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“Will the Paranoids Please Raise Their Hands?”

When one dares to dig beneath the surface of governmental programs to reveal undisclosed purposes, he or she is usually met with charges of being a “paranoid” defender of “conspiracy theories”. More often than not, such an accusation silences the questioner, as it is designed to do. I long ago came to the conclusion that those who chastise others for spouting “conspiracy theories” tend to do so because they don’t want the implications of their own schemes revealed to the public. “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” intoned the Wizard of Oz, an admonition designed to intimidate the inquisitive into silence.

I, for one, gladly admit to the embracing of any conspiracy theory for which there is credible evidence. But those who condemn me for my views never seem interested in examining the evidence, their purposes being more to prevent the raising of discomforting questions. Having read a good deal of history over the years, I ask my critics to account for the countless foreign intrigues, plots, assassinations, alliances, and other cabals that have been at the heart of so much of the history of the world. Do Shakespeare’s tragedies – almost all of which are grounded in conspiracies of one kind or another – have nothing to teach us about the machinations of human behavior?

A Jewish acquaintance once criticized me for my views, adding “there are no conspiracies.” “May I quote you on that?” I asked. He could not understand my purpose in wanting to do so, so I told him: “because it’s not often one hears Jewish people denying the Nazi Holocaust the way you just did.” After advising him that the Nazi Holocaust requires a conspiracy of German government officials, he was prepared to modify his statement to allow for the kinds of conspiracies that he believed in.

One of my colleagues, who teaches antitrust law, attacked me for defending even the idea of “conspiracies”, until I asked him if he intended to reduce his course from three units to one. “Since so much of antitrust law consists of ‘conspiracies’ to restrain trade, or fix prices, or divide up markets, or monopolize an industry, or engage in such more subtle ‘conspiracies’ as ‘conscious parallelism’, I assume that, since you do not believe in conspiracies, you will take the lead in condemning such specious theories.”

Conspiracy theories abound in our society, and are widely accepted…provided you are identifying the “politically correct” conspiracy. World War II was conducted, in part, on the premise that the so-called “Axis Powers” were conspiring to take over the world. But if one tries to offer evidence that FDR secretly manipulated the Japanese into an attack on Pearl Harbor in order to serve his political agenda, the “anti-conspiracy league” quickly appears to attack not the evidence, but the state of mind of the accuser. When World War II ended, the “international communist conspiracy” was hurriedly rushed onstage to justify the commitment of trillions of dollars of wealth and hundreds of thousands of lives to fight a “Cold War”. When the “Cold War” critics began to speak and write about how this campaign was designed to serve American corporate-state interests at the expense of the American people, the “anti-conspiracy league” was again called into action.

For those who are paying attention, the incongruity of the critics of conspiracy theories should be apparent. “We are busy conducting wars against sinister foreign conspiracies,” they might argue, “and anyone who suggests that we might be engaged in conspiracies of our own, are ‘paranoids.’” “They” conspire, in other words, but “we” do not. A childishly simple explanation for consumption by childishly simple minds.

“Paranoia” consists not in a fear of others, but in a baseless fear. Would one regard a Jew, in Nazi Germany, as “paranoid,” because he thought the government was out to do him harm? If so, how would we characterize the state of mind of another Jew, similarly located, who did not see any threat from his government? When one further considers how preoccupied government officials are with protecting themselves from those they imagine themselves to represent – to the point of routinely having bomb-sniffing dogs, armed security guards, and military helicopters and soldiers accompany their public appearances – it should be asked: just who is being “paranoid”?

It is interesting to observe the psychological projection that takes place in such dynamics. The defenders of statism attack their critics as “paranoids” while, at the same time, fostering an endless supply of “enemies” against whom they promise us protection! Politics thrives on the mobilization of the fear of others. President Bush’s unilateral declaration of a permanent war against the rest of the world can only be premised upon the most paranoid assumption that everyone else is involved in a conspiracy against American interests!

It has always been comforting to most people to imagine, albeit unconsciously, that the “dark side” of their personality – i.e., the capacity for violence, dishonesty, bigotry, etc. – can be severed from themselves and projected onto others, against whom punitive action can then be taken. All that occurs in such behavior, of course, is the punishment of the others who stand in as scapegoats for the feared shortcomings of those engaged in projecting. This kind of thinking has produced the [then] current Bush-induced mindset that when America bombs other countries – killing innocent men, women, and children in the process – it is a force for “good” defending “freedom”. When these other countries retaliate for such attacks – killing innocent men, women, and children in so doing – they represent the forces of “evil” engaged in “terrorism”. That grown men and women can internalize this kind of playground logic, particularly when the consequences are so deadly, is indeed frightening.

