Solving Conspiracy Theories



How does one solve a conspiracy theory? When do conspiracy theorists around the world consider a conspiracy solved?

One of the best venues for solving conspiracy theories is the courtroom. After all, people are prosecuted for conspiracy all the time. The irony lies in the fact that the U.S. legal system is insanely corrupt and conspiratorial itself. Believe it or not, justice sometimes prevails, however.

Unfortunately, the biggest, most sensational conspiracies seldom play out in a courtroom. Neither George Bush, Dick Cheney, nor any of the Jews they collaborated with will ever be punished for their role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or the rape of Afghanistan or Iraq. So how do we issue official verdicts on such conspiracies?

That’s a good question, and a hard one to answer. I would say that, in the realm of conspiracy theory, official verdicts are generally replaced by consensus and personal belief.

For example, the 9/11 terrorist attacks spawned a variety of conspiracy theories. However, there are really just two primary theories vying for attention. There’s the “mainstream narrative” promoted by the U.S. government and the media, and there’s the alternative or opposition theory promoted largely by people who don’t trust the U.S. government or the media. According to the mainstream narrative, the 9/11 attacks were carried out by evil Muslims. According to the other theory, the attacks were an inside job carried out by the U.S. government. The degree to which Jews were involved is a matter of debate; I think they were probably the top conspirators.

Millions of people around the world have spent years exploring the evidence and lack thereof, and certain beliefs have more or less crystalized. For example, it’s widely believed the World Trade Center was destroyed with controlled demolitions, no commercial airliner crashed into the Pentagon, and that magic terrorist’s passport that was plucked out of the World Trade Center rubble in good condition was a hoax.

Means, Motive & Opportunity ˆ

In law, it is generally assumed that people who are convicted of crimes had a motive for committing the crime, the means to commit the crime, and an opportunity to do it. (Together they are sometimes called elements of crime, or elements of criminal intent.) We can apply the same standards to conspiracy theory, adding a couple more elements: track record and payoff.

For example, Jews and Muslims both had motives for destroying the World Trade Center, but who had the means and opportunity? Islamic terrorists could have conceivably pulled it off, but it was obviously an inside job, pointing a finger of guilt at the Jews.

What about track record? The Jews are the most accomplished terrorists and conspirators in the world. However, payoff is where we really hit pay dirt. The 9/11 attacks unleashed nothing but suffering and death on millions of Muslims around the world. At the same time, a lot of sleazy Jews made a fortune off the phony war against terror. It was also a major propaganda coup for the Jews who hate Muslims and eagerly embraced an opportunity to demonize them.

Evidence ˆ

Evidence is of obvious importance, but it can be surprisingly confusing. The Jews claim there are mountains of evidence proving there was a Holocaust, including piles of papers bearing the names of Jews and the testimony of Holocaust survivors.

That’s really cool, but have you ever personally examined any of that evidence? To examine all those yellowing papers, you would have to fly to Germany and get permission to examine them. Of course, they’re written in German, so you might want to bring a translator with you.

Suppose you confirm the papers are authentic. That would be really exciting, but exactly what does it prove? Does it mean each name represents a Jew killed in a gas chamber, or could it represent a Jew who died from other causes? Was a single Jew killed in a gas chamber?

As for those Holocaust survivors . . . well, do you know what a Holocaust survivor is? For starters, a “survivor” obviously wasn’t killed in a gas chamber. That means they never witnessed their fellow prisoners being killed in a gas chamber. They may have witnessed Jewish prisoners lined up in front of “gas chambers.” But were they being prepared for execution, or were they simply being deloused? The chemical allegedly used to kill Jewish prisoners was Zyklon, which was a popular insecticide in Germany.

I’ll have more to say about Holocaust survivors shortly.

Mising Evidence ˆ

Ironically, a lack of evidence can be evidence itself. Once again, there’s no better example than 9/11.

The wreckage of the commercial airliners that were destroyed that fateful day were hidden away, lest they somehow help terrorists. The government claimed footage of a commercial airliner approaching the Pentagon couldn’t be released because it could help terrorists. Mountains of records from various agencies were destroyed.

It’s really cool that George W. Bush’s administration wanted to protect Americans from terrorists, but where was Bush’s concern on 9/11, when he hid in an elementary school classroom in Florida before boarding Air Force One and fleeing to Nebraska? And who left the barn doors open for all those terrorists in the first place?

Moreover, what about the people’s right to know? Given the fact that millions of people around the world believe the U.S. government itself was behind the 9/11 attacks, wouldn’t you think the government would be more forthcoming with the evidence in order to clear its name?

Logic ˆ

I’m no mathematician, but I do know how to count to ten. Let’s start with that magic passport that was supposedly plucked out of the World Trade Center rubble. Consider the chain of events that transpired before it was recovered:

  1. The passport was somehow plucked out of a passenger’s passport or luggage.
  2. The passport survived the impact of the airliner crashing into the World Trade Center (WTC).
  3. The passport survived the resulting fire ball.
  4. The passport survived the collapse of the WTC.
  5. he passport was miraculously spotted in the rubble covering the spot where the WTC once stood.
  6. Miraculously, the passport was reportedly in relatively good condition.
  7. The person who retrieved the passport handed it to a police officer and quickly walked away, remaining anonymous.
  8. The New York City Police Department (NYPD) detective the man gave the passport to was apparently anonymous, too.
  9. The passport just happened to belong to a terrorist.

OK, I didn’t make it to ten, but I just gave you a list of nine items ranging from improbable to borderline miraculous. What are the odds against a passport surviving such a gauntlet, being spotted in a mountain of rubble, and being handed off anonymously? Of course, the passport had to belong to a terrorist.

We could list similar chains of improbable events for the collapse of the World Trade Center, the explosion in the Pentagon, and George W. Bush’s big adventure in an elementary school classroom in Florida. There are countless additional anomalies associated with 9/11.

I once posted a question about the sheer number of red flags associated with 9/11 on a Jewish website (StackExchange). My question was deleted, with the comment that it was ridiculous. (“We need to examine each piece of evidence one at a time!)

In fact, I’ve already done that, and I concluded that 9/11 was an inside job. When I ponder the veritable forest of red flags waving over the mainstream narrative, any doubt in my mind is removed once and for all. It’s called common sense.

Big Picture ˆ

Alas, I fear I put the cart before the horse. Before pulling out your magnifying glass and scrutinizing evidence, you should endeavor to understand the big picture.

Imagine reading something in the news about a coup in some place called Existostan. You don’t recognize the names of any of the politicos mentioned in the article. You don’t even have a clue where Existostan is. Undeterred, you scrutinize the details and start cooking up conspiracy theories.

Stop!

Replace Existostan with Tanzania or Bolivia, and little would change. The average U.S. citizen probably doesn’t know where any of these countries are located, and how many have a clue about their history or politics?

If, however, you do have a reasonably good knowledge of geography, history, and political science, the big picture can steer you in the right direction.

For example, if I read about an attempted coup in Bolivia or any other country in Latin America, who would I suspect was behind it? South Africa? Luxembourg?

Of course not. The first countries I would think of are the U.S. and Israel. Of course, coups can also be home grown. However, it’s amazing how many attempted coups have been linked to the U.S. or Israel.

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