I used to call myself a “Skeptic” and I used to snort at “Conspiracy Theorists.” But revelations over the last 10 years or so from the US CIA have proven to me, and many others, that the term “Conspiracy Theory” is merely a term used to stop critical thinking and analysis–and that many things once mocked as “tinfoil hat conspiracy theories” were either partially or entirely true.
Don’t believe me? Let’s have a few examples you can verify on US government web sites and mainstream sources:
Operation Paperclip: After World War II, a clandestine plan was launched by the US CIA to identify about 1500 high-level Nazis who were scientists (and their family members) who might be useful to the United States. Many of these Nazis were hideous war criminals, including people who had done human experimentation in the camps, human experimentation in mass media and mass hypnosis, experimenting on children and on adults who didn’t even know they were being experimented upon, and more. These Nazis were given cleansed backgrounds and placed in prominent positions in universities, corporations, and various government agencies, all under CIA direction, and often continued their work. Including highly questionable research on things like climate control, artificial intelligence, mass media indoctrination/propaganda, use of torture, and use of mind-altering drugs. Most of them died as respected members of the community. Read about Operation Paperclip on CIA’s web site. And if you’re having trouble believing it and want someone to listen to, see CIA-approved writer Annie Jacobsen and Joe Rogan discuss Operation Paperclip. And if you doubt Annie Jacobsen is approved by the CIA, see this writeup on CIA’s web site on Annie Jacobsen.
Summary: The US government really did sneak in tons of Nazi scientists, who worked on secret projects for decades for the CIA and other US government agencies. This “Conspiracy Theory” is true.
Operation Mongoose and Operation Northwoods: You can verify the existence of these comprehensive programs in a document called “The Cuba Project” on the NSA’s web site. While Wikipedia links are often unreliable, the basic wikipedia pages on Operation Northwoods and Operation Mongoose have most of the salient details. The short story? This was a years-long plan among multiple US government agencies to stage a phony attack by Cubans against Americans–in other words, a False Flag attack where US forces would pretend to be Cubans, and create a pretext for war. Plans included having American-controlled “Cubans” attack the US base in Cuba, and also to very possibly sink ships full of US military and/or civilians, in order to justify a desired invasion of Cuba. Notably, much of the Northwoods and Mongoose activity occurred after the Bay of Pigs fiasco–meaning that even though President Kennedy had halted one planned attempt to invade Cuba, the US military and intelligence establishments continued plans to launch a fake attack from Cuba in order to justify a US military invasion. The plans were never enacted, but the government was fully ready to do it.
Summary: The US government can and will plan and execute “False Flag” operations to lie to the American public and create pretexts for invasion and wars of aggression. It will kill Americans to do this. Add to this what we know now that the Spanish-American War and the Vietnam War and World War I were both entered into by United States by False-flag operations, there’s no good reason to think they ever stopped.
MK Ultra – Brainwashing, Mass Hypnosis, Trauma-based Mind Control, and “Sleeper” agents are all real. Thanks to Freedom of Information Act requests, you can go to the CIA’s own web site and verify that MK Ultra was quite real. MK Ultra included programs to develop mind-altering drugs, and to do human experiments, often on subjects that did not know they were being experimented upon. Including children. This, often with the help, cooperation, or even direction of some of the Nazi scientists we mentioned about regarding Operation Paperclip.
While some of the Nazi scientists were only of questionable character, such as NASA’s Werner Von Braun (the famous rocket scientist was an actual SS officer, not a mere scientist) while others were directly involved in heinous human experimentation. MK Ultra got created with some of these evil Nazis along with native Americans, Canadians, and others. You can read a summary of MK Ultra from History.com. You can view a Listverse list of famous MK Ultra victims. You can read about occultist ties and specific Nazi scientists and the related Project Monarch at bibliotecapleyades.
Summary: That stuff you read about the government creating “sleeper agents,” and experimenting both on individuals and the general public unawares, developing drugs like LSD and releasing them into the population, and more? Turns out, this conspiracy theory is true.
Area 51 and the alleged aliens: Once again, according to US government-approved journalist Annie Jacobsen, in her book Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military she reveals that quite a few classified operations occurred there involving experimental aircraft, but no actual aliens. According to Jacobsen and other reports, the “aliens” encountered at Roswell were in fact children who were experimented upon by Nazi scientist Joseph Mengele (who had allegedly gone to the Soviets instead of the USA), using surgery and drugs to mutilate their development and make them look like aliens, and put them in a fake “spacecraft” in order to panic Americans.
