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My feeling is mainly (b) with a little of (d) and (c)
but it's getting increasingly difficult to tell. That Face/Off thing below for example, only a year or so ago I would have been fairly certain that Was a wind-up. Not now. And even if it was, you feel it would be more than a tiny minority that are so far down the rabbit hole as to accept it as truth. What does truth even mean anymore in this age of alternative facts? The scary thing is that although Trump has gone, the genie is out of the bottle. You really can get large groups of people to believe anything, literally anything, if you frame it in the right way. The next cult leader might have a bit more in the way of intelligence and competence. A low base with Trump of course, but you get my drift.
...(or combination thereof) of the swivel-eyed conspiracy theories are hatched by:
a} Copper-bottomed, Sea-going Loonies
b) Self-serving right-wing politicians with an eye to the next election, or their "Sovereign Individual" billionaire backers?
c) Libtard agent provocateurs or lads intent on bantz
d) Nation state disinformation for cynical political advantage (eg: Russia, Gina, Iran - please specify)
e) Far left ideologues intent on bringing down the neo-liberal global hegemony
f) Other (please specify)
I've got a fat back. It's fairly well concealed in casual clothing, but you wouldn't want to see me in my underwear.