Conspiracy Theories of the Left
We all like a good conspiracy theory, but it seems that if you suggest something in the news doesn't add up or make sense - everyone is quick to label you as a right wing nut. It has become so bad that left wing social media platforms like Twitter have locked the accounts of right wing users, and just recently Facebook deleted a major QAnon group.
That doesn't seem fair since we have seen plenty of unsubstantiated claims coming from the left. Granted, left wing conspiracy claims have less to do with reptillian aliens and Area 51 - but Democrats make their fair share of false claims and accusations as well. Most of them are directed at President Donald Trump or his allies - then Democrats turn around and claim Trump is the conspiracy theorist. What ever side you are on - things should be fair. Here are some of the best (or worst) FALSE claims and conspiracies from left wingers.
Socialist bartender turned politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez likes to push questionable conspiracies that always suggest the right is out to get someone. In a popular Tweet from 2019, she accused Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen of stealing “1000s of children”.
Ocasio-Cortez also says that the purpose of asking the citizenship question on the census is to intentionally “harm immigrants.” She also says that the reason immigrants flee their home countries is ...drum roll ... climate change.
“The far-right loves to drum up fear & resistance to immigrants,” Ocasio-Cortez claimed. “But have you ever noticed they never talk about what‘s causing people to flee their homes in the first place? Perhaps that’s bc they’d be forced to confront 1 major factor fueling global migration: Climate change.”
Any actual reasearch of imigration shows that the main reasons people flee to America is actually violent crime and insane murder rates in places like Central America, along with extreme poverty. No immigrant has ever mentioned the weather.
Hillary Clinton is well known for being a sore loser, stating after the 2016 election that she lost to Donald Trump due to racism and sexism by American voters. But that's not her only conspiracy theory: back in October, 2019 Hillary called 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) a “Russian asset” on a podcast called “Campaign HQ with David Plouffe,” but didn't offer any evidence to back up the claim.
Hillary also claimed on the podcast that ‘10-Year-Olds Are Hacking Our Voting Systems’ when discussing the 2018 gubernatorial race in Florida. Hillary says: “Every, you know, every Hackathon that happens, you know, 10-year-olds are hacking our voting systems and the networks that connect them.” I guess when the whole Russia thing didn't work out as planned she needed to find someone else to blame.
Also in 2019, Hillary claimed that tabloids follow Meghan Markle because they’re ‘racist’ when discussing how the royal celebrity is treated by the press. Daughter Chelsea chimed in to compare her mother to Markle, saying “anyone who has the temerity to break the mould of what has previously been established and expected often, unfortunately, receives criticism and bile that I don’t understand. We’ve seen this pattern repeatedly.”
Elizabeth Warren pushed a debunked conspiracy on CNN’s “State of the Union” that President Trump decided to strike Qasem Soleimani because he was trying to distract the public from his impeachment. Never mind that the guy was a known terrorist behind an attack that killed an American contractor in Iraq, and was responsible for an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.
Warren also called the strike an assassination, which is an outright lie under known rules of war: killing an enemy commander, in a war zone, with a military strike conducted under the law of war is not an "assassination." - David French
When Tapper noted that Soleimani was a terrorist and had been considered a terrorist by the United States for decades, he asked Warren the question: “As president, would you not prioritize the U.S. military killing the leaders of organizations designated terrorist organizations?” Warren refused to answer.