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New studies: ‘Conspiracy theorists’ sane; government dupes crazy, hostile

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Recent studies by psychologists and social scientists in the US and UK suggest that contrary to mainstream media stereotypes, those labeled “conspiracy theorists” appear to be saner than those who accept the official versions of contested events.

The most recent study was published on July 8th by psychologists Michael J. Wood and Karen M. Douglas of the University of Kent (UK). Entitled “What about Building 7? A social psychological study of online discussion of 9/11 conspiracy theories,” the study compared “conspiracist” (pro-conspiracy theory) and “conventionalist” (anti-conspiracy) comments at news websites.

The authors were surprised to discover that it is now more conventional to leave so-called conspiracist comments than conventionalist ones: “Of the 2174 comments collected, 1459 were coded as conspiracist and 715 as conventionalist.” In other words, among people who comment on news articles, those who disbelieve government accounts of such events as 9/11 and the JFK assassination outnumber believers by more than two to one. That means it is the pro-conspiracy commenters who are expressing what is now the conventional wisdom, while the anti-conspiracy commenters are becoming a small, beleaguered minority.

Perhaps because their supposedly mainstream views no longer represent the majority, the anti-conspiracy commenters often displayed anger and hostility: “The research… showed that people who favoured the official account of 9/11 were generally more hostile when trying to persuade their rivals.”

Additionally, it turned out that the anti-conspiracy people were not only hostile, but fanatically attached to their own conspiracy theories as well. According to them, their own theory of 9/11 – a conspiracy theory holding that 19 Arabs, none of whom could fly planes with any proficiency, pulled off the crime of the century under the direction of a guy on dialysis in a cave in Afghanistan – was indisputably true. The so-called conspiracists, on the other hand, did not pretend to have a theory that completely explained the events of 9/11: “For people who think 9/11 was a government conspiracy, the focus is not on promoting a specific rival theory, but in trying to debunk the official account.”

In short, the new study by Wood and Douglas suggests that the negative stereotype of the conspiracy theorist – a hostile fanatic wedded to the truth of his own fringe theory – accurately describes the people who defend the official account of 9/11, not those who dispute it.

Additionally, the study found that so-called conspiracists discuss historical context (such as viewing the JFK assassination as a precedent for 9/11) more than anti-conspiracists. It also found that the so-called conspiracists to not like to be called “conspiracists” or “conspiracy theorists.”

Both of these findings are amplified in the new book Conspiracy Theory in America by political scientist Lance deHaven-Smith, published earlier this year by the University of Texas Press. Professor deHaven-Smith explains why people don’t like being called “conspiracy theorists”: The term was invented and put into wide circulation by the CIA to smear and defame people questioning the JFK assassination! “The CIA’s campaign to popularize the term ‘conspiracy theory’ and make conspiracy belief a target of ridicule and hostility must be credited, unfortunately, with being one of the most successful propaganda initiatives of all time.”

In other words, people who use the terms “conspiracy theory” and “conspiracy theorist” as an insult are doing so as the result of a well-documented, undisputed, historically-real conspiracy by the CIA to cover up the JFK assassination. That campaign, by the way, was completely illegal, and the CIA officers involved were criminals; the CIA is barred from all domestic activities, yet routinely breaks the law to conduct domestic operations ranging from propaganda to assassinations.

DeHaven-Smith also explains why those who doubt official explanations of high crimes are eager to discuss historical context. He points out that a very large number of conspiracy claims have turned out to be true, and that there appear to be strong relationships between many as-yet-unsolved “state crimes against democracy.” An obvious example is the link between the JFK and RFK assassinations, which both paved the way for presidencies that continued the Vietnam War. According to DeHaven-Smith, we should always discuss the “Kennedy assassinations” in the plural, because the two killings appear to have been aspects of the same larger crime.

Psychologist Laurie Manwell of the University of Guelph agrees that the CIA-designed “conspiracy theory” label impedes cognitive function. She points out, in an article published in American Behavioral Scientist (2010), that anti-conspiracy people are unable to think clearly about such apparent state crimes against democracy as 9/11 due to their inability to process information that conflicts with pre-existing belief.

