Conspirophile

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A conspirophile is someone who loves, likes, or is friendly to conspiracies, a person who subscribes to conspiracy theories, a conspiracy theorist, or a truther. They may believe in one or several conspiracy theories, and are sometimes criticized or ostracized for these beliefs. Their world view is sometimes described as conspiracism.[1]


Origin

The word "conspirophile" was formed by adding "-phile" to a clipping of "conspire" with the interfix "-o-".

Conspirophile has been used on the internet since the early 90s:

  • 1993 September 25, Chris Burian, "crime with computers?", alt.conspiracy/alt.society.civil-liberty [1].
    Being a conspirophile, I do see a connection between recent BBS porn busts, encryption busts, and even "anarchy" text-file busts. I also see them connected with Waco, S-8, and suggestions that the National Guard be used for border patrol.[2]
  • 2014 January 24, Desiree Erasmus, "Brethren, let us conspire", Hillcrest Fever: Your 24/7 local connection, page 6.
    The NWO has been adopted by religious and secular conspirophiles alike and goes something like this: The world is secretly controlled by a small corporate-affiliated elite that belong to secret societies such as the Illuminati, Bilderbergers, Bohemian Grove and so on.[3]

Conspiratainment

New section, work in progress.

The word "conspiratainment" is a portmanteau of "conspiracy" and "entertainment".

Used by James Corbett (journalist).[4]

Conspiratorium

New section, work in progress.

The word "conspiratorium" is a portmanteau of "conspiracy" and "auditorium".

Used frequently by Lionel (radio personality) 2016-2018+, and on rare occasions by Holly Seeliger of Zoon Politikon 2017-2018+.

Conspirituality

New section, work in progress.

The word "conspirituality" is a portmanteau of "conspiracy" and "spirituality".

Used on occasion by comedian Sam Tripoli, host of the Tin Foil Hat (podcast) 2018+.

See also:

References

  1. deleted Wikipedia article (talk page accessed June 25 2017) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Conspiracism
  2. Lingo Bingo Dingo (2017-06-22). "'conspiratophiles' and 'corporatofascists'". Wiktionary. Wiktionary Tea Room. Retrieved 2017-06-24.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Wiktionary. "conspirophile". Wiktionary.com. Wiktionary. Retrieved 2017-06-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Corbett, James (2019-01-08). "What's In The 9/11 Papers". YouTube. Corbett Report Extras. Retrieved 2019-01-21.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> @ 17:48
  5. Lebron, Michael (2018-02-14). "Live Stream The YouTube Silver Button Unboxing Live for Conspiratorium Clerisy". YouTube.com. Lionel Nation. Retrieved 2018-02-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Lebron, Michael (2017-12-11). "Live Stream Truth Warrior and Clerisy Assemblage — Conspiratorium Style". YouTube.com. Lionel Nation. Retrieved 2018-02-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Lebron, Michael (2018-02-16). "Live Stream Welcome to the Conspiratorium". YouTube.com. Lionel Nation. Retrieved 2018-02-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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