ARE CONSPIRACY THEORISTS REALLY THE SANE ONES?
University study shows they are more well-grounded than others
Published: 20 hours ago
author-image GINA LOUDON
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DeHaven-Smith said that the term “conspiracy theorist” was invented and made popular intentionally by the CIA in an effort to discredit those who asked questions surrounding the assassination of JFK.
Since the CIA is banned from domestic activities, if true, it is illegal, contends Kevin Barrett of Press TV.
He said “people who use the terms ‘conspiracy theory’ and ‘conspiracy theorist’ as an insult are doing so as the result of a well-documented, undisputed, historically real conspiracy by the CIA to cover up the JFK assassination.”
“That campaign, by the way, was completely illegal,” he continued, “and the CIA officers involved were criminals; the CIA is barred from all domestic activities, yet routinely breaks the law to conduct domestic operations ranging from propaganda to assassinations.”
Research seems to be trending in support of some of these claims. An abstract of a recent study published by researchers at the University of Kent in the U.K. looked at trends in social media.
The study collected comments and organized them into “conspiracist” and “conventionalist” categories. They assert that “conspiracy theorists” might be more well-grounded, even more sane, than those who accept conventional wisdom on contested events.
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My first “tin foil hat” was my Uncle Louie.
He was firmly convinced that Pearl Harbor was instigated by FDR.
I remember my father and other uncles and aunts tell him he was “crazy”.
He didn’t have “evidence”, but even at that time all the decision makers were “out of touch” for the duration of the crisis. (Remind you of BHO and Hillary’s red phone commercial. And, Benghazi-gate?)
I heard grumblings in Grammar and High School history. Many of the Christian Brothers were old vets. No one had “evidence”, but all had different “suspicions.
The thing common to most of the discussion was “why were the carriers at sea when the fleet was in port?”
I read a lot about WW2. Then WW1.
I saw all the movies.
I was a war monger.
Then came Viet Nam.
And stuff came out by dribs and drabs.
Then, many moons later, in 1999, I read: “Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor” by by Robert Stinnett
And, I was “tin foil hat”!
Stinnett’s evidence, much of it circumstantial, convinced me that everyone lied!
From that it was short trip to the Lusitania carried munitions, Gulf of Tolkin never happened, JFK was killed by the CIA and LBJ, … and on and on.
So, if the Gooferment, their willing propagandists in the “media”, most politicians and bureaucrats say something, I demand “evidence”!
They could say “the Sun will rise tomorrow” and I want proof.
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