By Kevin Barrett
A recent BBC article begins:
“The more information we have about what governments and corporations are up to the less we seem to trust them. Will conspiracy theories eventually destroy democracy?”
The BBC should not worry about so-called conspiracy theories destroying democracy. Instead, it should worry about the conspiracies themselves.
The people who expose the conspiracies, and get reviled by the conspirators and their lapdog media as so-called conspiracy theorists, are just the messengers.
Don’t shoot the messengers!
The BBC article attacks former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown as a fellow traveler of dangerous conspiracy theorists:
“…Mr. Brown – said to be a keen student of the JFK assassination – knew a conspiracy when he saw one. ‘You feel he sees conspiracies out there because he has a mindset that is not dissimilar to the conspiracy theorists,’ said (Cambridge University politics professor David) Runciman.”
In fact, Brown knew that Blair had conspired with George W. Bush to commit war crimes – including the supreme war crime, aggression. During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, Bush and Blair conspired to “fix the facts around the policy,” as revealed by the Downing Street Memo. As the whole world now knows, Bush and Blair conspired to lie to the world to invent false justifications for war.
The conspiracies and lies of Bush and Blair destroyed democracy. In a democracy, it is the people and their democratically-elected representatives who decide whether or not to go to war. And the people’s decision must be based on accurate information or else it means nothing.
Gordon Brown, painted by the BBC as a JFK-assassination-obsessed conspiracy theorist, led the Labor Party revolt that overthrew war criminal and democracy-destroyer Tony Blair.
But what does the BBC mean by suggesting that Brown “knew a conspiracy when he saw one” due to his study of the JFK assassination?
Perhaps Brown knew that the JFK assassination and the subsequent Gulf of Tonkin false-flag incident launched the Vietnam War – in the same way that 9/11 and the lies about Iraqi WMD launched the Iraq war.
James Douglass’s book JFK and the Unspeakable provides overwhelming evidence that the JFK assassination (like 9/11) was a coup d’état by warmongers. President Kennedy had undergone a radical “turn towards peace” in the spring of 1963, and was planning to withdraw US forces from Vietnam as soon as it was politically feasible. To get their war in Vietnam, hard-liners in the military-industrial complex had to remove JFK from power. And the only way to remove the wildly popular JFK was to kill him.
9/11 was a different kind of warmongers’ coup d’état. Rather than quickly changing America’s top leadership, 9/11 radically changed its political atmosphere. It also empowered the neoconservatives, who had called for the 9/11 “New Pearl Harbor” in a document published almost exactly one year before the attacks, and who had long been calling for wars of aggression against Arabs and Muslims.
The fake Gulf of Tonkin attack of 1964 – a nonexistent attack on an American ship – was a relatively small lie. That is why it has been fully exposed.
The lies about Iraqi WMD were also relatively small lies. Nobody is incapable of imagining such lies on the part of their leaders. The exposure of such lies does not directly threaten the stability of US and British society.
But the 9/11 and 7/7 inside jobs, like the JFK inside job, were big lies. The US and British governments (with the help of their Israeli friends) spectacularly murdered large numbers of their own people, blamed those spectacular mass murders on their enemies, and used the resulting war hysteria to murder more than one million innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Most American and British citizens cannot imagine the “colossal impudence” it would take to do something like that…even though the European Parliament has conclusively demonstrated that the US-NATO alliance murdered thousands of their own innocent civilians in the false-flag wave of terror known as Operation Gladio during the Cold War; and even though fully-authenticated documents prove the entire US Joint Chiefs of Staff was ready to launch a 9/11-style mass murder of US citizens called Operation Northwoods in 1962.
John Naughton, a lead investigator in a Cambridge University project to investigate the impact of conspiracy theories on democracy, all but admits that the JFK assassination and 9/11 were horrific big lies: “The minute you get into the JFK stuff, and the minute you sniff at the 9/11 stuff, you begin to lose the will to live,” Naughton says.
Perhaps people like Naughton, who have been brainwashed to falsely worship corrupt Western political leaders, will “lose the will to live” when they discover the truth about the JFK assassination and 9/11.
But there are more and more people in the US the UK who do not “lose the will to live” when they discover the truth about these events.
These people are strong enough, courageous enough, patriotic enough, idealistic enough, and sufficiently committed to the causes of truth, justice, transparency, and democracy to stand up and fight for what is right. They are energized by the truth. They will not stop until the big lies are exposed and democracy is restored.
You can meet some of these people at Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, PatriotsQuestion911.com, or in the new book Dynamic Duo: A White Rose Blooms in Wisconsin by Mike Palecek.
It is not people fighting for truth and justice – the people the BBC calls “conspiracy theorists” – who are destroying democracy. It is the media outlets that collaborate with the all-too-real conspiracies…such as the BBC itself.
The BBC reported the “collapse” of World Trade Center Building 7 twenty minutes before it happened. By simply telling the world who provided that premature information, the BBC could have caught and exposed a 9/11 criminal.
Instead, the BBC has joined with the perpetrators of the 9/11 State Crime Against Democracy (or SCAD, a category of crime identified in the groundbreaking work of Professor Lance DeHaven-Smith of Florida State University) to propagandize against the “conspiracy theorists.”
Professor DeHaven-Smith explains in his book Conspiracy Theory in America that the term “conspiracy theorist” was put into wide circulation by the CIA in the 1960s, using the Agency’s thousands of media assets. The “conspiracy theories” meme was originally a CIA psychological warfare operation against people investigating the JFK assassination. It is now being used by the same forces against the 9/11 truth movement.
Any media outlet that uses the terms “conspiracy theory” or “conspiracy theorist” without explaining that these terms are part of a psychological warfare operation by the perpetrators of State Crimes Against Democracy (SCADs) is participating in those crimes.