What Upstanding Citizens Believe vs. What Crazy Conspiracy Theorists Believe

As a “crazy, stupid, conspiracy theorist” myself, I can’t help but reblog this from Caitlin Johnstone.

Tales from the Conspiratum

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http://www.strategic-culture.org

Caitlin JOHNSTONE

January 2, 2020

Crazy, stupid conspiracy theorists believe a mature worldview requires skepticism toward power.

Smart upstanding citizens believe the government is your friend, and the media are its helpers.

Crazy, stupid conspiracy theorists believe that powerful people sometimes make immoral plans in secret.

Smart upstanding citizens believe the TV always tells the truth and the CIA exists for no reason.

Crazy, stupid conspiracy theorists believe that extreme government secrecy makes it necessary to discuss possible theories about what might be going on behind that veil of opacity.

Smart upstanding citizens believe that just because a world-dominating government with the most powerful military in the history of civilization has no transparency and zero accountability to the public, that doesn’t mean you’ve got to get all paranoid about it.

Crazy, stupid conspiracy theorists believe it’s okay to ask questions about important events that happen in the…

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8 thoughts on “What Upstanding Citizens Believe vs. What Crazy Conspiracy Theorists Believe

      1. George F.

        Thanks Sha. New post up as I try to put words into Paul’s mouth. That conspiracy blog, which I now follow, will only add fuel to my fire. Thanks for that one!

  1. selizabryangmailcom

    Who in their right mind goes through life not questioning anything? So weird. But easy to do for some, I guess…

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      The nationalist/patriotic/religious programming and brainwashing makes it easy for followers and believers to go along with the official line, whatever that line be. Some may not be able to question the underlying rationale of starting a war with Iran but they can probably yell and scream at a referee over a call… it’s a sign that their one remaining brain cell is trying to stay functioning.

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  2. deteremineddespitewp

    It’s a good share…….But….
    You know me by now Sha’ Tara, I have no faith in any group to run any conspiracy for any length of time longer than Donald Trump’s attention span and then they end up squabbling and conspiring against each other.
    I adhere to a far worse world view. Arrogance, Over confidence, Mis-calculation, Denial, Error, Counter-Error, Greed, Fear…..The usual bucket of human failings. The temporary victory going to the one who makes the least mistakes.
    And once in a while, those with the better, more enlightened views get a temporary break and then the whole thing starts again.
    Not smart, just…well let’s call it world weary tinged with a smidge of something or other

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      From my readings and from experience I have come to realize that the entire system we exist under (as mental slaves) is one big conspiracy. I see Caitlin’s article as a good piece of hyperbole, certainly not meant to be taken at face value – it’s a teaching tool. My approach is always, believe all things, believe in nothing.

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      1. deteremineddespitewp

        And on conspiracies we must of course differ and meet around the other side of the universe.
        I’ll be the one carrying the banner with the slogan ‘Nothing in the history of Humanity’s Innate Relationship with folly surprised me,’

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