CIA coined and weaponized the term “conspiracy theory”.

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And ever since Trump was elected 4 years ago, it's been the left's favorite label for anyone who disagrees with them about pretty much anything.

Ever been called a “conspiracy theorist”? Ever wonder where that term came from?

In 1976 the New York Times obtained a document they requested via the Freedom of Information Act.

This document was a C.I.A. Dispatch labeled “psych” for “psychological operations” that was distributed in 1967, indicating they coined the phrase “conspiracy theory” and “conspiracy theorists” to attack anyone who challenged the official narrative from the Warren Commission. It also has a CS indicated on it, which stands for “clandestine services” unit.

These labels have continued ever since they coined the phrase in the 1960’s, with the intention of stifling any truths from getting out. Pay close attention to those using the labels and the information they are referring to. This will be your first clue that truth lies within and they are trying to deflect it. The bottom line is there are hundreds if not thousands of conspiracies taking place all around us – legitimate ones. While they are busy misdirecting with their “conspiracy theorist” labels, evidence is being dug up, they are being exposed, and what they claim to be theory is TRUTH.

 

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And ever since Trump was elected 4 years ago, it's been the left's favorite label for anyone who disagrees with them about pretty much anything.

Ever been called a “conspiracy theorist”? Ever wonder where that term came from?

In 1976 the New York Times obtained a document they requested via the Freedom of Information Act.

This document was a C.I.A. Dispatch labeled “psych” for “psychological operations” that was distributed in 1967, indicating they coined the phrase “conspiracy theory” and “conspiracy theorists” to attack anyone who challenged the official narrative from the Warren Commission. It also has a CS indicated on it, which stands for “clandestine services” unit.

These labels have continued ever since they coined the phrase in the 1960’s, with the intention of stifling any truths from getting out. Pay close attention to those using the labels and the information they are referring to. This will be your first clue that truth lies within and they are trying to deflect it. The bottom line is there are hundreds if not thousands of conspiracies taking place all around us – legitimate ones. While they are busy misdirecting with their “conspiracy theorist” labels, evidence is being dug up, they are being exposed, and what they claim to be theory is TRUTH.

The CIA did not invent the term 'conspiracy theorist' or 'conspiracy theory', that in and of itself is a conspiracy theory.

The document you reference where the CIA mentions conspiracy theories and conspiracy theorists does not define the term, only uses it to describe people who believe in unproven claims such as Oswald working for the CIA. Here is the text for that entire paragraph to ensure we are using proper context:


2. This trend of opinion is a matter of concern to the U.S. government,
including our organization. The members of the Warren Commission were naturally
chosen for their integrity, experience, and prominence. They represented both
major parties, and they and their staff were deliberately drawn from all sections
of the country. Just because of the standing of the Commissioners, efforts to
impugn their rectitude and wisdom tend to cast doubt on the whole leadership of
American society...Moreover, there seems to be an increasing tendency to hint
that President Johnson himself, as the one person who might be said to have
benefited, was in some way responsible for the assassination. "Innuendo of
such seriousness affects not only the individual concerned, but also the whole
reputation of the American government. Our organization itself is directly
involved:, among other facts, we contributed information to the investigation.
Conspiracy theories have frequently thrown suspicion on our organization, for
example by falsely alleging that Lee Harvey Oswald worked for us. The aim of
this dispatch is to provide~mater-ial-for_cpuntering and discrediting the claims
of the conspiracy theorists, so as to inhibit the"circulation-of...such claims in
other countries. Background information is supplied in a classified section and
in a number of unclassified attachments.


As you can see the CIA is not defining the term as it already existed.

Looking at the etymology of the term we know that it was used as far back as 1870.


The Oxford English Dictionary defines conspiracy theory as "the theory that an event or phenomenon occurs as a result of a conspiracy between interested parties; spec. a belief that some covert but influential agency (typically political in motivation and oppressive in intent) is responsible for an unexplained event". It cites a 1909 article in The American Historical Review as the earliest usage example,[34][35] although it also appeared in print as early as April 1870.[36] The word "conspiracy" derives from the Latin con- ("with, together") and spirare ("to breathe").

So, no the use of the term is not some psyop plot constructed by the CIA to eventually deny Donny a second term. It is used to accurately describe societies malcontents who can't believe we landed on the moon and Trump is unpopular.
 

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And ever since Trump was elected 4 years ago, it's been the left's favorite label for anyone who disagrees with them about pretty much anything.

Ever been called a “conspiracy theorist”? Ever wonder where that term came from?