In the same issue of ABS, University of Buffalo professor Steven Hoffman adds that anti-conspiracy people are typically prey to strong “confirmation bias” – that is, they seek out information that confirms their pre-existing beliefs, while using irrational mechanisms (such as the “conspiracy theory” label) to avoid conflicting information.

The extreme irrationality of those who attack “conspiracy theories” has been ably exposed by Communications professors Ginna Husting and Martin Orr of Boise State University. In a 2007 peer-reviewed article entitled “Dangerous Machinery: ‘Conspiracy Theorist’ as a Transpersonal Strategy of Exclusion,” they wrote:

“If I call you a conspiracy theorist, it matters little whether you have actually claimed that a conspiracy exists or whether you have simply raised an issue that I would rather avoid… By labeling you, I strategically exclude you from the sphere where public speech, debate, and conflict occur.”

But now, thanks to the internet, people who doubt official stories are no longer excluded from public conversation; the CIA’s 44-year-old campaign to stifle debate using the “conspiracy theory” smear is nearly worn-out. In academic studies, as in comments on news articles, pro-conspiracy voices are now more numerous – and more rational – than anti-conspiracy ones.

No wonder the anti-conspiracy people are sounding more and more like a bunch of hostile, paranoid cranks.

Source: presstv.com

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What The Economist predicted for 2021 and for what purpose

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In mid-November 2020, The Economist magazine gave the world’s conspiracy theorists a new bone in the form of another forecast cover for 2021 or more. Everything, as the conspiracy theorists believe, is within the framework of the old and ancient rule of the owners of this world: they must inform the flock of their plans for the future, which, according to universal principles, removes responsibility for their actions from great leaders.

Great bosses, at least for some reason, think so.

This is what the owners of The Economist wanted to tell us. 

In the past, the people discussed each new cover of The Economist with terrible force, trying to guess the dates of the coming star, however, now there is no particular excitement. This is partly due to the fact that with the arrival of the coronavirus, the star has almost arrived, and the only thing that is still unclear is how and when its final stage will be.

We need  to note of course that all the decryptions of the past covers did not come true – although there were several very significant hits.

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Nevertheless, the picture is still discussed, since closer to the final everything is almost in plain text: a one-armed bandit with four drums, one of which stopped on the face of Mr. Biden or a person similar to him. On this basis, everyone in unison interpreted the stopped drum as a toughly resolved issue, the alternative to which was either a split in the United States or an atomic war. However, in fact, everything is there for a reason.

You don’t need to look too closely at the cover to notice

The drawing divides a diagonal shadow, which practically none of their symbols on the drum captures – it shares only a symbol with Biden, something like this: Why such a direct allusion to some kind of rebirth and who is hiding behind the mask / back of Mr. Biden is unclear.

Although, judging by the position of the drum, in any case, whoever was hiding there won. The second point, which was not noticed by any of the YouTube “deciphers of the Illuminati messages” is the rising of some luminary at the base of the machine.

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The luminary did not get into the frame, only its rays are visible, but these rays are suspiciously red. Moreover, they are red against a reddish sky. Does this mean that in 2021 we will be shown Nibiru or is it something else ascending – no one, except, of course, the Reptilians, even knows.

Finally, the virus deserves special mention, which is drawn on two reels. Why is the virus next to the vaccine in the first – it seems to be understandable, but why the virus is in the fourth?  Therefore, it will not be a coronavirus, but some other pathogen?

All other symbols presented are obvious: a vaccine, a baby in a muzzle, TikTok, a Chinese flag, Skype with a TV camera, as if hinting at remote communication. Some other graph, which everyone interprets as economic growth / inflation, but it can also be an increase in mortality. It is not very clear, however, with the American flag: is this an allusion to the division of American society, or will America really split in half?

In one of the recent current covers, The Economist has already laid out a calendar with a volcano and an asteroid, so anything can happen with a split of the continent, but the main thing that is incomprehensible here is completely different.

