Rumors and urban legends usually do not occur in a vacuum. Even the most absurd conspiracy theories tend to confirm the actual historical facts — at least indirectly.
The government controls our minds!
This is perhaps the most common conspiracy theory. At least among patients in psychiatric hospitals. It is known as a "cap foil," and is as follows: the government has the ability to penetrate into our heads with special light and inspire us what it sees fit. For this, supposedly, the technology Illuminati (the sinister organization of conspirators who tried to secretly control world affairs in Europe.) This theory is so popular among mad for obvious reasons: the fact they are crazy to hear and see what is not there. The usual symptom. Mark Chapman (John Lennon's assassin) and Serhan Serhan (the murderer of Robert Kennedy) said that committed their crimes, obeying the orders of some "voices."
And they are not the only ones who heard the "voice." There were a lot of people who, though not killed favorites of the public, but also blamed the government that it is trying to get into their skull.
One of them came up and put above the foil hats to protect your head from interfering intelligence (as well as aliens, cosmic rays, and all other evil spirits.) So foil hat has become a symbol of everything that has to do with the plot, and cinematography helped create many vivid images of paranoid schizophrenics. This theory is not as crazy as it sounds: they in fact can broadcast voices in your head.
In 2006, there was a story. One guy was diagnosed with "paranoid schizophrenia", used the Freedom of the press and asked all government documents relating to investigations of microwave auditory effect, telepathy, and hypnosis. Those that have not been classified, of course. The act was quite adequate diagnosis and no one was surprised. In addition to this guy tried to convince everyone that the backs of his shoes evaporate under the influence of some kind of electromagnetic weapons. Joking aside, when requested by the paper were received, many felt uneasy.
Page by page, certified document confirms serious people "raving lunatic." It turned out that the taxpayers' dollars and really went to finance various projects related to consciousness. Such as creating a telepathic or a laser beam weapon capable mislead people and make it less aggressive. And one of these projects was indeed related to the study of telepathic transmission of the human voice with the short-range microwave radiation. In the experiment, the volunteers into the brain, "broadcast" voices, the numbers from one to ten. So the government is not only interested in the issue of mind control, HP, and in this way reached certain success.
Census as a tool of discrimination
Most of us do not hesitate to fill out census forms, but not all. And among the most suspicious part of American society creeping evil rumors. At a conservative site, it was suggested that the SRE-coordinate civilian U.S. homes, collected census employees, may be required for UN troops. These coordinates are supposedly facilitate the movement of foreign military in the country, if the U.S. government deems necessary to resort to their help.
Fuel to the fire sink Michele Bachmann. She refused to answer any census questions, moreover, how many people live in her house. And stated that the Constitution does not require it to provide other information. This statement dearly Bachman. Her paranoid rhetoric immediately became the subject of much ridicule. Especially when the real results of the census showed that its own staff could lose electoral districts for elections to Congress. We, of course, we can laugh together paranoid who think that the government plans to drive away with the census of the camps, but … it's not such nonsense as it seems. The U.S. government, in fact once used census data to drive away the people in the camps.
In 2007, the world learned that during the Second World War service to the U.S. Census secret services helped round up Japanese Americans. As a result, the camps were about 120,000 Japanese, of which 62% were U.S. citizens. This was possible because the then President Franklin D. Roosevelt approved a law giving the executive emergency powers.
Until 1942 the information collected in the census, kept confidential and secure. That all changed when the bombs fell on Pearl Harbor. A real antiaziatskaya hysteria. Every American, whose eyes form is suspect, automatically reckoned to "enemy aliens." Therefore, when the Secret Service knocked on the door of the Census Bureau for the names and addresses of all in whom was a drop of Japanese blood collection center without hesitation to provide this service. The law that gave the government such authority was revoked after the war.
But it was not the last time the data is transferred to the national identity in a politically charged atmosphere. In 2004, the Census Bureau provided the Department of Homeland Security information about the places of compact residence of immigrants from Arab countries or descendants of immigrants from the Middle East. Then detained and deported more than a thousand people.
The government controls the media
This is one of the favorite theories of media markets, it has long been no surprises. However, some of her followers go on. They argue that the federal government controls everything that we see, hear and read. To do this, they say, the government is using the media presentation of their representatives, the allocation of subsidies, and even, in the case of war correspondents, direct pressure.
All this is reminiscent of the movie's plot, Robert De Niro, "Wag the Dog": The head of state comes up with a whole war to distract public attention from the adultery in the White House. A news channel on the air obediently give Staged patriotic clips psevdointervyu and even songs about soldiers invented war. You say — absurd? Take your time!
In 1948, in the Department of State established the Office of Policy Coordination. It was headed by one Frank Wisner. He received all the possible powers to the point that he could put forward its own version of the American ideology, and started a company called Mockingbird. The gist of it is to get their hands on all the influential media under its control with journalists and editors.
By the mid-50's worked for the CIA for more than 400 journalists across the country. These guys were not just novice reporters. They included the highest-level professionals working in three major publications: The New York Times, Time Inc. and the Associated Press. Each of them had the opportunity to not only be pro-government materials in appropriate media, but not enough to filter loyal. It was not too difficult.
The good news: "Mockingbird" was discovered and dismantled by the mid 70's. The bad news is that in the past decade, the U.S. government applies his sticky little hands to all military reports, and uses the information war to bring the whole world over.
