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Conspiracy theorists are tasked with showing that two or more people planned to work together toward bringing about events that would end up being a crime.
Those conspiracy theorists must prove, with evidence, that particular events took place.
Here, I am talking about professional conspiracy theorists, such as an Attorney General or assistant Attorney General.
Those who work for the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), or who work for state departments of justice.
They are professionals who initiate one fourth of all federal criminal prosecutions using conspiracy theories.
In addition to that, in these United States, a significant percentage of state criminal prosecutions are also conspiracy theories about crimes.
These are the official conspiracy theorists who work in the federal and state courts of the nation every day.
A law review article points out the essential elements of thousands of conspiracy theories which send conspirators to federal and state prisons every year:
Over one-quarter of all federal criminal prosecutions and a large number of state cases involve prosecutions for conspiracy.(On The Origin of "Conspiracy Theory", quoting Conspiracy Theory, 112 Yale L.J. 1307, 2003). That said, the conspiracies that give rise to these prosecutions go very deep into American culture, where the notion of "too big to jail" has taken root, and has now grown into a misty forest.
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?
II. Recent Examples
Once Attorney General, Eric Holder, let the cat out of the bag while testifying under oath to congress, saying in essence "I can't prosecute the big banks because they are too big to fail" (Everybody's Got A Holder Heart - 3, Why didn't Eric Holder do more to prosecute big banks?).
The infiltration of corruption into officialdom starts lower than that, for example, in some state Attorney General offices:
The letter to the Environmental Protection Agency from Attorney General Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma carried a blunt accusation: Federal regulators were grossly overestimating the amount of air pollution caused by energy companies drilling new natural gas wells in his state.(Energy Firms in Secretive Alliance With Attorneys General). Millions of American homes were impacted by the bank crimes, and millions of Americans suffer health problems due to the operations of the corrupter / conspirator in chief, Oil-Qaeda.
But Mr. Pruitt left out one critical point. The three-page letter was written by lawyers for Devon Energy, one of Oklahoma’s biggest oil and gas companies, and was delivered to him by Devon’s chief of lobbying.
“Outstanding!” William F. Whitsitt, who at the time directed government relations at the company, said in a note to Mr. Pruitt’s office. The attorney general’s staff had taken Devon’s draft, copied it onto state government stationery with only a few word changes, and sent it to Washington with the attorney general’s signature. “The timing of the letter is great, given our meeting this Friday with both E.P.A. and the White House.”
Mr. Whitsitt then added, “Please pass along Devon’s thanks to Attorney General Pruitt.”
III. Oil-Qaeda Is A Bastard Child of Big Tobacco,
And a Bastard Brother of Big Cancer
The first two videos below are recordings of presentations given by a professor of the history of science.
Specifically, those two videos present a history of "Big Tobacco" as it relates to climate change.
They do so in the sense of how Big Momma Tobacco passed on to "Big Oil" (Oil-Qaeda - its bastard child), the propaganda baton (The Deceit Business).
In other Dredd Blog posts, I have looked back into history a bit further than those two videos, and have found "Big Tobacco" to be a very old cultural disease:
Now comes “The Barbarous Years,” the next installment. It circles back to a period that most Americans don’t hear much about in school: the chaotic decades from the establishment of Jamestown (England’s first permanent colony in the Americas) in 1607 up to King Philip’s War (the vicious conflict that effectively expelled Indians from New England) in 1675-76. Bailyn’s goal is to show how a jumble of migrants, “low and high born,” sought “to recreate, if not to improve, in this remote and, to them, barbarous environment, the life they had known before.” As the title indicates, the story is as grim as it is fascinating: a group portrait in tones of greed, desperation and brutality. In recent years conservative writers dismayed by historical revisionism have flooded stores with books extolling the character and sagacity of America’s founders. “The Barbarous Years” is not one of them.(A History of Oil Addiction - 4). As their conspiracies developed along with their technology, they eventually began to destroy the environment.
“Death was everywhere,” Bailyn writes of Jamestown. The colony was a commercial enterprise, started by the Virginia Company with the sort of careful financial evaluation that in the more recent past was the hallmark of the dot-com boom.
