Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog has put together this collection of thought crimes to determine if you are a conspiracy 'theorist'….
- You are capable of critical thinking.
-You distrust mainstream media.
- You like nature.
- You think it’s a good idea to spend the Friday after Thanksgiving with your family rather than camping outside Best Buy to get a cheap plasma television made in China.
- You think it’s a little strange that WTC building 7 came down at free fall speed on 9/11 yet it was never hit by a plane.
- You think that drones in America might not be for Al Qaeda.
- You would like to be able to get on a plane without having to engage in a mandatory radiation bath and digital strip search.
- You have read a book in the past year.
- You think you have the right to protest.
- You think the War on Terror is a scam.
- You think the War on Drugs is a scam.
- You think the anger directed at America from the Middle East could possibly be related to our foreign policy rather than hating how amazingly free we are.
- You think the Republicans and Democrats are exactly the same on the important issues affecting our country.
- You think believing in The Constitution does not constitute a terrorist act.
- You have heard of the Bill of Rights and can even name what some of them are.
- You question whether the government loves you.
- You think the right to bear arms is not for hunting, rather so citizens can fight back should the government become a bunch of tyrannical thugs.
- You don’t own a television, and if you do, all you watch is RT, especially the Keiser Report and Capital Account.
- You don’t think the NDAA is the name of Kesha’s latest single.
- You think rich, powerful and connected people should be subject to the rule of law and go to jail if they commit crimes. Even if they are bankers and work at JP Morgan or Goldman Sachs.
- You think corporations aren’t people.
- You think Warren Buffet is a phony and a crony capitalist.
- You don’t care that Warren Buffet likes cherry coke, hamburgers and ice cream. He’s still a bad guy.
- You know that gold was made illegal by FDR in 1933 and confiscated from the American people. You know that gold bullion remained illegal for Americans to own until 1975.
- You think politicians that push for war should be sent to fight on the front lines. If they are unable, their children should go.
- You want your food to be labeled GMO so that you can make your own decisions on what you are consuming.
- You grow your own food.
- You buy raw milk.
- You think food and energy should be included in inflation calculations.
- You are aware that the Department of Homeland Security has purchased 1.2 billion rounds of ammo in the past year.
- You question whether said ammo purchases are in anticipation of a Normandy beach style landing by Al Qaeda.
- You think allowing a small group of unelected people (The Federal Reserve) to print unlimited amounts of money and distribute it as they please might not be a good idea.
If you answered yes to more than five of the 32 questions above, you might be a conspiracy theorist.
You also may be on the government’s terror watch list.
Be very alarmed and report it to the authorities immediately should you discover your neighbors engaged in such uncivilized thought.
We salute Mike for his work in highlighting through absurdity how the term “conspiracy theorist” is being used to stigmatize critical thought and thought we would add some more examples of our own….you know you are a conspiracy theorist AND a terrorist according to the government if….
- You believe peer-reviewed studies which conclude Monsanto GMO corn causes tumors in rats.
- You are concerned about how the US Army is announcing they are setting up domestic re-education camps in their own documents.
- You avoid fluoridated toothpaste, water and food products as a result of Harvard studies which confirm sodium fluoride lowers IQ.
- You pay for coffee with cash, which according to the FBI is an indication of terrorism.
- You buy storable food in bulk, which according to the FBI is an indication of terrorism.
- You hold political opinions which “represent a fairly popular point of view,” which according to a DOJ-funded training manual for police is an indication of terrorism.
- You display bumper stickers opposing the United Nations or expressing support for the Bill of Rights, which according to a DOJ-funded training manual for police is an indication of terrorism.
- You find it ironic that ‘liberty loving’ American citizens are being denounced as terrorists by the government while the White House funds real Al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria.
- You use cash to pay at toll booths, which according to a recent court ruling is a suspicious activity worthy of detention and having your vehicle and personal details recorded.
- You exercise your First Amendment right to protest, which according to the Department of Defense represents “low level terrorism”.
Add your own top 5 “you know you are a conspiracy theorist if” bullet points in the comments section below….
As I stated in my article ‘The Lesser Of Two Evils Con-Game’, one of the great dangers of the upcoming 2012 elections is the psychological trap presented by the Mitt Romney campaign.
Some conservatives are so terrified of a second Obama term that they are willing to strap on the blinders and ignore the overwhelming facts that reveal Romney to be no more than another globalist puppet with an almost identical policy record to the man they despise.
If a citizen votes at all, he should first understand that the election process, especially at the federal level, is utterly corrupt and beyond repair. Believing that you can affect change by replacing one traitor with another is absurd. Secondly, he should at the very least vote based on his deepest principles.
Every American should ask themselves one question: Why participate in the farce if there is nothing to gain? We have been voting for the “Lesser Of Two Evils for decades, and the strategy hasn’t been working out too well for us so far.
It is my hope that the Liberty Movement proponents that have fallen back into the false left/right paradigm habit can find their way to reason once again. Perhaps the following cleverly produced video on the ‘Illusion Of Choice’ will help in that process…
This is the iconic picture of the brave protester facing down tanks in Tiananmen Square:
Here is another photo, with a slightly wider view:
But this newly-surfaced photo with a much wider view shows that he didn’t face 4 tanks … but scores of tanks:
Two hundred and ninety million pounds – that’s how much Barclays has been fined for attempting to manipulate the Libor interest rate. That’s not much less than the estimated £300m cost of last year’s riots in London, and it may only be a small fraction of the total damage Barclays has caused. As Philip Aldrick noted yesterday, loans with a value of $10 trillion are indexed using Libor, while over-the-counter derivatives indexed to Euribor, the European Libor equivalent, total over $220 trillion.
But what is the most severe punishment that anyone will suffer for this massive, immense wrongdoing? Bob Diamond may lose his bonus; he may even be sacked. So too may a few Barclays executives. But no one will be imprisoned for this colossal abuse of the financial system. No one will pay in anything approaching a proportionate level to the damage done.
Because some on the Left tend to see finance as an enormous, destructive and parasitical “vampire squid”, the Right has traditionally defended finance. They are right to do so: the importance of a robust and innovative financial system to a strong economy is often underappreciated. As Labour’s first prime minister, Ramsay MacDonald, put it: “finance is the nervous system of capitalism”. Innovations like derivatives are not (only) designed to allow rampant speculation – they give firms real benefits, like the ability to “hedge” against price increases in their raw materials. Reducing uncertainty, supplying capital and spreading risk creates real economic growth.
But that doesn’t mean that outrageous, greedy behaviour should be tolerated. And there is a growing chorus of voices from the Right calling for more bankers to be thrown in jail. The Conservative MP Matthew Hancock has proposed “a law which makes it possible to prosecute executives for serious financial recklessness”, which this manipulation would surely come under…