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-                                  ​Agents of Change: How Conspiracy theory can become conspiracy fact Part 1+=Agents of Change: How Conspiracy theory can become conspiracy fact Part 1=
  
-==Conspiracy in fact and reality==+=Conspiracy in fact and reality=
  
 Conspiracy is defined as a group of two or more people coordinating action secretly for their benefit and to the detriment of others, usually the coordinated effort being a crime punishable by law. Conspiracy theory is a postulation of a crime committed by two or more people that haven'​t been accepted as true but is in the process of being evaluated. The modern use of the term is more pejorative. A conspiracy theorist is one who is crazy and worthy of ignoring. A free society such as the United States (since we hear it so god damn much) should appreciate a concerned citizen bringing evidence to the public stage that a small group of citizens committed a conspiracy to defraud the rest of the citizens. However, we in the West have had an education that instills first and foremost that authority knows best, and authority hates it when conspiracy theories are pointed their way. Not only do we trust the government thanks to our education, we cannot even think for ourselves because we were taught to repeat important thoughts, not cultivate our own brain power. The United States and the West might be a free-ish society, but when a conspiracy is afoot the citizenry is enept at communicating logically the fact of the conspiracy. Which explains partly why the status quo has the opinion it does of conspiracy theorists. Let's be honest; when that guy runs around like a chicken with his head cut off screaming about aliens, you didn't hesitate to think he had a screw or two loose. Unfortunately,​ this has become the image of the conspiracy theorist. It does not have to be this way. Conspiracy is defined as a group of two or more people coordinating action secretly for their benefit and to the detriment of others, usually the coordinated effort being a crime punishable by law. Conspiracy theory is a postulation of a crime committed by two or more people that haven'​t been accepted as true but is in the process of being evaluated. The modern use of the term is more pejorative. A conspiracy theorist is one who is crazy and worthy of ignoring. A free society such as the United States (since we hear it so god damn much) should appreciate a concerned citizen bringing evidence to the public stage that a small group of citizens committed a conspiracy to defraud the rest of the citizens. However, we in the West have had an education that instills first and foremost that authority knows best, and authority hates it when conspiracy theories are pointed their way. Not only do we trust the government thanks to our education, we cannot even think for ourselves because we were taught to repeat important thoughts, not cultivate our own brain power. The United States and the West might be a free-ish society, but when a conspiracy is afoot the citizenry is enept at communicating logically the fact of the conspiracy. Which explains partly why the status quo has the opinion it does of conspiracy theorists. Let's be honest; when that guy runs around like a chicken with his head cut off screaming about aliens, you didn't hesitate to think he had a screw or two loose. Unfortunately,​ this has become the image of the conspiracy theorist. It does not have to be this way.
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 What is there to find in the conspiracies floating around the net? There are the myriad theories of what REALLY happened on September 11th; the JFK assassination;​ 7/7 bombing and the likely government hand helping them; the moon landing hoax (?); putting fluoride into the drinking water; ancient aliens built the pyramids; an elite plan to foment global government; the gold is missing from the Fort Knox vault and nobody knows; the plan to subvert the American education system; vaccines; the pharmaceutical industry; Monsanto wanting to take over the world by food...and on and on... What is there to find in the conspiracies floating around the net? There are the myriad theories of what REALLY happened on September 11th; the JFK assassination;​ 7/7 bombing and the likely government hand helping them; the moon landing hoax (?); putting fluoride into the drinking water; ancient aliens built the pyramids; an elite plan to foment global government; the gold is missing from the Fort Knox vault and nobody knows; the plan to subvert the American education system; vaccines; the pharmaceutical industry; Monsanto wanting to take over the world by food...and on and on...
  
