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What Conspiracy Theories Say About Us: Jesse Walker on The United States of Paranoia

from ReasonTV:

“Political paranoia, and conspiracy theories in particular, have been a part of the United States since before there was a United States,” explains Reason Magazine books editor Jesse Walker, author of the new book The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory. “Even when a conspiracy theory says absolutely nothing true about the object of the theory, if it catches on it says something true about the anxieties and the experiences about the people who believe it.”

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9 comments to What Conspiracy Theories Say About Us: Jesse Walker on The United States of Paranoia

  • Eric

    New World Order theory? They openly admit it and are subverting the Constitution in broad daylight. Maybe this ignoramus can explain to me how 19 guys with box cutters can order NORAD to stand down.

    In criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime at some time in the future. Criminal law in some countries or for some conspiracies may require that at least one overt act must also have been undertaken in furtherance of that agreement, to constitute an offense.

    These people all went to the same schools. They’re all in the same organizations. You think it might be possible that they make plans in secret? The whistleblowers have come out in numbers. This isn’t paranoia. It’s called FACT!

    Remember, It’s not a theory if it’s true.

  • Joe

    Eric… if there were a like button here in the comment section, I’m certain that your comment would garnish a gazzillion thumbs-up! Got my vote.

  • Ed_B

    Those who say that there aren’t any conspiracies and just as wrong as those who say that everything is a conspiracy. Yes, there really are conspiracies, not many perhaps but they do exist. Those who are either shills for the conspiracists or too dumb to smell crap when they have a mouthful of it never seem to talk when a conspiracy theory becomes a proven fact. LIBOR rigging conspiracy theory, anyone?

    • harman kardon

      @Ed B–LIBOR, conspiracy; the federal reserve’s ZIRP program, conspiracy; these are not “theories” these are facts. These two conspiracies effect every person on this planet and no one cares to look. You could also include the the Cyprus “bail-in”, the Euro monetary system and the list goes on. Excuse me while I get my tin-foil-hat on a little tighter.

      Definition of CONSPIRACY from Merriam-Webster online
      : the act of conspiring together
      a : an agreement among conspirators
      b : a group of conspirators

  • Nick

    People that take part in secret organizations and closed-door meetings are conspirators. That’s how the Federal Reserve got it start in 1910 on Jekyll Island.
    The Federal Reserve isn’t a theory. It’s a private corporation that rules over the American people without any oversight whatsoever.

  • Good Ole Boy

    In the words of Hitler, “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”

  • Eric

    While I hate the fact that they remade one of my favorite movies, this might get you guys pumped up if you haven’t seen it yet…

    And yes I have a lot of problems with it, but it definitely got my adrenaline going. Be ready for everything. When this thing goes, the time to prepare is over. Let’s not forget, they started it. We’re going to finish it.

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