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The conspiracy theory was invented by the CIA for psychological warfare

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posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 07:37 AM
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In our information space there is one unusual phenomenon that causes the widest range of emotions in people - from blind faith to ironic banter. This phenomenon is called "conspiracy theory". Conspiracy has so deeply entered our lives that it includes any phenomenon that does not fit into the official scientific, political or sociological version. In conspiracy, the theory of flat land coexists with as yet unrecognized scientific theories, and aliens and UFOs with covert operations of special services.
However, a thinking thought often comes to mind because of this diversity: a conspiracy theory is a clearly planned operation to discredit phenomena and events in all spheres of human life that are not convenient for the world ruling elites. This statement, by the way, also fitting in the conspiracy theory, has all rights to exist.


The first misconception of all people interested in conspiracy, is that the conspiracy theory has always been, throughout the existence of human civilization. But this is a deeply erroneous judgment. This theory is a very young phenomenon, invented and introduced into society some half a century ago. In April 1967, the CIA issued a secret dispatch, in which the definition of the term "Conspiracy" or "Conspiracy Theory" was given for the first time, as well as methods for discrediting such theories were described.




The dispatch was marked with the heading “CS” or “Secret Services” and belonged to the section “psychological” - for performing “psychological operations” and disinformation. The disclosure of this dispatch was made possible by a request to the CIA in accordance with the “law of information” of The New York Times in 1976. In Depeche, in particular, it is noted:

“2. This tendency of opinion causes concern to the US government, including our organization ...
The purpose of this dispatch is to provide a methodology that counteracts and discredits the facts of conspiracy theorists in order to prevent the spread of such facts and theories in other countries. Baseline information is provided in a secret section and in several unclassified attachments.

3. Action. We do not recommend that discussion of the conspiracy issue begins where it had not existed before. In the case of active discussion, measures are taken:

but. To neutralize the problem of publicity, you need to use friendly contacts with the elite (especially with politicians and editors). It should be noted that the official investigation of the relevant event is done as thoroughly as humanly possible. The accusations of critics do not have a serious basis, and further discussion is speculative and only plays into the hands of the opposition. It should be noted that these theories, apparently, are consciously generated by ... propagandists. It is required to urge (politicians and editors) to use their influence in order to prevent unreasonable and irresponsible speculation.
b. Use propaganda assets and refute critics' attacks. Book reviews and art articles are especially important for this purpose. Unclassified attachments to this manual should provide useful reference material for such actions. Our trick is to show that:
- Critics were connected with theories even before evidence was obtained
- critics are politically interested
- critics are financially interested
- critics are hasty and inaccurate in their research
- critics are too passionate about their theories

4. In private discussions in the media, not aimed at any particular writer, or in the case of criticism of publications that are still available, the following arguments should be used:

but. No significant new evidence was obtained that the Commission would not have considered.
b. Critics usually overestimate certain facts and ignore others. They tend to pay more attention to the memories of individual witnesses (who are less reliable and have more discrepancies) ...
with. The alleged large-scale conspiracy would not have been concealed in the United States, and informers are counting on receiving large royalties, etc.
D. Critics are often passionate about their intellectual pride, they highlight some theory and fall in love with it. They mock the Commission because it did not always answer every question with a simple answer.
Such vague accusations as “mysteriously killed more than ten people,” can always be explained in some natural way ....

5. If possible, conduct a speculation by citing the Commission’s report itself. Foreign readers who are not familiar with American reality should be impressed by the care, thoroughness, objectivity and speed of the work of the Commission of Inquiry. Reviewers of other books could be encouraged to add to their account the idea that, having turned to the Commission’s report itself, they will find that it qualitatively far surpasses the work of its critics. ”

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posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 07:38 AM
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Summarizing the tactics offered by the CIA in this dispatch, one can draw the main conclusions about the conspiracy theory methodology:

- to assert that the silence of so many people about such a large conspiracy is impossible
- ask people who are friendly to the CIA to criticize the claims and refer to “official” reports
- to assert that testimony is unreliable and false
- to assert that these are all facts and evidence are outdated, since “no substantial new evidence has appeared”
- ignore any claims to conspiracy, if the discussion about them is already going too active
- argue that critics speculate irresponsibly
- blame supporters of the theory that they are tied and passionate about their theories
- blame the supporters of the theory of political motivation
- blame supporters of the theory that they have financial interests in promoting conspiracy theories

In other words, the CIA secret services unit created the argument that in the 1960s the country was attacked by conspiracy theories as part of its psychological warfare operations. And finally, the most important method is to create a wide range of absolutely absurd theories in the framework of conspiracy theories, equating them with the facts, categorizing them, thereby discrediting inconvenient facts and events that do not fit into the official versions.

