VLWC 01: Begin in the Middle

With this post, I begin a long-running, periodic, occasional series that will explain a very important sub-conspiracy of what one might call “the grandest conspiracy of all – existence itself”. 

Yes, I really said that.  I’m sure it sounds quite schizophrenic.  Read it again.  I really recommend that you do.

Good.  Let’s start with that SECOND mystery.

We might refer to any theory of the greater conspiracy of existence itself as a “Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory”.  While such theories are interesting as a kind of unique take on philosophy, there is a much more pressing need to understand – or rather, I should say, RE-UNDERSTAND – the politics of the last century in an unmasked form.  And the easiest way to do that, is to understand the PRIMARY conspiracy which drove it – something I will refer to somewhat poetically as the VAST LEFT-WING CONSPIRACY.

Or, because I’m going to use this term over and over again, the VLWC.

Now – I begin by redefining “conspiracy” to be an actually useful term, more akin to what Hillary Clinton meant, when she talked about a “vast right-wing conspiracy” (VRWC).  Note that I am not dismissing the reality of what Hillary Clinton was talking about.  I’m simply saying that the VRWC was not the primary driver of the 20th century.  It was, for better or worse, a bit of a chump.

Overview of the media currents alleged to constitute the VRWC.

SIDEBAR POINT FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS:  Apply the principle of Alinsky ridicule here and note the use of reflective ridicule as a defense of the VLWC.  Brilliant, isn’t it?  To put it in Fight Club terms, “There is no VLWC because there is no VRWC.”  Masterful.  Beyond Alinsky.  This is a level of disinformation and manipulation that most people simply cannot comprehend.  And here I am, pointing this out TWENTY YEARS LATER.  No wonder they treated us like sheep.

W

Now you can see what I meant about “starting in the middle”.  Hillary Clinton’s first use of the term “vast right wing conspiracy” in 1998 serves as a kind of late mid-point in a plan which has been underway for more than 100 years, but was only partially implemented in 1998.  The VLWC actually started long before that.  However, we BEGIN in the late middle of the VLWC, where it was unintentionally named by Hillary Clinton.  There is a certain justice in that.

Hillary with Matt Lauer explaining the VRWC.

What I am doing here is using a bit of Hillary’s own trickery back on her.  This is a purely Trumpian move – playing Marxism in reverse to undo it.  I am ACCEPTING Clinton’s contention of a VRWC, using it to assert the reality of a leftist companion, and using that as a starting point to demonstrate the obvious and undeniable progression of the VLWC, which will make the rickety organization, pathetic timeline, and scattershot goals of the VRWC pale in comparison.

Back to “conspiracy”.  The definition of “conspiracy” that I will use, comes straight out of CONSPIRACY THEORY – my lovely new scientific toy that I simply cannot put down.  So I will need to talk about THAT, too.  In fact, let’s talk about that FIRST.


I have come to believe that the PURPOSE of the highly negative term conspiracy theory was two-fold or greater.   We need to look at two of these purposes.

One purpose is obvious – to discredit any attempts to understand things best kept secret, from the point of view of the people using the term.  According to this definition of conspiracy theory (something which can be instantiated), a specific conspiracy theory can be true or false, and by ridicule, they are all held to be false.  People can use this pejorative with both good and ill intentions – it doesn’t really matter – the effects are identical.

This is, as you can see, a brilliant way to INSULATE discoverable truths which need to be kept secret.  Criticism of any particular “conspiracy theory” a priori discourages improving it, and thus automatically creates an insurmountable barrier to understanding.  It is “anti-science” clothed in the authority of science and promulgated as comedic culture.  Very clever.

Another reason, however, is not obvious at all.  I believe that reason is to HIDE the very idea that there is such a thing as conspiracy theory – the logical if not scientific understanding of conspiracy in its most general form. 

