Sean Maclaren On “Conspiracy Theories”

Conspiracy-TheoryUnfortunately, in today’s rough geopolitical climate, it is becoming more dangerous to voice one’s own opinion, especially if it counters the moves of the Jesuits. One need only read the summary of a paper by Cass Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule, Conspiracy Theories, to appreciate the lengths the American government is willing to go to silence dissenters. In reality, it is the controllers of the American government, the Jesuits:

“Many millions of people hold conspiracy theories; they believe that powerful people have worked together in order to withhold the truth about some important practice or some terrible event. A recent example is the belief, widespread in some parts of the world, that the attacks of 9/11 were carried out not by Al Qaeda, but by Israel or the United States. Those who subscribe to conspiracy theories may create serious risks, including risks of violence, and the existence of such theories raises significant challenges for policy and law. The first challenge is to understand the mechanisms by which conspiracy theories prosper; the second challenge is to understand how such theories might be undermined. Such theories typically spread as a result of identifiable cognitive blunders, operating in conjunction with informational and reputational influences. A distinctive feature of conspiracy theories is their self-sealing quality. Conspiracy theorists are not likely to be persuaded by an attempt to dispel their theories; they may even characterize that very attempt as further proof of the conspiracy. Because those who hold conspiracy theories typically suffer from a “crippled epistemology,” in accordance with which it is rational to hold such theories, the best response consists in cognitive infiltration of extremist groups. Various policy dilemmas, such as the question whether it is better for government to rebut conspiracy theories or to ignore them, are explored in this light.”

Before the first sentence can complete itself, it gives away the trumped-up essence of the Jesuits’ argument against those who would argue against their policies:

“Many millions of people hold conspiracy theories. . . .”

According to William Garner, the mere act of elevating one’s personal belief to a “theory” is preposterous at best, dangerous and sinister at worst. In any sound study of science, one comes up with a question about a particular subject. He then proceeds to formulate a hypothesis that seeks not only to understand but to provide a definitive answer to his original question. After sufficient and careful study, the researcher comes to a conclusion that either supports or refutes his hypothesis. And after more and more study and examination, perhaps this original hypothesis is further proven to be so robust that he elevates his hypothesis to the lofty and important position of “theory.”

This new theory is now seen as highly significant in, and important  to, that particular field of study. Proponents may not only support it openly and publicly, they may venerate it because of its extreme rank and gravity. This new theory is then published, its contents widely disseminated for all to see, admire and study further.

William Garner contends that, what makes the Sunstein/Vermeule paper so dangerous to ordinary American citizens is the fact the Jesuits have immediately elevated what should be called and universally accepted as a personal opinion or even hypothesis to the lofty and important rank of theory, artificially placing huge importance on, and calling undue attention to, that so-called “theory,” and even calling it a potential danger or imminent threat to the government.

This practice is also dangerous to ordinary Americans because it immediately labels that “theorist” as a threat to the Jesuits, providing them swift recourse to pursue legal (or unlawful lethal) action against the “conspiracy theorist.”

Let’s consider another angle: if some ordinary person formulates a hypothesis that 9/11 was an inside job, perpetrated by the Israelis, and the government does not have in place its term “conspiracy theory” or “conspiracy theorist,” then that accusation leveled by this ordinary American might be called a “crackpot idea” or “silly notion” or simply “one man’s hypothesis,” and be summarily dismissed by the government simply because it is only one man’s belief, not one to be taken seriously. And because it is ignored by the government, it is similarly dismissed by everyone else. After all, it was only a personal idea or hypothesis, something we Americans have every day. Who could possibly take those seriously, let alone consider them a threat?

However, once you take that same “hypothesis” by this ordinary American and slap on a toxic label like DANGER: CONSPIRACY THEORY, the whole situation changes from a child’s game or amateur’s free expression to serious combat where the Jesuits now have an “excuse” to legally pursue action against this man. And they could interpret legally his behavior under the Patriot Act, which may automatically brand him a domestic terrorist, one subject to immediate prosecution and imprisonment. Habeas corpus would be suspended.

Frightening as it sounds, it is indeed a clear and present threat to all members of American society, especially those who speak out against the government and the Jesuits. Any ordinary American can be labeled a terrorist and be thrown in prison without legal recourse of any kind and without any contact with his family or the outside world. Indefinitely.

This same dangerous practice has been used in the past, although not using the same language, “conspiracy theory.”