This war – whose name is ever-changing – has moved far beyond simple retaliation against those responsible for attacking the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11th. It has become more of a self-righteous “holy crusade” against nations that are unprepared to acknowledge America as the rightful ruler of the entire world. Neo-conservative zealots have exploited the September 11th tragedy to pursue a much broader agenda of American hegemony. It is no longer sufficient to track down the perpetrators of that attack, the war must be expanded to include nations whose identities seem to have been selected from someone’s Rolodex file of place-names! “Who shall we attack next?” has been the operative question around Washington. After months of bombing Afghanistan, President Bush was quick to declare an “Axis of Evil” as the broader enemy, suggesting that North Korea, Iraq, and Iran were engaged in some conspiracy, apparently of satanic dimensions, against America. Soon, new candidates were offered up for public consumption: the Philippines, Indonesia, Somalia, Sudan, Colombia, and perhaps other Middle Eastern or African nations. The candidates for inclusion on this list may include anyone unprepared to genuflect before American interests. (The list will presumably not include China, which would likely offer deadly resistance.)

Let us suppose that some criminal has engaged in a violent attack upon your Uncle Willie’s home. Let us suppose, further, that Willie has undertaken a campaign to discover – and bring to account – the perpetrators of this offense. This would be a perfectly rational response on his part, for which the rest of us would likely lend our support. But suppose that Willie goes further than this and, not being able to discover the criminal, begins going through his neighborhood shooting anyone about whom he has become suspicious, or against whom he has long harbored a grudge. Would your response be to jump on his bandwagon and assist his undertaking, or would you want him confined to some facility that could provide him with a whole lot of couch time?

It is time for sane men and women to put down their flags and begin to recognize the current war-mania not simply as a misguided adventure, but as the collective psychopathic disorder that it has become. When those in power tell us that they are engaged in an endless war against endless enemies, it is time to say “Enough!” We have a responsibility to maintain the conditions upon which life may flourish on this planet, not to follow the madness of those who have no greater vision than to commit all of mankind to a state of universal and eternal warfare in furtherance of their delusions. It is time for intelligence and human decency to transcend the frenzied jingoism now prevailing upon the land, and for intellectual honesty to expose the schemes of those who conspire against life itself.

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while both of those examples are alarming

and both demonstrate unprofessional fake journalism - neither shows anything about using actors to pretend to be witnesses and multiple large stories. I'm sure it's happened sometime, but I doubt it is widespread and the woman in those pictures sure as hell is at least 5 different women. Just look at the fricking photos. Jeez. I consider it further ridiculous when I consider the posters that find it persuasive.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Unprofessional journalism?

There was intent to defraud to enable the commission of war crimes in the CNN fake news. This is a very serious issue that you just seem to blow off as "unprofessional". For every one thing we find there are a thousand more things we never hear about being fake. If our attention was exposed to this info it wrote neural nets of experience to induce bias. This bias in turn induces wider spread divide and conquer activities that end up having We the People arguing with each other over fake shit they put out intentionally to have us fight each other over. The "government" itself is basically one big psyop.

If you go through the fake news paid for by our "government", one finds that the intent is much much deeper. Facebook and twitter were intentionally thrust into the consciousness of the People through fake news paid for the psycho criminals claiming to be "government" which has resulted in further enabling the illegal NSA activities.

Another one worth examining:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z45hI6YuC-I

The woman referred to above is questionable but many others are not.

You seem to not realize that our "government" is more criminal than the NAZI's were. The current psychos just learned a few things from NAZI's failures to tweak the apparatus to be more covert and more confusing. When you compound this out over the last 150 years how much bs has been inserted into fake journalism has intentionally been utilized to manipulate the American people for the psychos own quest for tyrannical control. The civil war, the federal reserve and income tax creation, drug war, refer madness, sinking of the Maine, hippy movement of the 60's, Cuba and more. All of these were based in intentional usurpations that coincided with fake news and fake witnesses. You are not realizing that things are a thousand times worse than you currently perceive.

The most powerful Law of Nature is Time. It is finite and we all will run out of it. Use this Law to your advantage, for it offers you infinite possibilities...

bla blah blah

Your post says nothing of substance.

I criticized the CNN post. You criticize my criticism, saying that it doesn't go far enough. Well, okay, but saying that a professional journalist is unprofessional, isn't giving them a free pass. I"m not going to apologize to you for not going overboard with hyperbole.

You somehow pulled the Nazis out of your ass, making your post a complete joke, but coming from you, it's what I expect.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Does Ass = American?