Conspiracy theory in that sense is NOT a theory about individual events.  It is literally an approach to understanding reality through the basic idea that intelligence automatically conspires to achieve its purposes.  It assumes that conspiracy exists profusely, even gloriously, if not by necessity, and does not pass judgment on whether that conspiracy is “good” or “bad” until the end, when frameworks of moral and legal perception are applied to our understanding of the FACTS.

Why would this be – this seeming reversal of the definition of conspiracy – this definition which says “don’t look for illegality or morality until the end”?  It is because by simply adding previously unknown facts to a system, our perceptions of “good” and “bad” can flip completely.  Thus, we avoid any thought of leaving things out of a conspiracy analysis because they are “good” or “legal”.  Good conspires.  Evil frequently conspires using legalities.  Both conspire in secret.  Both conspire openly.  Treat it ALL as what it is – conspiracy.

Yes.  #IBelieveHer.  And MORE.  It’s the MORE that’s interesting.

[ Note that this might argue for investigating ALL presidential candidates as if they were felons, but – sadly – it seems that we only apply this to the least likely to need it. 😉 ]

Thus, we don’t take the self-censoring attitude that is encouraged by enemies of understanding – that there are no or very few “conspiracies”.  We assume from the very beginning that EVERYTHING conspires.  In a sense, we say that everything goes under the world integral, and everything interacts.  Any simplification is then held responsible for the errors generated by leaving things out.  It’s a subtle point, but it allows us to avoid all the mistakes encouraged by the enemies of TRUTH, who say DON’T LOOK THERE.  Sorry – our method says LOOK THERE, because we look EVERYWHERE.

Conspiracy theory is the ab initio quantum mechanics of politics.  Oh, it requires patience, but what it yields is amazing.  As you will soon see.

By now, I hope you can see my delight in my realization.  Once I grasped how powerful conspiracy theory actually is, I realized the most important thing being hidden by the limited and popular psy-op term “conspiracy theory” is the SCIENCE which gives power, and not specific theories of organized cover-ups and crimes, most of which theories start out WRONG anyway, and are never improved enough to become RIGHT.

Conspiracy theory is indeed SO useful in discussing history and politics, that if it were not already there, I would have to invent it.  However, there is ZERO chance that I invented it.  One of the great rules I have discovered through conspiracy theory is that “whatever it is, it was already invented, and was just kept hidden from you“.  That’s obviously not absolute, but it’s so close, that it makes the exceptions exceptionally interesting.  Originality is rare as hen’s teeth.  Even in conspiracy theories.  Or should I say conspiracy theory.  Whatever. 😉


Now – that’s a lot to swallow, and I’m not asking you to swallow it now. Think of it as a taste.  We will come back to all of this in dedicated posts, as the full extent of the VLWC is revealed.  But what I want you to grasp for now is the following:

  • The term “conspiracy” is usefully redefined to allow us to look at history more deeply.
  • The term “conspiracy theory” is better used for a branch of science with applications ranging from the physical sciences to political science.
  • When I talk of conspiracy, it will include the good and the open.
  • When I talk of conspiracy theory, I will point out what I mean by both context and prepositions (conspiracy theory vs. a conspiracy theory vs. the conspiracy theory).
  • There was a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, as pointed out by Hillary Clinton, but it was foolish, inept, reactive and easily manipulated.
  • The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy which manipulated it was far more important in 20th century geopolitics, as well as current geopolitics in the beginning of the 21st century.
  • Understanding the VLWC will allow us to make informed decisions on numerous issues where we were otherwise being manipulated into a variety of bad decisions.  OK, scratch that.  Terrible decisions.

I know that probably sounds crazy to many of you.  I absolutely do not care.  If you look at my Twitter timeline, you will see my motto.  It took me a while to get there, but it is now my constant companion.

