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    A conspiracy theory is anything opposing a state run narrative, no matter how ridiculous the narrative is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    I used to believe has you do. But now i think the Cubans or their expatriots killed him.
    The evidence supporting the Oswald as a single shooter theory is actually pretty conclusive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    Because of people like you.
    How so?
    One can be sure that he who says he knows knows nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    The evidence supporting the Oswald as a single shooter theory is actually pretty conclusive.
    No, it isn't at all. It's just a lie that's taken on the appearance of truth through sheer repetition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    What actually happens is that some people simply can't accept the reality that a nobody like Oswald could change history, so they have to believe in some dark, malevolent, very powerful entity standing behind the curtain pulling the strings.

    Lee Harvey Oswald killed President Kennedy, not the CIA, not the mob, not the Cubans, not Marvin the Martian. It was a pathetic loser of a man with a cheap rifle. That is all.
    And how convenient for your narrative that Oswald was killed before he could stand trial and defend himself from such accusations, by a man who basically admitted that there was a conspiracy and, who, according to FBI records, demonstrated foreknowledge of the assassination of JFK:



    The official version doesn't even hold up to minimal scrutiny.
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    When you combine the words you have already muddied the waters. A theory is testable but conspiracies are often vague, temporary and because their motivation is hidden hard to simplify. The phrase is also used as a shield to honesty as the vagueness makes any answer questionable. That's just conspiracy thinking is an easy comeback. Are there conspiracies, of course, today many involve corporate or banking shenanigans, 2008 showed that, as did Enron, as does the fight against global warming. Agnotology is a interesting piece of the puzzle. Enough money can buy anything.


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    Edit: A few links for the interested

    https://aeon.co/essays/the-intellect...racy-theorists
    http://www.meltingasphalt.com/crony-beliefs/
    https://www.edge.org/conversation/ta...ng-by-thinking
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post
    There are conspiracies that intend to deceive, as in nut jobs like Alex Jones and his insane "Pizzagate" and "Jade Helm" garbage.RWNJ stuff for the addle-brained.

    And prolific fantacists of the far out right like Jerome Corsi and D'Nesh DiSouza telling their fanatical fans exactly what they want to beleive .

    Then there are investigative reporters like Jesse Ventura and his interesting "Conspiracy Theories' shows
    (all on You Tube) and veteranstoday.com which attempts to tell the truth about various foreign intrigues. And authors like Peter Levenda and Jim Maars who did deep into conspiracies.

    Then there are the Think Tanks which are nothing more than propaganda mills mostly run and funded by the Koch brothers, which daily spew out the talking points of fanatical RW'ers.

    Here is a site which digs the dirt on many well known politicos, which will provide you with many hours of interesting reading;

    Enjoy; http://www.whale.to/b/shadow.html
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post
    There are conspiracies that intend to deceive, as in nut jobs like Alex Jones...

    So, he mixes truth with fiction? Some seem to have said it.

    Everything is considered to be a joke then. What of this one?




    Is the truth better than fiction? When is he real, and when is he playing fiction?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    No, it isn't at all. It's just a lie that's taken on the appearance of truth through sheer repetition.
    That is childish nonsense.

    The shot conspiracy nuts say was impossible has been repeated dozens of times. An analysis of the Zapruder indisputably shows Kennedy hit from the rear. His autopsy report supports the contention that he was not shot from the front.

    There was one shooter. It was Lee Harvey Oswald. The hots were fired from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. There was no second shooter. Kennedy wasn't killed by Martians or Greys from Dulce. He was killed by a disgruntled nobody named Oswald.
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