Being blamed for disseminating “conspiracy theories” and therefore being a “conspiracy theorist”, is an extraordinary and smart tactic used by the true conspirators against the truth seekers.
It works most of the time with often more than 90% of the people. “Conspiracy theory” goes hand-in-hand with “fake news”. It also goes along with censorship by those who control the mass media and social media – Google, Youtube, Facebook… those who want to eradicate the truth from the internet under the pretext to protect people from “fake news”.
Linking somebody to a conspiracy theory, is weaponizing language. It consists in silencing the alleged “conspiracy theorist” (CT). He or she becomes speechless.
There is no immediate argument against it, even though the accuser has used no proof at all, just the unfounded term “fake news” and “conspiracy theory”. It automatically stamps the accused as ‘crazy’, or worse, as a liar – as out of his/her mind, not knowing what he/she is talking about, an unstable person, following rumors and disseminating untruths based on rumors – therefore, a very dangerous person.
In some cases, it has happened, people become so “dangerous” for the established system, that they are at least temporarily confined to a psychiatric hospital. Also, a measure of dissuasion for others to speak the truth.
The weaponized term ”conspiracy theorist” (CT) addresses mostly those who are seeking the truth against the ever more common, and ever more blatant lies from governments and their mouthpieces, the propaganda media, against their own people. Covid-19 is a notorious example.“Conspiracy Theory” – What Is It?