Dated 04 January 1967 and marked DESTROY WHEN NO LONGER NEEDED, this document shows the CIA was troubled over the public response to investigations into the Kennedy assassination and how its media assets should conduct themselves to combat this negative feeling. The document was categorised as CIA Document #1035-960 and labelled PSYCH: “RE: Concerning Criticism of the Warren Report
1. Our Concern. From the day of President Kennedy’s assassination on, there has been speculation about the responsibility for his murder. Although this was stemmed for a time by the Warren Commission report, (which appeared at the end of September 1964), various writers have now had time to scan the Commission’s published report and documents for new pretexts for questioning, and there has been a new wave of books and articles criticizing the Commission’s findings. In most cases the critics have speculated as to the existence of some kind of conspiracy, and often they have implied that the Commission itself was involved. Presumably as a result of the increasing challenge to the Warren Commission’s report, a public opinion poll recently indicated that 46% of the American public did not think that Oswald acted alone, while more than half of those polled thought that the Commission had left some questions unresolved. Doubtless polls abroad would show similar, or possibly more adverse results.
2. This trend of opinion is a matter of concern to the U.S. government, including our organization. The members of the Warren Commission were naturally chosen for their integrity, experience and prominence. They represented both major parties, and they and their staff were deliberately drawn from all sections of the country. Just because of the standing of the Commissioners, efforts to impugn their rectitude and wisdom tend to cast doubt on the whole leadership of American society.
===Your Thoughts Are Not Your Own Volume Two: Marketing, Movies and Music (Sanders, Neil)
It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal [the mind of a nation]. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases. –
That the conspirators’ utopian fantasy would destroy our constitutional republic did not faze them at all. They considered themselves peerless intellectuals and socialism a morally superior way of life.
Since Dewey and his colleagues were convinced that nobody would believe in the existence of such a conspiracy, they felt free to discuss their plans without fear of discovery by parents.
==Crimes of the Educators (Blumenfeld, Samuel)
The idea that a group of socialist educators would take it upon themselves to embark on a conspiracy to dumb down an entire nation speaks volumes about the evils of socialism. Of course, they embarked on this endeavor before the Bolshevik Revolution, before the evil of communism would show its true totalitarian colors. But even after the revolution, Dewey visited the Soviet Union and came back extolling its virtues. In 1935 Dewey reaffirmed his commitment to socialism. In Liberalism and Social Action he wrote: The last stand of oligarchical and anti-social seclusion is perpetuation of this purely individualistic notion of intelligence… . The only form of enduring social organization that is now possible is one in which the new forces of productivity are cooperatively controlled and used in the interest of the effective liberty and cultural development of the individuals that constitute society. Such a social order cannot be established by an unplanned and external convergence of the actions of separate individuals, each of whom is bent on personal private advantage…. Organized social planning… is now the sole method of social action by which liberalism can realize its professed aims.
The existence of an underclass in highly advanced Western countries continues to be of great interest to sociologists who find it simply inconceivable that professional educators can be consciously involved in a conspiracy to dumb down a nation.
==Crimes of the Educators (Blumenfeld, Samuel)
America is experiencing a dangerous transformation, through which the global elite has used every tactic available in a conspiracy to hoard an even greater share of wealth and reduce the world’s population. And it is working. Many Americans have been drawn not toward life but toward servitude and death. In America and in the world as a whole, entire populations have been culled for profit and control. Elites have used the so-called GOD syndicate—Guns, Oil, and Drugs—as well as toxic air, water, food, and medicines, and of course, the toxic financial system on which the whole master plan depends—to reduce the world’s population.
