Killer Skeptitards From Cyberspace

The Conspiracy of Psychology Theories

A coven of postmodern shamans housed at Goldsmiths, University of London.
http://conspiracypsychology.com/about/

It is interesting that this whole cult has sprung from Goldsmiths, University of London.

London…Goldsmiths…{grin}

Of course those who know the history of “money” and the genesis of ‘Fractional Reserve Banking’ [Usury] and how it started with the goldsmiths making loans with ‘interest’ of paper IOU’s based on the theory that not all depositors of gold for safekeeping would ever demand their gold at once. And how this whole racket revolved around the “fraction” of the reserves of held gold was expanded dishonestly in issuing more IOU’s than actual gold in the storehouse …that whole thing.

And now we have this cabal of postmodern shamans housed at Goldsmiths, University of London.
As Alice said, the deeper we look into this issue the more it becomes “curiouser and curiouser”.

Goldsmiths, University of London, is a public research university and a constituent college of the federal University of London which specialises in the arts, designs, humanities, and social sciences. It was founded in 1891 as Goldsmiths’ Technical and Recreative Institute by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in New Cross, London. It was acquired by the University of London in 1904 and was renamed Goldsmiths’ College. The word College was dropped from its branding in 2006, but “Goldsmiths’ College”, with the apostrophe, remains the institution’s formal legal name.~Wiki

Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

The Company, which originates from the twelfth century, received a Royal Charter in 1327 and ranks fifth in the order of precedence of City Livery Companies. Its motto is Justitia Virtutum Regina, Latin for Justice is Queen of Virtues.

The Goldsmiths’ Company founded a London Technical and Recreative Institute in 1891, which is better known nowadays as Goldsmiths, University of London.
The Company was established as a medieval guild for the goldsmith trade, and over time became responsible for silversmiths and jewellers too. Only those clothed with the livery (liverymen) of the Company were licenced to trade such precious commodities within the bounds of the City. Whilst this arrangement maintained standards, it also became restrictive in an ever increasing global market.

The word hallmarking derives from the fact that precious metals were officially inspected and marked at Goldsmiths’ Hall, the Company’s HQ. Today, the Company is one of the few Livery Companies still to play a formal role in its ancient trade. Until the late 20th-century, the Company retained paramount responsibility for hallmarking platinum, gold and silver, but successive parliamentary legislation has devolved much authority to Government departments.[2]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worshipful_Company_of_Goldsmiths

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What we have here on ‘The Conspiracy of Psychology Theories’ is:

Design masquerading as Diagnosis – social engineering in the guise of social analysis, ie; psychologism and scientism, a cultist pretense to science. In essence, a theology.

Those who grasp history, especially the last 200 years of our contemporary era, will note that there have been ‘predictions’ that have come to pass [see: The Protocols of Zion]. A rational person would thus conclude that the only way to predict the future is to engineer it. The only caveat to that is to point out that there have been those who have studied the social engineers and discovered the agenda, such as Huxley, and Orwell who both gave dire warnings as to this future we now inhabit.

So here, where the social engineers gather to design their glorious despotic future of a world raped and stripped of its free will; we find a place of study, where we can see the latest trends in the social engineering agenda.

Willy Whitten
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  1. ConspiracyPsychology.com was created by Rob Brotherton. Rob is a Visiting Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London. Drawing on the wider framework of anomalistic psychology, his research addresses the measurement, personality correlates, and cognitive origins of conspiracy theories.
    Email: rob@conspiracypsych.com

    http://conspiracypsychology.com/about/

    Check out this page – these guys are just toddlers!
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  2. When one first arrives at http://conspiracypsychology.com/ – one will be greeted by a killer clown with the gravitar of ConspiracyKiller. This creature is as belligerent as they come on Internet blogs.

    The following is a small portion of an exchange with him/her that took place at this page:
    http://conspiracypsychology.com/2013/09/11/conspiracy-distractions/comment-page-1/

    “and the fact is that there are plenty of academics writing sound arguments criticizing the official narrative. Regardless of the academic credentials of anyone writing such critiques, you frame them as “conspiracist”, as if this term automatically strips them of their expertise and intelligence.”~ww
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    “Actually it strips them of their expertise and credibility in the scientific/academic field simply because they lack the qualifications and peer review process. The fact they assume conclusions of grand conspiracy theory further demeans their credibility, particularly when the conclusions are unwarranted and unsupported. It has nothing to do with their intelligence, because it’s already been shown that reasonable intelligent people can believe stupid shit. You are an example.”~Killer Clown

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    I am giving the Killer Clown {conspriacykiller} the last word over at that blog site because it is a futile round’a’bout to continue the discussion with this automaton.

    As anyone knows many of the academics in the truth movement have written scores of peer reviewed articles for mainstream journals. The fact that the very same mainstream journals won’t touch anything about 9/11 is testament itself that it has nothing to do with the academic credence or reasonableness of the arguments and articles written by such scholars speaking to the truth of 9/11 – it simply shows that the subject itself is TABOO.
    The clown admits this with this; “The fact they assume conclusions of grand conspiracy theory further demeans their credibility…”

    The fact is that the conclusions reached by such scholars are in fact warranted and supported by the facts. The problem with those conclusions is the danger it puts the status quo in – a status quo that does in fact assert conclusions that are unwarranted and unsupported by the body of facts.

    And so it goes in a pathological society driven by fear and loathing.
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  3. Reads the two sides of the shift are edging up to the demarcation line closer and closer. To think, these people put a pile of money out and a huge investment in time just to try to prove that conspiracy is a word that should be precluded from the English language except to identify it as some kind of sickness. Psychiatry already has it in their bible, it’s called “ODD”. Now there’s a handle for you, short for oppositional defiant disorder of course. Best I can say for these eggheads is who you calling odd whitey?

    • Yea, the psychiatrists are the most hard core. There are of course different camps in all of these fields.

      This guy I am reading now, Roy F. Baumeister has an approach to the field of psychology that I can agree with. You might want to look up the article I am reading, by searching the title below. I received a PDF by email, and now it is just a file name in my computer.

      Baumeister is leagues ahead of those skeptitard kids at Goldsmith’s.
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    • Also Veri,

      I want to thank you, and acknowledge your minting of the term, “Skeptitard”.
      Very good dialectical comeback to “Conspiritard” {grin}
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  4. Free Will in Scientific Psychology
    Roy F. Baumeister

    “In my opinion, it would be a mistake for psychologists to argue about whether free will exists and to debate the conceptual details. Philosophers and others have already spent centuries refining the concepts through such argument, and repeating their work would not be a good use of time and effort. In comparison with philosophers, psychologists are amateurs at conceptual refinement and debate but are specialists at conducting experimental tests of causal hypotheses. Our expertise is thus not well suited for ascertaining the existence or nonexistence of free will, which is probably impossible to prove. Psychology’s contribution lies elsewhere. Psychologists should
    focus on what we do best: collecting evidence about measurable variance in behaviors and inner processes and identifying consistent patterns in them. With free will, it seems most productive for psychologists to start with the well-documented observation that some acts are freer than others. As already noted, dissonance, reactance, coping with stress, and other behaviors have been shown in the laboratory to depend on variations in freedom and choice. Hence, it is only necessary to assume that there are genuine phenomena behind those subjective and objective differences in freedom. In a nutshell, we should explain what happens differently between free and unfree actions. Thus, the optimal agenda for psychology would be to find out what people mean when they use concepts of freedom, choice, and responsibility in their daily lives and then to illuminate the inner processes that produce those phenomena.” -pg 15-16

  5. Willy….

    I know it’s a very cliché saying… But when your only tool is a hammer….

    And, granted, you have one of the finest hammers I have seen… But with these brainwashed (and/or paid) characters on these blogs, banging on their heads rarely yields any real results… They are already preprogrammed to argue to death, and to disguise their true colors which seem to be blatantly obvious to you or I…

    What I am trying to say is that sometimes all one needs to do is to engage them in a seemingly “normal” exchange in order to have them lower their guards and show you their hands.

    Take this guy, the killer… Even after I insulted the crap out of him, he was willing to engage in some conversation with me when I asked him a few relatively normal questions that had only a thinly disguised sarcasm… He does not care to be “right” or “smart” as much as the need he feels to “feel” that he is right or smart…. People are just that after all: PEOPLE

    That said, I am not sure if the “killer” is directly associated with the blog, but I think we both know that what that blog itself represents is something a lot more sinister than the crap that comes out of his mouth… It is part of the organized, institutionalized and highly educated (aka brainwashed) army of people currently being raised to fight “conspiracy theorists”…

    Needless to say, it is a very smart approach on “their” part… By unleashing an army of PhD bs artists and attacking the mere concept of conspiracy, as opposed to the conspiracy theories themselves, they can vilify anyone who opens their mouths to express distrust for official narratives…

    And when enough PhDs and psychiatrists are on board, they can finally and officially deem “conspiracism” as a defined mental illness and start medicating and hospitalizing “us guys”, which is when we can finally all become Winston.

    • You know me Lilaleo,

      I can do the twist the bop the mash’potatoes too, any old dance that they wanna do…

      I don’t think killer guy has any official thing going with the site, he’s just found a place to hang out and be “the dude”. You are right, it is the coven of shamans being trained, especially the ones at Goldsmith’s that are the real dangerous assets for the design of the oppressive legislation to come.

      I’ll say more on this later, it’s been a long heavy day for me today. I am going to go to dreamland and see if the cosmos has anything to offer in my dreams.

      G’night and thanks for checking in, Will

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    • Getting back to your comment Lilaleo,

      I do see your points clearly, and there are good reasons for your approach. At the same time there are good reasons to have varied approaches, and angles in such debates.

      You did a good job of massaging with a lighter touch as “the good cop”, this gave me, the “bad cop” an intro using his responses to you, to make further headway and put him in ‘checkmate’ on those issues.

      Of course with fragile egos like the killer guy’s, he will never admit to being in checkmate, nor will his defensive opinions ever change. But we both know changing his mind is not the point of debating him is it? No, it is revealing to the larger readership what bullshit this guy spews and calling it for what it is. The hammer comes in handy for forging this message.
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      • Who knew Willy and I would team up as Cagney and Lacey one day…. ;-}]

        Valid points throughout…

        Personally, I find the “holding their hands all the way to self destruction and/or embarrassment” more fruitful… People, especially when they are forced to leave the comfort of their mo, almost always end up there one way or another on their own… And, if their lobotomy is not total, sometimes they even become aware of the holes in their selective thinking and interpretation of what they have been yapping about with full conviction all along.

        As for the eyes of third party readers who are capable of some degree of critical thinking and have the ability to arrive at their own conclusions, I suppose both methods have their pros and cons depending on the flavor of the reader…

        But, hey… As i said… You do some fine hammerin’ Willy… So, keep banging’ on dem idiots.. :-}]

        As for “killer”… I think he is done after your latest post… But I suspect I will return to that blog occasionally to see if I can dig into this gang of “PhDs in diapers” a little and see what they are all about…

      • Hehe… I was just fishin’, willy…. In my own style… I have no interest in reading his brainfarts.

        But, now you have foiled my plans… The douche reads your blog, I think ;-}]

      • OK… I couldn’t resist… Clicked on the link you gave me just out of curiosity… Couldn’t go past his header though… Which, by the way, seems to have a very clear, honest and truthful mission statement…

        He says:

        My directives concerning 9/11 were very clear. “Feed my sheep.”

        It just doesn’t specify what exactly he is feeding… I am a city boy, and don’t know too much about four legged sheep… Do they really like eating bullshit?

        So, he works for god and he’s got a job to do… Give him a break, Willy… ;-}]

      • Hahaha Lilaleo,

        Yea, “industrial strength” bullshit…

        Sorry I spoiled your plan…{???}…
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      • Lilaleo,

        Have you yet noticed this: Tamborine man — AUGUST 15, 2014 AT 9:59 PM?

        He repeats your comment verbatim, as if to form a consensus of voices who want to get more of Señor, as though he has a following of strong supporters on T&S?

        Tamborina is part of Señors’ coven. They bounce off of each other as if they don’t know one another. But when push comes to shove they try to bail each other out of fixes. Tamborina comes off as totally woowoo, but it’s an act, just like Max is an act. Max is a team leader, I have that figured out but he is Apparatchik, not Nomenclatura, he answers to some central figure. I am saying that these two are part of an organized psyop, a big one that has infiltrated a 5th column into the 9/11 Truth Movement early in it’s formative days. Yea yea, pros with some brilliant masks, costumes, and plausible scripts.

        Understand this Lilaleo, “this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no party, this ain’t no messin around”, we are dealing with the real thing, the maximum security state, and the stakes are high.
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      • This is outrageously hilarious…. He literally did a copy paste job… Ha!

        Why would he do that? If it weren’t for other factors, I could imagine him seeing through my schtick and mocking me… Which would be a smart and funny move on his part, but I don’t believe that’s it. I’m at a loss… I wonder if the regulars will notice and comment on it… Because, the two identical comments look pretty weird there on the page, one after the other…

        I’ll have to wait and see how he will explain himself…. I certainly won’t give him the pleasure of calling him on it myself… Oh, the suspense…. ;-}] I feel like I’m back in high school.

      • Ruffadam mentioned it to me by email…he said something like, “Tamborine man goofed up and revealed one of his sock puppets by posting the exact same thing twice.”

        I Explained to Adam that I know you, and you were the one who posted that first. No I don’t think Tamborina has the brains to see through anything. He was just trying to make it seem that Seenyor has a fan club. The literal copy and pasting is weird – but Tamborina is weird___real fruitcake.

        Figuring this whole game of intrigue out is a challenge. Did you ever see ‘The Good Shepherd’? It’s about the founding of CIA, Skull and Bones, Yale Men, the whole spook deal we find ourselves submerged in. Good flick, with a lot of insights. Really well written, conceived, directed, acted and produced. I bought the DVD. I watched it five times in a row when I first got it.

        I think I’ll watch it again today after I go back to bed and get up at a decent hour…
        I just got up to pee, decided to have a glass of milk, opened my email, and the next thing I know I’m buzzin’ on the web again __________ sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzze
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    • After a more awake look at his post, I see that he did put them in quotation marks, and did say “cheers” after it…. Which makes it a little less bizarre than what I thought last night.

      I wonder why the site is putting his post (and yours) above mine even though the time stamps clearly show which comes first.

      I did think of the sock puppet factor last night, which seems to be what ruff thought as well. But, I figured it’d be a fun project to “clear my name” after… Perfect dramatic entrance to T&S, no?

      Also, I’m realizing that I’ve sat down to play poker right in front of a mirror…. Supposedly I was doing some tongue in cheek commenting at T&S, but then I come here and expose my hand by confiding in you…. He must surely keep an eye on your pages…. Hmmmm…

      Heeeeeeeey…. Wait a minute… I’m beginning to think YOU might be the tamborine … And, in fact, also the señor… I am on to you, Señor Willy Tamborogue1 Man!!!!! ;-}]

      • Lol Lilaleo…

        The comments get out of sequence on WordPress blogs when something is deleted. Not all the time but some of the time. It happened this time. Your original comment to Senior Citizen will linger at the bottom from this point forward unless the reply button to that post is used for further replies.

        I posted a reply to your second comment to Tamborian about the cheers, not as a rebuke to you, but to attempt to avoid more twaddle from the lunatic squid.

        Keep an eye on Truth and Shadows though, it has some great articles and deep discussions [until the agitprop guys pop in].
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      • I hear you, willy.

        I have been following T&S for almost as long as I have been following your blog. I like what Craig does and how he does it. And there are some really good people commenting there… The perpetual bickering duels that drown the threads get on my nerves at times. Lately, I had started to skip the twat and countertwat comments altogether…

        The level of knowledge of 9/11 specifics were usually above my paygrade, so I always refrained from commenting… Although, I would have liked to make the ruffs, the sayeds and the hr1s of the blog aware of how they keep falling, almost without exception, in to the twattraps that eventually (and quite effortlessly) suck the energy and momentum out of the discussion, and totally fuck up the continuity of mostly well thought out and well researched posts.

        The sad part for me, after all that restraint, I end up losing my virginity by posting a stupid ass comment in an effort to lure the señor in to my lair, I get hit with a coitus interruptus when Craig removes his stupid comment, and my now embarrassing fishhook ends up dangling at the end of the thread for eternity for all to see… Talk about a backfire, eh? Oh well..

        On a side note… Have you heard of this “Highrise Safety Initiative”? I find it to be a very very smart move… Maybe not enough to tip things over, but it might be enough to make a big dent in the 9/11 official narrative, since it does not have a conspiracy angle at face value and can’t be dismissed as easily.

        http://highrisesafetynyc.org/about/

        What is the High-Rise Safety Initiative?

        The High-Rise Safety Initiative is a ballot measure that will appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in New York City. If approved by voters, it will require the NYC Department of Buildings to investigate high-rise building collapses in NYC that occurred on, or any time after, September 11, 2001. Its provisions exclude the collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers, but apply to the collapse of World Trade Center 7 and any high-rise collapse that may occur in the future.

        Because all local ballot measures in New York State that require the expenditure of public funds must include their own revenue source, the High-Rise Safety Initiative proposes a .9% surcharge on construction permits issued by the Department of Buildings. This is estimated to raise $1 million per year, which, when passed, will cover the anticipated cost to the City. This .9% surcharge would be lifted, however, if the High-Rise Safety Fund exceeds $3 million, and reinstituted if the High-Rise Safety Fund falls below $1 million.

    • No More Fake News.com
      CIA MKULTRA: they intended to use drugs for “everything”

      By Jon Rappoport
      August 12, 2014
      http://www.nomorefakenews.com

      Drugs to transform individuals…and even, by implication, society.

      Drug research going far beyond the usual brief descriptions of MKULTRA.

      The intention is there, in the record.

      A CIA document was included in the transcript of the 1977 US Senate Hearings on MKULTRA, the CIA’s mind-control program.

      The document is found in Appendix C, starting on page 166. It’s simply labeled “Draft,” dated 5 May 1955.

      It begins: “A portion of the Research and Development Program of [CIA’s] TSS/Chemical Division is devoted to the discovery of the following materials and methods:”

      What followed was a list of hoped-for drugs and their uses.

      First, a bit of background: MKULTRA did not end in 1962, as advertised. It was shifted over to the Agency’s Office of Research and Development.

      John Marks is the author of the groundbreaking book, Search for the Manchurian Candidate, which exposed MKULTRA. Marks told me a CIA representative informed him that the continuation of MKULTRA, after 1962, was carried out with a greater degree of secrecy, and he, Marks, would never see a scrap of paper about it.

      I’m printing below, the list of the 1955 intentions of the CIA regarding their own drug research. The range of those intentions is stunning. All statements are direct quotes from the “Draft” document.

      Some of my comments gleaned from studying the list—

      The CIA wanted to find substances which would “promote illogical thinking and impulsiveness.” Serious consideration should be given to the idea that psychiatric medications, food additives, herbicides, and industrial chemicals (like fluorides) would eventually satisfy that requirement.

      The CIA wanted to find chemicals that “would produce the signs and symptoms of recognized diseases in a reversible way.” This suggests many possibilities—among them the use of drugs to fabricate diseases and thereby give the false impression of germ-caused epidemics.

      The CIA wanted to find drugs that would “produce amnesia.” Ideal for discrediting whistleblowers, dissidents, certain political candidates, and other investigators. (Scopolamine, for example.)

      The CIA wanted to discover drugs which would produce “paralysis of the legs, acute anemia, etc.” A way to make people decline in health as if from diseases.

      The CIA wanted to develop drugs that would “alter personality structure” and thus induce a person’s dependence on another person. How about dependence in general? For instance, dependence on institutions, governments?

      The CIA wanted to discover chemicals that would “lower the ambition and general working efficiency of men.” Sounds like a general description of the devolution of society.

      As you read the list yourself, you’ll see more implications/possibilities.

      Here, from 1955, are the types of drugs the MKULTRA men at the CIA were looking for:

      Substances which will promote illogical thinking and impulsiveness to the point where the recipient would be discredited in public.

      Substances which increase the efficiency of mentation and perception.

      Materials which will prevent or counteract the intoxicating effect of alcohol.

      Materials which will promote the intoxicating effect of alcohol.

      Materials which will produce the signs and symptoms of recognized diseases in a reversible way so that they may be used for malingering, etc.

      Materials which will render the induction of hypnosis easier or otherwise enhance its usefulness.

      Substances which will enhance the ability of individuals to withstand privation, torture and coercion during interrogation and so-called “brain-washing”.

      Materials and physical methods which will produce amnesia for events preceding and during their use.

      Physical methods of producing shock and confusion over extended periods of time and capable of surreptitious use.

      Substances which produce physical disablement such as paralysis of the legs, acute anemia, etc.

      Substances which will produce “pure” euphoria with no subsequent let-down.

      Substances which alter personality structure in such a way that the tendency of the recipient to become dependent upon another person is enhanced.

      A material which will cause mental confusion of such a type that the individual under its influence will find it difficult to maintain a fabrication under questioning.

      Substances which will lower the ambition and general working efficiency of men when administered in undetectable amounts.

      Substances which promote weakness or distortion of the eyesight or hearing faculties, preferably without permanent effects.

      A knockout pill which can surreptitiously be administered in drinks, food, cigarettes, as an aerosol, etc., which will be safe to use, provide a maximum of amnesia, and be suitable for use by agent types on an ad hoc basis.

      A material which can be surreptitiously administered by the above routes and which in very small amounts will make it impossible for a man to perform any physical activity whatsoever.

      That’s the list.

      At the end of this 1955 CIA document, the author [unnamed] makes these remarks: “In practice, it has been possible to use outside cleared contractors for the preliminary phases of this [research] work. However, that part which involves human testing at effective dose levels presents security problems which cannot be handled by the ordinary contactors.

      “The proposed [human testing] facility [deletion] offers a unique opportunity for the secure handling of such clinical testing in addition to the many advantages outlined in the project proposal. The security problems mentioned above are eliminated by the fact that the responsibility for the testing will rest completely upon the physician and the hospital. [one line deleted] will allow [CIA] TSS/CD personnel to supervise the work very closely to make sure that all tests are conducted according to the recognized practices and embody adequate safeguards.”

      In other words, this was to be ultra-secret. No outside contractors at universities for the core of the experiments, which by the way could be carried forward for decades.

      A secret in-house facility.

      Over the years, more facilities could be created.

      If you examine the full range of psychiatric drugs developed since 1955, you’ll see that a number of them fit the CIA’s agenda. Speed-type chemicals, which addle the brain over the long term, to treat so-called ADHD. Anti-psychotic drugs, to render patients more and more dependent on others (and government) as they sink into profound disability and incur motor brain damage. And of course, the SSRI antidepressants, like Prozac and Paxil and Zoloft, which produce extreme and debilitating highs and lows—and also push people over the edge into committing violence.

      These drugs drag the whole society down into lower and lower levels of consciousness and action.

      If that’s the goal of a very powerful and clandestine government agency…it’s succeeding

      • Yea Veri, it was sometime late last year that we got into this before, and I did a lot of digging on this stuff about MKUltra, and the safe-house stuff. Fascinating things have been revealed since that time. Of course fascinating stuff that never sees the light on a TV screen projecting MSM PR.

        Rappoport produces some very succinct articles on this issue and those surrounding it.
        If I were more organized I would have a collection of his articles on bogus psychology at hand to draw from so I could add that info on this page.

        Thanks Veri,
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      • Hi veritytwo.

        I just wanted to say a proper hello to be the only person who regularly posts on Willy’s blog. I have long enjoyed reading your posts alongside his.

        Thanks for the MK post above. I remember the first time I had discovered the FOIA site which contained countless pages of CIA’s own reports about their experiments in the 50s and 60s. Although they are officially released documents and not “theories”, they rarely see the light of day even in the so called awake circles, let alone msm. To the point where I wondered if the documents themselves had some hypnotic conditioning effect on the reader ;-}]

        All the best,

        Lilaleo

      • To you also. I’ve tagged along through a few blogs that our friend has been booted off of just because he doesn’t back off of bullshit. It’s been fun and I’ve learned a lot in the process. This latest one is an eye opener, it looked like the latest skeptard and his minions were to be a challenge but they self destructed. This latest jackass wasn’t prepared for the depth of Willy’s knowledge base.
        Defending close mindedness is a tough row to hoe.

  6. hybridrogue1 says – August 12, 2014 at 10:58 pm:
    We finally agree on something killer guy, nothing you can say to me would serve any purpose. You have already said enough.
    As I previously explained my inquiry here is not meant to change your mind or influence you in any way. You have already been programmed and, as Huxley said, “enjoy your servitude.
    This conversation has been for the elucidation of the sane readership that might happen upon this page.
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    conspiracykiller says – August 13, 2014 at 12:34 am:
    -“I can’t imagine anyone being interested in anything you had to say other than yourself. The only thing you have elucidated thus far is fear, paranoia and distrust of everything that doesn’t conform to your worldview. I shouldn’t imagine many would gain anything positive or useful from your words.”
    . . . . . . . . .

    jenn says- August 13, 2014 at 1:06 am”
    –“CK – I have thoroughly enjoyed every single one of Hybridrogue’s comments. It’s ironic you wrote: ” The only thing you have elucidated thus far is fear, paranoia and distrust of everything that doesn’t conform to your worldview”, because that was exactly the point of my very initial comment in March. That this blog did just that, create fear to think for themselves, paranoia of what others might say if they think against the ‘norm’ and distrust in anyone who speaks of the inconsistencies of the history that we’ve all been programmed to believe.”
    http://conspiracypsychology.com/2014/01/17/should-conspiracy-theory-research-inform-public-policy/comment-page-1/#comment-4112

  7. It seems nigh obvious that anyone believing there are no conspiracies must be a Zippy, a pinhead, a bubble baby, a coincidence theorist or else hold the absurd belief that only individuals operate in the world, and, without consultation. This fallacious belief in the absence of conspiracies throughout all history (cuz conspiracies just never happen!!) is prima facie bullcrap right off the bat. I therefore move for dismissal of all charges against conspiracy theory, and summary judgment against the big men. They have stepped in their own snare with 9/11. Too frikkin bad amigos. What you mean, we, kimosabe?
    Will refuses to buy a ticket to the pens, refuses to follow anyone with a uniform, unicorn, or chip tattoo, asks smirking questions and drops little truth crumbs around the hobo camp like he was hashing the harriers. I can always tell hash from judas goat pellets, even in the dark, just from the smell of it. Rogue you da man bro.
    Mindfuck the goldsmith on the other hand wants us free thinker ODD types to feel ashamed of drawing up an indictment into the major crimes of our time. That’s not surprising, since, the goldsmiths emerged out of neolithic metallurgy, coinage, money issuance, attacking Humbaba, and weapons production. They seized power like sina qua non big men while the bronze age turned to iron, oil, and silicone. They are the millenial parasite! Freud said, ‘we are the plague’. He got that right. A very silly job psychoanalyzing us, but paid in da kine, although still shitty work, is their own bondage. It’s a hatchet job for the pimps of the JWO red shield, this endless ad hominem attacking of those who are closing in on the crime syndicate. The cabalists have schemed their asses off every frikkin day for centuries. Outside the cube is outside the box. Ain’t never goin back.
    According to anti conspiratorialists, husbands and wives can not conspire in union, unless they are missionaries, corporate boards do not conspire to profit, the Fed does not conspire to choke the patient, the Manhattan Project was not a conspiracy to make WMD, and most importantly, there was no Al Qaeda conspiracy on 9/11. But wait, 9/11 has to have a muslim conspiracy. 9/11 is a special exemption. The official story requires it. The way it works, is if you investigate a crime and it leads to the real crooks, you need your head examined, whereas if you want to throw the investigation off the trail by blaming some innocent group of conspirators, then and only then is conspiracy theory OK, and who would not believe the terroirists are out to git us. The gatekeepers are trained to know when to issue exemptions. Remember, only trained gatekeepers can issue exemptions. And if you want the truth, only your rabbi can dial up yahweh, who would just as soon sacrifice 98% of us.. It’s yahweh or the highway, my friend, the big top or the campfire, a Stepford wife or hot radha, plata o plomo, and only the really free respond with a quenelle..

    “Well I ain’t no coincidence theorist” – Hatrick Penry discussing the nuclear industry’s preplanned Japan meltdown crisis exercise in Warshington on 3/11, revealed by the NRC FOIA..

    • Thanks amigo, love your way with words.
      Glad to see you are still hanging about here.

      Snake crimes against dumbocracy don’t rhyme with periwinkle but something about stars do. Dats whut my rhymin’ dickshumery sayeth.

      Stay well stay outta hell and don’t let the burgermashers getcha.
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  8. Conspiracist: one who believes or promotes a conspiracy theory.
    First Known Use of CONSPIRACIST: 1976
    Synonyms 1. collusion, sedition. 2. Conspiracy, plot, intrigue, cabal all refer to surreptitious or covert schemes to accomplish some end, most often an evil one.

    In criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime at some time in the future. Criminal law in some countries or for some conspiracies may require that at least one overt act must also have been undertaken in furtherance of that agreement, to constitute an offense. There is no limit on the number participating in the conspiracy and, in most countries, no requirement that any steps have been taken to put the plan into effect (compare attempts which require proximity to the full offence). For the purposes of concurrence, the actus reus is a continuing one and parties may join the plot later and incur joint liability and conspiracy can be charged where the co-conspirators have been acquitted or cannot be traced. Finally, repentance by one or more parties does not affect liability but may reduce their sentence.

    United States
    Conspiracy has been defined in the United States as an agreement of two or more people to commit a crime, or to accomplish a legal end through illegal actions.[17][18] A conspiracy does not need to have been planned in secret to meet the definition of the crime. One legal dictionary, law.com, provides this useful example on the application of conspiracy law to an everyday sales transaction tainted by corruption. It shows how the law can handle both the criminal and the civil need for justice.

    [A] scheme by a group of salesmen to sell used automobiles as new, could be prosecuted as a crime of fraud and conspiracy, and also allow a purchaser of an auto to sue for damages [in civil court] for the fraud and conspiracy.

    Conspiracy law usually does not require proof of specific intent by the defendants to injure any specific person to establish an illegal agreement. Instead, usually the law requires only that the conspirators have agreed to engage in a certain illegal act. This is sometimes described as a “general intent” to violate the law.

    Under most U.S. laws, for a person to be convicted of conspiracy, not only must he or she agree to commit a crime, but at least one of the conspirators must commit an overt act (the actus reus) in furtherance of the crime. However, in United States v. Shabani the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that this “overt act” element is not required under the federal drug conspiracy statute, 21 U.S.C. section 846.

    The conspirators can be guilty even if they do not know the identity of the other members of the conspiracy.[19]

    International law
    Conspiracy law was used at the Nuremberg Trials for members of the Nazi leadership charged with participating in a “conspiracy or common plan” to commit international crimes. This was controversial because conspiracy was not a part of the European civil law tradition. Nonetheless, the crime of conspiracy continued in international criminal justice, and was incorporated into the international criminal laws against genocide.- Wiki
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    ‘Conspiracy Theory’ As Insult
    The term was invented and put into wide circulation by the CIA to smear and defame people questioning the JFK assassination!

    http://beforeitsnews.com/conspiracy-theories/2013/07/cia-invention-of-the-phrase-conspiracy-theory-to-block-questions-on-jfks-assassination-is-one-of-the-most-successful-propaganda-initiatives-of-all-time-2453052.html

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  9. The Conspiracy to Defame Conspiracy Theory

    The term was invented and put into wide circulation by the CIA to smear and defame people.
    We know from declassified documents that the CIA undertook a massive secret campaign to smear critics of the Warren Commission with the label “conspiracy theorist.”

    A 50-page CIA memo, known as “CIA Dispatch 1035-960,” instructed agents to contact their media contacts and disparage those, like Garrison, criticizing the Warren Commission findings that Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK and acted alone. The 1967 document is here in the original, and here in reformatted text of its summary.
    http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?absPageId=567348&imageOnly=true

    http://www.jfklancer.com/CIA.html

    Minutes of CIA meeting that same year indicated fear that Garrison would win a conviction.
    More generally, Operation Mockingbird was the CIA’s secret program to plant stories in the nation’s most prestigious news outlets.

    “With this [CIA] memo and the CIA’s influence in the media,” author Peter Janney wrote in a guest column on our site last fall, “the concept of ‘conspiracy theorist’ was engendered and infused into our political lexicon and became what it is today: a term to smear, denounce, ridicule, and defame anyone who dares to speak about any crime committed by the state, military or intelligence services.”

    Janney, whose late father Wistar Janney had been a high-ranking CIA executive, continued: “People who want to pretend that conspiracies don’t exist — when in fact they are among the most common modus operandi of significant historical change throughout the world and in our country — become furious when their naive illusion is challenged.”
    http://www.opednews.com/articles/Don-t-Be-Fooled-By-Conspi-by-Andrew-Kreig-Barack-Obama_Conspiracy_Conspiracy-Theories_Conspiracy-Theory-140529-812.html

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  10. CIA Document 1035-960
    Concerning Criticism of the Warren Report

    RE: Concerning Criticism of the Warren Report

    3. Action. We do not recommend that discussion of the assassination question be initiated where it is not already taking place. Where discussion is active [business] addresses are requested:

    a. To discuss the publicity problem with [?] and friendly elite contacts (especially politicians and editors), pointing out that the Warren Commission made as thorough an investigation as humanly possible, that the charges of the critics are without serious foundation, and that further speculative discussion only plays into the hands of the opposition. Point out also that parts of the conspiracy talk appear to be deliberately generated by Communist propagandists. Urge them to use their influence to discourage unfounded and irresponsible speculation.

    b. To employ propaganda assets to [negate] and refute the attacks of the critics. Book reviews and feature articles are particularly appropriate for this purpose. The unclassified attachments to this guidance should provide useful background material for passing to assets. Our ploy should point out, as applicable, that the critics are (I) wedded to theories adopted before the evidence was in, (I) politically interested, (III) financially interested, (IV) hasty and inaccurate in their research, or (V) infatuated with their own theories. In the course of discussions of the whole phenomenon of criticism, a useful strategy may be to single out Epstein’s theory for attack, using the attached Fletcher [?] article and Spectator piece for background. (Although Mark Lane’s book is much less convincing that Epstein’s and comes off badly where confronted by knowledgeable critics, it is also much more difficult to answer as a whole, as one becomes lost in a morass of unrelated details.)

    http://www.jfklancer.com/CIA.html

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  11. “However, if conspiratorial thinking on the level displayed on this blog was the majority, I think we would see behaviour by them no different to the war mongers conspiracy theorists detest. Warring on people who disagreed with their beliefs, and hurting or killing anyone they speculated as a threat or causing harm with intent.”~killer guy

    This is a weird speculative statement. What about ‘conspiracy theorists’ gives you the impression that they are violent and warlike? There are none more warlike than the status quo that the typical ‘conspiracy theorist’ see as the perpetrators of the conspiracy.

