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Originally posted by SkepticPerhaps
P.S. Is it necessary to point out that they frequently talk with like-minded individuals? Doesn't pretty much everyone do that?
Originally posted by cautiouslypessimistic
of the conspiracy theories that have become common knowledge have turned out to be...wait for it.....REAL CONSPIRACIES.
“There’s an old saying in Tennessee - I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on… shame on you. Fool me - you can’t get fooled again.”
~ GWB - Nashville, Tennessee, 17 September, 2002
US News and World Report is owned by Mort Zuckerman, who's part of the Israel lobby. It's very important for Israel to keep the world believing that Muslims committed the 911 murders, even if the official story is by far the most ridiculous.
John Mitchell was the Attorney-General during the Nixon administration.
His wife - Martha Mitchell - told her psychologist that top White House officials were engaged in illegal activities. Her psychologist labeled these claims as caused by mental illness.
Ultimately, however, the relevant facts of the Watergate scandal vindicated her.
In fact, psychologists have now given a label - the "Martha Mitchell Effect" - to "the process by which a psychiatrist, psychologist, or other mental health clinician mistakes the patient's perception of real events as delusional and misdiagnoses accordingly".
The authors of a paper on this phenomenon ( Bell, V., Halligan, P.W., Ellis, H.D. (2003) Beliefs About Delusions. The Psychologist, 6 (8), 418-422) conclude:
Sometimes, improbable reports are erroneously assumed to be symptoms of mental illness [due to a] failure or inability to verify whether the events have actually taken place, no matter how improbable intuitively they might appear to the busy clinician.
In other words, psychologists who haven't taken the time to examine for themselves the claims of their patients will tend to label as delusional anything which they "intuitively" feel is improbable.
COINTELPRO used to be a conspiracy until people learned that it was actually true. Makes one wonder what other "theories" are true.
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