I wrote "... 'origin' and 'history' are not the same concept; 'origin' is primarily emergence into existence for the first time, while 'history' is primarily what happens after that" (On The Origin of Comets).
In this series about conspiracy theory I have tried to hold as closely to that definition as possible, by pointing out that conspiracy is something that originated before humans came into existence, something that originated in the microbial world billions of years before humans, the world that has more biomass and population than all other life forms on this planet (On The Origin of "Conspiracy Theory" - 4).
It is utterly brain-dead to try a poo-poo the reality of conspiracy theory, as establishment propagandists have found out, so they are now offering a "reason" why conspiracy theory exists.
They are doing so without even considering the origin.
Instead, they confuse recent history with the billion year old origin.
This is typical trite nonsense from paid anti-conspiracy nuts, which we exposed in previous posts of this series:
Coup conspiracies have been ongoing for thousands of years, as well as having been done in recent times, both by those inside government and those outside of government (A Tale of Coup Cities - 3, Journalism: Facts vs. Fantasy).(On The Origin of "Conspiracy Theory"). Establishment propaganda worked acceptably for the 1% for about a century:
In fact, you might be surprised how many conspiracy theories are handled by the federal and state governments on a daily basis:
Over one-quarter of all federal criminal prosecutions and a large number of state cases involve prosecutions for conspiracy.(Conspiracy Theory, 112 Yale L.J. 1307 (2003), Preface, emphasis added). That is a lot of real, serious as a heart attack, beyond a reasonable doubt, and well documented occurrences of "conspiracy theories" going on in reality before the eyes of anyone who wants to see them.
Notice the legal reality that conspiracy is a separate crime, different from the planned crime yet-to-be-done:
Consider how a law school textbook might introduce the elements of traditional conspiracy law: Imagine that Joe and Sandra agree to rob a bank. From the moment of agreement, they can be found guilty of conspiracy even if they never commit the robbery (it’s called “inchoate liability”). Even if the bank goes out of business, they can still be liable for the conspiracy (“impossibility” is not a defense). Joe can be liable for other crimes that Sandra commits to further the conspiracy’s objective, like hot-wiring a getaway car (it’s called “Pinkerton” liability, after a 1946 Supreme Court case involving tax offenses). He can’t evade liability by staying home on the day of the robbery (a conspirator has to take an affirmative step to “withdraw”). And if the bank heist takes place, both Joe and Sandra can be charged with bank robbery and with the separate crime of conspiracy, each of which carries its own punishment (the crime of conspiracy doesn’t “merge” with the underlying crime). Why should conspiracy liability begin at the moment of “agreement,” before any crime is committed? Why can a conspirator be charged with both the inchoate offense of conspiracy and the robbery? Why should the law punish conspirators even if it’s impossible for them to commit the crime they planned? Why is withdrawal from a conspiracy so difficult?(ibid, "Conspiracy Theory", Article, PDF), emphasis added). Remember that those "conspiracy theories" happen every day when a criminal prosecutor has a conspiracy theory of the case in criminal conspiracy prosecutions.
One of the most important comments on deceit ... was made by Adam Smith. He pointed out that a major goal of business is to deceive and oppress the public.(Chomsky and Trivers, emphasis added). That fabrication of reality is fading fast a century later.
And one of the striking features of the modern period is the institutionalization of that process, so that we now have huge industries deceiving the public — and they're very conscious about it, the public relations industry. Interestingly, this developed in the freest countries — in Britain and the US — roughly around time of WWI, when it was recognized that enough freedom had been won that people could no longer be controlled by force. So modes of deception and manipulation had to be developed in order to keep them under control ...
Now, the American People see what is happening before "their lying eyes," as does the world (Anthraxoids, UN Damns Washington As World’s Worst Violator Of Human Rights).
The 911 Trance which the media introduced post-911, is failing to be perpetuated, and is wearing off (Choose Your Trances Carefully).
Thus, a new wave of anti-conspiracy "testimony" is being bought and paid for to try to offset this reality:
According to a 2006 Scripps Howard poll, 36 percent of all Americans believed it was "somewhat likely" or "very likely" that federal officials assisted(Paid Well To Recant A Conspiracy Theory, emphasis added). HuffPo, a conspiracy theory denialist unit, has paid this dood to try to convert Americans back into being duped by the massive propaganda industry on the issue of conspiracy.
in the 9/11 attacks or took no action to stop them because they wanted the United States to go to war in the Middle East.
Goldberg pointed to Americans' evolving answer to one particular poll question since the 1950s. "The poll question was, 'Do you trust the government to do what is right all or most of the time? And in the 1950s," he said, "75 percent of Americans [back then] answered, 'Yes, I trust the government to do what is right all or most of the time.'" But "what's happened since then is this tremendous erosion of trust and faith in the federal government. And you can see it through Vietnam, you can see it through Watergate, you could see it through the 1980s and 1990s, such that by the time the year 2000 rolls around, you have a mirror image -- that is, 25 percent of Americans [now] trust the government to do what is right all or most of the time."
But, that is not going to happen:
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.(Abraham Lincoln). So, it is back to square one using force to keep the people at bay (Will The Military Become The Police? - 10).
The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.
Nick Jonas & the Administration and their Conspiracy Theory (lyrics here):