Tomorrow it has been 20 years since the world changed forever. That horrible incident left a deep scar in the psyche of the American people and set in motion events that have impacted most of the people of our planet. Whatever you believe about that day, it has had a huge impact on all of us.
There are many conspiracy theories floating around about what really happened. Some whacky, some believable, but none have really been answered, which seems to have become the modus operandi ever since. Whenever someone questions authority, authority throws the conspiracy theory moniker at them, and as if it had never been said, we sit down, shut up and stop asking questions.
The term conspiracy theory was probably put to good use in the ‘60s, after the Kennedy assassination, by the CIA. This theory (another conspiracy theory?) is also in question, as conspiracy theories have existed throughout history. Whatever the origins, it is a good tool to get people to shut up. Nazi, authoritarian, and anti-semite are also good candidates to disqualify someone you do not agree with.
This, in my opinion, is a much much bigger threat to our freedoms and way of life, than any whacky conspiracy theory someone chooses to believe. Letting people live on their own terms, with their crazy ideas, might cause some to do bad things, but on the whole, it is probably a lot less expensive than letting power run amock with no checks and balances.
It has been argued that most of the conflicts of the 20th century have been started with false flag operations. We know about Vietnam (Gulf of Tonka), we know about MKUltra (Google this one if you have never heard of it), and there are suspicions about the attack on Pearl Harbour. Taking this to its extreme, it is a possibility that we have never been under any threat, except the leaders of our own countries.
What shocked me to learn recently is that this does not only seem to hold for large-scale, organized country conflicts, but also for very small, individual madness. Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber) and Charles Manson (the serial killer) are very well known in 20th century American history for their horrible individual deeds. What shocked me is that both of them have been linked to CIA LSD experiments that might have caused their “resentment” against society*.
If any of this is true, it looks like a lot of the evil that has fallen upon us in the 20th century, has been organized by the very people we are funding through our taxes. The very people who are supposed to keep us safe are actually creating chaos, misery, and danger for us and our families.
Scary thought. Luckily, it’s only a conspiracy theory.
* You can read more about this in this book: Chaos - Charles Manson, the Cia, and the Secret History of the Sixties