posted on Apr, 10 2008 @ 11:18 PM
ever thought twice about the negative connotation associated with the word conspiracy.
the word has a strong negative connotation attatched to it, and this meaning has been re-inforced until it gets the desired knee jerk reaction
powerful people tend to want more power, it is a weakeness in the human condition, these powerful people often are doing what any intelligent
capitalist would do and lay a plan out to reach their goals, looking at their strengths weaknesses , threats, and opportunity's.
powerful manipulative often capitalist or controlling men like to pull the wool over other naive, or foolish or trusting people's eye's and take
their money or power/rights, they don't want the "sheep" to be hip to the game(s) and some rationalize this away as part of a "dog eat dog
world" or this is just the way things are so if you can't figure out your getting lied to or scammed, then shame on you, or in another instance that
perhaps people can't be trusted to handle the truth and so they should tell them what to believe.
The term conspiracy can be used by nearly anyone to try and discredit anyone that may be threatining some perception that is valuable to their goals.
sometimes to further keep a scam going (what ever country, or business sector, or gov't , or global agreement is involved). When ever their is
serious opposition to a perception important to their goals, it would be valuable to the bottom line to pull out the conspiracy card. people/sheeple
have been conditioned to hear this word and then immediately associate craziness with such an idea.
This forumula is used repeatedly by attatching a lie or half truth that is being attempted to be passed on as a truth. simply attatch the "truth"
which is really a lie in the context of someone who has the gall to question this and then sprinkle the magic word "conspiracy theory" and violla,
you get a knee jerk reaction that anyone questioning this "lie posed as a truth" is thought of as crazy. It is a funny thing to realize how words
can be tought to leave an emotional imprint in the mind. it also serves as a detrement to those that do not want to be labeled or associated with
craziness as well as giving a first impression that an idea is not credible to anyone who may not have the desire to really question an answer for
themselves in this busy world. In other words the term and it's implied negative connotation can be valuable to someone trying to fool others usually
for the benefit of money or power. In my opinion a wall of cognitive dissonance may go up should a real conspiracy threaten to brake down a veil of
ignorant bliss, especially when their seems to be personal pride associated with an idea, or a sense of safety, and this cognotive dissonance seems
to fade only when someone has figured out how / believed they would still live happily/or safey while accepting something wasn't what they first
believed it to be.
So as a business or a gov't (especially) it is in your interest and one of your tool's in your arsenal of psychological propoganda (along w/ fear)
to help perpetuate desired perceptions and also use opportunity's to strengthen the desired knee jerk assocaition of the word conspiracy (using
especially examples that are sensational which in effects takes a random idea and attempts to extrapolate this into a blanket statement covering all
"unofficial ideas or perspectives also helps to re-inforce this mental imprint/association)