Sunday, July 26, 2015

Conspiracy Exposés and Citizen Journalism

Sensationalism of Conspiracy

Conspiracy exposés by citizen journalism channel to sensationalism and fearmongering. For example, the Top 50 Articles hosted by the established conspiracy site, Before It's News, become guidance for journalists who desire more media exposure.

Even though BIN flags serious issues, it also becomes evidence of how conspiracy journalism can degenerate into the sensationalism of supermarket tabloids. Also, to serve the purpose of fearmongering propaganda by the intelligence community's controlled opposition. Sometimes misreporting events later exposed as false flag operations, including the Oklahoma City bombing.

Misuse aside, when sensational news is presented in a proper context, it can provide a public service. Since sensationalist journalism also covers socioeconomic norms.

According to the prosecution, McVeigh used an ANFO (Ammonium Nitrate and Fuel Oil) bomb to destroy the Alfred P. Murrah federal building. McGyver makes it look real easy on TV. But according to Department of the Army and Air Force Technical Manual No. 9-1910, entitled Military Explosives, ANFO requires a greater than 99% purity of ammonium nitrate, as well as a specific dryness, before it can be mixed with diesel fuel to create an explosive substance. The manual further spells out that even under ideal conditions (not often reached even by experts) 4,800 pounds of ANFO explosive would create a much smaller crater than the one left in front of the Murrah building, and its shock wave could not possibly wield the force necessary to compromise the building's concrete support structure. The FBI claims that the ANFO charge was made from 50 bags of fertilizer. Ammonium nitrate fertilizers comes in much weaker concentrations than the 99%-plus required for explosives. Creating concentrated amounts of ammonium nitrate is quite complex, and would require many bags of fertilizer. In short, according to the government's own textbook, the Oklahoma City bombing COULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED IN THE WAY THE FBI SAYS IT HAPPENED. IT IS A PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL, AND THERMODYNAMIC IMPOSSIBILITY.1

Controlled opposition is not the only source of sensationalized disinformation. Add mainstream media and the FBI to the list.

Sensationalism, of course, did not start with the penny newspapers of the 1830s or the outrageously partisan news gossip that was a regular feature as far back as the end of the eighteenth century. And the nineteenth-century model of sensationalism did not develop in a vacuum. It was the result of a particular mix of social and economic forces of the time, and it continued changing from decade to decade throughout the century.2

The defenders of sensational news point to its ability to draw attention to community problems, such as crime and violence, and to call for solutions. Mott wrote that the exploitation of crime and scandal was here allied with the crusading spirit, and thus crusades were often sensational. In the Chicago Daily News, Melville Stone's reporters sometimes solved crimes. Pulitzer argued that his sensational stories built an audience for his editorials, investigations, and crusades. Ernest C. Hynds observed: [Pulitzer] is widely remembered for his emphasis on accuracy, accuracy, accuracy in reporting simple facts and more complex ideas and his willingness to fight for progress and reform.

Sensational news can also lower a community's moral standards. In using the term pernicious sensationalism, Karen L. Slattery charged that such coverage removes the moral consequences of crime and violence from the public agenda by failing to provide a proper context.
Pernicious sensationalism, however, is defined as coverage of events or issues that are also tied to the community's moral standards, but which have been removed from their broader moral context. Such stories are packaged as isolated incidents and presented as matters lacking moral consequences. In the face of such coverage, news of the moral life loses its significance.[Slattery, 1994]
But when sensational news is presented in a proper context, it can provide a public service. Slattery noted:
The scholarship on the problem of sensationalism, then, suggests that some of the news that is considered sensation serves the purpose of keeping the public's finger on the pulse of the moral community. Cleansing the news of all that is labeled sensational is undesirable because some of the news casually tagged sensational, however, unwholesome, is really news of the moral life.[Slattery, 1994]
As a legitimate form of journalism, sensational coverage can attract audiences who might not read more erudite journals, its defenders insist. By informing these readers about serious social problems, the sensational press can raise public consciousness and influence public opinion to address such issues as inadequate housing, rising crime, and domestic violence. Carpenter, Lacy, and Fico summarized this defense of sensationalism:
Sensational stories are of value . . . they are an integral part of journalism and should not be condemned by elitist critics. Sensational literature targets lower socio-economic audiences and can promote social cohesion by legitimizing social norms and by publicizing the objectionable behavior of others.[Carpenter, Lacy, and Fico]
Sensationalism also offers an entertainment element that even appeals to the elite audience, such as the well-dressed businessman who hides the tabloid-sized New York Post inside the standard-size New York Times lest his fellow evening subway riders consider him uneducated.3

Controlled Opposition

Many conspiracy theories actually describe factual actions and plans of the elite network. They help expose massive abuses of authority and extreme financial corruption. In response, the intelligence community uses controlled opposition to regulate and manipulate the flow of information to minimize blowback for elite network members involved.

The intelligence community frequently leaks information which includes disinformation. A name is often attached to distract human consciousness from a much greater problem—narrowing the focus.

