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The conspiracy theorist label is the cleverest tool the conspirators have come up with to deter the people from investigating and questioning their (the people's) own government.

The truth is, the greatest threat to our national security is not an external foe, but the secrecy of our own government. Secrecy mis-justified by the claim that it is in the interest of national security. How convenient for the profiteers of the national security state.

The threat obtains in two fundamental ways: direct subversion of our constitution and the will of the people, and blowback.

Subversion is on clear display not just with Bushco, but the entire congress's passage of the Patriot Act and their failure to retaliate against the tapping of our phones by the Bush NSA and ATT.

Blowback is also on clear display throughout the world, not just with terrorism, but severe geopolitical realignments as a result of the neocon pax Americana agenda.

The American people have been brainwashed into thinking that secrecy is required to keep us safe. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The 50th anniversary of the 1947 National Security Act just passed us (July 26, 1947). These last fifty years have seen this establishment of what Bill Moyers called the "Secret Government" bring, not expanded peace and security in the world, but the exploitation of this secrecy to effectively subvert the institutions of democracy and the rule of law.

The release of a few of the CIA's "family jewels" is testimony to a mere glimpse of this secret government in action.

And so concerned Americans attempt to investigate.  With scant information they attempt to connect the dots. They dig out documents with FOIA requests, datamine MSM reports, and catalog whistleblower accounts to try to get an accurate image to emerge.

And for this they get mocked and ridiculed, venomously attacked, lied about and even their rights violated. Some, indeed, go to prison. Sadly, these attacks come from the left as the cowards who don't have the courage to fight, bow to the "conventional wisdom" of the corporate controlled media - the big infomercial for the status quo - that citizens investigating their own government are "conspiracy theorists" who are somehow not credible.

Indeed, there is a certain segment of the population that will believe almost anything, from bigfoot to alien abductions. Serious evidence is an obstacle for these folks because they want to believe in the extraordinary, the supernatural, a myth.

But the use of these people to discredit serious, objective citizen researchers is nothing but a propaganda technique. And the cowards on the left who cry "tinfoil" and mock legitimate research are accomplices. They, through their weakness of mind, are enemies of the people's right to question their government.

They would have you believe that powerful people never conspire and that trying to piece together the speckled evidence of these conspiracies is only  for the realm of nuttery.

But they are fools. We know for a fact that powerful people conspire constantly and in secret. US Attorney-gate was a conspiracy. Iran Contra was a conspiracy. Watergate was a conspiracy. The plan to take our country to war in Iraq was a conspiracy. The program to illegally spy tap America's phones was a conspiracy.
Hell, the entire Bush administration agenda was a conspiracy.

But we are somehow supposed to believe that these are aberrations. That when Dick Cheney and his pals in the oil cartel get together, they talk about the Yankees.

But secrecy creates a vacuum of hard evidence. And whenever there's a vacuum, people tend to fill it in with imagination. This is not the X-Files. There is no freakin Illuminati pulling all the strings. The best way for us plebes to visualize the networking structure of conspirators of the national security state, the corporatist class, and the wealthy and powerful in general is the the mafia. Complete with crime families and godfathers. Feudal lords works too but most people don't know what the hell that means. We know a lot more about the mafia because, at various times, our government has chosen not to protect them.

Of course, you can take the analogy only so far. But one analog is persistent - they're all a bunch of murdering thieving criminals. And they all conspire. In fact, one of the most successful prosecutions for mobsters is conspiracy.

Personally, I somewhat support the ban on CTs at this site. But only because I have no interest in anyone's theory about anything. I want facts.

But the greatest failure of Democrats and the progressive left in the last 8 years has been to allow the delusional ravings of a few to inoculate the Bush junta on 911. Just because some think that space beams destroyed the Twin Towers is no reason to believe the depiction of 911 presented by Bush/Cheney or the fraud that is the 911 Commission. There's nothing realistic about believing the Bush administration has lied about everything except 911.

One doesn't need to to theorize about 911 to prove that the story we've been told doesn't ad up. And if we can invest 1000 man-hours investigating Jeff Gannon, don't you think the sole source of Bush's power to destroy our nation deserves a little attention?

Watch '9/11 Press for Truth'. This fact based, high quality documentary doesn't propose a conspiracy. But it raises some serious freakin questions. And it's all the result of data mining MSM reports.

Watch the BBC's 'Power of Nightmares.' It shows how the neocons needed a new devil after the fall of the USSR. It has nothing to do with 911 conspiracy theories. But it will probably completely change your view of al Qaeda and all these terror hypes the Big Infomercial is always selling.

Over 40% of the public doesn't believe Bushco on 911. That doesn't mean they all think it was an inside job. But if you think that doesn't help Democrats politically then you should keep your day job. If those numbers got up to 65%, I'm not sure a Republican could ever be elected again.

I just want people to understand they let it happen. Because that is the proven truth, so far. Whether they let it happen on purpose is a legitimate line of investigation. But because of the left's phobia with 911, we can't even get the message out that Bushco let 911 happen through incompetence. And that pisses me off.

Originally posted to TocqueDeville on Sat May 16, 2009 at 02:32 PM PDT.

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