In 1976 the New York Times obtained a document they requested via the Freedom of Information Act.

This document was a C.I.A. Dispatch labeled “psych” for “psychological operations” that was distributed in 1967, indicating they coined the phrase “conspiracy theory” and “conspiracy theorists” to attack anyone who challenged the official narrative from the Warren Commission. It also has a CS indicated on it, which stands for “clandestine services” unit.

These labels have continued ever since they coined the phrase in the 1960’s, with the intention of stifling any truths from getting out. Pay close attention to those using the labels and the information they are referring to. This will be your first clue that truth lies within and they are trying to deflect it. The bottom line is there are hundreds if not thousands of conspiracies taking place all around us – legitimate ones. While they are busy misdirecting with their “conspiracy theorist” labels, evidence is being dug up, they are being exposed, and what they claim to be theory is TRUTH.

They didn't coin the phrase. It has been around in print and word since at least the late 1800s. Conspiracy theories have gotten to be almost a parlor game over the years as the tales get larger, deeper and more shadowy but increasingly popular. Bread and butter to some, like Alex Jones. Most of us are pretty sure there wasn't a pedophile prostitution ring being run by the Democrats out of the basement of pizza parlor, and we just saw there wasn't a vast network of high level people supporting trump, ready to spring hundreds of indictments before inauguration day, jailing half of the House. Senate and delivering the election to DJT. Most of the time, most of the theories are hogwash to hook the unstable of reality and their money.
 

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One way to destigmatize the term conspiracy theorist is to actually focus on things that may be a real conspiracy....Instead of inventing them.
 

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And ever since Trump was elected 4 years ago, it's been the left's favorite label for anyone who disagrees with them about pretty much anything.

Ever been called a “conspiracy theorist”? Ever wonder where that term came from?

In 1976 the New York Times obtained a document they requested via the Freedom of Information Act.

This document was a C.I.A. Dispatch labeled “psych” for “psychological operations” that was distributed in 1967, indicating they coined the phrase “conspiracy theory” and “conspiracy theorists” to attack anyone who challenged the official narrative from the Warren Commission. It also has a CS indicated on it, which stands for “clandestine services” unit.

These labels have continued ever since they coined the phrase in the 1960’s, with the intention of stifling any truths from getting out. Pay close attention to those using the labels and the information they are referring to. This will be your first clue that truth lies within and they are trying to deflect it. The bottom line is there are hundreds if not thousands of conspiracies taking place all around us – legitimate ones. While they are busy misdirecting with their “conspiracy theorist” labels, evidence is being dug up, they are being exposed, and what they claim to be theory is TRUTH.

Dude Putin did NOT get his money worth with you
 

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Etymology of "Conspiracy Theory"

It seems the CIA, established in 1947, isn't responsible.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines conspiracy theory as "the theory that an event or phenomenon occurs as a result of a conspiracy between interested parties; spec. a belief that some covert but influential agency (typically political in motivation and oppressive in intent) is responsible for an unexplained event". It cites a 1909 article in The American Historical Review as the earliest usage example,[34][35] although it also appeared in print as early as April 1870.[36] The word "conspiracy" derives from the Latin con- ("with, together") and spirare ("to breathe").
 

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One way to destigmatize the term conspiracy theorist is to actually focus on things that may be a real conspiracy....Instead of inventing them.
No, the best way to de-stigmatize the term is to stop classifying every damn thing that the government and private sector do!

Second, the next step is to stop prosecuting and persecuting every whistle blower that reveals the corruption of the establishment.



 

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One way to destigmatize the term conspiracy theorist is to actually focus on things that may be a real conspiracy....Instead of inventing them.
No, the best way to de-stigmatize the term is to stop classifying every damn thing that the government and private sector do!

Second, the next step is to stop prosecuting and persecuting every whistle blower that reveals the corruption of the establishment.
You're confusing whistle blowers (defined as people who work within an organization who "blow the whistle" to stop questionable or illegal activity) with Pizza Gate.
 

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And ever since Trump was elected 4 years ago, it's been the left's favorite label for anyone who disagrees with them about pretty much anything.

Ever been called a “conspiracy theorist”? Ever wonder where that term came from?

In 1976 the New York Times obtained a document they requested via the Freedom of Information Act.

This document was a C.I.A. Dispatch labeled “psych” for “psychological operations” that was distributed in 1967, indicating they coined the phrase “conspiracy theory” and “conspiracy theorists” to attack anyone who challenged the official narrative from the Warren Commission. It also has a CS indicated on it, which stands for “clandestine services” unit.

