Image if your local police department reported a murder as "someone shot
the person. Case closed" That's almost what the 9-11 official story is
You would have been well advised not to use "RationalWiki" which
skeptics don't even like. Those of us who think there is something more
to a case than reported don't call ourselves "conspiracy theorists."
That term has come about and used by PSYOPS to discredit us since the
JFK assassination which I don't think Oswald had anything to do with
because he had a cheap gun and was seen in the lunch room at the book
depository when the assassination took place. He was a convenience
patsy due to his activities. If Ruby had not shot him it might have
come out that he got framed.
Anyone on the right track to solving these crimes who has any visibility
such as a news reporter often gets offed or suicided. Some of the "nutty
stuff" you will find in "conspiracy theorist" are PSYOPS trying to
"poison the well" lest the truth be known. Just think if we could prove
beyond a doubt that 9-11 was indeed an inside job and who the perps were
how confidence in our government would fall, not that it isn't anyway.
And we have long had little confidence in our corporations and banks
which these days run like gang operations.
The USA is a very dirty place. It was that way from it's inception
because some of the wealthy landowners didn't want their workers to have
rights and some wanted the US to still be beholding to Britain. Our
democracy is an illusion and the king makers hate anyone who points that
out. A lot more people would have probably taken to the streets during
the Occupy Movement but they feared losing their jobs. We live in a
country of increasing "have nots", people who have lost even their
simple pleasures of life because a plan to put all but a few in austerity.
So many detractors here seem to have little knowledge of history and
just react emotionally. I guess some folks want to live in a simple
world of Santy Claus and Easter Bunnies.
On 10/11/2014 10:46 AM, seerd...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:
The term “conspiracy theory”, though I use it myself, is a two-edged
sword that may have outlived its usefulness. Those challenging
mainstream knowledge and conventions are routinely cast as conspiracy
nuts – and implying that such nut jobs glob onto many such “oddball”
explanations of the universe as a crutch to cope with reality, It has
acquired a derogatory meaning and can become a perverse tool applied
to dismiss or ridicule unconventional beliefs, a tool of suppressing
sincere inquiry and challenging of prevailing norms and wisdom,
defying gut instincts (aka cognitive biases) and seeking truth no
matter where it takes you and at what costa.
Many breakthroughs and new understanding of how the world works,
including counter-culture ideas, and challenges to the establishment,
have been initially derided as crack-pot ideas, conspiracy theories,
promoted by nut jobs. Derision of challenging and troubling ideas is a
core defense mechanism.
A vast list of crack-pot ideas, inflammatory, and/or conspiracy-driven
dibble has unfolded and become in our lifetimes mainstream wisdom – a
few, both large and small (may) include (not in any order of impact or
importance: the Snowden leaks, Pentagon Papers, Lewinsky’s blue
dress, lack of weapons of mass destruction, Judith Bourque’s book,
Iran-Contra, the Madoff scandal, genocides and mass murder of German
concentration camps, Stalin, Mao, Khmer Rouge, Sudan, Native
Americans, “California real-estate prices never go down”, the USDA’s
food triangle, equal pay for equal work, segregation, JFK’s affairs,
Watergate, MY Lai, black site prisons, priest pedophilia, the tech
bubble (“you just don’t GET it”), the housing bubble, Goldman Sachs,
the extent of regulatory capture, animals having emotions, Sandusky,
celebrities coming out of the closet, the Higgs Boson, Masters and
Johnson, a black president, LBJ’s decline seek re-election, the value
of “health foods”, vegetarianism, yoga and meditation, game-changing
technology, global climate change, etc. More so over the march of time
– much of mainstream science came from those initially labeled
heretics, crackpots, etc.
Though many weird, strange, mind-blowing, unbelievable things have
turned out to be true, that hardly means that all weird, strange,
mind-blowing, unbelievable things are true.
Some core distinctions are willingness to systematically, without bias
or agenda, challenge one’s own and society’s views, models of how the
world works, prevailing understandings and conventional wisdom. These
are high virtues, not something that is worthy of derision and labels
such as conspiracy theories..
However, it is hardly a virtue to be driven by conformational bias in
assembling facts to form an apparent, though illusory random pattern
in order to fulfill some inner need to cast blows against the empire,
exude elitism, deride others, irrationally attempt to bring order and
make sense of a seemly, at times, irrational challenging life and
/A key distinction is whether one first shoots the arrow or paints the
target, is open to considering all evidence, a willingness to change
views as new evidence presents itself, always seeking to find
alternative answers to explain and overturn one’s current pet POV,
having a healthy sense of both skepticism and optimism, and having an
identity independent of a particular “truth”. /