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  •  For the most part I agree but I also believe... (1+ / 0-)
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    there are those who mentally shy away from anything called a conspiracy, for whatever reason.  Sometimes semantics can get in the way, turning potential allies into adversaries.

    Just seeing if maybe thats some of the case around here...

    The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function [Albert A. Bartlett]

    by fToRrEeEsSt on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 08:55:07 PM PST

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    •  I encourage you to do a little research regarding (9+ / 0-)

      how labeling things CT became a meme.  It really has little to do with things like somebody saying that an alien kidnapped them last night and took them on an intergalactic voyage...

      There are things that are obviously outlandish.

      The national security establishment here (CIA, etc.) mastered the art of discrediting activists in multiple ways, and labeling people conspiracy theorists or paranoids or crazy or immoral have been an integral part of that campaign.

      These tactics have been so well-developed and used with such frequency, that they became memes adopted by society at large.

      You will see a pattern that when people try to connect the dots regarding exactly how those in power (shadow government, or "Deep State") control the system, they are immediately attacked and discredited; labels like conspiracy theorist are often used.

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