Conspiracist Episodes in the U.S. 1797-2001

Conspiracism is a particular narrative form of scapegoating that frames the enemy as part of a vast insidious plot against the common good, while it valorizes the scapegoater as a hero for sounding the alarm. Like other forms of scapegoating, conspiracism often, though not always, targets oppressed or stigmatized groups. In many cases, conspiracism uses coded language to mask ethnic or racial bigotry, for example, attacking the Federal Reserve in ways that evoke common stereotypes about "Jewish bankers."

Chip Berlet and Matthew N. Lyons.
RightWing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort.
New York: Guilford Press, 2000, p. 9.

 

For a full explanation of the timeline below, see Conspiracism in American Political Discourse at the Turn of the Second Millennium

1797–1800 Freemasons/Illuminati ( Europe).

1798–1802 Freemasons/Illuminati ( U.S.).

1820–1844 AntiMasonry (Early Nativism).

1834–1860 Catholic Immigrants (Nativism–Know Nothings).

1830–1866 Slave Power Conspiracy

1873–1905 Plutocrats and Bankers (“The Octopus”).

1903–1920 Jews (Protocols— Russia).

1919–1935 The International Jew (Protocols— Britain & U.S.).

1919–1925 Anarchists and Bolsheviks.

1932–1946 Bankers, Liberal Collectivists, Reds, and Jews.

1940–1950 Reds and the End Times.

1950–1960 Liberal Internationalists & Reds.

1958–1968 Civil Rights Conspiracy..

1963–1970 Assassination Conspiracy Theories.

1960–1980 Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll.

1970–1990 Secret Elites.

1975–Secular Humanism: Feminists and Homosexuals

1986–1990 Secret Team.

1990–New World Order.

2001-Post 9-11 Cheney/Bush Neocon Terror Complicity.

2001-Post 9-11 Cheney/Bush Neocon Mossad/Zionists/Jews Terror Complicity.

2001-Post 9-11 Islamic Menace, Cultural Barbarism, “Clash of Civilizations.”

 

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