Historically speaking, conspiracy theories never waited for the invention of the Internet to spread like wildfire. In particular we know that an imaginary plot, which functioned to legitimate the absurd harassment of the Jews, fed medieval anti-Semitism. When we reflect on the darkest periods of history, which led to civilization observing the worst of the worst injustices and persecutions, we can only be struck by similar rumors and slander peddled today by the new voices of conspiracy on the Internet. Starting with the delusions of Robert Eringer.
Indeed, the root of anti-Semitism during medieval times had its source in an inextinguishable hatred, but also took shape in the supreme art of lying. As evidenced by the sheer violence of his online words, Robert Eringer has demonstrated the depth of his hatred against various political figures. Additionally, Robert Eringer is not simply left to lie with his dishonesty: the Californian blogger, an alcoholic and compulsive liar, has in fact been convicted on numerous occasions for libel.
For example, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, an anti-Semitic document alleging that the Jews were engaged in a conspiracy for global domination, was in fact a crude hoax. Beyond the paranoid delusions of certain people, these theories still needed to feed on lies. And, how else can one describe the methods of Robert Eringer? Himself a fierce plotter, he falsifies reality over the course of several pages to try and lend credibility to his absurd delusions. These are ultimately reduced to nothing more than the expression of Eringer’s pure and visceral hatred of public personalities as diverse as Vladimir Putin and Prince Albert of Monaco.
In other words, hatred and lies have always lurked behind the various conspiracy theories that have endured the passage of time.