You’ve often heard it said that conservatives have an unhealthy fixation on unfounded conspiracy theories. This claim has a level of truth to it. But the notion that people on the left are not also obsessed with promoting baseless conspiratorial stories is patently absurd. The recent uproar over the design of the stage used at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) over the weekend is a prime example of the far-left losing their collective minds over nothing.
RedState’s Nick Arama reported that after leftists deceptively claimed that the CPAC stage was shaped like an old Nazi symbol, “liberals flipped out, went after the CPAC organizers and Hyatt for hosting, and even tried to hunt down who was behind building the stage.”
Of course, as it always is with so-called progressive outrage, there was a problem: Their claim was absolutely false. It turned out that the Design Foundry, the firm who designed the stage, stated it “had no idea that the design resembled any symbol, nor was there any intention to create something that did.” Moreover, the owners of the company supported President Joe Biden and had worked with left-leaning organizations like MSNBC and Google.
Conservatives on social media have lampooned the far-left’s penchant for ridiculous conspiracy theories by referring to these individuals as BlueAnon, a play on the name of the QAnon movement, which is also based on ridiculous conspiracy theories.
Here’s another example: Producer and actor Kiki Melendez recently accused CNN media activist Jake Tapper for criticizing Biden’s decision to bomb Syria.
I feel like I’m losing my fucking mind…and don’t say she’s an outlier, an alarming number of people are processing criticism of the Biden administration this way. pic.twitter.com/7keizQ02UN
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 27, 2021
Asha Rangappa, a CNN analyst also stepped into the rabbit hole when she seemed to intimate that the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol building was orchestrated by Trump’s Defense Department. Just look at the comments on this particular tweet and you will find that #BlueAnon actually exists.
Something was rotten at DoD on January 6, 2021
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) March 3, 2021
Of course, we would be remiss to forget about the years-long promoting of the Russiagate conspiracy theory that was peddled by Democrats and their close friends and allies in the activist press, wouldn’t we? This particular narrative wasted tens of millions in taxpayer funds to pursue allegations that were brazenly false.
Now that President Trump is out of office, one would think that these progressive conspiracy theories would die down. But the opposite is more likely to happen. With Trump being an outsider again, you can expect to see leftists blaming any misstep that the Biden administration makes on Trump. Indeed, we will probably see them point the finger at the former president whenever something awful or untoward happens. Unfortunately, this is the world we live in now. But it doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun at their expense, does it?