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Financial Illiteracy of Those Who Mock Conspiracy Theorists

 Saturday, January 28, 2012 – by Anthony Wile

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From Social Psychological and Personality Science (SPPS), a journal from the independent publisher Sage Publications, comes an article that has predictably seen wide distribution on the Internet. It implies that those who believe in globalist conspiracy theories are illogical – even downright nutty.

The article is entitled  “Dead and Alive: Beliefs in Contradictory Conspiracy Theories” and the thesis of the article is that people who believe in conspiracy theories eventually become so immersed in them and so mesmerized that they do not realize they are holding contradictory beliefs.

“Conspiracy theories can form a monological belief system: A self-sustaining worldview comprised of a network of mutually supportive beliefs. The present research shows that even mutually incompatible conspiracy theories are positively correlated in endorsement.”(SPPS Abstract)

“Conspiratorialists” become so distrustful of “government” and “authority” that they will impute any and every kind of malevolence to them.

Thus it is that people can claim, on the one hand, that Osama bin Laden is “dead” and died years ago, while simultaneously claiming that bin Laden remains alive and that US and Pakistan government authorities are not being truthful about him and his physical state.

Of course, I’ve never run into anyone, who claims that bin Laden is ALIVE. But it’s true that here at the Daily Bell we’ve run articles explaining that bin Laden probably died years ago. See, for instance, “Osama bin Laden is Dead Again?

The SPPS article would likely have you believe this is an outrageous conspiracy theory. But given that FOX news ran a report on bin Laden’s death in 2001, and given that Pakistan’s former president Benazir Bhutto herself claimed that bin Laden died in the early 2000s (supposedly as the result of an assassination), it doesn’t seem so far-fetched to speculate that bin Laden didn’t die as the result of a US raid in 2011.

But that’s almost minor stuff. Articles like this, despite their scientific patina, are deeply illiterate. Why so? Because invariably such articles won’t deal with the bedrock financial illiteracy of current economic and political paradigms.

Imagine if the world were based on lies. Well, unfortunately, that’s the truth. The lies go far beyond “who shot JFK” or whether the US government was directly or indirectly involved in 9/11.

When one uses the logical framework of Austrian, free-market analysis to analyze the Way the World Works in the modern age, one inevitably comes to the conclusion that modern society is built around fundamental untruths.

The first one is economic: It is the idea that central bankers can efficiently and effectively set the price of money. They cannot.

Every time central bankers decide on how much money to print or where short interest rates should be, the decisions are “fixing” prices – and price-fixing never works. Price-fixing distorts economies and causes a wealth shift from those who create it to those who don’t and may not know what to do with it. Over time, aggressively mis-priced money causes first recessions and then depressions.

The second lie is that laws and regulations are necessary and that they can save society from “anarchy.” In fact, anarchy is only the absence of government. That’s the real definition. And absence of government does not necessarily imply “chaos.” Just as setting interest rates fixes the price of money, so every law and regulation is a price fix as well, preventing someone from doing something within the context of the marketplace. This also constitutes a wealth transfer.

One can have a perfectly adequate and satisfying society without formal government, certainly without the kinds of intrusive and murderous governments we’ve got today. History is full of examples of societies that flourished with at least minimal government, especially societies where power truly flowed from the bottom up.

The third lie is that government is essential for purposes of defense and defending its citizens. But a quick survey of modern wars shows a disturbing tendency of governments – especially certain Western governments – to foment the very wars that citizens believe they’re being protected from.

War is the “health of the state” – the way that those in power consolidate their hold while punishing their enemies using phony pretexts having to do with “treason” and “leaking classified information.” Sound familiar?

It is what we call the Internet Reformation that has gradually shed light on the fundamental untruths permeating modern society in both the developed and developing world.

The Internet, like the Gutenberg Press before it, is a revolutionary device that has allowed people access to information that was hitherto denied or covered up, especially in the 20th century when the power elite‘s control over society was perhaps at its apex.

A conspiracy likely DOES exist. The Internet easily reveals not just facts that illuminate it, but also PATTERNS that show the same command-and-control strategies implemented throughout history, over and over.

