Ever since alternative media sources made Hillary Clinton’s health a legitimate campaign issue, much of the mainstream media has been comically and instinctively rallying around her, smugly proclaiming that anyone who questions Her Highness’ physical or mental fitness for office to be a deranged rightwing conspiracy theorist.
What’s so amusing about the tactics of these self-important pundits is their willingness to do the exact same thing they demonize “fringe bloggers” of doing: playing doctor. Most of those rushing out to confidently ensure the public that everything is just fine and dandy with Hillary Clinton’s health lack any medical credentials. They’re just journalists and pundits who have decided Hillary is fine based on a two-page letter from internist Dr. Lisa Bardack. Does writing for the Washington Post or CNN make them the authority on Hillary Clinton’s health? Of course not.
“If we’ve all been born into a world of mass deception, then this world of illusion has become our reality, it is our normal.”
This post first appeared at Truthshock
Truthshock: the psychological condition induced by a barrage of Truthbombs. Oftentimes accompanied by distress, disbelief, and denial.
TruthShock. I did not appreciate when I created this blog how accurate, how prescient, how appropriate that title was. When I set out to create the blog I wanted to call it ‘The Forest’. Alluding to the well known quote; “One can’t see the forest for the trees”, which is alluding to the fact that when one is in the middle of ‘it’ it is difficult to see the whole, or to even realize there is a greater part. All one can see is the trees in their immediate vicinity, never realizing their reality is but a tiny part of a much greater whole. Thus one cannot see the whole Truth.
When I went to WordPress to create the blog I had no second choice, plan B, or back-up plan. I tried numerous variations of ‘The Forest’ and the quote it came from but they were all taken. I am unsure where ‘TruthShock’ came from. It just popped out. But frankly, it’s a much better title and descriptor than ‘The Forest’. It’s more direct. It’s grabs the attention. And more importantly, it’s true.
Censored Video from 1998 Saturday Night Live
The 1998 Robert Smigel animated short film “Conspiracy Theory Rock”, part of a March 1998 Saturday Night Live “TV Funhouse” segment, has been removed from all subsequent airings of the SNL episode where it originally appeared.
Prof. Jim Fetzer
The BBC has massively edited an interview with me to use me as an example of a “conspiracy theorist”, where they excluded most of the proof that I presented during a 40 minute interview and added a lot of poppycock psycho-babble about why people are predisposed to believe conspiracy theories regardless of logic and evidence, the significance of which they systematically ignore: for them, reason and rationality do not matter!
Here is a link where you can download the 18 minute program broadcast worldwide: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03kpvjf. If anyone finds it where I can embed it directly, please let me know. Contrast what they used with my previous, “Why I (Jim Fetzer) AM a “conspiracy theorist“, which I extracted from my pre-interview for the published BBC interview, because I made many more points about Sandy Hook, including on my banned book, NOBODY DIED AT SANDY HOOK (2015) and its thirteen (13) contributors.
James F. Tracy
This article was originally written in November 2015. Many have accused this author of teaching “conspiracy theories” to college students. Contrary to critics’ assertions, however, events such as the Sandy Hook School massacre or Boston Marathon bombing were never addressed in any courses taught at his former university. Only in the last college class he taught over a twenty year career in academe (13 of which were spent at Florida Atlantic University) did he have a chance to carefully examine and discuss September 11, 2001, or, more specifically, the US government’s official 9/11 conspiracy theory.-JFT
An enduring psychological effect of “the propaganda of the event” is a foremost element of all modern forms of war. Advances in hidden governance and concentrated media ownership have made the “war on terror” possible via increasingly fine-tuned trauma based mind control–in other words the enforcement of belief through overwhelming events subsequently placed in meaningful narrative context absent any contradictory information.
Such a phenomenon is readily apparent among the younger generations, particularly as they have come to rely on US government-sponsored conspiracy theories in order to make sense of momentous political events bearing upon their lives. Despite their irrational nature and profound shortcomings, such conspiracy theories are unquestioningly accepted as valid by an overwhelming majority of journalists and academics, who then repeat them as fact to their respective constituents.
Development is troublesome for those pushing implausible storyline
Federal authorities seeking to pass off active shooter training exercises as real events may have pushed the stick too far with the San Bernardino shooting. The family of alleged gunman Syed Rizwan Farook has retained two attorneys who are raising important questions and pointing to evidentiary anomalies that neither the federal agencies conducting the “investigation” nor the corporate media “reporting” the shooting want the public to consider. They also argue that the event has nothing to do with terrorism.
In fact, at one point the attorneys even invoked the Sandy Hook massacre as an example of how recent mass shootings simply don’t add up. Media outlets have been quick to dismiss such comparisons as illogical and baseless.