I hope to see you back in future episodes of this amazing journey into history.  Trust me – it will be fun! 😀

W

BETTER TO BE RIGHT THAN BELIEVED

“OF THE DECLARED ONES – RIGHT NOW – DONALD TRUMP.”
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
66 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Disney Echo

That makes me wonder if there is also a VMOTRC: Vast Middle Of The Road Conspiracy. You know, advocated by those who advance the theory that it is always best in politics to “reach across the aisle” in bipartisanship (which winds up ultimately advancing the VLWC, only slower).

zoontexas

So would that make the middle of the road one up or down since it could not in theory move left or right?

wheatietoo

When the Dems use the word, “Bipartisanship”, it means something different that requires a translation:
They mean:
“Give us what we want and in turn, we will give you nothing.”
This is why they love the term ‘bipartisan’…and use it like a blunt instrument to club R’s into giving in to their demands.

Disney Echo

Exactly!

wheatietoo

VLWC <— I like it!
You know, I remember vividly when Hillary used to throw blame at the "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy"…as though it was some sort of organized secret society.
But back then, I had not yet noticed that the Dems/Leftists always blame others for what they themselves are doing.
Good catch, Wolf!
And yeah, the VLWC has been going on for decades…many decades…and unlike the conservatives, the Leftists are organized.

wheatietoo

Heh, I remember thinking back then…”How do I join this vast right-wing conspiracy? Sounds like my kind of folks!”
There was a secret VCR tape of ‘The Clinton Chronicles’ that was being passed around, by hand-to-hand and by mail.
My Dad was given one of the first copies, which was good quality (well, for a VCR tape)…and we watched it enough to have it memorized.
Some of it we already knew about, from relatives in AR.
That tape was copied and copied-from-copies, so many times that years later I saw one of the copies and it was unwatchable it was so blurry.
Haaa.
But the leftist media really outed themselves during the Clinton years.
They covered for them and campaigned for them sooo much…it was blatantly obvious how biased they were.
Ole Bob Dole even started saying…”Annoy the Media — Vote for Me!”

wheatietoo

They learned on Bush 43.
They learned that they could target and trash someone with Lies, demonize them to the point that it ‘justifies’ their open bias and hatred for that person.
That is what they’ve been doing to PDJT, since the moment he won the Nomination in the primaries.
They don’t even try to hide their bias…because they have justified it and elevated it to ‘doing the right thing’.
They now use ‘trashing Trump’ as a way to virtue-signal and gain brownie points amongst themselves.
These are loathsome people!

wheatietoo

Not that I am defending Bush43, mind you…what an infuriating disappointment that guy turned out to be.
Just saying, the enemedia learned/perfected their insidious craft of thoroughly demonizing a political opponent, on Bush43.
Now, of course…they love him, because he hates PDJT.
Like I said, these are loathsome people.

kalbren2r1

spot on! this is the kal part of kalbren2r1 & I for one, am sick of the right snatching defeat from the jaws of victory every time the going gets a little tough. I hope that people like Lindsay graham can manage to permanently KEEP the spine he recently seems to have found since no-names death. It is my fervent prayer that this new crop of senators manages to grow a spine and do ALL possible to promote the MAGA agenda keep up the fantastic work wolfmoom1776!

Covadonga

“They don’t even try to hide their bias…because they have justified it and elevated it to ‘doing the right thing’.
“They now use ‘trashing Trump’ as a way to virtue-signal and gain brownie points amongst themselves.”
Hitler, Goebbels, and Riefenstahl pioneered importing these techniques into European culture to use against the Jews, having borrowed them from Islam and the Bolsheviks.

pjasond

To be clear, are you talking about a natural alignment of interests, as determined by people’s world view / guiding philosophy? This is either loosely pursued by individualists, like conservatives, or collectively (implying/ requiring organised effort, led by, for example, a Community Organiser?) pursued. This makes the collectivists “better” conspirators than conservatives, by definition.
By the way, I have been meaning to ask you about “Magaluminum Miner”. Care to clarify?