It is easy, unfortunately, to mock those who believe in so-called “conspiracy theories” because the truth of what has occurred in this weary world is so extreme and shocking that most people simply cannot believe it. What truly horrifies us becomes a target for mockery. It’s a defense mechanism.

Here’s the seeming hard truth: A tiny group of Anglosphere banking families controlling most if not all of the world’s major central banks have used the trillions to which they have access in order to foment what can be called a “New World Order.”

This tiny group of intergenerational plotters and their enablers and associates have apparently built a seamless matrix of control around the entire globe to implement their schemes. They are building world government and are putting in place its building blocks.

What is it about the UNIMFWorld BankInternational Criminal CourtWorld Health Organization and hundreds of others lesser known globalist facilities that people who deny or decry modern “conspiracy theory” don’t understand?  

An entire gamut of globalist entities has been superimposed on the world in the past 75 years. Most recently − only this past week, in fact − the US military held a formal exercise over the skies of Los Angeles using the same black helicopters that conspiracy theorists were mocked for mentioning not a decade ago.

But the biggest issue by far – bigger than even the establishment of the facilities of the New World Order – is the fundamental illiteracy of those who choose to support modern society as it is today and as it has evolved over the past 100 years.

While human societies have always been based on fairly bizarre rituals, it is safe to say that the current crop of behind-the-scenes leaders have raised statist insanity to a new level.

Every part of modern society, from its basic economic building blocks to its liturgical belief in dysfunctional “laws and regulations” to its deep-seated reverence for the manipulated destruction of war, is questionable on a factual basis.

The reality of modern society is increasingly pathological – and the ones with the pathology are those who lead the rest of us along using paradigms that are evidently and obviously dishonest and dysfunctional.

Articles that mock the looniness of “conspiratorialists” need to deal with the fundamental economic and sociopolitical dishonesty of their own assumptions. They should begin by admitting the evident and obvious logical fallacies of the “modern” society they celebrate.

I’m not holding my breath.

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These Things Should Bother You!

Warning the video below contains Offensive language. Offensive images and, perhaps, offensive Ideas. Do Not Watch if you Do not want to be offended.

However, if you want to be challenged and want to learn to think for yourself go ahead and watch but beware-You may not be the same afterwards.  Pleas don’t give me a bunch of drivel about conspiracy theories and crazy people who believe this stuff since I is one of them and I think you are crazy if you don’t believe your government is out to get you. I am not going to argue the point since it does no good to argue with those who are mentally deluded (you).

Have a Good Day :()

Thanks to Joe Rogan: War Machine 


Jackie O., A “Conspiracy Nut”?

By Chuck Baldwin
August 27, 2011

Archived column:
http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=3869

Tapes that were recorded within months of President John F.
Kennedy’s assassination and that have been sealed in a vault at the
Kennedy Library in Boston are soon to be released. In the tapes,
former First Lady Jackie Kennedy reveals that she believed Vice
President Lyndon Baines Johnson and other influential individuals
orchestrated the Dallas shooting that killed her husband.

Jackie went on to marry Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, of
course. Mrs. Kennedy had ordered that the tapes should not be released
until 50 years after her death. She died 17 years ago from cancer at
the age of 64. Now, her daughter, Caroline Kennedy, has agreed to
release the recordings early. According to press reports, the tapes
will be aired by ABC and by British broadcasters as well. The tapes
are also said to reveal illicit affairs by both President Kennedy and
Jackie.

According to DailyMail, “Jackie Onassis believed that Lyndon B.
Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in the
assassination of her husband John F. Kennedy, ‘explosive’
recordings are set to reveal.

“The secret tapes will show that the former first lady felt that
her husband’s successor was at the heart of the plot to murder him.

“She became convinced that the then vice president, along with
businessmen in the South, had orchestrated the Dallas shooting, with
gunman Lee Harvey Oswald-long claimed to have been a lone
assassin–merely part of a much larger conspiracy.”