    Also, it is pure speculation on your part that ‘conspiracy theorists’ are a small minority of the population. It is more likely that those who hold the view that the government has conspired to disparage their rights and make war for profit and power are twice the number of true believers in the ‘good intent’ of the government.
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    “US & UK studies: those who “buy’ mainstream ‘lies’ are the ‘crazies’ – conspiracy theorists are ‘saner’, reflect ‘conventional wisdom”
    Recent studies by psychologists and social scientists in the US and UK suggest that contrary to mainstream media stereotypes, those labeled “conspiracy theorists” appear to be saner than those who accept the official versions of contested events.

    The most recent study was published on July 8th by psychologists Michael J. Wood and Karen M. Douglas of the University of Kent (UK). Entitled “What about Building 7? A social psychological study of online discussion of 9/11 conspiracy theories,” the study compared “conspiracist” (pro-conspiracy theory) and “conventionalist” (anti-conspiracy) comments at news websites.

    The authors were surprised to discover that it is now more conventional to (believe) so-called conspiracist comments than conventionalist ones: “Of the 2174 comments collected, 1459 were coded as conspiracist and 715 as conventionalist.” In other words, among people who comment on news articles, those who disbelieve government accounts of such events as 9/11 and the JFK assassination outnumber believers by more than two to one. That means it is the pro-conspiracy commenters who are expressing what is now the conventional wisdom, while the anti-conspiracy commenters are becoming a small, beleaguered minority.
    Perhaps because their supposedly mainstream views no longer represent the majority, the anti-conspiracy commenters often displayed anger and hostility: “The research… showed that people who favoured the official account of 9/11 were generally more hostile when trying to persuade their rivals.”
    Additionally, it turned out that the anti-conspiracy people were not only hostile, but fanatically attached to their own conspiracy theories as well. According to them, their own theory of 9/11 – a conspiracy theory holding that 19 Arabs, none of whom could fly planes with any proficiency, pulled off the crime of the century under the direction of a guy on dialysis in a cave in Afghanistan – was indisputably true.”
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      • Good observation about “skepticism and atheism”. Professed ‘atheists’ are “true believers” in the same sense as are theists who are equally certain and convinced.
        Both dialectical opposites are irrational as the reasonableness of agnostics will argue. The ‘uncertainty principle’ is not comprehended or appreciated.

        The killer clown is a good example, and why he is so adamant, and projects his nature on those he disagrees with. He was once a “conspiracy theorist” and a true believer. He took “science” classes in college, and was reprogrammed to switch ‘sides’. Now he is convinced that any who recognize a conspiracy are as irrational and fanatical as he was about his beliefs before he was flipped. A rather common profile, the ‘true believer’.
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  12. http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00409/abstract

    “The definition of conspiracy theories as “allegations that powerful people or organizations are plotting together in secret to achieve sinister ends through deception of the public” would cover just about any critical comment about government decisions, which are normally conducted in secret, certainly by powerful people, and might (just possibly) sometimes warrant the description “sinister”.

    Unless and until psychologists studying conspiracy theories tighten up their definitions, they risk being accused of justifying the kind of self-censorship typical of authoritarian societies, where any questioning of the official view is considered subversive.”~Geoff Chambers

    What is the definition of “covert operations”? These are certainly entail “government decisions, which are normally conducted in secret, certainly by powerful people.”

    Are the “anti-conspiracists” seriously going to deny that the Intelligence agencies of the US do not in fact carry out covert operations? Is it not a proven historical fact that such operations are standard procedures for all governments? Even the nomenclature of such operations are well known; “modified limited hangout”, “revetments” “plausible deniability”, “executive action”, “wet work”, “enhanced interrogation”…etc.

    These anti-conspiracist “psychologists” are playing Orwellian patty-cake with a naive and jejune public, feeding them rhetorical pablum.
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  13. “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.”~Aldous Huxley

    hybridrogue1 says on August 14, 2014 at 2:36 am:

    Should conspiracy theory research inform public policy?

    This is the question as a title of this essay, and ensuing debate in the comments section here.
    The sane and rational answer is a resounding NO. The paradigm this “research” represents is pathological nonsense that should play no part in public policy, which should be founded on facts, reason and historical memory, not jejune theoretical specious bullshit.
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    http://conspiracypsychology.com/2014/01/17/should-conspiracy-theory-research-inform-public-policy/comment-page-1/#comment-4164

    Continuing to demonize ‘conspiracy theory’ as a preternatural, perpetual bête noire is a form of hysteria, or a glaze of disingenuous agitprop.

  14. Agitprop (from Russian: агитпроп [ɐɡʲɪtˈprop], a portmanteau derived from the words agitation and propaganda) is stage plays, pamphlets, motion pictures …
    agitprop – propaganda: political propaganda, especially when disseminated through literature, drama, music, or art…
    propagandist art: artistic work or works serving as a vehicle for political propaganda..

    [A portmanteau or portmanteau word is a combination of two (or more) words or morphemes, and their definitions, into one new word.]
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  15. Apparatchik / ˌ ɑː p ə ˈ r ɑː tʃ ɪ k / (plural apparatchiki or apparatchiks ; Russian: аппара́тчик [əpɐˈrat͡ɕɪk]) 1940–45; Russian apparátchik
    unquestioningly loyal subordinate: a subordinate who is unquestioningly loyal to a powerful political leader or organization, professional functionary, an official or bureaucrat in any organization.

    Nomenklatura: higher ranks of management. (Russian: номенклату́ра, Russian pronunciation: [nəmʲɪnklɐˈturə], Latin: nomenclatura)
    The Russian term is derived from the Latin nomenclatura meaning a list of names.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomenklatura
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  16. conspiracykiller says – August 14, 2014 at 5:17 am:
    “pfffffft”
    ____________________________
    Hahahahahaha … unbelievable. This is killer guy’s response to Adam Ruff’s last comment where the killer brought up “alien probes” in response to Veri’s comments.
    The clown is definitely a retread retard.
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  17. ‘Précis of The illusion of conscious will’
    Daniel M. Wegner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
    wegner@wjh.harvard.edu

    “One way to put them together is to say that the mechanistic approach is the explanation preferred scientific purposes, but that the person’s experience of conscious will is utterly convincing and important to the person – and so must be understood scientifically as well. The mechanisms underlying the experience of will are themselves a fundamental topic of scientific study.”~Wegner (2004)

    “One might assume that the experience of consciously willing an action and the causation of the action of the person’s mind are the same thing. As it turns out however, they are entirely distinct, and the tendency to confuse them is the source of the illusion of conscious will. So, to begin, we will need to look into each in turn, first examining will as an experience and then considering will as a causal force.”~Ibid

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    Just beginning my read of Wegner. I get it already, but he can’t stop there, the Taoists have already been there, done that. ALL is Maya. Like is not. All thought is metaphor.
    “It’s sort of like a beanstalk. Isn’t it?” – a Zen koan.

    So, “this scratches, and it scratches well – but that’s not where the itch is…”
    ~South American Shaman to a Christian Missionary

    “Will he go ’round in circles? Will he fly high like a bird up in the sky?”
    – pop song

    “The eternal Tao cannot be spoken” ~ Taoist sage

    Of course I shall continue to read this…but I see the limit of the circle already.
    I will report my conclusions when I have finished this.
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    • Don’t they see the internal oxymoron of this theory? If Wegner hasn’t got free will, and he can’t if no one else does – then all of his conceptualization and experimentation is just automata itself, the conclusions spinning back into the matrix of spiritual woowoo centuries old. There is nothing new here but the nomenclature.
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  18. “For instance, when we see a bowling ball go scooting down the lane and smash into the pins , it certainly seems as though the ball some kind of causal force in it. The ball is the cause and the explosive reaction of the pins is the effect. Hume pointed out, though, that you cannot see causation in something, but must only infer it from the constant relation between cause and effect. Every time the ball rolls into the pins, they bounce away. Ergo, the ball caused the pins to move. But there is no property of causality nestled somewhere in that ball or hanging somewhere in space between the ball and pins, that somehow works this magic. Causation is an event not a thing or a characteristic or attribute of an object. In the same sense, causation cannot be a property of a person’s conscious intention. You can’t see your conscious intention causing an action, but can only infer this from the regular relation between intention and action. “~Wegner

    ..”it certainly seems as though the ball some kind of causal force in it.” No it doesn’t, not in the aspect that the ball itself has “will”. It is simple physics and the skill of the bowler.
    The will is in the bowler to hit the pins with the ball. If he has the skill to throw the ball with precision the ball will hit the pins. This is not some kind of magic “hanging somewhere in space between the ball and pins,” as if the ball and pins have a conscious will of there own; it is Newtonian physics involving vector and momentum, ballistics and crash physics. And that is ’cause and effect’ in the physical realm. It is only “illusion” if the physical realm itself is illusion.
    That notion is not science, it is metaphysics.

    Frankly I have rarely read such utter bullshit as this rhetorical jabberwacky. If this is what passes for “critical thinking” in the “science” of ‘psychology’ then I call foul – this is nonsense. If these predicate assertions are indicative as to what follows, and how can I doubt that they are, then I don’t have much incentive to go on reading this.
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    • I will point out here that in the realm of ‘metaphysics’ one must have the ‘metadata’ to analyse the situation. This cannot be achieved in the ultimate sense that metaphysics is concerned with.

      It is akin to the topic of astrophysics theorizing the genesis of the Universe, and the Big Bang, which essentially posits that, ‘in the beginning there was nothing; and then it exploded’. That is about as intellectually satisfying as the concept of Earth being an island on the top of a huge tortoise swimming in an infinite ocean. It certainly isn’t any less sensible than “God said ‘let it be’, and with the Word, it was.”

      So where is the valid certainty that there was this presumed “Beginning”? The Universe can very well be infinite and eternal. The ‘beginning’ could be arbitrary in it’s placement in time-space, and be a simple illusion of perception. [1≡∞]

      These things may be so in a larger ‘bardo’, the ultimate ‘reality’. But science is not concerned with ultimatum. It is a system of discovery and invention based in an empirical paradigm.
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  19. “A rose is a rose a rose. And torture is torture is torture.

    Obama’s remarks, delivered at a White House press conference on August 1st, have already passed through infamy to become part of the internet lexicon. But why? He did not tell us anything new, did not impart any information that added to our understanding of the sexual assault, sleep deprivation, mock executions, forced medications, temperature extremes, or waterboarding that the US military and CIA have admittedly deployed on their captives in the years since 9/11.”~James Corbett

    The phenomenon of doublespeak is nothing new. As Orwell wrote in his classic essay “Politics and the English Language:”

    “In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. Things like the continuance of British rule in India, the Russian purges and deportations, the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not square with the professed aims of the political parties. Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness. Defenseless villages are bombarded from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle machine-gunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called pacification. Millions of peasants are robbed of their farms and sent trudging along the roads with no more than they can carry: this is called transfer of population or rectification of frontiers.”

    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CorbettReportRSS/~3/HZlRFeIuTU8/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

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  20. “A rose by any other name would still smell so sweet.”~Shakespeare

    AND

    Despotism by any other name would still have the stench of death.~ww

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  21. “Merely putting a word in the form of a derogatory phrase creates in the mind of the listener the impression of something unsavory. People who care about the truth are mere “truthers,” after all. Tenth amendment supporters are “tenthers.” Those who prepare for the future are “preppers.” Want to demonize someone who does good things? Call them a do-gooder!

    Language is the great tool of the tyrants. It always has been, and always will be. Patriots are expected to abide by a PATRIOT Act that destroys their Bill of Rights, support “surgical strikes” against “enemy combatants” by the Department of “Defense,” and cheer the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to those who wage war.

    Our language has been weaponized against us.”~James Corbett
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  22. I have this book sitting in front of me on the desk here:

    RETHINKING AMERICA’S SECURITY : BEYOND COLD WAR TO NEW WORLD ORDER

    It is published jointly by The American Assembly and The Council on Foreign Relations
    Edited by Graham Allison and Gregory F Treverton
    W.W.Norton Co – NY – London * First Edition, 1992

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  23. Propaganda
    Although this video steers this thread off somewhat. In the same vein this talks to a fact exposed here that we’re dealing with ones that are so close minded that to engage with them is a waste of time save having fun at their expense.
    Although there’s some points here I don’t fully agree with, this is an eye opener from someone that’s been there.
    I found this to be factual and enlightening from someone that reads as being insightful and in earnest.

  24. BREAKING NEWS

    “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, so-called
    ‘Caliph,’ the head of ISIL (Islamic
    State in Iraq and the Levant) [aka
    ISIS] is, according to sources reputed
    to originate from Edward Snowden
    and from Iranian intelligence, a Mossad-
    trained operative named Elliot Shimon.

    “Elliot Shimon, aka Al-Baghdadi was
    born of two Jewish parents and is a
    Mossad agent…trained in espionage
    and psychological warfare against
    Arab and Islamic societies.
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      • Yes Veri,

        I always weight the odds when the Mossad is suspect. But I too want to see more of how this is backed up with real data from various sources before I buy the property.
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      • There are so many precedents to this type of covert activity by western intelligence. Recall that Adam Yahiye Gadahn, a so-called member of al Qaeda, called “Azzam the American” is the son of Jewish-American parents.

        Blowback is often a modified limited hangout. When we consider that al Qaeda is an invention of western intelligence agencies in the first place, it is reasonable to suspect that Elliot Shimon and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi are in fact the same person.
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  25. THE WORD, BELIEVE

    The word “believe” has an ancient etymology, and is derived from the Sanskrit.
    It is a portmanteau, a combination of two short words; “bel” and “eve”. It has gone through countless variations through time, and “bal” and eva” are two of the earliest.
    When one examines the concepts these words were used for conceptually, we find that this is a dialectical portmanteau, with a tension of the opposites extant in it’s meaning.

    “Bel”: has to do with jejune, rebellion, angst and “belligerence”, “bellum” “Bal” {an evil entity}, “ballistic” and a long nomenclature of similar conceptualizations put into a descriptive word.

    “Eve”: has to do with nurture, nature, empathy, compassion, love, and understanding, equalibrium… also a lengthly nomenclature.

    The original conjunction actually expressed an error of thinking, which comes back to us in more modern times in the form of “True Believer”, irrational certainty, fanaticism, and again associated with ‘bellum’ or war, and destruction.

    This is why I make an attempt not to use the words ‘believe’, and ‘belief’ when self referencing. I like to use the term I “think” or “it is my opinion”. Or, “beyond reasonable doubt”, when making a strong judgment of my opinion.
    [If I do use the term self descriptively, I mean it in the very soft and vague popular sense]

    Belief is best defined in terms of “faith”, of believing without the need of proofs, as is demanded of many of the major organized religions. And this is where the word again takes on its original connotations, of erroneous thinking.
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    This brings us back to the major topic of this thread, the attempt of psychological agitprop to frame “Conspiracy Theorists” as true believers, who have a gullible propensity for accepting ideas without sufficient substantiation.

    I want to make it clear that I do not see “psychology” as a whole as entirely without merit, as in all lines of inquiry there are those with good intent seeking real answers,and there are others who simply want to use ‘knowledge for power’. Ironically true believers are some of the most apt to fall into the second category.
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  26. The term “American Empire” is in my considered opinion a euphemism for something deeper to be understood. Put simply, in my analysis “America” is simply a garrison state for a global empire that is already formed, but hidden by a false paradigm: The Theater of the Dance of Enemies. It is just a show in the final analysis. This is a grand strategy of tension for every population; to live in fear and loathing of the other that their government keeps at bay. It is an ancient policy as old as Sun Tzu to Machiavelli, to the Ancient Elders of Zion, to the Illuminati, to the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.

    The elites who want to inherit the Earth aren’t really interested in toasted real estate. The threat of nuclear war from the Oligarchy’s perspective is under control and won’t be allowed. However, this attitude is a product of hubris; ignoring the fallibility of human beings.
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    • The best laid schemes of mice and men / Often go awry.
      “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry”, translated from Scots “The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, / Gang aft agley,” from To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough by Robert Burns
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    • Now I have firm foundations for these assertions, but they are vast, and undertaking the attempt to take it all in would take a lot of dedicated research. So any who wish to counter my thoughts on these things had better have at least a beginning of understanding of this deep historical foundation, and some idea on why it has been hidden in the margins and not spoken to in official literature and history. These two issues are intimately intertwined with one another.

      Thorny issues arise when citing certain sources, as they have been demonized by propaganda, as the sources put the issues so bluntly, and their application throughout history is so readily evident, once the agenda is revealed. Literally hidden in plain sight in books deemed taboo, forbidden journals, reviled grimoire, and “unthinkable” texts. A description of “Thought Crime”.
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  27. Let us consider normalcy bias and confirmation bias and how it is more normal to have a confirmation bias … or how conformists are more biased in their confirmation and ideation.

    So “normalcy bias” has a truncated definition as per unexpected ‘disaster’ reaction, and also needs to be adopted as an explanation for the cognitive confusion caused by the perpetual disaster of the ongoing strategy of tension of life in a panoptic society.

    Accepting the ‘realpolitik’ Machiavellian architecture of modern political power is difficult when one is not even aware of it. And most are unaware of it due to the fact that modern political power is maintained by a regime of public relations that manipulates perceptions to effect ignorance of the architecture of political power. It’s a political agenda.

    The agenda is in plain sight, and as Marshal McLuhan reveals, it is simply public incredulity that blinds them from to obvious.

    [Also see: Gatto, Iserbyt, Sutton — on the purposeful destruction of education]

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  28. ‘Twit’: one who causes thinning and weakness in a yarn because of the uneven spin.

    [Thanks to Al Whitesands for this actual dictionary definition.]
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  29. Ideation (n.)
    1829; see idea + -ation. Related: Ideational.
    As we say Sensation, we might say also, Ideation; it would be a very useful word; and there is no objection to it, except the pedantic habit of decrying a new term. [James Mill, “Analysis of the Phenomena of the Human Mind,” London, 1829]
    –Dictionary.com
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  30. The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

    Jaynes’ definition of consciousness is synonymous with what philosophers call “meta-consciousness” or “meta-awareness”, i.e., awareness of awareness, thoughts about thinking, desires about desires, beliefs about beliefs. This form of reflection is also distinct from the kinds of “deliberations” seen in other higher animals such as crows insofar as it is dependent on linguistic cognition.
    (consciousness: linguistic meta-cognition)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Jaynes
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    I will point out that a detail of this definition of consciousness made by Jaynes is the capacity for the concept of Metaphor. That conscious beings are capable of conceptual pattern recognition and can express the ways that things are ‘like’ and ‘unlike’, which is an advance in language beyond merely naming things; one of the first jobs given Adam in the “Holy Bible”. Jaynes makes the distinction between ‘accounting’ in an expressly economic sense, compared to first person narrative in the history of ‘literature’. He addresses these issues in an analysis of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and the various telling’s and retelling of the tale and commentary thereof throughout history.

    Having read this book in both the hardbound original edition and the expanded PDF {available free on the web} I will say that it is my considered opinion that anyone speaking to psychology who is unaware of Jaynes, needs to start over and reconstruct their own epistemology with Jaynes’ conclusions in mind.
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  31. Talk about stealing another’s light

    Friday, August 15, 2014
    Syrian Kurds, Not U.S. Military, Rescued Trapped Yazidis In Iraq
    Brandon Turbeville
    Activist Post

    In a perfect example of how world events can be misconstrued in mainstream media outlets for propaganda purposes, recent reports regarding trapped Yazidis on Mt. Sinjar have been used as cover for the justification of an American bombing campaign in Iraq.

    This tragedy, which is very real, has been presented to the American public as the reason that the U.S. military is engaging in “targeted airstrikes” in Iraq, despite the fact that the area where the airstrikes initially took place was Erbil, a “hub” for major international oil companies which is not “in the vicinity” of Mt. Sinjar.

    Although some airstrikes did eventually take place near Mt. Sinjar, the truth is that the trapped Yazidis were used as an excuse for the American military to act as protection for oil fields and international oil interests.

    Now, after reports have trickled in suggesting that conditions on the ground on Mt. Sinjar are “better than expected” and that many Yazidis have actually been able to escape the mountain to safer areas, the “rescue mission” that was in the works while oil interests were being secured is now being called off.

    Of course, the mainstream Western press is attempting to paint the improved conditions on Mt. Sinjar as a success of the American military, U.S. Marines, and other related personnel. However, the fact is that the U.S. military personnel only ever engaged in air relief drops and “reconnaissance.”

    The real heroes for the Mt. Sinjar Yazidis are not NATO military personnel, but Syrian Kurds. This is because groups of Syrian Kurdish fighters, upon learning of the fate of the people trapped on Mt. Sinjar, organized and battled through IS forces, militarily digging out a safe corridor by which to remove them from the mountain and give them safe passage into Syria or some other area.

    In other words, while humanitarian air drops were in the process of being bungled by the West, Syrian Kurds entered Iraq in order to battle IS militants and carve out an escape route into safer territory.

    As the Associated Press reported on August 12, “For the past few days, fighters have been rescuing Yazidis from the mountain, transporting them into Syrian territory to give them first aid, food and water, and returning some to Iraq via a pontoon bridge.”

    Ismail Rashu, a Yazidi who had escaped to Kurdish Syria, stated “The (Kurdish fighters) opened a path for us. If they had not, we would still be stranded on the mountain.”

    According to the United Nations, about 50,000 Yazidis had fled to Mt. Sinjar. By Sunday, however, around 45,000 of them had been rescued by the Syrian Kurdish forces. While thousands are still stranded on the mountain, it appears that help is indeed on the way – just not in the form of the American military and the U.S. Marine Corp.

    In fact, the United States and its fellow NATO members are now abandoning a plan to “rescue” the trapped Yazidis as the majority have already been evacuated from the Mountain. The remaining people appear to be well on their way to relative safety.

    According to the AP report,
    Syrian Kurdish officials said soon after Yazidis fled their villages, they began fighting to create a safe passage. They clashed with Islamic State fighters upon entering Iraq, losing at least 9 fighters, but by Aug. 7 had secured a safe valley passage, cramming Yazidis into jeeps, trucks and cars to bring them some 25 miles (40 kilometers) away. Some of the ill were even rushed to hospital.
    “We answered their cries for help. They were in danger and we opened a safe passage for them into safety,” said military official Omar Ali. “We saw that we had to help them and protect them; they are Kurds and part of our nation.”
    While the vast majority of Americans who were casually paying attention to media reports regarding the trapped Yazidis will conclude that the victims were saved by the United States Marines and Western heroism, the fact is that the Syrian Kurdish forces, who are also locked in battle with Western-backed death squads in Syria, were the true heroes of this whole ordeal.

    Without a doubt, it is important to remember that, if it were not for NATO and the United States, ISIS would never have been in Iraq to begin with and, thus, the Yazidis would never have suffered through this horrible affair.

    • “horrible affair” indeed. ISIS seems the latest edition of ‘Devils Inc’ – these cut out orgs for western intel just keep getting more and more extreme.

      Well when you are designing boogie men you have to keep up that theatrical flair. Each season’s offerings have to outdo the last. Supermax-degradeo_the pan-ultimate bad-guy. Killer Squids from Uranus.
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  32. The Militarization of Law Enforcement in America: Blowback in Ferguson
    by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

    “The framers of the Constitution recognized such dangers when they carefully subordinated the military to civilian authority and attempted to limit the power of the President to initiate war. Gregory Foster, a former Army officer and West Point graduate who now teaches national security studies at the National Defense University in Washington said that the principle of civilian control of the military—an early building block of American democracy- has been reversed and become the civilian subjugation to the military.

    Over half a century ago, Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson concluded “by giving way to the passion, intolerance and suspicions of wartime, it is easy to reduce our liberties to a shadow, often in answer to exaggerated claims of security.”

    That day is here. Aside from constant surveillance, and the notorious “kill list”, war has been internalized and the militarization of the police force has put every American in danger. The biggest threat to Americans now comes from those who are paid to protect them. A threat which has been building for decades.

    During the Clinton administration Congress passed what’s now known as the “1033 Program. The 1033 Progam formalized Reagan administration’s directive to the Pentagon to share surplus military gear with domestic police agencies. Since then, millions of pieces of military equipment designed for use on a battlefield have been transferred to local cops — SWAT teams and others — including machine guns, tanks, and armored personnel carriers. The Pentagon’s 1033 program has exploded under Obama.

    Clinton also created the “Troops to Cops” program, which offered grants to police departments who hired soldiers returning from battle, contributing even further to the militarization of the police force. But what is most alarming about the militarize police their training.”~Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-militarization-of-law-enforcement-in-america-blowback-in-ferguson/5396033
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    Now to put this informative article in the perspective of the topic of this thread:

    Has this situation arisen by happenstance as the coincidence theorists would have it? Or is this a matter of planning? This is the core of the question that fuels the debate between the “coincidencist” and the “conspiracist” {to put it in the Orwellian lexicon that the anti-conspiracy theorists are so fond of.}

    To streamline this question: is the current sociopolitical situation the product of design or accident?

    I would also note that the term “blowback” is a term of art in the lexicon of Intelligence. I make this point because the situation is only “blowback” if it has developed through happenstance. I think the historical record proves otherwise, that the current state of affairs is the result of social engineering put to a very well known despotic agenda.

    This agenda has been revealed in exhaustive detail here and elsewhere. I think anyone reading these words on this site are well aware of the arguments and proofs put to presenting the case for the systemic agenda driving the current despotism.

    The information in the article above is to highlight the actual current despotic situation. I did not bring it forward in agreement with the author’s underlying assumptions. A theory of constant happenstance is coincidence theory, one that is statistically impossible considering the intervention of nature by human beings, who think, plan, and create.
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  33. The blog; The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories last had an article posted on June 11, 2014 by Rob Brotherton. I don’t know if they have run out of steam, or if they have teaching and research duties that slow down the production of anti-conspiracy articles.

    But as there are three or four authors involved with the blog, it seems strange they can’t produce at least one new story a month between them.
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  34. Conspiracy Theorizing Surveillance: considering modalities of paranoia and conspiracy in surveillance studies — Nicholas Holm
    Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University, Canada. holmnh@mcmaster.ca

    “The notion of paranoia within reason, taken up by Marcus in a cultural and social context, implies that under certain socio-political conditions paranoia is not only not irrational but actually the most rational response, and thus that there exists “a substantial paranoid potential in the most rational, or common sensical frames of thought that readily emerges at certain moments” (Marcus 1999, 2).”~Holm (2009,p. 39)

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    • “As Harper suggests “texts can be made to seem normally or pathologically suspicious depending on context,” … a position historically regarded as paranoid may be become seen as legitimately suspicious and vice versa, in line with the dominant ideology of the time and place.
      An argument can be made, though, that the rise of a culture of paranoia and conspiracy, particularly in the nineteen nineties, can be understood as as an example of paranoia within reason given its correlation with the expansion of surveillance technologies in many liberal democratic nation-states during the period.”~Holm
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      • So even the fairly reasonable ‘psychologists’ concerned with “conspiracy theory”, such as Holm are willing to speak in the corrupted and diluted language of Newspeak; excusing it as natural cultural evolution of “popular lexicon”. This conceptualization by Holm dismisses the obvious historical fact of social engineering, and when this factor is put into the equation the context is put in a more rational perspective wherein this postmodern lexicon is seen as the result of the manipulations of the Public Relations Regime.

        Thus we have such long convoluted argumentum verbosium from a ‘profession’ that seems to have missed the fact that the original framing of ‘conspiracy theory’ as a form of paranoia is historically proven to be the result of a conspiracy between CIA and the major mainstream media to ‘popularize’ the term “CONSPIRACY THEORY” as a form of deluded thinking only performed by crackpots and “tin hatted grassy knoll conspiracy nuts”.

        See:
        A 50-page CIA memo, known as “CIA Dispatch 1035-960,” instructed agents to contact their media contacts and disparage those, like Garrison, criticizing the Warren Commission findings that Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK and acted alone. The 1967 document is here in the original, and here in reformatted text of its summary.
        http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?absPageId=567348&imageOnly=true

        CIA Document 1035-960
        Concerning Criticism of the Warren Report
        http://www.jfklancer.com/CIA.html
        . . . . . . . . . . .
        I am not completely dismissive of Holm’s thesis and reasoning, his is an attempt to reconcile his own conditioning and perception manipulation with his innate capacity for reason. It is a heroic effort, especially for one who has been so thoroughly submerged in the programming of conformist academia, which itself has been absorbed and turned to the systemic agenda of perception manipulation. {See: Gatto, Iserbyt, and Sutton}

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      • To be clear with specificity as to the critique of Holm above. He begins the essay by explaining that he does not use the term “Paranoia” in its proper clinical meaning, but in the popular conception of the word as taught to them in film, literature and the other arts.

        This admission speaks to my critique that ‘film, literature and the other arts’ are all influenced by the perception manipulation of the Public Relations Regime of which these activities are an integral part of. That social engineering is met by society’s push-back in a Hegelian cycle does not make the results any less synthetic.
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    • “Thus, paranoia as a theoretical model does not, therefore, just describe the watched, but can also be employed to meaningful conceptualise the watchers; for example the need to monitor and observe populations by government and corporations. …. The paranoid logic of the watcher is the belief that, observation is always necessary, even, or perhaps especially, under conditions of banality, in order to prevent the actions of possibly ubiquitous hostile forces. Thus, a counterpoint to the paranoia-of-the-watched can be posited: the paranoia-of-the-watcher.
      Thus, the fact that surveillance continues to proliferate, ostensibly to prevent crime, despite a complete dearth of data as to its efficiency as crime-prevention device, can be taken to suggest that panoptic logic has instead been supplanted by a paranoid logic, whereby a failure on the behalf of existing surveillance to effect a change in behaviour is taken as an indication of the need for further surveillance, observation and investigation, despite all rational evidence to the contrary. This logic is not restricted to centralised seats of power, but is often shared by the wider community, who are also paranoid (within reason or not being a subject of strenuous and constant debate) as regard the potential of unseen threats and are thus consequently supportive, rather than sceptical, of the expansion of surveillance. Hence the paranoia-of-the-watcher serves to justify a seemingly irrational proliferation of surveillance technology.
      This logic, which seeks to observe all in order to know all, can be considered akin to the logic of conspiracy theory, which is closely affiliated with the cultural understanding of paranoia that has been discussed so far. ..Thus, the tendency towards omniscient surveillance for the ends of unlimited knowledge can be understood as evidence of the paranoia-of-the-watcher working in a conspiratorial mode.
      While the world we live in may be neither Orwellian nor Foucaldian, this does not mean it cannot be experienced as such: even if we have moved to a Deleuzian society of control, this does not rule out the continued cultural consciousness of histories and possibilities of discipline. By accepting the ways in which paranoia may be taken up as a legitimate response to a postmodern world often experienced as threatening and confusing, a paranoid theory of surveillance can offer a useful way to conceptualise the increasing importance of surveillance regimes and practices in contemporary society, and the social imaginings and responses they provoke.”~Holm
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      • Gilles Deleuze (French: [ʒil dəløz]; 18 January 1925 – 4 November 1995) was a French philosopher who, from the early 1960s until his death, wrote influentially on philosophy, literature, film, and fine art. His most popular works were the two volumes of Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Anti-Oedipus (1972) and A Thousand Plateaus (1980), both co-written with Félix Guattari. His metaphysical treatise Difference and Repetition (1968) is considered by many scholars to be his magnum opus.[2]-Wiki
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      • “Philosophers introduce new concepts, they explain them, but they don’t tell us, not completely anyway, the problems to which those concepts are a response. […] The history of philosophy, rather than repeating what a philosopher says, has to say what he must have taken for granted, what he didn’t say but is nonetheless present in what he did say.”~Deleuze

        A point about ‘subtext’ and deconstruction in interpretation of text.~ww
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      • ANTHONY LANTIAN has sent me PDFs of the following papers:

        1. Free Will in Scientific Psychology by Roy F. Baumeister

        2. ‘Précis of The illusion of conscious will’ by Daniel M. Wegner
        Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
        [The single most insidious indoctrination v retaining sense of self ~ww]

        3. Conspiracy Theorizing Surveillance: considering modalities of paranoia and conspiracy in surveillance studies — Nicholas Holm
        Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University, Canada

        And a link to this paper:

        http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/weird-science/200909/anomalistic-psychology-what-is-it-and-why-bother

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  35. Lilaleo,

    After a certain number of posts, your current comments end way up yonder. I don’t even have email notification for my own blog – because of insurmountable technical issues.
    So rather than my anticipating further posts from you that I now have to seek out.
    Let’s begin anew at certain reasonable points in the thread, such as this one answering your last post.

    In answer, yes I am very aware of the NY CAN initiative on the issue of the collapse of Bldg 7. Denis McMahon is a pal of mine and I keep up with much of what he is doing as an activist lawyer for 9/11 Truth.

    As to your concerns as to the tactic of confronting ‘the twat’ as having the ‘blowback’ of just extending his provocations, I disagree. Regardless of responding or not, his agitprop has continued for two years and counting. Bridges needs to be exposed for what he is, and what he is is obvious to the experienced researcher into the techniques of intelligence operations.

