Erik Rush has never seen a weird conspiracy theory he didn’t embrace and advocate. This is the guy, after all, who believes Jim Garrow’s bizarre bleatings about Obama trying to nuke South Carolina. So when another writer makes fun of conspiracy theories, he leaps to their defense, armed with…well, nothing.
Eichenwald has a nasty bee in his bonnet regarding Agenda 21 in particular, the U.N.’s ostensibly “nonbinding statement of intent signed in 1992 by President George H.W. Bush and 177 other world leaders” intended to foster management of urban development and land-use policies in ways that minimize the impact on the environment. In the author’s view, this has been seized upon by “extremist organizations” who claim that it is an attempt by statists to seize private property, herd people into cities, impose redistribution of wealth and crush dissent. “Trees will be given the same rights as humans. Electricity companies will conduct surveillance on customers,” he bleats sarcastically.
As though none of this was actually occurring already.
That’s it? Sarcasm is not an argument and it certainly isn’t evidence.
Back in March, I revealed that a source in the intelligence community had informed me that Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 was hijacked in a Central Intelligence Agency-sponsored operation reeking of corporate and government intrigue, that the airliner had not crashed and that the manufacturer, Boeing, had likely been involved due to the technical implications of such an undertaking.
I was roundly ridiculed, of course, yet this week Malaysia’s influential former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad accused the CIA and Boeing of having done just that, describing the very scenario I outlined, and detailing how it might have been accomplished in the same way it was initially explained to me. Mohamad also charged that the missing aircraft’s current whereabouts are known to the alleged conspirators.
This is just one of the recent “conspiracy theories” and “phony scandals” that have either borne out in truth, or appear to contain more than an element of truth.
On Planet Wingnuttia, having someone else make the same bizarre claim you made means that it has been “borne out in truth.” And it doesn’t matter whether the other person is the least bit credible.