See the DailyMail report at:

http://tinyurl.com/3ovu7z4

So, now I suppose we can add Jackie-Kennedy-Onassis to the list of
“conspiracy nuts.” Right? Isn’t that what anyone is called who
believes that the federal government hides the truth about what
happens and conjures up a convenient “official” story to sell to
the American people? Isn’t that what the media calls anyone who
dares to question any “official” report? Isn’t that what Glenn
Beck calls them? Isn’t that what Joe Scarborough calls them? Isn’t
that what Bill O’Reilly calls them? Isn’t that what Rush Limbaugh
calls them? They are “conspiracy nuts.” Right? I wonder if we will
now hear any of these talking heads call Jackie Onassis a
“conspiracy nut”?

And since we are talking about conspiracies, I want to go ahead and
just say up front: I believe that anyone who thinks that there are no
conspiracies that many times involve people and agencies at the
highest levels of government and business is downright simple minded,
willingly ignorant, incredibly naïve, or has a personal, vested
reason to remain clueless.

The John F. Kennedy Assassination

Is there really anyone reading this column who actually believes the
“official” story that Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President
Kennedy in the manner in which he is purportedly to have done it: all
by himself? Get real! Now we know that even Jackie Kennedy, who was in
the limo when her husband was killed, didn’t believe it!

I further believe that the assassination of John Kennedy was a major
turning point in US history. It was at this point that a criminal
cabal wrested control of the federal government from the hands of
“We the People” and turned it into a giant mafia. I don’t
believe the people and their representatives in Washington, D.C., have
had much to do with their federal government (especially at the
executive level) ever since.

TWA Flight 800 “Explosion”

While we are talking about conspiracies, let’s just go ahead a
mention a few more. Do you really believe the “official” story of
the crash of TWA flight 800 in 1996? What if an American missile
accidentally shot down that jetliner? Do you really think the federal
government would come clean about it?

Read this report from The Washington Weekly, if you are willing to be
enlightened:

http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/twa.html

Oklahoma City Bombing

Do readers really believe the “official” story that Timothy
McVeigh acted alone in igniting the explosion that took down the
Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and that there was
no cover-up as to what actually happened? I don’t.

Here are a couple places to get started on this one:

http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/bomb.html

And:

http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/key.html

9/11 Twin Towers and Pentagon Attacks

There has been so much written on this subject, I will let readers
fend for themselves as to personal research on the matter. Without
wading too deeply into this discussion (and for the sake of column
space), let me ask just one simple question. Pray tell, what took down
Building 7? To this good hour, I have not heard one single plausible
explanation proffered by any government or media representative that
explains why Building 7 collapsed.

Do I believe that the government is purposefully keeping the American
people in the dark as to what really happened on 9/11/01? You bet I
do! Do I believe that there is a cover-up of crucial evidence related
to 9/11 by both the federal government and the national news media?
You bet I do!

Haiti Earthquake

Another event that the “official” version is just completely
unbelievable to me is the earthquake in Haiti in January of last year.
I will always believe that there was so much to this story that we
were not being told. It didn’t “smell” right to me when it
happened; it doesn’t “smell” right to me now. If you’re
interested, try perusing through some of this information:

http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?page_id=855

Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syrian Wars

Let me round out my personal list of conspiracies with all the wars
America is waging in the Middle East. I believe virtually every reason
George W. Bush gave the American people for attacking and invading
Iraq was a premeditated, bald-faced lie! I believe the so-called
“war on terror” (and the “war on drugs,” for that matter) that
justifies endless wars abroad and endless surveillance at home is
completely manufactured by those in government and business for
personal economic and political interests.

In fact, if you really want to get sick to your stomach over what
this so-called “war on terror” is accomplishing, take a look at
this report:

http://tinyurl.com/3wzo9mn

So, nearly 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated,
we now learn that First Lady Jackie Kennedy believed that there was a
conspiracy to kill her husband and that Lyndon Johnson was neck-deep
in it. I wonder what future generations will learn about many of these
other “official” stories of the federal government that just
didn’t add up?

And wouldn’t it be nice if the national news media were actually
honest and interested in the truth and would do their jobs to inform
the American people as to what is truly going on in their federal
government? Of course, if they did, the American people would probably
tar and feather the whole bunch and start all over! Hmm. Sounds kind
of inviting, doesn’t it? I bet Jackie would agree.

P.S. If readers are still skeptical of how many “conspiracy
theories” are, in reality, “conspiracy facts,” I urge you to
read this enlightening column:

http://tinyurl.com/3swqcka

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