Society & Culture
Conspiracy Theories in the Aftermath of Epstein w/ Gumby (@Gumby4Christ)
#ClintonBodyCount. #TrumpsBodyCount. The concern trolling over all the speculation. Conspiracy theory is experiencing its moment in the mainstream thanks to the demise of wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Joining us to discuss this renewed public interest in conspiracy theories is a student of "parapolitics", Gumby (@Gumby4Christ), whose Twitter following has been experiencing an uptick in light of recent events.
Gumby begins by commenting on the public response to Epstein's death before telling us how he became interested in the subject of conspiracy theories. He relates a personal story involving confirmed. secretive, Cold War era radiation testing in St. Louis that has lingering effect today. He recommends a book on the subject by sociologist Lisa Martino-Taylor called Behind the Fog that proposes an intriguing academic theory of "elite deviance". From there we bounce around to a number of different topics including media responses to conspiracy theories, disinformation, the seemingly astroturfed origins of Pizzagate, Netflix's Wormwood series, Tom O'Neill's popular new book on the Manson murders called Chaos, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, MKULTRA, mob-related conspiracies involving infamous organized crime figures like Whitey Bulger and Lucky Luciano, the strange career of FBI agent and Satanic Panic peddler Ted Gunderson, and, of course, the sordid saga of Jeffrey Epstein. All that and much more on this edition of Parallax Views!
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