English people kept coming anyway, lured by a discovery that the Crown and company hated: tobacco. Hip, fun, disdained by stuffy authorities and wildly addictive, the smoking weed was an ideal consumer product. Thousands of migrants were willing to risk death for the chance to cash in on England’s squadrons of new nicotine junkies. The Chesapeake Bay became a barely governed swarm of semi-independent tobacco fiefs, owned by families, operated by squads of indentured servants, all squabbling with one another, Protestants against Catholics, English against other Europeans, everyone against Indians.
"The addiction to oil ... at least to the wealth and to the products made accessible to us by oil ... look at the negative consequences on the environment we are destroying the very Earth that we inhabit for the sake of that addiction. Now these addictions are far more devastating in the social consequences than the cocaine or heroin habits of my ... patients. Yet they are rewarded and considered to be respectable. The tobacco company executive that shows a higher profit will get a much bigger reward ... doesn't face any negative consequences legally or otherwise ... in fact is a respected member of the board of several other corporations ... but tobacco smoke related diseases kill 5.5 million people around the world every year. In the United States they kill 400,000 people a year".
"And these people are addicted to what? To profit, to such a degree are they addicted that they are actually in denial about the impact of their activities, which is typical for addicts, is denial. And that is the respectable one. It is respectable to be addicted to profit no matter what the cost. So what is acceptable and what is respectable is a highly arbitrary phenomenon in our society. And it seems like the greater the harm the more respectable the addiction" (Dr. Maté).
Thereafter they began to conspire to cover up the scientific reality of what they were doing to the base of life on Earth:
Internal fossil fuel industry memos reveal decades of disinformation — a deliberate campaign to deceive the public that continues even today.(The Authoritarianism of Climate Change). This is the largest such incident in the history of civilization.
For nearly three decades, many of the world's largest fossil fuel companies have knowingly worked to deceive the public about the realities and risks of climate change.
Their deceptive tactics are now highlighted in this set of seven "deception dossiers"—collections of internal company and trade association documents that have either been leaked to the public, come to light through lawsuits, or been disclosed through Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests.
Each collection provides an illuminating inside look at this coordinated campaign of deception, an effort underwritten by ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP, Shell, Peabody Energy, and other members of the fossil fuel industry.
IV. Can Anything Be Done About It?
The third video, below, is from the floor of the Senate, and was given by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.
He points out that the current U.S. Attorney General is the same lawyer who beat "Big Tobacco" in federal court.
These types of "tom toms" (drums of inquiry) are being heard in some state departments of justice too.
Several federal senators have even asked the federal Attorney General to take action against Oil-Qaeda now:
More Oil Companies a Focus of Climate Investigations?This may be interrupted by the current, ongoing presidential election as follows, IMO: If Bernie Sanders is elected the investigations and inquiries into the depraved heart murder-by-Oil-Qaeda will proceed.
Consumer Watchdog Asks California Attorney General and US Attorneys to Investigate Oil Industry for Mail Fraud in Effort to Defeat Climate Change Legislation
Oil-Qaeda and MOMCOM have psychopathic mental fingerprints about victims
On the other hand, if Clinton, or members of the other circus, is or are elected, the "too big to jail" song will be revised.
The conspirators with continue unabated.
Whether or not the efforts to bring Oil-Qaeda to justice will end the same way it did for Big Tobacco, that end result will not be benign.
Oil-Qaeda has already set in motion the damaging system that has impaired the climate which civilization has existed within for these several thousand years (of human civilizations).
All that remains now is to stop, or not, the murder-suicide that Oil-Qaeda is bringing upon the world (Civilization Is Now On Suicide Watch, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
I mean, at least with facing suicide we have a choice ... so let's get rid of the murderers (by definition we cannot murder ourselves) ... then deal with the issues of suicide.
We may have a chance to decide not to commit suicide, even if as potential murder victims we do not have any choice.
Well then, lets Stop the murders!
The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.
Senator Whitehouse and Dr. Naomi Oreskes on the history and culpability of psychopaths within Big Tobacco, Big Oil, and the U.S.eh? :