In his ongoing effort to convince the public that he shouldn’t be president of any entity bigger than a Hyundai Elantra, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has apparently spent time flirting with some nutcase who thinks they misunderstood Hitler or something. Which, now that we think about it, might not be such a strange thing for a Kennedy.
He nut of the day it’s James Corbett, a clone of Alex Jones, Sandy Hook Truther, 9-11 Truther, climate change Truther, the World Health Organization has a secret plan for world domination Truther, the Rockefellers are conspiring with the Vatican to fake an invasion alien Truther, and who knows what else.
By the way, we’re not making any of that up. We lack that level of imagination.
But it’s the truthful vaccine arm of Corbett’s crazy octopus that captivates RFK and his organization, Children’s Health Defense, an Orwellian name for an anti-vaccine advocacy group if we’ve ever heard one:
Kennedy has thanked Corbett for his supposedly “extraordinary job keeping the public informed,” and Kennedy’s anti-vaccine group has featured Corbett in numerous videos and at a recent symposium.
Corbett is a regular guest on the organization’s “Good Morning CHD” podcast, hosted by a charlatan who recently had his license to practice medicine in Maine suspended due to all the ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine he kept prescribing to fight COVID-19. 19 instead of anything that could have actually helped.
Corbett also spoke at CHD’s “The Attack on Food” symposium, because, of course, he is also an expert on GMOs. A bit more prosaic than accusing Paul Krugman of helping the Pope stir up fear of an alien invasion, sure, but there’s probably a symposium for that somewhere he can speak eventually, perhaps hosted by David Icke.
Well, you know what they say: The enemy (Corbett) of my enemy (vaccines, Anthony Faucci, objective reality) is my friend. Now we have to add to that list “people who think that Hitler was not a scapegoat for the international bankers.” Thank you, Media Affairs
Corbett has claimed that Hitler was actually a member of the Rothschilds, a Jewish banking family that has been the focus of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories for years and blamed for world problems, including World War II. On his July 2013 show, Corbett said: “Hitler was a Rothschild. …Funny how that works, isn’t it? Hitler and the Nazis were one hundred percent completely and completely created and made into what they were by the international banking community and international crony capitalists, including those in the United States.”
Yr Wonkette has heard plenty of conspiracy theories, but we admit we’ve never heard that Hitler was a Rothschild, a “puppet of the global capitalists,” and that his crimes were spun like a Gene Hackman character in the 1970s-era. Alan Pakula’s film.
Conventional wisdom has it that RFK Jr. has been sailing with his family name, which is why early polls showed him garnering 20 percent of the Democratic primary vote. Since then, he’s sunk back into adolescence, which is still too high for a bullshit campaign dreamed up and supported by right-wing bastards like Steve Bannon and Roger Stone.
But it is fulfilling our prediction that it would start to lose ground when it opened its mouth and began to speak. The name Kennedy still has magic in some quarters, but it’s not that a lot.
Still, remember when Obama had to give up Jeremiah Wright? What Corbett said is much worse, to the point where it feels offensive to mention both incidents in the same sentence. We’re guessing RFK Jr. will get a fraction of the questions about his association with Corbett that Obama did for sitting down to listen to some sermons in a church.
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