Republican leaders from all over the country have been helping to promote the conspiracy theory that George Soros is somehow paying for the protests that are happening throughout the country. This is obviously false, and sadly it isn’t the only conspiracy theory floating around about these protests being manufactured. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains why those in power want people to believe that these protests are not genuine.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced