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CONSPIRACY THEORY WEDNESDAY

Conspiracy theories have been around a long, long time.  Some resurrect themselves periodically and some die a natural death or are replaced by even better ones!

BIG BROTHER is watching you and me….When the government-forced transition to digital TV was made, many theorists believed that miniature cameras and microphones were built into the newer TV sets and in the set top boxes;  all the better to spy on  you my dear.  And then there was the mind control factor.  By using digital technology, subliminal messages and advertising could be directed at viewers.   Just think how easy it would be to subvert your mind and feelings?

Whoooooeeee this is a good one for the books!

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Big Brother is Watching You

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Conspiracy Theory Wednesday

Great timing, that’s what I say… at least for me!  It couldn’t have been better timing; Thank you President O’Bama! I do worry that a Conspiracy Wednesday will come and go and no new conspiracy theory will crop up.  AND then I discovered the Tea Party theories which seem to spring forth like the fountain of youth.  AND NOW!!! It couldn’t have been more than a New York minute after the announcement that U.S. forces had conducted a ground attack on a house where Osama Bin Laden was residing/hiding, that the conspiracy theories burst forth.

Where was the body?  Why did they drop the body in the ocean?  Why doesn’t President O’Bama  release the photos?  How can we be sure that the DNA is really Bin Laden’s? OMG, it just goes on and on.  I’ve saved the best for last;  The raid was arranged so as to insure O’Bama’s re-election.  Wow, you gotta have a LONG memory from now to the next election day.

So which one should we explore? I don’t know that it makes any difference because those that believe it to be true cannot be confused by the facts.  Here are the facts as presented by those that should know and do know as opposed to those who don’t know anything for sure but have no compunction about casting aspersions and veiled falsehoods  taking skepticism to art form.

The body of Osama Bin Laden was washed according to Muslim tradition, wrapped in a white sheet, prayers were said, and as Muslims strive to bury the body as quickly as possible after death to avoid embalming, the body was disposed of at sea.

Sounds reasonable to me.  I am one of those people who kind of wish we could have seen the body- NOT because I’m into gore, BUT because I knew they would never believe anything that could possibly put our President in a good light.  Some of them are claiming the glory of the kill should go to George Bush.  And why I might ask?  He said he didn’t give OBL much thought and he wasn’t that important after all!!! Oh but then that must mean that Osama was killed after all.  Well really you can’t have it both ways.

I hate to give SP any air time at all, so suffice to say she tweeted some disdainful remarks  on Twitter.  Well what can you expect from  such a twit?

Let me end this blog with what I consider to be the quote of the day.  It’s from Ari Fleischer, former press secretary for George W. Bush;

“If you doubt he’s dead, no photo will satisfy. For the rest of us, Navy SEALs don’t miss,” Fleischer wrote on Twitter.

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Seal of New York.

Shame on Peter King!

This post was supposed to be yesterday’s Conspiracy Theory Wednesday and once again I find myself apologizing for being late.  Oh well….

It’s not that there’s any lack of crazy conspiracy theories out there;  I just have to search and read through to see if it this stuff is even readable.  But no problem this week, because of on New York‘s very own U.S. Representative Peter King has raised Islamphobia to a new level of histrionics.  And with that comes a whole slew of way out there conspiracy theories.

Have you heard of the Shari’ah Conspiracy Theory? No, well then you must read this.  If you regularly read this blog I know you’re probably wondering why does she want me to read about another fringe lunatic thought process?  Wellllll…..because every now and then I have to remind myself that these people actually vote and procreate and omg, you have got to know who is out there beyond your own comfort zone of intelligence.  Scary? Yes! But knowledge is power and in order to fight the craziness, you need to know from whence it came.

http://www.alternet.org/teaparty/150444/welcome_to_the_shari’ah_conspiracy

Welcome to the Shari’ah Conspiracy Theory Industry

I strongly suggest you copy and paste the link and have yourself an enlightening good time reading this.   Here’s a  passage and teaser for you;

“Anti-Muslim diatribe and activity have reached what Marshall Breger, a law professor at Catholic University, an Orthodox Jew and a Republican, has described as a “season of singular national distemper where, for reasons best understood by social psychiatrists, the American people have entered into what can only be described as ‘open season’ on Islam.”  …Alternet.org

There is a cottage industry of anti-Muslim fearmongers among us!

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There Must Be A Revolution Going On!

CONSPIRACY THEORY WEDNESDAY

Just when you think you’ve heard them all, rest assured you have NOT!  Conspiracy Theory Wednesday is in full swing because the Tea Party Movement is chock full of conspiracy theories.  As long as they spout them, I’ll print them.

This one is a doozy!  Both Democrats and Republicans agreed that Bill Clinton had great charisma and charmed crowds but…hypnotizing ??

