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Useful Idiots: A brief Guide to the conspiratard tradition of anti-Americanism and support for dictators

In honor of all the love for Assad, Putin, Hitler, and Gaddafi in the conspiracy community as of late I figured now would be a good time to compile a brief guide to their dabbles in anti-Americanism and support for oppressive dictators. We get a bizarre two way relationship where the nutjobs happily accept the exposure and the rogue states are happy to wheel out these useful idiots on their fully owned and controlled propaganda stations so that they can tell their people how evil America (and Jews) are. The big question of course being: why do the propaganda centers of oppressive states bring on libertarians and conspiracists? Is it so they can talk about freedom for Iranians and russians and Koreans? No. It's almost exclusively to whine about America (and Jews). Both sides are looking to blame America/The West for .. everything. Enter: false flags, "blowback" foreign policy, and banker conspiracies. While we all can agree America and The West in general have a lot of issues, the difference is most people ("sheeple, if you will), don't run off like little anklebiters to legitimize other monsters in the process. They don't mislead nations of people who may or may not have the same free access to information we do.
While I start with some isolated cases of this on reddit this trend is common all the way up to their thought leaders. It's quite depressing how incomplete this list is but I tried to get some of the better stuff.
The Reddit Bottomfeeders
/conspiracy quotes Gadaffi as being prophetic about the "zionist lobby", upvotes everywhere: http://np.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/1mhlo8/the_americans_are_good_but_america_will_be_taken/
Flashback: /conspiracy fireball NineteenEightyTwo goes ape when Putin is dissed [edit: comments appear deleted, unfortunately] http://np.reddit.com/conspiratard/comments/1mbbqv/nineteeneightytwo_flips_his_shit_at_the/
/conspiracy expresses support for Assad for banning GMO's and running his own state bank: http://np.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/1l8s5b/let_me_get_this_straight_the_united_states_is/
Major subreddit /news bans RT, Russian sponsored media and conspiracy outlet, for spamming, vote manipulation. Summary brought to you by SRD: http://np.reddit.com/SubredditDrama/comments/1lf3tx/recap_rnews_bans_rt_for_spamming_reddit_goes_wild/
Various conspiratards create a protest subreddit at /newsrebooted in response to RT's banning. Subreddit already largely dead. Most posts now submitted by someone named vagina_sprout ...
A League of Their Own
Dennis Rodman, named as one of Reason Magazine's "heroes of freedom", later goes to North Korea and becomes a Kim Jong apologist: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katehicks/2013/03/01/dennis-rodman-to-kim-jong-un-you-have-a-friend-for-life-n1523937
9/11 truther defaces memorial with image of ex-U.S. president holding a remote control: http://www.katc.com/news/lafayette-man-arrested-on-criminal-damage-trespassing-charges/
Higher Level Anklebiters
Matt Drudge, libertarian & Alex Jones fan and owner of link aggregation web site says Putin is leader of free world: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/matt-drudge-putin-is-the-leader-of-the-free-world_092013
Paul Craig Roberts repeats "Putin as leader of free world" with glowing endorsement of NYT Op-ed: http://www.lewrockwell.com/2013/09/paul-craig-roberts/stuck-pigs/
Iranian TV brings on Mark Dankof, contributor to conspiracy oriented "American Free Press": http://www.presstv.idetail/216005.html
