The term "conspiracy theory" has become a weaponized phrase instantly invoking ridicule in many circles. Calling something a conspiracy theory is used as a last effort by some when they can't shut down a person through logic or argument. One theory posits that the term was first entered into the mass consciousness with help from the CIA after the Kennedy assassination. Now over 50 years out from the events we know that the Warren Commission was falsified, the magic bullet theory was a load of bull and that the FBI and CIA both worked to keep the truth out. One might even say they conspired to keep the truth from being revealed. That's the facts from credible sources though, and sadly, this is just one case where the conspiracies were anything but just theories.
Edward Snowden, for instance, helped blow the lid off of the existence of clandestine "Black Budget" ops as well as raising awareness about how Director of Nation Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper was lying through his teeth when he claimed there was no wholesale, unwarranted, mass surveillance of US citizens. As it turns out, Obama's security state was tapping phones of heads of state in Europe, such as Germany our supposed allies to keep tabs.
Then there's the "Five Eyes," which Snowden also blew the whistle on:
<blockquote>The Five Eyes alliance is sort of an artifact of the post World War II era where the Anglophone countries are the major powers banded together to sort of co-operate and share the costs of intelligence gathering infrastructure. . . .
What the result of this was over decades and decades what sort of a supra-national intelligence organisation that doesn’t answer to the laws of its own countries. . . .
They not only share information, the reporting of results from intelligence, but they actually share the tools and the infrastructure they work together against joint targets in services and there’s a lot of danger in this.
According to the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, the Five Eyes intelligence community is a cooperative and complex network of linked autonomous intelligence agencies here to protect us from various threats the world faces today, like terrorism.</blockquote>
Another whistleblower who is not as well known as Snowden or Assange is former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds. Sibel founded the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC). She has shared information about topics as far ranging as institutional pedophilia and false flag terrorism. Speaking of false flags, when many people hear that phrase they instantly believe someone is talking about crisis actors and claiming that no one was killed. This is far from the case, for years the USS Liberty was believed to be sunk by Egypt and its sinking helped offer reason for the US to support a war with Egypt when in actuality it was Israel that was responsible and they knew exactly what they were doing when they took the naval vessel down as much as the founding fathers when they dressed as Native Americans to dump tea in the Boston Harbor.
Thomas Drake is another whistleblower who furthered the research into NSA mass surveillance even before Snowden's leaks. Drake nearly paid dearly for contacting a reporter at the Baltimore Sun with what he knew. As a result, he was faced with a potential 40-year prison sentence.
36-year veteran of the NSA, William Binney, revealed the existence of a fiber optic cable that was meant to become a global monitoring device. This "ThinThread" would be used to pick up data communications of all sorts. Binney was perfectly frank about the means, the methods as well as the end goals:
<blockquote>“At least 80% of fiber optic cables globally go via the US, this is no accident and allows the US to view all communication coming in. At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US. The NSA lies about what it stores. . . . The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control.”</blockquote>
Then there's German journalist, Dr. Udo Ulfkotte who has gone on the record stating that for over two decades some of his work was basically press releases from intelligence agents who had him release it under his own name as if it was his original work. Dr. Ulfkotte draws the curtain back on the reality of the era of the presstitute in modern mainstream media:
<blockquote>I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public. But seeing right now within the last months how the German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia — this is a point of no return and I’m going to stand up and say it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do and have done in the past because they are bribed to betray the people, not only in Germany, all over Europe.</blockquote>
Dr. William Thompson spent years as a senior scientist for the Center for Disease Control. Dr. Thompson has published several widely cited pro-vaccine studies which seem to suggest no causal link between the MMR vaccine and autism (Thompson, et al. 2007, Price, et al. 2010, Destefano, et al. 2004). A decade later however he publicly admitted that these two widely circulated papers were written at "the lowest point" in his life when he "went along with that paper." He further revealed that his research associates "didn't report significant findings." Due to this he was "completely ashamed" of being "complicit" and "part of the problem."
Congressman Bill Posey pointed out that the CDC co-authors of the study "scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the study.
Even pro-vaccine politicians were contacted, as these documents were sent to Congress. One of them reads as followed, as illustrated by Congressman Bill Posey: “The [CDC] co-authors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the [MMR vaccine] study. The remaining four co-authors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room and reviewed and went through all the hard copy documents that we had thought we should discard and put them in a huge garbage can.”
These are just a handful of examples, but think of how long mind control was considered the stuff of conspiracy theory. Realize that it wasn't until the 90's that former President Bill Clinton went on the record to apologize for the CIA using civilians in the US and even Canada as unwitting victims of cruel experimentation often involving psychedelics and torture.
But, according to I.F. Stone this is just "how it happens" when you have "lawless men doing lawless things" with an end justifies the means attitude.