    My disagreement with some of what you say should not be seen as a rebuke, it is just that I disagree. You are most welcome to voice your opinions here whether I agree or disagree with them.
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  36. Characteristics of the Prussian education system

    kindergarten (n.)
    1852, from German, literally “children’s garden,” from Kinder “children” (plural of Kind “child;” see kin (n.)) + Garten “garden” (see yard (n.1)). Coined 1840 by German educator Friedrich Fröbel (1782-1852) in reference to his method of developing intelligence in young children.
    Kindergarten means a garden of children, and Froebel, the inventor of it, or rather, as he would prefer to express it, the discoverer of the method of Nature, meant to symbolize by the name the spirit and plan of treatment. How does the gardener treat his plants? He studies their individual natures, and puts them into such circumstances of soil and atmosphere as enable them to grow, flower, and bring forth fruit,– also to renew their manifestation year after year. [Mann, Horace, and Elizabeth P. Peabody, “Moral Culture of Infancy and Kindergarten Guide,” Boston, 1863]

    Forced Government Schooling – The Prussian model – The …… national age-graded curriculum, compulsory kindergarten, … see The Prussian-Industrial History of Public Schooling published by The New American Academy.
    http://www.forcedschool.com/post/69947261758

    http://www.sntp.net/education/school_state_3.htm
    Separating School & State, Compulsory and progressive education, Prussian school system, totalitarianism, State versus the Individual, conformity and public

    Characteristics of the Prussian education system
    The Prussian system instituted compulsory attendance, specific training for teachers, national testing for all students (used to classify children for potential job training), national curriculum set for each grade and mandatory kindergarten
    During the 18th century, the Kingdom of Prussia was among the first countries in the world to introduce tax-funded and generally compulsory primary education, comprising an eight-year course of primary education, called Volksschule. It provided not only the skills needed in an early industrialized world (reading, writing and arithmetic), but also a strict education in ethics, duty, discipline and obedience. Affluent children often went on to attend preparatory private schools for an additional four years, but the general population had virtually no access to secondary education.

    American educators were fascinated by German educational trends. In 1818, John Griscom gave a favorable report of Prussian education. English translations were made of French philosopher Victor Cousin’s work, “Report on the State of Public Education in Prussia.” Calvin E. Stowe, Henry Barnard, Horace Mann, George Bancroft and Joseph Cogswell all had a vigorous interest in German education. In 1843, Mann traveled to Germany to investigate how the educational process worked. Upon his return to the United States, he lobbied heavily to have the “Prussian model” adopted.

    For a detailed history see: Gatto, Iserbyt, and Sutton.

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  37. Educator John Taylor Gatto in The Underground History of American Education describes Prussian thinking at the time:

    The Prussian mind, which carried the day, held a clear idea of what centralized schooling should deliver: 1) Obedient soldiers to the army; 2) Obedient workers for mines, factories, and farms; 3) Well-subordinated civil servants, trained in their function; 4) Well-subordinated clerks for industry; 5) Citizens who thought alike on most issues; 6) National uniformity in thought, word, and deed.

    The area of individual volition for commoners was severely foreclosed by Prussian psychological training procedures drawn from the experience of animal husbandry and equestrian training, and also taken from past military experience.

    In The Prussian Elementary Schools, Thomas Alexander, Professor of Elementary Education at the George Peabody College for Teachers wrote the following in 1919:

    We believe however that a careful study of the Prussian school system will convince any unbiased reader that the Prussian citizen cannot be free to do and act for himself; that the Prussian is to a large measure enslaved through the medium of his school that his learning instead of making him his own master forges the chain by which he is held in servitude; that the whole scheme of Prussian elementary education is shaped with the express purpose of making ninety five out of every hundred citizens subservient to the ruling house and to the state.

    Alexander’s book clearly documented the totalitarian nature of the Prussian model but, foreshadowing the intellectual myopia of today’s education establishment, he did not appear to see that an Americanized government-controlled education system would be only marginally better and would clearly contradict our founding principles.

    http://www.forcedschool.com/post/69947261758/the-prussian-model

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    • What is called “education” in the postmodern world is Kindergarten: 12 years of enforced warehoused conditioning and programming. And in the “Professional” caste from 4 to 8 more years of deeper more intense reinforced conditioning.

      This is of course triply reinforced through media and entertainment, and social pressures to conform. A self regenerating multigenerational loop of conditioning, all of this hard-capped with governmental coercion and force.
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  38. One of my critical observations of the forms of academic writing is, the lack of appreciation for brevity covered with a pretense of being ‘precise’.
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  39. The Cult of Intelligence

    The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence is a 1974 controversial non-fiction political book written by Victor Marchetti, a former special assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and John D. Marks, a former officer of the United States Department of State.[1]

    The authors purport to expose how the CIA actually works and how its original purpose (i.e. collecting and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and persons in order to advise public policymakers) had been subverted by its obsession with clandestine operations. It is the first book the federal government of the United States ever went to court to censor before its publication. The CIA demanded the authors remove 399 passages[citation needed] but they resisted and only 168 passages were censored.[2] The publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, chose to publish the book with blanks for censored passages and with boldface type for passages that were challenged but later uncensored.[1]

    The book was a critically acclaimed bestseller whose publication contributed to the establishment of the Church Committee, a United States Senate select committee to study governmental operations with respect to intelligence activities, in 1975.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_CIA_and_the_Cult_of_Intelligence
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    Victor Marchetti used the expression “cult of intelligence” to denounce what he viewed as a counterproductive mindset and culture of secrecy, elitism, amorality and lawlessness within and surrounding the Central Intelligence Agency in the service of American imperialism:

    “There exists in our nation today a powerful and dangerous secret cult — the cult of intelligence. Its holy men are the clandestine professionals of the Central Intelligence Agency. Its patrons and protectors are the highest officials of the federal government. Its membership, extending far beyond governmental circles, reaches into the power centers of industry, commerce, finance, and labor. Its friends are many in the areas of important public influence — the academic world and the communications media. The cult of intelligence is a secret fraternity of the American political aristocracy. The purpose of the cult is to further the foreign policies of the U.S. government by covert and usually illegal means, while at the same time containing the spread of its avowed enemy, communism. Traditionally, the cult’s hope has been to foster a world order in which America would reign supreme, the unchallenged international leader. Today, however, that dream stands tarnished by time and frequent failures. Thus, the cult’s objectives are now less grandiose, but no less disturbing. It seeks largely to advance America’s self-appointed role as the dominant arbiter of social, economic, and political change in the awakening regions of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. And its worldwide war against communism has to some extent been reduced to a covert struggle to maintain a self-serving stability in the Third World, using whatever clandestine methods are available.”
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    In his 1978 memoir, Honorable Men: My Life in the CIA, William Colby, a former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, endorsed Marchetti’s critique and adopted the use of the expression “cult of intelligence”:

    “Socially as well as professionally they cliqued together, forming a sealed fraternity. They ate together at their own special favorite restaurants; they partied almost only among themselves; their families drifted to each other, so their defenses did not always have to be up. In this way they increasingly separated themselves from the ordinary world and developed a rather skewed view of that world. Their own dedicated double life became the proper norm, and they looked down on the life of the rest of the citizenry. And out of this grew what was later named — and condemned — as the “cult” of intelligence, an inbred, distorted, elitist view of intelligence that held it to be above the normal processes of society, with its own rationale and justification, beyond the restraints of the Constitution, which applied to everything and everyone else.”
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    In reaction to Marchetti’s use of the expression “cult of intelligence”, it has also come to be used by some writers of conspiracy theory and conspiracy fiction to describe a cabal, with a pyramid-shaped hierarchy, which is fanatically devoted to gathering information, often of an esoteric or occult nature.

    http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/2014/06/03/unholy-matrimony-the-tie...

    dissenter.firedoglake.com/2014/04/04/the-cia-the-cult-of..

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  40. http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/2014/06/03/unholy-matrimony-the-tie

    While the Agency does have a government charter, it can only be considered a quasi-governmental organization. For the most part, the Agency is the enforcement arm of its “founding fathers.” While these “founding fathers” use national governments as their personal prostitutes, they inhabit a stratum that exists above governments. The “founding fathers” are the power elite.

    What is being examined here is an unholy union. The first spouse is the Cult of Intelligence, which is the CIA. Despite its fierce secrecy, many, if not all Americans, are aware of this Cult’s existence. After all, it has a definite geographical location, which is Langley, Virginia. The major news media and the government also acknowledge its existence. On the other hand, the Cult of Oligarchy, which is the power elite, is not so easily detected. This cult constitutes a “virtual state.” Philip Bobbitt defines this term:

    “The virtual state has many of the characteristics of other states (a trained standing army and intelligence cadre; a treasury and a source of revenue; a civil service and even a rudimentary welfare system for the families of its fighters) but is borderless; it declares wars, makes alliances with other states and is global in scope but lacks a definable location on the map. “

    This status as a “virtual state” has allowed the Cult of Oligarchy to pass right under the radar of most Americans. Mention the cult’s various congregations, such as the CFR, the Trilateral Commission, or the Bilderbergers, and the average person will shrug in blissful ignorance. However, this “virtual state” still must be examined, because it has been wedded to the Cult of Intelligence since the CIA’s inception.~Paul David Collins
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    • “Skull and Bones – the Russell Trust Association – was first established among the class graduating from Yale in 1833. Its founder was William Huntington Russell of Middle town, Connecticut. The Russell family was the master of incalculable wealth derived from the largest U.S. criminal organization of the nineteenth century: Russell and Company, the great opium syndicate.

      There was at that time a deep suspicion of, and national revulsion against, freemasonry and secret organizations in the United States, fostered in particular by the anti-masonic writings of former U.S. President John Quincy Adams. Adams stressed that those who take oaths to politically powerful international secret societies cannot be depended on for loyalty to a democratic republic.

      But the Russells were protected as part of the multiply-intermarried grouping of families then ruling Connecticut. The blood-proud members of the Russell, Pierpont, Edwards, Burr, Griswold, Day, Alsop and Hubbard families were prominent in the pro-British party within the state. Many of their sons would be among the members chosen for the Skull and Bones Society over the years.

      The background to Skull and Bones is a story of Opium and Empire, and a bitter struggle for political control over the new U.S. republic.

      Samuel Russell, second cousin to Bones founder William H., established Russell and Company in 1823. Its business was to acquire opium from Turkey and smuggle it into China, where it was strictly prohibited, under the armed protection of the British Empire.

      The prior, predominant American gang in this field had been the syndicate created by Thomas Handasyd Perkins of Newburyport, Massachusetts, an aggregation of the self-styled “blue bloods” or Brahmins of Boston’s north shore. Forced out of the lucrative African slave trade by U.S. law and Caribbean slave revolts, leaders of the Cabot, Lowell, Higginson, Forbes, Cushing and Sturgis families had married Perkins sibling and children. The Perkins opium syndicate made the fortune and established the power of these families. By the 1830s, the Russells had bought out the Perkins syndicate and made Connecticut the primary center of the U.S. opium racket. Massachusetts families (Coolidge, Sturgis, Forbes, and Delano) joined Connecticut (Alsop) and New York (Low) smuggler-millionaires under the Russell auspices.

      John Quincy Adams and other patriots had fought these men for a quarter century by the time the Russell Trust Association was set up with its open pirate emblem-Skull and Bones. (118-9)”~Tarpley and Chaitkin
      [Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin. George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography. Washington, D.C.: Executive Intelligence Review, 1992.]
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      • “Probably the best solution for dealing with CIA corruption is to dismantle the Agency and start over from scratch. The question is who has the guts and the clout to accomplish such a feat. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated shortly after he made clear his intentions of scattering the Agency to the four winds. More than a few people doubt the Warren Commission’s conclusion that Kennedy was a victim of a lone assassin. Skeptics even included President Richard M. Nixon. On tapes of the first six months of his second term in office, Nixon said that the Warren Commission was “the greatest hoax that has ever been perpetuated”[*]”~Paul David Collins

        [* Nixon White House Tapes: Anderson, Kevin. “Revelations and Gaps on Nixon Tapes.” BBC Online. 1 March 2002]
        http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/weberman/nixon_hoax.htm
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  41. I have some advice for those who want to frame “Conspiracy Theory” as a mental disease; You had damned well better know the facts of the conspiracies throughout history that have been proven beyond reasonable doubt.

    The topic must also be understood from a systemic analysis. Otherwise there is nothing of substance behind the ‘psychological theories’ being put forth. Cass Sunstein has had his pants yanked down in public, displaying his micro-penis, that is; the lack of any substance whatsoever in his quack nonsense.

    Unless this agenda to frame Conspiracy Theory as a form of psychosis is successful in creating legislation criminalizing such thought, and we end up with show trials akin to the absurdities in the Soviet Union under the tutelage of Beria: Those who promote this fraudulent nonsense under the banner of “science” will remain liable the judgment of the rational analysis of an awakened public. Those who throw their lot against the side of truth can never survive the long run.
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  42. The JREF forum hired a scientist named Millette to test WCT dust samples to debunk the Jones-Harrit et al NanoThermite paper.
    At one point Millette passed preliminary notes to the JREF forum so the monkeys there could hoot and holler about it. But it turns out now that Millette did not publish the report. It is not conclusive whether it did not pass peer review, or if he simply withdrew it. But it is a dead letter.

    Now it has also been discovered that Millette was one of the scientists involved in giving the green light to the EPA for the clean-up of the WTC site, which as we all know was based on fraudulent science and hundreds of those workers involved now are suffering from many types of cancers and other ailments do to the extreme toxicity of that dust and environment. There are now parties out to take Millettes head. He is liable for criminal fraud in that case.

    Harrit´s paper is essentially flawless according to one of the referees that reviewed the paper on behalf of the journal, which explains why no-one has been able to challenge the explosive conclusion with published data.

    Some of these issues are addressed here:
    http://www.911grassroots.org/2013/09/new-wtc-dust-study-looks-set-to-confirm.html

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  43. 21st Century Schizoid Man

    Insane by your own stated standards. Moral relativity – hypocrisy of shifting standards.

    Amoral relativism, which relativizes the truth of moral claims, follows logically from a broader cognitive relativism that relativizes truth in general.

    Linguistic relativism, the Humpty Dumpty position of ‘words mean what I say when I say them’ [Through the Looking Glass].

    These are some of the issues at the core of my critique of postmodern culture. A scientifically engineered culture, via the social engineering of the Public Relations Regime. Wherein the culture is a synthetic solution – the scum grown in a petri dish.

    [See; Bernays – Lippmann – the Hegelian Dialectic]

    Just Notes – Pellucity
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  44. Moral relativity, like relativity in physics is a matter of framing. In Newtonian physics the absolutes prescribed are only so beyond a central gravitational system – such as a planet. Once framed within the system of a planet the forces of gravity and friction attenuate the rules of physics described in the ultimate mathematical terms of momentum, velocity and trajectory.

    As a metaphor this is applicable to what are termed ‘moral absolutes’ or “universal morals”. A foundation of human morals and ethics cannot be said to be ‘universal’ when it is confined to being human. It is not a matter of divine law, but the nature of human being itself that defines the frame of moral and ethical judgments. If it is granted that all human beings have certain fundamental needs in common, it can equally be asserted that all human beings have certain fundamental moral values in common, beyond cultural and time restraints.

    The issue of “tolerance” seems to lie at the core of modern philosophical forms of moral relativity – which seems hypocritical as tolerance itself is a type of moral judgement.

    Again I would argue that morals are intimately entangled with the aspect of empathy, and that empathy is the spawn of human imagination; that of being able to recognize and relate to the joys and suffering of others. To have the capacity to imagine what it would be like to be in another’s shoes. This is not a ‘universal’ moral ethic, but a human one. It is not absolutism, but humanist.
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  45. Much Ado About Nothing

    “The question of whether or not there are universal values has been at the center of many of the debates about moral relativism. But the expression “universal values” is ambiguous, and how it is understood affects the kind of relativism that it calls into question.

    {The strongest arguments against moral relativism seems to be points ‘f’ and ‘g’}

    f. Relativism Rests on an Incoherent Notion of Truth
    g. The Relativist Position on Tolerance is Problematic

    The main problem The Relativist Position face is to show how the denial of objective moral truth need not entail a subjectivism that drains the rationality out of moral discourse. Their critics, on the other hand, face the possibly even more challenging task of justifying the claim that there is such a thing as objective moral truth.”
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    As per the last challenge to the critiques of Moral Relativism; this is only as challenging as proving that objective reality itself exists, and by counter point if this proof is demanded then all science, thinking, indeed physical reality – the concept of space-time continuum itself is put in question.

    And this may in itself be a valid question philosophically/theologically. However inherent in this question is the validity of the empirical, objective/subjective paradigm. Ultimately the whole argument has no practicality in the context of life in what is deemed [even if by pure faith] a material world inhabited by physical beings.
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    http://www.iep.utm.edu/moral-re/

    • In the end, the encyclopedic issues raised by Moral Relativism are naught but fussing nanny philosophies and jejune psychobabble spinning in meaningless circles.
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  46. Provocations as Pretexts for Imperial War: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11
    By Prof. James Petras – Global Research, August 19, 2014

    “Wars in an imperialist democracy cannot simply be dictated by executive fiat, they require the consent of highly motivated masses who will make the human and material sacrifices. Imperialist leaders have to create a visible and highly charged emotional sense of injustice and righteousness to secure national cohesion and overcome the natural opposition to early death, destruction and disruption of civilian life and to the brutal regimentation that goes with submission to absolutist rule by the military.

    The need to invent a cause is especially the case with imperialist countries because their national territory is not under threat. There is no visible occupation army oppressing the mass of the people in their everyday life. The ‘enemy’ does not disrupt everyday normal life – as forced conscription would and does. Under normal peaceful time, who would be willing to sacrifice their constitutional rights and their participation in civil society to subject themselves to martial rule that precludes the exercise of all their civil freedoms?

    The task of imperial rulers is to fabricate a world in which the enemy to be attacked (an emerging imperial power like Japan) is portrayed as an ‘invader’ or an ‘aggressor’ in the case of revolutionary movements (Korean and Indo-Chinese communists) engaged in a civil war against an imperial client ruler or a ‘terrorist conspiracy’ linked to an anti-imperialist, anti-colonial Islamic movements and secular states. Imperialist-democracies in the past did not need to consult or secure mass support for their expansionist wars; they relied on volunteer armies, mercenaries and colonial subjects led and directed by colonial officers. Only with the confluence of imperialism, electoral politics and total war did the need arise to secure not only consent, but also enthusiasm, to facilitate mass recruitment and obligatory conscription.

    Since all US imperial wars are fought ‘overseas’ – far from any immediate threats, attacks or invasions – -US imperial rulers have the special task of making the ‘causus bellicus’ immediate, ‘dramatic’ and self-righteously ‘defensive’.

    To this end US Presidents have created circumstances, fabricated incidents and acted in complicity with their enemies, to incite the bellicose temperament of the masses in favor of war.

    The pretext for wars are acts of provocation which set in motion a series of counter-moves by the enemy, which are then used to justify an imperial mass military mobilization leading to and legitimizing war.”

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/provocations-as-pretexts-for-imperial-war-from-pearl-harbor-to-9-11/9063

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  47. “After the initial shock of 9/11 and the mass media propaganda blitz saturating every household, questions began to be raised by critics about the run-up to the event, especially when reports began to circulate from domestic and overseas intelligence agencies that US policy makers were clearly informed of preparations for a terrorist attack. After many months of sustained public pressure, President Bush finally named an investigatory commission on 9/11, headed by former politicians and government officials. Philip Zelikow, an academic and former government official and prominent advocate of ‘preventative defense’ (the offensive war policies promoted by the Zionist militants in the government) was named executive director to conduct and write the official ‘9-11 Commission Report’. Zelikow was privy to the need for a pretext, like 9/11, for launching the permanent global warfare, which he had advocated. With a prescience, which could only come from an insider to the fabrication leading to war, he had written: “Like Pearl Harbor , this event would divide our past and future into a before and after. The United States (sic) might respond with draconian measures, scaling back civil liberties, allowing wider surveillance of citizens, detention of suspects and use of deadly force (torture)”, (see Catastrophic Terrorism – Tackling the New Dangers , co-authored by Philip Zelikow and published by Foreign Affairs in 1998).

    Zelikow directed the commission report, which exonerated the administration of any knowledge and complicity in 9/11, but convinced few Americans outside of the mass media and Congress.
    Polls conducted in the summer of 2003 on the findings of the Commission proceedings and its conclusions found that a majority of the American public expressed a high level of distrust and rejection – especially among New Yorkers. The general public suspected Government complicity, especially when it was revealed that Zelikow conferred with key figures under investigation, Vice President Cheney and Presidential ‘Guru’ Karl Rove. In response to skeptical citizens, Zelikow went on an insane rage, calling the skeptics ‘pathogens’ or germs whose ‘infection’ needed to be contained. With language reminiscent of a Hitlerian Social Darwinist diatribe, he referred to criticisms of the Commission cover up as ‘a bacteria (that) can sicken the larger body (of public opinion)’. Clearly Zelikow’s pseudoscientific rant reflects the fear and loathing he feels for those who implicated him with a militarist regime, which fabricated a pretext for a catastrophic war for Zelikow’s favorite state – Israel .”~Prof. James Petras

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  48. “This offensive war scenario had been already spelled out by the American Zionist policy elite headed by Richard Pearl for the Israeli Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies in a policy document, entitled A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm. This was prepared in 1996 for far-right Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu prior to his taking office.

    On September 28, 2000, despite the warnings of many observers, the infamous author of the massacre of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon , General Ariel Sharon profaned the Al Aqsa Mosque with his huge military entourage – a deliberate religious provocation that guaranteed Sharon ’s election as Prime Minister from the far right Likud Party. This led to the Second Intifada and the savage response of the Israelis. Washington ’s total support of Sharon merely reinforced the worldwide belief among Arabs that the ‘Zionist Solution’ of massive ethnic purges was on Washington ’s agenda.

    The pivotal group linking US military-driven empire builders with their counterparts in Israel was the major influential Zionist public policy group promoting what they dubbed the ‘Project for a New American Century” (PNAC). In 1998 they set out a detailed military-driven road map to US world domination (the so-called ‘Project for a New American Century’), which just happened to focus on the Middle East and just happened to coincide exactly with Tel Aviv’s vision of a US-Israel dominated Middle East. In 2000 the PNAC Zionist ideologues published a strategy paper ‘Rebuilding America’s Defenses’, which laid down the exact guidelines which incoming Zionist policy makers in the top spheres of the Pentagon and White House would follow. PNAC directives included establishing forward military bases in the Middle East, increasing military spending from 3% to 4% of GNP, a military attack to overthrow Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and military confrontation with Iran using the pretext of the threats of ‘weapons of mass destruction’.

    The PNAC agenda could not advance without a catastrophic ‘Pearl Harbor’ type of event, as US military-driven empire builders, Israelis and US Zionist policy makers recognized early on. The deliberate refusal by the White House and its subordinate 16 intelligence agencies and the Justice Department to follow up precise reports of terrorist entry, training, financing and action plans was a case of deliberate ‘negligence’: The purpose was to allow the attack to take place and then to immediately launch the biggest wave of military invasions and state terrorist activities since the end of the Indochina War.

    Israel , which had identified and kept close surveillance of the terrorists, insured that the action would proceed without any interruption. During the 9/11 attacks, its agents even had the presumption to video and photograph the exploding towers, while dancing in wild celebration, anticipating Washington’s move toward Israel’s militarist Middle East strategy.

    Military-Driven Empire Building : The Zionist Connection

    Militaristic empire building preceded the rise to power of the Zionist Power Configuration (ZPC) in the George W. Bush Administration. The pursuit of it after 9/11 was a joint effort between the ZPC and long-standing US militarists, like Rumsfeld and Cheney. The provocations against Arabs and Muslims leading up to the attacks were induced by both the US and Israel . The current implementation of the militarist strategy toward Iran is another joint effort of Zionist and US militarists.

    What the Zionists did provide, which the US militarists lacked, was an organized mass-based lobby with financing, propagandists and political backing for the war. The principle government ideologues, media ‘experts’, spokespeople, academics, speechwriters and advisers for the war were largely drawn from the ranks of US Zionism. The most prejudicial aspects of the Zionist role was in the implementation of war policy, namely the systematic destruction and dismantling of the Iraqi state. Zionist policymakers promoted the US military occupation and supported a massive US military build-up in the region for sequential wars against Iran , Syria and other adversaries of Israeli expansion.

    In pursuit of military –driven empire building in accord with Israel’s own version, the Zionist militarists in the US government exceeded their pre-9/11 expectations, raising military spending from 3% of GNP in 2000 to 6% in2008, growing at a rate of 13% per year during their ascendancy from 2001-2008. As a result they raised the US budget deficit to over $10 trillion dollars by 2010, double the 1997 deficit, and driving the US economy and its economic empire toward bankruptcy.”~~Prof. James Petras
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    • Let me reiterate, and highlight why I posted this detailed history here;

      “As a result they raised the US budget deficit to over $10 trillion dollars by 2010, double the 1997 deficit, and driving the US economy and its economic empire toward bankruptcy.”~Prof. James Petras

      What this indicates is what I have asserted for years, and that is we are not seeing an “American Empire”. What we see is an American Empire COVER for what is actually a global empire often referred to as The New World Order. Amerika and Israel are in fact just ‘garrison states’. The so-called “Homeland” is allowed to crumble into decay. The economics are absurd because it is not money but raw power that drives the real agenda.
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    • Note:
      One who reads the entire article by Prof. Petras will surely note that in the final analysis he disagrees, that he in fact embraces a modified limited hangout of ‘blowback’ combined with LIHOP or “Let it happen on purpose” for the events of 9/11.

      This point of view defies the actual physical evidences that show more than simply “allowing the attacks to take place”. Such evidence indicates that the perpetrators were not willing to take any chances with their “New Pearl Harbor” going wrong. They were not willing to chance human error in the piloting of the planes by amateur pilots such as the ones claimed in the official narrative.
      Flying planes into buildings may be dramatic, but it would not have caused the global collapse and utter destruction of the WTC, and the massive casualties that resulted; mirroring the numbers at the original Pearl Harbor.

      They weren’t even taking the chance of a real airplane hit on the Pentagon, so an elaborate ‘magic show’ was devised wherein a plane flew over just as internal explosives did the precise damage desired to take out the accountants seeking the missing billions in Pentagon ledgers.

      No, nothing was left to chance on 9/11, especially the post attack PR. Noting specifically the parade of the ‘usual subject’-talking heads of officialdom.
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  49. “Everywhere and at all times groups, organizations and leaders meet in closed meetings, before going ‘public’. A minority of policymakers or advocates meet, debate and outline procedures and devise tactics to secure decisions at the ‘official’ meeting. This common practice takes place when any vital decisions are to be taken whether it is at local school boards or in White House meetings. To label the account of small groups of public officials meeting and taking vital decisions in ‘closed’ public meetings (where agendas, procedures and decisions are made prior to formal ‘open’ public meetings) as ‘conspiracy theorizing’ is to deny the normal way in which politics operate. In a word, the ‘conspiracy’ labelers are either ignorant of the most elementary procedures of politics or they are conscious of their role in covering up the abuses of power of today’s state terror merchants.”~Prof. James Petras
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  50. “ConspiracyPsychology.com was created by Rob Brotherton. Rob is a Visiting Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London. Drawing on the wider framework of anomalistic psychology, his research addresses the measurement, personality correlates, and cognitive origins of conspiracy theories.”

    books.google.com › Psychology › Experimental Psychology

    http://www.theguardian.com › News › Science

    http://psychologystandard.com/anomalistic-psychology/

    “Technically speaking, anomalistic psychologists are skeptics — inasmuch as they demand proof to back up claims that a ghost or a spirit or an alien life form has truly just whispered something profound in your ear. But they’re not just out to rain on everyone’s parade by denying beliefs or theories. They’re simply asking that those positing claims “show the evidence,” which has been the approach for all reputable scientific enquiry for hundreds of thousands of years, in-turn leading to explaining the unexplainable.” ~essay

    “reputable scientific enquiry for hundreds of thousands of years..”
    Hahahahaha…hyperbole much??? Maybe several hundred years? Or are we to assume that the neolithic cave dwellers were “reputable scientists”? They just used rattles and trance dancing in place of microscopes and petri dishes…{grin}
    The rupture of language and cognition in social engineering.
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  51. The New York Times (doctors claim front entry)
    Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963
    “Dr. Malcolm Perry, an attending surgeon, and Dr. Kemp Clark, chief of neurosurgery at Parkland Hospital, gave more details. Mr. Kennedy was hit by a bullet in the throat, just below the Adam’s apple, they said. This wound had the appearance of a bullet’s entry.”

    Oswald theorists have spent all their lives making this
    single bullet from before Zapruder frame 225 match the path of
    JFK’s throat wound and the back, wrist and leg wounds of
    Governor John Connally of Texas.
    Yet Governor Connally does not react from his various wounds
    until after frame 324, over 5 seconds later (18 fps).

    “I heard what I thought was a rifle shot [before frame 225] and
    immediately reacted by turning over my right shoulder…
    I was in the process of turning over to my left shoulder
    when I felt a blow in the middle of my back [frame 324]…
    the blow was in such force that it bent me over.”
    Governor Connally, on the History Channel
    describing that he was bent over when he was shot in the back.

    Take a look at the bullet in evidence; numbered: CE 399. This bullet supposedly caused 4 wounds in two people, and yet it has virtually zero deformation. There is more weight in lead fragments still in Connally’s body than is missing from the bullet in evidence.
    [See: http://www.jfk-info.com/fragment.htm ]
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  52. The Warren Commission singled out Dr. Gregory and his testimony for the “exact nature of the Governor’s wrist wound” in their findings. Here is Dr. Gregory’s testimony. If you can find in it any instance of the Commission asking Dr. Gregory if a bullet in the condition of CE-399 could have caused the Governor’s chest, wrist, and thigh wounds, then you’re a better reader than I.
    http://www.jfk-info.com/wcgregry.htm

    Mr. SPECTER. Now looking at that bullet, Exhibit 399, Doctor Humes, could that bullet have gone through or been any part of the fragment passing through President Kennedy’s head in Exhibit No. 388?
    Commander HUMES. I do not believe so, sir.

    Mr. SPECTER. And could that missile have made the wound on Governor Connally’s right wrist?

    Commander HUMES. I think that that is most unlikely … The reason I believe it most unlikely that this missile could have inflicted either of these wounds is that this missile is basically intact; its jacket appears to me to be intact, and I do not understand how it could possibly have left fragments in either of these locations.

    Mr. SPECTER. Dr. Humes, under your opinion which you have just given us, what effect, if any, would that have on whether this bullet, 399, could have been the one to lodge in Governor Connally’s thigh?

    Commander HUMES. I think that extremely unlikely. The reports, again Exhibit 392 from Parkland, tell of an entrance wound on the lower midthigh of the Governor, and X-rays taken there are described as showing metallic fragments in the bone, which apparently by this report were not removed and are still present in Governor Connally’s thigh. I can’t conceive of where they came from this missile.

    Representative FORD. The missile identified as Exhibit 399.

    Commander HUMES. 399, sir.
    . . . . . . . .
    Mr. SPECTER: What is your opinion as to whether bullet 399 could have inflicted all of the wounds on the Governor, then, without respect at this point to the wound of the President’s neck?
    Dr. SHAW. I feel that there would be some difficulty in explaining all of the wounds as being inflicted by bullet Exhibit 399 without causing more in the way of loss of substance to the bullet or deformation of the bullet. (Discussion off the record.)

    Dr. Shaw’s testimony is interrupted at this point, and “off the record” discussions take place. Later…

    Dr. SHAW: All right. As far as the wounds of the chest are concerned, I feel that this bullet could have inflicted those wounds. But the examination of the wrist both by X-ray and at the time of surgery showed some fragments of metal that make it difficult to believe that the same missle could have caused these two wounds. There seems to be more that three grains of metal missing as far as the–I mean in the wrist.
    Mr. SPECTOR: Does that bullet appear to you to have any of its metal flaked off?

    Dr. SHAW: I have been told that the one point on the nose of this bullet that is deformed was cut off for purposes of examination. With that information, I would have to say that this bullet has lost literally none of its substance.
    _____________ Now from the House Select Committee on Assassinations:
    Dr. WECHT: Commission exhibit 399…a side view…shows the copper jacket to be completely intact, unscathed with no deformity, mutilation or markings…
    The small defect at the tip is where a piece of metal was properly taken by the FBI for spectographic analysis…

    …the nose, the penetrating portion of the missile which is completely unmarked and without any scathing at all…

    …the base of the bullet which is the only area of deformity, what I would refer to as some flattening with indentation of the metallic rim and focal extrusion of the inner lead core. That is the only deformity.

    Dr. WECHT: This exhibit, F-294, is a composite photo that I believe clearly, dramatically and most succinctly demonstrates the absurdity, the scientific untenability of the single bullet theory. This is Commission exhibit 399. I will not engage in semantical quibbling with my friend and collegue, Dr. Baden, whether you can be near pristine or fully pristine. It is a near pristine bullet, again, with the only deformity being demonstrated at the base…
    Mr. PURDY: Dr. Wecht, is it your opinion that no bullet could have caused all of the wounds to President Kennedy and Governor Connally or the Commission exhibit 399 could not have caused all of the wounds to both men?

    Dr. WECHT: Based upon the findings in this case, it is my opinion that no bullet could have caused all these wounds, not only 399 but no other bullet that we know about or any fragment of any bullet that we know about in this case.
    ________
    Dr. SHAW: All right. As far as the wounds of the chest are concerned, I feel that this bullet could have inflicted those wounds. But the examination of the wrist both by X-ray and at the time of surgery showed some fragments of metal that make it difficult to believe that the same missile could have caused these two wounds. There seems to be more than three grains of metal missing as far as the – I mean in the wrist.

    The Warren Commission ignored their own expert witnesses when they concluded that “All the evidence indicated that the bullet found on the Governor’s stretcher could have caused all his wounds.”
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    • So what we have here concerning the “Magic Bullet” CE 399, is Connally’s testimony, which is verified by the Zabruter Film, plus a bullet in evidence that is practically pristine. Plus there is more metal in Connally’s wrist than is missing from the bullet.

      Put this together with all of the rest of the evidence of a high level conspiracy to achieve a coup d’etat, and there is no question that Kennedy was killed in the crossfire of professional hit-men.
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  53. Newspeak and Counter-Newspeak

    I had a debate with ‘conspiracykiller’ on the ‘The Conspiracy of Psychology Theories’ blog. It was an argument on whether the word “conspiracist” is a real word, a valid term.

    The essence of my argument is that it is of little consequence that the term is used in the mainstream, that it has been added to the official lexicon, and is ‘defined’ in online dictionaries. My point is that it is “political language” as Orwell describes in his famous essay on the subject. “Conspiracist” is a term of art, a defamation and slur used for the purposes of social engineering. It is a designer word of the Public Relations Regime; in a word, it is classic Newspeak.