It is unclear: is this a global plan that can be replayed by some other player who has approached the machine, or is it such an ultimatum that is no longer subject to discussion? We will not know the answer to this question before December 2021.

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Poison, alien rays and black magic: The story of the unexplained death of conspiracy theorist Max Spiers

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The researcher was preparing to reveal information to the public about a black magic circuit, in which a number of politicians and celebrities participated. According to 31-year-old Sarah Adams, who was engaged to the unfortunate man, Spiers had spent the last months of her life researching a black magic practice circuit in which celebrities were involved.

Was he poisoned, struck by alien rays or killed by black magic – in the versions of his fans and journalists, the truth collides with the most insane theories.

The father of two children, 39-year-old Spiers died in July 2016 at his friend’s house in Warsaw, a death so strange that her circumstances were studied in Poland and the UK, albeit without much success.

The Polish police focused on the “natural causes” of his death, without even doing an autopsy, which caused the outrage of his relatives and fans. When the body of the British arrived at home, forensic experts could not even determine the cause of death. Then, in December 2016, the coroner’s inquest was launched, which is still dragging on.

It is only known for certain that the conspiracy theorist before his death was sick of blood or some kind of black liquid.

Mr Spiers fell ill, had a fever and general weakness. The next day Mr. Spiers vomited two liters of black liquid. A friend called a doctor who tried to resuscitate the patient, but later admitted the fact of his death

 from the official statement of the coroner.

Demons and super soldiers

Spiers went to the same school with actor Orlando Bloom, but he is not remembered for that. He was an unusual person even by the standards of his circle. Having spent many years searching in the X-Files style, Max has gained popularity among ufologists and conspiracy theorists as a bright orator who is not afraid of the most shocking statements. For example, he received his nickname “Super Soldier” for claiming that from birth he was part of a secret government program to create elite warriors. However, Max failed to prove this.

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What absurd claims Spiers did not make, the last days of his life are indeed shrouded in mystery. In many interviews and TV programs made in the wake of this story, several main points are repeated: he conducted a new investigation, received threats from unknown persons, tried to warn his relatives about  something before his death.

Shortly before his death, Spiers began studying the biographies of rich people: businessmen, politicians and show business stars . His mother Vanessa Bates told about this, without naming specific names. Two days before his death, he sent an extremely strange SMS, in which he actually predicted his death.

Your son is in danger. If something happens to me – investigate

SMS to Spiers’ mother

When the mother was given the late son’s computer, all of his records were deleted, she recalls. In her opinion, Max’s investigation led him to “dark places”, someone seriously wanted him dead. “He was a very tough man in his prime, and yet he just took it and died on a sofa in Poland,” Bates marveled.

The popular conspiracy theorist was killed by Satanists in order to expel demons from him, some say with reference to his girlfriend. According to her, Spiers managed to call her from Warsaw and tell her that he was there against his will. Allegedly, devil worshipers seized him and tried to “reprogram”, for which they gave him a substance that immersed him in a coma for two days.

“Max could not escape because he was kept in a house in the woods, he was surrounded by a fence under electricity. He said something “demonic” was going on, he had to get out and find a church or some other holy place. But two days later, he was dead, ” Adams quoted the Sun tabloid as saying.

There is no confirmation of this conversation, but Adams repeatedly mentioned in conversations with reporters Spiers’ investigation of a secret society of Satan fans associated with the highest circles of power and  show business .

We’ve received death threats before, but this time they looked real. They wrote to us that we would both die … He was going to expose black magic, it was associated with political leaders and celebrities

Sarah Adams

Looking for the truth

Every day there are fewer and fewer opportunities to reliably establish the cause and culprits of Spiers’ death. Many of his acquaintances and fans believe in the hand of the “world government” or a blow struck from outside our planet. Being killed by agents of the secret world government is the highest compliment, proving that you are a huge danger to them and their plans, the popular UFO blog Exopolitics writes.

Max Spiers used to say, among other things, that the masses have undergone a kind of hypnosis and live in a Matrix, with brainwashing in the media and their valid sources, etc., because they are “programmed”.