These labels have continued ever since they coined the phrase in the 1960’s, with the intention of stifling any truths from getting out. Pay close attention to those using the labels and the information they are referring to. This will be your first clue that truth lies within and they are trying to deflect it. The bottom line is there are hundreds if not thousands of conspiracies taking place all around us – legitimate ones. While they are busy misdirecting with their “conspiracy theorist” labels, evidence is being dug up, they are being exposed, and what they claim to be theory is TRUTH.

Exactly! And now they have all kind of new words like Anti-Vaxxer and Covid denier or Anti Science. They will use these words as tools to stop critical thinking and put you back to sheeple thinking or mainstream thinking which is hive mind. A hive mind is easier to control.
 

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Etymology of "Conspiracy Theory"

It seems the CIA, established in 1947, isn't responsible.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines conspiracy theory as "the theory that an event or phenomenon occurs as a result of a conspiracy between interested parties; spec. a belief that some covert but influential agency (typically political in motivation and oppressive in intent) is responsible for an unexplained event". It cites a 1909 article in The American Historical Review as the earliest usage example,[34][35] although it also appeared in print as early as April 1870.[36] The word "conspiracy" derives from the Latin con- ("with, together") and spirare ("to breathe").
The term wasn't started by the CIA, it was used as tool to stop critical thinking and investigation.
 

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One way to destigmatize the term conspiracy theorist is to actually focus on things that may be a real conspiracy....Instead of inventing them.
A big problem is that the CIA and other groups like that start many Conspiracy Theories to confuse people even more. It makes a type of maze to actually get to the truth. They aren't stupid and have been studying the mind and psychology of humans for a long time.
 

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And ever since Trump was elected 4 years ago, it's been the left's favorite label for anyone who disagrees with them about pretty much anything.

Ever been called a “conspiracy theorist”? Ever wonder where that term came from?

In 1976 the New York Times obtained a document they requested via the Freedom of Information Act.

This document was a C.I.A. Dispatch labeled “psych” for “psychological operations” that was distributed in 1967, indicating they coined the phrase “conspiracy theory” and “conspiracy theorists” to attack anyone who challenged the official narrative from the Warren Commission. It also has a CS indicated on it, which stands for “clandestine services” unit.

These labels have continued ever since they coined the phrase in the 1960’s, with the intention of stifling any truths from getting out. Pay close attention to those using the labels and the information they are referring to. This will be your first clue that truth lies within and they are trying to deflect it. The bottom line is there are hundreds if not thousands of conspiracies taking place all around us – legitimate ones. While they are busy misdirecting with their “conspiracy theorist” labels, evidence is being dug up, they are being exposed, and what they claim to be theory is TRUTH.

Wrong and proven false.

The term conspiracy theory was around long before the CIA was even created. The document in question which you cite makes no mention of weaponizing the term conspiracy theory.

It is natural that the CIA would be concerned about conspiracy theories because it is often the target of such lame theories especially in the case of JFK. Producing a document where conspiracy theories are discussed proves NOTHING.

Your entire premise is an old one and is false and constitutes nothing more than a stupid and unsupported conspiracy theory about conspiracy theory.

Much like the JFK assassination itself in which ALL of the conspiracy theories have been disproven and all of the evidence once used to support them has been debunked. The Warren Commission was correct and their findings have never been succesfully challenged.

Sorry but the fact is conspiracy theory still refers to a delusional fantasy dreamed up by someone trying to sell a book or movie and belived only by gullible saps.

 

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One way to destigmatize the term conspiracy theorist is to actually focus on things that may be a real conspiracy....Instead of inventing them.
A big problem is that the CIA and other groups like that start many Conspiracy Theories to confuse people even more. It makes a type of maze to actually get to the truth. They aren't stupid and have been studying the mind and psychology of humans for a long time.
Name one they started.
 

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Etymology of "Conspiracy Theory"

It seems the CIA, established in 1947, isn't responsible.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines conspiracy theory as "the theory that an event or phenomenon occurs as a result of a conspiracy between interested parties; spec. a belief that some covert but influential agency (typically political in motivation and oppressive in intent) is responsible for an unexplained event". It cites a 1909 article in The American Historical Review as the earliest usage example,[34][35] although it also appeared in print as early as April 1870.[36] The word "conspiracy" derives from the Latin con- ("with, together") and spirare ("to breathe").
The term wasn't started by the CIA, it was used as tool to stop critical thinking and investigation.
It was never used that way.

