An Article About Us—the Tin-Foil Hat Conspiracists!

Did you know…

“People who more strongly believed in independent research and analysis were significantly less likely to use sunscreen or have an annual medical checkup.” ?

Guilty. Although I live in Arizona where the sun is exceptionally strong and well over 100 degrees F. for over 4 months, I never use sunscreen any more.

I haven’t been to a doctor in years, and I enjoy exceptionally good health. I take no drugs, use only natural and herbal remedies if necessary, and eat the healthiest food I can, don’t cook in the microwave, rarely use a cell phone, yada, yada, yada—without getting anal or obsessive about any of it.

The establishment is doing its best to quash our need to research and establish in our own minds what reality is, but it’s a losing battle. Ironically, the Internet and alternative media were their downfall.

The law of supply and demand dictates that if there were no call for alternative and independent media, there would be none. We can see the number of websites, blogs and YouTube channels exploding. That speaks volumes. And many independent media stations are so professional in appearance and discussion now that it’s difficult to tell they’re not primary network sites.

In fact, how many of us have completely stopped watching mainstream news altogether because it’s so laughable? So utterly INcredible? So manufactured?

Fortunately, more and more people are hearing the call to discover what’s really going on and as they say below, it’s contagious. The cabal and all their cronies are going down, and I think some of us are now enjoying wearing the badge of honour called “Conspiracy Theorist” because it means we use our head and refuse to be cattle. Research shows we’re not “ignorant” or “unstable”. Good to know. Woo-hoo!

I fully admit that most of what the government conspires to do is terribly difficult to swallow—until you open your eyes and see the evidence—and then it’s slap on the forehead time.

We know it’s not rocket science to recognize that if  good presidents continue to be assassinated, taxes go up while services go down, your government is hiding things and passing legislation in the middle of  the night, troops are continually sent out to war, that if the current administration is making changes that snatch our rights and freedoms out from under us, are trying to remove guns from the masses and generally trampling the Constitution—that the federal government is in it for themselves—not representing The People and our mandates. They’ve gone rogue.

The time to look away is long past and our countrymen will be jarred awake very soon—and to whom will they look for answers and guidance? Uh-huh… and won’t we be popular then?  Yes, V-Day (Vindication Day) is on the way, my friends!  ~ BP

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Cracking the “Conspiracy Theories’” Psycholinguistic Code: The Witch Hunt against Independent Research and Analysis

A new crusade appears to be underway to target independent research and analysis available via alternative news media. This March saw the release of “cognitive infiltration” advocate Cass Sunstein’s new book, Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas. In April, the confirmed federal intelligence-gathering arm, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), released a new report, “Agenda 21: The UN, Sustainability, and Right Wing Conspiracy Theory.” Most recently, Newsweek magazine carried a cover story, titled, “The Plots to Destroy America: Conspiracy Theories Are a Clear and Present Danger.”

As its discourse suggests, this propaganda campaign is using the now familiar “conspiracy theory” label, as outlined in Central Intelligence Agency Document 1035-960, the 1967 memo laying out a strategy for CIA “media assets” to counter criticism of the Warren Commission and attack independent investigators of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. At that time the targets included attorney Mark Lane and New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, who were routinely defamed and lampooned in major US news outlets.

Declassified government documents have proven Lane and Garrison’s allegations of CIA-involvement in the assassination largely accurate. Nevertheless, the prospect of being subject to the conspiracy theorist smear remains a potent weapon for intimidating authors, journalists, and scholars from interrogating complex events, policies, and other potentially controversial subject matter.

As the title of Newsweek’s feature story indicates, a primary element of contemporary propaganda campaigns using the conspiracy theory/ist label is to suggest that citizens’ distrust of government imperatives and activities tends toward violent action. The “conspiracy theorist” term is intentionally conflated with “conspiracist,” thus linking the two in the mass mind. Images of Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh, and Osama bin Laden are subtly invoked when the magic terms are referenced. In reality, it is typically Western governments using their police or military who prove the foremost purveyors of violence and the threat of violence—both domestically and abroad.

In his Newsweek article, author and journalist Kurt Eichenwald selectively employs the assertions of the SPLC, Sunstein, and a handful of social scientists to postulate in Orwellian fashion that independent research and analysis of the United Nations’ Agenda 21, the anti-educational thrust of “Common Core,” the dangers of vaccine injury and water fluoridation, and September 11—all important policies and issues worthy of serious study and concern—are a “contagion” to the body politic.

In a functioning public, honest academics and journalists would uninhibitedly delve into these and similar problems–GMOs, state-sponsored terrorism, the dangers of non-ionizing radiation– particularly since such phenomena pose grave threats to both popular sovereignty and self determination. Such intellectuals would then provide important findings to foster vigorous public debate.

Absent this, segments of the populace still capable of critical thought are inclined to access and probe information that leads them to question bureaucratic edicts and, in some cases, suggest a potentially broader political agenda. In today’s world, however, such research projects carried out by the hoi polloi that are expressly reserved for government or foundation-funded technocrats “’distort the debate that is crucial to democracy,’” says Dartmouth political scientist Brendan Nyhan.

With the above in mind, a simple yet instructive exercise in illustrating the psycholinguistic feature of the conspiracy theory propaganda technique is to replace “conspiracy theories/ists” with the phrase, “independent research and analysis,” or “independent researchers.” Let us apply this to some passages from Eichenwald’s recent Newsweek piece.

For example, “Psychological research has shown that the only trait that consistently indicates the probability someone will believe in conspiracy theories independent research and analysis is if that person believes in other conspiracy theories independent research and analysis,” Eichenwald sagely concludes.

