CONSPIRACY THEORIST!! This is what I hear from people when I question any official story. I will even admit I used to consider myself one as well. I even still hold some theories as more truth than official stories.
There is a stigma that comes with the term "Conspiracy Theorist". It is not surprising to see so many people on the internet writing about conspiracy theories in a condescending tone, usually with the words “kool-aid,” “crackpot,” or “nut job” in their articulation. This should be obvious that this kind of emotional writing about such serious matter insults the reader more than the conspiracy theorist because there is no need to resort to this kind of behavior.
Before you go thinking I am defending the tactics of the CT community, They don't do much to help the "image" of the CT community. Exhibit A is the Alex Jones/Piers Morgan interview. In which, He shouted many, many facts and statistics that were completely true and verifiable, but what is everyone talking about? The fact that He was right or the fact that He was yelling and screaming? I will even defend him by saying that, it is extremely frustrating trying to spread facts about an event, but because the news/gov/expert said otherwise, I must be a conspiracy theorist and therefore to be ignored or ridiculed. Maybe He just got to trigger happy knowing he had a different more mainstream audience? I don't know and Honestly the point of this article isn't to defend him or even any present day conspiracies.
I am going to prove that conspiracies are real, provable and have happened throughout History. My goal is to help remind those who like to call themselves "Open Minded" that conspiracies have happened and there is no evidence to show that there is any reason they would stop in today's world.
I will not debate or disagree that there is a "Binder full of conspiracies"(You see what I did there?) that are full of lies, mis-truth and exaggerations. I do not believe that the planes on 9/11 were holograms or put stock in Lizard People, Nibiru, Mole people, Alien influence or even that Colonel Sanders is KKK.
To make this simple I will give an example of a logical fallacy or a "write off" then give an example of it happening in the past.
"There is no way for a large organization to stay secret for so long."
Well, it is true that the Mafia was a secret crime society that was virtually unknown until the 1960s, when member Joe Valachi first revealed the society’s secrets to law enforcement officials. What was known was that organized crime existed, but not that the extent of their control included working with the CIA, politicians and the biggest businesses in the world.
"The Government would never do that to it's own people."
MKultra, which is often cited by present day Theorists, did exist and in the 1950s to the 1970s, the CIA ran a mind-control project aimed at finding a “truth serum” to use on communist spies. Test subjects were given LSD and other drugs, often without consent, and some were tortured. At least one man, civilian biochemist Frank Olson, who was working for the government, died as a result of the experiments. The project was finally exposed after investigations by the Rockefeller Commission.
“For these conspiracies to be true, you would need hundreds if not thousands of people to be involved. It’s just not conceivable.”
The Manhattan Project was the code name for a project conducted during World War II to develop the first atomic bomb. The project was led by the United States, and included participation from the United Kingdom and Canada. Formally designated as the Manhattan Engineer District (MED), it refers specifically to the period of the project from 1942–1946 under the control of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, under the administration of General Leslie R. Groves.
The scientific research was directed by American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. The project’s roots lay in scientists’ fears since the 1930s that Nazi Germany was also investigating nuclear weapons of its own. Born out of a small research program in 1939, the Manhattan Project eventually employed more than 130,000 people and cost nearly US$2 billion ($22 billion in current value).
It resulted in the creation of multiple production and research sites that operated in secret. With the total involved, this makes it one of the largest conspiracies in history. Entire towns were built for short periods of time, employing people, all under secrecy and top national secrecy at that. The government never admitted to it, the media never reported on it, and people had no idea for over 25 years. Project research took place at over thirty sites across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
"The News would have reported on it by now."
In the 1950s to ’70s, the CIA paid a number of well-known domestic and foreign journalists (from big-name media outlets like Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, CBS and others) to publish CIA propaganda. The CIA also reportedly funded at least one movie, the animated “Animal Farm,” by George Orwell. The Church Committee finally exposed the activities in 1975.
"The Government would never experiment on it's on people."
The United States Public Health Service carried out this clinical study on 400 poor, African-American men with syphilis from 1932 to 1972. During the study the men were given false and sometimes dangerous treatments, and adequate treatment was intentionally withheld so the agency could learn more about the disease. While the study was initially supposed to last just six months, it continued for 40 years. Close to 200 of the men died from syphilis or related complications by the end of the study.
"The Government would never intentionally lie to us."
A 15-year-old girl named “Nayirah” testified before the U.S. Congress that she had seen Iraqi soldiers pulling Kuwaiti babies from incubators, causing them to die. The testimony helped gain major public support for the 1991 Gulf War, but — despite protests that the dispute of this story was itself a conspiracy theory — it was later discovered that the testimony was false.
The public relations firm Hill & Knowlton, which was in the employ of Citizens for a Free Kuwait, had arranged the testimony. It turned out that she had taken acting lessons on request of the CIA and was actually the niece of a major politician in Kuwait. Nayirah was later disclosed to be Nayirah al-Sabah, daughter of Saud bin Nasir Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ambassador to the USA.
"There is no such thing as Controlled Opposition"
COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at investigating and disrupting dissident political organizations within the United States.
The FBI used covert operations from its inception, however formal COINTELPRO operations took place between 1956 and 1971. The FBI’s stated motivation at the time was “protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order.”
According to FBI records, 85% of COINTELPRO resources were expended on infiltrating, disrupting, marginalizing, and/or subverting groups suspected of being subversive, such as communist and socialist organizations; the women’s rights movement; militant black nationalist groups, and the non-violent civil rights movement, including individuals such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and others associated with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Congress of Racial Equality, the American Indian Movement, and other civil rights groups; a broad range of organizations labeled “New Left”, including Students for a Democratic Society, the National Lawyers Guild, the Weathermen, almost all groups protesting the Vietnam War, and even individual student demonstrators with no group affiliation; and nationalist groups such as those “seeking independence for Puerto Rico.”
The list goes on and on. For every Conspiracy theory that isn't true there is one that is. If you say other wise, YOU WORK FOR THE LIZARD PEOPLE!!! I'm joshing you. Seriously, if you try to say they don't exist or even people who try to inform others that they do exist are "Hurting the movement", They are the movement. Throughout all of those Conspiracies of the past there were people trying to let you know they were happening.
Even the Liberty movement's treasured Ron Paul believes in Conspiracies. Ron Paul has been talking on the idea of a NAFTA Superhighway since 2006. One of his favorite theories suggests a conspiracy to connect the United States, Mexico, and Canada with one giant road, eliminating U.S. sovereignty. He explains the idea in a post on libertarian commentator Lew Rockwell’s blog:
“This superhighway would connect Mexico, the United States, and Canada, cutting a wide swath through the middle of Texas and up through Kansas City. Offshoots would connect the main artery to the west coast, Florida, and northeast. Proponents envision a ten-lane colossus the width of several football fields, with freight and rail lines, fiber-optic cable lines, and oil and natural gas pipelines running alongside."
When asked about 9/11 truth He said, “Just think of what happened after 9/11. Immediately before there was any assessment there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq.”
My point is many of you are focusing on the messenger and not the message. Are there Conspiracies out there that make you slap yourself and ask why anyone could ever believe that? Yup. I have the dent to prove it. Does that discredit every single theory out there? No, what are you stupid? That is the same logic that liberals use to take away your guns.
"That person is crazy and He shot people therefore all people with guns will go crazy and shoot people"
I'd rather be lumped together and associated with the "Nut jobs" and "Conspiracy Theorists" than use such logical fallacies that kept me such an uninformed person for so very long. If you are going to hate me or disassociate with me, please do it because I'm wrong(and prove it with facts) and not because I question official stories or have my own ideas of what might have actually happened.