In fact, conspiracy theories are so common that the whole of Western civilization is based on them, starting with the Greek democracy, the Charter of Liberties, the American Constitution and ending with the whole system of free market capitalism. In the American system of jurisprudence, there is not only the concept of conspiracy, but there are specific laws by which hundreds of thousands of people were convicted. If the phrase “Guilty of Conspiracy” is entered into the search engine of the Westlaw legal research network, the search engine will provide 10,000 links to court decisions. This number is so small only for one reason - the search engine itself does not produce more than 10,000 results. A Google search results in 420000 results in quotes for “Guilty of Conspiracy”, 146000 results for “Convictions for Conspiracy” and 57500 results for “Convicted for Conspiracy”. Without quotes we get tens of millions of results.

Of course, any sane person would say that a conspiracy is different, there is a huge spectrum, as in politics, economics, and even in the primitive crime of the concepts of "conspiracy" and "conspiracy." However, the CIA’s methodology consists in separating inconvenient facts and events from simple natural conspiracies and conspiracies and attributing them to unrealistic fantasies, thereby discrediting them. The fact is that in American jurisprudence, not only does the concept of “conspiracy” really exist, but the widest practice of law enforcement on it.

In American history, there are a huge number of cases where the facts and events were first attributed to conspiracy theories, ridiculed and discredited, and then after years or decades they were confirmed. The final example is Donald Trump’s confession that the twin towers were blown up during 9/11 and did not collapse as a result of the impact of passenger aircraft. In fact, legal accusations of conspiracy can be found in large numbers in the pages of the American press. A few examples:

- NBC News - “Lei and Skilling are guilty on almost all counts”
- Department of Justice - “A Defense Ministry official accused of espionage and conspiracy”
- The New York Time - "Former New York TV official pleads guilty to conspiracy"


And there are thousands of such publications. That is, the term "conspiracy" is quite legal in the United States, but only for certain cases when inconvenient facts and events do not interfere with the authorities and elites. Then, with a slight movement of the hand, the "conspiracy" becomes a "conspiracy theory", is considered to be a fantasy phenomenon and is discredited, until after some time these "conspiracies" do not receive their documentary confirmation. But, as they say, “the train has already left,” all the goals have been achieved and no one returns to inconvenient facts.

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posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 07:38 AM
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In fact, the CIA in its 1967 dispatch on the creation of a "conspiracy theory" did not invent anything new. Back in the 1920s and 1930s, the well-known Czech writer Karel Čapek wrote a pamphlet entitled “Twelve Literary Controversy Techniques or A Guide to Newspaper Discussions”, in which he described in an extremely brief form not only the way of creating a “conspiracy theory” and attributing it to it is on a par with real fiction facts, with the aim of discrediting them, but also the basic methods of hiding and distorting uncomfortable facts and events and “destroying” an opponent. Many refer this work to the basics of modern art of conducting the controversy, known as "trolling". The practical application of these techniques and methods in geopolitics in an extremely ironic and humorous form. Апapek described in his brilliant book “The War on Salamanders”. So the CIA is not a pioneer in this area.