pjasond

Thanks – that was pretty much my take away!
When I get around to my blogging around March, you are seriously going to be chuckling when I reveal my MAG element – conceived of way back in 2003. As I said to TTT earlier – there appears to be a time for everything. This is indeed a crazy, wonderful world we live in – layers upon layers of mystery to be unveiled over time! 🙂

pjasond

A little gem hidden in plain sight – MAGA, Make America Great Again, can also be written Mag A. Now the prefix Mag means “great”. So “Mag A” means “Great America”. A little bit of serendipity – MAGA / Mag A means America was, will be and is great. Pretty cool. 🙂

pjasond

Could also turn it into a cry of exaltation after DJT is re-elected on KAG. If you use the original meaning for the second “A”, being Again, then MagA means “Great Again!!!!”

scott467

“Thus, we don’t take the self-censoring attitude that is encouraged by enemies of understanding – that there are no or very few “conspiracies”. We assume from the very beginning that EVERYTHING conspires.”
________________
Agreed 100%. I made that point on CTH not so long ago. It’s silly to dismiss the concept of ‘conspiracy’, because EVERYTHING we DO is a ‘conspiracy’ if it involves another person. Meeting your friend for lunch? The two of you ‘conspired’ to do that.
Two politicians agreeing to ‘horse trade’, voting for each other’s pet cause to gain the other’s vote in return – the conspired.
One is completely innocent, the other could be innocent but probably isn’t.
If you accept that practically everything human beings do involves ‘conspiring’, it loses the negative connotation and lets you see more clearly.
.
“It’s a subtle point, but it allows us to avoid all the mistakes encouraged by the enemies of TRUTH, who say DON’T LOOK THERE. Sorry – our method says LOOK THERE, because we look EVERYWHERE.”
_______________
Again, agreed 100%. Look wherever the truth takes you. If you don’t, then whatever you’re doing, you’re not looking for the truth.
.
“One of the great rules I have discovered through conspiracy theory is that “whatever it is, it was already invented, and was just kept hidden from you“. That’s obviously not absolute, but it’s so close, that it makes the exceptions exceptionally interesting. Originality is rare as hen’s teeth. Even in conspiracy theories.”
______________
Stated another way, by a very wise man:
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. [10] Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. [11] There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9-11, KJV)
It’s one of my favorite philosophical-type passages.
There is nothing new. Essentially, we are no different than Adam was. We have not ‘progressed’, we are not ‘smarter’ or ‘intellectually’ superior, or culturally superior, we’re just human beings. And we make the same mistakes over and over again, because we’re just like everyone who came before us.
It has all been invented before us. Including all the scams and cons and manipulations which were invented long before us too. I’m reminded of the saying that there are even only a few different types of ‘stories’, and every ‘story’ we know is just a variation on a theme that can be traced back to one of a very few ‘archetypes’.
The next part is very sad. There is no remembrance (of history, essentially); yes, there may be 10% who try to learn history (and learn FROM history), but never enough to overcome the mistakes of the other 90%, who do what people always do, and have always done when faced with certain scenarios, which is why history repeats itself throughout time.
And the saddest of all: future history will not be learned from or remembered by those who come after, just as we do not remember or learn from our own history (as a species) today.
We’re trapped in a repeating cycle, and it has gone on since Adam, and it will continue until the end of the world, because WE (human beings) have not, in fact, ‘evolved’ at all. We all start at ‘zero’, and there is only so much we can learn and understand in the time allotted to us.
Look at the book of Job, which is supposed to be one of the oldest books in the Bible. We can all relate to his struggle, his grief, and his reactions to devastating adversity.
Because we are no different, all these thousands of years later.
Except that Job was a much better man than I am, in just about every way I can think of, every time I read it. I just hope that by reading it, I might be able to handle adversity a little better, making small incremental improvements over time.
.
“Now – that’s a lot to swallow, and I’m not asking you to swallow it now.”
“I know that probably sounds crazy to many of you.”
____________________
Not hard to swallow at all, and doesn’t sound crazy at all.
I’m right there with you. I may not understand everything you’re talking about (exactly as you mean it) because this is just the first installment, but you certainly didn’t ‘lose me’ yet 🙂