    Newspeak is state propaganda which frames everything backwards. We all know the routine, “Love is Hate”, “War is Peace”, Right is Wrong”, “Freedom is Slavery”, etc…

    The term, “Conspiracist” frames the critical thinking individual as a ‘deviant’ – frames rational thinking itself as ‘deviance’. It frames sanity as insanity, and indoctrinates the mind into a state of cognitive dissonance.
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    • “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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  54. “Clearly, ISIS’ path into Iraq began not in Syria, but in NATO member Turkey’s territory. ISIS is nothing more than an extension of the US-backed terrorist forces assembled for the explicit purpose of overthrowing the Syrian government.

    Clearly, the answer, left for readers to arrive at on their own, is that these “successful” US airstrikes in Iraq must be carried over into Syria – where mission creep can do the rest, finally dislodging the Syrian government from power after an ongoing proxy war has failed to do so since 2011. After arming and aiding the Kurds in fighting ISIS in Iraq, the US will attempt to make a similar argument regarding the arming of terrorists in Syria and providing them direct US air support to defeat ISIS – and of course – Damascus.

    It should be remembered that ISIS itself is a creation of the United States, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Qatar, and has been harbored and provided material assistance by NATO-member Turkey for years. Portrayed by various names by the Western media – ISIS, al-Nusra, the “Free Syrian Army” – in reality it is a conglomerate of Western-backed mercenary forces raised as early as 2007 to overthrow the government in Damascus and confront Iranian influence across the entire region, including in Lebanon and in Iraq.”~Tony Cartalucci
    Copyright © 2014 Global Research
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-operating-on-both-sides-of-syrian-iraqi-border-providing-cover-for-terrorists-in-syria-fighting-isis-in-iraq/5396788

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  55. Fighting Al Qaeda by Supporting Al Qaeda in Syria: The Obama Administration is a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”

    By Prof Michel Chossudovsky — Global Research, August 22, 2014
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/fighting-al-qaeda-by-supporting-al-qaeda-in-syria-the-obama-administration-is-a-state-sponsor-of-terrorism/5339728

    “A major transition in US counter-terrorism doctrine is unfolding.

    While Barack Obama, following in the footsteps of George W. Bush, remains firmly committed to waging a “Global War on Terrorism” (GWOT), his administration is now openly supporting selected rebel units in Syria which are part of the Al Qaeda network.

    Known and documented, Al Qaeda is a creation of the CIA, which has covertly supported the “Islamic Terror Network” since the heyday of the Soviet Afghan war.

    While Al Qaeda is a US sponsored “intelligence asset”, a “New Normal” has been established.

    An Al Qaeda affiliated organization, namely Syria’s Al Nusrah, is being supported “overtly” by the US President, rather than “covertly” by the CIA.

    Ironically, the pro-Israeli lobby was also actively involved in lobbying in favor of aid to jihadist rebels.

    […..]
    While the “blowback” thesis is an obvious fabrication, it has nonetheless served to provide legitimacy to the “Global War on Terrorism”. With “overt” support channeled by the US government to an Al Qaeda affiliated organization, the blowback thesis falls flat, it is no longer credible.

    The evidence amply confirms that the CIA never severed its ties to the “Islamic Militant Network”. Historically, US covert support to terrorists was a safely guarded secret, unknown to the broader public. Moreover, the CIA would never channel its support directly. It would proceed through its intelligence counterparts in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.”~Prof Michel Chossudovsky
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    As I myself have insisted for years, “Blowback” is a ‘modified limited hangout’, or a ‘revetment’ in Intel jargon.
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  56. ‘The Plan for Domestic Control’ could be seen in development in the US from as far back as the military response to the “Whisky Rebellion” – With Gen. Washington in charge of the domestic ‘police’ response. But I would think that an analysis for the current era is more productive. My view would be that the key for this would be the 1947 National Security Act. This act effectively lowered an ‘Iron Curtain’ on transparency in government meant to further the wartime strictures on secrecy.

    This developing National Security State was challenged by the new president, on the heals of a warning of the outgoing president, in Eisenhower’s “Military-Industrial Complex” speech. And the next stage in the agenda towards domestic control would in my view be the coup d’etat in Dallas in 1963. The National Security State was then able to retake firm control of the reigns of sociopolitical power. That power has grown exponentially from that point forward, punctuated by events like those mentioned in the heading to this thread.
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  57. Taking the path of least resistance is going along to get along. And it has been said by wise men for ages, that taking the path of least resistance is error based on the fear of being challenged for standing out, being different. It is laziness as well, for the perks of conformity can be many, thus easily obtained. While the perks of nonconformity can be difficult to achieve, the nonconformists recognize that the perks of conformity are synthetic and not worth having beyond the means of material existence.

    Some conformists become disenchanted by the system of perks, eventually seeing how plastic these are, and what a waste of precious time it had been to achieve them. What happens at this branch in the road can define ones character. The fortitude to take the road less traveled can be hard to maintain after a life of leisure and convenience.

    The advice inherent in the subtext of these words are obvious to those who are ready, and thus remain unspoken.
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  58. “A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.” ~W. Durant
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  59. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
    ~(KJV)

    “In the beginning there was nothing, and then it exploded.”~Big Bang Theory
    _________

    And so does one make any more sense than the other?
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      • Thanks for pointing that out Lilaleo. I disagree with both of those theories. I think the Universe is eternal – is, has been, and always will be – there is no beginning and no end.
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      • Amen to that…

        But the way they are indoctrinating the kids today with this nonsense, it seems like the 22nd century bible shall start with

        “In the beginning was the bang….”

        ;-}]

        Vatican has also declared that any extraterrestrial life would be also created by the same banging god…

        I bet you don’t believe in that either, you infidel…

  60. Admittedly the discussion between Lite and myself was a bit tangential to the main topic, but there is quite a difference between actually preaching religious doctrine and discussing the impact of the mystery schools and religion on the sociopolitical mindset.

    Q. What is the meaning of this; [1≡∞]?

    A. [1] One [≡] is exactly [∞] infinity.

    A single moment, a single mind as all that is forever: Ta Panta Nous

    The Eternal Now.

    https://www.wordnik.com/words/panta

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  61. Who Killed James Forrestal? by DC Dave
    http://www.dcdave.com/article4/021110.html

    Also I would urge all to read Douglas Reed’s CONTROVERSY OF ZION
    In this book the death of Forrestal is put in a larger perspective, one that is absolutely essential for grasping the architecture of modern political power. Reed’s book is arguably the single most important book of the 20th century.

    Strong Motives, Prime Suspects
    “When someone dies violently and suspiciously, the usual question investigators want to answer is if anyone had a murder motive. Did the deceased have enemies? Had he been threatened by anyone? Was there anyone who stood to gain from his death? If so, did the party or parties in question have anything in their past to indicate that they might be capable of murder, and did they have the opportunity to commit the crime?

    In Forrestal’s case, the answers are yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes. For over a year he had been subject to a vilification campaign in the press the likes of which hardly any public official has ever had to endure in America. Leading the campaign, from the left and the right, respectively, were America’s two best-known and most powerful syndicated columnists, Drew Pearson and Walter Winchell. They painted Forrestal as a corrupt tool of Wall Street and the oil companies who put the interests of his cronies ahead of concern for the well being of refugees from European persecution. His big offense was that he was outspoken in his opposition to the creation of the state of Israel. The entire foreign policy establishment, led by Secretary of State Marshall, felt the same way, but the strong-willed Forrestal was the lightning rod for the supporters of Israel. He had received threatening telephone calls and he complained of being followed and electronically bugged. It has also been credibly reported that the Zionists attempted to blackmail him over the financial assistance that his investment banking firm, Dillon, Read, had given to the Nazis prior to World War II.

    One might argue that because Israel had already been recognized by the United States by the time Forrestal died, and because he had been removed from the Truman cabinet and discredited by his breakdown and hospitalization, he was no longer a threat to the supporters of Israel. But he was a man of prominence, wealth, and determination who intended to buy a newspaper and to write a book that threatened to expose a number of Roosevelt-Truman administration secrets, especially related to the machinations that brought the United States into World War II and the wartime policies that advanced the interests of the Soviet Union. His voluminous diary was confiscated by the Truman White House and its full contents have never been revealed.”~DC Dave
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    When one finally grasps that the major course of history has been contrived, designed and manipulated by a master plan it is no longer possible to nod off to the lolly-bye of lollipop history written by conformist automatons. When we study the work of real historians and journalists who have dug deep and revealed hidden truths, such as;
    Antony Sutton, Douglas Reed, Gatto, Iserbyt, Quigley,Dave Martin, Fletcher Prouty, among others – it is impossible to continue sleepwalking.
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  62. Getting to the bottom of it all. The conventional view of, ‘Zionism as simply the quest for a Jewish homeland’, must itself be seen as a modified limited hangout. The geopolitical reasons for the establishment of Israel are much larger and panoramic when all of the historical facts are considered from the larger paradigm of the New World Order.

    Even the titling of the older work of at least a century past as, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” is certainly a red herring. The plan revealed in the document is certainly real and proven by events it speaks to that have unfolded since the words were written. The fraud is in the proclamation of authorship.

    As I have written about extensively the ‘Zion’ spoken of in the title has nothing whatsoever to do with religion; Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindi, or Confucianism. It is an outline for political power based in the credo of ‘Might is Right’, which transcends all creeds, races or ethnic types. It is the agenda of a coven with a unquenchable lust for raw power.
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    • Yea… once he got started he said it all very well. Strange environment for that interview; lotsa racket in the background.

      So this is the Bitcoin guy aye?

      The communities he describes sound neat, aye?
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  63. “The World is at a dangerous Crossroads.

    The Western military alliance is in an advanced state of readiness. And so is Russia.

    Russia is heralded as the “Aggressor”. US-NATO military confrontation with Russia is contemplated.

    Enabling legislation in the US Senate under “The Russian Aggression Prevention Act” (RAPA) has “set the US on a path towards direct military conflict with Russia in Ukraine.”

    Any US-Russian war is likely to quickly escalate into a nuclear war, since neither the US nor Russia would be willing to admit defeat, both have many thousands of nuclear weapons ready for instant use, and both rely upon Counterforce military doctrine that tasks their military, in the event of war, to preemptively destroy the nuclear forces of the enemy. (See Steven Starr, Global Research, August 22, 2014)

    The Russian Aggression Prevention Act (RAPA) is the culmination of more than twenty years of US-NATO war preparations, which consist in the military encirclement of both Russia and China:

    From the moment the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the United States has relentlessly pursued a strategy of encircling Russia, just as it has with other perceived enemies like China and Iran. It has brought 12 countries in central Europe, all of them formerly allied with Moscow, into the NATO alliance. US military power is now directly on Russia’s borders. (Steven Kinzer, Boston Globe, March 3, 2014)~Prof Michel Chossudovsky

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/dangerous-crossroads-us-nato-to-deploy-ground-troops-conduct-large-scale-naval-exercises-against-unnamed-enemy/5397415

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  64. The Garrison State

    The garrison state and its essential needs are distinct from the needs of a civilian society. The garrison needs most a militarized mindset of the civilian population, and a service sector for material and emotional support of military personnel. Thus a massive public relations regime must be deployed, messaging 24/7.

    Trivial pursuits must be offered to distract the civilian population from the deprivations they must suffer to serve the needs of the military.

    Cheap resources and cheap manufacturing necessitate occupation of resource bearing nations and outsourcing jobs to populous nations with desperate work-forces.
    War is economics by other means.

    The “Amerikan Empire” is itself a modified limited hangout. The US is simply a garrison state for the global empire run on international auspices. The garrison takes its marching orders from a global economic elite with no particular allegiance to the US.
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    • Yes marvelous Veri – Tarpley quoting Orwell quoting Goldstein…. all under the banner of Machiavelli. A triple-down of truths. Splishsplashslash
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    • 10 GEORGE ORWELL QUOTES THAT PREDICTED LIFE IN 2014 AMERICA

      August 25, 2014
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      SOURCE: JUSTIN KING (OF THE ANTI-MEDIA) VIA THE BURNING PLATFORM BLOG

      onlinegames

      George Orwell ranks among the most profound social critics of the modern era. Some of his quotations, more than a half a century old, show the depth of understanding an enlightened mind can have about the future.

      1) “In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.”

      Though many in the modern age have the will to bury their head in the sand when it comes to political matters, nobody can only concern themselves with the proverbial pebble in their shoe. If one is successful in avoiding politics, at some point the effects of the political decisions they abstained from participating in will reach their front door. More often than not, by that time the person has already whatever whisper of a voice the government has allowed them.

      2) “All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.”

      Examining the nightly news in the run up to almost any military intervention will find scores of talking heads crying for blood to flow in the streets of some city the name of which they just learned to pronounce. Once the bullets start flying, those that clamored for war will still be safely on set bringing you up-to-the-minute coverage of the carnage while their stock in Raytheon climbs.

      toldyouso

      3) “War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.”

      It’s pretty self-explanatory and while it may be hard to swallow, it’s certainly true. All it takes is a quick look at who benefited from the recent wars waged by the United States to see Orwell’s quip take life.

      4) “The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.”

      My most prized books are a collection of history books from around the world. I have an Iraqi book that recounts the glory of Saddam Hussein’s victory over the United States in 1991. I have books from three different nations claiming that one of their citizens was the first to fly. As some of the most powerful nations in the world agree to let certain facts be “forgotten,” the trend will only get worse. History is written by the victor, and the victor will never be asked if he told the truth.

      Huffington Post journalist detained by military police in Ferguson, Missouri

      5) “In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

      Even without commentary, the reader is probably picturing Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning. The revolutions of the future will not be fought with bullets and explosives, but with little bits of data traveling around the world destroying the false narratives with which governments shackle their citizens.

      6) “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”

      Make no mistake about it; if an article does not anger someone, it is nothing more than a piece. Most of what passes for news today is little more than an official sounding advertisement for a product, service, or belief.

      ryangrim

      7) “In real life it is always the anvil that breaks the hammer…”

      In every conflict, it is not the side that can inflict the most damage, but the side that can sustain the most damage that ultimately prevails. History is full of situations in which a military “won the battles but lost the war.”

      8) “The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.”

      Haditha. Panjwai. Maywand District. Mahmudiyah. These names probably don’t ring a bell, but it is almost a certainty that the reader is aware of the brutality that occurred in Benghazi. The main difference is that in the first four incidents, those committing the acts of brutality were wearing an American flag on their shoulder.

      (Answer: D)

      9) “Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.”

      Everyday there is a new form of censorship or a new method of forcing people into self-censorship, and the people shrug it off because it only relates to a small minority. By the time the people realize their ability to express disapproval has been completely restricted, it may be too late. That brings us to Orwell’s most haunting quote.

      bootface

      10) “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”

      Once the people are indoctrinated with nationalistic beliefs, and the infrastructure to protect them from some constantly-changing and ever-expanding definition of an enemy is in place, there is no ability for the people to regain liberty. By the time all of the pieces are in place, not only is opportunity to regain freedom, but the will to achieve freedom has also evaporated. The reader will truly love Big Brother

  65. So butting heads, playing games of ‘one-upmanship’ and a personal game of thrones, is less than productive, it is a waste of time.

    In order to get beyond the jejune egoist prattle, it is necessary to come to a shared nomenclature. To recognize that all language is metaphor and to admit the Taoist recognition that, “Like is not”.

    We would come a long way in getting to distinctions in lexicon by grasping the difference between Deep History, Lollipop History, and Mythology. Using two terms interchangeably can only cause confusion and discord. The term mythology has both a popular and a classical meaning. Grasping that ‘popular meanings’ are to the largest extent Newspeak, may lead to an understanding of ‘where I am coming from’.

    When I use the term “mythology” or “mythos” I mean it in the classical sense. When I use the term “history” I mean it in the sense of ‘deep history’ often as ‘revisionist history’ as in being in opposition to accepted academic and officially sanctioned history. This academic history is what I have come to call ‘Lollipop History’.

    We must also consider the idea of Design masquerading as Diagnosis, when we see to the academic approach to not only history, but the analysis of current affairs. This topic is mainly concerned with what are called ‘think tanks’ especially those involved in foreign policy – but also those involve with domestic policy when it comes to the universal policy of “Full Spectrum Dominance” – that is the agenda of totalitarian global governance of the entire planet both physically and virtually via information technologies.
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  66. I will tell you this, I will accept that metaphysical spooks are working the pointer on a Ouija Board when I see personally one moving about on its own giving answers, saying “look ma, no hands”
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  67. HR1lexicon

    “Bardo” is a term I have re-purposed as a tool for partitioning epistemology into layers of aspect. That is to distinguish between the Ultimates of metaphysical consideration, and the Mondo Carne existence in the space-time continuum. Or we may say, between the realm of pure conjecture, and the realm of empirical data as available to the human senses.

    Accepting the concept of Maya on one hand we will recognize that it is in the time-space continuum that we accept physical consensual reality as a matter of faith. That faith is in presuming anything beyond our knowledge of our own being.

    Restated in the first person: I think therefore I am. All else is but conjecture. However to move beyond the ultimate knowledge of I am, I must accept Maya as “reality” – at least temporarily for this journey of this self.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardo

  68. Grok the fly in the ointment: THE CITY OF LONDON. {Also known as THE CROWN.}

    It is there in the City of London where the Queen of England becomes merely the queen, and must humbly knock at the gates of the economic citadel sans tiara, and walk several paces behind the Lord Mayer of the City.

    This ritual carries a certain unmistakable message.
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  69. Situational Awareness – Open Source Intelligence
    {Chewing up loose ends usually unties whatever links were formerly made.}

    Design Masquerading as Diagnosis

    The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the International Relations Program, University of Pennsylvania conducts research on the role policy institutes play in governments and in civil societies around the world. The TTCSP was established in 1989 at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia and moved to the IR Program at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Often referred to as the “think tank’s think tank,” TTCSP examines the evolving role and character of public policy research organizations. Over the last 20 years, the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program has laid the foundation for a global initiative that will help bridge the gap between knowledge and policy in critical policy areas such as international peace and security, globalization and governance, international economics, environment, information and society, poverty alleviation, and health. This international collaborative effort is designed to establish regional and international networks of policy institutes and communities that will improve policy making as well as strengthen democratic institutions and civil societies around the world. The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the International Relations Program works with leading scholars and practitioners from think tanks and universities in a variety of collaborative efforts and programs.
    http://www.gotothinktank.com/

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  70. Facing the fact that usury is extortion: There is no such thing as “default” on debt created by extortion, rather the proper term is ‘repudiation’
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  71. The New York Times article followed one published in the Buenos Aires financial newspaper El Cronista Comercial called “Debt for Territory,” which described a proposal by a US consultant to then-president Eduardo Duhalde for swapping public debt for government land. It said:

    [T]he idea would be to transform our public debt default into direct equity investment in which creditors can become land owners where they can develop industrial, agricultural and real estate projects. . . . There could be surprising candidates for this idea: during the Alfonsin Administration, the Japanese studied an investment master plan in Argentine land in order to promote emigration. The proposal was also considered in Israel.

    Salbuchi notes that ceding Patagonia from Argentina was first suggested in 1896 by Theodor Herzl, founder of the Zionist movement, as a second settlement for that movement.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/colonization-by-bankruptcy-the-high-stakes-chess-match-for-argentina/5397548

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  72. “The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epoch when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined, than at any former period.”~ General George Washington – June 1783 farewell letter to the Army
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  73. “The Pen is mightier than the sword.”~Alfred E Newman

    Keep in mind that the greatest weapon the state has is not armored cars, flashbang grenades, automatic weapons, and stormtrooper body armor.
    No, it is the power of the Public Relations Regime to hypnotize and sedate the public mind.
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    • “The pen is mightier than the sword” is a metonymic adage indicating that communication, or in some interpretations, administrative power, is a more effective tool than direct violence. Some modern day sources (see examples listed below) use irony to humorously invert the original intent of the observation, often by a character using the quote after a pen has been used as a physical weapon.

      The sentence (if not the idea, which had been expressed in various earlier forms) was coined by English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 for his play Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy.[1][2] The play was about Cardinal Richelieu, though in the author’s words “license with dates and details… has been, though not unsparingly, indulged.”[1] The Cardinal’s line in Act II, scene II, was more fully:[3]

      True, This! —
      Beneath the rule of men entirely great
      The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold
      The arch-enchanters wand! — itself is nothing! —
      But taking sorcery from the master-hand
      To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike
      The loud earth breathless! — Take away the sword —
      States can be saved without it!

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_pen_is_mightier_than_the_sword

  74. “The gulf between the merely clever and the wise is an abyss deep and wide. But the truly wise can step over that crevice as though it were a mere blemish.”~Magus Maverik
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  75. “In the course of our investigation into the national response to the attacks, the 9/11 Commission staff discovered that the official version of what had occurred (the morning of September 11, 2001) – that is, what government and military officials had told Congress, the Commission, the media and the public about who knew what when – was almost entirely, and inexplicably untrue.”
    – John Farmer, senior counsel to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

    Of course John Farmer’s revetment can be seen as a modified limited hangout in itself.

    Regardless, all the facts show that his statement in the quote above is without a doubt absolutely true. However, Farmers activities from that point forward can be seen as misdirection.

    http://benswann.com/6-reasons-to-question-and-investigate-911-on-the-13th-anniversary/

    At present, Albury Smith has 6,512 comments at Disqus.

    http://disqus.com/albury/

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  76. METAPHORIA
    The realm of the space-time-continuum

    It is my view that “evil” is defined by material humanity as that which leads to physical pain and death. I do not accept the concept of a metaphysical evil, or the personification of such as the ‘devil’ nor ‘hosts of demons’.
    Misinterpretation of ideation is inherent in missing the core point that all human language is metaphor.
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  77. “The truth of what the US-NATO killing machine, its vassal EU states and its paid mercenaries are up to in Ukraine, and that they won’t let go regardless of what Obama mutters to tranquilize the world — the truth is in one way or another Washington is committed to its financial and corporate elite to achieve Full Spectrum Dominance, meaning complete subjugation of the world to Washington’s masters, the military-security industrial complex and the war financing monetary system – FED-Wall Street-IMF, the latter being a mere extension of the US Treasury.

    The Endgame means encircling Russia and China with more NATO bases, including Ukraine and Moldova, as close as possible to Moscow’s doorsteps; and, foreseen by 2015, with 60% of the US naval fleet in the South China Sea.

    We should not be detracted by the day-to-day details and lies, by the fires that flare up here and there, though all horrible, killing thousands of people; we should not be confused by ‘who is doing what?’ – But rather focus on the Big Picture, the intentions behind the US / NATO killing machine, not so much by denying the obvious lies, but rather by describing actual facts and the long-term strategy behind them.” ~Peter Koenig
    Global Research, August 30, 2014

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/russian-invasion-screaming-wolf-strategy-of-deception-lies-repeated-umpteen-times-what-is-the-endgame/5398403
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    So just what does this particular current affair mean to the Skeptitards? Likely nothing as they are as sedated as the rest of the TVZombie masses. But what it means is this is the fruition stage of the New World Order – the Grand Systemic Conspiracy, that they in their arrogant delusion deny and disparage.

    And this could likely lead to Pike and Mazzini’s “3rd World War” as designed by the Masonic/Illuminati conspiracy of global conquest. The very same conspiracy as the Zionist/Illuminati one of ‘the Protocols’ – just a different brand name for the ages.

    “Skeptics” these fools with their worthless PhD’s call themselves, when they are naught but self lobotomized mental eunuchs jabbering in Newspeak.
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  78. “Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.”~Santayana

    In 12 years of compelled attendance in school, I never heard this prescient truth said by any history teacher, nor any other teacher. It was only after finally getting out of the so-called ‘education system’ and began teaching myself that I finally found this most important and singular lesson by Santayana.

    And this fact, that the real import of history wasn’t even mentioned in that whole time I was warehoused in glorified day-care centers, is prime evidence that ‘education’ was not the agenda, but indoctrination and conditioning was the true agenda.

    So let me once again point to, Gatto, Iserbyt, Sutton, Quigley, Dave Martin, Prouty, and others who reveal the truth of our situation in this pathological society.
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  79. Mike, let’s face it, “passive-aggressive” is self contradiction and Orwellian. What is really meant is ‘covert-aggressive’. I have noticed how “psychological language” is full of such linguistic jabberwocky.

    I have not met a single one of you “anti-conspiracists” willing to get down to the nitty gritty and speak to empirical data and facts. It is all this subjective theorizing based on cloistered indoctrination. A very peculiar situation when it is the “conspiracists” who are being framed here as those who have empty substance-less positions.

    It is blatant and prima facea, and would not stand in even high school debate class.
    It would fly well in ‘Politics’ though – wouldn’t it?

    Your use of, “mature”? It is like piss calling lemonade yellow.
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    http://conspiracypsychology.com/2013/08/21/5-reasons-why-predictive-programming-is-psychologically-implausible/comment-page-1/#comment-4472

    • “Hollywood is the magician’s wand (holly-holy) which has been used to cast a spell on the unsuspecting public. Things or ideas which would otherwise be seen as bizarre, vulgar, undesirable or impossible are inserted into films in the realm of fantasy. When the viewer watches these films, his/her mind is left open to suggestion and the conditioning process begins. These same movies which are designed to program the average person, can give the discerning viewer a better understanding of the workings and the plan of the world agenda. “Be-aware”.

      Predictive Programming – The power of suggestion using the media of fiction to create a desired outcome.”~Alan Watt

      http://www.cuttingthroughthematrix.com/movies.html

      “These same movies which are designed to program the average person, can give the discerning viewer a better understanding of the workings and the plan of the world agenda.”~Ibid

      So which is it? A warning to the “discerning viewer”? Or “programming” the “average person”. Since it is obviously both in Watt’s estimation, which authors and film makers intended which?

      By this same token Orwell’s 1984 could be characterized as “predictive programming”.

      That which is and is not “programming” then depends on the audience, and the TVZombies are already indoctrinated from birth. What does the “discerning creator” of such informative entertainment do, write soap operas and sell detergent?

      I think Watt is full of shit, and this ‘predictive programming’ woowoo is a jerk-off. By his own theory he himself engages in predictive programming.
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  80. I offered the last word in this line to Mr Wood, not the fool ‘conspiracykiller’, who in fact has chosen a contradiction for his moniker, and is too stupid to realize such.

    It would be those who are conspiracy theorists who seek to expose and thus extinguish and kill the conspiracy. So if this killer guy had any sense he would have chosen to call himself ‘conspiricistkiller’. And how long this ‘genius’ has waddled around this blog displaying just how “clever” he is, I do not know. But his own namesake proves he is not clever at all, but so witless he names himself backwards.
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    http://conspiracypsychology.com/2013/08/21/5-reasons-why-predictive-programming-is-psychologically-implausible/comment-page-1/#comment-4483

  81. Right/Left Hegelian Schools historically prove that the L/R dynamic is a synthetic design.
    Capital funded “Communism”, Capital funded “Fascism-Nazism”.

    Capital funds the Dialectic gyre continuing to turn.

    This is not “theory” this is the inescapable lesson taught by analysis of history.
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  82. conspiracykiller says:
    September 2, 2014 at 6:58 pm
    The one who believes aliens are real out of us both is you, I think they’re a silly fantasy. It looks like you misunderstood my asking your fellow conspiraloon elsewhere on the blog about his paranoia of aliens. He makes alien posts on his whacky blog if you’d had the sense to check.

    I feel sorry for the internet having to host the madness of people like you.

    hybridrogue1 says:
    September 2, 2014 at 8:01 pm
    “He makes alien posts on his whacky blog if you’d had the sense to check.”~Killerguy

    You made the remark to Verity2, who doesn’t have a blog.
    So unless you have a URL to said blog you are a liar.

    As per “aliens” – the established astrophysics community itself posits the likelihood of extraterrestrial life in the universe. It is far from “whacky” therefore to believe in the probability of alien lifeforms.

    Personally I find the “alien abduction” meme to be hyperbole and bullshit. I think the idea of an ancient breed of ‘Reptilians’ controlling the fate of planet Earth preposterous. And I find your insinuations that those who study the systemic nature of modern politics and who posit that a National Security State is in itself a conspiratorial structure, are akin to those who claim “Elvis is still alive”, “that aliens rule the world by proxy agreements with human governments”… and etc, etc; is disingenuous hogshit.

    And it is that disingenuous attitude that brought you to make that original slur against Veritable1. It is the same sort of disingenuous crap as calling someone “a tin-hatted grassy knoll conspiratard”, and all the other twerpy little quips you wise ass ‘anti-conspiracists’ are so fond of spewing from the ass of your trousers.

    You killerguy, are a low level ignorant twit lacking the capacity for real debate, thus you haunt this site and quiver at the prospect of a real debate in a venue not under the protection of your pschotwat masters here.

    The blog site to go to is Truth and Shadows – come and get one in the yarbles, if you got any yarbles!! you eunuch jellybelly thou.
    http://conspiracypsychology.com/2013/08/21/5-reasons-why-predictive-programming-is-psychologically-implausible/comment-page-1/#comment-4491

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  83. “What about building 7?” A social psychological study of online discussion of 9/11 conspiracy theories
    Michael J. Wood* and Karen M. Douglas*
    School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

    http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00409/abstract

    “Recent research into the psychology of conspiracy belief has highlighted the importance of belief systems in the acceptance or rejection of conspiracy theories.”
    __________

    Yes, all well and good. But what about critical thinking? What about the actual physics of the collapse of WTC7? All of this “psychological theorizing” is useless when it is proven beyond reasonable doubt that Bldg7 was felled by explosive demolition.
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    • I finally had the painful pleasure of reading the pseudoscientific study called What about Building 7? A social psychological study of online discussion of 9/11 conspiracy theories” by Michael J. Wood* and Karen M. Douglas – School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

      Wood’s “study”, in spite of it’s mocking title, seems like a fair, academic study which follows the conventional academic research protocols at first look. But, while purporting to be an impartial overview, there’s heavy prejudice oozing out of every line…

      Which is a sad and disconcerting reminder of how science and academia are mostly fucked up mind mills, churning out one brainwashed PhD after another…

      That said, I can’t say there’s much of the study’s findings with which I would disagree… It is true… Conspiracy world is indeed full of idiots who simply do not have the intellectual, psychological capacity to deal with their awareness of the fact that they are being lied to. Those who are supernaturally inclined chase absurd stories, alien technologies or alien-assisted technologies…. The religiously inclined speak of good and evil and approach conspiracies with same faith they apply to their religious views. (I am aware that my statement implies that I am not ne of those, but I have also fallen into some of these traps back in the day, but feel like I have managed to dig myself out of them eventually) I can go on and on like this, categorizing conspiracy theory stereotypes, but I can’t argue against the fact that the psychology of your average “conspiracist”, regardless of which category they fall in to is very much the same, their average language is pretty much as the study describes it, etc. etc. And, one lame study like this after another, the scientific methods they use will ultimately accurately profile the general behavior of the people actively commenting on mainstream propaganda outlets.

      The study claims to have picked its control group “randomly”, but extrapolates the observed behavior and the data points to conspiracy theorists at large. A very commonly used scientific bias. An exaggerated example to this would be doing an online poll asking people a yes-or-no question of whether or not they ever answer online polls. A guaranteed 100% yes result.

      The data points and findings are based on the very predictable chitter chatter on mainstream sites like ABC, CNN, etc. Which would be a pretty limited control group, and the study does not really mention this inconvenient fact. To add to that, these sites are moderated with a heavy hand, are full of paid and unpaid shills, which deem the control group a contaminated one at best. An exaggerated example to this fallacy would be sampling eating habits by observing patrons of fast food restaurants and extrapolating the data to determine what people eat and how long it takes for people to have lunch.

      It also builds arguments about the behavior of both “conspiracists” and the “conventionalists” on the false presumption that the conventionalists are a majority. Which I seriously doubt at this point. Most polls I have seen show that the majority of people are at least aware that they are systematically lied to… The farther in the past the conspiracy, (like JFK) the easier for most people to accept it.

      There are countless other examples of logical and scientific fallacies within the study as well as in the articles of the blog… But who has the time to go into a point by point counterargument…

      Probably more importantly, neither the study, nor the guy’s articles ever mention, acknowledge or admit to the existence of such a thing as “conspiracy” at all. Which is a good enough reason to totally dismiss the discourse as a total farce, regardless of the validity of its findings and the observations made in the study.

      The short version of my analysis is that it is a biased study, conducted by prejudiced, young and naive characters, the findings of which will ultimately be weaponized to effectively deal with and manipulate the phenomenon of “conspiracy theories”. And those of us (if I may include myself in this group) who deal with conspiracy realities as opposed to theories will always be lumped up into this group and easily dismissed. As you mentioned in one of your other comments, they are getting huge funding to these stupid studies, and as usual “they” will always be a few steps ahead of the masses.

      It’s gonna be an increasingly painful decade or two.

      • Thank you Lilaleo,

        A nice deconstruction of that article. I also agree that there are legions of intellectual midgets in the pro-conspiracy camp. As well as legions of disinformants in that same camp.

        I think the heart of the matter when examining this particular fraternity of “psychologists” is their direct link to the Beast itself, the International Banking Cabal, exemplified by the home base of Goldsmiths, University of London.

        Their business card should read; ‘HAVE BIAS WILL TRAVEL’.
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    • I woke up this morning really pissed off at those psychology toadies. I have kept a lid on my anger in order to post substantive commentary on their blog. But I woke up sizzling mad — must have been released in a dream-state.

      All of the Orwellian Newspeak bullshit that flows out of these psycho’s is simply staggering. They are a postmodern coven of twisted warlocks spewing black spells of psychobabble.
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  84. Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Is Crafting a ‘show trial
    –8/31/2014

    Last week, Maj. Jason Wright — one of the lawyers defending [accused 9/11 mastermind, facing a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay] Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — resigned from the Army. He has accused the U.S. government of “abhorrent leadership” on human rights and due process guarantees and says it is crafting a “show trial.” For nearly three years, he served on Mohammed’s defense team. Wright says Mohammed in particular has faced a level of torture “beyond comprehension.” He says his client was waterboarded by the CIA 183 times and subjected to over a week of sleep deprivation; there were threats that his family would be killed. “And those are just the declassified facts that I’m able to actually speak about,” Wright says.