The methodology refined by decades now needs only one thing - the invention of new unreal and fantastic theories for comparing them with real ones in order to discredit the latter, since there are simply not enough unreal ones. Here the human imagination is almost unlimited. There are so fantasy theories that you are amazed how people can believe in it. But for this and there is a similar methodology - to make people believe in the unreal and to doubt the real. This operation is part of the famous CIA Mockingbird operation to create a parallel Orwellian reality.
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To understand what has been said, I want to cite several recent fantasy theories related to “conspiracy theories”:

- The Beatles never existed. There is a whole site, “The Beatles Never Existed,” where this conspiracy is actively discussed.
- Saddam possessed Stargate. It is seriously considered that there were some Stargate in Iraq through which aliens came into Earth in uncontrollable quantities, and the war in Iraq was actually launched to stop it.
- Dinosaurs helped build the pyramids. There is a creationist school in Malta where pastor Vince Fenech teaches this particular theory.
- Michael Jackson was killed by Iranians. On that day, when the king of pop died, Twitter was frozen due to the sheer number of RIP tweets that drove the #IranElection top trend from first place. This prevented Iranian demonstrators from using this trend to organize protests against the manipulation of elections by Ahmadinejad, destroying the protest movement in Iran.
“And at the same time, Michael Jackson is alive, Elvis is alive, Stalin is alive and working with Putin, Mark Zuckerberg is the grandson of David Rockefeller, and according to Britney Spears, Prince Charles is a reptiloid.

How convenient it is to align these theories with the facts that ISIS created, finance and arm the USA and Israel, Israel is ready to demolish the Al-Aqsa mosque on Temple Mount and build the Third Temple, the “genocide” of Rohingya in Myanmar is due to the desire to harm Chinese oil and gas pipelines bypassing the Strait of Malacca, chemical attacks in Syria are staged "White Helmets" and so on. And then, in response to the above facts, scoff and discredit your opponent. All strictly according to the instructions of the CIA.

As a Russian, I have to add that, unfortunately, in almost any Russian online publication there is a section “Conspiracy”, into which those articles are automatically placed that do not fit into the official versions of events, and sometimes even contradict them. What is the most ridiculous, Russian patriotic publications actually carry the very same CIA dispatch, about which I wrote above. The CIA’s manipulation of the Russian media has reached such a level that journalists and editors are not even aware of this, and sometimes work at an intuitive level, making their unconscious contribution to enemy programs directed against Russia. And only a quiet intellectual analysis based on facts and repeatedly presented to the reader is able to reverse the situation, “separate the wheat from the chaff” and give an objective picture of the processes occurring in the world and society.



posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 07:43 AM
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UFO's and alien craft was the best cover Area 51 could have ever wished for!



posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 07:50 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

Great thread RussianTroll and there's a good short video about the 1967 document and the weaponization of the term.




Cheers



posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 07:52 AM
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a reply to: karl 12

Thank you, have not seen before



posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 08:00 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

Nice



posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 08:07 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

No worries mate - this book by Lance DeHaven Smith also covers the subject and is well worth a read (if you haven't already).

Excerpts:

books.google.es...=onepage& q&f=false

Cheers.



posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 08:38 AM
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MIsleading and incorrect about one specific claim:
"conspiracy theory" has historical references back to at least the early 1800s.

In agreement with everything else your OP discloses - no problem that the popularization of the term was in the 60's.
Or that the CIA, et al promoted the conspiracy theory concept for their own ends to control public opinion.

ganjoa



posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 08:53 AM
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So where does this conspiracy theory fit in then?



posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 09:43 AM
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originally posted by: ganjoa
MIsleading and incorrect about one specific claim:
"conspiracy theory" has historical references back to at least the early 1800s.

In agreement with everything else your OP discloses - no problem that the popularization of the term was in the 60's.
Or that the CIA, et al promoted the conspiracy theory concept for their own ends to control public opinion.

ganjoa



Misleading completely wrong thread title...agreed?

There were ALWAYS some conspiracy theories worldwide, for 2,000 yrs...

If that's too hard for the o.p. to understand?

Great...so there's no conspiracy for President Lincoln's assassination in the 1860's...no C.I.A. then...

Or how 'about the conspiracy to kill Caesar by his friends the senators? That's 1,000 or so more back...

I didn't know the C.I.A. which wasn't around then...invented and had a hand in creating the conspiracy...oh wait!

There wasn't even a United States then to create a C.I.A....but hey....

Poster should retitle the obvious thread title or dump the theory!



posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 10:20 AM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger

originally posted by: ganjoa
MIsleading and incorrect about one specific claim:
"conspiracy theory" has historical references back to at least the early 1800s.

