Why is The Term “Conspiracy” Being Demonized in America?

Why is The Term “Conspiracy” Being Demonized in America?

First of all what does the word Conspiracy mean?  Definition: a conspiracy is an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime at some time in the future.  It is a very old term.  People have officially been convicted and sent to prison, for conspiracy,  for centuries.

 

Definition circa 1300s: From Latin “conspirare” which means “to agree, unite, plot,” and “com” which means “together” + “spirare” meaning “to breathe.”  So, literally “conspire” means “to breathe together.”  According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word “conspiracy” is from 1386; “conspiracy theory” is from 1909.

Examples of conspiracies are Watergate, in which President Nixon’s top aides were convicted and sent to prison for conspiracy;

  • John N. Mitchell – former United States Attorney General and director of Nixon’s 1968 and 1972 election campaigns; faced a maximum of 30 years in prison and $42,000 in fines; on February 21, 1975, Mitchell was found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury and sentenced to two and a half to eight years in prison, which was later reduced to one to four years; Mitchell actually served 19 months.
  • H. R. Haldeman – White House chief of staff, considered the second most powerful man in the government during Nixon’s first term; faced a maximum of 25 years in prison and $16,000 in fines; in 1975, he was convicted of conspiracy and obstruction of justice and received an 18-month prison sentence.
  • John Ehrlichman – former assistant to Nixon in charge of domestic affairs; faced a maximum of 25 years in prison and $40,000 in fines. Ehrlichman was convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, perjury and other charges; he served 18 months in prison. (Wikipedia)

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Other major events in world history were conspiracies, such as the KKK conspiracies to lynch blacks to prevent them from voting, the Democratic Party conspired successfully for over 90 years to illegally prevent blacks from voting and Hitler’s National Socialists hatched a conspiracy to murder millions of Jews.  So if someone does not believe conspiracies happen, they are automatically Holocaust deniers,  KKK lynching deniers, deniers of voting rights abuses in America and they believe Watergate never happened.

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To automatically disbelieve something is possible, if it is a conspiracy, is an indefensibly stupid and ignorant thing to do.

So why is is there a campaign in America to demonize “conspiracies” as impossible, even though we know it is impossible that they do not happen?

Who will gain by blinding the American public to objectively looking at news stories?   The answer seems somewhat obvious.  It would be those that are engaged in secret criminal activities.  To the credit of the American People most have not been totally blinded.  A recent example of that is the vast majority (76%) of American believe that the Obama administration has committed conspiracy, by purposely destroying the IRS emails.

An overwhelming 90 percent of Republicans think the emails were intentionally destroyed, as do 74 percent of independents and 63 percent of Democrats.

Overall, just 12 percent of voters believe that no conspiracy took place, the emails were destroyed accidentally. Another 12 percent are unsure.  poll-irs-emails-were-deliberately-destroyed    There is a video on that link in which Obama spokesperson Josh Earnest’s only defense is no one should pay attention, because it is a conspiracy theory, so it must be false.

If someone wants to dispel false suspicions of a conspiracy, they can present the evidence.  If someone wants to cover-up a criminal conspiracy, they need to demonize the concept that any conspiracy is possible.

I have observed that there are three groups of people in regard to conspiracies.  Those that do not pay much attention to the facts and believe that conspiracies drive most events in the world, those that do not pay much attention to facts and believe that all conspiracies are impossible and those that do not care if something is a conspiracy or not, they just want the truth.

 

 

  1. Very interesting, there is a lot of information in this article that I did not know.
    Thanks for the history lesson.

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  2. You are welcome. Thanks for commenting.

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