    Wright wasn’t allowed to discuss too many details of the detainee abuse in court. He references a recent Foreign Policy article by Laura Pitter, of Human Rights Watch, about the notion of “original sin” and how it’s complicated terrorism cases.

    “The ‘original sin’ being the fact that the CIA tortured these men and that they’ve gone to extraordinary lengths to try to keep that completely hidden from public view,” Wright says. “So the statute that Congress passed has a number of protections to ensure that no information about the U.S. torture program will ever come out.”

    http://www.npr.org/2014/08/31/344576895/guantanamo-defense-lawyer-resigns-says-u-s-case-is-stacked

  85. Not Conspiracy: Syndication

    Some may have gotten the sense that the Syndicate is some renegade faction, because of the term ‘secret team’ – this would be an error of interpretation. The actual situation is that it is sanctioned systemically. It is the prime operative agenda, controlled from the very top of the pyramid of the power elite hierarchy.

    There are many in the middle ranks who do not believe syndication actually exists, despite historical examples by the legions. In a technological society syndication reaches it’s highest level of efficiency, as it is communication and coordination of the parts that has historically been the weakness that eventually splits the parts into competing factions. In a high-tech society, well oiled by instantaneous communication of information, the centralized syndicate reigns supreme. And the global syndicate reaches fruition as that long sought after New World Order.
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  86. “And when it comes to the psychology of sales techniques, the book is Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini – a psychological classic describing the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) persuasion techniques which play on our inbuilt psychological foibles. These are most obvious when it comes to the realm of professional sales, where persuading people by any means possible to part with their money is often all that matters. But persuasion techniques aren’t only used by salespeople: they are an ever-present feature of social life, and usually when we’ve been influenced by subtle persuasive tactics we are completely unaware of it.”~Brotherton

    Very good Rob, this very paragraph could open a dissertation on a conspiratorial critique of the fascist nature of the National Security State. Although very likely that critique would cite Bernays rather than Cialdini.

    I would point out that any sophisticated grasp of the sociopolitical understands that all forms of persuasive language can be correctly termed “propaganda” – in fact everything you boys write on this blog is propaganda. Propaganda and Counter-Propaganda, are both the same at the root of technique; just like Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence.

    The situation of the larger society and the major influence it receives is simply one of scale. What will have the largest influence on the overall population? The massively well funded mainstream Public Relations Regime or the counter public relations of it’s opponents?

    One of the main projects of counter-propaganda, which you so blithely term “conspiracy theory” is to enlighten those who remain unaware of what you refer to in your summing sentence above:

    “…and usually when we’ve been influenced by subtle persuasive tactics we are completely unaware of it.”

    This is why these subtle persuasion tactics are a large part of the teachings and discussion of “conspiracy theory” – the serious stuff concerned with a systemic critique.
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    On finishing reading your article here Mr Brotherton, the entire thing could be turned around and thrown back in your face with just a few changes in aspect and language.

    You should review Orwell’s Goldstein book to grasp your own adherence to DOUBLETHINK.
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    http://conspiracypsychology.com/2012/10/11/how-to-sell-a-conspiracy-theory/comment-page-1/#comment-4530

  87. How to Sell an Anti-Conspiracy Theory

    –“One more principle worth discussing in relation to A&E9/11 is authority. We are particularly susceptible to being influenced by those we believe to have some kind of authority. This was most famously demonstrated by Stanly Milgram…”~Brotherton

    Turnaround:

    One more principle worth discussing in relation to NIST is authority. We are particularly susceptible to being influenced by those we believe to have some kind of authority. This was most famously demonstrated by Stanly Milgram…

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    “Number of A&E for 9/11 Truth: approx 1,700
    Total A&E in the U.S = approx. 2,728,000
    A&E9/11 as a percentage of total A&E = 0.06%”

    And the number of A&E for NIST is?

    Yes indeed Mr Brotherton, you have internalized and sublimated your biases well.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Cialdini#6_key_principles_of_persuasion_by_Robert_Cialdini

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    • Turnaround 2:

      One more principle worth discussing in relation to Goldsmiths University of London is authority. We are particularly susceptible to being influenced by those we believe to have some kind of authority. This was most famously demonstrated by Stanly Milgram…

      and 3:

      One more principle worth discussing in relation to ConspiracyPsychology.com is authority. We are particularly susceptible to being influenced by those we believe to have some kind of authority. This was most famously demonstrated by Stanly Milgram…

      and 4… 5…6…. 99…. 1,000,000

      (just replace the establishment with any social structure)

      • Point well taken Lilaleo,

        You would not believe the response this blog has received in the last several hours from, yes … you guessed it, the United Kingdom … and I think it reasonable to posit that the spot in Britain most likely responsible for the deluge is, Goldsmiths University of London.

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  88. What does “prophecy” have to do with the analysis of events that have already happened?

    I don’t believe in metaphysical powers of prophesy. That is why I look to social engineering to explain how a document like the Protocols can have had so much of it’s “prophetic agenda” come to pass.

    Have you ever actually read the Protocols Mr Wood? It is the responsibility of anyone who speaks to them to have read them.

    I think that those who have studied that issue deeply see that the famous Protocols discovered in Russia are an update of a much more ancient document, and that the ancient elders were not necessarily of Zion, but were of the credo of ‘Might is Right’ and “Ends justify the Means”. This credo is a generic evil, having nothing to do with Judaism, or any other religion, it is the pathology of lust for political power at any cost. Such folks do tend to congregate and make plans, whether you wish to deny the obvious or not.
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    http://conspiracypsychology.com/2012/10/21/when-prophecy-fails-in-the-digital-age/comment-page-1/#comment-4535

  89. http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/10059/20131009/dna-samples-confirm-ashkenazi-jews-are-of-european-descent-study.htm

    A latest DNA study solves the long standing controversy regarding the origin of Europe’s Ashkenazi Jews stating that their maternal lineage came from Europe.

    The researchers at the University of Huddersfield used archaeogenetics to solve the controversy of the origin of Ashkenazi Jews of whether they migrated from Palestine in the first century AD or their ancestors were Europeans who converted to Judaism. They analysed the DNA samples to investigate the prehistoric settlements of Europe by migrants from Near East.
    Analysis of the mitochondrial DNA samples revealed that the Ashkenazim female line descended from southern and western Europe and not the near East. DNA analysis claims that most of the Ashkenazi Jews were at least half genetically Europeans debunking the previous assumptions that they were of Middle Eastern region.
    “The origins of the Ashkenazim is one of the big questions that people have pursued again and again and never really come to a conclusive view,” said Professor Martin Richards, head of the Archaeogenetics Research Group based at the University of Huddersfield and co-author of the study, who has described the new data as “compelling”.
    Ashkenazi in Hebrew means ‘Germans’ and is used for Jews of eastern European origin who historically spoke Yiddish or Judeo-German language. Not much is known about the history of Ashkenazi Jews before they moved out from the Mediterranean and settled in present day Poland around the 12thCentury.
    According to Dr. Harry Ostrer, pathology, pediatrics and genetics professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, on an average, all Ashkenazi Jews are genetically as closely related to each other as fourth or fifth cousins, LiveScience reports.
    In the current study, the researchers found that a majority of Ashkenazi Jewish lineages were closely linked to the Southern and Western Europe and they were residing in Europe for thousands of years.
    ‌”This suggests that, even though Jewish men may indeed have migrated into Europe from Palestine around 2000 years ago, they seem to have married European women,” states Professor Richards.
    By studying the mitochondrial genomes from more than 3,500 people from Europe, the Near East, the Caucasus, including the Ashkenazi Jews, the researchers discovered that they basically originated some 10,000 – 20,000 years ago. They found that four founders were responsible for 40 percent of Ashkenazi mitochondrial DNA. More than 80 percent of the maternal lineages of the Ashkenazi Jews could be traced to Europe, NBC News reports.
    This genetic study confirms that Ashkenazi women were basically converts from local European population.
    “….This suggests that, in the early years of the Diaspora, Judaism took in many converts from amongst the European population, but they were mainly recruited from amongst women. Thus, on the female line of descent, the Ashkenazim primarily trace their ancestry neither to Palestine nor to Khazaria in the North Caucasus – as has also been suggested – but to southern and western Europe,” according to the press release.
    The findings are documented in the journal Nature Communications.

    ©2014 ScienceWorldReport.com

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    • And so what about the great conversion of the Khazars to Judaism? The history of this is pretty firm. If they aren’t part of the population that migrated south and west into Europe and beyond, where did they go?

      What is this thing about a “diaspora”? Are we considering the Bible as a valid historical document here?

      I don’t think we have heard the last word on the DNA issue as far as who the Jews are.
      It seems to me that the Palestinians are most likely the descendants of the biblical era tribes of Judea who were absorbed by Islam in later centuries.

      One thing is certain the influx of European and Russian Jews into Palestine during the mandated partition was a criminal enterprise of vast proportions.

      Anyone trying to convince me that Benjamin Netanyahu has a drop of Middle Eastern blood in his veins is going to need more than a petri dish theory. The majority of the Israeli “Jews” are directly from Russia and Eastern Europe.
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      • I thought that a Jew was someone who had a particular belief system centered around the Torah and the Talmud. Now we are seeing the issue framed as genetic, an issue of ethnicity, and in the extreme a matter of race. This is a return to the attitudes of the late 18th and early 19th century Social Darwinism, with it’s measurements of skull size and slope of the forehead as defining what is and is not truly human.

        This is a replay of the mindset of the Fabian Socialists and the establishments of the Royal Institutes based on genetic purity that finally had it’s catastrophic culmination in concept of ‘The Master Race’ of the Third Reich.

        These are dangerous ideas, too dangerous to be rehashed in a world where some are contemplating that “overpopulation” is a critical problem that is going to have to be dealt with by radical policies going beyond sterilization, and leading to genocide.

        21st Century Schizoid Man….

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    • Who is a Jew?
      “Who is a Jew?” (Hebrew: מיהו יהודי‎ pronounced [ˈmihu jehuˈdi]) is a basic question about Jewish identity and considerations of Jewish self-identification. The question is based in ideas about Jewish personhood which have cultural, religious, genealogical, and personal dimensions. The definition of who is a Jew varies according to whether it is being considered by Jews based on normative religious statutes or self-identification, or by non-Jews for other reasons. Because Jewish identity can include characteristics of an ethnicity,[1] a religion,[2] or conversion, the definition depends on many aspects that must be considered.[3]

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_is_a_Jew%3F

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    • “A latest DNA study solves the long standing controversy regarding the origin of Europe’s Ashkenazi Jew” Thus:
      ‌”This suggests that…” – “may indeed have..” – “they seem to have..” ““….This suggests that” {again} – etc, etc, etc.

      But as is said, the Khazarian genesis of Ashkenazi is “definitively debunked”.
      Which certainly depends on your definition of ‘definitively’ – as maybe yes, maybe no, but certainly maybe.
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      • Ashkenaz Etymology
        “Just as Greek authors sometimes called the little-known peoples of the North ‘Scythians’ and other times ‘Sarmatians’, the Jews from the South (the Mediterranean and Middle East) said ‘Ashkenaz’ meaning the peoples of the North (i.e., Khazaria). The Assyrian name a-sh-k-z, pronounced as ‘Ashkuz’, later came to read erroneously as ‘Ashkenaz’, mistaking the inserted Hebrew vowel ו, pronounced as u, for the Hebrew consonant נ, pronounced as n.[28] Hence, the theory presupposes a scribal confusion between נ/ו (waw/nun), creating A-shkenaz from a-Shkuz.[29] In Jeremiah 51:27, Ashkenaz figures as one of three kingdoms in the far north, the others being Minni and Ararat, perhaps corresponding to Urartu, called on by God to resist Babylon.” ~Wiki
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      • These further studies, which I was not aware of, are helping me stand back for a second, and third look at this issue. I have been dubious of the DNA studies for some time, but the more that come available the more convincing they are.
        This one in particular, which actually studied the people of the Caucuses is quite compelling:

        http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1040&context=humbiol_preprints

        “No particular similarity of Ashkenazi Jews with populations from the Caucasus is
        evident, particularly with the populations that most closely represent the Khazar region. Thus, analysis of Ashkenazi Jews together with a large sample from the region of the Khazar Khaganate corroborates the earlier results that Ashkenazi Jews derive their ancestry primarily from populations of the Middle East and Europe, that they possess considerable shared ancestry with other Jewish populations, and that there is no indication of a significant genetic contribution either from within or from north of the Caucasus region.

        Aware of uncertainties in the historical scholarship, genomic studies have also attempted to address the potential Khazar contribution to Ashkenazi Jewish population, facing the fundamental problem that no contemporary population is identified, either by self-identification or by historians, as Khazars or Khazar descendants. For example, Behar et al. (Behar and others, 2003) suggested that a specific R1a1 Y-chromosomal lineage, comprising 50% of the Ashkenazi Levites and observable in non-Jewish eastern Europeans, could represent either a European contribution or a trace of the lost Khazars. […] However, although no gross signal of Caucasus ancestry has been apparent, it is noteworthy that all of the major genetic studies were able to base their conclusions only on a limited representation of the Caucasus region thereby leaving open the possibility that such a signal might be detectable in a larger Caucasus sample.
        […] Our study is the first to integrate genomic data spanning the Khazar region together with a large collection of Jewish samples. With the inclusion of the new data from the region of the Khazar Khaganate, each of a series of approaches, including principal components analysis (PCA), spatial ancestry analysis (SPA), Bayesian clustering analysis, and analyses of genetic distance and identity-by-descent sharing continues to support the view that Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry derives from the Middle East and Europe, and not from the Caucasus region.”

        Citation: Behar, Doron M.; Metspalu, Mait; Baran, Yael; Kopelman, Naama M.; Yunusbayev, Bayazit; Gladstein, Ariella; Tzur, Shay; Sahakyan, Havhannes; Bahmanimehr, Ardeshir; Yepiskoposyan, Levon; Tambets, Kristiina; Khusnutdinova, Elza K.; Kusniarevich, Aljona; Balanovsky, Oleg; Balanovsky, Elena; Kovacevic, Lejla; Marjanovic, Damir; Mihailov, Evelin; Kouvatsi, Anastasia; Traintaphyllidis, Costas; King, Roy J.; Semino, Ornella; Torroni, Antonio; Hammer, Michael F.; Metspalu, Ene; Skorecki, Karl; Rosset, Saharon; Halperin, Eran; Villems, Richard; and Rosenberg, Noah A., “No Evidence from Genome-Wide Data of a Khazar Origin for the
        Ashkenazi Jews” (2013). Human Biology Open Access Pre-Print
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  90. http://conspiracypsychology.com/2013/01/17/alex-jones-and-the-monological-belief-system/comment-page-1/#comment-4574

    I am beginning to understand how huge this Anti-Conspiracy Industry has become. This is big business and has obviously had a lot of funding.

    “On his Infowars.com website, Jones headlines his page with “Because There Is a War on for Your Mind.” True enough, which is why science and reason must always prevail over fear and irrationality, and conspiracy mongering traffics in the latter at the expense of the former.”~Nameless blogger at:
    http://theageofblasphemy.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/conspiracy-contradictions-and-the-monological-belief-system/

    “conspiracy mongering” … now that is a new one for me. It must mean that “conspiracists” are in someway as dangerous to world peace as war-mongers. I mean after all ‘science and reason’ are imperiled. Call out the Thought Police!!
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  91. *Conspiracist ideation
    *Monological belief system: a self-sustaining worldview comprised of a network of mutually supportive beliefs.
    *The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories and the Conspiracy of Psychology Theories

    We have had an exponential expansion of Newspeak jargon after the events of 9/11.
    An obviously well funded campaign spearheaded by Cass Sunstein, building on the earlier CIA conspiracy to promote “Conspiracy Theory” as a meme to be denigrated back in the late 1960’s. We are seeing the creation of the Ministry of Truth in it’s 21st century manifestation.
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  92. Lets face it, we over here are on the fringe of society. To think that this study group looking at “conspiracy theory” lumps all of us into one mold. Suggests a predetermination to discredit any kind of disparate world view as to what is acceptable from mainstream mind manipulation.
    Does a conspiracy exist? Of course it does, all one has to do is look at the western hegemony and what controls it out of view to most in the simple fact by an over complication of its very mechanics.
    For too many, it’s been orchestrated to be just beyond intellectual comprehension.
    In the acknowledgement of 9/11 and many other events as a study of surface indicators of something monstrous hidden below. The progenitors of this skewed study present themselves as nothing more than gatekeepers of a corrupt paradigm with idiots like “Killer Skeptitard” their troglodyte foot soldiers stepping up to the plate to defend their own personal intellectual shortcomings.
    You want to see a real conspiracy in action. Study the banking system. Usury is a crime by the very definition of the word. That’s what brought me over to this side, their actions in the broad sense makes seeing the events of 9/11, the Oklahoma bombing and many other events nothing more than a given. They hide and manipulate by their guile & gall in creating incredulous acts to stun the general populous to maintain their yoke on us. Money is a clever form of slavery crafted back into prehistory.
    If that doesn’t piss you off, artiste’ to you “chump”.

    • Yes Veri, it all boils down to usury and the deeply hidden machination of the power elite that use it as their main tool of manipulation.

      Again, the entire agenda is spelled out in the Protocols. And what are they? They are so taboo that the mere mention of them causes grown academics to cry and the average person to piss in their boots.

      The boast of ruling the world through the power of gold is one of the first lessons of the Protocols.

      And think of it, who are these current young necromancers in league with? They are a coven of postmodern shamans housed at Goldsmiths, University of London. And you and I who are well versed in the history of usury and the fractional reserve scam know exactly who and what the “Goldsmiths” were. These young propagandist are forged in Mordor just like the Ring of Power itself.
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  93. ‘Robert F Kennedy Jr and vaccines : How even the brightest can fall victim to conspiracy thinking’ – by Christopher Thresher-Andrews

    Christopher is a PhD Researcher and Visiting Tutor for the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London, studying conspiracy belief and persecutory delusions. The aim of his research is to explore possible psychopathological links to conspiracy belief, and also to place conspiracy theories into a wider political and social context.

    http://conspiracypsychology.com/2013/06/14/robert-f-kennedy-jr-and-vaccines-how-even-the-brightest-can-fall-victim-to-conspiracy-thinking/comment-page-1/#comment-4599

    Figures don’t lie but liars often figure…
    You can find statistics to prove just about anything you want. Even “possible psychopathological links to conspiracy belief.”

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  94. http://conspiracypsychology.com/2013/05/12/measuring-belief-in-conspiracy-theories/
    August 18, 2014 at 6:14 pm
    Anyway, this article is about as useful as a bikini in Antarctica.

    I have some advice for those who want to frame “Conspiracy Theory” as a mental disease; You had damned well better know the facts of the conspiracies throughout history that have been proven beyond reasonable doubt.

    The topic must also be understood from a systemic analysis. Otherwise there is nothing of substance behind the ‘psychological theories’ being put forth. Cass Sunstein has had his pants yanked down in public, displaying his micro-penis, that is; the lack of any substance whatsoever in his quack nonsense.

    Unless this agenda to frame Conspiracy Theory as a form of psychosis is successful in creating legislation criminalizing such thought, and we end up with show trials akin to the absurdities in the Soviet Union under the tutelage of Beria: Those who promote this fraudulent nonsense under the banner of “science” will remain liable the judgment of the rational analysis of an awakened public. Those who throw their lot against the side of truth can never survive the long run.
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  95. Abandon TV says — December 17, 2012 at 11:36 am
    http://conspiracypsychology.com/2012/12/15/conspiracy-theorising-in-the-wake-of-newtown-shooting/comment-page-1/#comment-42

    This is one of the best critiques of ‘anti-conspiracist’ mindset I have ever read.

    -“Just presenting the bare FACTS about 9/11 (the physical evidence) without ANY conspiracy theorising at all is enough to rule out every official and alternative conspiracy theory going (jet fuel, thermite, mini nukes, collapses, controlled demolitions – you name it!)”
    ~Abandon TV

    The above paragraph is the only one I disagree with in the commentary I praise by, ‘Abandon TV’. In my view the “bare FACTS about 9/11 (the physical evidence)” proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the WTC was destroyed by controlled demolition. And thermite arson is part of the physical evidence at hand proving such.

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  96. http://www.globalresearch.ca/isis-is-americas-new-terror-brand-endless-propaganda-fuels-war-on-terror/5398675
    “As the United States and world approach the thirteenth anniversary of the most momentous false flag in modern history, the American public would be well-served to remind itself that ISIS is the new Al Qaeda—in other words, the new pretext that will in all likelihood be used by to take police state measures at home and military aggression abroad to new, perhaps unprecedented, levels.

    With the above in mind, it is telling that one of the US government’s greatest fears isn’t ISIS at all. “The FBI’s most recent threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats,” the Washington Free Beacon reports, “despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans.”

    Instead, the nation’s foremost law enforcement agency is preoccupied with what it deems “domestic extremism” exhibited by its own subjects.[7] A primary manifestation of such “extremism” is possessing the curiosity to discern and seek out truths and information amidst the barrage of manipulated symbols the government and corporate-controlled media use to undermine a potentially informed public.”~James Tracy
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    http://www.globalresearch.ca/vanishing-airliners-isis-and-911-timing-is-crucial-in-politics/5399234
    “Timing is crucial in politics.

    Therefore, when events transpire, they can often be as important as what transpires. This article discusses reasons as to why the timing of certain very recent events pertaining to vanishing aircraft and ISIS is highly suspicious.

    The very trustworthy MSM has just informed us that 11 commercial jet airliners vanished two weeks ago from an airport in Tripoli, Libya. Evidently, U.S. intelligence has just gotten around to informing citizens of the event. A couple of observations should be made before we get to the discussion of timing. It is a fact that nanosatellite technology with “night vision” capability has been available, and even publicly discussed, since as early as 1997. Furthermore, the National Reconnaissance Office, which spawns these devices, recently assigned a mission patch proclaiming that “Nothing is Beyond Our Reach” to a 2013 payload containing “Government Experimental Multi-Satellite” objects.”~Jason Kissner
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    If we put this article together with the James Tracy article just above, I think we have a situation worth watching.
    The analysis so far seems to be might be a dramatic event – not in the US, but overseas perhaps Middle East, but possibly in Europe…???

    This would be a pretext for not only pursuing ISIS with all due force, but a further tighting of the Homeland Security State.
    The thinking is 9/11 as a symbolic redux.

    Maybe yes – Maybe no – But certainly Maybe.~ww
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    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/09/02/report-nearly-a-dozen-commercial-airliners-missing-ahead-of-911-anniversary-after-islamists-overrun-libyan-airport/
    “Leading up to the somber anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, there are fresh fears of possible 9/11-style attacks taking place across North Africa as radical Islamist groups in Libya have reportedly seized nearly a dozen commercial airliners in the last month.

    While counterterrorism officials are reportedly concerned that the missing jetliners could be used by terrorists to carry out deadly attacks, the timing of the theft is also setting off alarms. The concern is that radical Islamist groups will use the planes to mark the anniversary of the deadly 9/11 attacks, according to alleged intelligence reports disseminated within the U.S. government.”

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  97. Whether this ISIS/11 Airliners tale is legend building for a possible false flag, or a color code type Red Alert as a strategy of tension leading up to 9/11 is a question: But it is critical to grasp that the military is involved in leaking word of “alleged intelligence reports disseminated within the U.S. government.”

    Either way with this PR floating, a tightening of “security procedures” is seemingly justified. If an actual event takes place, that will be many fold worse. This is especially so if the Intel community has planted ISIS patsies throughout the United States and staged sweeps discover them in one of the state’s infamous burlesque theaters.

    Then again it could all remain very subtle as the continuing low intensity warfare.
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  98. A little more gas to the fire

    SOURCE: CONSORTIUM NEWS

    Given the very high stakes of a nuclear confrontation with Russia, some analysts wonder what’s the real motive for taking this extraordinary risk over Ukraine. Is it about natural gas, protection of the U.S. dollar’s dominance, or an outgrowth of neocon extremism, asks Robert Parry.

    BY ROBERT PARRY

    A senior U.S. diplomat told me recently that if Russia were to occupy all of Ukraine and even neighboring Belarus that there would be zero impact on U.S. national interests. The diplomat wasn’t advocating that, of course, but was noting the curious reality that Official Washington’s current war hysteria over Ukraine doesn’t connect to genuine security concerns.

    So why has so much of the Washington Establishment – from prominent government officials to all the major media pundits – devoted so much time this past year to pounding their chests over the need to confront Russia regarding Ukraine? Who is benefiting from this eminently avoidable – yet extremely dangerous – crisis? What’s driving the madness?

    Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland, speaking to Ukrainian and other business leaders at the National Press Club in Washington on Dec. 13, 2013, at a meeting sponsored by Chevron.
    Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland, speaking to Ukrainian and other business leaders at the National Press Club in Washington on Dec. 13, 2013, at a meeting sponsored by Chevron.

    Of course, Washington’s conventional wisdom is that America only wants “democracy” for the people of Ukraine and that Russian President Vladimir Putin provoked this confrontation as part of an imperialist design to reclaim Russian territory lost during the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. But that “group think” doesn’t withstand examination. [See Consortiumnews.com’s “Who’s Telling the Big Lie on Ukraine?”]

    The Ukraine crisis was provoked not by Putin but by a combination of the European Union’s reckless move to expand its influence eastward and the machinations of U.S. neoconservatives who were angered by Putin’s collaboration with President Barack Obama to tamp down confrontations in Syria and Iran, two neocon targets for “regime change.”

    Plus, if “democracy promotion” were the real motive, there were obviously better ways to achieve it. Democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych pledged on Feb. 21 – in an agreement guaranteed by three European nations – to surrender much of his power and hold early elections so he could be voted out of office if the people wanted.

    However, on Feb. 22, the agreement was brushed aside as neo-Nazi militias stormed presidential buildings and forced Yanukovych and other officials to flee for their lives. Rather than stand behind the Feb. 21 arrangement, the U.S. State Department quickly endorsed the coup regime that emerged as “legitimate” and the mainstream U.S. press dutifully demonized Yanukovych by noting, for instance, that a house being built for him had a pricy sauna.

    The key role of the neo-Nazis, who were given several ministries in recognition of their importance to the putsch, was studiously ignored or immediately forgotten by all the big U.S. news outlets. [See Consortiumnews.com’s “Ukraine’s ‘Dr. Strangelove’ Reality.”]

    So, it’s hard for any rational person to swallow the official line that the U.S. interest in the spiraling catastrophe of Ukraine, now including thousands of ethnic Russians killed by the coup regime’s brutal “anti-terrorist operation,” was either to stop Putin’s imperial designs or to bring “democracy” to the Ukrainians.

    That skepticism – combined with the extraordinary danger of stoking a hot war on the border of nuclear-armed Russia – has caused many observers to search for more strategic explanations behind the crisis, such as the West’s desires to “frack” eastern Ukraine for shale gas or the American determination to protect the dollar as the world’s currency.

    Thermo-Nuclear War Anyone?

    The thinking is that when the potential cost of such an adventure, i.e. thermo-nuclear warfare that could end all life on the planet, is so high, the motivation must be commensurate. And there is logic behind that thinking although it’s hard to conceive what financial payoff is big enough to risk wiping out all humanity including the people on Wall Street.

    But sometimes gambles are made with the assumption that lots of money can be pocketed before cooler heads intervene to prevent total devastation — or even the more immediate risk that the Ukraine crisis will pitch Europe into a triple-dip recession that could destabilize the fragile U.S. economy, too.

    In the Ukraine case, the temptation has been to think that Moscow – hit with escalating economic sanctions – will back down even as the EU and U.S. energy interests seize control of eastern Ukraine’s energy reserves. The fracking could mean both a financial bonanza to investors and an end to Russia’s dominance of the natural gas supplies feeding central and eastern Europe. So the economic and geopolitical payoff could be substantial.

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Ukraine has Europe’s third-largest shale gas reserves at 42 trillion cubic feet, an inviting target especially since other European nations, such as Britain, Poland, France and Bulgaria, have resisted fracking technology because of environmental concerns. An economically supine Ukraine would presumably be less able to say no. [See Consortiumnews.com’s “Beneath the Ukraine Crisis: Shale Gas.”]

    Further supporting the “natural gas motive” is the fact that it was Vice President Joe Biden who demanded that President Yanukovych pull back his police on Feb. 21, a move that opened the way for the neo-Nazi militias and the U.S.-backed coup. Then, just three months later, Ukraine’s largest private gas firm, Burisma Holdings, appointed Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, to its board of directors.

    While that might strike some of you as a serious conflict of interest, even vocal advocates for ethics in government lost their voices amid Washington’s near-universal applause for the ouster of Yanukovych and warm affection for the coup regime in Kiev.

    For instance, Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, dismissed the idea that Hunter Biden’s new job should raise eyebrows, telling Reuters: “It can’t be that because your dad is the vice president, you can’t do anything,”

    Who Is Behind Burisma?

    Soon, Burisma – a shadowy Cyprus-based company – was lining up well-connected lobbyists, some with ties to Secretary of State John Kerry, including Kerry’s former Senate chief of staff David Leiter, according to lobbying disclosures.

    As Time magazine reported, “Leiter’s involvement in the firm rounds out a power-packed team of politically-connected Americans that also includes a second new board member, Devon Archer, a Democratic bundler and former adviser to John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. Both Archer and Hunter Biden have worked as business partners with Kerry’s son-in-law, Christopher Heinz, the founding partner of Rosemont Capital, a private-equity company.”

    According to investigative journalism in Ukraine, the ownership of Burisma has been traced to Privat Bank, which is controlled by the thuggish billionaire oligarch Ihor Kolomoysky, who was appointed by the coup regime to be governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, a south-central province of Ukraine. Kolomoysky also has been associated with the financing of brutal paramilitary forces killing ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine.

    Also, regarding this energy motive, it shouldn’t be forgotten that on Dec. 13, 2013, when neocon Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland reminded Ukrainian business leaders that the United States had invested $5 billion in their “European aspirations,” she was at a conference sponsored by Chevron. She even stood next to the company’s logo.

    So, clearly energy resources and the billions of dollars that go with them should be factored in when trying to solve the mystery of why Official Washington has gone so berserk about a confrontation with Russia that boils down to whether ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine should be allowed some measure of autonomy or be put firmly under the thumb of U.S.-friendly authorities in Kiev.

    There’s also the issue of Russia’s interest in exploring with China and other emerging economies the possibility of escaping the financial hegemony of the U.S. dollar, a move that could seriously threaten American economic dominance. According to this line of thinking, the U.S. and its close allies need to bring Moscow to its geopolitical knees – where it was under the late Boris Yeltsin – to stop any experimentation with other currencies for global trade.

    Again, the advocates for this theory have a point. Protecting the Mighty Dollar is of utmost importance to Wall Street. The financial cataclysm of a potential ouster of the U.S. dollar as the world’s benchmark currency might understandably prompt some powerful people to play a dangerous game of chicken with nuclear-armed Russia.

    It’s also a truism that every major international confrontation has multiple drivers. Think back on the motives behind the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Among a variety of factors were Vice President Dick Cheney’s lust for oil, President George W. Bush’s psychological rivalry with his father, and the neocons’ interest in orchestrating “regime change” in countries considered hostile to Israel. [See Consortiumnews.com’s “The Mysterious Why of the Iraq War.”]

    There are also other reasons to disdain Putin, from his bare-chested horseback riding to his retrograde policies on gay rights. But he is no Stalin and surely no Hitler.

    The Neocons’ ‘Samson Option’

    So, while it’s reasonable to see multiple motives behind the brinksmanship with Russia over Ukraine, the sheer recklessness of the confrontation has, to me, the feel of an ideology or an “ism,” where people are ready to risk it all for some larger vision that is central to their being.

    That is why I have long considered the Ukraine crisis to be an outgrowth of the neoconservative obsession with Israel’s interests in the Middle East.

    Not only did key neocons – the likes of Assistant Secretary Nuland and Sen. John McCain – put themselves at the center of the coup plotting last winter but the neocons had an overriding motive: they wanted to destroy the behind-the-scenes collaboration between President Obama and President Putin who had worked together to avert a U.S. bombing campaign against the Syrian government a year ago and then advanced negotiations with Iran over limiting but not eliminating its nuclear program.

    Those Obama-Putin diplomatic initiatives frustrated the desires of Israeli officials and the neocons to engineer “regime change” in those two countries. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu even believed that bombing Iran’s nuclear plants was an “existential” necessity.

    Further, there was the possibility that an expansion of the Obama-Putin cooperation could have supplanted Israel’s powerful position as a key arbiter of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Thus, the Obama-Putin relationship had to be blown up – and the Ukraine crisis was the perfect explosive for the destruction. [See Consortiumnews.com’s “Why Neocons Seek to Destabilize Russia.”]

    Though I’m told that Obama now understands how the neocons and other hardliners outmaneuvered him over Ukraine, he has felt compelled to join in Official Washington’s endless Putin-bashing, causing a furious Putin to make clear that he cannot be counted on to assist Obama on tricky foreign policy predicaments like Syria and Iran.

    As I wrote last April, “There is a ‘little-old-lady-who-swallowed-the-fly’ quality to neocon thinking. When one of their schemes goes bad, they simply move to a bigger, more dangerous scheme. If the Palestinians and Lebanon’s Hezbollah persist in annoying you and troubling Israel, you target their sponsors with ‘regime change’ – in Iraq, Syria and Iran. If your ‘regime change’ in Iraq goes badly, you escalate the subversion of Syria and the bankrupting of Iran.

    “Just when you think you’ve cornered President Barack Obama into a massive bombing campaign against Syria – with a possible follow-on war against Iran – Putin steps in to give Obama a peaceful path out, getting Syria to surrender its chemical weapons and Iran to agree to constraints on its nuclear program. So, this Obama-Putin collaboration has become your new threat. That means you take aim at Ukraine, knowing its sensitivity to Russia.

    “You support an uprising against elected President Viktor Yanukovych, even though neo-Nazi militias are needed to accomplish the actual coup. You get the U.S. State Department to immediately recognize the coup regime although it disenfranchises many people of eastern and southern Ukraine, where Yanukovych had his political base.

    “When Putin steps in to protect the interests of those ethnic Russian populations and supports the secession of Crimea (endorsed by 96 percent of voters in a hastily called referendum), your target shifts again. Though you’ve succeeded in your plan to drive a wedge between Obama and Putin, Putin’s resistance to your Ukraine plans makes him the next focus of ‘regime change.’

