My last blog post featured The Smear, a book written by the award-winning investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson. You may want to read this post if you haven’t: How Astroturfing and Smear Campaigns Misinform You and Shape Your Beliefs….that is, if you want to learn the truth about mainstream media.
Have You Ever Wondered Where This Phrase Conspiracy Theory Came From?
I’d like to start with an excerpt from Sharyl’s book The Smear:
The Rise of “Conspiracy Theory” as a Smear Tactic
The CIA “was apparently responsible for promoting the phrase conspiracy theory for use as a powerful device in the lexicon of the smear artist….”
The CIA memo was written in 1967 because the agency was concerned about ‘a new wave of books and articles’ questioning whether Lee Harvey Oswald really acted as a ‘lone nut’ in assassinating President John F. Kennedy. The spy agency worried that the ‘publicity problem’ could reflect negatively on President Lyndon Johnson and on America as a nation. So the CIA issued its secret dispatch.
“Conspiracy theories have frequently thrown suspicion on our organization,” reads the internal CIA memo dated April 1, 1967. “The aim of this dispatch is to provide material for countering and discrediting the claims of the conspiracy theorists.”
Largely as a result of that CIA memo, Professor Miller [Mark Crispin Miller, professor of media studies at New York University] argues, the ‘conspiracy theorist’ meme became a propaganda tool routinely used to assassinate the characters of those who threaten the powers that be, particularly in the news media.
Once labeled as conspiracy theorists, the targets are to be doubted, viewed with suspicion, and disregarded, even though proven conspiracies, as a matter of fact, are exceedingly common.
How Do People Shut Down Your Voice When They Use This Phrase?
I have experienced this firsthand from family members and so-called friends. Any time they don’t want to hear my point of view, they shut me down by calling me a conspiracy theorist…along with other disparaging names. I have been called this name quite often in my lifetime. This strategy to shut me down has been effective in the past….but no more!
It happened to me again recently when I was voicing my support of President Trump to my family. I was actually quite surprised by their responses, taken directly from mainstream media (MSM). Here are some of the things they said to me:
“I have never liked the guy.”
[Over 90% of MSM is negative towards President Trump, and anyone connected to him. This is unbiased reporting? Guess the mainstream media did their job well if you don’t like the man…]
[MSM would like you to believe their lies about President Trump, which have been fabricated and promoted as the truth by MSM, even when proven wrong.]
“Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth,” is a law of propaganda often attributed to the Nazi Joseph Goebbels. Among psychologists something like this known as the “illusion of truth” effect.
This is exactly what they have done to President Trump. Click here to see the video revealing the truth about the hate Trump culture at the NY Times. They are willing to publish anything, even if it is just hearsay. This is the strategy of all of MSM.
“He doesn’t pay any taxes.”
[Let’s just make up a bunch of lies to make people think the worst. This is another smear tactic in action. They don’t know anything…they have not seen his tax returns, but yet they continue to promote this type of smear as truth. Have you read this article? I am guessing MSM did not report this (click the title to read the article: Here’s Where Donald Trump Actually Does Pay Taxes.] Note: In this article they estimated, based on the property taxes that Trump pays, what his income taxes would be. This may not be totally accurate, either, but at least they disclose the information they used to come up with this figure. Where is MSM getting their information from? Hearsay? Outright lies?
In fact, did you know that President Trump donates his salary to important causes like the support of our veterans? Why doesn’t MSM feature these kinds of stories about him? Click the title to read this article: Trump Salary Donated to Veterans Business Program.
“He’s mentally ill.”
[Really? That’s what you believe? President Trump plays 4D chess and is an extraordinary strategist. Everything he does, including his tweets, is done for a reason. Everything has meaning. Do some actual research, instead of listening to the smears from MSM, if you want to find out what his strategy is…]
“He has created all this division in the US.”
[For the record, eight years of Obama was enough to make anyone want to stand up and say NO MORE! In reality, it is the Democratic party that continually promotes division and violence against Republicans. (Click on the title to view the video.)]
“The violence is on both sides.”
[Actually, it is not…it is largely caused by antifa, and the Democrats that encourage and promote the violence. The violence that happens at Donald Trump events is perpetrated by paid protestors.] Have you read Sharyl’s book? Did you pay attention to this chapter?
Or have you seen the videos posted of protesters being given money? How about the antifa video clip and social media posts about antifa members not being paid and wanting their money now? They actually use his name: “Where’s our money, George Soros?” If you haven’t seen this information on MSM, I wonder why….
And this is when my family shut me down by saying: “You’re a conspiracy theorist.“
I was done talking to them, and this conversation ended quickly. However, my story doesn’t end here….
So, Why Did the American People Vote for Donald Trump?
The American people are finally waking up to the corruption and the lies…and the video below highlights why many people voted for Donald J Trump.
We Are the Silent Majority No More
The really GREAT thing that came out of my recent conversation is that I am no longer going to be silent.
I will be speaking up more and more. I will also be sharing the resources that I have found in my research. Feel free to read, view, discuss, or not…it is your choice.
And if you are so inclined, please check back…I have already written several other blog posts that I will be publishing soon.
Please share this information with as many people as you can! Share the video, the book, the links…Tell your friends, tell your family. It’s time to expose the lies of MSM, REVEAL the TRUTH, and take back our lives!