At one point in the interview, Ventura decided to lecture TheDC, unprompted, on why he is a patriot.
“I believe dissension is the greatest form of patriotism,” he orated, looking like a man possessed.
“And I believe that dissenting is patriotic. I believe to go along to get along is unpatriotic. I believe that agreeing with your government on everything they do is unpatriotic. I believe a patriot stands up and holds your government’s feet to the fire. Because if you do that you will get good government.”
But just to be clear on his relationship with Castro versus the U.S. government, Ventura declared at one point, “Castro never lied to me. My government has.”
Fittingly, Ventura is the host of the show “Conspiracy Theory,” which investigates the most outlandish alleged conspiracies and — spoiler alert! — seemingly always comes to the conclusion that they have at least some validity. When TheDC brought up how he often criticizes politicians for fear-mongering, then does the same with his show, he barked, “That’s entertainment. It’s entertainment.”
“Excuse me,” he said. “Wait a minute. We’re not doing documentaries. I’m entertaining.”
“Conspiracy Theory” appears on the network truTV. That’s tru as in true.
So does he not believe the conspiracy theories he pushes on the show, like that there is a secret elite of seven people who control the world and have concocted a nefarious plot to depopulate earth’s human population by 90 percent?
“No, I believe in some of them. I don’t necessarily believe in all of them,” he said.
But you don’t conclude the batshit depopulation conspiracy is bunk?
“Because I don’t believe that all of it is.”
So you believe in the depopulation conspiracy?
“I believe Lee Harvey Oswald did not kill John Kennedy. I believe that. I believe that there is far more to 9-11 than quote, the official story,” he retorted, not answering the question.
But he did bring TheDC in on a new conspiracy he has uncovered for the new season of “Conspiracy Theory” coming this fall, though he says the U.S. government is preventing him from airing it.
“Well, they’re [the TSA] going to come out with these wrist bands so you don’t have to go through security anymore,” he explained. “It will have all your vitals on the wrist band. Sounds good, don’t it. … But you know what they are not telling you about the wrist band? The wrist band will be able to disable you like a taser if they want to.”