Jesse Ventura, famous conspiracist, criticizes gangster government in USA and then flees .... to Mexico: http://www.mediaite.com/online/jesse-ventura-loses-tsa-lawsuit-threatens-to-run-for-president-andor-flee-to-mexico/
Max Keiser (populist, conspiracy theorist, bitcoin shill) hosts programs on both Russia Today and Iranian Press TV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Keiser
Assad idolized by nutjobs for banning GMO's: http://www.asheepnomore.net/2013/08/syrias-president-assad-bans-gmos-in.html
Iranian PressTV: Tsarnaev's were 9/11 truthers, not terrorists: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/08/09/317875/tsarnaevs-911-truthers-not-terrorists/
Tsarnaev brothers had foreign connections, became fans of Infowars, watched anti-American/conspiracy film "Zeitgeist": http://www.salon.com/2013/08/05/tamerlan_tsarnaev_21st_century_conspiracist/
Edward Snowden
Snowden is a Ron Paul supporter: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/06/10/edward-snowden-apparently-a-ron-paul-supporte
Snowden flees to libertarian paradise of Russia, becomes pawn of Putin, thanks Russia, says "law is winning": http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/01/nsa-edward-snowden-russia-temporary-asylum/2607737/
Totally unrelated: Russian artist seeks asylum in France for painting unflattering works of Putin and Medvedev: http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/29/20243996-russian-artist-seeks-asylum-in-france-after-painting-of-putin-in-lingerie?lite
RT: Ron Paul fears U.S. government will kill Snowden with a drone: http://rt.com/usa/drone-snowden-government-paul-592/
RT & Alex Jones
Alex Jones says Al-Qaeda created by CIA on RT: http://www.prisonplanet.com/alex-jones-on-rt-al-qaeda-created-by-cia.html
Alex Jones denies Bin Laden death on RT: http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0511/Alex_Jones_on_Russia_Today.html
RT: 911 reasons why 9/11 was (probably) an inside job: http://rt.com/usa/911-attack-job/
Conspiratards rejoice as RT once again implies 9/11 was an inside job in 2013: http://911blogger.com/news/2013-09-08/911-and-operation-gladio-russia-today-declares-911-inside-job-false-flag-attack
Alex Jones tweets that Boston Bombing likely an American false flag, turns out the perps were fans of his: https://twitter.com/RealAlexJones/status/323881158628761601
Ron Paul Totally Isn't a Conspiracist or Anti-Semite
Tehran TV loves Ron Paul and conspiracy theorists: http://www.aim.org/special-report/tehran-tv-loves-ron-paul/
Ron Paul refuses to even entertain the possibility Assad used chemical weapons, calls it "false flag": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S58wRrd3aeI
Iranian state TV brings on Ron Paul to talk about ... Israel, says Palestine is like a concentration camp: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/12/flashback-ron-paul-goes-on-iranian-tv-bashes-israel-and-defends-hamas-video/
Ron Paul takes time out of his busy day to remind us that 9/11 was America's fault, Rand forced to distance himself from comments: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/ron-paul-september-11-rand-paul-96729.html
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Subreddit Stats: Bitcoin posts from 2017-10-06 to 2017-10-09 13:56 PDT

Period: 2.72 days
Submissions Comments
Total 576 7118
Rate (per day) 211.45 2305.22
Unique Redditors 466 2267
Combined Score 19815 22018

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 3212 points, 5 submissions: finalhedge
    1. Bitcoin price surpasses $4,500 for the first time since September 8, 1 month ago. Incredible resilience. China had no impact in mid-term. (2663 points, 194 comments)
    2. Bitcoin Core Dev: "Anyone who wants to contribute is free to participate in the FOSS process...it's a process, not an organization." (210 points, 22 comments)
