The younger you are the more all-powerful you are likely to believe video technology is. Today you can almost make motion picture-quality movies on your phone. But I got my first video camera in the 80s, the decade it became commonly available to amateurs. While it was primitive, it was nothing so medieval as the equipment available to professional videographers in the 1960s.
So the big problem with the moon hoax conspiracy theory isn’t so much that America lacked the technology to go to the moon. American technology was more than up to the task. The problem was the extant video technology was too crude to fake the lunar landing. It would have been easier to go to the moon than to come up with the advanced video technology necessary to make it look like we went. And no, famed director Stanley Kubrick didn’t do it, Kubrick worked in film, not video. He would have been at the same mercy of infuriatingly limited video technology as anyone else who would have been stupid enough to try to fake it.
People who advance the moronic moon hoax theory either don’t know this readily available fact or they hope you don’t. But it highlights what’s behind most conspiracy theories, namely, a woeful lack of knowledge and a misplaced belief that science can do anything, especially if that thing is sinister and in the thrall of the Deep State, or something. It’s why so many conspiracy theorists are deliberately obscure about what they think is “really” going on.
Then there’s disgraced General Michael Flynn. Flynn has vague, shapeless notions about how vaccines work. He thinks one day they will be sprinkled on our salad without our permission. Somehow millions of restaurant workers will be involved and we will never find out because, well, because restaurant workers are so well paid, as everyone knows.
Flynn thinks vaccines contain microchips that can track and control us. His latest theory is that COVID was released by “global elites” who were sufficiently brilliant to pull off history’s most successful conspiracy but not smart enough to get it right the first time. But not to worry, avers Flynn, they’re going to give it another try.
Flynn is pushing an evidence-free conspiracy theory that claims not only was COVID-19 originally released by these so-called global elites, but they may be preparing to “impose” a brand new virus on the world. Flynn made these remarks during a recent interview on the Alex Jones Show. Flynn said there would soon be a planned surge of COVID-19 despite sleuthing by “digital warriors” having uncovered the “truth” about the virus. Even though there exists not one single shred of credible evidence to support this claim.
“We’re going to see an uptick in other aspects of the COVID,” Flynn said. “There might even be another form of a SARS that’s imposed on the international system … because their little plan with COVID didn’t work because too many people in the world of what I call the digital warriors, or the citizen journalists that are out there, they are fighting for the truth.”
“The truth has been exposed about all the COVID tyranny that we are facing,” Flynn continued. “So, I think what we’re gonna see is potentially another type of virus that’s imposed on the public. And I hope that that’s not the case, but I’ve seen some indications of that in some of the statements by some of these global elite type of people.”
Of course, Flynn doesn’t say what any sane entity, evil or not, would have to gain by releasing COVID-19 and its variants into the world. Supposedly international chaos is the whole point to “COVID tyranny,” and like any good Batman villain, this alleged global elite doesn’t require any reason beyond that. Flynn also predicted that America’s economy would soon be plunged into an intentionally “controlled depression,” and that the government would shut down all communications. Again, why anyone would do this, what they would hope to gain or how they could pull it off he doesn’t say.
Flynn is also a proponent of the “stop the steal” 2020 election conspiracy theories, going so far as to advocate a military coup that would reinstate Trump to the White House by force. Flynn’s time in the Trump administration lasted only weeks. He resigned following reports that he lied about his contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. He later pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI but was pardoned by Trump before he could be sentenced to prison.
In short, Michael Flynn is another conspiracy theory wack-job. Right now, from microchips that allegedly control our behavior to global elites with supposedly so much power they can control all the governments of the world, we lack the technology to do what he claims we are doing. Flynn either doesn’t understand this or hopes you don’t. And as is true of all virtually conspiracy theories, Flynn’s conspiracy theory is also a lie. And, as ever, ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, comrades and friends, stay safe.
Robert Harrington is an American expat living in Britain. He is a portrait painter.