I have copied this article from Mother Jones. Dave Gilson,  senior editor at Mother Jones posted this article in April 2009.

The Conspiracy: Barack Obama is not just an unusually eloquent speaker; he is an expert in mass hypnosis (hopenosis?). By tapping into the sinister techniques of neuro-linguistic programming, the president subliminally convinced Americans to elect him—and who knows what he’ll make us do next? Among his “trance induction” tricks: “extra slow speech, rhythm, tonalities, vagueness, visual imagery, metaphor, and raising of emotion.” And his “O” logo was even designed to look like a crystal ball.

The Conspiracy Theorists: The Obama-as-brainwasher-in-chief theory was first presented in an unsigned 67-page document posted on an Arizona libertarian’s website last October. It was picked up by conservative blogs, message boards, and Rush Limbaugh, who told listeners that “a bunch of surgeons and doctors” had diagnosed Obama’s “hypnotic effect.” “The people most susceptible to neuro-linguistic programming are young people and highly educated people,” he explained. “I find it interesting, too, that many Jewish voters are supporting Obama…Maybe it is hypnosis.”

Meanwhile, Back on Earth: We elected a president who uses rhythm, tonality, and visual imagery in his speeches? My God, what have we done? Does that mean that red-staters are immune to his awesome mesmerizing powers? And why can’t he use self-hypnosis to quit smoking?

I think it’s important to inject some humor into our week, don’t you?  Thank the Tea Partiers for this opportunity to laugh out loud at your computer screen.

 

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Scanned image of author's US Social Security card.

What Bank is your Mommy?

CONSPIRACY THEORY WEDNESDAY

It’s Wednesday and therefore time to explore another conspiracy theory!  Since I finished posting COUP D’ETAT ,  an extensive theory as to WHO was involved in the assassination of President  Kennedy, I wanted to continue with conspiracy theories.  In about a New York minute, I knew where I could find a treasure trove of theories to explore – The Tea Party Movement.

This week I found an article in The Economist in which Bob Inglis, a Republican candidate who lost in the primary speaks about a meeting he had with Tea Party-activists just before the primary. I’m going to include the link to the full article, however I just can’t resist posting the part where Bob Inglis is quoted.

“…This week’s Mother Jones has an interview with Bob Inglis, the Republican congressman from South Carolina who just lost his primary to a tea-party-backed candidate despite having a 93% rating from the American Conservative Union. Mr Inglis, a former right-wing firebrand from the GOP‘s Class of 1994, says he lost his seat because he simply couldn’t go along with the kind of radical conspiratorial rhetoric required to remain viable in Republican politics today. He tells the story of a meeting with tea-party activists that took place shortly before the primary.

‘I sat down, and they said on the back of your Social Security card, there’s a number. That number indicates the bank that bought you when you were born based on a projection of your life’s earnings, and you are collateral. We are all collateral for the banks. I have this look like, “What the heck are you talking about?” I’m trying to hide that look and look clueless. I figured clueless was better than argumentative. So they said, “You don’t know this?! You are a member of Congress, and you don’t know this?!” And I said, “Please forgive me. I’m just ignorant of these things.” And then of course, it turned into something about the Federal Reserve and the Bilderbergers and all that stuff. And now you have the feeling of anti-Semitism here coming in, mixing in. Wow.’ ….”

The tea-party movement: First they came for the Bilderbergers | The Economist.

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I am continuing with the format of exposing and/or bringing to light some of the myriad conspiracy theories that abound – most especially within the Tea Party movement.   They (the Tea Party) make it so easy for me – there are lots of articles out there about their conspiracy theories and most recently about the distancing between that fringe group and the core membership of the Republican Party.

I’ve copied and pasted the first paragraph of the article written in The Atlantic Wire and below that is the link to the entire article.

“The Tea Party movement proudly boasts an anti-establishment, anti-incumbent, small-government worldview. But, as a movement, it continues to struggle with its conspiracy-minded roots. Andrew Breitbart and other conservatives recently rejected a high-profile birther speech at the first Tea Party convention in Nashville. There, the tension between the Tea Party’s mainstream political ambitions and its vocal, conspiracy-theorist fringe was on full display. Clearly, the conspiracy theorists do not make up the whole of the Tea Party, but they are just as clearly a force within the movement. Why is this strain so strong?”

The rest of the article is below:

Probing the Tea Party’s Conspiracy Theorist Fringe – The Atlantic Wire.

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Sorry I’m day late but at least not a dollar short ~ Week two in the exploration and exposition of various conspiracy theories held dear by members of the Tea Party movement.  This week there is a link you will have to copy and paste into your browser to read.  I thought about cutting and pasting the entire article for you all but quite frankly it is long, but most definitely interesting and intriguing.  Below is an excerpt to tantalize your interest.

