Up until only the most recent of times, holding the title “Conspiracy Theorist” was an almost certain negative mark upon someone’s social standing. However, as more and more people begin to accept the notion that conspiracies are real (in fact, more than fifty percent of Americans believe in at least one conspiracy theory) the “tin foil hat” stigma is quickly vanishing and being replaced by widespread understanding. Taking advantage of the shift in perception, this week’s guest on The Malliard Report is working to achieve a long time ambition that will benefit the greater good of the conspiracy community, and become a launching point for those unfamiliar with the subject.
This week Jim welcomes Ryan Hess to the show to discuss his plans for a resource that will certainly shape the viewpoints of many people in the years to come. Ryan, being a long time conspiracy theorist, has made it a goal of his to be able to provide an environment that will not only allow for the fostering of conspiracy research but be a starting point for those that are new to the concept. A place where discussions can be open, research can be completed, and ideas can be disseminated. Ryan plans on opening a Conspiracy Theory Museum and plans on doing so in the heart of New York City.
“Why New York?” Might be the question that you are thinking right now, especially considering the potentially negative connotations of a conspiracy theory hub in the middle of a location where one of the largest conspiracies transpired, but that is one of the answers to the question. Not only is New York one of the largest populated cities in the world, it is one of the largest tourist destinations in the world. This alone allows for the potentiality for a lot of foot traffic, and a lot of information to be shared. In addition to these reasons, one of the largest groups of people in favor of 9/11 truth is New Yorkers. To prove this notion, Ryan and a number colleagues drug a very large chalkboard around New York City and encouraged people to write one conspiracy theory that they either were interested in, or wanted to know more about, and almost overwhelmingly the responses flooded in, and 9/11 was one of the top contenders.
In this episode, Ryan shares his thoughts on a number of different conspiracies, which one is his favorite, which one he would like to see go away, discusses the future of the museum, where he got his start, and what the future of conspiracies holds. Make sure to check out all of Ryan’s hard work on www.museumofconspiracy.com and help spread the word (or just let him know you heard him on the show) by connecting with Ryan through Twitter/Instagram/Facebook via @MofConspiracy. Also, let us know what you thought about this show (or any of the others) in the comments or through Twitter @Malliard