-The list is of  course much longer than this. Indeed, the super long list is part of the problem. An American public who was trained from school age to trust the history books and put the "​correct"​ answer on the test even though they suspect it to be BS does not want to hear that everything they learned was a lie. Can you pick a group of people who would be able to listen to someone and change everything they believe about the world based on simply a conversation?​ I cannot either and this is the reason why the conspiracy movement as a whole has stagnated. There was significant pushes in 2005 (for 911) and 2008-2010 (for Federal Reserve/​financial conspiracies) but the overall conversion of people from believing the history their government tells them to independent thinkers has waned, especially when you consider the amount of in-your-face consipracy happening right now (LIBOR, anyone?). A quick look as to the reasons of this stagnating current will help understand the movement as a whole in a new light and possibly gain the change they want to see. +The list is of  course much longer than this. Indeed, the super long list is part of the problem. An American public who was trained from school age to trust the history books and put the "​correct"​ answer on the test even though they suspect it to be BS does not want to hear that everything they learned was a lie. Can you pick a group of people who would be able to listen to someone and change everything they believe about the world based on simply a conversation?​ I cannot either and this is the reason why the conspiracy movement as a whole has stagnated. There was significant pushes in 2005 (for 911) and 2008-2010 (for Federal Reserve/​financial conspiracies) but the overall conversion of people from believing the history their government tells them to independent thinkers has waned, especially when you consider the amount of in-your-face consipracy happening right now (LIBOR, anyone? ​((http://​www.rollingstone.com/​politics/​news/​everything-is-rigged-the-biggest-financial-scandal-yet-20130425)) ​). A quick look as to the reasons of this stagnating current will help understand the movement as a whole in a new light and possibly gain the change they want to see.
  
 ==Part one: What you are communicating makes no sense, but not in that way== ==Part one: What you are communicating makes no sense, but not in that way==
  
-Yes, you have gotten to the ends of the internet to read about the lives of each 911 supposed hijacker. You have read countless hours about some of their dubious history in Florida with drug runners and government spooks (see Daniel Hopsicker'​s work ((http://​www.amazon.com/​s/​ref=nb_sb_noss?​url=search-alias%3Daps&​field-keywords=daniel+hopsicker+ )). What we see happening when you explain ​this obtuse fact to someone who hasn't reviewed the evidence is MASSIVE inferential distance. Inferential distance is the distance between to minds and their thought as it relates to one subject. One example would be a lifelong natural musician speaking to a non musically oriented person. There is so much the musician wants to reference from experience that is so foreign to the non musician he would only confuse him. The same is true for your conspiracy conversation with your friends on the back porch. ​+Yes, you have gotten to the ends of the internet to read about the lives of each 911 supposed hijacker. You have read countless hours about some of their dubious history in Florida with drug runners and government spooks (see Daniel Hopsicker'​s work ((http://​www.amazon.com/​s/​ref=nb_sb_noss?​url=search-alias%3Daps&​field-keywords=daniel+hopsicker+ )). Or you have read others in the field; Michael Ruppert, David Griffin, and many others. What we see happening when you explain ​an obtuse fact to someone who hasn't reviewed the evidence is MASSIVE inferential distance. Inferential distance is the distance between to minds and their thought as it relates to one subject. One example would be a lifelong natural musician speaking to a non musically oriented person. There is so much the musician wants to reference from experience that is so foreign to the non musician he would only confuse him. The same is true for your conspiracy conversation with your friends on the back porch. ​
  
  
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-Since our bullhorn voices have only caught the attention of a few truthseekers,​ here is the appropriate strategy shift to adjust to our audience. They are telling us two things. 1) They cannot handle the whole truth and 2) They cannot handle it all at once. Number two is particularly inciteful when you consider that recent whistleblower Edward Snowden REFUSED to work with journalists Glenn Greenwald and others unless the unalaterally agreed to release the NSA documents in stages taking well over a year. Mr. Snowden has watched and learned how people react to new, startling information and learned well. +Since our bullhorn voices have only caught the attention of a few truthseekers,​ here is the appropriate strategy shift to adjust to our audience. They are telling us two things. 1) They cannot handle the whole truth and 2) They cannot handle it all at once. Number two is particularly inciteful when you consider that recent whistleblower Edward Snowden REFUSED to work with journalists Glenn Greenwald and others unless the unalaterally agreed to release the NSA documents in stages taking well over a year (( search on page for "​slowly"​ and read Greenwald'​s reasoning http://​digwithin.net/​2014/​01/​12/​greenwald/​)). Mr. Snowden has watched and learned how people react to new, startling information and learned well.
  
 ==Two key factors== ==Two key factors==
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 Please read part 2 to find what this author believes to be the most important conspiracies for AICs to put their foremost energies on in the near future. Please read part 2 to find what this author believes to be the most important conspiracies for AICs to put their foremost energies on in the near future.
  
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