Tamerlame asked about this Yuri Bezmenov video and why it is linked to antifeminism. If you bother to watch the video (and watching it is a waste of time), you will notice that feminism is not brought up at all in the video. So why is this video linked to antifeminism at all? There are two reasons. First, conspiracy theory is filled with old men who are fighting enemies that no longer exist like communists. They are incapable of dealing with the reality that communism is dead so they still imagine communist conspiracies.
Second, the video talks about what would be called “useful idiots” getting theirs. Conspiracy theorists don’t believe that feminism is actually bad. They believe that a secret entity is behind feminism, and that entity is bad. One thing that is either implied or explicitly stated in conspiracy theories about feminism is that whenever whoever is behind feminism is done with it, they will remove feminism. In the video, part of the plan for communist takeover involves murdering supporters of the communist takeover who are considered too dangerous to keep around for whatever reason. Similarly, conspiracy theories only see feminists as “useful idiots” that will be eliminated by the conspiracy eventually. Conspiracy theorists find this comforting since it means they don’t have to do anything. Someone else will take care of the problem even if it is the the same conspiracy they’re fighting against.
Conspiracy theorists don’t want to accept that there isn’t a plan behind feminism. They find the idea the feminism doesn’t have a plan behind it to be scary since it requires conspiracy theorists to actually do something about it. If there’s a plan behind feminism, then conspiracy theorists can justify their laziness and cowardice. Similar thinking that leads to inaction and apathy is pervasive in conspiracy theory and has been documented in scientific studies. We see conspiracy theories bitch a lot on the internet, but nothing beyond that. Given the nature of the conspiracy theories they believe in (i.e. conspiracies to murder 80% or more of the world’s population), we would expect conspiracy theorists to try to stop the conspiracy from implementing their plans, but conspiracy theorists never do that. If you question conspiracy theorists on why they don’t do anything about the conspiracies they believe in, they will give excuses like accusing anyone trying to do something as “controlled opposition”. In other words, anyone who tries to oppose the conspiracy is really working for the conspiracy. It is a Kafkatrap that provides an excuse for conspiracy theorists to be lazy cowards.
Another excuse that you will commonly see from conspiracy theorists is that the conspiracy is “spiritual”. Thus, the conspiracy can only defeated with “spiritual” means which requires something like the return of Jesus. This is just another example of conspiracy theorists being lazy cowards since they are using Jesus as an excuse to not do anything. There are other excuses that conspiracy theorists come up with to avoid doing anything, but they are all the same. Somebody else is going to conveniently take care of all the problems caused by the conspiracy even if it is the conspiracy itself. The reason why the Yuri Bezmenov video is linked to feminism is because it is a way for conspiracy theorists to make excuses for their lack of action against feminism.