    3. "Many people don't understand Bitcoin because no one alive has seen a good becoming money in real-time... as is happening to Bitcoin today" (131 points, 40 comments)
    4. Gold has been a bubble for 10,000 years; Bitcoin will be too. (118 points, 17 comments)
    5. The only way to hurt bitcoin is to undermine the economic incentives to using it. Only a global sound monetary system could do that. (90 points, 8 comments)
  2. 1309 points, 15 submissions: readish
    1. Andreas has a very well organized group of playlists on his YT channel. Great resource to learn about Bitcoin. (933 points, 91 comments)
    2. Exposed: How Bankers are trying to centralize and highjack Bitcoin by buying "supporters" and promoters (like OpenBazaar team) for the B2X (S2X/NYA) attack on Bitcoin. (234 points, 82 comments)
    3. Ever wonder how Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) actually work? (53 points, 6 comments)
    4. The balance finally is moving, against S2X. (18 points, 3 comments)
    5. I can't see who is buying by the volumes. Is it Korea or Japan? (16 points, 5 comments)
    6. Max Keiser vs. Peter Schiff - Bitcoin vs. Gold (Max owned Peter). (16 points, 5 comments)
    7. Bitcoin Price Rises to $4,450 Despite Looming SegWit2x Fork (10 points, 10 comments)
    8. BTC trading volumes by currency: China is fading away, down to #6, surpassed by Australia (Ignore Japan since its fake volume, like China was before stopping 0% fees). (9 points, 5 comments)
    9. Increasing number of NYA signers when asked: Do you still support B2X attack on Bitcoin? (7 points, 1 comment)
    10. China volume is picking up, any news coming soon? (5 points, 2 comments)
  3. 687 points, 1 submission: abercrombezie
    1. Train to 5k is departing, don't miss it! (687 points, 134 comments)
  4. 665 points, 3 submissions: logical
    1. Segwit use continues to accelerate. 144 block moving average now at over 9% of transactions even though very few wallets natively support it. (323 points, 74 comments)
    2. I'm thankful to the NYA backers because they are proving that bitcoin cannot be taken over by a group of corporate insiders, even with more than 51% hash power. (277 points, 137 comments)
    3. Average transaction fee under twenty cents. Last full block had total fees of 0.07751683BTC over 1,753 transactions. Or an avg fee of 0.00004421952653 BTC/tx (65 points, 34 comments)
  5. 559 points, 1 submission: lIIlllIIlIIllIlllIIl
    1. Welcoming back $4600 (559 points, 44 comments)
  6. 535 points, 22 submissions: Cryptoknowledge
    1. A former Goldman Sachs VP who founded a crypto hedge fund says betting on bitcoin is like betting on the internet in the 90s (296 points, 51 comments)
    2. Schools Are Officially Accepting Bitcoin for Tuition (128 points, 6 comments)
    3. China may resume cryptocurrency trading by licensing Bitcoin exchanges (22 points, 7 comments)
    4. Indian Self-Drive Car Rental Firm Beats Uber in Bitcoin Adoption (13 points, 0 comments)
    5. Bitcoin Exchanges in Mexico Prepare for new Regulatory Measures (12 points, 0 comments)
    6. Despite Detractors Bitcoin Remains Best Performing Currency (10 points, 0 comments)
    7. Bitcoin Transactions Lead To Arrest of Major Drug Dealer (9 points, 5 comments)
    8. Bitcoin basics: From layman to layman (8 points, 1 comment)
    9. Bitcoin is back above $4,500 for the first time in a month (6 points, 0 comments)
    10. Cryptocurrency This Week: Dubai To Introduce Its Own Cryptocurrency emCash, Bitcoin's 'Cobra Effect' in China, And More (6 points, 0 comments)
  7. 528 points, 1 submission: op-return
    1. Whats happening right now.... (528 points, 152 comments)
  8. 523 points, 2 submissions: chek2fire
    1. Jeff Garzik 5/7/2017: "SegWit upgrades likely to take years" lol (498 points, 178 comments)
    2. The "real" Bitcoin right now... (25 points, 8 comments)
