men (when he’s not promoting the idea that young men should be castrated). How can we possibly trust any conspiracy theorist to be against feminism, since they think feminism benefits men and that women aren’t responsible for their feminist actions? This shows that conspiracy theorists aren’t really anti-feminist. They’re either pretending to be anti-feminist to trick real anti-feminists into supporting them, or it’s really just an alternate way for conspiracy theorists to be against the Jews or the Rockefellers or whoever else they think is behind feminism.
Conspiracy theory is also all about false accusations at its heart. Anytime I read a conspiracy theory about the Rockefellers or some other group of men that conspiracy theorists believe are doing nefarious shit, I see all the same arguements that were used against me when I was falsely accused of sexual harassment. This isn’t a coincidence. I will deal with this subject in a future post.
Conspiracy theory also has a lot of other problems I don’t have time to cover like how a lot of it is a scam to sell books and DVDs to gullible morons. They also have a habit of invading blogs and forums on unrelated subjects and forcing out the sane people who want to talk about aviation, video games, pets, or whatever the subject of the blog or forum is about because people get tired of dealing with them.
The problems with conspiracy theorists go beyond them just being wrong. It alienates sane anti-feminists and prevents real anti-feminism from occuring because conspiracy theorists are maginas who white knight for women. It’s clear that the staff at AVfM desires to promote conspiracy theory or they wouldn’t have written posts promoting conspiracy theory. Knowing everything I explained, how can I possibly trust AVfM to be meaningfully anti-feminist? I can’t.