In criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime at some time in the future. Criminal law in some countries or for some conspiracies may require that at least one overt act must also have been undertaken in furtherance of that agreement, to constitute an offense. There is no limit on the number participating in the conspiracy and, in most countries, no requirement that any steps have been taken to put the plan into effect (compare attempts which require proximity to the full offence). For the purposes of concurrence, the actus reus is a continuing one and parties may join the plot later and incur joint liability and conspiracy can be charged where the co-conspirators have been acquitted or cannot be traced. Finally, repentance by one or more parties does not affect liability but may reduce their sentence.Theory
A conspiracy theoryTheory is a contemplative and rational type of abstract or generalizing thinking, or the results of such thinking. Depending on the context, the results might for example include generalized explanations of how nature works, or even how divine or metaphysical matters are thought to work. The word has its roots in ancient Greek, but in modern use it has taken on several different related meanings. One modern group of meanings emphasizes the speculative and generalizing nature of theory. For example in the arts and philosophy, the term "theoretical" may be used to describe ideas and empirical phenomena which are not easily measurable. And by extension of the philosophical meaning, "theoria" is also a word still used in theological contexts. As already in Aristotle's definitions, theory is very often contrasted to "practice" (from Greek praxis, πρᾶξις) a Greek term for "doing", which is opposed to theory because pure theory involves no doing apart from itself. A classical example of the distinction between theoretical and practical uses the discipline of medicine: medical theory involves trying to understand the causes and nature of health and sickness, while the practical side of medicine is trying to make people healthy. These two things are related but can be independent, because it is possible to research health and sickness without curing specific patients, and it is possible to cure a patient without knowing how the cure worked. In modern science, the term "theory" refers to scientific theories, a well-confirmed type of explanation ofnature, made in a way consistent with scientific method, and fulfilling the criteria required by modern science. Such theories are described in such a way that any scientist in the field is in a position to understand and either provide empirical support ("verify") or empirically contradict ("falsify") it. Scientific theories are the most reliable, rigorous, and comprehensive form of scientific knowledge, in contrast to more common uses of the word "theory" that imply that something is unproven or speculative (which is better defined by the word 'hypothesis'). Scientific theories are also distinguished fromhypotheses, which are individual empirically testable conjectures, and scientific laws, which are descriptive accounts of how nature will behave under certain conditions.
purports to explain a social, political, or economic event as being caused or covered up by a covert group or organization.
- Conspiracy 1 - TWA Flight 800 | HERE
- Conspiracy 2 - Majestic Twelve UFO Cover-Up | HERE
- Conspiracy 3 - FDR And Pearl Harbor | HERE
- Conspiracy 4 - Area 51 | HERE
- Conspiracy 5 - Who Killed Martin Luther King Jr. | HERE
- Conspiracy 6 - Lincoln Assassination | HERE
- Conspiracy 7 - Oklahoma City Bombing | HERE
- Conspiracy 8 - The CIA & The Nazis | HERE
- Conspiracy 9 - Jack Ruby | HERE
- Conspiracy 10 - The Robert F. Kennedy Assassination | HERE
- Conspiracy 11 - Kecksburg UFO | HERE
May 16, 2013
Mainstream Media Tactic: Label All Opposing Views As ‘ Conspiracy Theories ‘What does the mainstream media do when they don’t want to discuss a real issue that diverts away the topic from political theater? Simply deem it a wild ‘ conspiracy theory ’ and pretend it doesn’t exist.by Anthony GucciardiIt’s a tried and true method. It has worked for a long line of question-dodging politicians, with both Bush and Obama each speaking out against ‘conspiracy theories’ and those who warn against corruption and tyranny in government. As I detailed last week, in fact, Obama recently spoke to the graduating class of Ohio State University and repeated such warnings. He told the class to ignore and reject those warning of government tyranny, and went on to praise the new United States government system he called ‘brave’ and ‘unique’.And anyone who decides to attack this ‘brave and unique’ government, or anyone who even questions reports by the government? They must be conspiracy nuts. I joined John B. Wells of Coast to Coast AM a couple weeks ago to discuss how this media tactic works and how I decided to turn to reality over media theater:
Government Criticism Now Equals ‘Conspiracy Theories’The easiest way to deal with real issues certainly isn’t to refute the questions or discuss the information. No, it’s to brand those asking questions as conspiracy theorists. That, or just censor them altogether. Even Google employees have issued warnings on the official company blog regarding the continued requests initiated by governments around the globe to ‘pull’ contentfrom Google’s massive search and blog service. From Google Plus (their Facebook equivalent) posts to legitimate search rankings, Google says that governments are demanding all forms of government criticism be taken down immediately.Right now, over 24,000 pieces of content may disappear if Google caves. That’s 24,000 pieces of content that likely includes my articles and other alternative news pieces that criticize our ‘brave’ new government. And expect thousands to be added to that list very quickly.But of course we must ask: What do they have to fear? I mean after all, if the questions I ask regarding the mega banks admittedly funding the Mexican drug cartels and terror cells are fake (even though NBC reports it’s confirmed along with other news sources), then why be worried? If it’s all just ‘conspiracy’ bunk, then it sure would be easy to go ahead and dispel the rumors once and for all. Obama himself could go on air and break down how ‘conspiracy theories’, like the well-respected eyewitness coach asking questions about the Boston bombing drill that occurred the morning of the race (and not even slightly insinuating anything) are not real.But, of course, it is because the media cannot refute legitimate questions regarding mega banks and government corruption. Instead, they lump them in with things that no one in the alternative news actually believes like conspiracy theories about Elvis and other silly things. It all ties in to the well-scripted media theater that must run without interruption — no questions allowed!