Aubergine

Jung explained a LOT about human beings. And I read that one of President Trump’s favorite books is Memories, Dreams, Reflections, by Carl Jung. Archetypes offer great insight into sometimes otherwise inscrutable behavior.
I believe you are directly on-target with the assertion that human beings just aren’t here long enough to achieve true and deep understanding. Exceptions, like Jesus, the Buddha, the Dalai Lama, and a few others, are made aware of their “special purpose” and the need to develop great understanding in childhood, and so have longer to gain wisdom.
I am not lost yet, either. I have long understood the very human need to “conspire.” We seek, all of us, for others of like mind. We have done it here. The evil, base, and grasping of the world seek their kind as well. Politics is a cesspool within which they often find their tribe. Unfortunately, there are tribes of evil people on all sides, not just the left.
I am looking forward to more on this from Wolfmoon, you, and all of us.

Emeraldstar

“We seek, all of us, for others of like mind. We have done it here.”
Yes.
Ain’t it GRAND?
But, like most things, it isn’t meant to last.
We have an extraordinary window of opportunity, right here and now, to promote TRUTH.
I finally learned, two days ago, how to screen-cap. Next is how to download video, and then how to back it all up to a SEPARATE memory device (a “stick”, or a “thumb-drive”, or a whatever). And get hard-copy back-up as well (i.e., printing on PAPER. Like “fashion”, what was old is now NEW! Crazy analogy, yes? But apt, IMO.
Ostensibly, the back-ups are for ME. In reality, it’s for the future, for me and for others.
In re EMP stuff … I’ll soon be looking into LEAD. As in the elemental substance that lines the bibs that dentists and doctors use, to protect against radiation. Betcha it’ll foil EMP’s, AND the “always on” features of our electronic devices trying to “ECHO” (spy on) our every activity.
Weird? Or prescient! Gotta stay ahead of the evil curve!

zoontexas

” Next is how to download video, and then how to back it all up to a SEPARATE memory device”
use VLC media player, a free program!
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Then watch this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtXmzJFguWA
If you have problems let me know.

Deplorable Patriot

Jung explained a LOT about human beings. And I read that one of President Trump’s favorite books is Memories, Dreams, Reflections, by Carl Jung. Archetypes offer great insight into sometimes otherwise inscrutable behavior.
Funny you should bring this up. Jung’s research into personality is the basis for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Personality Assessment tool which was developed by Isabel Myers to help people who are unhappy in work situations or undecided about career paths find their way. It is currently being shouted down as bunk. (It’s totally not, but then if it was bunk all of us would be interchangeable in any job. We are not.) Interesting that Trump is a fan of the psychological base of the work.

thinkthinkthink

Most powerful personality assessment of our day may turn out to be the Clifton Strengths Finder work available by Gallup.
Based on the well supported concept that finding someone’s top five strengths and maximizing them will yield best success both for person and for their work. They just added a new assessment that builds out all 34 strengths and where they are positioned and how they impact the way you interact with the world. I’ve used it for mentoring and it has truly been life changing for some.

Plain Jane

More than interesting. Thanks.
Unfortunately, I dumped all my paperwork re personality testing a decade ago for the interest of space, and the assumption I would never look into it nor need it in the future.
One of the things that always made me skeptical about any of the tests is that I’m extremely malleable when it comes to my personal productivity and happiness and jobs or tasks. Guess I transferred that to my assessment of testing.

thinkthinkthink

It’s a lengthy serious of scales where you choose where your preference lands between two options. For example, “Climb a Rock” on one side and “Read a Book” on the other with 8 ticks in between.
For someone who has never been allowed to make their own choices the assessment may not work. And I think it’s possible that the ranking of the 34 strengths might change over time.
The result for me was an increase in enjoying myself, just as I really am, not as someone else wants me to be.

