I believe I’ve said it before but based on the post below, it bears/bares(?) repeating. Conspiracy theories are often confused in modern society. Certainly there are plenty floating about that deserve the label. Elvis Presley is alive and has been hiding. So too has Jim Morrison. Paul McCartney died in a tragic accident and was replaced by an equally talented look alike. Everyone who works in the government is a Satan worshiper. These are just a few of the more well known ones that people love to bandy about in conversation. There are many. And that creates a problem, for it can sometimes diminish the credibility of other theories that are not theories at all, but downright fact.
What is a conspiracy theory in the first place? Interestingly the dictionary defines a conspiracy as: “an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot.a combination of persons for a secret, unlawful, or evil purpose. an agreement by two or more persons to commit a crime, fraud, or other wrongful act.”
Now that we know what the formal definition of a conspiracy is, we have stronger footing on which to analyze what they actually are in modern society and how they affect us. Certainly the term conspiracy theory has become popular in today’s culture. It’s beyond trendy. More than a hot topic. Along with pornography it’s the grease that oils the wheels of the internet. People absolutely love conspiracy theories. The more outlandish the better. But that’s one of the main problems with the paradigm, and why we need to begin shifting the viewpoint regarding conspiracies in mass consciousness. The outlandish ones tend to discredit the ones that are so indisputably true that they they are no longer conspiracies.
Somewhere down the road, the mechanism of government in the United States transitioned from “relatively corrupt like all governments past and present” to “downright dishonest, deceptive, despicable, malevolent and evil”. Which is what prompted me to assert a few years back that “there’s no such thing as a conspiracy theory in today’s world. Number one, the word “theory” implies that it isn’t 100% true, that it’s only a theory, that there may be some doubt about its veracity. But there is nothing doubtful about the veracity of plenty of evil actions the United States government has taken over the last fifty to one-hundred years. Labeling them a theory undermines the credibility of what the world already knows about these historical events.
Furthermore, conspiracies by definition demand that the “evil, unlawful and treacherous plans” be secret. But nothing about the evil machinations of the United States government is secret. Not anymore. From average Joes right here at home to people living half way across the world in other countries, everyone knows full well just how powerfully sinister the United States is as a global super power. That is precisely WHY they ARE the world’s greatest super power. Because everyone on earth with any sense is scared shitless of them. And for good reason. The United States has killed more people around the world than any other country in modern history. From small time hits to major genocides, the U.S. leads that parade proudly and gallantly. Nothing secretive about it. Why are there so many so-called terrorist groups constantly popping up all over the world whose primary target is the U.S.? And why do they say they are after us? Much to the chagrin of American politicians, no terrorist group has ever announced “We hate the United States because they are free.” That’s just the usual bs rhetoric that American politicians say to keep up appearances. The truth is that they hate us usually because we’ve done something awful in their home country and they’re after us in retaliation. The only person the U.S. government is fooling when they claim that the United States is a noble country that is always on the side of right, freedom, truth and goodness is itself.”
This is why we need a new label for these so-called conspiracy theories. For the simple fact that they just aren’t that secret anymore. “Evil, unlawful, treacherous”? Yes. But no longer “secretive” or “surreptitious”. Even self-starting beginners and amateurs know about the criminality and corruption of the (not even a little bit “federal”) Federal Reserve. Dig?
Perhaps many of these most atrocious acts carried out by the U.S. government started out as conspiracies… In other words, they were corrupt, evil and unlawful plans that were MEANT TO BE secret and surreptitious by their very nature, but in this day and age it is very difficult to keep anything a secret for very long. Even the fact that the United States government hires black opps hit-men on a regular basis to carry out assassinations all over the world is a commonly known fact now. What we may be dealing with in this paradigm is a government that believes itself to be and prides itself on being involved in carrying out incessant conspiracies, but because of how accessible information is in today’s world — nobody seems to be able to resist the fame and attention that accompanies becoming the next big thing in whistle-blowers, they just aren’t capable of carrying out any real life conspiracies. Again, don’t misunderstand: plenty of unlawful and evil treachery is committed; it’s just not very secret. And therefore people need to stop yelling “conspiracy theory” every time they hear of some new scandal the American government has gotten caught being involved in.
A conspiracy theory in today’s world is “how things actually work and what’s actually happening but most mainstream people don’t know about because mainstream media doesn’t talk about or report on it.” Take the killing of JFK as a great example. Or the killing of MLK. Both were officially defined as going one way for years, until the truth came out. That eventual truth resembled exactly what was once labeled as nothing but a conspiracy theory. Consider the coup d’état of Iran’s president by the CIA in ’53. This was common knowledge the world over since day one. But the common person was completely unaware of it. It wasn’t until 2013 that the CIA finally admitted officially what it had done. The United States’ secret involvement in the Vietnam War throughout the 40s 50s and 60s is another example. Conspiracy theories galore were discussed at dinner tables across America for decades about this deadly atrocious time of darkness in our history. Hundreds of thousands of Americans protested and fought in the streets of the country’s cities because of these so-called conspiracy theories. The government continued to lie to the mainstream people. The mainstream media continued to report the lies. And those in the know continued to protest and shout out about the conspiracies that were taking place. Lo and behold here we are a few decades later and what was once considered truth is now called lies and what was once called conspiracy theory is now officially known as the truth.
At one point or another all of the above examples were considered “truths”… but were eventually changed once the mainstream media could no longer deny the facts. But what were these truths changed to? To exactly what the “conspiracy theories” were in each case.