“Why does the Cloward-Pevin conspiracy hold great appeal? And what, if anything, does it accomplish? On one level it’s entertainment. It allows believers to tease out the left’s secrets and sinister patterns. Since none of the evidence that supposedly confirms the existence of the Cloward-Piven strategy is, in fact, secret, this proves rather easy to do, and so the puzzle is both thrilling and gratifying.”

I also love a descriptive list of who makes up Tea Party membership: “… the tea party is an uneasy conclave of Ayn Rand secular libertarians and fundamentalist Christian evangelicals; it contains birthers, Birchers, racists, xenophobes, Ron Paulites, cold warriors, Zionists, constitutionalists, vanilla Republicans looking for a high and militia-style survivalists.”

Take a few minutes and explore the dark regions of a conspiracy at its best!

Roots of The Tea Party’s Conspiracy Mania – CBS News.

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Well after 35 weeks of exploring the conspiracy theory, COUP D’ETAT, I did wonder how I could keep Conspiracy Theory Wednesday an ongoing segment of my blog.  I never thought it would be easy UNTIL I thought about the Tea Party and some of the strange and wondrous ideas it embraces.  A quick Google search revealed a bunch of articles written on that very subject and written by people far more educated and knowledgeable than me and published in well-known and respected magazines and newspapers.

Let’s see how far I can go with this, maybe only a couple weeks… we’ll have to see how it plays out.  I don’t know if I have any readers who identify with the Tea Party and partially that’s because I, like everyone else I personally know, thinks they’re a fringe group of crazies, that the whole idea of the movement  is ludicrous and they can be laughed off. NOT-that’s a dangerous attitude on my part and others.  So maybe posting the articles will be helpful to everyone, believers and non-believers alike.  Because up to this point, the only tea parties I like to go to serve Black Oolong or Lemon Ginger AND scones with clotted cream.

Here’s one from Newsweek published in February ’10.  I won’t know what you think unless you comment or send me an email.

Tea Party Movement Is Full of Conspiracy Theories – Newsweek.

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Welcome to the Mad Hatter's Tea Party

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There are about 10 installments left to complete this conspiracy theory.  I rarely get comments on these posts so I don’t know if they’re read, understood or interesting to anyone other than myself.   I would like to hear from you on this widely accepted theory that Lee Harvey Oswald was not the sole assassin in the murder of John F. Kennedy.   I’ve said this before and will say again, you may feel this old crime done before many of you were born doesn’t hold any real  meaning for you BUT it does!  Remember the title of the conspiracy theory is COUP D’ETAT and you know what that means…. Who was behind this heinous crime and why? Stay with it because we are getting closer and closer to finding exactly WHO would benefit from eliminating this young vibrant liberal-thinking president.  The names of the characters emerging at this point are ones that we all know, have been around a long time and are also the subject of a recently released movie/documentary titled DARK LEGACY .  There are excerpts of this movie on YouTube and I have linked you to one here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jax13K4jRwY

E. Howard Hunt & Frank Sturgis

In the shadowy world of espionage, few name are more familiar than Watergate burglar and CiA agent E. Howard Hunt known as Eduardo to his Cuban exile friends.  Hunt was the political planner for the Bay of Pigs invasion and organizer of the Cuban Revolutionary Council, a government-in-exile whose New Orleans operations were run out of Guy Banister‘s office.

In the first hours after the assassination, Dallas police questioned and released many suspects without recording their identities.  Among those were three “tramps” arrested in a railroad car near the grassy knoll and photographed en route to the police station.  One of them bears a striking resemblance to Hunt, whose whereabouts on Nov. 22, are officially unknown.  It has been alleged that Hunt was stationed in Mexico City during Oswald’s Sept 1963 visit there.  In 1975, a letter thought to be in Oswald’s hand surfaced in Mexico.  Dated Nov. 8, 1963, it reads, ” Dear Mr. Hunt, I would like information conceding (sic) my position.  I am asking only for information.  I am asking that we discuss the matter fully before any steps are taken by me or anyone else.  Thank you, Lee Harvey Oswald”.

Another of the “tramps” resembles Hunt’s fellow Watergate burglar and CIA agent Frank Sturgis.  Born Frank Fionni, Sturgis had infiltrated Castro’s revolution, and was named Minister of Games of Chance when Castro came to power in 1959.   Within a year, Castro closed the casinos and the mob put up a $1 million contract on him.  After unsuccessfully attempting to poison Castro, Sturgis fled to Miami and joined Hunt and the Cuban exiles.  In 1963, he was one of the six pilots reprimanded by Kennedy for continuing  to stage terrorist rids against Cuba.

 

 

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