Rick Johnson, a local conspiracy theorist, has demonstrated a remarkable display of cognitive dissonance. He maintains that the same organization that couldn’t cover up recording devices in the Watergate hotel somehow managed to cover up the fact that the moon landings were faked.
Johnson is a regular on online forums and social media groups dedicated to spreading conspiracy theories. He has been known to espouse beliefs ranging from the idea that the government is hiding evidence of extraterrestrial life to the claim that the COVID-19 vaccine contains microchips to track individuals.
Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Johnson remains convinced that the moon landings were an elaborate hoax perpetrated by the government. He argues that the fact that the US was able to send astronauts to the moon and bring them back safely in the 1960s is simply impossible.
When confronted with the fact that the Watergate scandal was exposed and ultimately led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, Johnson merely shrugged it off. He maintains that the government has become even more adept at covering up its secrets since the 1970s.
While most people dismiss Johnson’s conspiracy theories as baseless and ridiculous, his followers on social media continue to share and promote his outlandish claims. It remains to be seen whether Johnson will ever be convinced to abandon his conspiracy theories and accept the truth.