The Soviets would then stage a pretext invasion to “save” us from the “aliens” they created. CIA allegedly stopped the plan before the Soviets could actually invade to “save” us.
Many sources question Jacobsen’s claim. Given that Jacobsen is routinely featured in mainstream media sources and is accepted at respectable talks in Silicon Valley, what we can take from Jacobsen’s work what she says is at least government-approved. Regardless, there really was a major incident at Roswell, and other “UFO” related sites. Annie and her crew insist there were no actual aliens. Others call this into question, saying the government is lying straight up about this and that there was real alien contact, such as former Canadian defense minister Paul Hellyer, who notes many generals and other US and Canadian officials who believe there were real aliens, and say they can document it.
Summary: Real and serious things went on at Area 51 and related UFO sites. It remains unclear how forthcoming they are about this subject, or what the exact truth of alien encounters are. But it’s no longer dumb to be interested in this subject.
Stargate Project: From CIA.gov and other government sources, you can verify that Russell Targ did indeed run psychic programs for the CIA. Furthermore, from the related US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) you can see declassified documentation on Project Sun Streak, a program involving Targ and others to do extensive intelligence work using psychics–and while “skeptics” have claimed pure luck, in his own book Targ documents extensively how it is scientifically impossible to dismiss many of their results. (For an eye-opening video, see Russell Targ’s banned TED Talk, BTW.)
If you want a “mainstream” source you can listen to CIA-approved Annie Jacobsen’s talk on her book on CIA psychics. While some of those around the CIA still like to claim that the program produced nothing of value, anyone looking at the testiomony, or reading Russell Targ’s book, knows that’s not true.
Despite films and articles telling you nothing useful ever came out of US government use of psychics, in reality they ran very sophisticated psychic operations for decades, which produced considerable intelligence that was useful, which is mighty “lucky.” Then, according to Russell Targ, who pioneered much of it, they brought in a large group of military officers for him to train—then terminated his program, and publicly announced the government had found nothing useful and had no more use for such programs or such research. After he had just trained a bunch of career officers on all his techniques. So, do you believe they actually terminated these programs?
Summary: This conspiracy theory is true, to the extent that large #s of intelligent observers believe they showed real psychic effects, with some doubters.
Operation Mockingbird was the program to propagandize the American public through placing CIA operatives in major newspapers and magazines and broadcast media. Working with companies such as the New York Times, Time/Life publications, Newsweek, and major news networks, the CIA had telephone wire taps and paid agents working as reporters in news rooms–literally thousands of them. These included famous people like Bob Woodward, who helped take down President Nixon, as well as countless non-famous ones. A lengthy document known as the “Family Jewels” from the CIA web site confirms CIA has controlled much of American media since before most people today were born.
Although CIA and other sources say Mockingbird ended decades ago, there is no good reason I can see to believe this. It used to be completely illegal for the CIA to do any of this, yet they were doing it anyway, as these documents show. And, it turns out, not too many years ago Congress went ahead and made it legal for the CIA to use propaganda against Americans.
By the way, at the behest of J. Edgar Hoover and others, the CIA invented the term “Conspiracy Theory” and spread it through the media in order to mock and demotivate anyone who questioned the official story on the assassination of President Kennedy–or anything else.
Summary: The conspiracy theory that the government controls media is true. The CIA has been propagandizing the American public, as well as foreign audiences, for decades, often violating the law to do it—although today’s CIA is allowed to do it legally.
Conclusion: With all these conspiracy theories turning out to have very substantial realities underlying them, why does anyone trust anything at all they’re reading in the news, including mainstream political commentary?
It should be noted, these are not the only proven conspiracy theories. These are just the ones you can just go check right now on mostly government and mainstream sites.
A really good summary of much of this by Really Graceful:
This is not to say there are no dumb conspiracy theories, or conspiracy theories that are wrong. But the next time you hear someone say something that sounds strange, and you are tempted to call them a “conspiracy theorist,” you might want to remember: the term “Conspiracy Theory” was itself a conspiracy–invented to stop thought and stop discussion.
Max D. of Michigan is a past rabble-rouser now pursuing less provocative pursuits.