A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 11, 2010
Conspirazoid (conspiracy + schizoid)

A “conspiracy theorist” has been derided as a “conspirazoid” (conspiracy + schizoid) since at least May 1996. Conspiracy theorists questioned the truth about the 1963 assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The 1991 film JFK repopularized some conspiracy theories.

Similar terms include “conspiracy nut” (since at least 1971), “conspiranoid” (since June 1992) and “conspiratard” (since October 2004).


Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary
Main Entry: schiz·oid
Pronunciation: \ˈskit-ˌsȯid\
Function: adjective
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary
Date: 1924
: characterized by, resulting from, tending toward, or suggestive of schizophrenia
schizoid noun

Google Groups: alt.impeach.clinton
Newsgroups: alt.conspiracy, alt.current-events.clinton.whitewater, alt.politics.clinton, alt.president.clinton, alt.impeach.clinton
From: (Paul H. Henry)
Date: 1996/05/01
Subject: Re: CLINTON COCAINE VIDEO SURFACES IN LITTLE ROCK

You keep digging yourself in deeper and deeper, do you know that? That silly video has been explicitly debunked in detail by the TV program 60 MINUTES. I thought that even the nuttiest conspirazoids had stopped flogging it.

Google Groups: alt.politics.clinton
Newsgroups: alt.politics.clinton, alt.conspiracy, alt.fan.rush-limbaugh, talk.politics.misc
From: (Paul H. Henry)
Date: 1996/05/16
Subject: Which Right-wing Twit Will Win the Prize? (Adm. Boorda)

That’s why I’m announcing the ADMIRAL JEREMY BOORDA MEMORIAL RIGHT-WING TWIT AWARD, to be awarded to the first demented conspirazoid in this or another newsgroup who suggests that the Admiral was murdered by agents of the Bill Clinton presidential administration.

Jewish World Review
Sept. 29, 2003/ 3 Tishrei, 5763
Mark Steyn
Bring on the capitalists
(...)
According to the conspirazoids, Dick Cheney planned 9/11 so that he’d have an excuse to topple Saddam Hussein and his old company Halliburton could make a killing.

Google Books
The Clintonian:
A dictionary for the political world: good vs. liberals

By Clintonian Institute
Victoria, BC: Trafford
2004
Pg. 22:
CONSPIRAZOID – This is a person that spreads lies just to further their political agenda. The Moore this person opens his mouth the moore a political pain in the ass they become. The root of this word comes from the word “hemorrhoid”.

Jewish World Review
Jan. 26, 2004/ 3 Shevat, 5763
Mark Steyn
Mad Dr. Dean jolts Kerry campaign to life
(...)
Don’t take my word for it—ask Michael Moore, the corpulent conspirazoid.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • (0) Comments • Sunday, July 11, 2010 • Permalink