  9. 472 points, 1 submission: osmium666
    1. Please stop. Until it's too late (472 points, 232 comments)
  10. 418 points, 2 submissions: robzonpl
    1. If you plan to support B2X on your exchange, I've made a logo you can use. (315 points, 71 comments)
    2. It's not "legacy chain", it's the "original chain" (103 points, 43 comments)
  11. 414 points, 1 submission: wealeer
    1. Japan's Largest Bitcoin Exchange Bitflyer Launches Bitcoin Visa Prepaid Card (414 points, 64 comments)
  12. 373 points, 2 submissions: chin-kimosabe
    1. 10 NEW BITCOIN ATMS just waiting for shipment and distribution!!!!! #BTCCANNOTBESTOPPED (371 points, 40 comments)
    2. How much btc can you get a month from mining with a raspberry pie? (2 points, 17 comments)
  13. 364 points, 1 submission: duderino88
    1. Buying land in northern Spain ? Bitcoin accepted..! (364 points, 48 comments)
  14. 360 points, 1 submission: flarktaco
    1. Bitcoin (360 points, 64 comments)
  15. 341 points, 1 submission: trueprogrammer
    1. Vanuatu has become the world’s first country to accept Bitcoin for its citizenship program (341 points, 35 comments)
  16. 336 points, 1 submission: pizzatoppings88
    1. When you buy some BTC and it goes up by 1% (336 points, 39 comments)
  17. 325 points, 2 submissions: windsok
    1. TIL bitcoin has 10.35BTC available in an advertising fund (323 points, 112 comments)
    2. George Gilder - "Life After Google" [Great talk from Blockstack Summit 2017] (2 points, 0 comments)
  18. 303 points, 1 submission: karmakami
    1. Spreading awareness every way we can (303 points, 15 comments)
  19. 276 points, 1 submission: BuddhaSpader
    1. Man....something just seems so familiar with this....if only I could figure out what it was.... (276 points, 17 comments)
  20. 254 points, 1 submission: rednazlearsi
    1. Sold my BCH, good riddance! (254 points, 259 comments)
  21. 250 points, 2 submissions: jollyralph
    1. It was my friend’s son’s first birthday so I decided to give him 0.01 BTC as a bit of fun. I printed a certificate with his keys and laminated it, hopefully he’ll hold till he’s 18 :) (240 points, 79 comments)
    2. MRW when I’m a new to Bitcoin and I’m sitting in the middle of yes / no to Segwit2x (10 points, 4 comments)
  22. 231 points, 1 submission: chrismadsen25
    1. Vitalik Buterin says Craig Wright is Not Satoshi. Asks Him to “Stop Being a Fraud” (231 points, 74 comments)
  23. 199 points, 1 submission: paberlance
    1. Someone just disabled my 2FA on Bitstamp and robbed my whole balance 1.842 BTC (199 points, 206 comments)
  24. 190 points, 1 submission: Liesaboutredditgold
    1. As someone who bought bitcoin at 4900 (190 points, 81 comments)
  25. 189 points, 2 submissions: Cryptorich13
    1. Well hello there (185 points, 30 comments)
    2. What is the best way to dump my B2X (4 points, 2 comments)
  26. 184 points, 2 submissions: limopc
    1. Introducing myself, hope I am welcome (183 points, 94 comments)
    2. Forking or Devloping (1 point, 6 comments)
  27. 182 points, 1 submission: cryptotmm
    1. Is Segwit2x the real banker takeover? (182 points, 33 comments)
  28. 182 points, 1 submission: k3t3r
    1. Peter Todd talking about the Segwit 2x hard fork. 2x is Fraud. (182 points, 64 comments)
  29. 177 points, 1 submission: ContentExtremist
    1. John McAfee says Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies "Frighten" Governments (177 points, 48 comments)
  30. 163 points, 2 submissions: CardCollector1
    1. I designed 6 Bitcoin Posters which I want to sell on my website accepting BTC- Looking for an honest feedback? (154 points, 95 comments)
    2. I designed 6 Bitcoin Posters which I want to sell on my website accepting cryptocurrency - Looking for an honest feedback (9 points, 7 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. smeggletoot (324 points, 47 comments)