Presently we are witnessing the same thing transpire regarding 9/11 and the Iraq War right before our eyes. The original story, the official “truth”, is now being questioned by even the most patriotic and mainstream in civil society. Because the actual facts point to an obvious but simultaneously terrifying conclusion, i.e. that the original official story cannot possibly be true in its original form. So slowly as “the people” begin to uncover the truth, or at least the implausibility of the original story, they are beginning to demand that the mainstream media re-report on it so some kind of accepted truth that everyone can agree on is reached that can actually seem “true”. [The term “Mainstream Media” is being used here to stress the fact that there are plenty of Alternative Media or what used to be called Indie Media outlets available in the West AND to differentiate them from each other; the majority of people, mainstreamers, only choose to believe what is reported by this very small group of conglomerates accepted as “mainstream” — all of whom are owned by one of only four different multi-national companies.]
As time passes the official story will slowly evolve, through both the mainstream media and in popular culture and mass consciousness, into an almost exact replica of what was once considered “conspiracy theory”. And yet these same “conspiracy theories” have been around for over a decade. Right from the start really. (For example I first began to learn about the inconsistencies of the 9/11 official story in early ’02. Many on the ground, early responders, government officials, military personnel, airline employees, anyone working at the time of the tragedy, began discussing it right from day one). But the mainstream media was told to not report on any of these questions but instead to ONLY report on the official story of the incident coming out of Washington. Before we knew it, even in light of a ton of inconsistancies and contradictions and in some cases some downright impossibilities (Building 7 disintegrated from “heat”), an official story was crafted that sounded ridiculously preposterous and then drilled into the minds of citizens around the world. The utter shock and despair of the incident was easily manipulated to the point where even today one can find common everyday Americans who, regardless of how outlandish the story is, will still repeat it word for word as if it really happened.
Of course there are plenty of people who don’t believe a word of it. And that’s where we get to this strange dichotomy that has developed in America where there are two distinct worlds comprised of two distinct groups of people growing up having completely different viewpoints about their government and its role in the world. There are those who know — their history and the events of the present, and those who think they know but in reality only know what they’ve been told officially from the mainstream media and the government. Never before has the chasm been as wide between these two groups as it is today. It used to be just freaks and hippies and renegades who dared claim the United States government was up to no good. Now it’s common knowledge. The only difference is in how far some are willing believe the government goes in its treachery. Mainstreamers don’t seem to have a problem NOW believing that the government lied to them about Lee Harvey Oswald being some crazy lone gunman who killed JFK — because the event has been sanitized for them by having it turned into entertainment, AND because it appears at least that “everyone else” also sort of gets that. But don’t go talking to them about 9/11 yet. This is still something very touchy for most mainstreamers. They may not believe the official story. But they certainly aren’t willing to believe their own government had anything to do with it.
It just seems to take mainstreamers 1. a long time to catch up, 2. someone they perceive as being in power or in the know to tell them what to believe irrespective of the truth or the facts. THESE things, truth and the facts, are not half as important to mainstreamers as being told what to believe by those they consider in power or in the know — but why? Because that form of beingness assures them that what they believe is also believed by “everyone else”. In that is comfort. It fulfills two Basic Human Needs: a sense of belonging, and a sense of security or safety. Believing as others do feels safe.
This is the primary difference between “those who know” and those who we label mainstreamers (for lack of a more appropriate label–they could just as easily be labeled the people, the majority, the proletariat, the masses, etc.). Some people are able to research and study data on their own and draw conclusions based on said research. Some in fact actually enjoy it. As if operating from a primordial need to KNOW the truth, as close as one can come to truth at least. Others seem to posses an inherently dire need to be assured that what they believe is believed by “everyone else”, i.e. what is being reported on and accepted as the truth by mainstream media. To them the issue is not so much “what really happened” as much as “what is everybody else saying happened? And how do they/we feel about it?”
As mentioned above, lately –in the last ten years especially — due to many different factors, such as the advent of technology becoming affordable to everyone AND the ability to create and distribute one’s own media globally, there is a growing trend of there being two completely different Americas, defined by “those who know the history of the country and understand what’s happening in the world around us” and those who still live by the mighty word of the old guard. The powers that be depend on the second group, who are still presently in the majority, to continue to be able to get away with their business as usual. This is how, if one had to, they could explain the phenomenon of how the governments of the world are able to get away with so much hypocrisy, so many lies, deceptions, blatant contradictions between claims and facts, between laws and actions that break those laws. The simple answer: the people let them and pretend it’s not happening. There is more safety in that than in accepting the truth or reality.
When viewed this way, the idea that there are still conspiracies being committed by the governments of the world could be said to be true. Because although their actions are not being kept AS secret as they once were, to a certain group of people — this second group mentioned above, the mainstream majority — the cat is still in the bag. They WANT the cat in the bag. They want there to be secrets. They would prefer if anything they heard that was the least bit unlawful or corrupt was indeed a conspiracy theory and in no way close to reality. This perpetuates their feeling of safety, yes. Unfortunately it also continues to undermine the viability of their actual safety. One day when they wake up in a world that resembles Orwell’s 1984 or the film Brazil or something even worse, they will ask amongst themselves “how on earth did this happen?” Hopefully those of us who live in the other group of “those who know” will have figured out a way to detach ourselves from them and create a more enlightened world for ourselves where no such tragedy can befall us, and maybe, if we’re lucky, we can even create a way to save this other group as well. But that’s a big if. For it’s doubtful that we will be able to create such a world, one of truth, real freedom, justice, fairness and enlightenment without having the majority come along with us.
For this reason it is imperative that those who KNOW never give up on those who are still falling for the ridiculous stories of the mainstream media and governments of the world. It may FEEL difficult to do, challenging, frightening even, to stand out so much, to not fit in as well as most, but it would seem that our very lives could depend on it. And this just might be the most noble form of activism there is at the moment. Simply waking people up.
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