I have noticed lately that the latest highly reactive term being circulated in the media and on the social web is'conspiracy theory' . This is surely a development in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. One would think that the corporate owned media initiated that meme in order to get out front of the inconsistencies in their 'reporting' and the subsequent Marshall Law lock-down of two towns in order to find one nine-teen year old 'suspect', but that would be a conspiracy theory wouldn't it?Why is it a ludicrous idea that much of what we hear and see on the mainstream, corporate owned 'news' networks is constructed and presented in such a manner to elicit a narrow, singular viewpoint? It seems like they want everyone on the same perceptional page."We've thought this out for you...ignore the gaping holes and questionable logic of the story we present here; this is your official version...anything not of this version is crackpot conspiracy theory, DO NOT give any attention to anyone that asks questions about the official corporate stamped version".That is American public thought today. "Do not pay attention to that man behind the curtain!"'The hidden hand', the 'secret cabal'...the 'powers that be'...'the ruling elite'. We've all heard the terms...including 'New World Order' and 'Illuminati'.I'm an experienced, multi-degreed, truth seeker. My tinfoil-hat has tassles on it and I wear it backwords hip-hop style. Even I roll my eyes in bored bewilderment when I hear or read someone speaking of "The New World Order' or 'Illuminati'. I think to myself, that person is a rookie in conspiracy theory. Any experienced truth worker knows that the #1 deceptive tool of conspirators is distraction and deflection. Anyone who has studied history knows that what's happening today isn't to bring on some 'New World Order'. All manipulated and exploited events and policies are employed to further entrench the old world order.There indeed may be some Satan worshiping cult of powerful people that call themselves 'The Illuminati' . But that doesn't mean they wield the power we've been conditioned to believe they have. I see them more as a boogieman. A meme that feeds on itself, which ultimately leads no where. No, the real powers that be are compartmentalized, competitive, owners of people and the resources of whole nations. Their allegiances are determined by the dynamics of power and profit...not to some secret oath or vision of a "New World Order". Those in power are more loyal toMachiavelli's principles of power than they are to some silly, luciferian oath to a secret masonic order. Conspiracy theorists are human just like all of us...and that means that many are not immune to titillation and fanciful fantasies of some dark oath adherent actors affecting world events.Simply put, 'the powers that be, the 'ruling elites' only obedience is to remaining in power and controlling land and resources. Their allegiances shift faster than those in the Godfather movie. These are not juvenile, mostly male kids who are beholden to some 'secret oath' like Spanky and Our Gang's "He-man Woman Haters Club". It's time for us conspiracy theorists to grow up. Power and profit are the light that the controlling moths of the world are attracted to, not membership in some 'secret society'. All of their nefarious secret and hidden machinations are solely to maintain power and profit, unspeakable profit. They are expert in creating exploitative events and exploiting events not of their creation...all for the maximization of their power and profits.When 'conspiracy theorists' are given air-time on some television news show, it doesn't matter the network...CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX you name it. It is always the least verbally acute, seeming crack-pot they can find. To those who know the topic the person is trying to illuminate, it is apparent that it's a hit job on the topic to make it look ludicrous. The usually unwitting sap they've set up to be publicly humiliated for daring to question the official story is defenseless when the host corners him in a narrowly defined 'debate' and obfuscates whatever the conspiracy proponent expresses. It is intellectual carnage.One conspiracy theorist who holds his own on these ignorance inducing cable 'news talk shows' is Jesse Ventura; please notice how this 'host' tries to deflect Ventura into a stupidity corner, thankfully Ventura is adept at navigating this juvenile tactic. I've never watched his cable television show "Conspiracy Theory", but I have read his book and seen many interviews with him. This is how the mainstream corporate media handles questioning of the official story. Jesse Ventura is adept though at maintaining his poise and commands respect.Before I close this...I have to address the Obama Fema camps conspiracy theory. I personally don't think those camps were constructed to contain American dissidents...yet. I truly think that the original purpose was to be prepared post Katrina for any mass disaster where many people need to be evacuated. The Bush administration took a lot of heat for FEMA not being prepared for mass evacuating and housing thousands of people. Now, that is not to say that those FEMA camps can't be used for some dubious motives in the future. But given the Boston lock-down last week, it's pretty apparent that large prison camps won't really be needed given the fact that the government/corporate security apparatus can convince people to lock themselves into their own homes and adhere to illegal search and seizures. As long as the media can beat the drumbeat of fear, Prison camps are unnecessary.I'll be addressing much more conspiracy theory and history. Delving much deeper into the corporate/government media conditioning and programming, 9/11, Boston and much more. I invite you to explore these topics with me, have the discussion. I've discovered that whenever a population stops questioning, stops probing the edges and ciphering out the benefactors behind the events and responses to events... then we've become little more than sheep who can be told anything.Keep an open mind my friendsDuane Townsend