For example, while the Watergate scandal focused on Nixon, the FBI had perpetrated tens of thousands of illegal black bag operations—which continue today. The CIA is involved with international black bag jobs, while the FBI is involved with domestic break-ins. But the topic has been narrowed to Nixon and Watergate, so human consciousness misses the greater contemporary abuse of authority viewed in the bigger picture.
It is an age-old strategy to feign disavowal of membership in an organization as a way to lead the opposition to it and thereby undermine the effectiveness of that opposition. Stone as a supposed opponent of Freemasonry would be in the perfect position to limit the damage done to Freemasonry by the exposure of its secrets by Captain Morgan and the public uproar that ensued from his murder in consequence thereof. In the intelligence community this is called a limited hangout, where certain information is acknowledged in a pretended opposition, in order to steer the opposition away from the whole truth that would damage the enterprise. Vladimir Lenin explained: The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.4

The intelligence community also has operatives posing as truth journalists who can become the figureheads of controlled opposition.
Part of the plan to bring order from chaos involves false revolutions and controlled opposition. As genocidal communist dictator Vladimir Lenin said quite eloquently, the best way to control the opposition is to lead it. The New World Order has actually put many of their best men undercover posing as truth activists, journalists, authors, and lecturers in honeypot/misinfo operations. In fact, since the original printing of The Atlantean Conspiracy it has become glaringly obvious to me and much of the conspiracy community that many figureheads quoted in this book such as Alex Jones and David Icke are actually NWO controlled opposition agents. This is not to say that the majority of what these people are saying isn't true, however, the art of disinformation is mixing 90% truth with 10% misinfo. For example, most of what David Icke writes is spot-on, but now and again he goes off the deep-end and claims the whole royal family are cannibalistic shapeshifting reptilian aliens from Draconis or in his lastest book he says the moon is a hollow alien spaceship used to mind control humanity. People like myself willing to give David the benefit of the doubt hear and agree with 90% of his excellent information then just forgive him for the shapeshifting reptilian stuff. The masses, however, hear David Icke and immediately think crazy conspiracy theory bullshit, and this is how such controlled opposition agents are able to poison the well. Alex Jones does this by completely omitting anything about Zionism or Judaism from his show then regularly going on crazy-eyed screaming rants about Y2K or FEMA coffins.5

Ordo Ab Chao

Sensationalism is used by the elite network in media blitzes to stir chaos in human consciousness.
Secret societies have a great motto—Ordo Ab Chao, meaning Order Out of Chaos. Agendas are formulated designed to give the powerful more power. Chaos is created, and media blitzed. Then cries go out for a solution. Laws are passed which could never have been passed without the chaos. The order has reigned, through deception of the masses, and the agenda is accomplished. 6

Fusion Paranoia

The 9/11 Demolitions became the Pearl Harbor of activism to help bring together both left-wing and right-wing political activists, which has been called fusion paranoia.
In a recent discussion of conspiracy theories, the journalist Michael Kelly argues that their elements have long been shared by both the far right and the far left, and in recent years have come together, in a weird meeting of the minds to become one, and to permeate the mainstream of American politics and popular culture. You could call it fusion paranoia. The concept of fusion paranoia, the common property of Left and Right, owes much to Richard Hofstadter's essay of three decades ago on the paranoid political style. The argument offered here is, in one sense, a fusion paranoia thesis, but in this case a fusion not of Left and Right but of the disparate elements of stigmatized knowledge. This is a universe in which Left and Right may cohabit, but so too do believers in UFO abductions, Atlantis, and orgone boxes. At one level, this notion depoliticizes conspiracy theories by making them merely one of many forms of suppressed knowledge, within the larger embrace of stigmatized knowledge claims, most of which are not overtly political. This appears to lift conspiratorialism out of the realm of right-wing political ideology and instead links it to occultism, alternative science and healing, New Age spirituality, and allied subjects.

At another level, however, the repositioning of conspiratorialism within stigmatized knowledge is rife with political implications. In the first place, stigmatized knowledge claims seek to delegitimize orthodox or received knowledge, which is deemed to be either incomplete or false. Second, the institutions associated with the discovery, dissemination, and application of received knowledge are therefore deemed to be involved in the promulgation of error, sometimes inadvertently but often allegedly by design. Hence, the world of stigmatized knowledge is deeply anti-authoritarian, for the authoritative institutions—universities, mass media, government, and so on—are believed to be implicated in willful efforts to prevent the truth from reaching the public. This anti-authoritarian bias may be found among UFO enthusiasts who charge the government with suppressing evidence of extraterrestrial contacts, among partisans of alternative medicine who see a conspiracy of pharmaceutical companies, and even among believers in lost continents and civilizations who see dark designs among university-based archaeologists and historians. Devotees of New World Order conspiracies find kindred spirits among champions of such pariah views. Clearly, however, they reject only some authorities, not authority as such. They claim for themselves precisely the authoritative status they deny to holders of social power. Their goal is less the anarchistic one of unseating all authority, than it is one of inversion, in which outsiders displace insiders.7

  1. Rense, Jeff. 30 Crucial OKC Bombing Questions Remain Unanswered. Ashland, OR: Rense. Web.
  2. Sachsman, David B.; Bulla, David W. Sensationalism: Murder, Mayhem, Mudslinging, Scandals, and Disasters in 19th-Century Reporting. 2013. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction. Print. p.x
  3. Sachsman, David B.; Bulla, David W. Sensationalism: Murder, Mayhem, Mudslinging, Scandals, and Disasters in 19th-Century Reporting. 2013. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction. Print. pp.117–119
  4. Hendrie, Edward. Antichrist: The Beast Revealed. 2015. Garrisonville, VA: Great Mountain. Print. p.000
  5. Dubay, Eric. The Atlantean Conspiracy (Final Edition). 2013. Raleigh, NC: Lulu. Print. p.327
  6. Arthur, James. Mushrooms and Mankind: The Impact of Mushrooms on Human Consciousness and Religion. 2000. San Diego, CA: Book Tree. Print. p.40
  7. Kaplan, Jeffrey; Bjørgo, Tore. Nation and Race: The Developing Euro-American Racist Subculture. 1998. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England. Print. pp.67,68

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