On May 21, 1792, King George III issued a dangerous proclamation that sought not only to counter “seditious writings” against the royal crown, but to develop an information log about all accused persons and those “aiding and abetting” them. While the King did not openly threaten anyone, it was understood that anyone accused of such “seditious writing” would have his head separated from his body. And that was after being hanged until barely conscious, then thrown on a rack to be cut up slowly. Very slowly. Consider the King’s threat:

“Whereas diverse wicked and seditious writings have been printed, published, and industriously dispersed, tending to excite tumult and disorder, by raising groundless jealousies and discontents in the minds of our faithful and loving subjects, respecting the laws and happy constitution of our government, civil and religious, established in this kingdom; and endeavoring to vilify and bring into contempt the wise and wholesome provisions made at the time of the glorious revolution, and since strengthened and confirmed by subsequent laws, for the preservation and security of the rights and liberties of our faithful and loving subjects: and whereas, diverse writings have also been printed, published, and industriously dispersed, recommending the said wicked and seditious publications to the attention of all our faithful and loving subjects; and whereas, we have also reason to believe, that correspondences have been entered into with sundry persons in foreign parts, with a view to forward the criminal and wicked purposes above-mentioned: and whereas, the wealth, happiness and prosperity of this kingdom do, under Divine Providence, chiefly depend upon a due submission to the laws, a just confidence in the integrity and wisdom of Parliament, and a continuance to the zealous attachment to the government and constitution of the kingdom, which has ever prevailed in the minds of the people thereof; and whereas, there is nothing which we so earnestly desire, as to secure the public peace and prosperity, and to preserve to all our loving subjects the full enjoyment of their rights and liberties, both religious and civil; We, therefore, being resolved, as far as in us lies, to repress the wicked and seditious practices aforesaid, and to deter all persons from following so pernicious an example, have thought fit, by the advice of our privy counsel, to issue this our royal proclamation, solemnly warning all our loving subjects, as they tender their own happiness, and that of their posterity, to guard against all such attempts, which aim at the subversion of all regular government within this kingdom, and which are inconsistent with the peace and order of society; and earnestly exhorting them at all times, and to the utmost of their power, to avoid and discourage all proceedings, tending to produce riots and tumults; and we do strictly charge and command all our magistrates in and throughout our kingdom of Great Britain, that they do, in their several and respective stations, take the most immediate and effectual care to suppress and prevent all riots, tumults, and other disorders, which may be attempted to be raised or made by any person or persons, which, on whatever protects they are grounded, are not only contrary to law, but dangerous to the most important interests of the kingdom; and we do further require and command all and every one of our magistrates aforesaid, that they do, from time to time, transmit to one of our principal secretaries of state, due and full information about such persons as shall be found offending aforesaid, or in any degree aiding or abetting therein; it being our determination, for the preservation of the peace and happiness of our faithful and loving subjects, to carry the laws vigorously into execution against such offenders as aforesaid.

Given at our Court at the Queen’s-house, the 21st day of May, 1792, in the thirty-second year of our reign.

God save the King.”

The Jesuits’ latest tactics to diffuse attempts to publish negative information about conspiracies are clever:

1. BigMedia publications are now including in their stories a section about “Conspiracy Theories.” This tactic lists possible “theories” about why or how an action came about, and immediately disarms prospective reports about these conspiracies, giving those of us who report on them little room to maneuver.

2. Some tv shows (e.g. Hawaii Five-O) now include a character who is a so-called “conspiracy theorist.” These characters are cartoonish at best, not unlike Hawaii Five-O’s Jerry Ortega, designed to train the public to see all of us who research and report on real-world conspiracies as ignorant and paranoid fools and misfits. In Hawaii Five-O, the stars all poke fun at various “conspiracy theories” some of which are, in fact, accurate. In the hugely popular series, which runs a whopping 20+ episodes each season, the light background music, setting, and likable characters appear to serve as “worldwide subject-matter experts on conspiracies” to an unsuspecting television audience.

Or so the Jesuits believe.

Fact is, people like me will continue to do good research and report on various conspiracies, regardless of how the Jesuits attempt to discredit us and disarm our published works.

The truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again.

I discuss the Jesuits’ actions and behaviors in an upcoming book, ROMANIC DEPRESSION, which examines more than 40 different sectors of American society and shows definitively how the Jesuits have distorted history, not to mention building intentionally faulty sectors.