• Dragon
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    3 years ago

    I believe that conspirators push outlandish conspiracies to distract from real ones, and make level-headed people look down on conspiracy theorists. For example Alex Jones could be CIA.

  • @AnOrdinaryDog@lemmy.ml
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    Here’s a few:

    • Sections of the CIA under the direction of CIA director Alan Dulles conspired to assassinate JFK and cover up the plot. Lee Harvey Oswald was a patsy.
    • Julian Assange has been persecuted for several years and spent years in solitary confinement with the use of fabricated and trumped up charges in order to punish him for wikileaks and terrorise others who would think of doing something similar, and to create a chilling effect on journalists. The CIA also plotted to assassinate him, but the plot was not carried out.
    • Major oil companies including Exxon have well known since at least the 1970’s how devastating climate change is and will be, and have used their advanced knowledge to devise a long-running propaganda campaign to deny and obfuscate the risks, while shaping politics to avoid any action on climate that would threaten their business model.
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    3 years ago

    Please remember to follow lemmy’s and this community’s rules while discussing sensitive topics like this, I suppose many theories could offend someone but no holocaust denial etc, thanks

  • @Lunacy@lemmy.ml
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    There is a very interesting article written by Snowden dealing with this topic.

    https://edwardsnowden.substack.com/p/conspiracy-pt1

    The greatest conspiracies are open and notorious — not theories, but practices expressed through law and policy, technology, and finance. Counterintuitively, these conspiracies are more often than not announced in public and with a modicum of pride. They’re dutifully reported in our newspapers; they’re bannered onto the covers of our magazines; updates on their progress are scrolled across our screens — all with such regularity as to render us unable to relate the banality of their methods to the rapacity of their ambitions.

    The party in power wants to redraw district lines. The prime interest rate has changed. A free service has been created to host our personal files. These conspiracies order, and disorder, our lives; and yet they can’t compete for attention with digital graffiti about pedophile Satanists in the basement of a DC pizzeria.

  • @erioque@lemmy.ml
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    03 years ago
    • DuckDuckGo is a honey pot produced by G**gle for privacy kiddies.
    • USA authority can decrypt T*r network by military technology going more than 50 years ahead of civil.
    • L*mmy devs made le**y to brainwash Americans into killing capitalism.
    • G*d is dead.
    • I’ll get miracle p*wer after 666 downvotes.
  • @TheAnonymouseJoker@lemmy.ml
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    03 years ago

    In a chatroom yesterday, I typed this comment:

    Microsoft and Google have an iron grip on kids since junior classes these days. Facebook ecosystem covers the social aspect. Amazon gets the purchases. Twitter gets the political ideology tracked and minds shaped towards either of the dichotomy.

    Add Snapchat and Reddit alongside Facebook ecosystem, and add to that the Western black information news media, and you have an almost complete summary of their propaganda machine.

  • @pimento@lemmygrad.ml
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    03 years ago

    I will start with the big one which is 9/11. Obviously there is a lot of speculation about who did it and why, but I will just mention one basic fact.

    To start with, the first plane crashed into the world trade center at 8:46 am. The fourth plane crashed near the capital city at 10:03 am, over an hour later. One such attack should be enough to put all air defenses at maximum alert, and scramble interceptors. These systems are designed to intercept stealth aircraft and ballistic missiles, so they wont have any problem to track and destroy civilian airliners. Instead it seems that the military was completely asleep. There is simply no explanation for that, except so-called “conspiracy theories”.

    • @Jeffrey@lemmy.ml
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      I heard a story from a professor who used to be a contractor for the US Department of Defense, he was at the pentagon talking and walking with his boss when he followed his boss into a room where he didn’t have the clearance to be. It was an accident, and nothing came of it, but he said he saw a drone operator eating a poptart while surveying somewhere.

      That image has always kinda stuck with me. We like to think of our institutions, governments, and militaries as exact infallible machines, but at the end of the day everything is run by regular people eating poptarts.

      So, anytime I think “there’s no way a system could be that incompetent” I remember that everything is run by regular mistake-making people who are eating poptarts.