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u/DDE93 · 14 pointsr/ShitPoliticsSays

That, too, comes out of the MiniTru handbook. "Conspiracy theory" is a pejorative was proliferated by the CIA via its press contacts in the wake of JFK's killing in order to lump anyone doubting the official position in with complete crackpots. Thus implying the murder of Seth Rich is just as a ridiculous idea as a flying saucer hiding behind Halley's Comet, for example.

u/natermer · 5 pointsr/GoldandBlack

'Conspiracy Theory' is a weaponized term. It's designed to shut off critical thinking so that people dismiss ideas out of hand without consideration.

The phrase that keeps reoccurring in my mind when dealing with Hillary is: "The lady doth protest too much, methinks"

Hillary being full of shit on clown-ish levels and people's willingness to still defending her on a knee-jerk level is one of the very few more amusing things about this election cycle.

u/lawyer4anarchists · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

I am sorry I was apparently not precise enough in my original comment regarding "conspiracy theories". I just meant that it became vastly popularized to describe precisely what this entire REDDIT thread etc. IS. That was all I meant. I was referencing a U.T. Austin prof's book that traces this precise topic and he includes the docs. Here is the amazon link book link.
And here is a bit of the description.

Conspiracy Theory in America investigates how the Founders’ hard-nosed realism about the likelihood of elite political misconduct—articulated in the Declaration of Independence—has been replaced by today’s blanket condemnation of conspiracy beliefs as ludicrous by definition. Lance deHaven-Smith reveals that the term “conspiracy theory” entered the American lexicon of political speech to deflect criticism of the Warren Commission and traces it back to a CIA propaganda campaign to discredit doubters of the commission’s report. He asks tough questions and connects the dots among five decades’ worth of suspicious events, including the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, the attempted assassinations of George Wallace and Ronald Reagan, the crimes of Watergate, the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages deal, the disputed presidential elections of 2000 and 2004, the major defense failure of 9/11, and the subsequent anthrax letter attacks.

I hope this adds to the discussion.

u/why_are_we_god · 2 pointsr/collapse

global warming is real.

the moon landing is real.

9/11 conspiracy invovles external cooperation, a false flag terrorist group, and a massive government cover up.

the earth is a solid sphere.

methane release already started, with declines not expected for a thousand years or so. and subsea permafrost is only refreezable by putting the earth into another ice age.

and the derogatory nature of the term 'conspiracy theory' was crafted by the cia to discredit those who questioned the official kennedy investigation ^(source) ... so i'm leaning towards conspiracy on that one.

but i'm sure that i can't know how deep the rabbit hole gets, as of right now ...

r/conspiracy is like hunting for memetic gold in sea of shit, lies, delusions, and false flags. but truth, when you find it, really does set you free. ^(u/mr_dong)

u/Bmyrab · 2 pointsr/conspiracy
u/fish60 · 0 pointsr/news

Read this book. It explains this much better than I ever could.

Or just believe whatever you seen on msnbc, or fox, if that is your preference, or the first hit of Google. Everything is just fine...