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Max Spiers’ last interview. 
Screenshot: Youtube

Other material provides a long list of UFO researchers and scientists who have allegedly died a violent death. “Death from a headshot. Death that looks like poisoning, death that looks like strangulation, death as a result of the possible implantation of a deadly virus … This only confirms the long-known fact that the life of an experienced ufologist is much shorter than usual,” says the journal Paranoia.

But there is a more prosaic explanation for Spiers’ death. The BBC channel devoted its own investigation to this story, during which it learned about his addiction to drugs. Several years ago, he accidentally suffered a pelvic injury, began taking painkillers, and soon allegedly switched to heroin. In the video, filmed shortly before his death, the conspiracy theorist is allegedly “high”, according to one episode of the project. Spiers’ mother feared for his mental health and worried that he was hanging out with the wrong people.

Could Spiers’ death be a banal heroin overdose? We wouldn’t have to guess if the Polish authorities had given an immediate answer. While it remains to wait for the end of the coroner’s inquiry – its results may give the UK the opportunity to start an international investigation.

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What do Flat Earth advocates think of chemtrails?

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One of the eternal discussions that appears from time to time on conspiracy platforms around the world is the endless debate about the shape of the Earth. Some people believe that the Earth is a sphere that dangles around the Sun, while other people believe that we live in a circus, which is flat, like any arena. 

The day before, this discussion flared up again – in particular, under the impression of one of Elon Musk’s videos, which people watched carefully:

In the video, the camera periodically turns on, looking at the engine of the last accelerating stage, the view from the lens leaves no doubt that the Earth is spherical:

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However, from time to time, something happens to the lens and the Earth looks for some reason flat, like a table:

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This phenomenon cannot be explained by the approximation function, since the size of the engine does not change and therefore it seems that the rounding of the Earth is achieved by a combined survey, during which some manipulations with the background are carried out. 

Below is the video from a NASA satellite, from which one can think that something is flying fast near the Sun and is the size of Jupiter:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=X3yz1oh2ixo%3Ffeature%3Doembed

Another photo with the Sun:

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This is only the catch of ufologists for a week, and so something constantly revolves near the Sun. Everyone would gladly think of shooting artifacts, but there have been a lot of artifacts lately, thus there is a suspicion that the Sun itself in SOHO frames is also an artifact, that the Earth is flat like a steppe and that we are shown in the sky a movie about The sun. 

Most of the people who are under the yoke of the education of the Secondary School, for some reason, are sure that, totally misinterpreting everything, about something, but about the shape of the Earth, the textbook is not lying, and therefore it is heresy to challenge the textbooks. However, what does Round Earth have to say bout the chemtrails that have been sprayed in the sky for decades? 

The Round Earth has nothing new to say about this. Nevertheless, if we assume that the Earth is covered with a kind of dome, then what will happen to the substances sprayed from aircraft in 10 years or more? From the Round Earth, these wonderful chemicals will escape into space, but on Flat Earth, all this chemistry will remain under the dome, as a result of which the owners of the circus will have the opportunity to turn on the “Project Blue Beam”, during which “the sky will roll into a scroll” or something like this. 

Naturally, “Blue Beam” can be turned on without a dome – for example, by organizing a broadcast from satellites. But it will take a year at most to prepare such a performance, since all the chemistry that can be used for the screen evaporates very quickly – no aerosols can fly in the atmosphere for decades. Meanwhile, chemtrails have been around for many, many years. That is, one gets the impression that something keeps this chemistry from above and makes it possible to build a screen for slides for years, forming a matrix layer by layer. 

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But what’s the point in all this? – convinced supporters of the round Earth will ask us. The sense in this is that if there really is a dome above the Earth, then the screen can be made denser – with a good resolution, like on an advanced monitor. On such a screen, it is possible to show such tricks that the fake cannot be recognized even through a telescope.

Therefore, if the Earth is flat and covered with a dome, the “Blue Beam” may not be limited to alien ships hovering over cities, but even turn into a journey to other star systems through a wormhole, after which we will have a completely new sky overhead, but all these are just theories and one day, we may know.

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