As we know women make a lot of false accusations whether it’s about rape, sexual harassment, or lots of other things. When they get caught making false accusations, they (and their mangina defenders) often will use the excuse that they were just trying to start a conversation (or dialogue or discussion). Obviously, it’s bullshit, but that doesn’t stop others from using the same excuse, namely conspiracy theorists. For example, Smultronstället said this.
I guess it is because of this that I still have kind of a soft spot in my heart for Alex Jones. Because these infowars-guys … say what you want about them, but at least they recognized that they were ruled by people who had different INTERESTS, who were not simply misinformed but malicious.
Let’s remember the context of this. Alex Jones has falsely accused a lot of men of raping and sexually abusing children. (This is something we see every conspiracy theorist do.) PizzaGate is one of the biggest examples, but far from the only one. The Chobani corporation is suing Alex Jones because Jones falsely accused Chobani and its owner facilitating the rape and sexual abuse of children. Raping or sexually abusing children is one of the most vile crimes in existence. Falsely accusing someone of that crime is equally as vile. Yet, conspiracy theorists like Smultronstället defend this by saying that at least Alex Jones started a conversation about how the “ruling class” having different interests than the rest of the population. Putting aside that the issue of whether the “ruling class” has different interests to the rest of the population is more complex than that, it is clear that the nearly all of “ruling class” has no interest in raping and sexually abusing children, just like everyone else.
Just as both women and conspiracy theorists expect us to “listen and believe”, both groups think it is perfectly acceptable to falsely accuse men of the most vile of crimes. In fact, the false accusations that women and conspiracy theorists make are practically the same. The only difference is whether men are falsely accused of raping women or of raping children. Since they’re so similar it’s not a surprise that when caught by their lies, they both use the excuse that they were just trying to “start a conversation”.