ABC’s 4 Corners ran the BBC’s Conspiracy Files program “Conspiracy 7/7: the London Bombings” last night exposing the internet conspiracy documentary “7-7 Ripple Effect” as a fraud so that we laymen may lay another conspiracy to rest and fall back to sleep in our uncomplicated mass media induced hypnosis. Now what is interesting is why mainstream television feels somewhat compelled to debunk these internet conspiracies at all. If the conspiracies have not one ounce of credibility then why  even take the time to expose them in the first place? Could it be a conspiracy to raise ratings? After all there are thousands of converts eagerly awaiting the next instalment in the real life saga of the governmental plot to dupe the Joe Citizen with state sanctioned lies and propaganda. Ready to view what the man has to say about their favourite conspiracy and thus reinforce their world view.

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Let’s face it, any saga that one can latch onto with some level of conviction is certainly worth the time to investigate, to break the utter monotony that the daily grind in paid slavery bestows! It keeps our imaginations active and without anything else we’ll be sitting in front of the idiot box with razor in hand, ready to slash our wrists if we have to endure one more fucking episode of the Farmer Wants A Wife. Surely a tangible conspiracy is worth contemplating when confronted with such dire circumstances that network television wishes to torture us with.

Really what possesses us to take conspiracy theories with anything resembling seriousness? Apart from facetious commentary about the lame entertainment industry dumbing us down with absurdity, what is it that creates the mindset to accept alternate theories to the ones fed to us by media who are basically reporting the official story? There is an obvious level of mistrust amongst the citizenship towards their leaders and perhaps it is not without foundation, considering lies, misrepresentations and corruption are exposed on a regular basis. Perhaps it is a reaction to the absurd actions of people like the former President of The United States of America, one George W Bush whose lasting legacy to the world is that of an Axes of Evil and A War on Terror, complete with bogus weapons of mass destruction, which may very well have instigated the switch from general apathy into the high level of cynicism currently observed in Joe Citizen whose readiness to give credence to “conspiracy theories” so eloquently illustrates. They can’t all be completely mad, can they?

Because on the face of things the people that take on board so called conspiracy theories aren’t complete morons and presumably a lot of them are intelligent and thoughtful human beings. Although there is a fair share of complete nutters who probably do the greatest disservice to these truth seekers but for the most part they are ordinary citizens who are more than likely just trying to make sense of the bizarre world we live in. And who can blame them for their cynicism? Unless you are truly faithful and unquestioning to what is being fed through your senses then it seems legitimate to at least hear opposing theories to the ones being fed intravenously into our mainline of media receptacles.

I’m not going to try and say that I haven’t held some degree of obsession with all things conspiratorial, I can however say that I’m not entirely convinced one way or another, especially when it comes to 9-11 or 7-7 conspiracy theories. Like many who come to question the official stories, I have my doubts but I really don’t know beyond a reasonable doubt whether there is some gigantic cover up or if what the man says is indeed how it is. Having watched a good portion of the internet videos regarding alternate theories surrounding the official stories I am still undecided. The videos make well thought out arguments but unless one takes extraordinary efforts to examine all the facts they can’t be reasonably used to make an informed decision. Either they are right or wrong and there is definitely some questions that need answering but to make a decision based upon a video would be foolish and in no way better than blindly accepting what mainstream media infects our minds with. Unfortunately I believe that we’ll simply never know, because no one will share the secrets, if any, behind the events and generally even if there was a grand conspiracy I doubt the average citizen would even want to know the truth. The ramifications of there existing such a dark underworld within the corridors of power would likely topple civilisation and create a level of distress and upheaval hitherto unseen.

But I can safely say that regardless of the truth or lie behind the catastrophic events that these two dates represent, the aftermath of it has raised an eyebrow or two and a higher degree of cynicism within my already cynical outlook.

With our civil liberties slowly being eroded and the average citizen oblivious to the sinister consequences of letting go of too many of our liberties, coupled with the never ending war that the War on Terror entails, it is all too easy to envisage a total surrender of what little freedom we still possess, all in the name of safety and security. It is far too easy to attach rather evil motives behind our eagerness to engage in war in a region that possesses something we want. OIL!

Under the false pretence of WMDs and links of Al-Qaeda to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq the US launched a pre-emptive strike against Iraq and it really isn’t okay that this happened. It seems the US administration in a best case scenario took advantage of a disaster and tragedy to advance its own agenda and in a very worst case scenario, created the disaster to gain public acceptance of its desires to gain a foothold in the middle east and create a police state of its resources. It is deceit like the WMD manifesto which is the driving force behind the cynicism faced by ordinary people who then seek alternate theories. The lack of transparency and corruption of power in the halls of governance has left too many without any other outlet to source information than through the internet.

Time will tell if we witnessed the greatest perversion of the truth ever conceived. But in the mean time I am sure we’ll happily hand over more of our rights and privacy into the hands of Government and business to appease the fears that have been implanted into our psyches. Will we wise up to the real threat, the threat of losing what we have worked so hard to create. A free and just society? Or will we end up in a totally closed society where any level of dissent will be silenced and where we end up living in greater fear than what we are purportedly trying to eradicate by giving away our rights?

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2 Responses to “Conspiracy Theory”

Angela Usher. September 3, 2009

Interesting reading. I believe that many conspiracy theories are not theories. They are just perceived that way because of social programming and conditioning of the general public, by the media and the socialist system.

TwistedTripper September 3, 2009

Thanks for the comment Angela.

Not sure I agree with the socialist system part but yes, the media tends to obfuscate things by labelling altering views with a conspiracy theory tag. A tag which congers up images of paranoid nut cases wearing tin foil hats.

Unfortunately there are a lot of, way out there views, that are probably worthy of the title conspiracy theory. As a consequence, any alternative viewpoint that doesn’t gel with the “norm” can then be tarred with the same brush.