The thoughts expressed here are not those of the Republic of Dan but they have stimulated further thinking within the Republic.
The truth is often only discernible by the hole it left when it was taken away.
Best of luck to you my friend on your journey.
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Upsurge in conspiracy believers
Written by The Informed Aussie Published on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 Globalist Report - See more at: http://www.theglobalistreport.com/alternative-mainstream-media-conspiracy-theories/#sthash.Ey95V3RG.dp
Internationally, acceptance of the New World Order
as a reality is becoming increasingly visible. No longer is the New
World Order considered a conspiracy theory, but rather a reality that the
global political paradigms have changed.
On the one hand, conspiracy theory belief is on the
upsurge in America and around the world, and conspiracy beliefs are becoming
increasingly main-stream. On the other hand, many of these so-called
conspiracy theories have become a reality. In 2012, it is not just a few
paranoid internet nerds that believe these theories, but rather we have seen a
growth in the alternative media realm that now provides its
audience with alternative news, views and opinions that the main
stream media would never dare present.
A prime example of how the agenda of the
alternative media has become reality over the globalist backed main-stream
media can be demonstrated from an article that was recently posted on Alex
Jones’ prison planet website (one of the world most popular alternative media
outlets). The story reported that a U.S. Army manual that describes how “political activists,”
including American citizens are to be detained and held in concentration
camps was leaked. The document that was leaked even goes as far as to describe
how American citizens are to be indoctrinated in re-education / concentration
camps using forced labour and separating political prisoners by confining them
Although it can be argued that the service the
alternative media provides the global community is invaluable and definitely
offers us all an alternative opinion on events not covered by the globalist
backed main-stream media, it must be noted that the rhetoric of conspiracy
theorists is becoming increasingly confrontational. This environment not
only holds the potential for violence but is also making it increasingly
difficult for ordinary people to accept the message of the alternative media
(of which we all need to balance out the clouded main-stream media lies).
The belief in what were once
conspiracy theories, like the New World Order, have not diminished but rather
flourished because these concepts have been swept from the realms of myth to
reality via the alternative media. The reduction of civil liberties since the
attacks on September 11 has generated hostility towards the government and has
spurred the belief in a conspiracy that will strip Americans of their civil
rights and freedom. Both of these conditions would need to be addressed if
the New World Order theory is to become unappealing.
Conspiracy theory logic must be confronted when it
is advanced by politicians. Those who use such theories to gain political
capital should be held to account for the spread of these ideas. Elected officials who make conspiracy claims should be
challenged by the media and other political actors to discourage
the legitimizing of conspiracy theories and to validate those conspiracy
theories that are true
So what is one risk we all face due to the tussle
between the mainstream media and alternative media? I think the greatest risk
we all face is the scenario were one media outlet (media type) overtakes the
other, and we end up in the same position we all were in 15 years ago. If
Alternative media outlets destroy the mainstream media, then the information we
receive would be just as tarnished to the extent as if the alternative media
It’s the balance of the news and information we
receive from both the mainstream media and alternative media that enables
everyone to experience different views and opinions about current and future