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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

When Did Thinking Become A Crime?

March 20, 2018: We have now reached the height of lunacy, as CNN bleats: “TRUMP HIRES CONSPIRACY THEORIST TO HIS LEGAL TEAM.”

First of all, Donald Trump is the 45th POTUS. Even if you don’t like him, you should call the President by his proper title. Otherwise you’re trying to rewrite current events instead of reporting on them. 

Secondly, it was the CIA which invented the term “conspiracy theory” to discredit people who questioned the official narrative. The agency also started Operation Mockingbird (see also here), which to this day tarnishes media credibility.

The way to read CNN’s reporting – as encapsulated by a chyron, that little headline running across the screen – clearly is not as descriptive of fact. Rather, it smells a lot like desperation.

What does the CIA say to do when confronting a “conspiracy theorist?” First, know how to identify one.

Per CIA Doc #1035-960, this is someone who:
  • Reads gov publications critically
  • Questions the official story
  • Surmises that coordinated corruption is involved
  • Believes those writing the report may be guilty
Of course, reading critically and questioning the official story with an eye toward possible corruption and the collusion of officials is also known as...journalism!

The CIA, in stating why so-called conspiracy theorists must be discredited, explains that questioning their official narrative is bad for their reputation. (Also, they worked hard.)

Here's their plan for handling such people.
  • Seek “friendly elite contacts (especially politicians & editors)”
  • Say the critics are mistaken
  • Invoke the enemy
  • Blame “Communist propagandists.”
Does any of this sound like it could be happening today? 

 Let me be clear, this isn’t about taking political sides. It’s about recognizing that, number one, a thinking citizen is not a dangerous citizen. Number two, the media isn’t credible. And number three, the CIA desperately needs investigating.

To silence critics of the Warren Commission (which could be any official inquiry), the CIA urges action:

“Employ propaganda assets to negate and refute the attacks of the critics."

First, appropriated funds may not be used for propaganda.

And second, people aren’t things.

We now learn also that the CIA actually provides content to people in a position to put them where you’ll read it. In other words, they’re like the PR agency you can’t refuse. 

Do you know how hard it is to pitch a story?

When Ben Rhodes talked about selling the horrible Iran "deal" and termed millennial journalists an “echo chamber," he must have read this first:
“The unclassified attachments to this guidance should provide useful background material for passing to assets.”
Remember how viciously they went after David Seaman and Liz Crokin for reporting on child sex trafficking by elites? All of these tactics are a documented "ploy."

When you use ploys like this, "democracy dies in the darkness," Jeff Bezos!

Using the media as an agent of the state is an incredibly powerful and insidious way to destroy democracy. Especially when:
  • They commit crimes and silence the victims.
  • They commit crimes and hide or destroy the evidence.
  • They commit crimes and attack anyone who questions them.
If you want to squash legitimate inquiry, there is no better way to do it than to call your critics “conspiracy theorists,” and imply they’re either stupid or crazy.

Right, Barack Obama?

Alinsky Rule #5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

Here’s what makes me really sad.

In any institution, at the lower levels, good and bad people compete to climb the ladder.
  • “Good” = well-intentioned, they have the mission at heart.
  • “Bad” = self-serving, they only want to to promote themselves.
That’s why it’s not fair to attack an organization wholly.

At the top level, represented by a single individual, you have people who have risen to the elite ranks over time. Nobody gets up there without getting their hands dirty. Everybody knows the other players. It is here that the worst power struggles take place.

It seems everybody now knows what "brownstoning" is: a kind of blackmail in which someone in power is photographed in a sexual situation with a child. That person is now beholden to whoever has the evidence.

Sibel Edmonds is an FBI whistleblower. She is widely respected; a patriot and not a rabid partisan as far as I can tell.
She has spoken out about a variety of matters, including the disgraced Dennis Hastert, and the possibility that he was being blackmailed due to his “not maybe morally well activities.”

Edmonds says
“the same tactics used against activist networks and movements have been put into action targeting the new alternative information mediums: from luring with money and blackmail to entrapment via sheep-dipped operatives.”
She talks about:
“the state’s utilization of reporters as traps to detect, stop and catch sources and whistleblowers and the lie called ‘honoring confidentiality.’….when money as lure is not sufficient…the good-ole blackmail tactic is used.”
When the history of this time is written, it will be about a silent war fomented by paid propagandists, installed to cover up the crimes of the corrupt, committed by those at the top of the social pyramid.

When the history of this time is written, we will look back from our rocking chairs and not know how we got through such a piled-high mountain of crap.

When the history of this time is written, we will look back and wonder how it was that we had to spend our time fighting back against a caricature of actual humanity, perhaps best typified by the clueless Ph.D. in the Dilbert cartoon.

God help us.

God Bless America.
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Copyright 2017 by Dr. Dannielle (Dossy) Blumenthal. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own. This post is hereby released into the public domain. This article began as a Twitter thread, later published by American Digital News. Contents slightly edited for brevity and readability in post form. Photo by iAmMrRob (Creative Commons CC0) via Pixabay.