Wednesday, July 17, 2013

CONSPIRACISTS VERSUS CONVENTIONALISTS



On 8 July 2013, psychologists Michael J. Wood and Karen M. Douglas, of the University of Kent  in theUK, published a study of conspiracist and conventionalist comments at news websites. 

The authors were surprised to discover that:

Of the 2174 comments collected, 1459 were conspiracist and 715 were conventionalist. 

"That means it is the pro-conspiracy commenters who are expressing what is now the conventional wisdom, while the anti-conspiracy commenters are becoming a small, beleaguered minority." 

The new study by Wood and Douglas suggests that the negative stereotype - a hostile fanatic wedded to the truth of his own fringe theory - "accurately describes the people who defend the official account of 9/11, not those who dispute it.

New studies: ‘Conspiracy theorists’ sane; government dupes crazy, hostile



In the new book Conspiracy Theory in America, Professor deHaven-Smith explains that the term 'conspiracy theorist' was invented by the CIA to smear people questioning the JFK assassination.

DeHaven-Smith points out that a very large number of conspiracy claims have turned out to be true.

Psychologist Laurie Manwell of the University of Guelph points out, in an article published in American Behavioral Scientist (2010), that anti-conspiracy people are unable to think clearly about such apparent state crimes against democracy as 9/11 due to their inability to process information that conflicts with pre-existing belief.


University of Buffalo professor Steven Hoffman adds that anti-conspiracy people are using irrational thinking.

The extreme irrationality of those who attack 'conspiracy theories' has been ably exposed by Communications professors Ginna Husting and Martin Orr in a 2007 peer-reviewed article entitled 'Dangerous Machinery: Conspiracy Theorist as a Transpersonal Strategy of Exclusion'.

New studies: ‘Conspiracy theorists’ sane; government dupes crazy, hostile



I spoke recently to a former paratrooper who had fought in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

He believes that we were wrong to get involved in those two countries.

He believes that we were lied to about Afghanistan being a threat and about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction.

In that sense, he has seen the light.

BUT, he still believes the official 9 11 story.

He refuses to believe that 9 11 was an inside job.

He says he no longer believes what is in the mainstream media, and yet his views on 9 11 come entirely from the mainstream media!

In that sense he is still brainwashed.

However, I once met an old soldier, who was linked to a Gladio-style group, who said that the London Bombings were quite likely an inside-job.

This old soldier, now deceased, was an extreme right winger and did not need to be brainwashed.


16 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2013/07/17/Egyptian-army-camp-attacked-with-rockets-in-Sinai.html

Anonymous said...

FBI blocks release of autopsy on Boston suspects' pal

http://www.lohud.com/usatoday/article/2522677

Anonymous said...

Nothing good for the Irish....

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/irish-troops-to-be-sent-to-syria-as-part-of-un-force-1.1465815

Anonymous said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/07/17/jimmy-savile_n_3608784.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/5018091/Jimmy-Savile-report.html#ixzz2ZHthqSMI

Anonymous said...

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/07/16/314094/greeks-stage-massive-general-strike/

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/07/17/314197/argentineans-slam-oil-deal-with-us-firm/

Anonymous said...

Immigrant children disappear from asylum centers

http://www.norwaypost.no/index.php/news/latest-news/28732-immigrant-children-disappear-from-asylum-centers

Anonymous said...

Where did they collect the comments ?
Does this show that MSM is now promoting dissent ?
I can't find the study.

Karen M. Douglas has none of her studies online:
http://douglas.socialpsychology.org/publications

giark65 (abel danger) said...

No conspiracy...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cKYFAgjUV3k/UEnFnSJ2kdI/AAAAAAAACd0/a2JXRcKiE0c/s1600/ewen_cameron_abel_danger.jpg A photo I made for Cameron and Snowy's pic album. I believe he's also related to Standard Chartered Bank while she's one of the lovely As(s)tors. Generationally wasted 'pharaonic' sperm.

Anonymous said...

How to respond to an anti ‘Conspiracy Theorist’

“You sound like a conspiracy theorist.”
RESPONSE: “Conspiracy Theorist? Now tell me the truth, where did you hear that term…on TV? (Laugh.) …So let me get this straight. Are you saying that men in high positions of power are not capable of criminal activity and telling lies to the general public? Are you really that naive?” (Laugh as you say this.)

Continues:

http://southweb.org/lifewise/how-to-respond-to-an-anti-conspiracy-theorist/

Anonymous said...

It's like a religious dogma - never disagree with the system - it's Orwell made real...

Conspiracy PRACTICES <<< That's it.

Anonymous said...

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THIS BOY TOO?

http://thecolemanexperience.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/who-knows-the-truth-about-what-happened-to-missing-teen-alexander-sloley/

Anonymous said...

Attacking Syria: Israeli/Turkish Denials Ring Hollow

http://www.globalresearch.ca/attacking-syria-israeliturkish-denials-ring-hollow/5342991

The EU Has Never Been a European Solidarity Organisation. The European Peoples Must Create their Own Unity

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-eu-has-never-been-a-european-solidarity-organisation-the-european-peoples-must-create-their-own-unity/5342998

Anonymous said...

ONE EYED "DZOHAR TSARNAEV" ON THE COVER OF ROLLING STONE. THE WORD "EXCHANGE" IS WRITTEN ON ITS TSHIRT. ONE EYE COVERED IS A MIND CONTROL/MK ULTRA TRADEMARK. MORE PROOF ALL WAS A HOAX IS PUTTING "DZOHAR" ON A COVER OF A MUSIC MAGAZINE

http://www.boston.com/news/source/2013/07/marathon_bombing_suspect_tsarnaev_makes_cover_of_rolling_sto.html

Penny said...

Anyone who uses the term 'conspiracy theorist' is a perception managed/indoctrinated fool

Period.

Anonymous said...

“They Live”, the Weird Movie With a Powerful Message

“Our impulses are being redirected. We are living in an artificially induced state of consciousness that resembles sleep. (…) The poor and the underclass are growing. Racial justice and human rights are nonexistent. They have created a repressive society, and we are their unwitting accomplices. Their intention to rule rests with the annihilation of consciousness. We have been lulled into a trance. They have made us indifferent to ourselves, to others. We are focused only on our own gain. Please understand. They are safe as long as they are not discovered. That is their primary method of survival. Keep us asleep, keep us selfish, keep us sedated.”

http://vigilantcitizen.com/moviesandtv/they-live-the-weird-movie-with-a-powerful-message/

Anonymous said...

Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression

Strong, credible allegations of high-level criminal activity can bring down a government. When the government lacks an effective, fact-based defense, other techniques must be employed. The success of these techniques depends heavily upon a cooperative, compliant press and a mere token opposition party.
...
5. Call the skeptics names like "conspiracy theorist," "nutcase," "ranter," "kook," "crackpot," and, of course, "rumor monger." Be sure, too, to use heavily loaded verbs and adjectives when characterizing their charges and defending the "more reasonable" government and its defenders. You must then carefully avoid fair and open debate with any of the people you have thus maligned. For insurance, set up your own "skeptics" to shoot down.

Read the rest:

http://www.dcdave.com/article3/991228.html

 
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