(by Luis Miguel | The New American) – For far too long, that’s been the prevailing attitude in American society. Despite the fact that conspiracies of various sorts are not the exception, but the norm throughout history, we have been conditioned to believe that there’s no worse fate that could befall you than to become a tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy theorist.
Asking too many questions about what your government does is considered worse than committing murder.
Of course, it’s in the government’s interest not to have a citizenry that asks too many questions, which is why the media industrial complex has turned up the volume on the narrative that anyone who notes the coordination between the various actors striving to move America toward socialism and globalism is spreading a dangerous conspiracy theory that will eventually “destroy our democracy.”
In short, the media is attempting to gaslight the public by making them believe that there is no Deep State, no globalist agenda, no socialist movement. These are all just the delusions of infirm minds who are probably being misled by Russia.
Case in point: A Politico article covering Trump’s latest rally in Arizona, titled “Trump superfans dream of a run again, and of JFK Jr. on the ticket.”
As the title suggests, the article makes much of a belief allegedly held by some in the Qanon movement that John F. Kennedy, Jr., who died in a plane crash in 1999, is still alive and will come back to serve as Trump’s running mate in the 2024 election.
The article cunningly blows up that unbelievable claim and then juxtaposes it beside myriad other “conspiracy theories” which in reality have credence and evidence to back them up.
The piece shoots down the notion that the FBI was involved in orchestrating the riot at the Capitol on January 6 last year, reading:
Elsewhere, [Trump] continued to argue that his election loss was the result of an elaborate effort to cheat by Democrats.
“Why aren’t they investigating November 3, a rigged and stolen election?” Trump said to a cheering crowd that jumped to its feet. “Why aren’t they looking at that, and there’s massive evidence that shows exactly what I’m talking about.”
Trump also said he planned to address “dishonesty” from Democrats and the media surrounding the Capitol riots, including his false claim that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blocked the National Guard from going to the Capitol to stop the riots on Jan. 6. For followers, the comments didn’t raise eyebrows — they drew applause.
“Why don’t they talk about the guy that killed that girl Ashli Babbitt?” said Cece Fager of Mesa, Ariz., referencing the Jan. 6 protester who was shot and killed by a Capitol police officer as she and others tried to break down a door that led to the House Speaker’s Lobby. “It’s all a cover-up. Our country is so divided, it’s sad.”
The technique here is classic psychological warfare. The regime wants to dispel all examination of its various misdeeds. And while it has shown itself more than willing to forcefully censor “thought crimes,” it also knows the best tactic is to get people to self-censor.
So what do the state-friendly media outlets do? They amplify ridiculous “beliefs” (can we even trust that the JFK, Jr. believers they interviewed are genuine?) and then associate these to everything they want to discredit.
“So you believe the election was stolen? Yeah, and you probably think JFK, Jr.’s coming back too, right?”
“You think the FBI was involved in Jan. 6? Say ‘hi’ to JFK, Jr. for me!”
The establishment may even be the ones planting these fake conspiracy theories in the first place to lead Americans astray from studying genuine government conspiracies. Read Full Article >