  2. Auwardamn (216 points, 40 comments)
  3. readish (207 points, 46 comments)
  4. Frogolocalypse (195 points, 85 comments)
  5. twoface123 (192 points, 62 comments)
  6. logical (190 points, 22 comments)
  7. TheGreatMuffin (173 points, 22 comments)
  8. mr_li_jr (159 points, 13 comments)
  9. maxzillabong (143 points, 34 comments)
  10. Hark- (137 points, 35 comments)
  11. Midbell (136 points, 3 comments)
  12. Ser_NSFW (131 points, 10 comments)
  13. jmmbrito (131 points, 4 comments)
  14. rm-rfmcc (127 points, 31 comments)
  15. luke-jr (127 points, 24 comments)
  16. BakersDozen (126 points, 47 comments)
  17. thekiyote (126 points, 1 comment)
  18. Cryptolution (120 points, 21 comments)
  19. nullc (118 points, 8 comments)
  20. sujdeniaqb (117 points, 10 comments)
  21. whitslack (114 points, 14 comments)
  22. bluethunder1985 (113 points, 24 comments)
  23. ThomasVeil (107 points, 17 comments)
  24. mbrochh (106 points, 29 comments)
  25. d3pd (105 points, 12 comments)
  26. Dwaas_Bjaas (102 points, 21 comments)
  27. minus_one_sock (102 points, 6 comments)
  28. oh_here_we (100 points, 6 comments)
  29. lisa_lionheart (98 points, 26 comments)
  30. bitbat99 (98 points, 24 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Bitcoin price surpasses $4,500 for the first time since September 8, 1 month ago. Incredible resilience. China had no impact in mid-term. by finalhedge (2663 points, 194 comments)
  2. Andreas has a very well organized group of playlists on his YT channel. Great resource to learn about Bitcoin. by readish (933 points, 91 comments)
  3. Train to 5k is departing, don't miss it! by abercrombezie (687 points, 134 comments)
  4. Welcoming back $4600 by lIIlllIIlIIllIlllIIl (559 points, 44 comments)
  5. Whats happening right now.... by op-return (528 points, 152 comments)
  6. Jeff Garzik 5/7/2017: "SegWit upgrades likely to take years" lol by chek2fire (498 points, 178 comments)
  7. Please stop. Until it's too late by osmium666 (472 points, 232 comments)
  8. Japan's Largest Bitcoin Exchange Bitflyer Launches Bitcoin Visa Prepaid Card by wealeer (414 points, 64 comments)
  9. 10 NEW BITCOIN ATMS just waiting for shipment and distribution!!!!! #BTCCANNOTBESTOPPED by chin-kimosabe (371 points, 40 comments)
  10. Buying land in northern Spain ? Bitcoin accepted..! by duderino88 (364 points, 48 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 139 points: mr_li_jr's comment in Bitcoin price surpasses $4,500 for the first time since September 8, 1 month ago. Incredible resilience. China had no impact in mid-term.
  2. 128 points: jmmbrito's comment in Mastercard CEO says Non-Government Digital Currency is “Junk”
  3. 126 points: thekiyote's comment in Jeff Garzik 5/7/2017: "SegWit upgrades likely to take years" lol
  4. 119 points: Midbell's comment in NSFW - My Smokin' wife is a true believer. NO2X! To the Moon!
  5. 105 points: Ser_NSFW's comment in Please stop. Until it's too late
  6. 96 points: windsok's comment in TIL bitcoin has 10.35BTC available in an advertising fund
  7. 84 points: logical's comment in TIL bitcoin has 10.35BTC available in an advertising fund
  8. 83 points: Auwardamn's comment in Andreas has a very well organized group of playlists on his YT channel. Great resource to learn about Bitcoin.
  9. 82 points: ThomasVeil's comment in A former Goldman Sachs VP who founded a crypto hedge fund says betting on bitcoin is like betting on the internet in the 90s
  10. 82 points: minus_one_sock's comment in Bitcoin price surpasses $4,500 for the first time since September 8, 1 month ago. Incredible resilience. China had no impact in mid-term.
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