    “Your many friends in the mainstream U.S. news media begin to relentlessly demonize Putin with a propaganda barrage that would do a totalitarian state proud. The anti-Putin ‘group think’ is near total and any accusation – regardless of the absence of facts – is fine.”

    Yet, by risking a potential nuclear confrontation with Russia — the equivalent of the old lady swallowing a horse – the neocons have moved beyond what can be described in a children’s ditty. It has become more like a global version of Israel’s “Samson Option,” the readiness to use nuclear weapons in a self-destructive commitment to eliminate your enemies whatever the cost to yourself.

    But what is particularly shocking in this case is how virtually everyone in U.S. officialdom – and across the mainstream media spectrum – has bought into this madness.

  99. History reveals that the letter “J” did not exist about 500 years ago.
    The first English-language book to make a clear distinction between I and J was published in 1634 (Ref). Its use in the English alphabet followed.
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    AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF KHAZARIA
    http://www.khazaria.com/khazar-history.html

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  100. cluster illusion
    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Clustering_illusion

    apophenia
    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Apophenia
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    These are two Orwellian ‘anti-conspiracist’ terms, opposed to the common sense terms; “pattern recognition”, and “connecting the dots”.

    They are used as propaganda to denigrate those who are capable of seeing and recognizing pattern, which in forensic science is called Modus Operande.
    It is Newspeak and propagated by those who use the misnomer of “rational skeptics” to describe themselves and their psuedoscientific blather.
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  101. http://www.skepdic.com/ticriticalthinking.html

    “The belief that a handful of unexplained anomalies can undermine a well-established theory lies at the heart of all conspiratorial thinking…and is easily refuted by noting that beliefs and theories are not built on single facts alone, but on a convergence of evidence from multiple lines of inquiry. All of the “evidence” for a 9/11 conspiracy falls under the rubric of this fallacy.” ~Michael Shermer

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  102. http://skepdic.com/911conspiracy.html

    “What Richard Morrock said of Griffin seems to apply equally well to Sheen’s and other conspiracy buffs’ comments:

    His approach consists of asking disturbing questions, ignoring the actual evidence, speculating about the possible answers, assuming the worst-case scenario, and then drawing up his indictment of the administration based on his assumptions, even where they are in flagrant contradiction to widely-known facts.”~Michael Shermer

    “If this Administration were bent on terrorizing its people into accepting its march toward world domination, wouldn’t it have dropped a dirty bomb on California by now instead of pushing on with its ill-formed policies in Iraq?”~Ibid

    The second proposition from Shermer is supposed to be ‘critical thinking’?
    First; it ignores the systemic nature of the Homeland Security State, in speaking to “this Administration”, which as can be seen now in 2014 under a new supposedly ‘different type’ of administration the march toward world domination has in no way decreased but has increased exponentially.
    Secondly, it ignores the fate accomplished, of the policy moving forward and the continued propagated apathy of the US population.

    Of course the first quotation from Richard Morrock is so utterly absurd as to need no comment here, other than pointing out that anyone who can believe that those towers could simply fall through themselves is a brainwashed idiot.
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  103. http://911research.wtc7.net/cache/wtc/arch/wtc_elevator_renovation.pdf

    Ace Elevator was renovating the elevator systems in the WTC towers, up to the very day that the buildings were demolished.
    This cached March 2001 article in the trade magazine Elevator World, gives some of the details.

    http://911blogger.com/news/2011-06-16/nyc-dept-buildings-no-records-pre-911-wtc-elevator-rebuild-one-largest-most-sophisticated-ever

    A cover-up of this fact of the work being done in the elevator shafts in the year and a half prior to the events of 9/11 is revealed in that NYC Department of Buildings claims there are no records of this elevator upgrade.
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  104. And the insanity ramps up whilst the bread and circus crowd is distracted by beer and baseball. Ask most the stats of the game, they can quote facts of the game back years. Ask them what’s going on on the planet and present fact contrary to what they’ve been fed via MSM. Feel the wrath of cognitive dissonance for raining on their parade.
    Where skepticism becomes an illness not identified as such by the very ones that sparked the debate on this thread.

    Friday, September 5, 2014
    Talk Of Nuclear War Over Ukraine Beginning To Surface In Mainstream Media

    Brandon Turbeville
    Activist Post

    Until now, the talk of nuclear warfare between the United States and Russia has been confined to prescient and observant researchers largely operating within the alternative media. Western media outlets, while attempting to Portray Putin as the new Hitler and Russia as a provocateur, still attempt to paint a picture of a winnable confrontation between the two superpowers. Indeed, Western media outlets along with opportunistic politicians are attempting to nurture anti-Russian sentiment amongst the American people who, unfortunately, have no real sense of the consequences of military action.

    Thus, when researchers warn of the dangers of nuclear war, Americans are conditioned to ignore these warnings. Nuclear war would never happen, they think. The powers-that-be would never allow it. Only conspiracy theorists and paranoids would concern themselves with the possibility that major leaders might actually ignite the world in a nuclear holocaust.

    Unfortunately, such an outlook on the current state of geopolitics is simply naive.

    Following the recent statements from Russian General Yury Yakubov regarding his desire to see Russian military nuclear policy restructured to allow for pre-emptive use of nuclear weapons against the U.S. and NATO, the former President of Poland, Lech Walesa, has also uttered the “N word,” in the mainstream press.

    When asked whether or not he thought the European Union should send weapons to Western-backed fascists in Kiev, Walesa wisely stated that such a move was a bad idea. “It could lead to a nuclear war,” he said.

    One of the few public figures to inject some level of sanity into the mainstream international discussion over Ukraine, Walesa also stated, “The EU is well aware that Russia has nuclear weapons. NATO has them too. Must we then destroy each other?”

    Walesa’s fears are very real. As mentioned above, Russian General Yakubov recently stated his desire to see the Russian military doctrine revised so as to allow for the pre-emptive use of nuclear weapons. Yakubov stated,
    First and foremost, the likely enemy of Russia should be clearly identified in this strategic document, something absent from the 2010 military doctrine. In my view, our primary enemy is the U.S. and the North Atlantic bloc.

    […]

    In addition, it is necessary to hash out the conditions under which Russia could carry out a preemptive strike with the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces.
    Of course, the truth is that the United States and NATO are the primary enemies of Russia. Indeed, the entire Ukrainian crisis is the handiwork of NATO and the US since the two are responsible for creating, sponsoring, and directing the Euromaidan movement that overthrow the elected government of Ukraine and installed fascists, Nazis, puppets, and central bankers in its place.

    Even as Vladmir Putin has managed to secure a fragile ceasefire in Ukraine, the United States and NATO have responded in a typical provocative fashion that reveals their true intentions regarding Ukraine.

    Only hours after the ceasefire was announced, NATO and the United States announced that dynamic duo of destabilization was going ahead with planned military exercises in Western Ukraine that will see approximately 1,000 troops posted on Ukrainian soil.

    Shortly ahead of the NATO meeting, Barack Obama stated from Estonia “that the U.S. and NATO would not allow a foreign country to encroach on its friends. He said this after blaming Moscow for the political turmoil in Ukraine. He was a hair away from saying that the U.S. would protect Ukraine from a Russian military attack.

    If the NATO exercises were not enough to inflame tensions in the fragile country, four NATO warships are also set to enter the Black Sea this week. USS Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, French Commandant Birot, Canadian HMCS Toronto, a Halifax-class frigate, and Spanish frigate Almirante Juan de Borbon are all set to enter the Black Sea before September 7.

    Regardless of the realities of the situation, however, the American people are falling prey to the propaganda of the mainstream media and Western oligarchs who present Russia as the new Nazi Germany and seek to stir up nationalistic fervor and synthetic patriotism for the purposes of motivating the general public into supporting a confrontation between two nuclear powers. Fueled by years of television and Hollywood production, Americans are entirely insulated in terms of the consequences of such a confrontation.

    For far too long, Americans have envisaged war as something America does to other people far away.

    The reality is that, if the American people do not wise up and see past the propaganda being fed to them on a daily basis, they may soon find out that war is a two-way street

    • Thanks Veri,

      Brandon Turbeville as always is a straight shooter and hits the target’s bullseye.

      Amerika and NATO are dancing us to the very edge of the abyss. At any point in this delicate fools game the slightest miscalculation could see a tit for tat escalation going literally ballistic.
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  105. What is your intent in calling Jenn a ‘cockroach’ Killerguy? Obviously it is used to negate her character, hoping that such makes her arguments appear ineffective. It is a form of ad hominem whether you want to admit it or not. You like many, learn the basics of ‘critical thinking’ by rote, but do not grasp the underlying philosophy of the nomenclature, nor the subtlety of the rhetoric involved. You are making an “argument against the man” to defame your opponent in an attempt to dismiss their argument. It is in fact one of your constant tactics of argumentation. It is also a diversionary tactic to draw the argument away from the actual substance of the issues under discussion. You do this on practically every thread here, attacking “conspiracists” themselves as people. That is what this whole “Psychology of Conspiracy Theory” is about in a nutshell, the attempt to defame anyone who actually approaches the official narratives given by so-called authorities in a critical and forensic manner.

    The entire foundation of this so-called “psychology” is based on an agenda of defamation against a whole vaguely defined group using the slur of “conspiracist” – and THAT is WHOLESALE AD HOMINEM.

    It is argument against the person and their “mindset” and not against any specific arguments or ‘conspiracies’ that they are concerned with, and that is a classical definition of an ad hominem argument.

    And that is why this whole field of ‘psychology’ is fraudulent pseudoscience. And that is why you are nothing but an ignorant shill PR hack.
    Let the echoes of that bounce around in the halls of your empty skull for awhile.
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    http://conspiracypsychology.com/2014/01/17/should-conspiracy-theory-research-inform-public-policy/comment-page-1/#comment-4646

    • The purpose of countering propaganda is not to convince the propagandist and change his mind, it is to lay bare the techniques and agenda of such propaganda to a candid world.
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  106. The Atlantic Alliance’s “Holy War” against the Islamic State (ISIS): NATO’s Role in the Recruitment of Islamic Terrorists

    By Prof Michel Chossudovsky – Global Research, September 05, 2014

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-atlantic-alliances-holy-war-against-the-islamic-state-isis-natos-role-in-the-recruitment-of-islamic-terrorists/5399540

    “What we are dealing with is a criminal agenda under NATO auspices. The evidence amply confirms that the US and Britain in liaison with the Atlantic Alliance have relentlessly supported both the creation as well as development of an Islamic Terror Network which now extends from the Middle East and North Africa into sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia.

    And now Obama and Cameron, whose governments are the architects of the Islamic State, are calling upon the Atlantic Alliance as well all on the governments of the 28 NATO member states to endorse the bombing campaign on Iraq and Syria as part of “counter-terrorism” operation.

    The ISIS brigades are “intelligence assets” supported by US-NATO-Israel. They will not be the object of the bombings. Quite the opposite.

    What is envisaged as part of the propaganda campaign is to use the “threat of the Islamic State” as a pretext and justification to intervene militarily under a “humanitarian” “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) mandate. The civilian population will not be protected. Under this diabolical military-intelligence operation, The Islamic State (ISIS) brigades with Western Special Forces within their ranks are slated to be “protected”.

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  107. The assertion that 9/11 was a psychological operation carried out by the deep state is not a “conspiracy theory”, it is analysis of Open Source Intelligence put in historical context.
    As the article above shows, this is an ongoing situational analysis linking the past expositions made of “Islamic Terrorism” as a subsidiary creation of Western Intelligence {a “cutout”}.

    “Lest we forget, Al Qaeda was at the outset a creation of the CIA. Who is behind the ISIS terrorists? The mainstream media is mum on the subject, despite mountains of evidence that they are creations of the Western military alliance.”~Prof Michel Chossudovsky
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  108. Doesn’t take much of an imagination upon watching this that the same couldn’t have been done from an aircraft line several rows over. Only difference is, that the aircraft in question were larger. Imagine this, with boxcutter carrying Arab terrorist fakes all pumped up like an cheezy 10 dollar inflatable fuck dolls. The incredulous part of this is that the skeptitard crowd probably still believes that nobody would be monstrous enough to conceive of doing that but’ll buy into the bullshit story they’ve been told without questioning it. A sucker born every day.

  109. http://www.channelguidemagblog.com/index.php/2014/09/05/911-anniversary-tv-programming-2014/

    This September 11th will be a big day for the 13th anniversary of the Psyop known as 9/11 – and that Psyop continues with the massive programming this year for television and the TVZombies that buy that bullshit.

    This one should be a real zinger:

    9/11: Science and Conspiracy – Sept. 7 at 3pm on National Geographic Channel. NGC conducts a forensic investigation to test some of the most common conspiracy theories of 9/11 and mysteries surrounding the attacks.

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  110. The important thing is to recognize that so much is nothing but theater, and that the core issue of the panoptic maximum security police state is here and now. And that is the criteria, aspect, and context; the rest is just static and noise.
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  111. The infinity symbol [∞] is called a lemniscate, it’s origin is unknown, it represents a twisted ribbon, or a mobius strip.
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  112. Commercial Influence and the Content of Technical Journals

    ‘Commercial influence and the content of medical journals’
    – by Joel Lexchin, associate professor and Donald W Light, professor

    Summary points

    “Most general and clinical medical journals do not have policies on conflicts of interest for their editors

    Articles published in sponsored journal supplements bring in substantial revenue for the publishers of journals

    Non-profit making doctors’ organisations may receive more revenue from advertising in journals than from members’ fees

    Journals do not seem to be able to survive without advertising

    Articles in medical journals that criticise the drug industry can result in substantial loss of advertising revenue

    Systematic research is needed to determine whether commercial interests influence the decisions of journal editors and owners
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    Publishing medical journals is not a charitable venture, even when the owners are non-profit making medical societies. Considerable financial resources are needed to publish high quality journals, and owners and editors are vulnerable to economic pressures that may threaten the intellectual integrity of their journals. The medical community should objectively and dispassionately investigate whether this concern is a reality.”

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1479665/

    Although the article above focuses on the influence of commercial interests in the medical journal field, the concept is a valid concern for any technical field. I would posit that, “Commercial Influence and the Content of Technical Journals” in general is a necessary and valid consideration in a society driven by a Public Relations Regime, propagating a Corporatist System.

    These concerns should extend to purely ‘academic’ policies as well. Such as the context of periodicals or journals generated by universities that are financed by grants from so-called ‘Non-Profit {tax-exempt} Foundations’. This is especially important considering the history of the establishment of the “Tax-Exempt Foundations”
    See: Reese Committee:

    This is the report of Norman Dodd, who was the Research Director of the United States House of Representatives Reece Committee into the potential un-American …
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/3768227

    The Select Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations and Comparable Organizations was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reece_Committee

    In 1953, Carroll Reece, Congressman from Eastern Tennessee, had his committee begin an investigation into the American Establishment: the Tax-Exempt Foundations.
    http://www.garynorth.com/products/item9.cfm

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    • –“Articles in medical journals that criticise the drug industry can result in substantial loss of advertising revenue”~Joel Lexchin

      Strong Motive: One of the key points of forensic reasoning.

      –“Most general and clinical medical journals do not have policies on conflicts of interest for their editors”~Ibid

      Means and Opportunity: Another key point in forensic reasoning.

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  113. Thirteen years and counting, the 9/11 PSYOP continues unabated with this media propaganda blitz beginning at noon today on the National Geographic Channel [‘Stopping the Second 9/11’ – Sept. 7 at 12pm]

    Continuing with;’Giuliani’s 9/11 – Sept. 7 at 2pm on National Geographic Channel.

    HBO jumps into the fray on Sept. 8 at 9pm with; ‘A GOOD JOB: STORIES OF THE FDNY’

    History Channel joins with; The Day the Towers Fell – Sept. 11 at 7am

    CIA Declassified: “The Real Zero Dark Thirty” – Sept. 11 at 11am on Discovery Channel. With testimony from those directly involved from the start, this program looks at the truth behind the manhunt for Osama Bin Laden.

    The Hunt for Bin Laden – Sept. 11 at 3pm on Smithsonian Channel.
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    For the entire listing see:
    http://www.channelguidemagblog.com/index.php/2014/09/05/911-anniversary-tv-programming-2014/

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    • Previous National Geographic “documentaries” on 9/11:

      National Geographic Channel (NGC) first broadcast its two-hour special misleadingly entitled “9/11: Science and Conspiracy,” on August 31, 2009. NGC, with 67% ownership by Rupert Murdoch, posed as a neutral party explaining both sides in an ongoing dispute. In reality, it manipulated the presentation, doing many subtle and not so subtle things to support the side of the official story.

      In actuality, this so-called documentary was a de facto hit piece, an assault on truth, and obviously skewed in support of the government’s explanation of 9/11 and against “9/11 truth.” Whatever their intentions, the producers failed completely in any supposed attempt at balanced reporting and a fair presentation of both sides of the story.

      The Manipulation Channel

      The first big manipulation was the use of a highly misleading title, suggesting that those supporting the official story represent the scientific viewpoint, while those questioning the official story are merely “conspiracy theorists” who have no science or scientists on their side. The truth is that those supporting the official story were manipulating and those questioning the official story were much more objective in their reasoning.

      Most troubling, NGC used a devious tactic at program’s end against those questioning the official story. These four leaders of the objective side (Dylan Avery, Richard Gage, David Ray Griffin, and Steven Jones) had pointed out shortcomings in the several “experiments” (better called pseudo-scientific demonstrations) sponsored by NGC. According to NGC, these experiments would answer the key questions in the dispute between the two sides, but the 9/11 skeptics were critical of each of the demonstrations, saying that each of them were irrelevant. NGC twisted this criticism of the experiments as evidence that 9/11 skeptics would refuse to accept any experimental results that work against their conclusions — and would do so for that reason alone.

      Please read the remainder of this article at its original source in order to view most recent, updated version.
      http://www.ae911truth.org/info/92

      http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20090907033010563

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  114. http://www.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/916-australian-author-links-newtons-law-to-911.html

    http://www.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/910-a-review-of-chapters-6-a-7-of-september-11-the-new-pearl-harbor.html

    http://www.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/909-why-do-good-people-become-silentor-worseabout-911-part-9-brain-research-part-ii-moral-psychology.html

    http://www.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/896-the-anatomy-of-a-great-deception.html

    http://www.ae911truth.org/en/news-section/41-articles/889-why-do-good-people-become-silentor-worseabout-911-part-7-groupthink.html

    Conforming to folkways and mores is natural, and it can help a society function cohesively and smoothly. There is, however, a threshold at which conforming becomes maladaptive and produces poor decisions. Crossing this threshold leads us into the phenomenon of “groupthink,” first studied by social psychologist Irving L. Janis.

    Groupthink is a maladaptive manifestation of conformity in which the desire for unity by the group members results in an incorrect or deviant decision-making outcome. Groupthink is the proclivity of members of an “in-group” to conform to the prevailing view within this particular group, as well as to apply peer pressure that strongly discourages alternative views from being expressed and evaluated. These dysfunctional dynamics produce an inflated sense of certainty in the decisions of the group, and they often result in irrational and dehumanizing actions by the in-group toward an “out-group.”

    Irving L. Janis, Groupthink: Psychological Studies of Policy Decisions and Fiascoes, 2nd ed. (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1982).

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  115. Empirical Observation of 9/11

    The Three Tall Buildings
    “This is what a building collapse looks like. Even though the pillars of the building have been skillfully severed by explosives – everything of weight is going downwards.

    Newton’s law of universal gravitation states that any two bodies in the universe attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. This is a general physical law derived from empirical observations and was formulated in Newton’s work Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (“the Principia”), first published on 5 July 1687.

    327 years later society, governments and the mainstream media seem to have a problem with Newton.”~Dalia Mae Lachlan

    http://www.awakenyourkids.com/shop.php#!/~/product/category=5653200&id=36978064

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    • The first of the specific objectives of the NIST study was to “Determine why and how WTC 1 and WTC 2 collapsed following the initial impacts of the aircraft and why and how WTC 7 collapsed.” [3] These questions are not answered for simple reasons:

      Incredibly, the progressive collapse of the Twin Towers has been left out of the computer models used: “The global models of the towers extended from several stories below the impact area to the top of the structure.” [4] Thus the structurally intact floors 1-91 of WTC 1 and floors 1-77 of WTC 2 were excluded from the so called “global” models of the towers.

      Correspondingly, the temporal dimension was cut short as well: NIST gave itself the task of finding out “[t]he probable sequence of events from the moment of aircraft impact until the initiation of global building collapse.” [5]

      In other words, “Even without the modeling of the progressive collapse we had to postpone the publication of the reports four times so we just didn’t have time to do that. And besides, the lower parts of the buildings simply did not slow down the collapse, as everyone could see on TV, so why bother?”

      http://911review.com/coverup/nist.html

      [3] http://wtc.nist.gov/pubs/NCSTAR1ExecutiveSummary.pdf (75 kB), p.3

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      • “A Blast from the smallest charge capable of failing the critical column would have resulted in a sound level of 130 dB to 140 dB at a distance of at least half a mile. There were no witness reports of such a loud noise, nor was such a noise heard on the audio tracks of video recordings of the WTC 7 collapse.” NCSTAR 1-A, p xxxii

        This is nonsense; this sentence would only be true if restated: ‘At a level of 130-140 decibels at source, it would be audible at a distance of half a mile.’

        “Intensity and Distance
        • Sounds get quieter (less loud) the further you get from their source
        • Easy to see that in a free field, the power per unit area falls with square of
        the distance
        • Or in decibel terms, falls by 6dB every doubling of distance.

        Summary
        • Objective and subjective scale of sound quantity
        • Sound Pressure Level scale (dBSPL)
        – logarithmic ratio scale
        – with a reference at the threshold of hearing
        – which is convenient, standard, and closer to our perceptions of loudness.”
        http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/courses/spsci/acoustics/lect1-2.pdf
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    • Jaytje,
      It’s clear you don’t understand the definition of “truncated”, which is; “cut off at” “only from this to that portion of a body” etc.

      “The global models of the towers extended from several stories below impact area to the top of the structure. WTC1 was truncated at floor 91,WTC2 was truncated at floor 77.”
      ….
      The so-called “global model” was NOT global. You have it in NIST’s own words.
      ……
      9.3.3 Events Following Collapse Initiation
      “Failure of the south wall in WTC1 and the east wall in WTC2 caused the portion of the building above it to tilt in the direction of the failed wall. The tilting was accompanied by downward movement the story immediately below the stories in which the columns failed was not able to arrest this initial movement as evidenced from several videos from several vantage points.[]
      _________________
      [Note: These assertions are conjecture based on video imagery, it is not drawn from experimentation or modeling. Again this rhetoric is giving the same message as my original quote:

      “They stopped short at what they term; “poised for collapse”

      Thus the following is again assertion based on conjecture as well:
      ……
      “The structure below the level of the collapse initiation offered minimal resistance to the falling building mass at and above the impact zone. the potential energy released by the downward movement of the large building mass far exceeded the capacity of the intact structure below to absorb the energy of deformation.”
      . . . . . . . .
      This assertion is absolutely preposterous when one considers the actual massive intact structure below.
      NIST has not only failed in it’s stated and legally binding mandate to “to explain the global collapse of the World Trade Towers”, but they fudged input data to create the so-called “collapse initiation” which would not cause the failures under normal gravity inputs and were therefore “pushed to extremes” to make sure “failures occurred”. This is explained in full detail in Steven Jones paper:
      Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Completely Collapse …
      http://www.journalof911studies.com/volume/200609/WhyIndeedDidtheWorld...
      “Why Did the World Trade Center Collapse? Simple Analysis,” J. Eng. Mech. 128:2, January 2002.

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  116. El-Kammo,

    Your comment of September 8, 2014 at 8:21 am, is as useless as hearsay. You are an anonymous entity on the web making personal claims that cannot be verified. Why should anyone trust the words of someone who is either a fanatic or a paid stooge?

    No I am not anonymous, I have already once given my true identity here on this thread and will again, I am Willy Whitten, I am a retired cinematic special effects artist and sculptor. I am an autodidact researcher with expertise in many fields. I am especially adept at forensic history and the field of counter intelligence, using open source information.

    You are out of your league here with me bucko. You want to dance with me, you’d better put in a request for assistance from your supervisor.
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    http://gumshoenews.com/2014/08/25/empirical-observation-of-9-11/comment-page-1/#comment-2221

  117. I note on this so-called “Patriots Day” – September 11th; this prescient observation:
    Boswell tells us that Samuel Johnson made this famous pronouncement that “patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” on the evening of April 7, 1775.
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  118. “Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event––like a new Pearl Harbor”

    PNAC, Section V of Rebuilding America’s Defenses (pg.51) -September 2000

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  119. Former Chief of NIST’s Fire Science Division Calls for Independent Review of World Trade Center Investigation

    James Quintiere, Ph.D., former Chief of the Fire Science Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has called for an independent review of NIST’s investigation into the collapses of the World Trade Center Towers on 9/11.

    Dr. Quintiere made his plea during his presentation, “Questions on the WTC Investigations” at the 2007 World Fire Safety Conference. “I wish that there would be a peer review of this,” he said, referring to the NIST investigation. “I think all the records that NIST has assembled should be archived. I would really like to see someone else take a look at what they’ve done; both structurally and from a fire point of view.”

    “I think the official conclusion that NIST arrived at is questionable,” explained Dr. Quintiere. “Let’s look at real alternatives that might have been the cause of the collapse of the World Trade Towers and how that relates to the official cause and what’s the significance of one cause versus another.”

    Dr. Quintiere, one of the world’s leading fire science researchers and safety engineers, also encouraged his audience of fellow researchers and engineers to scientifically re-examine the WTC collapses. “I hope to convince you to perhaps become ‘Conspiracy Theorists’, but in a proper way,” he said.

    “In my opinion, the WTC investigation by NIST falls short of expectations by not definitively finding cause, by not sufficiently linking recommendations of specificity to cause, by not fully invoking all of their authority to seek facts in the investigation, and by the guidance of government lawyers to deter rather than develop fact finding.
    http://www.opednews.com/articles/genera_alan_mil_070820_former_chief_of_nist.htm

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  120. I think it is really tragic that the premier investigative 9/11 blog is silent the week of the 13th anniversary of the event… Craig is missing in action … Whassup???
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    • Been thinking the same… But, perhaps for those of us who never stop thinking about it, this is more a solemn time for rememberence, than a time to write or think about the ugly reality that looks us straight in the eye 13 long years after….

      I might not know him as well as you would, but I’d give Craig the benefit of the doubt.

      • Yea, it is not so much doubt of his intentions or anything like that – it is just real disappointing.

        There are so many angles to approach it from at this point. Just speaking to the deluge of propaganda taking place on mainstream television on the 13th anniversary could be several articles. A rundown on the solidity of the case for 9/11 being a systemic PSYOP. All that we know now that we didn’t in the beginning. The building “ISIS thread” as the same sort of precursor they pumped with al Qaeda…. on and on.

        I think if Craig has an article he will likely publish it on the eleventh – as apropos. [???]
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  121. MENTAL HEALTH

    “It turns out that the phrase “mental health” was invented by psyop specialists, who needed to create an analogy to physical well-being. They needed to, because:

    THERE ARE NO DEFINITIVE LABORATORY TESTS FOR ANY SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDER.

    And along with that:

    ALL SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDERS ARE CONCOCTED, NAMED, LABELED, DESCRIBED, AND CATEGORIZED by a committee of psychiatrists, from menus of human behaviors.

    Their findings are published in periodically updated editions of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), printed by the American Psychiatric Association.

    Of course, pharmaceutical companies, who manufacture highly toxic drugs to treat every one of these “disorders,” are leading the charge to invent more and more mental-health categories, so they can sell more drugs and make more money.

    But we have a mind-boggling twist. Under the radar, one of the great psychiatric stars, who has been out front in inventing mental disorders, went public. He blew the whistle on himself and his colleagues. And for years, almost no one noticed.

    His name is Dr. Allen Frances, and he made VERY interesting statements to Gary Greenberg, author of a Wired article: “Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness.” (Dec.27, 2010).”

    Dr. Allen Frances is the man who, in 1994, headed up the project to write the latest edition of the psychiatric bible, the DSM-IV. This tome defines and labels and describes every official mental disorder. The DSM-IV eventually listed 297 of them.

    “There is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bullshit. I mean, you just can’t define it.”
    ~Dr. Allen Frances

    https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/vaccine-fraud-what-about-psychiatric-fraud-staggering/

  122. Electronic Media Voodoo Ritual

    https://hybridrogue1.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/voodoo-ritual-1/

    https://hybridrogue1.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/voodoo-ritual-2/
    . . . . . . . . . . . .
    Also see:

    “psychologically conditioned, the public will accept the stages of the New World Order as if they were self-evident.”~HG Wells

    “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”

    From ‘Propaganda’ by Edward Bernays

    https://hybridrogue1.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/psyop-theater-v2/

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  123. http://www.brainhealthandpuzzles.com/television_and_brain_function.html

    appliedneurotec.com/neuroscience/effects-of-tv-on-your-brain
    Studies have shown that watching television induces low alpha waves in the human brain. Alpha waves are brainwaves between 8 to 12 HZ. and are commonly …

    http://tvsmarter.wordpress.com/2009/02/21/how-tv-effects-brainwaves/
    “Formal Features” are the camera cuts, pans, zooms, etc. used very frequently in TV and movies. Because these “formal features” are so novel, and different from normal everyday reality, they trigger the brain’s “orienting response”. The “orienting response” is an important brain reflex that alerts us when there is a change in the environment. This “orienting response” is an essential survival mechanism because it forces us to pay attention to any (potentially dangerous) changes in the environment. Because of the involuntary nature of the “orienting response”, another name for it is “involuntary attention”.
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  124. It was the FBI that bombed the World Trade Center in 1993.
    None of this would be known today if it were not for the FBI’s undercover agent Emad Ali Salem taping his conversations with his FBI handlers (unbeknownst to them). Salem thought that the FBI might try to pin it on him so he took measures to protect himself. Indeed, without the FBI the ’93 WTC bombing would never have happened, as it was agent Salem who built the bomb for the would-be Muslim “terrorists.” Salem wanted to use fake ingredients for the “bomb” but the FBI ordered him to make a real one. When the making of the bomb was complete Salem told the FBI that they could now arrest the would-be terrorists, but the FBI refused to stop the bombing. After agent Salem went public with his tapes in a news conference the FBI found it necessary to pay him over a million dollars to shut him up.

    For more on the above, see the below New York Times articles:

    “Tapes Depict Proposal to Thwart Bomb Used in Trade Center Blast,” Ralph Blumenthal, New York Times, October 28, 1993, Section A, pg. 1, Column 4;

    “Tapes in Bombing Plot Show Informer and F.B.I. at Odds,” Ralph Blumenthal, New York Times, October 27, 1993, Section A, pg. 1, Column 4:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3b3c830e34de.htm
    http://stateterror.web1000.com/fbi-bombed-wtc-new-york-times.html

    Also see the below article:

    “Who Bombed The World Trade Center? FBI Bomb Builders Exposed,” Paul DeRienzo, Frank Morales and Chris Flash, The Shadow, October 1994/January 1995 Issue:

    http://pdr.autono.net/WhoBombedWTC.html
    http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=5760.0;wap2

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  125. [audio src="http://nwo.media.xs2.net/tape/emad%20salem.mp3" /]
    http://stateterror.web1000.com/emad-salem.mp3 (Backup copy.)

    The above clip is an excerpt from the below longer clip:

    [audio src="http://nwo.media.xs2.net/tape/SalemWBAI.mp3" /]
    http://stateterror.web1000.com/SalemWBAI.mp3 (Backup copy.)

    The above clips are from a broadcast on WBAI Radio in the city of New York which aired this taped conversation between Emad A. Salem and FBI Special Agent John Anticev.

    In this audio recording of Emad A. Salem in conversation with one of his FBI handlers, Special Agent John Anticev (recorded unbeknownst to him), Salem admits a number of times to building, with the supervision of the FBI and the District Attorney of New York, the bomb that exploded in the North Tower (Tower One) of the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993. FBI Special Agent John Anticev doesn’t disagree with Salem’s account of the event, and indeed Anticev admits in the recording that Salem has only ever told him and the FBI the truth.

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    • There can be no controversy to the fact that Silverstein suggested to “pull it”. He claims “they made that decision to pull, and we watched the building come down.”

      So regardless of the amount of “influence” Silverstein may have had as the owner, which I would posit is considerable; the fact remains that “pull” meant to his mind, the purposeful demolition of the building.

      It is argued by some [agitprop agents] that the term “pull” is not a proper term for explosive demolition in the professional circles of those who do such work. That is irrelevant to this discussion because Larry Silverstein is not a professional demolition expert, so his terminology needn’t be professionally proficient. But it did obviously get the point across to those prepared to bring WTC7 down.

      And those who do know controlled demolition know that it takes more than a few hours to wire a building for destruction; and this certainly would not be attempted in a building already suffering from fires. No, like the towers, 7 was prepared far in advance of the date it was demolished.
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  126. Yes, the kids in the “psychology of conspiracy theory cult” want to convince their readership that “conspiracists” have an “emotional need” to “make sense” of a complex world beyond comprehension.

    The idea that the world that man built is “incomprehensible” to man, is a meme meant to keep you from attempting to comprehend what is in fact hidden in plain site.

    It is distraction, and put simply, BULLSHIT. A systemic analysis is certainly possible, and sense can be made of complex agendas if one is willing to put the work into the research. It is the agenda of the PSYOPS of such “anti-conspiracist psychology” to discourage such research. The history of CIA promoting the term “Conspiracy Theory” as a derogatory slur is well documented.
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  127. The following text was presented at the International Conference on “9/11 Revisited – Seeking the Truth”, Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF), Kuala Lumpur, November 2012

    Introduction

    “The tragic events of September 11, 2001 constitute a fundamental landmark in American history, a decisive watershed, a breaking point.

    Millions of people have been misled regarding the causes and consequences of 9/11.

    September 11 2001 opens up an era of crisis, upheaval and militarization of American society. The post September 11, 2001 era is marked by the outright criminalization of the US State, including its judicial, foreign policy, national security and intelligence apparatus.