Conspiracy theories such as JFK and 911 and the lunar landings are proven false by critical thinking and investigation
 

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Etymology of "Conspiracy Theory"

It seems the CIA, established in 1947, isn't responsible.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines conspiracy theory as "the theory that an event or phenomenon occurs as a result of a conspiracy between interested parties; spec. a belief that some covert but influential agency (typically political in motivation and oppressive in intent) is responsible for an unexplained event". It cites a 1909 article in The American Historical Review as the earliest usage example,[34][35] although it also appeared in print as early as April 1870.[36] The word "conspiracy" derives from the Latin con- ("with, together") and spirare ("to breathe").
The term wasn't started by the CIA, it was used as tool to stop critical thinking and investigation.
Terms like racist, sexist, conspiracy theorist are often used to shutdown an argument by assuming a spurious high ground when no other line of reasoning is available.

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But, that kind of debate tactic has been around long before The CIA ever thought to use it.
 

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And ever since Trump was elected 4 years ago, it's been the left's favorite label for anyone who disagrees with them about pretty much anything.

Ever been called a “conspiracy theorist”? Ever wonder where that term came from?

In 1976 the New York Times obtained a document they requested via the Freedom of Information Act.

This document was a C.I.A. Dispatch labeled “psych” for “psychological operations” that was distributed in 1967, indicating they coined the phrase “conspiracy theory” and “conspiracy theorists” to attack anyone who challenged the official narrative from the Warren Commission. It also has a CS indicated on it, which stands for “clandestine services” unit.

These labels have continued ever since they coined the phrase in the 1960’s, with the intention of stifling any truths from getting out. Pay close attention to those using the labels and the information they are referring to. This will be your first clue that truth lies within and they are trying to deflect it. The bottom line is there are hundreds if not thousands of conspiracies taking place all around us – legitimate ones. While they are busy misdirecting with their “conspiracy theorist” labels, evidence is being dug up, they are being exposed, and what they claim to be theory is TRUTH.

The CIA did not invent the term 'conspiracy theorist' or 'conspiracy theory', that in and of itself is a conspiracy theory.

The document you reference where the CIA mentions conspiracy theories and conspiracy theorists does not define the term, only uses it to describe people who believe in unproven claims such as Oswald working for the CIA. Here is the text for that entire paragraph to ensure we are using proper context:


2. This trend of opinion is a matter of concern to the U.S. government,
including our organization. The members of the Warren Commission were naturally
chosen for their integrity, experience, and prominence. They represented both
major parties, and they and their staff were deliberately drawn from all sections
of the country. Just because of the standing of the Commissioners, efforts to
impugn their rectitude and wisdom tend to cast doubt on the whole leadership of
American society...Moreover, there seems to be an increasing tendency to hint
that President Johnson himself, as the one person who might be said to have
benefited, was in some way responsible for the assassination. "Innuendo of
such seriousness affects not only the individual concerned, but also the whole
reputation of the American government. Our organization itself is directly
involved:, among other facts, we contributed information to the investigation.
Conspiracy theories have frequently thrown suspicion on our organization, for
example by falsely alleging that Lee Harvey Oswald worked for us. The aim of
this dispatch is to provide~mater-ial-for_cpuntering and discrediting the claims
of the conspiracy theorists, so as to inhibit the"circulation-of...such claims in
other countries. Background information is supplied in a classified section and
in a number of unclassified attachments.


As you can see the CIA is not defining the term as it already existed.

Looking at the etymology of the term we know that it was used as far back as 1870.


The Oxford English Dictionary defines conspiracy theory as "the theory that an event or phenomenon occurs as a result of a conspiracy between interested parties; spec. a belief that some covert but influential agency (typically political in motivation and oppressive in intent) is responsible for an unexplained event". It cites a 1909 article in The American Historical Review as the earliest usage example,[34][35] although it also appeared in print as early as April 1870.[36] The word "conspiracy" derives from the Latin con- ("with, together") and spirare ("to breathe").

So, no the use of the term is not some psyop plot constructed by the CIA to eventually deny Donny a second term. It is used to accurately describe societies malcontents who can't believe we landed on the moon and Trump is unpopular.
You blew apart the RWNJs' conspiracy theory about conspiracy theory.


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And ever since Trump was elected 4 years ago, it's been the left's favorite label for anyone who disagrees with them about pretty much anything.

Ever been called a “conspiracy theorist”? Ever wonder where that term came from?

In 1976 the New York Times obtained a document they requested via the Freedom of Information Act.

