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Conspiracy! Like a roller coaster, the C-word takes us from fear to exhilaration to the depths of despair. Conspiracy addicts follow clues like tireless bloodhounds, getting an adrenaline rush even before they reach the end of the trail. At the other extreme are people who do not believe in conspiracies, period. In between are the muddled masses who simply can’t handle the truth; who wants to know about sinister plots to kill millions of people with bizarre secret weapons?

Many people are afraid to utter the word conspiracy lest they be ridiculed. Some conspiracy theories are downright kooky. They include wild claims that the world is secretly ruled by giant reptiles and the U.S. government advances its agenda by causing earthquakes around the world.

There may even be conspiracies within conspiracies; for example, some say conspiracy gurus like Jeff Rense, Alex Jones and Jesse Ventura are themselves part of a conspiracy to deceive and confuse people. In an even more bizarre twist, some conspiracy theorists say anyone who uses the term conspiracy theory must be working for the CIA. Well, that blows MY cover. ;)

Conspiracy Generation

According to New York Magazine staff writer Ben Wallace-Wells, the most popular conspiracy theories revolve around the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy (see What’s the Most Popular Conspiracy Theory?). But are people really more intrigued by JFK’s assassination than the sensational 9/11 terrorist attacks?

Keep in mind, 9/11 occurred about thirty-eight years after the JFK assassination. That means people had nearly four decades to write books and make movies about the JFK tragedy before 9/11 happened. Moreover, the JFK assassination was a relatively isolated super conspiracy that long served as a beacon for conspiracy buffs. In contrast, 9/11 opened a Pandora’s box of conspiracy, from Iraq’s famous missing weapons of mass destruction to Bill Gates’ obsession with vaccinations to ISIS.

As terrible as 9/11 was, it was probably the best thing that ever happened to conspiracy science. The events were bigger than life, some of them were recorded, and there are just too many odd things about the mainstream version of that fabled day, which changed the U.S. and the world even more than John Kennedy’s assassination.

Ironically, a generation raised on JFK conspiracy theories was quick to start picking apart the 9/11 fairy tale, producing a select cadre of conspiracy theorists called Truthers. At the same time, 9/11 renewed interest in John F. Kennedy’s assassination and may have even shed more light on it. Growing numbers of people see an Israeli connection in both events.

But 9/11 is in turn dwarfed by the conspiracy theories swirling around the New World Order.

A World of Conspiracy

You don’t have to visit Washington, D.C. or Israel to find conspiracies. There are conspiracies swirling all around us. In fact, most people live in a make believe world that’s largely composed of conspiracies. We’re so used to lies and games, we may stare in disbelief at people who utter the simple truth.

Like a budding conspiracy, this series is far from finished. In fact, the only articles currently online are the first (the article you’re reading now) and last one (New World Order). This article is essentially an introduction to and overview of the series.

This series will tentatively begin with an article (Conspiracy) that simply explains what a conspiracy is. The next article explores conspiracy theory. Next, we’ll explore some of the games people who don’t want us to believe in conspiracies play (Conspiracy Games).

The fifth article discusses false flag operations, which might be described as terrorist attacks (or other destructive acts) that are falsely blamed on others. For example, imagine a person burning his neighbor’s house down and blaming it on Muslims.

The rest of the series focuses on some specific conspiracies. We’ll get the ball rolling by exploring some conspiracies I’ve personally been involved in (My Conspiracies). Then we’ll explore some Famous Conspiracies before taking a closer look at the JFK Assassination and 9/11.

The series ends with a discussion of the New World Order.

Learning Tips

Though you can work at any speed you want, it would probably be best to read just one article a day or every few days. Spend some time thinking about what you read, and do a little independent research. You may want to go back and read portions of an article a second time.

If you’re new to politics, it’s strongly recommended that you first tackle the Politix 101 series. On the very first page, you’ll find a number of tips that will help you with this and other Politix series.