    9/11 marks the onslaught of the “Global War on Terrorism” (GWOT), used as a pretext and a justification by the US and its NATO allies to carry out a “war without borders”, a global war of conquest.

    A far-reaching overhaul of US military doctrine was launched in the wake of 9/11.

    9/11 was also a stepping stone towards the relentless repeal of civil liberties, the militarization of law enforcement and the inauguration of “Police State USA”.

    In assessing the crimes associated with 9/11 in the context of a legal procedure, we must distinguish between those associated with the actual event, namely the loss of life and the destruction of property on 9/11, from the crimes committed in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 “in the name of 9/11″.

    The latter build upon the former. We are dealing with two related dimensions of criminality. The crimes committed “in the name of 9/11″ involving acts of war are far-reaching, resulting in the deaths of millions of people as well as the destruction of entire countries.

    The 9/11 event in itself– which becomes symbolic– is used to justify the onslaught of the post 9/11 US-NATO military agenda, under the banner of the “Global War on Terrorism” (GWOT), not to mention the ushering in of the Homeland police state and the repeal of civil liberties….”

    By Prof Michel Chossudovsky – Global Research, August 31, 2014

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/september-11-2001-the-crimes-of-war-committed-in-the-name-of-911/5311561

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  128. I remember thinking back in the day upon the collapse of the USSR how fortunate we were that the US stood. The common consensus was that the US (western hegemony) were the good guys.
    How wrong we were. Little did we suspect that the the banking cartels were nothing more than a criminal cabal at the tiller of society.
    In the egregious act of 9/11, I suspect a motive of desperation by them, committing themselves and their hold on societal order by their machinations to be seen in the light.
    Their hold over public discourse via their propaganda machine will eventually be outed for what it is. We’re witnessing that happening now in their headlong rush to create the police state that’s coming down on our heads now.
    As the pendulum swings back, we draw closer to the demarcation point, nature still rules.
    Eventually the balance prevails.
    My fervent hope is that these psychopaths are brought down before it’s too late. There won’t be any rapture in a mushroom cloud.

  129. 1991 was really such a short time ago in the scheme of things .. even the timeline of my own life. To me the whole thing of the Soviet Union just melting away like a bad dream seemed weird and contrived.
    Of course Bush Sr. giving that New World Order speech knocked some heads sideways too – including mine.

    No Rapture, just Rupture in those mushroom clouds, that is for sure. It still seems “impossible” to think it will actually happen. Maybe I am a hopeless optimist after-all.
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  130. They Call This “Science”

    Conspiracy theories flourish even when there is no official explanation to react against, finds a psychologist who has examined reactions to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 — the passenger jet that disappeared without a trace in March 2014.

    Dr Karen Douglas from the University of Kent presented her work today, Thursday 11 September, at the annual conference of the British Psychological Society’s Social Psychology Section in Canterbury.

    Dr Douglas said: “We expected that people who believe in MH370 conspiracy theories would also believe in other well-known conspiracy theories. However, we hypothesised that whilst variables such as paranoia, powerlessness and mistrust would predict beliefs in well-known conspiracy theories, variables such as the need for cognitive closure and belief in an unjust world may instead predict endorsement of MH370 conspiracy theories, where no official explanation exists.
    “Results confirmed that people who believe in MH370 conspiracy theories also endorse well-known conspiracy theories. However, the psychological predictors of conspiracy beliefs may be the same whether an official explanation has been established or not.”
    Dr Douglas argued that these findings support the idea that conspiracy theories form part of a self-sustaining worldview composed of a network of mutually supportive beliefs. They do not necessarily need an official explanation to react against.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140910214036.htm
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    I have no idea what happened to the airliner.

    But as there is no proof one way or the other, how can Douglas and Brotherton dismiss any of the rational theories as to what may have happened to the aircraft? {rational meaning hypothesis more serious and feasible than the science fiction scenario offered by mavbraselton above}.

    Such ‘psychological theories’ as Dr Douglas proposes in the article just published is based on such gross generalities as to be reasonably labeled as absurd. The very first error is in using a prime subject that is absolutely unknown in itself; the fate of the Malaysian airliner. The second error is in presenting no proofs that the other “conspiracy theories” are untrue. Dr Douglas’ entire proposition is based on conjecture. Which is in fact one of the main complaints these charlatans make about so-called “conspiracy theorists”.
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    • “Weasel wording” consists in using “words and phrases aimed at creating an impression that a specific and/or meaningful statement has been made, when in fact only a vague or ambiguous claim has been communicated, enabling the specific meaning to be denied if the statement is challenged.” … “Some weasel words may also have the effect of softening the force of a potentially loaded or otherwise controversial statement through some form of understatement.” (Gary Jason 1988)
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    • Our Fascination with Conspiracy Theories
      20/03/2014

      It appears that these so-called “psychologists” are more fascintated with “conspiracy theories” than those they call “Conspiracy Theorisists”…

      “The world is still waiting for news on what happened to the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, but some extraordinary conspiracy theories have sprung up as to its fate in the meantime, many of which have been reported in the media.

      Psychologist Rob Brotherton wanted to investigate why people so often suspect sinister goings-on after headline-grabbing events that have not been fully explained, so he has conducted a survey along with BPS fellow Professor Chris French and BPS member Christopher Thresher-Andrews at Goldsmiths, University of London.

      Writing in New Scientist, he explained that he quizzed more than 400 people about six possible scenarios for MH370’s disappearance. Three were accidental, while three were conspiratorial.

      Although half of respondents said an accidental crash was the most likely, just under a fifth said they suspected a hijacking, making it the second most popular choice.

      Seven per cent even suggested that the disappearance had been orchestrated by one of the world’s governments.

      Interestingly, those who believed in conspiracy theories more widely – for example, that the assassination of JFK was a set-up – were the most likely to believe that MH370’s vanishing had a suspicious reason behind it too.

      “It’s no surprise that conspiracy theories about MH370 have spread so quickly. Conspiracy theorising appears to be an unavoidable feature of how our minds sometimes work,” said Mr Brotherton, adding that our brains tend to favour events as being the product of someone’s intentions as opposed to simple accidents.”

      http://www.bps.org.uk/news/our-fascination-conspiracy-theories

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  131. Geopolitical Theater In A Nutshell

    The US and Global Wars: Empire or Vampire?
    By James Petras, Axis of Logic
    Axis of Logic
    Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014

    Introduction
    To the growing army of critics of US military intervention, who also reject the mendacious claims by American officials and their apologists of ‘world leadership’, Washington is engaged in ‘empire-building”.

    But the notion that the US is building an empire, by engaging in wars to exploit and plunder countries’ markets, resources and labor, defies the realities of the past two decades. US wars, including invasions, bombings, occupations, sanctions, coups and clandestine operations have not resulted in the expansion of markets, greater control and exploitation of resources or the ability to exploit cheap labor. Instead US wars have destroyed enterprises, reduced access to raw materials, killed, wounded or displaced productive workers around the world, and limited access to lucrative investment sites and markets via sanctions.

    In other words, US global military interventions and wars have done the exact opposite of what all previous empires have pursued: Washington has exploited (and depleted) the domestic economy to expand militarily abroad instead of enriching it.

    Why and how the US global wars differ from those of previous empires requires us to examine (1) the forces driving overseas expansion; (2) the political conceptions accompanying the conquest, the displacement of incumbent rulers and the seizure of power and; (3) the reorganization of the conquered states and the accompanying economic and social structures to sustain long-term neo-colonial relations.

    Empire Building: The Past
    Europe built durable, profitable and extensive empires, which enriched the ‘mother country’, stimulated local industry, reduced unemployment and ‘trickled down’ wealth in the form of better wages to privileged sectors of the working class. Imperial military expeditions were preceded by the entry of major trade enterprises (British East India Company) and followed by large-scale manufacturing, banking and commercial firms. Military invasions and political takeovers were driven by competition with economic rivals in Europe, and later, by the US and Japan.

    The goal of military interventions was to monopolize control over the most lucrative economic resources and markets in the colonized regions. Imperial repression was directed at creating a docile low wage labor force and buttressing subordinate local collaborators or client-rulers who facilitated the flow of profits, debt payments, taxes and export revenues back to the empire.

    Imperial wars were the beginning, not the end, of ‘empire building’. What followed these wars of conquest was the incorporation of pre-existing elites into subordinate positions in the administration of the empire. The ‘sharing of revenues’, between the imperial economic enterprises and pre-existing elites, was a crucial part of ‘empire building’. The imperial powers sought to ‘instrumentalize’ existing religious, political, and economic elites’ and harness them to the new imperial-centered division of labor. Pre-existing economic activity, including local manufacturers and agricultural producers, which competed with imperial industrial exporters, were destroyed and replaced by malleable local traders and importers (compradors). In summary, the military dimensions of empire building were informed by economic interests in the mother country. The occupation was pre-eminently concerned with preserving local collaborative powers and, above all, restoring and expanding the intensive and extensive exploitation of local resources and labor, as well as the capture and saturation of local markets with goods from the imperial center.

    “Empire-building” Today
    The results of contemporary US military interventions and invasions stand in stark contrast with those of past imperial powers. The targets of military aggression are selected on the basis of ideological and political criteria. Military action does not follow the lead of ‘pioneer’ economic entrepreneurs – like the British East India Company. Military action is not accompanied by large-scale, long-term capitalist enterprises. Multi-national construction companies of the empire, which build great military bases are a drain on the imperial treasury.

    Contemporary US intervention does not seek to secure and take over the existing military and civilian state apparatus; instead the invaders fragment the conquered state, decimate its cadres, professionals and experts at all levels, thus providing an entry for the most retrograde ethno-religious, regional, tribal and clan leaders to engage in intra-ethnic, sectarian wars against each other, in other words – chaos. Even the Nazis, in their expansion phase, chose to rule through local collaborator elites and maintained established administrative structures at all levels.

    With US invasions, entire existing socio-economic structures are undermined, not ‘taken over’: all productive activity is subject to the military priorities of leaders bent on permanently crippling the conquered state and its advanced economic, administrative, educational, cultural and social sectors. While this is militarily successful in the short-run, the medium and long-term results are non-functioning states, not a sustained inflow of plunder and expanding market for an empire. Instead what we have is a chain of US military bases surrounded by a sea of hostile, largely unemployed populations and warring ethno-religious groups in decimated economies.

    The US claims to ‘world leadership’ is based exclusively on failed-state empire building. Nevertheless, the dynamic for continuing to expand into new regions, to militarily and politically intervene and establish new client entities continues. And, most importantly, this expansionist dynamic further undermines domestic economic interests, which, theoretically and historically, form the basis for empire. We, therefore, have imperialism without empire, a vampire state preying on the vulnerable and devouring its own in the process.

    Empire or Vampire: The Results of US Global Warfare
    Empires, throughout history, have violently seized political power and exploited the riches and resources (both material and human) of the targeted regions. Over time, they would consolidate a ‘working relation’, insuring the ever-increasing flow of wealth into the mother country and the expanding presence of imperial enterprises in the colony. Contemporary US military interventions have had the opposite effect after every recent major military conquest and occupation.

    Iraq: Vampires Pillage
    Under Saddam Hussein, the Republic of Iraq was a major oil producer and profitable partner for major US oil companies, as well as a lucrative market for US exports. It was a stable, unified secular state. The first Gulf War in the 1990s led to the first phase of its fragmentation with the de facto establishment of a Kurdish mini-state in the north under US protection. The US withdrew its military forces but imposed brutal economic sanctions limiting economic reconstruction from the devastation of the first Gulf War. The second US-led invasion and full-scale occupation in 2003 devastated the economy and dismantled the state dismissing tens of thousands of experienced civil servants, teachers and police. This led to utter social collapse and fomented ethno-religious warfare leading to the killing, wounding or displacement of millions of Iraqis. The result of GW Bush’s conquest of Baghdad was a ‘failed state’. US oil and energy companies lost billions of dollars in trade and investment and the US economy was pushed into recession.

    Afghanistan: Endless Wars, Endless Losses
    The US war against Afghanistan began with the arming, financing and political support of Islamist jihadi-fundamentalists in 1979. They succeeded in destroying and dismantling a secular, national government. With the decision to invade Afghanistan in October 2001 the US became an occupier in Southwest Asia. For the next thirteen years, the US-puppet regime of Hamad Karzai and the ‘NATO coalition’ occupation forces proved incapable of defeating the Taliban guerrilla army. Billions of dollars were spent devastating the economy and impoverishing the vast majority of Afghans. Only the opium trade flourished. The effort to create an army loyal to the puppet regime failed. The forced retreat of US armed forces beginning in 2014 signals the bitter demise of US ‘empire building’ in Southwest Asia.

    Libya: From Lucrative Trading Partner to Failed State
    Libya, under President Gadhafi, was evolving into a major US and European trading partner and influential power in Africa. The regime signed large-scale, long-term contracts with major international oil companies that were backed by a stable secular government. The relationship with the US and EU was profitable. The US opted to impose a ‘regime change’ through massive US-EU missile and bombing strikes and the arming of a motley collection of Islamist terrorists, ex-pat neo-liberals and tribal militias. While these attacks succeeded in killing President Gadhafi and most of his family (including many of his grandchildren) and dismantling the secular Libyan government and administrative infrastructure, the country was ripped apart by tribal war-lord conflicts, political disintegration and the utter destruction of the economy. Oil investors fled. Over one million Libyans and immigrant workers were displaced. The US and EU ‘partners-in-regime-change’ have even fled their own embassies in Tripoli – while the Libyan ‘parliament’ operates off-shore from a casino boat. None of this devastation would have been possible under President Gadhafi. The US vampire bled its new prize, Libya, but certainly could not incorporate it into a profitable ‘empire’. Not only were its oil resources denied to the empire, but even oil exports disappeared. Not even an imperial military base has been secured in North Africa!

    Syria: Wars on Behalf of Terrorists not Empire
    Washington and its EU allies backed an armed uprising in Syria hoping to install a puppet regime and bring Damascus into their “empire”. The mercenary assaults have caused the deaths of nearly 200,000 Syrians, the displacement of over 30% of the population and the seizure of the Syrian oil fields by the Sunni extremist army, ISIS. ISIS has decimated the pro-US mercenary army, recruiting and arming thousands of terrorists from around the world It invaded neighboring Iraq conquering the northern third of that country. This was the ultimate result of the deliberate US dismantling of the Iraqi state in 2003.

    The US strategy, once again, is to arm Islamist extremists to overthrow the secular Bashar Assad regime in Damascus and then to discard them for a more pliable client. The strategy ‘boomeranged’ on Washington. ISIS devastated the ineffective Iraqi armed forces of the Maliki regime in Baghdad and America’s much over-rated Peshmerga proxy ‘fighters’ in Iraqi ‘Kurdistan’. Washington’s mercenary war in Syria didn’t expand the ‘empire’; indeed it undermined existing imperial outposts.

    The Ukrainian Power Grab, Russian Sanctions and Empire Building
    In the aftermath of the collapse of the USSR, the US and EU incorporated the Baltic, Eastern European and Balkan ex-communist countries into their orbit. This clearly violated major agreements with Russia, by incorporating most of the neo-liberal regimes into NATO and bringing NATO forces to the very border of Russia. During the corrupt regime of Boris Yeltsin, the ‘West’ absolutely looted the Russian economy in co-operation with local gangster – oligarchs, who took up EU or Israeli citizenship to recycle their pillaged wealth. The demise of the vassal Yeltsin regime and the ascent and recovery of Russia under Vladimir Putin led the US and EU to formulate a strategy to deepen and extend its ‘empire’ by seizing power in the Caucuses and the Ukraine. A power and land grab by the puppet regime in Georgia attacking Russian forces in Ossetia in 2012 was decisively beaten back. This was a mere dress rehearsal for the coup in Kiev. In late 2013-early 2014, the US financed a violent rightwing putsch ousting the elected government and imposing a hand-picked pro-NATO client to assume power in Kiev.

    The new pro-US regime moved quickly to purge all independent, democratic, federalist, bilingual and anti-NATO voices especially among the bi-lingual citizens concentrated in the South-Eastern Ukraine. The coup and the subsequent purge provoked a major armed uprising in the southeast, which successfully resisted the invading NATO-backed neo-fascist armed forces and private armies of the oligarchs. The failure of the Kiev regime to subdue the resistance fighters of the Donbass region resulted in a multi-pronged US-EU intervention designed to isolate, weaken and undermine the resistance. First and foremost they attempted to pressure Russia to close its borders on the eastern front where hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian civilians eventually fled the bombardment. Secondly, the US and EU applied economic sanctions on Russia to abandon its political support for the southeast region’s democratic and federalist demands. Thirdly, it sought to use the Ukraine conflict as a pretext for a major military build-up on Russia’s borders, expanding NATO missile sites and organizing an elite rapid interventionist military force capable of bolstering a faltering puppet regime or backing a future NATO sponsored putsch against any adversary.

    The Kiev regime is economically bankrupt. Its war against its own civilians in the southeast has devastated Ukraine’s economy. Hundreds of thousands of skilled professionals, workers and their families have fled to Russia. Kiev’s embrace of the EU has resulted in the breakdown of vital gas and oil agreements with Russia, undermining the Ukraine’s principle source of energy and heating with winter only months away. Kiev cannot pay its debts and faces default. The rivalries between neo-fascists and neo-liberals in Kiev will further erode the regime. In sum, the US-EU power grab in the Ukraine has not led to the effective ‘expansion of empire’; rather it has ushered in the total destruction of an emerging economy and precipitated a sharp reversal of financial, trade and investment relations with Russia and Ukraine. The economic sanctions against Russia exacerbate the EU current economic crisis. The belligerent posture of military confrontation toward Russia will result in an increase in military spending among the EU states and further divert scarce economic resources form job creation and social programs. The loss by significant sectors of the EU of agricultural export markets, as well as the loss of several billion-dollar military-industrial contracts with Russia, certainly weakens, rather than expands, the ‘empire’ as an economic force

    Iran: 100 Billion Dollar Punitive Sanctions Don’t Build Empires
    The US-EU sanctions on Iran carry a very high political, economic and political price tag. They do not strengthen empire, if we understand ‘empire’ to mean the expansion of multi-national corporations, and increasing access to oil and gas resources to ensure stable, cheap energy for strategic economic sectors within the imperial center.

    The economic war on Iran has been at the behest of US allies, including the Gulf Monarchies and especially Israel. These are dubious ‘allies’ for US ‘empire’ . . . widely reviled potentates and a racist regime which manage to exact tribute from the imperial center!

    In Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere, Iran has demonstrated its willingness to co-operate in power sharing agreements with US global interest. However, Iran is a regional power, which will not submit to becoming a vassal state of the US. The sanctions policy has not provoked an uprising among the Iranian masses nor has it led to regime change. Sanctions have not weakened Iran to the extent of making it an easy military target. While sanctions have weakened Iran’s economy, they has also worked against any kind of long-range empire building strategy, because Iran has strengthened its economic and diplomatic ties with the US’ rivals, Russia and China.

    Conclusion
    As this brief survey indicates, US-EU wars have not been instruments of empire-building in the conventional or historical sense. At most they have destroyed some adversaries of empire. But these have been pyrrhic victories. Along with the overthrow of a target regime, the systematic break-up of the state has unleashed powerful chaotic forces, which have doomed any possibility of creating stable neo-colonial regimes capable of controlling their societies and securing opportunities for imperialist enrichment via economic exploitation.

    At most the US overseas wars have secured military outposts, foreign islands in seas of desperate and hostile populations. Imperial wars have provoked continuous underground resistance movements, ethnic civil wars and violent terrorist organizations that threaten ‘blowback’ on the imperial center.

    The US and EU’s easy annexations of the ex-communist countries, usually via the stage-managed ballot-box or ‘color revolutions’, led to the take-over of great national wealth and skilled labor. However, Euro-American empires bloody campaigns to invade and conquer the Middle East, South Asia, North Africa and the Caucuses have created nightmarish ‘failed states’ – continuously draining imperial coffers and leading to a state of permanent occupation and warfare.

    The bloodless takeover of the Eastern European satellites with their accommodating, corrupt elites has ended. The 21st century reliance on militarist strategies contrasts sharply with the successful multi-pronged colonial expansions of the 19th–20th century, where economic penetration and large scale economic development accompanied military intervention and political change. Today’s imperial wars cause economic decay and misery within the domestic economy, as well as perpetual wars abroad, an unsustainable drain.

    The current US/EU military expansion into Ukraine, the encirclement of Russia, NATO missiles aimed at the very heart of a major nuclear power and the economic sanctions may lead to a global nuclear war, which may indeed put an end to militarist empire-building… and the rest of humanity.

    • Thank you Veri for this prescient analysis by James Petras. What are the conclusions to be drawn from this information? What does it all mean? Is the “Amerikan Empire” simply insane? A mindless undead vampire? Or is there some method to the apparent madness?

      As Veri knows, I have been speaking to this covert agenda for some time here and in other blog commentary. First and foremost I want to emphasize that my take on this is that this is NOT an ‘Amerikan Empire’ nor an “Anglo-Amerikan Empire”; the United States is merely the primary garrison state amongst many that are ruled by a global elite that can only be characterized by the terms offered by Goldstein-Orwell.

      One can find the agenda put clearly and in great detail in the Protocols as well.
      The Agenda has as it’s goal; raw, brutal and absolute POWER, nothing else at all. Wealth and comfort, even for the elite is not a goal and is utterly without bearing to the goals of this system, referred to as THE NEW WORLD ORDER.

      It is the Technocratic System that drives the agenda, not the human tools that do its bidding. (See: Ellul – THE TECHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY)
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      • This is the comment I made that prompted the dialog that follows here:

        “Clearly, the plans and purposes for war on Afghanistan had been well established. What was needed was the public justification. The people will not readily support a war to dominate strategic energy reserves and pipeline routes halfway around the world. Besides the fact that this would be an admission of empire, something that still a great many in the American public have failed to reconcile and accept, it would be a difficult task to ask Americans to die for Unocal. What the American people needed to rouse their appetite for war was to have their collective consciousness reshaped by fear; what was needed was terror.”~Andrew Gavin Marshall

        http://www.globalresearch.ca/empire-energy-and-al-qaeda-the-anglo-american-terror-network/20944

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  132. An Illuminating Back and Forth:

    –conspiracykiller says:
    September 14, 2014 at 7:20 pm
    Because the American government needed the consent of the public to goto war ?

    Not sure what contradictory World you live in, but one minute your government is an authoritarian despotic force that doesn’t require the approval of its populace, and the next it’s a weak kneed pussycat that is scared to take action without the consent of its voters.
    Make your mind up son.”
    . . . . .

    hybridrogue1 says:
    September 14, 2014 at 10:21 pm
    It doesn’t say “public approval” SON, it says “public justification”. That justification is the ‘fear of global terrorism’. Fear and loathing is not approval – it is acquiescence.
    I thought you had a sense of “psychology” boy.
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    hybridrogue1 says:
    September 14, 2014 at 10:23 pm
    And read the whole article. Learn some real history.
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    . . . . .

    –conspiracykiller says:
    September 14, 2014 at 10:44 pm
    Semantics. When you can get your conspiracy theories to stop contradicting one another perhaps someone out there might take you seriously. Trying to convince readers your government is despotic and above the need for citizen inclusion to take action in some of your comments, and then saying they require citizen inclusion to take action in other comments simply makes you look like you haven’t a single clue what you are talking about. Let alone can’t even get your conspiracy theories in line with one another.
    Try formulating a version of history that actually has continuity from second to second.”
    . . . . .

    hybridrogue1 says:
    September 14, 2014 at 11:13 pm
    “Semantics”? Hardly. “Justification” and “approval” have distinct definitions. As I pointed out in my reply to you.
    The contradiction is in your own lack of distinctions of nomenclature and a complete ignorance of how the architecture of modern political power actually works.

    The point to the article, and the information therein, all backed up with citations, is that 9/11 was, and continues to be a Psychological Operation to generate emotional trauma. It is that very trauma that has you by the brain-pan, creating the cognitive dissonance that blinds you from seeing through this political theater.
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    hybridrogue1 says:
    September 14, 2014 at 11:21 pm
    –“Trying to convince readers your government is despotic and above the need for citizen inclusion to take action in some of your comments, and then saying they require citizen inclusion to take action …”~Killerguy

    The “citizen inclusion” you speak to is through ‘coercion’ – manipulation by fear. It is not a quest for “agreement” through reason, and logic.

    You are seriously stunted in your comprehension, because you yourself have been effected by trauma inducing event, and the booster events of PR that keep coming.
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    http://conspiracypsychology.com/2014/03/13/what-do-you-think-happened-to-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370/comment-page-1/#comment-4799

    • conspiracykiller says: – September 14, 2014 at 11:32 pm
      “Keep the comedy coming.”
      . . . . . . . . .
      As is typical of this zombie, he ends the dispute with a quip.
      He has been stupefied by the PR.
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      • Conspiracykiller has such a jejune and naive world view, which is revealed in every post he makes on that blog. He asserts that it is “contradictory” to speak of a totalitarian state as needing to influence their domestic population.

        Does he deny that the Nazi regime of Germany was a totalitarian state? How does he reconcile the fact that the Nazis were in fact a archetypal totalitarian state, and the fact of their ministry of propaganda? Their use of false flag operations {Polish border attack – Reichstag Fire, etc..} to condition and coerce the German people?

        It is Conspiracykiller’s inability to apply the lessons of history due to his own indoctrination and cognitive dislocation that causes his total misunderstanding of the sociopolitical world he inhabits.
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      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law

        Godwin’s law (or Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies)[1][2] is an Internet adage asserting that “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1″[2][3] —​ that is, if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Hitler or Nazism.

        Promulgated by American attorney and author Mike Godwin in 1990.
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    • These terms, “justification”, “pretext”, “excuses”; indicate a disingenuous situation is at hand to manufacture “agreement”, “consent”, or “acknowledgement” forced by coercive measures.

      It is crass pretense to frame the argument as ‘Conspiracykiller’ does, that Marshall is contradicting the despotic nature of the authorities that use terror to coerce their populations into going along with war abroad and tyranny at home.

      Only someone suffering from Doublethink can redefine the term “justification” to mean voluntary consent in the construction that Marshall has written.

      My fondness for purple language urges me to say more about this spurious, disingenuous cunt of a shill calling itself ‘Conspiracykiller’, as the apologies he makes for the monstrous tyrannical warmongers disgusts me deeply. Thus I find painting toadyboy punks like this squalling puke in vivid terms most satisfying. Collaborators such as these deserve real consequences, not a mere bawling out. Perhaps one day.
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  133. “They must find it difficult …. those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority” – Gerald Massey
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  134. The “psychology of ‘conspiracy theory” is very much based in naivete and ignorance of and misinterpretation of history.

    On a basic etymological level the term ‘conspire’ defines itself: “to breath together” which is intimated as to “talk together”. Thus two or more individuals are required in order to conspire. Obviously this happens with such regularity among humans as to be totally unremarkable in any way.

    So what is it in the idea of ‘conspiring’ that is found to be “psychologically suspect” by a certain group of conspirators – those who come together to talk about the devious concept of ‘conspiring’? This may be an interesting topic of inquiry in itself; that something so self-evident as the natural tendencies of human beings to talk and plan things together should be seen as in someway unusual and remarkable.

    How is it that those who recognize the fact that people talk and make plans together are seen to be in some way emotionally disturbed and cognitively short circuited? Is it not more likely that those who find that which should be completely obvious, do not; are actually the ones who are suffering from cognitive short circuiting? Is this not a jejune and naive position to take? Does it not fly in the face of all of what we know about human activities and the history of those activities?

    To put it plainly in street language, are not these so-called ‘psychologists’ the ‘weirdos’ that they are projecting others of being? I answer with a resounding YES, they are the ones who are crazy as shithouse rats.
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  135. http://www.torontosun.com/2014/09/10/isis-acts-out-of-islamic-beliefs

    “The U.S.A. created ISIS to destabilize the Middle East.
    This conspiracy theory is gaining traction not only among some Muslims, but also among their liberal, white supporters.”~Faranzana Hassan, TORONTO SUN

    So here we have another mainstream journalist calling the concept of Western Intelligence creating a controlled enemy a “conspiracy theory”; and yet not addressing a single point of historical fact that proves that Western Intelligence did indeed, arm organize, and train these militants.

    Faranzana Hassan writes this article out of utter biased ignorance based on conjecture steeped in a false paradigm.
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  136. There is a prime profile category of the population, a majority – perhaps a vast majority, that I call TVZombies, or TVZ for short. They are simple to identify, as their attitudes all have a common denominator, they are captives of the Public Relations Regime. They have bought into the bullshit paradigm fed to them from birth to death. But there are sub categories dependent on intelligence, personality traits, and emotional states. The plight of these people, and their weight of numbers placing us within that same consequence they rush toward must be comprehended.

    “This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no foolin’ around”.

    Communication and discussion is essential. Both for the sake of our remaining human and sane, and to conceive of solutions. When one is down with thoughts that they are not doing enough, it should be remembered that first and foremost dialog must continue.
    “Action” can often be the first mistake, for it is often reactionary. Misguided action is worse than simply pondering the state of our being. Dialog has it’s pitfalls as well, but they are nothing to throwing a Molotov Cocktail, or putting oneself in the firing line.

    It is my firm conviction that nothing will change for the better until a larger portion of the population finally ‘get’s it’: The System is a Lie.
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  137. SOTLOFF VIDEO FOUND BY GROUP RESPONSIBLE FOR RELEASING FAKE OSAMA BIN LADEN VIDEO
    Group connected to Homeland Security and government insiders

    “The group purportedly responsible for discovering the Steven Sotloff beheading video is an intelligence asset specializing in war on terror propaganda.

    “The video was first obtained by SITE Intelligence Group (Search for International Terrorist Entities), also known as SITE Intel Group, a relatively under-the-radar yet apparently very powerful nonprofit research body that monitors jihadist movements,” reports USA Today. “The Bethesda, Maryland, organization has published a shortened version of the beheading video and published a transcript on its news site, which has been largely inaccessible since news of the beheading broke, likely due to an uptick in Web traffic.”

    One of SITE’s founders, Rita Katz, is a government insider with close connections to former terrorism czar Richard Clarke and his staff in the White House, as well as investigators in the Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Homeland Security, according to SourceWatch. Her father was executed in Iraq as an Israel spy, a fact that suggests a connection to Israeli intelligence.

    In 2007, following a series of patently fake Osama bin Laden videos, we reported on SITE’s relationship with the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. The former dean of SAIS is Paul Wolfowitz, the former Deputy Secretary of Defense during the Bush administration. Wolfowitz is a key neocon and the architect of the so-called Bush Doctrine. Along with fellow neocons Richard Perle, Douglas Feith (who ran the Iraq war propaganda machine), David Wurmser and others in the Pentagon and the administration, neocon insiders advanced the principles of the “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm” document prepared in 1996 by a study group led by Perle for Benjamin Netanyahu, at the time Prime Minister of Israel. “The document created by the Study Group on a New Israeli Strategy Toward 2000 called for overthrowing Saddam Hussein and waging a proxy war against al-Assad in Syria,” we explain in ISIS and the Plan to Balkanize the Middle East.”
    ~Kurt Nimmo

    http://www.infowars.com/sotloff-video-found-by-group-responsible-for-releasing-fake-osama-bin-laden-video/

    Also see:
    By James F. Tracy – Global Research, September 15, 2014

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/who-is-behind-the-islamic-state-is-beheadings-probing-the-site-intelligence-group/5402082

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    • “The [CIA] actually did make a video purporting to show Osama bin Laden and his cronies sitting around a campfire swigging bottles of liquor and savoring their conquests with boys, one of the former CIA officers recalled, chuckling at the memory. The actors were drawn from “some of us darker-skinned employees,” he said.
      [Washington Post 5/25/10]

      A videotape purportedly showing Osama bin Laden confessing to the 9/11 attacks was made public on December 13, 2001:

      The tape bore a label indicating it was made on November 9. Administration officials wouldn’t reveal exactly how or when they got it, except to say it was found in a house in Jalalabad after anti-Taliban forces moved in. [Online NewsHour]

      The video was very effective in diverting media attention away from the deportation of five Israelis who danced as the twin towers burned – “Osama” certainly picks his moments to appear.
      A German TV show found that the White House’s translation of the video was inaccurate and “manipulative”. Bin Laden even praised two live ‘hijackers’ – Wail M. Alshehri and Salem Alhazmi. Why didn’t he know the names of hijackers he personally chose?

      Below are still images from bin Laden videos released in 2001. The images are in chronological order. A point to note about bin Laden is he was suffering renal failure…

      Renal dialysis — talking about hemodialysis — is something that really is reserved for patients in end-stage renal failure. That means their kidneys have just completely shut down. The most common cause of something like that would be something like diabetes and hypertension. Once that’s happened, if you’re separated from your dialysis machine — and incidentally, dialysis machines require electricity, they’re going to require clean water, they’re going to require a sterile setting — infection is a huge risk with that. If you don’t have all those things and a functioning dialysis machine, it’s unlikely that you’d survive beyond several days or a week at the most. [CNN]

      When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on Bin Laden’s Most Wanted web page, [Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI] said, “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.” [Muckraker Report]
      If the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11 then it stands to reason that the above “confession videos” were propaganda tools created to justify the pursuit of a preplanned war.
      http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/osamatape.html

      http://www.economicvoice.com/pentagon-released-bin-laden-home-video-possible-fake/50019842/

      http://www.prisonplanet.com/…officials-admit-to-faking-bin-laden-video.html

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  138. This is why the CIA forged ‘Islamic State’:

    Obama: Assad Shooting at American Planes Would Lead to His Overthrow
    14 Sept 2014
    US President Barack Obama delivers a live televised address to the nation on his plans for military action against the Islamic State, from the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington September 10, 2014. President Barack Obama would seek to overthrow the government of Bashar al-Assad if American planes were attacked upon >illegally entering Syrian air space, Peter Baker of The New York Times reports. If Assad’s troops fired at American planes entering Syrian airspace, “Obama said he would order American forces to wipe out Syria’s air defense system,” Baker reports. “He went on to say that such an action by Mr. Assad would lead to his overthrow, according to one account.”

