Since Blah started spamming this blog with unrelated conspiracy theory bullshit, I have banned him. (Spamming is one the very few things that will get you banned here.) Also, I did some investigation and based on IP addresses and referrers, there is a high probability he was working for Infowars/PrisonPlanet/the Alex Jones set of websites.
I’m against conspiracy theory for more reasons than the fact that they’re insane. They present practical problems and more. Letting them hang around anti-feminist blogs just gives feminists ammunition against us. It allows them to paint us all as conspiracy theorist nuts. Conspiracy theorists also have a habit of destroying blogs and forums they invade. I have seen this outside of anti-feminist blogs and forums. For example, I know of video game forums that got invaded by conspiracy theorists. Typically, what happens to a website invaded by conspiracy theorists is that one conspiracy theorist won’t stop posting about conspiracy theory. The rest of the forum starts trying to show the conspiracy theorist why they’re wrong, but that doesn’t work. More conspiracy theorists show up. Eventually, the sane supermajority gets tired of dealing with the conspiracy theorists so they leave for greener pastures. This for all intents and purposes concedes the website to the conspiracy theorists. When it’s just a video game forum, then the loss is pretty minimal. When it comes to anti-feminism, the loss is huge so we have to fight back.
Trying to get conspiracy theorists to snap out of it is a waste of time. You can have all of the facts in the world, but it won’t matter. Conspiracy theorists will just stick their fingers in their ears, and say, “la la la. I can’t hear you.” The best example of this is somewhere in PMAFT’s archives where he was able to show that several of Hawaiian Fat Blob’s conspiracy theories were mathematically and financially impossible. Hawaiian Fat Blob just stuck his fingers in his ears and said, “You forgot about the monster from Jekyll Island”. Yes, Hawaiian Fat Blob response if you can call it that was no better than gibberish. This is why conspiracy theorists are guaranteed to have brain damage.
It’s also easy to forget that when it comes to conspiracy theorists, you’re not just dealing with plain old kooks. (This is really true when it comes to the Paleo-Game Cult because they are nothing but kooks.) The conspiracy theorist community had a disproportionately high number of people on various forms of psychological medication. This isn’t surprising, but it means that you can’t convince them with logical arguments ever since their brains don’t work properly.
There’s another group that is very problematic in conspiracy theory. I have been reading a lot of skeptic forums and blogs to learn about how others are dealing with conspiracy theorists, and something that has come up a lot is just how many conspiracy theorists actually believe in conspiracy theory. This means they have alternate agendas. Some of these agendas can be purely financial, i.e. selling books and DVDs or trying to pump up gold investments. In many other cases, their agenda is political. They believe in some sort of ultra-fringe politics, but are trying to find recruits to fight for them. This means that they are trying to co-opt anti-feminism for their own purposes. They have no true interest in anti-feminism except as a recruiting tool. To them conspiracy theory acts as a tool of spreading FUD (fear, uncertainty, & doubt). They’re using a very underhanded form of deception to advance their political agenda by making a barrage of what is effectively false accusations. They are like feminists. Trying to show these “conspiracy theorists” the error of their ways won’t work because they don’t truly believe in conspiracy theory in the first place. How can we know that such a thing is happening? It’s consistent with psychological research that shows that conspiracy theorists are willing more than anyone else to actually be a part of conspiracies themselves. Actual scientific research shows that conspiracy theorists are likely to do this.
This is why there is no agreeing to disagree when it comes to conspiracy theorists and anti-feminism. They are either kooks or have agendas that are hostile to anti-feminism. The anti-feminist cause doesn’t need their support either. It’s clear that for every conspiracy theorist that invades the anti-feminist space, at least 10 sane men leave. It’s probably 20 or even higher than that. Being agressively anti-conspiracy theorist will build up numbers for the cause of anti-feminism, not the opposite.