Plain Jane

Now your example clarifies quite a bit. Probably my exposure to the tests except for one test, was before refining the tests really took place.
The last test, I took which was about 12 years ago (can’t remember the name of it), set me as a D within team work. It hit the nail on the head for me, but I wasn’t surprised.

thinkthinkthink

You can find the books for the earlier Clifton Strengths (without the test code) used pretty cheap. They explain how he came to understand we’d been doing it all backward, looking to shore up weak areas when the real productivity and satisfaction comes from growing your strengths and learning to pair with others that complement them. I like that principle very much.

Plain Jane

I can testify to that that through observation.

thinkthinkthink

🙂

Sylvia Avery

“And I read that one of President Trump’s favorite books is Memories, Dreams, Reflections, by Carl Jung.” Oh no that cannot be true. I am sure you are mistaken. Why, the media has told me repeatedly that PDJT never reads. /s
(This from the people who have likely never read anything more challenging than a graphic novel with LOTS of pictures.)

thinkthinkthink

Nice thoughts Scott.
Just learned from SteveinCO that you can use [blockquote][/blockquote], substituting angle brackets for square brackets, to make an inline quote. Try it, you might like it. 🙂

Plain Jane

Much of what you say is in sync with what DH says, but in the way an engineer would say it. I comprehend.

daughnworks247

This is a terrific after dinner conversation. Need a cognac and a warm fire. Great concept, Wolfmoon.

para59r

We’ll since were on this VRWC vs LRWC topic and you brought up dinner conversation and we are essentially Q people perhaps visiting you tube and doing a search for Q memes or Q Anon memes will allow you to put together a play list of Memes for the thanks giving after dinner or separate room enjoyment. Set it up so your play list loops and it doesn’t have to be minded constantly. Mind you if you have young ones you should be sure to watch the full productions in their entirety.
Anyway, off to work where wqth gets pushed to the literal margins on my phone. Ackkk!
Oh and as an aside, as Wheatiewoo so aptly points out “Dems/Leftists always blame others for what they themselves are doing.”, that is an excellent gauge of how far along a person is in understanding all these things.
Eeep! clock =runs=

Deplorable Patriot

There was a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, as pointed out by Hillary Clinton, but it was foolish, inept, reactive and easily manipulated.
IMO, twenty years later and a whole lot living having been done, the very term “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy” was meant to trigger the emotional reaction it got, and is still getting. The term “conspiracy theory” was invented to shout down anyone who questioned the official story of the JFK assassination, a very distinct emotional line in American history. Because of that it has an emotional charge that has been leveraged ever since.
It is worth remembering, stepping back in time and taking a sky high view, that the first person to really voice loudly that the official narratives put forth by the mainstream media and propaganda masters either did not make sense or were not backed up with empirical evidence was thrown into an insane asylum (Ezra Pound), and that his protoge (Eustace Mullins) would publish his books researching all sorts of topics from post Flexner Report medicine to the Federal Reserve in a 10,000 copy print run, and the next day an unknown entity would buy up all the copies and destroy them. Fortunately, they do exist in PDF form on the internet, but this was how the truth was contained for so long.
The big lesson to be learned, especially if one traces the history of marketing and its tactics and tools (advertising and propaganda), is that nothing is as it seems. We’ve all been told lies from the people we are conditioned to understand are trustworthy. Not all of them, of course, but a whole lot – and some of them don’t even know they are lying.
Fundamental to understanding the “conspiracy theory” trigger is not just knowing and recognizing Alinsky, but the founders of modern journalism and propaganda who were all Americans, actually. William Randolph Hearst, Joseph Pulitzer (the best of the lot, and that’s not saying much), Edward Bernays, Walter Lippmann, Ivy Lee. In studying these men and how they manipulated the populace, one comes to understand that they used human nature against us. Everyone wants to be on the winning team, and win the popularity contest. Never mind that what they were advocating was not in our best interests.
It’s stunning when one considers how thinking is manipulated by certain words, phrases and images. It’s less philosophical, IMO, than applied psychology.