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-assad-shooting-american-planes-141200579.html

    http://thehill.com/policy/international/217673-report-obama-would-retaliate-if-assads-troops-shoot-at-us-forces

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  139. Obama Administration Says U.S. Is ‘At War’ With ISIS 12 Sept 2014 The Obama administration said for the first time Friday that the United States is “at war” with ISIS militants. Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, used the language at least three times during his daily briefing with reporters. “The U.S. is at war with ISIL in the same way the U.S. is at war with al-Qaeda,” he said, using an alternate acronym for the group. Minutes earlier, a Pentagon spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, used similar terminology.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-terror/obama-administration-says-u-s-war-isis-n202336

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  140. The American fear-mongering machine is about to scare us back into war again –Thanks to a say-anything media, hawkish politicians and an Orwellian administration, a war-weary public is terrified. 10 Sept 2014
    The White House declared on Tuesday night that it needn’t bother to ask Congress for war powers, and Congress is more than happy to relieve itself of the responsibility of asking for them – or, you know, voting. Members of both parties have actually been telling the president to ignore the legislative branch entirely – as well as his constitutional and legal requirements. It seems so long ago now that presidential candidate Obama said, “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/10/american-fear-mongering-war-again-isis

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  141. The Zeitgeist (spirit of the age or spirit of the time) is the intellectual fashion or dominant school of thought that typifies and influences the culture.

    Paradigm noun \ˈper-ə-ˌdīm, ˈpa-rə- also -ˌdim\
    : a model or pattern for something that may be copied

    : a theory or a group of ideas about how something should be done, made, or thought about

    Full Definition of PARADIGM

    1: example, pattern; especially : an outstandingly clear or typical example or archetype
    2: an example of a conjugation or declension showing a word in all its inflectional forms
    3: a philosophical and theoretical framework of a scientific school or discipline within which theories, laws, and generalizations and the experiments performed in support of them are formulated; broadly : a philosophical or theoretical framework of any kind
    — par·a·dig·mat·ic adjective
    — par·a·dig·mat·i·cal·ly adverb
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  142. Countering Propagandists

    I have spent a fair amount of time in argument with Coincidence Theorists. I often find it very much like trying to communicate with an autistic child. When I offer information, they do not even attempt to grasp it, but instead scan over the comment I have made and get an “impression” of the post, and various words that they take out of context. And then they make a comeback against their own impression. This is the classic definition of a ‘straw man argument’.

    Then, if you point that out, that they are using the fallacious straw-man, they will make some lame argument that you don’t “understand the meaning of a ‘straw-man argument’, and thus begins a carousel of circular reasoning and added logical fallacies as the gyre continues.

    And the whole escapade is part of the technique of turning a discussion into a swirling cesspool of meaningless bullshit. That is the ultimate intent of the agitprop agent.

    By staying on the case one is laying out, and not falling for the taunts – but pointing out each tactic used; it is possible to position the agent into an inevitable dunce position, facing the corner with a pointed cap on their head.
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  143. Again Boomer, it is not ‘numbers’ that aren’t my thing – it is the superstitious twaddle.

    As I also said, this site is for you folks to post anything you wish, twaddle or rational.

    And as I mentioned to NeverAlways, a common language is a must for successful communication. And during our tenure as physical beings in the space-time-continuum, the empirical is the only language that all can verify on their own, regardless of their own ‘spiritual’ leanings.

    An atheist, a Muslim, and Christian, or Hindu, can all agree with Newton’s Laws of Mechanics, while disagreeing with every other aspect of life. And those laws are indeed “black and white”.

    http://cotocrew.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/benjamin-fulfords-urgent-message-to-humanity/
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    • hybridrogue1 on September 20, 2014 at 3:51 am
      [Answering Boomer’s latest]

      And that is a good example to why I am not into COTO anymore.

      All opinions are equal?

      Yes indeed all are entitled to their own opinion. But that doesn’t make all opinions of equal worth.

      I see you have a lack of appreciation for Context, Aspect, and Criteria. Which leaves an appeal to the lowest common denominator, a great leavening to mediocrity.
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      I am saving this here because Boomer has already dumped one of my comments on the thread. Actually his reply is hypocritical nonsense – he claims all opinions are equal out of one side of his mouth, and deplores a critical opinion of what he says out of the other.
      At the core of it, with JG, Boomer, and Puddy; COTO is nothing but voodoo bullshit. And like I intimated, their readership has become the lowest common denominator.
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  144. How The Ouija Board Works

    “The Ouija Board is an effective channeling method used to contact spirits. Witchcraft and the Occult has used different forms of the Ouija Board for centuries. The New Agers use the Ouija Board and the Angle Board for messages from the spirit world.

    False Assumptions that demons use to their advantage:

    All spirits are good.
    Spirits are wanting to help and guide a person through life.
    Spirits of dead people can be summoned at the will of the player.
    Spirits have the ability to tell the future and to manipulate the future.
    The player can control which spirit comes.
    […]
    The truth is that the spirit will give any story or be whatever the player wants to get a legal right into the person’s body. The truth is that the spirits are demons that want to steal, kill and destroy the person. That is their nature. Many children and teenagers who are spiritually naive and least able to wage spiritual warfare are victims of the demonic because they used the Ouija Board.”

    http://circleofchristianwomen.com/ouija_board.htm

    Demons … No, are you serious?
    And people believe this superstitious bullshit. I know Jersey Girl at COTO does, and Boomer thinks that is just peachy … idiots.

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  145. As is apropos ConspiracyPsychology.com seems to have been strangled in its crib by the commentary of those who oppose the blatant PSYOP being run by these charlatans.

    Now that they have regurgitated … er graduated and have their precious PhD chip’n’diplomas in “psychology,” these brainwashed little twits have seemingly abandoned their open source efforts of this blog, to now begin their ‘careers’ writing for “peer reviewed journals”.

    As most of that tripe will not make much of an impact on the popular mind in other than indirect ways, it will be for the best. Coincidence Nuts are best left in the shell of glossolalian academia where they can all put on robes and perform their necromantic rituals, and howl at the moon in choruses of meaningless blablabla.
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  146. http://ur1.ca/ia1fa

    http://ur1.ca/ia1fe

    http://ur1.ca/ia1p5

    LANGLEY, Va. – Startled employees of the Central Intelligence Agency discovered this morning that Lee Harvey Oswald had been quietly added to the memorial wall at CIA Headquarters. Oswald is widely believed to have assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy, or someone dressed like him, in Dallas in 1963.

    The action does not appear to have been a prank. As of press time the extra star was still there, along with Oswald’s name listed in the memorial book, located between entries for fallen agents Felix Leiter and Charles Calthrop.

    A spokesman from the CIA refused to comment or elaborate on why the agency has added Oswald’s name to the memorial, only saying that after 50 years several documents had been declassified, which have “finally allowed the Agency to set the record straight.”
    Read more: http://www.duffelblog.com/2013/11/lee-harvey-oswald-quietly-added-cia-memorial-wall/#ixzz3F2s0iRnM

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  147. Obama sin laden… Hussein! Obama sin laden … what ‘magic’ could cause the Amerikan people to buy into this charlatan’s necromancy? After being literally waterboarded with Osama bin Laden as the boogeyman… along with Saddam Hussein; the PR regime was able to flip the population totally backwards. Now that is some powerful medicine, some black magic woowoo!
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  148. Doomsday warning: UN Ebola chief raises ‘nightmare’ prospect that virus could mutate and become airborne – making it much more infectious [I wonder if the US also has a patent on airborne Ebola, since the CDC already owns a patent to ‘EboBun’ Ebola?] 2 Oct 2014 The longer the Ebola epidemic continues infecting people unabated, the higher the chances it will mutate and become airborne, the UN’s Ebola response chief has warned. Anthony Banbury, the Secretary General’s Special Representative, has said there is a ‘nightmare’ prospect the deadly disease will become airborne if it continues infecting new hosts. His comments come as organisations battling the crisis…
    Mayor: ‘We’ve embedded police in the apartment complex’ of Ebola patient 2 Oct 2014 (Live CDC media conference) From ABC News: The family of the Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan have been ordered to stay in their home after violating official’s initial request not to leave. “There were violations of the request to not leave their premises,” Dallas judge Clay Jenkins said of the breach that prompted the Texas Department of State Health Services to order the quarantine…Officials also said that police are stationed at the housing complex and that the five children have been enrolled in homebound school program.
    . . . . . . .

    More likely this is scare tactics 101 – fear and loathing hyped up bullshit! And the following has more relevance:

    The Ebola virus is a hemorrhagic fever. Orthomolecular doctors say that hemorrhagic fevers are acute, induced scurvy that can be cured with vitamin C. [Many Africans suffer from malnutrition and are vitamin C deficient, which could account for the high death rate from Ebola. There are many recipes online for how to make high concentration liposomal vitamin C at home. Drug-oriented doctors do not recommend this treatment – for reasons well known to readers of Unfiltered News.] NaturalSociety posted 2014 Oct 3
    . . . . . . . . .
    Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola ‘invention?’ –From patent description on EboBun virus, we know that the U.S. government: 1) Extracts Ebola viruses from patients 2) Claims to have ‘invented’ that virus 3) Files for monopoly patent protection on the virus 3 Aug 2014 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control owns a patent on a particular strain of Ebola known as “EboBun.” It’s patent No. CA2741523A1 and it was awarded in 2010. Patent applicants are clearly described on the patent as including: The Government Of The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary, Department Of Health & Human Services, Center For Disease Control…The patent summary says, “The invention provides the isolated human Ebola (hEbola) viruses denoted as Bundibugyo (EboBun) deposited with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”; Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America) on November 26, 2007 and accorded an accession number 200706291.”
    ….
    Good question aye??
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  149. The International Forecaster
    Building Blocks of World Government: Treaties and Trade Deals

    by James Corbett

    […]
    “The underlying point is simple: treaties, once ratified by Congress and signed into law by the President, have the ability to override domestic law, even, theoretically, the Constitution itself, in cases where such laws come into conflict. Treaties, then, are the very mechanism by which sovereignty is overridden, a point which has been well understood for decades.

    In 1923 the then-Attorney General of the State of Washington, L.L. Thompson, penned an article in the California Law Review entitled “State Sovereignty and the Treaty-Making Power” in which he engaged in a thorough review of the case law, noting that according to the decision of the Supreme Court in Missouri v. Holland of 1920: “an unconstitutional law, if enacted by Congress in the original instance, becomes constitutional if passed pursuant to a treaty contract, entered into between the President and some foreign nation, which has been acquiesced in by the Senate.” That is to say, treaties can overturn any existing law of the land in the United States up to and including the constitution itself.”

    ____________________________________________________________

    Seems like everybody but “We the People” understand Spooner.
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  150. “Long-time listeners of The Corbett Report (or listeners of the recently deceased Dr. Stan Monteith) will no doubt be familiar by now with the testimony of Norman Dodd, the former bank manager who served as the chief investigator of the Reece Commission, a Congressional investigation into tax-exempt foundations in the United States that ran from 1952-1954 and was headed by Congressman B. Carroll Reece of Tennessee. Those who aren’t familiar with Mr. Dodd’s testimony are highly encouraged to watch G. Edward Griffin’s 1982 interview with him or read the transcript online, but the operative part of that testimony hinged on what the Reece Commission discovered in the archives of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; namely, that from the time of the inception of the Carnegie Foundation’s board in 1908 and throughout the course of that year, the board members debated the question: “Is there any means known more effective than war, assuming you wish to alter the life of an entire people?” As noted in their own archival documents, the board came to the conclusion that war is indeed the most effective way of altering a society, and thus spend the course of 1909 discussing the question: “How do we involve the United States in a war?” Sadly, there is a cold logic to this thought process, but as Mr. Dodd notes, “I doubt at that time if there was any subject more removed from the thinking of most of the people of this country than its involvement in a war.” Never mind that, though; if war is effective, then by golly war will be had. And had it was. By 1917 the United States had become embroiled in war, namely the so-called “Great War.”

    But this raises the question: “To what end was this war aiming? If the attempt to involve the U.S. in a war was consciously aimed at as a way of altering American society, what needed altering?” It did not take long for the answer to that question to arrive in the form of the Covenant of the League of Nations. If war is the mechanism by which society’s opinions are altered, “covenants” and treaties are the means by which that alteration is codified into law. Thankfully for most Americans, the League of Nations was D.O.A. Despite being championed strenuously by President Wilson and his administration at the international level (for which he was awarded the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize), the U.S. Senate refused to ratify the deal.

    Ironically, the sticking point for the Senate was Article 10 of the Covenant, which obliged members of the League to come to the aid of any member that is subject to external aggression. Republican Senators of the time recognized this provision for what it was: the undermining of Congress’ sole and exclusive ability to declare that the United States was at war. This is ironic since as we all know the United States Congress has completely abandoned their power to declare war, with no declaration having been passed by congress since WWII. It is doubly ironic since attentive observers of global geopolitics will recognize that Article 10 of the League of Nations Covenant is essentially identical to Article 5 of the Washington Treaty (the basis for NATO), which states that an attack on any NATO member shall be treated as an attack on all of them.”~Ibid
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  151. When nothing you have been taught to believe is true; when you have been raised in an utterly false paradigm, what does it matter whether you call the plan to propagate such an agenda a “conspiracy theory” or something else? The fact is that the great mass of the peoples on this planet are living a manipulated delusion.
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  152. I get the distinct feeling that these kids have abandoned this blog now that they have graduated from college and received the PhD’s in quackology – http://conspiracypsychology.com/about/

    They should have bumped that stupid ass ‘conspiracykiller’ long ago – he does more damage to their cause than the lucid rebuttals by real researchers. Anyway the kids that started it will be writing to their “peer reviewed journals” and won’t have to worry about serious rebuttal on those venues; their “peers” are all quacks too.
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    • Below is a new article just put up on the conspiracy-psychology blog.

      “Ebola is in danger of becoming a worldwide crisis..”~Jolley

      This is daft construction of the English language in the first place, and should read, “There is a danger that Ebola could become a worldwide crisis…” — put plainly, Ebola is not in any danger whatsoever!
      The syntax used by Jolley is akin to “Throw papa down the stairs his harmonica.”

      How this kid made it through college is something to wonder about.
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  153. “Ebola is in danger of becoming a worldwide crisis, with the potential to reach 1.4 million cases by January, at what point should the conspiracy theories be challenged?”~Jolley

    And if Ebola isn’t a pandemic anywhere near such a scale, when do we challenge the fearmongers making such predictions?

    And what of the forced quarantining that is being considered by the state? And the possibility of forced vaccinations?

    Does this author, Daniel Jolley have the medical expertise to understand what is and is not Ebola? Or is he relying on the word of “Authority”? Like so much of the twaddle I read on this site, I know the answer. Jolley has the faith of a “True Believer” when it comes to any ‘Official Narrative’. It is a constant MO of this blog.

    Jolley if fully satisfied with playing the “what-if” game when it comes to Mainstreem projections. But what-ifs such as; ‘What if the vaccine has toxins in it that will damage the immune system, and makes the host more susceptible to Ebola virus?” are totally beyond the imaginations of such as these ‘Anti-Conspiracists. They forget the blankets infected with smallpox intentionally given to the Native Americans during the Anglo-European colonialism of the American continent. They pretend that there aren’t really state facilitated labs working on biological weapons.

    “Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.”~Santayana
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    http://conspiracypsychology.com/2014/10/21/ebola-virus-conspiracy-theories/comment-page-1/#comment-6361

    • Ebola Bonanza
      Big pharma bets on Ebola vaccines, treatments
      Posted: 25 Oct 2014 10:00 PM PDT
      Drugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address the worst outbreak of Ebola in history. It’s unclear who will pay for their products, but companies are betting that governments and aid groups will foot the bill.
      http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blacklistednews/hKxa/~3/2ek6yf7ImbQ/M.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

      “Two of the big pharma biggies that want to develop ebola drugs/vaccines are Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Johnson & Johnson has been under scrutiny for years for refusing – after being informed – to remove CARCINOGENS from its shampoos and other “health & beauty” aids. GSK is in the news now for its recent “accidental” dump of LIVE POLIO VIRUS into a Belgian river. I refuse to let any of these corriupt, irresponsible, gods-damned, fascist corporations stick ANYTHING in my body!!
      Corporations say they could develop ebola drugs/vaccines if only the regulatory “hurdles” were removed. Big pharma always says that (so do big oil, big GMO, etc. etc.). In fact, due to revolving-door industry shills on regulatory agencies (FDA, EPA, etc.), the regulatory agencies now rubber-stamp nearly every gods-damned thing the industires want, even though the product is harmful or lethal. Traitors.”~tsyganka
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  154. Vietnam War: napalm and Agent Orange

    The United States military dropped napalm bombs on North Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Dow was one of several manufacturers who began producing the napalm B compound under government contract from 1965. After experiencing protests and negative publicity, the other suppliers discontinued manufacturing the product, leaving Dow as the sole provider. The company said that it carefully considered its position, and decided, as a matter of principle, “its first obligation was to the government”.[21] Despite a boycott of its products by anti-war groups and harassment of recruiters on some college campuses, Dow continued to manufacture napalm B until 1969.[21] The USA continued to drop napalm bombs on North Vietnam until 1973.

    Agent Orange
    Agent Orange, a chemical defoliant containing dioxin, was also manufactured by Dow in New Plymouth, New Zealand, and in America for use by the British military during the Malayan Emergency and the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. In 2005, a lawsuit was filed by Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange against Dow and Monsanto Co., which also supplied Agent Orange to the military. *The lawsuit was dismissed.[22]
    {* A corporation too big to fuck with!}
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    • “ZANY, n. A popular character in old Italian plays, who imitated with ludicrous incompetence the buffone, or clown, and was therefore the ape of an ape; for the clown himself imitated the serious characters of the play. The zany was progenitor to the specialist in humor, as we to-day have the unhappiness to know him. In the zany we see an example of creation; in the humorist, of transmission. Another excellent specimen of the modern zany is the curate, who apes the rector, who apes the bishop, who apes the archbishop, who apes the devil.”~Ambrose Bierce
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  155. “Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay To mould me man? Did I solicit thee From darkness to promote me?” ~John Milton – Paradise Lost
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      • Yes way weird indeed! Those photo’s the medical personnel took of her mutilated vagina, are gruesome evidence of the truth of this poor woman’s story.
        These psychopaths are still at large, are still in positions of power. Hilary Clinton was delighted with Cathy’s spooky face vagina… Cheney hunted her in a “Most Dangerous Game” scenario… fucking maniacs.
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  156. One of the original Skeptitard Coincidence Theorists was Richard Hofstadter, author of, ‘The Paranoid Style in American Politics’ published in Harper’s Magazine in 1964.

    A Quote from that essay and a deconstruction:
    _________

    “The paranoid’s interpretation of history is distinctly personal: decisive events are not taken as part of the stream of history, but as the consequences of someone’s will. Very often the enemy is held to possess some especially effective source of power: he controls the press; he has unlimited funds; he has a new secret for influencing the mind (brainwashing) ; he has a special technique for seduction (the Catholic confessional)”~Richard Hofstadter
    .
    This is a fascinating paragraph molded from the clay of arrogant certainty. A short deconstruction:

    “… interpretation of history is distinctly personal: decisive events are not taken as part of the stream of history, but as the consequences of someone’s will.”

    This is written by a historian, yes and as characterized by Quigley a doctrinaire and academic historian.
    The false distinction of this first sentence is obvious to the autodidactic intellect; the “stream of history” is in fact a concatenation of the will of powerful individuals and groups. And the sources of power that such groups have at their disposal:

    1. “he controls the press” — Even in the era that Hofstadter penned this, the control of the mainstream press was a fact, due to the second point,

    2. “he has unlimited funds” — Indeed “he” does. With the ability to print money at will, and hold the majority in a state of servitude by usury; the so-called “government” being held in bondage to debt itself.

    3. “he has a new secret for influencing the mind (brainwashing)” — Of course! Broadcast media is “new” in the aspect of Hofstadter’s time of writing. The man is seemingly blissfully unaware of Bernays and his psychological propaganda techniques so blatantly self admitted in his book, PROPAGANDA. But more so the known psychological effects of watching television, and the hypnotic effects induced by that medium.

    4. “he has a special technique for seduction (the Catholic confessional)” — This is an archaic addition to the list that certainly was true for Europe during the height of political power of the Catholic Church. But it can also be seen in an analog pertinent to mass psychology in the cycle of ‘polling’ / ‘messaging’; the poll being a measuring rod of success of the former message, to be refined by the results of the poll in sequence, until a sufficient proficiency is achieved.
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  157. Photon

    “I am an Officer in a professional corporation in Northern Virginia that contracts for services with the Federal government. By law the nature of those services must remain confidential.
    Due to the nature of prior Federal service I have professional contacts with members of several Federal agencies and give expert consultation in several fields , including national security.
    As you are aware I was an Officer in the Armed Forces; I come from a long line of Officers who have served this country.”~Photon

    “Think about it, All those religions. They can’t all be right. But they can all be wrong.”~Queen Zoar
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  158. ART & ARTIST by Otto Rank

    The Artist, much like the individual generally, is a cultural phenomenon. The individual’s Art must begin and be articulated as a historical genre. At the same time Artists often attempt to reach beyond genre, i.e. beyond their cultural condition

    Rank articulates the impossibility of escaping socio-cultural domination, epistemological doubt, and ontological terror, in our corporal form. Hence human beings escape into speculation into non-corporal form, via the process of creation, play, and the pleasure of the aesthetic as a latent promise of, or possibility for, immortality.

    http://www.ottorank.com/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Rank

    Art and Artist: Creative Urge and Personality Development

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  159. Ebola Pandemic Prediction Oct 2014:
    As of April 2015 we find that this prediction by Jolley was totally fallacious, and that the conspiracy of psychological theories is as baseless as this bogus prediction.
    The “psychologist” pretenders here must have gotten the message themselves that they are full of it. They seem to have given up on this site altogether now. Good riddance.
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  160. hybridrogue1 says:
    August 30, 2015 at 4:03 pm
    “Affirming a sense of control can buffer people against conspiracy theories.”~ Daniel Jolley
    http://conspiracypsychology.com/2015/08/25/buffering-conspiracy-theories-with-feelings-of-control/comment-page-1/

    All well and good Jolley, but why is it that you so-called “psychologists” never discuss the actual conspiracies, and the critical thinking involved in exposing such conspiracies? This argument that “belief” in “conspiracy theories” can be simply handwaved with ‘psychological theories’ is lame and tepid argumentation at best, and vile and dangerous propaganda at worst.
    https://hybridrogue1.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/killer-skeptitards-from-cyberspace/
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    • I have often offered the advice to my adversaries in debate to acquire this handy little jewel:

      A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston

      Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
      P.O. Box 44937
      Indianapolis, Indiana 46244-0967
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    • Yes Veri, the Skeptards have an allegorical similarity to the Creationists and the Christian Zionist in their lack of critical thinking abilities. They are doctrinaire and dogmatic in their narrowly framed views.
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  161. Satori (悟り) (Chinese: 悟; pinyin: wù; Korean: 오 o; Vietnamese: ngộ) is a Japanese Buddhist term for awakening, “comprehension; understanding”. It is derived from the Japanese verb satoru. In the Zen Buddhist tradition, satori refers to the experience of kenshō, “seeing into one’s true nature”.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satori

    D.T. Suzuki: “…. looking into one’s nature or the opening of satori”: “This acquiring of a new point of view in our dealings with life and the world is popularly called by Japanese Zen students ‘satori’ (wu in Chinese). It is really another name for Enlightenment.”
    Suzuki, D. T. (18 Oct. 1870-12 July 1966), the foremost exponent of Zen Buddhism in the West, was born Teitarō Suzuki,
    http://www.anb.org/articles/08/08-01898.html
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  162. Some Dare Call It Conspiracy: Labeling Something a Conspiracy Theory Does Not Reduce Belief in It
    Michael J. Wood — Article first published online: 6 AUG 2015
    Abstract
    “Conspiracy theory” is widely acknowledged to be a loaded term. Politicians use it to mock and dismiss allegations against them, while philosophers and political scientists warn that it could be used as a rhetorical weapon to pathologize dissent. In two empirical studies conducted on Amazon Mechanical Turk, I present an initial examination of whether this concern is justified. In Experiment 1, 150 participants judged a list of historical and speculative theories to be no less likely when they were labeled “conspiracy theories” than when they were labeled “ideas.” In Experiment 2 (N = 802), participants who read a news article about fictitious “corruption allegations” endorsed those allegations no more than participants who saw them labeled “conspiracy theories.” The lack of an effect of the conspiracy-theory label in both experiments was unexpected and may be due to a romanticized image of conspiracy theories in popular media or a dilution of the term to include mundane speculation regarding corruption and political intrigue.”

    Since the mid-1990s, a growing psychological research tradition has generated a great deal of knowledge about the antecedents and consequences of beliefs in conspiracy theories. The term “conspiracy theory” itself, however, has received little explicit attention in the psychological literature, despite considerable interest from philosophers and political scientists in its precise meaning and implications (Bratich, 2002, 2008; Coady, 2006; deHaven-Smith, 2010, 2013; Husting & Orr, 2007). Calling something a conspiracy theory (or someone a conspiracy theorist) is seen as an act of rhetorical violence, a way of dismissing reasonable suspicion as irrational paranoia. For deHaven-Smith (2013), the conspiracy-theory label comes with such negative baggage that applying it has “the effect of dismissing conspiratorial suspicions out of hand with no discussion whatsoever” (p. 84). Husting and Orr (2007) likewise argued that applying the label “discredits specific explanations for social and historical events, regardless of the quality or quantity of evidence” (p. 131). Byford (2011) has lamented what he sees as a broadening of the meaning of “conspiracy theory” in recent decades: While the term once denoted speculation about secretive cabals controlling the course of world affairs, it has come to include “broader discourses of suspicion” (p. 151), such as routine mistrust of authority and concerns about the digital panopticon.

    The intellectual stigma of conspiracy theorizing is not limited to academia. Wood and Douglas (2013) found that online commenters mostly used the term to characterize an opposing belief; commenters were strongly motivated to counterargue the label when others applied it to them, and very few (even among those who believed that the U.S. government perpetrated the 9/11 attacks) were willing to apply the term to their own views. Politicians are clearly aware of the term’s connotations: Both British Prime Minister David Cameron and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have recently deflected accusations of impropriety by branding them as conspiracy theories (Benen, 2014; Helm & Boffey, 2011). It seems to be widely assumed, then, that labeling something a conspiracy theory makes it seem less believable—perhaps through association with a stereotyped view of conspiracy theories as paranoid and unfounded (Bratich, 2008).
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pops.12285/full
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    • Of course we should remember Michael J. Wood from the Conspiracy of Psychology Theorists web page that was the inspiration for this page on HR1blog. The above ‘Political Psychology’ article seems to be his “Thesis Paper” that he earned his PhD with.

      Addendum: Mr Wood contacted me with this update to correct my assertion about his “thesis paper”:

      “Hello HR1! Good to see you commenting on Conspiracy Psychology again. Thanks for the interest in the publication. The two studies presented in the Political Psychology article are much more recent than my PhD. I wrapped up my thesis back in 2013.”
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      • Hello HR1! Good to see you commenting on Conspiracy Psychology again. Thanks for the interest in the publication. The two studies presented in the Political Psychology article are much more recent than my PhD. I wrapped up my thesis back in 2013.

  163. Mike Wood says:
    September 11, 2015 at 10:38 pm
    “The victims of this public relations effort were not so much the ‘conspiracy theorists’, as the general public which was encouraged to despise and distrust “Conspiracy Theories”, and traumatized into suffering deep emotional angst when encountering that perceived as a conspiracy theory, which results in the shut down of the victim’s rational facilities.

    The term has been used as a talisman and sort of “magic spell” by mass media to put the viewing audience into a trance of irrational confusion. This same sort of irrational confusion has been promoted on this very site, by the so-called ‘psychologists’ here promoting their conspiracy of psychological theories, attempting to reinforce the power the stigma of the label once had.”

    Ultimately this is an empirical question, and it’s exactly what I was interested in testing. . Does categorizing something as a conspiracy theory really induce deep emotional angst, a shutdown of all rational faculties, a state of hypnotic confusion, etc.? The evidence shows pretty straightforwardly that this isn’t the case now, and it’s actually not clear that it ever was – certainly if the effect was as strong as you say, it wouldn’t wear off very easily. Yet there’s not even a trace of it visible in the data, and the sample size is large enough to reliably detect relatively small effects.

    Have you read the article? Your characterization of it seems a bit knee-jerk. There’s definitely nothing in there that presents conspiracy theorizing as individual psychopathology.
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    hybridrogue1 says:
    September 11, 2015 at 11:07 pm
    “Have you read the article?”~Mike Wood

    Yes I read the entire article on the journal web site that it is published on.

    “The evidence shows pretty straightforwardly that this isn’t the case now…”~Ibid

    It may not be the case now, but there is much water under the bridge, and it can only be supposition that it was “never the case”. The advent of the Internet has surely had a sobering effect on a population that formerly gotten the vast majority of it’s information from television. I think it is the post TV generation that is waking up from the “trance” that I posit in my original remarks.
    And there is much more to the effects of watching TV, which I am sure you must know, being the scholar in psychological studies that you are. Some of the effects are discussed at:
    https://hybridrogue1.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/voodoo-ritual-2/

    You end by saying, “There’s definitely nothing in there that presents conspiracy theorizing as individual psychopathology.” Yes I do appreciate that, however if you will look over the bulk of the articles on this site, I think they could be characterized as intimating such a message as conspiracy theorizing is individual psychopathology.
    And I would point out that many of the comments of the readers here certainly are under such an impression.

    As I am sure you have surmised, I am a researcher, and much of my research is concerned with a forensic view of history. This as is suggested, that I have looked into the deeper history, and the fact that conspiracy is one of the foundations of the architecture of modern political power. I am sure the average reader would say that I am a ‘conspiracy theorist’. I accept such a characterization only insofar as the term “theorist” is used in it’s proper scientific definition.

    I also suspect that my web blog is familiar to at least a few of the ‘psychologists’ who are regular contributors to this site. Let me end by congratulating you on a very fine and well researched article. Many in the research community have been very impressed with it!

    Yours truly, Willy Whitten aka HybridRogue – \\][//
    http://conspiracypsychology.com/2015/08/07/the-conspiracy-theory-label-not-as-powerful-as-you-might-think/comment-page-1/#comment-12434
    \\][//

    • Autism in the United States: a Perspective
      F. Edward Yazbak,M.D., F.A.A.P.

      ABSTRACT
      Once rare, autism has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The increase cannot be attributed to changes in diagnostic criteria, which have actually become more restrictive. Already a heavy burden on educational facilities, the increasing number of patients afflicted with this serious disability will have an enormous effect on the economy as the affected children reach adulthood. Studies of all possible causes of the epidemic are urgently needed. To date, studies of a potential relationship to childhood vaccines have been limited and flawed.
      […]
      Earlier in the program, cases of autism in U.S. schools were few.
      As they steadily increased, a decision was made to list autism as a separate entity starting in 1991. As shown in Figure 1, the number of children aged 6 to 21 with autism in U.S. schools rose steadily.from 5,415 in 1991-1992 to 118,602 in the latest published.Department of Education report for the 2001-2002 school year.
      [..]
      So far, though the CDC does not know what causes autism and its neurological, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and immune symptoms, it appears determined, without a single clinical study of its own, to deny the potential role of MMR vaccination and mercury preservatives. The possibility that mercury may affect the immune system of certain genetically predisposed children and trigger autism upon their exposure to MMR has never been conclusively ruled out.
      The decision to remove thimerosal from pediatric vaccines in 1999 was wise. It is difficult to believe that, to assure sterility, a known poison had been added for more than 60 years to products intended for infants. Safer “preservatives” should have been used.
      Serious independent research is urgently needed. It cannot be expected from people with financial ties to the vaccine industry and the vaccine authorities.
      [..]

      Conclusions

      There has been a true and significant increase in autism in the U.S. To date, the CDC and other governmental health authorities have not given enough attention to this serious epidemic and its present and future impact. They must face their responsibility now.
      Emerging evidence suggests some relationship between MMR and thimerosal-containing vaccines and regressive autism.
      Additional independent and unbiased clinical studies must be conducted in order to determine all causes involved.
      Information about the autism epidemic and its potential causes should be widely disseminated.

      F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP, founded TL Autism Research, 70 Viewcrest
      Dr., Falmouth, MA 02540, tlautstudy@aol.com.
      http://www.jpands.org/vol8no4/yazbak.pdf
      \\][//

  164. hybridrogue1 says:
    September 15, 2015 at 1:39 am
    I would like to know what is at the bottom of this interest in “conspiracy theory” that drives these psychologist to specialize in it as a subject of study. What is it that you are attempting to prove or disprove about ‘conspiracy theory’? If you aren’t attempting to make proofs that those who try to unwind the official narratives given by authority, as being in some sense “deranged” or “deluded”, then what could be the impetus for spending so much effort in schooling to secure a doctorate in psychology with the specific aim of analyzing the mental and emotional construct of “conspiracy theorists” or as you label them/us, “conspiracists”?
    \\][//
    http://conspiracypsychology.com/2015/08/07/the-conspiracy-theory-label-not-as-powerful-as-you-might-think/comment-page-1/#comment-12465

    • Essentially the psychology meme is no less based on designing ‘experiments’ to test their own ‘theories’, than is a ‘conspiracy theorist’ investigating and testing the assertions of official narratives.
      Psychoanalyze yourselves__what makes YOU tick?
      \\][//

      • This, should put quite the spin over here in communication with the psycho-analytical types. Problem being, communication’s not possible with a closed mind.

  165. hybridrogue1 says:
    September 18, 2015 at 6:44 pm
    The ‘Psychologists’ hosting this site may be familiar with the Dunning–Kruger effect; a cognitive bias wherein relatively unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than is accurate.

    There are variations of the D-K effect as well; such as those who have expertise or ‘skills’ in one topic, and mistakenly think that this expertise can cross over effortlessly to other areas of knowledge. Their general intelligence is of course a factor for assessing any information. But that does not mollify the situations wherein these “experts” do not actually study the details of an area of research they are not qualified in, and merely assume from ignorance that their standing as an expert in one field only reaches validity in that specialty.
    \\][//
    http://conspiracypsychology.com/2015/09/17/how-to-stop-donald-trump-peddling-vaccine-conspiracy-theories/comment-page-1/#comment-12494

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