I pulled it out of my American?

That makes more sense. :)

The most powerful Law of Nature is Time. It is finite and we all will run out of it. Use this Law to your advantage, for it offers you infinite possibilities...

aucontraire

I have it on high authority (from a blog somewhere) that you typed that post in front of a blue screen with prosthetic ear lobes as a disguise

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

New handle already

wannabe funny man? At least you are consistent!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

back to try to bully some more?

what happened? your other sock puppets couldn't get the job done? Get lost loser.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Why is it that bullies cry about being bullied?

You remind me of a certain police chief I know. He couldn't handle the bright lights of truth so he called everyone who caught him in his BS a bully. Is that you Jeffy???

I'll get lost when you unphuck yourself!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

more ad hominem attacks and bullying

Instead of addressing any issue, you're here to say that "I remind you of a police chief." Right. Grow up.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Maybe you gave in too quickly

on the CNN thing. Check out the debunking from, of all places, abovetopsecret.com:
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread884162/pg

Other news broadcasts with the same blue background, such as Bob Simon of CBS:
http://files.abovetopsecret.com/files/img/ay506ab3c4.jpg

Explanation of why the correspondants were in front of blue backgrounds:
http://articles.latimes.com/1991-02-27/news/mn-2134_1_big-bl...

Ever wonder what those big blue bubbles are behind the television correspondents during their reports from Dhahran? Did you imagine that the tough, SAPPHIRE-COLORED PLASTIC DOMES were top-secret enclosures, guarding computers full of critical information or protecting sensitive instruments from desert sand? Nope. "They're the showers and changing areas, the cabanas near the swimming pool" at the Dhahran International Hotel, said Catherine Upin, spokeswoman for CBS News. So why does every TV reporter in Dhahran stand in front of the darn things to present their stories? "That's the only shot we're allowed to use," Upin said. "The military will not let us shoot any other way."

There are other pictures of the area, etc. But who knows, maybe they're all in on it. :-)

Thanks for the independent supporting evidence

:)...

The most powerful Law of Nature is Time. It is finite and we all will run out of it. Use this Law to your advantage, for it offers you infinite possibilities...

more ear lobe theories

I love their logic.

1. These people look similar, and because they LOOK SIMILAR, it MUST be they are ALL the SAME person, who is PAID by the government or the media to give FAKE WITNESS to MULTIPLE MAJOR CRIMES on the news. (Any word in capitals is a possible weak point for this argument).

2. If you point out that the people don;t even remotely resemble each other, then

3. They start talking about blue screens, ear lobe analysis, or my fave - the idea that the difference in appearance is all down to camera tricks and different focal lengths, etc.

So, in other words, they must be the same person if they look similar, but to the extent they don't look similar, their looks don't matter because the camera makes them look different. What? I thought they were supposed to look similar?

Do these people often walk up to random people in public and say "Mother?" I'm curious.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Yes, like Steve Martin in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8asNL412rA

"Not mother?"

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein

Actually. Crimes did NOT happen as MEDIA said ...

The Crimes happened as the EVIDENCE SUGGESTS: Government Involvement.

Don't Forget CNN's Chief Hoaxing Correspondent, CIA operative, and great-great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, ANDERSON COOPER.
(CIA admits in the Documentary "Dark Legacy: Bush Family Orchestration of JFK Hit" -- CIA admits they have people who WORK within Media Outlets. Research it)

You know Anderson's green screen activity right ? The whole NOSE DISAPPEARING thing during Sandy Hoax?

Journalists: Fake.
News: Fake.
Stories: Fake.
Actors: FAIL

Case in Point:
The Lawyer for the Colorado Movie Theater "shooter" was ALSO the mother of a Sandy Hook child "victim".

Does that mean those "crimes" didn't happen ? YEP. Until you can provide PROOF.
9/11 actually cost real lives -- so even though all these other False Flags (Boston, Newtown, LAX etc) don't have real deaths, those actors are aiding and abetting murder, and they are acting on a Political Level to SUBVERT our Constitution --

That's either TREASON or DOMESTIC TERRORISM.

You were right about 1 thing though:

WE ANALYZE EVERYTHING.
And you just got found out, son.

PS - Why are all these False Flag Perpetrators constantly using the sign of the devil gesture with their hand? and showing pictures of Owls ? It shows the Emotional Maturity Level of these people - someone hurt them as kids -- and now society pays for it.

Both hands raised......

(and my feet too!)

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Wow, wow, wow

well written, thanks for sharing this with us.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Didn't read it

Too paranoid!