==Population Control: How Corporate Owners Are Killing Us (Marrs, Jim)
Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers too plainly proves a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery. —THOMAS JEFFERSON
Richard Hofstadter, who, in a 1964 essay in Harper’s Magazine, said popular conspiracy theories stem from the “paranoid style in American politics.” This was a year after the assassination of President Kennedy, but Hofstadter was not talking about that. He was referring to right-wing fears of communism
The term “conspiracy theory” did not exist as a phrase in everyday American conversation before 1964. The conspiracy-theory label entered the American lexicon of political speech as a catchall for criticisms of the Warren Commission’s conclusion that President Kennedy was assassinated by a lone gunman with no assistance from, or foreknowledge by, any element of the United States government. Since then, the term’s prevalence and range of application have exploded. In 1964, the year the Warren Commission issued its report, the New York Times published five stories in which “conspiracy theory” appeared. In recent years, the phrase has occurred in over 140 New York Times stories annually. A Google search for the phrase (in 2012) yielded more than 21 million hits—triple the numbers for such common expressions as “abuse of power” and “war crime.”
Cass Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule in a 2009 journal article on the “causes and cures” of conspiracy theories. Sunstein and Vermeule expand this idea and propose covert government action reminiscent of the FBI’s efforts against the civil rights and antiwar movements in the 1960s.
They consider a number of options for countering the influence of conspiracy theories, including public information campaigns, censorship, and fines for Internet service providers hosting conspiracy-theory websites. Ultimately rejecting those options as impractical because they would attract attention and reinforce anti-government suspicions, they call for a program of “cognitive infiltration” in which groups and networks popularizing conspiracy theories would be infiltrated and “disrupted.”
The first three decades of the post–World War II era, U.S. officials asserted that communists were conspiring to take over the world, that the U.S. bureaucracy was riddled with Soviet spies, and that the civil rights and antiwar movements of the 1960s were creatures of Soviet influence. More recently, they have claimed that Iraq was complicit in 9/11, failed to dispose of its biological weapons, and attempted to purchase uranium in Niger so it could construct nuclear bombs. Although these ideas were untrue, they influenced millions of Americans, fomented social panic, fueled wars, and resulted in massive loss of life and destruction of property.
If conspiracy deniers are so concerned about the dangers of conspiratorial suspicions in American politics and civic culture, why have they ignored the conspiracism of U.S. politicians?
There is something very hypocritical about those who want to fix people who do not share their opinions. Sunstein and Vermeule say conspiracy believers need to have their discussions disrupted, because they are dangerous. But what could be more dangerous than thinking it is acceptable to mess with someone else’s thoughts?
Breathtaking. They would have government conspiring against citizens who voice suspicions about government conspiracies, which is to say they would have government do precisely what they want citizens to stop saying the government does. How do Harvard law professors become snared in such Orwellian logic? One can only assume that there must be something bedeviling about the idea of conspiracy theory.
==Conspiracy Theory in America (Discovering America) (deHaven-Smith, Lance)
If you have not watched the movie Spotlight, you should. Besides being very well done with excellent acting all around, it is important not simply as a reminder of the gross, criminal pedophilia of priests in Boston, but everywhere, everywhere there were Catholic “monogamic” priests in every nation on this earth. It is a disgusting tale whenever and wherever it is told.
But perhaps for those who have swallowed the CIA program of labeling all Americans who believe in conspiracies as wingnuts and all of the media platforms and controlled universities that have overwhelming supported the anti-conspiracy rhetoric you cannot yet breakout of the brainwashing that has totally engulfed your mind. The facts are so damning to those who make these irrational claims, there have been conspiracies since governments proclaimed laws and these laws were covertly broken by groups seeking illegal gains.
Whether it be monetary rewards such as those pursued by the Mafia, (conspiracies), or corporations breaking laws with intent or the many, many times government officials broke the laws of this nation, purposefully lied about and covertly covered their acts from public disclosure; Watergate, Iran Contra, Pearl Harbor, Vietnam, Iraq, the pre-Gulf War congressional testimony and the lies of a President to support them, and the 40 plus years of international Gladio terrorism directed by the CIA under the laws of this nation and International law, and on and on.
And what about the conspiracy of the entire Catholic Church all the way to the Pope’s who had knowledge of and covered up and protected the criminality of pedophilia and rape on a massive scale over what is likely an astounding two thousand years? How can you deny that conspiracies of extraordinary size, depth and duration can and do exist?