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Hiding unrest in the purple haze of conspiracy

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posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 04:46 AM
It is easy to read this article as just another rambling article dismissing conspiracy theories and conspiracy theorists. The author starts by describing a sequence of events as described by the author of a new book leading up to the murder of Jimi Hendrix and then promptly dismisses it.

Myself, I can’t help thinking that (a) the method of murder described above is a little hit and miss, and (b) that Jeffery’s probably being in Majorca on the night of the death is problematic.

Conspiracy solved.

He then starts taking swipes at every possible angle of conspiracy, by being deliberately ridiculous ...

Meet the Parents, for example, is a cunning attempt to make the moviegoer sympathise with the put-upon Jew. Harry Potter is a tool that “serves to spread the dark and evil essence of Zionism and its goals”.

Or is he?

In a convoluted way, the main point of his article is that the Iranians are blaming their unrest and the death of students and agitators on a conspiracy - and the Iranians are betting on our willingness to accept a conpiracy behind every tree.

Before that, a chief of the official Fars news agency charged the BBC with “psychological warfare”; a conservative newspaper accused the BBC’s correspondent Jon Leyne of himself setting up the fatal shooting of young Neda Agha-Soltan in Tehran, while Iran’s Ambassador to Mexico blamed her killing on the CIA. Most ominously, demonstrators bearing obvious bruising have “confessed” on television to having been influenced by the BBC and American news channels.


At ATS we have seen it all and heard it all ... and sometimes we also get caught by the conspiracy behind the conspiracy.

posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 05:41 AM
My stars, now I don't know what to believe.
First jimmy hendrix then the iranians, man it just all makes sense.
You phone the A.P. and I'll phone cheney.
We got to work like a team, hand in, c'mon there's not much time, hand in, on 3...1...2...3 Gooooo team conspiracy.

posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 07:05 AM
reply to post by Badfuture

Conspiracy theories can be used to expose or to hide the truth. Disinformation specialists use this knowledge to muddy the waters of truth. The more theories there are about an event, the more false trails are laid for us to waste our time following.

posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 10:01 AM
I found this interesting article that should be read by all:

Conspiracy theory is not science. And yet a lot of conspiracy researchers tend to cling to their theories as though they were scientifically verifiable. Whatever missteps may be made by people in the name of science, the underlying philosophy behind it can be very useful. And I think a lot of conspiracy theorists would do well to study the philosophy behind scientific thinking, and such gems that it’s created as Popper’s falsifiability test. The notion of falsifiability is something of a paradox at first glance. In order for something to be potentially right, there must be some potential tha it’s wrong. Put more succintly, for something to be scientifically testable, it must admit to the potential that it is inaccurate


Thus not all conspiracies are lies, and not all lies are conspiracies.

Here is a link to Popper's Falfiability Test

[edit on 15/7/2009 by deltaalphanovember]

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 06:25 AM
Wow! That is a very convoluted and unclear article to say the least, but I believe the gist of it can be summarized as follows:

1: There are no conspiracies, everything is just coincidence.

2: Conspiracy theories are dangerous because it incites violence and riots.
(as opposed to the official version which only causes war, exploitation & destruction.)

This puzzles me as there are many historically documented conspiracy theories which are now accepted as truth.

Obviously this doesn't prove that all conspiracy theories are true, but it should, at the very least, make people think twice before automatically disregarding a point of view simply because it is labeled a "conspiracy theory"

[edit on 21-7-2009 by MrVertigo]

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