Submitted by Allen William Powell
[Over the past several months a woman by the name of Rebekah Roth has been making the rounds on numerous alternative media programs, claiming that the information she has concerning the true perpetrators of 9/11 is so dangerous that she can only present it in fictional form. But who really is Rebekah Roth? Is she a single individual or a composite that has been assembled by one or more government agencies? Further, why is she so averse to debating veteran 9/11 researchers? Allen Powell discusses his recent encounter with the author.-JFT]
I think Ms Roth is a fiction talking and producing fiction about a fiction.
She keeps the planes in the air. I don’t think they were there. She has no history of any kind and I don’t mean academic or research.
She has no Internet footprint that I can find and I would be grateful to anyone who can point me in any direction in that respect who has found anything indicating the presence of a Rebekah Roth, this Rebekah Roth on the ‘net. All I see are multiples of the same image when I google.
James Tracy helps establish new “paranoid style,” writes cultural critic
Emily Elizabeth Brown
The New Inquiry
What crisis actor conspiracy theorists believe to be fake implies a much more generous view of the real
During the Sandy Hook shooting, a 69 year-old retired psychologist named Gene Rosen opened his home to six terrified children immediately after the massacre. A month later, Salon magazine published an article on the kind neighbor and his continued harassment by conspiracy theorists. Members of a forum hosted on David Icke’s website (the former broadcaster who birthed the iconic “reptilian conspiracy theory”), had mixed reactions. “Some conspiracy maniacs genuinely believe that they can treat anyone as pawns on the basis that they ‘see the big picture,’” wrote one member. “He is an actor,” wrote another member. “And not a very good one at that.”
Teenaged children in Florida “play dead” in an active shooter drill at their school. image credit: Robert Kuzina
The idea of “crisis actors” rose to popularity within conspiracy theory circles after the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting on December 14, 2012. The idea appears to have originated in a post by Dr. James Tracy on his website memoryholeblog.org, “a forum for news, criticism and commentary on sociopolitical issues and phenomena overlooked or misreported by mainstream media.” In “The Sandy Hook Massacre: Unanswered Questions and Missing Information”—written ten days after the Sandy Hook shooting—Tracy voices his suspicions about the official narrative, specifically focusing on the “bizarre performance” of medical examiner H. Wayne Carver.
MHB reader reconsiders prophetic analysis of Economist 2015 cover (here), Says message transcends mere economics
Submitted by Toni
A MESSAGE FROM THE ELITES
It is argued by Marshall Swing that the January cover of The Economist magazine is a Revelation foretelling Certain Events, mockingly sent by the Elites to affirm the suspicions of those who can “read” the prophecy. Luckily, Swing can and the message is: Apocalypse arrives on October 23rd, 2015.
I think there is both more and less to The Economist cover than Swing’s prophecy indicates. Less, in that Swing arrives at his thesis through coerced logic, a subject covered in Part Two. More, because the meaning that emanates from the cover collage is broader than the Prophet Swing allows.
My read of The Economist magazine cover is that it is an intellectual exercise in spoofing “conspiracy” culture by creating the appearance of a Message from the Elites. The editorial double-bind is that it then actually becomes a coded message from which elite intent can be deduced.
James speaks with Southern California-based political commentator John Friend, a 29-year-old man who was recently terminated from his position in the Escondido City Manager’s office because after being targeted for his online political speech. He has been deemed a “conspiracy theorist,” “white supremacist” and “anti-semite” for challenging conventional historical narratives of 9/11 and World War II.
John Friend has been terminated by two employers since 2013 for his publicly-expressed political views
Friend appears to have entered the sites of anonymous forces who chose to use the press–in this case the San Diego Tribune (here and here)–in a campaign that pressured Friend’s employer to force him into relinquishing his position with the municipality. Tracy experienced a similar scenario when the South Florida Sun-Sentinel ran a smear campaign in early 2013 highlighting Tracy’s analyses of Sandy Hook school massacre press coverage.
On this episode New Zealand-based philosopher Matthew R. X. Dentith interviews James Tracy. The two discuss false flag terror and the uses and origins of the “conspiracy theory” term in modern public discourse.
Matthew is a self-described “conspiracy theory theorist” who wrote his doctoral dissertation on conspiracy theories. In that work and his new book he breaks from the commonplace disparagement of “conspiracy theorists,” arguing in part that engaging with and thinking seriously about political conspiracies would likely contribute to a much more vibrant political discourse than what is observable today.
New Possibilities to Explain What Happened to Michael Cravey & Getting Closer to the Reason for the Benghazi Cover-Up
If you’re not already familiar with the Michael Cravey conspiracy, you’re in for a doozy. I suspect those already familiar with the strange tale will find this new information as fascinating as I do. Newcomers can get up to speed by reading the background section below. What I’m presenting doesn’t solve any mysteries, ultimately. These are merely theories and information for continued research and speculation. I welcome and encourage people to add their perspectives, to debate the merits of the theories presented and develop those of their own. The goal for many of us has been to understand what happened to Michael. In the process, some of our suspicions may be confirmed and we may learn some unexpected things along the way.