TUESDAY on “The Supply” — Many conspiracy theories within the far-right political platform will not be new. A number of outdated conspiracy theories first offered by The John Birch Society within the Nineteen Fifties have resurfaced in the previous couple of years.
The John Birch Society was based in 1958 by Robert Welch, who was referred to as a businessman, political organizer and conspiracy theorist. One conspiracy concept the society offered claimed that President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a communist. In addition they believed that Chief Justice Earl Warren needs to be impeached for ending prayer and segregation in class. Related speaking factors have been repurposed in current political discourse.
Recognition of the John Birch Society waned within the latter half of the twentieth century. As we speak, the society itself and its beliefs are rising. North Texas is the middle of its resurgence. Welch’s legacy continues to reside on in modern-day conservatism.
What’s the John Birch Society? Who was founder Robert Welch? What can we be taught at present from the historical past of the John Birch Society? Is Texas the central hub for the society’s resurgence? How efficient was Robert Welch at swaying American Politics? What strategies did Robert Welch use to sway American Politics?
- Edward “Ted” Miller, Ph.D., instructing professor at North Japanese College, and creator of “A Conspiratorial Life: Robert Welch, the John Birch Society, and the Revolution of American Conservatism”
- Steven Monacelli, Dallas based mostly investigative journalist, writer of Protean Magazine, a nonprofit literary publication.
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*This interview will likely be recorded on Tuesday, August 2.