NebraskaFilly

“Specifically, in April 1967, the CIA wrote a dispatch which coined the term “conspiracy theories” … and recommended methods for discrediting such theories. The dispatch was marked “psych” – short for “psychological operations” or disinformation – and “CS” for the CIA’s “Clandestine Services” unit.
The dispatch was produced in responses to a Freedom of Information Act request by the New York Times in 1976.”
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-23/1967-he-cia-created-phrase-conspiracy-theorists-and-ways-attack-anyone-who-challenge

Plain Jane

Bookmarked. Started reading it, and the thought occured to me that this might have been a response to the theories evoked by the assassination of President Kennedy and before Bobby’s.

NebraskaFilly

“The mundane world is like high decibel noise producing confusion and disorientation. Consequently, the masses go through time and space subverted to the status of automatons. To rise above this we must be aware of organisms. We must be able to recognize them, their power over the mind and their capacity to mold our thought processes into conformity.
The power of the establishment is derived from its capacity to produce conformity of thought among the people. This is psychological warfare which operates above the intelligence of most people.”
https://personalliberty.com/organizations-and-organisms/

NebraskaFilly

And, on a side note – I am now banned, I guess, at CTH. Comment wouldn’t post, can’t like.

SteveInCO

Welcome to the club!!

NebraskaFilly

I was beginning to think there was something wrong with me, TBH. An honorable club, to be sure!

SteveInCO

You think too much like someone from flyover country, it would appear. 🙂

NebraskaFilly

No matter my years in NOVA, this is my foundation and always will be so.

SteveInCO

That last trip to NoVa/DC as a tourist I went out of my way to stop in at NoVa Armory. A gun shop with an attitude! (And the local transplants from LeftieLand have been trying to shut it down.)

SteveInCO

Oh, and if it wasn’t clear, I approve of “flyover country.”
I live basically right on the boundary between the urbanized front range, and the vast swath down the middle of North America that is “short grass” country (basically steppeland). It’s great farmland…if you irrigate the heck out of it. It runs east from here to about Salina KS, and it’s productive land…but very sparsely inhabited, almost as empty as the absolute desert further west. When people accuse me of living in the middle of nowhere, I tell them that’s a couple hundred miles east of me, I live on the edge of nowhere, thankyouverymuch. But even to “flyover country” this place is surely flyover country. (That’s why I was wondering if you lived in Western NE.) I don’t know NE that well but I imagine you’re not too far from this high prairie zone.

NebraskaFilly

I lived in Pueblo, CO for 2 years from ’74-’76; worked for the FBO at the airport there, got sent to Salina, KS for a month or so to help open a new office. True Bible Belt then, with BYOB bars.

SteveInCO

Ah yes, and there was the hamburger joint at PUB as well. I was (briefly) a pilot and had a hundred dollar burger there once.

thinkthinkthink

Wolfmoon1776 wrote:

Back to “conspiracy”. The definition of “conspiracy” that I will use, comes straight out of CONSPIRACY THEORY – my lovely new scientific toy that I simply cannot put down.

Scientific “toy” — as in a genuine scientific tool that empowers the mind to discover. So awesome!

