During the six decades I’ve been observing politics, the dominant media have associated conspiracy hysteria almost entirely with the political right. Yet conspiracy theories also are fodder for the political left—including organizations the media treat as mainstream.
In an earlier Epoch Times essay, I documented how some “progressives” portrayed the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as an illegal plot. This was a silly characterization, but it served the goal of discrediting Barrett’s future decisions.
The left’s other conspiracy theories are similar: Although sometimes depicted in hysterical language, they are patently silly scenarios explainable only by the political agendas they serve.