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Offline Steve Logan

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Re: What drives people to conspiracy theory?
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2019, 06:52:49 PM »
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Historical facts such as what happened during the period between the Civil War and World War II, thousands of African Americans were lynched in the United States. Lynchings were violent and public acts of torture that traumatised black people throughout the country and were largely tolerated by state and federal officials. These lynchings were terrorism. ?Terror lynchings? peaked between 1880 and 1940 and claimed the lives of African American men, women, and children who were forced to endure the fear, humiliation, and barbarity of this widespread phenomenon unaided.

These conspiracies to lynch were very well organised, and documented, a very similar scenario was in operation on the day J.F.K was murdered, with the full backing of the majority of people in the city of hate, a conspiracy no doubts about it.

Terror lynchings were horrific acts of violence whose perpetrators were never held accountable. Indeed, some public spectacle lynchings were attended by the entire white community and conducted as celebratory acts of racial control and domination.



J.F.K's death in Texas was a public execution almost like a lynching only another method of death was used, not a theory but a reality based on historical facts
In the midst of this growing instability, officials struggled to control increasingly violent and lawless groups of white supremacists in their states. Beginning as disparate ?social clubs? of former Confederates, these groups morphed into large paramilitary organizations that drew thousands of members from all sectors of white society.

Historical facts such as what happened during the period between the Civil War and World War II, thousands of African Americans were lynched in the United States. Lynchings were violent and public acts of torture that traumatised black people throughout the country and were largely tolerated by state and federal officials. These lynchings were terrorism. ?Terror lynchings? peaked between 1880 and 1940 and claimed the lives of African American men, women, and children who were forced to endure the fear, humiliation, and barbarity of this widespread phenomenon unaided.
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Offline Jerry Freeman

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Re: What drives people to conspiracy theory?
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2019, 07:48:37 PM »
Ever hear of an investigative journalist named Gary Webb? He wrote a series of reports on CIA activities involving drug trafficking and the Contra in the mid-nineties [Bill Clinton era]
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Apparently, his publicized story may have cost him his life.
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Webb was found dead in his Carmichael home on December 10, 2004, with two gunshot wounds to the head. His death was ruled a suicide by the Sacramento County coroner's office.[67] After a local paper reported that he had died from multiple gunshots, the coroner's office received so many calls asking about Webb's death that Sacramento County Coroner Robert Lyons issued a statement confirming Webb had committed suicide.[68] When asked by local reporters about the possibility of two gunshots being a suicide, Lyons replied: "It's unusual in a suicide case to have two shots, but it has been done in the past, and it is in fact a distinct possibility."  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
A result no doubt of a 'magic trigger finger'  ::)  Remember that Marilyn Monroe also died of a 'suicide'. The LA coroner obviously held a seance and established her erratic frame of mind.

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Re: What drives people to conspiracy theory?
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Offline Paul May

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Re: What drives people to conspiracy theory?
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2019, 08:08:21 PM »
My daughter who is 34 recently had a baby shower.  40-50 people there, majority millennials in her age range.  As I walked around devouring food and drink, I engaged in a few conversations and several times asked a group: ?Did Jack Ruby, Lee Harvey Oswald or Jim Garrison shoot JFK?? The responses:  4 people said Ruby.  5 people said Oswald.  11 people said Garrison. 21 people said ?no idea and I really don?t care?. It gets less important with each passing generation.

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Re: What drives people to conspiracy theory?
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2019, 08:40:45 PM »
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Fake Moon landing, flat earth, UFOs, Sasquatch, Kennedy killed by lone Oswald etc......all far less than 50% of population believe.  ;D

Yeah, the argument here seems to be:

"Look at all those crazy flat-earthers!  Aren't they crazy?  Therefore, Oswald killed JFK".

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Online Martin Weidmann

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Re: What drives people to conspiracy theory?
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2019, 12:24:39 AM »
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My daughter who is 34 recently had a baby shower.  40-50 people there, majority millennials in her age range.  As I walked around devouring food and drink, I engaged in a few conversations and several times asked a group: ?Did Jack Ruby, Lee Harvey Oswald or Jim Garrison shoot JFK?? The responses:  4 people said Ruby.  5 people said Oswald.  11 people said Garrison. 21 people said ?no idea and I really don?t care?. It gets less important with each passing generation.


It gets less important with each passing generation.

Or it just simply shows how ignorant and badly educated the younger generations have become.

Offline John Iacoletti

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Re: What drives people to conspiracy theory?
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2019, 12:28:24 AM »
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It gets less important with each passing generation.

Or it just simply shows how ignorant and badly educated the younger generations have become.

Or Paul?s daughter?s friends aren?t a representative sample.

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« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2019, 12:28:24 AM »

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Re: What drives people to conspiracy theory?
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2019, 01:24:59 AM »
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Historical facts such as what happened during the period between the Civil War and World War II, thousands of African Americans were lynched in the United States. Lynchings were violent and public acts of torture that traumatised black people throughout the country and were largely tolerated by state and federal officials. These lynchings were terrorism. ?Terror lynchings? peaked between 1880 and 1940 and claimed the lives of African American men, women, and children who were forced to endure the fear, humiliation, and barbarity of this widespread phenomenon unaided.
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Brilliantly addressed by Billie Holiday:

Strange Fruit

Southern trees bear strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant south
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh


Here is fruit for the crows to pluck
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop


Songwriters: Lewis Allan / Maurice Pearl / Dwayne P Wiggins
Strange Fruit lyrics ? Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

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Re: What drives people to conspiracy theory?
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2019, 02:27:36 AM »
What would be a representative sample?  My daughter is a clinical psychologist, her husband an Asst.DA and most of their friends similarly educated. So, what are they missing?

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What would be a representative sample?  My daughter is a clinical psychologist, her husband an Asst.DA and most of their friends similarly educated. So, what are they missing?

what are they missing

What no one outside these forums gives a crap about.

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Re: What drives people to conspiracy theory?
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2019, 04:14:21 PM »
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Really?

Ya think that might be why I put it in quotation marks?

Regardless, do you really think "active measures" counterintelligence operations, commingled with "strategic deception" (aka "operational deception") counterintelligence operations, against us and our allies, stopped in 1991?

LOL

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