We’ve always had fringe conspiracy theories floating in the ether, but it seems like now — perhaps because of social media — they are more visible than ever.
Lord knows there have been a million insane conspiracy theories revolving around President Trump and Russia.
My personal favorite was the one that claimed the Russian government had been grooming him to be president of the United States since the 1980s.
Gotta love those Russians — always playing the long game!
But now we are being constantly bombarded with stories about Zina Bash supposedly flashing a secret white supremacy symbol.
Look, I get it.
Some on the left just cannot accept Hillary Clinton’s defeat and desperately want to cling to some other explanation.
So they came up with the idea that America is run by nothing but white supremacists who are secretly plotting to destroy all minorities and look for every chance to confirm this theory that they so badly want to believe.
This is what makes “fake news” spread — an eagerness to believe anything that supports your previously held belief.
The problem with the Zina Bash theory— that she sat behind Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh and was intentionally flashing white supremacy symbols — is that they mae zero sense.
Bash was merely resting her hands on her lap, not sending some coded message.
If she was, it would be especially weird since Bash is part Mexican and part Jewish.
She would make for a really odd white supremacist.
And shame on several prominent people running with this nonsense on Twitter.
This past election cycle has clearly driven people insane.
Many previously respectable media members have now become full-blown conspiracy loons who gin up crazy stories and repeat anti-White House talking points.
If you know me or have read my writing, you know that I am a supporter of the president.
But that doesn’t mean I accept everything he does or says uncritically.
The left and members of the media who so despise President Trump should remember that when it comes to stories that are negative towards the president, so as to avoid spreading ridiculous conspiracy theories just because they suit an agenda.
Being able to think for yourself is a very important tool to have in one’s intellectual arsenal.
Many of these people have completely lost that aspect of themselves.
I realize many of these same people were always biased but now they have gone into dangerous territory that they may never come back from.
Unfortunately, while most of these conspiracy theories we can just shrug off and laugh at, this is especially awful because of the pain it is causing Zina Bash and her family, who have been getting threats.
So while I know people with far bigger platforms than I have said this already, I say this to those who insist on continuing to spread this insane conspiracy theory about Zina Bash: please stop.
There are real people on the other end of this and you have done enough unnecessary damage already.