“One of the most common ways of introducing conspiracy theories independent research and analysis is to ‘just ask questions’ about an official account,’’’ says Karen Douglas, co-editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology and a senior academic … at Britain’s University of Kent.”

In fact, substituting the phrases accordingly throughout the article significantly neutralizes its overall propagandistic effect.

Researchers agree; independent research and analysis are espoused by people at every level of society seeking ways of calming the chaos of life, sometimes by simply reinforcing convictions.

While the growth in the number of news outlets has helped spread independent research and analysis, it doesn’t compare to the impact of social media and the Internet, experts say.

9/11 conspiracy theorists independent researchers protest outside the World Trade Center in 2011 [Photo caption]

“If you have social networks of people who are talking with one another, you can have independent research and analysis spread in a hurry,’’ says Cass Sunstein, a professor at Harvard Law School … “It literally is as if it was contagious.”

While some may dismiss independent researchers as ignorant or unstable, research has shown that to be false. “The idea that only dumb people believe this stuff is wrong,’’ says Dartmouth’s Nyhan.

People who more strongly believed in independent research and analysis were significantly less likely to use sunscreen or have an annual medical checkup.

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I'm a Canadian freelance writer living near Phoenix, Arizona specializing in the 2012 phenomenon, spirituality, and wellness & nutrition. Over the past 8 years I've learned what our spiritual upgrade is REALLY all about and have access to insider information not shared in the mainstream media. I aim to dispel the myths and disinformation around The Shift and Ascension and help bring the world Truth. It is time. Welcome... and I hope this blog makes a difference in your spiritual liberation. ~ Molly A. Chapman

12 thoughts on “An Article About Us—the Tin-Foil Hat Conspiracists!

  1. Kenneth says:

    Never could understand HOW the term “Conspiracy Theory” ever was created in the first place…They simply do NOT belong together because “Conspiracies” happen everyday…every hour and minute of EACH day…Some Good like planning a surprise for someones birthday or any other event…unfortunately most are NOT good, like those of our governments…Therefore “Conspiracies” are a FACT…a “Theory” is NOT a FACT…a theory is a UN-proved idiology of an event or idea of something…that doesn’t become a FACT until it is Proven…WE ALL can see through this crap.

  2. Kimberly says:

    I know sweetie, I came back to see if I could fix it….I’m really sorry, sleep deprived for three days now…I’m really sorry…I don’t go to other blogs per say…I stick to yours (the first one I check every morning and before going to bed), D @ RTS, Divine Cosmos, and AK….I have found you guys to give the best source of info so I don’t go any further than that! 🙂

  3. Kimberly says:

    I too have gone as natural as I can go and have helped a few others a long the way…..MY wake up call came when I got a good dose of sun poisoning on my face and decided that I should use sunscreen…long story short, I bought the highest SPF on the market thinking I was doing myself a favor and ended up with a third degree sun burn…..yes, I went through a great deal of pain but I learned my lesson well and I’m more healthier now than when I was 21! 🙂 And J, thank you for your website and all you do!!! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  4. futuret says:

    I REFUSE TO REMAIN ANYTHING ELSE BUT A CONSPIRACY THEORIST, I AM NOT TIN FOIL EITHER, I AM A HARD CORE CONSPIRACY THEORIST OF STEEL. I DO NOT WANT ANY POLITICAL PARTY EITHER, THESE POLITICAL PARTIES ARE NOTHING BUT CRAP, THEY DO NOTHING BUT MAKE MATTERS WORSE. YOU CAN STILL SUPPORT THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, WITHOUT ANY PHONEY POLITICAL PARTY. WE HAVE THE BEST ACTORS AND ACTRESSES IN GOVERNMENT AND HOLLYWOOD HAS ADDED THIS MUCH MORE TO THEIR RANKS. THEY SHOULD START OFFERING OSCARS FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS.

  5. I totally agree with you, BP. I can’t remember the last time I went to a doctor. It’s about taking care of ourselves naturally. I use Chiropractic as well…which is of ‘major’ importance for keeping the organs online and functional. People don’t want to believe that, either. They keep telling me that ‘chiropractors just want to get you back for another visit.’ My response is the same all the time: “How much did you spend on just your co-pay at the doctors over the last year, and how much for your prescriptions? Medicine only treats the symptoms and destroys the liver function. Chiropractic ‘heals’. And that’s true, as they’ve also been using it to treat MS and many other debilitating dis-eases. ADHD in their circles is becoming a thing of the past as well as Autism. Peeps just don’t want to listen and they’re so brainwashed I can’t even describe it in one paragraph…but ‘we’ know, don’t we? Much love…<3

    • leahanna, chiropractic work has been controversial for a long time, hasn’t it—and largely because the allopathic medical community felt threatened because no one seems to really understand how or why it works the way it does.

      My holistic doctor eight years ago was running a magnetic thing up and down my spine that clacked like a duck and I have no idea what it did, but it worked. She was a miracle worker in my eyes. Who cares how or why? Healing is accomplished.

      • futuret says:

        WE MUST CONSTANTLY BE ON GUARD, IT IS THE POLITICIANS AND THE ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO NOW WANT TO CONTROL OUR HEALTH. WE HAD EVERY RIGHT TO DECIDE FOR OURSELVES, WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU AND YOU STAY IN GOOD HEALTH, I SAY GO FOR IT!!!

  6. Twyla says:

    rofl… you sound exactly like me…. and I only go to my natural doctor ~ I am one of those come near me with that needle & I shall jab you in the eye with it yadda yadda ❤

  7. Dan W says:

    Your introduction to this article is “SO RIGHT ON” it gives me chills down my back. I want to personally thank you for your website and your commentary you provide to all of us who are WIDE AWAKE and fighting for the truth.

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