Government agents are people too!
All conspiracy theories have something in common. People who believe in them, as a rule, believe that it belonged to them. And not only the special monitoring system, as in the movie "Enemy of the State", but also agents of living flesh and blood that day and night, watching from the dark alleys.
Yes, each of them firmly believe that the government is paying someone full-time (including bonuses, pension contributions and a company car) only to be in the know of his small group of radical vegetarians. And they probably introduced their man to a local coffee house to spy on him while he smears Hawaiian bun with a thick layer of cream cheese.
However, this theory is also not as absurd as it seems. Here is why.
In 1956, the head of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover launched a secret project, known as Cointelpro (or Counter Intelligence Program — counterintelligence program). They did use agents to spy on various political and social organizations in the U.S., the party of black radicals "Black Panther" to the National Lawyers Guild.
Even individuals who held more or less active anti-government stance, could be a target Cointelpro.
For most people, the 1950s are associated with lush skirts, telephone booths, full of teenagers, and the birth of rock 'n' roll. But, when it comes to privacy, 50-E is pretty grim time. Especially for those who disagreed with the government, in whatever form it is not expressed.
In Cointelpro techniques included an arsenal of dirty tricks. They, for example, managed to play off the "Black Panther" with other groups of black nationalists, and then the leaders within the party. They introduced their people in the inner circle of Martin Luther King, to control his every move. As part of the misinformation, provocation and manipulation of these guys just had no equal.
After all, America is still to find out what the FBI secretly engaged valiant. In the early 70's Cointelpro activities were banned. However, we still get it, "Hi." When, for example, the FBI announced a "domestic terrorist threat" by organizations such as Greenpeace or PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Or when one of Obama's advisors (meaning Cass Sunstein, a supporter of the so-called "liberal paternalism") proposed to employ secret agents, which would monitor the online forums and exposed the "false conspiracy theories to discredit the government." Because, as you know, regulars sites on conspiracy theories, hardly able to appreciate the irony.
Government poisoning our food and drink!
There is a fairly common theory that the Nazis sought obedience concentration camp prisoners, adding them to the water, sodium fluoride. Many of the "conspiracy theorists" believe that today the government fluoridated tap water for the same purpose. And this, in their view, only the tip of poisonous iceberg. Almost everything from artificial sweeteners (which hoisted American Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld!) Before vaccines (to sterilize us, of course) — all part of a secret government operation. Her goal — total control over the population. This, of course, very similar to delirium. But … during the "dry law", the government was trying to find a way to discourage people from drinking, without resorting to the traditional "catch and land." And do not come up with anything better than to add to alcohol poison, which, apparently, was to serve as a deterrent. But they greatly underestimate the attachment of the population to green snake. By 1933, when Prohibition was repealed, the federal program ruined, at least 10,000 people.
Yes, it is a fact. And this is not the last time Uncle Sam with poison tried to wean people from bad habits. In 1970, the U.S. government sprayed herbicides on fields of marijuana in Mexico. Manufacturers of marijuana quickly realized that we can save the harvest, when to collect it immediately after spraying. As a result, tons of herbs, seasoned with pesticides and mixed with regular marijuana to the United States. It was a time when smoking marijuana was the nation's favorite pastime.
The government shrugged off any charges related to this story, because marijuana is poisoned "only" pulmonary fibrosis when administered and throat bleeding — if inhaled. Who would worry about such trifles!
Secret biological warfare
Many people in the know, such as a rock musician Billy Corgan from the group Smashing Pumpkins, repeatedly tried to warn the world of nefarious government programs like spraying on civilians of various chemicals.
This is the "chemtrails" (so called exhaust stripes left by aircraft. Conventional band quickly dissipated, is not long enough, and depending on the mode of the engine. Chemtrails is continuously expanding, gradually turning into a stratus clouds consisting of a plurality of rings).
You'd be surprised how many people are convinced that the government sprays from aircraft chemicals to regulate fertility, control the weather, and that because of this crap so often sick respiratory diseases.
And then, we've all heard stories about how the CIA invented AIDS to kill black people and other bad guys. And this legend did not appear out of nowhere. The federal government has not only been tested on U.S. citizens, some methods of biological warfare. These experiments did cost the lives of some people.
During the Cold War, conducted extensive research related to entomology. They consist of the following: all over Georgia have released 300,000 mosquitoes, and waited for what would happen. No mosquitoes are not carriers of some terrible disease. Just mosquitoes. The government only wanted to find out what would happen if they did let yellow fever infected insects.
From 1949 to 1969, the U.S. military conducted 239 trials with biological agents in the open. It is only those who have documented. These include spraying in the New York subway bacteria, "sister" that cause anthrax. Another two cases occurred in the Bay of San Francisco and Washington National Airport, when sprayed on the people supposedly harmless bacteria.
What this experiment ended passenger airport, we, for obvious reasons, will never know. After testing in the San Francisco 11 people were in hospital with a rare infection of the urinary tract, one of them died. These bacteria were not really dangerous. For healthy people. Except for a slight weakening of the body, which also agree, unpleasant. But for those whose immune system is already weakened, the bacteria were truly serious danger.
Author: English S.Gogol
Source: "Interesting newspaper. World of the unknown »№ 20 2012