I have been taken to task for being against conspiracy theory. I have been told that conspiracy theory is about, “libertarianism and resisting encroaching globalization and the coming police state“. Putting aside how I thought that conspiracy theory was actually about making theories about (non-existent) conspiracies, where do the false accusations that I’m constantly seeing in conspiracy theory come into this?
Take the rape accusation against Dominque Strauss-Kahn. Conspiracy theorists declared Strauss-Kahn guilty before any trial started. If these people are actually anti-feminist why are they suddenly declaring a man guilty of rape when they should know better? Why have they suddenly stopped talking about the false rape industry in this case? These sorts of accusations (that have no evidence) are common in conspiracy theory such as accusations that lots of politicans and celebrities are pedophiles. There are lots of these absurd accusations which given their absurdity are clearly false.
What really happened with Strauss-Kahn? He’s likely the victim of a false accusation.
The New York Times, citing unnamed law enforcement sources close to the case, said prosecutors now do not believe much of the story told by the French politician’s accuser — a Guinea-born hotel maid — and that she had repeatedly lied to them since the May 14 alleged attack.
Among the discoveries, one official told the newspaper, are issues involving the asylum application of the 32-year-old housekeeper, and possible links to criminal activities, including drug dealing and money laundering.
If you have been reading this blog long enough, this should sound familiar to you. I have been the victim of false accusations, false sexual harassment accusations in my case. Strauss-Kahn’s false accusation led to discoveries of the accuser’s involvement in crime, and so did one of my false accusations. No one should really be suprised with these similarities.
Is there going to be an apology from (supposedly anti-feminist) conspiracy theorists for trying to cruicfy Strauss-Kahn? I suggest not holding your breath. Conspiracy theorists like to say they are “truth seekers”. This proves they are the opposite because they have been the side of a false accusation, a lie, from the beginning and still are.
I’m sure the conspiracy theorists will say that Strauss-Kahn got away with rape because his conspiracy buddies protected him. That’s another similarity I share with Strauss-Kahn. I have been accused of being part of the same conspiracy and getting away with sexual harassment in the same manner.
As someone who has been on the reciving end of false accusations, conspiracy theory seems to be a vehicle for false accusations against men. I stand up for men who have been falsely accused like myself so I will have none of conspiracy theory.