This document was a C.I.A. Dispatch labeled “psych” for “psychological operations” that was distributed in 1967, indicating they coined the phrase “conspiracy theory” and “conspiracy theorists” to attack anyone who challenged the official narrative from the Warren Commission. It also has a CS indicated on it, which stands for “clandestine services” unit.

These labels have continued ever since they coined the phrase in the 1960’s, with the intention of stifling any truths from getting out. Pay close attention to those using the labels and the information they are referring to. This will be your first clue that truth lies within and they are trying to deflect it. The bottom line is there are hundreds if not thousands of conspiracies taking place all around us – legitimate ones. While they are busy misdirecting with their “conspiracy theorist” labels, evidence is being dug up, they are being exposed, and what they claim to be theory is TRUTH.

Wrong and proven false.

The term conspiracy theory was around long before the CIA was even created. The document in question which you cite makes no mention of weaponizing the term conspiracy theory.

It is natural that the CIA would be concerned about conspiracy theories because it is often the target of such lame theories especially in the case of JFK. Producing a document where conspiracy theories are discussed proves NOTHING.

Your entire premise is an old one and is false and constitutes nothing more than a stupid and unsupported conspiracy theory about conspiracy theory.

Much like the JFK assassination itself in which ALL of the conspiracy theories have been disproven and all of the evidence once used to support them has been debunked. The Warren Commission was correct and their findings have never been succesfully challenged.

Sorry but the fact is conspiracy theory still refers to a delusional fantasy dreamed up by someone trying to sell a book or movie and belived only by gullible saps.

It said Coined not started. Learn to read bud.
 

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And ever since Trump was elected 4 years ago, it's been the left's favorite label for anyone who disagrees with them about pretty much anything.

Ever been called a “conspiracy theorist”? Ever wonder where that term came from?

In 1976 the New York Times obtained a document they requested via the Freedom of Information Act.

This document was a C.I.A. Dispatch labeled “psych” for “psychological operations” that was distributed in 1967, indicating they coined the phrase “conspiracy theory” and “conspiracy theorists” to attack anyone who challenged the official narrative from the Warren Commission. It also has a CS indicated on it, which stands for “clandestine services” unit.

These labels have continued ever since they coined the phrase in the 1960’s, with the intention of stifling any truths from getting out. Pay close attention to those using the labels and the information they are referring to. This will be your first clue that truth lies within and they are trying to deflect it. The bottom line is there are hundreds if not thousands of conspiracies taking place all around us – legitimate ones. While they are busy misdirecting with their “conspiracy theorist” labels, evidence is being dug up, they are being exposed, and what they claim to be theory is TRUTH.

Wrong and proven false.

The term conspiracy theory was around long before the CIA was even created. The document in question which you cite makes no mention of weaponizing the term conspiracy theory.

It is natural that the CIA would be concerned about conspiracy theories because it is often the target of such lame theories especially in the case of JFK. Producing a document where conspiracy theories are discussed proves NOTHING.

Your entire premise is an old one and is false and constitutes nothing more than a stupid and unsupported conspiracy theory about conspiracy theory.

Much like the JFK assassination itself in which ALL of the conspiracy theories have been disproven and all of the evidence once used to support them has been debunked. The Warren Commission was correct and their findings have never been succesfully challenged.

Sorry but the fact is conspiracy theory still refers to a delusional fantasy dreamed up by someone trying to sell a book or movie and belived only by gullible saps.

It said Coined not started. Learn to read bud.
It was neither coined nor started by the CIA i can read fine it is you lacking in comprehension.

Read it a again
 

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One way to destigmatize the term conspiracy theorist is to actually focus on things that may be a real conspiracy....Instead of inventing them.
A big problem is that the CIA and other groups like that start many Conspiracy Theories to confuse people even more. It makes a type of maze to actually get to the truth. They aren't stupid and have been studying the mind and psychology of humans for a long time.
Name one they started.
How would anyone know which ones they started? But there is this for starters.

COINTELPRO


  1. Psychological warfare: The FBI and police used myriad "dirty tricks" to undermine progressive movements. They planted false media stories and published bogus leaflets and other publications in the name of targeted groups. They forged correspondence, sent anonymous letters, and made anonymous telephone calls. They spread misinformation about meetings and events, set up pseudo movement groups run by government agents, and manipulated or strong-armed parents, employers, landlords, school officials, and others to cause trouble for activists. They used bad-jacketing to create suspicion about targeted activists, sometimes with lethal consequences.[70]
 

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