Konspirace jako hrom

NEW YORK – Nastal věk konspiračních teorií? Řada důkazů naznačuje, že se ocitáme v jakémsi zlatém věku občanské spekulace, dokumentace a dedukce, která se formuje – obvykle na internetu – a šíří po celém světě jako virus. Při tomto procesu se nasávají konspirační teorie z okrajů veřejného diskurzu, kde byly dříve zpravidla uvězněné, občas přímo do nitra politiky.

Zjistila jsem to náhodou. Napsala jsem knihu o zneužívání výkonné moci ve Spojených státech během Bushových let, a když jsem pátrala po novém dění, narazila jsem na internetu na rozhovory, které berou vážně historky o zákulisních manipulacích.

Existují určitá výsadní témata. V USA je častou látkou to, že světové elity kují pikle – mimo jiné prostřednictvím Bilderbergovy skupiny nebo Rady pro zahraniční vztahy – s cílem vytvořit „jedinou celosvětovou vládu“, kterou budou namísto národních vlád řídit samy. Ke slovu se občas dostávají i folklornější podrobnosti, jež mezi členy této kabaly zahrnují ilumináty, svobodné zednáře, držitele Rhodesova stipendia nebo, tak jako vždycky, Židy.

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