In agreement with everything else your OP discloses - no problem that the popularization of the term was in the 60's.
Or that the CIA, et al promoted the conspiracy theory concept for their own ends to control public opinion.

ganjoa



Misleading completely wrong thread title...agreed?

There were ALWAYS some conspiracy theories worldwide, for 2,000 yrs...

If that's too hard for the o.p. to understand?

Great...so there's no conspiracy for President Lincoln's assassination in the 1860's...no C.I.A. then...

Or how 'about the conspiracy to kill Caesar by his friends the senators? That's 1,000 or so more back...

I didn't know the C.I.A. which wasn't around then...invented and had a hand in creating the conspiracy...oh wait!

There wasn't even a United States then to create a C.I.A....but hey....

Poster should retitle the obvious thread title or dump the theory!



Maybe submit documents confirming your words about Lincoln, please. I submitted the documents. it's your turn)))



posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 10:47 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

Maybe the CIA did popularize the term "conspiracy theory." I really don't know if it was in general use before then.

The next assertion: In fact, conspiracy theories are so common that the whole of Western civilization is based on them, and the source article upon which it is based: WashingtonsBlog is in itself a conspiracy theory. The conclusions are arguably not true as it mischaracterizes reasons given for taking an action as conspiracies throughout the entire essay.

As to the idea our legal system is based upon conspiracy theories, I will say there is a difference between saying several people cooperated to bring about the commission of a crime and conspiracy theory in the broader context of the word. They do sometimes overlap but the journalistic meaning and the legal meaning are not quite the same. When you state our justice system is based upon conspiracy theories, it creates the impression that there was some ulterior motive behind the creation of the court system other than its stated purpose.

Your list of "conspiracy theories":
Every single one is true including, "Prince Charles is a reptiloid."



posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 10:50 AM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

The conspiracy to assassinate Lincoln was not a conspiracy theory as the CIA is using the term. It is just a conspiracy.



posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

I'm not doing your research for you. I graduated already.



posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 04:00 PM
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So what happens when a theory of conspiracy turns out to be true?

If some 3 letter gov agency were trying to hide unlawful or harmful actions, why broadcast that information to the public, a public which may have not had a clue to even search down that path?

Maybe there is another term for what you are trying to convey? Something along the lines of a false flag or disinformation.

But I guess if you believe fully in your government and are proud of your government, blinders are a lot harder to get rid of.

I almost get the sense that you are truly against the 'conspiracy theory'. Does that mean you love official statements/news? If anything goes against the official mainstream accepted thoughts, it is wrong?

Hmmm, what attracted you to ATS in the first place?




posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 11:20 PM
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originally posted by: ClovenSky
a reply to: RussianTroll

So what happens when a theory of conspiracy turns out to be true?

If some 3 letter gov agency were trying to hide unlawful or harmful actions, why broadcast that information to the public, a public which may have not had a clue to even search down that path?

Maybe there is another term for what you are trying to convey? Something along the lines of a false flag or disinformation.

But I guess if you believe fully in your government and are proud of your government, blinders are a lot harder to get rid of.

I almost get the sense that you are truly against the 'conspiracy theory'. Does that mean you love official statements/news? If anything goes against the official mainstream accepted thoughts, it is wrong?

Hmmm, what attracted you to ATS in the first place?



Hey.
You are mistaken. I do not trust my government, but I understand the difficulties it faces. I know how it is corrupt - Putin does not have time to arrest officials for corruption, after half a year it is necessary to arrest new ones. But he does it. I do not know all the difficulties that he faces, I believe him.
We have assumed that there are several centers of influence on power. We call them "Kremlin towers". There are patriotic, liberal, communist, power and tower Chabad. Putin is trying to keep a balance between them in order to avoid chaos and revolutions. It's hard.
What about the media. I know very well how propaganda is done. But I can think critically and look for alternative sources. We certainly have propaganda. But it is much smarter and thinner than the western and not so total.



posted on Dec, 22 2018 @ 03:18 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll

In reality it was invented when they the television set was part of a family's entertainment and news,conspiracy theory was used when someone found out truth and they would redicule them,called social warfare,don't ever think the government would do something for the populace,you'll be disappointed



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