Plain Jane

Whenever we formulate a thought, speak or write the thought, it is a conspiracy theory especially if another sees substance in your thoughts. This must be the defination or criteria used by some.

phoenixRising

conspire (v.)
late 14c., “aspire or plan maliciously, agree together to commit a criminal or reprehensible act,” from Old French conspirer (14c.), from Latin conspirare “to agree, unite, plot,” literally “to breathe together,” from assimilated form of com “with, together” (see con-) + spirare “to breathe” (see spirit (n.)), perhaps on the notion of “to agree (by spoken oath) to commit a bad act.” Or perhaps the notion is “to blow together” musical instruments, i.e., “to sound in unison.”
Neutral or good sense of “to contribute jointly to a certain result” is from 1530s. Related: Conspired; conspiring.
——————————–
conspiracy (n)
Legal definition:
Conspiracy | Wex Legal Dictionary / Encyclopedia | LII / Legal …
https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/conspiracy
Conspiracy. An agreement between two or more people to commit an illegal act, along with an intent to achieve the agreement’s goal.
Note: Key word in legal definition is ILLEGAL.]
Conspiracy | law | Britannica.com
https://www.britannica.com/topic/conspiracy
Beginning at least in the early 19th century, England defined conspiracy as a combination “either to do an unlawful act or a lawful act by unlawful means.
Common sense dictates that the definition of CONSPIRACY is the “act of conspiring” which surely can be legal or illegal, otherwise why include the word ILLEGAL in Law dictionaries? /i>
Note: I challenge you to find a definition of CONSPIRACY outside a legal dictionary that does NOT define as
bad or illegal. One maybe? Point here being that branding of the word began LONG BEFORE assassination of JFK.
Additionally, the word has taken on the connotation of ‘secrecy’ – which began with assassination of JFK?

Theory (n)
a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, especially one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained. “Darwin’s theory of evolution”
synonyms: hypothesis, thesis, conjecture, supposition, speculation, postulation, postulate, proposition, premise, surmise, assumption, presupposition; More
a set of principles on which the practice of an activity is based. “a theory of education”
an idea used to account for a situation or justify a course of action. “my theory would be that the place has been seriously mismanaged”
Conspiracy Theory (n)
a belief that some covert but influential organization is responsible for a circumstance or event.
or
conspiracy theory | Definition, Examples, & Facts | Britannica.com
https://www.britannica.com/topic/conspiracy-theory
Conspiracy theory, an attempt to explain harmful or tragic events as the result of the actions of a small, powerful group. Such explanations reject the accepted …
[Note: Those folks who actually define words… whose definitions actually (used to) appear in dictionaries, would NEVER have written those definitions for the compound label ‘conspiracy theory’ which at its very base is word salad. Appears that even our wordsmiths are told what to say these days. You know up is now down, good is now bad, etc.]
——————————————————
W,
This is my first comment on your first article.
“… sub-conspiracy of what one might call “the grandest conspiracy of all – existence itself”.
~ WolfMoon
May those of us here together, breathe, in spirit… to
aspire to a greater understanding.
——————————————————-
Speaking of conspiracies… zero and Hildebeast conspired to cover up their crimes, one of which is hiding in plain sight/site
https://twitter.com/prayingmedic/status/1063870748299653120

Plain Jane

Just above, I wrote my own definition. 🙂

phoenixRising

too many links?

thinkthinkthink

??

phoenixRising

I have a post in moderation… I think because I put in too many links!

A.D. Everard

I believe more than 3 will trip it. Wolfmoon will find it though, so it will appear soon.

thinkthinkthink

Ah… could be. Curious.

A.D. Everard

Can’t really add anything. People of all stripes use manipulative words to add emphasis, to shade their meaning or outright hide their meaning. Positive or negative, Our Camp or Theirs, Good vs Bad. Words have connotations. The Left are masters at making their perceived enemies seem evil from the get go, whereas I’ve noticed the Right tend to do so only when more certain of it (and angry… Maybe that’s it. Maybe the Left are angry all the time).
“Conspiracy” sounds somewhat underhanded compared to “planning”, as does “collusion” compared to “agreement”.
So it’s manipulation of language to trigger a thought-path in the mind of the listener before they have time enough to think for themselves.

Covadonga

“It’s a subtle point, but it allows us to avoid all the mistakes encouraged by the enemies of TRUTH, who say DON’T LOOK THERE.”
The enemies of truth, the purveyors of the PNAMBIC.