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IREHR in the Colorado Times Recorder: “Joe Oltmann’s Rise to Power in Colorado” – April 11, 2022

By April 11, 2022May 4th, 2023No Comments1 min read

Chuck Tanner, researcher at the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, was quoted by the Colorado Times Recorder. His article, “Reopen Colorado and the ‘Groyper Mommy’”, was cited as well.

Chuck Tanner writes, “Playing on long-standing ideas with roots in anti-Semitism, such conspiracy ‘theories’ reduce complex political and economic relations and actions to the machinations of an invisible elite – Oltmann, for instance, writing that ‘We can’t see the deep state but the Deep State sees us.’ Across the variety of politics at play in the ‘reopen’ mobilization, conspiracy theories also emerge as reactionary attacks on efforts to address societal inequality.”

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Laura Gibbons

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Laura Gibbons is an IREHR research associate.

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