The government controls our minds!
This is perhaps the most common conspiracy theory. At least among psychiatric patients. It is known as "cap foil", and is as follows: the government has the ability to penetrate into our heads with special rays and inspire us what it sees fit. To do this, ostensibly, the technology of the Illuminati (the sinister organization of conspirators who tried to secretly control world affairs in Europe). This theory is so popular among crazy for obvious reasons: the fact they are crazy to hear and see what is not there. The usual symptom. Mark Chapman (John Lennon's killer) and Serhan Serhan (the murderer of Robert Kennedy) stated that they had committed their crimes, obeying the orders of some "voices"
And they are not the only ones who have heard "voices." There were a lot of people who, though not killed favorites of the audience, but also accused the government that it is trying to break into their skull.
One of them came up and put on the aforementioned foil hats to protect their heads from the interference of special services (as well as aliens, cosmic rays, and all other evil spirits). So the foil cap became a symbol of everything that has to do with the plot and cinematography helped create many striking images of paranoid schizophrenics. This theory is not as crazy as it seems, and they will indeed can broadcast voices in your head.
In 2006, there was a story. One guy with a diagnosis of "paranoid schizophrenia", took advantage of the law on the freedom of the press and the government has requested all documents related to the research 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 a certain electromagnetic weapons. Joking aside, when requested by the securities have been received, many felt uneasy.
Page after page of documents certified by serious people confirmed "a raving lunatic." It was found that the taxpayers' dollars, and in fact went to finance various projects relating to mind control. Such as the creation of telepathic or a laser beam weapon that can disorient a person and make him less aggressive. And one of these projects was indeed related to the study of telepathic transmission of the human voice using short-range microwave radiation. In the experiment, the volunteers directly into the brain, "broadcast" voices that call numbers from one to ten. So the government is not only interested in the question of the mind control, HP, and in this way reached some success.
Census as a tool of discrimination
Most of us do not hesitate to fill out the census form, but not all. And among the most suspicious of American society have spread evil rumors. At a conservative site, it was suggested that the DSR-coordinates homes of peaceful citizens of the USA, collected census workers may be needed for UN troops. These coordinates are supposedly facilitate the movement of foreign troops in the country, if the U.S. government deems it necessary to resort to their help.
Fuel to the fire undercut Michele Bachmann. She refused to answer any questions the census, besides, how many people live in her house. And stated that the Constitution does not require it to provide other information. This statement dearly for Bachmann. Her paranoid rhetoric immediately became the subject of much ridicule. Especially when the real census results showed that its own staff could lose constituency for elections to the Congress. Of course, we can laugh together paranoids who think that the government is planning to drive away with the census of the camps, but … it's not such nonsense as it seems. The U.S. government and in fact once used census data in order 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 people, of which 62% had American citizenship. This was possible because the then President Franklin D. Roosevelt passed a law that gives the executive branch extraordinary powers.
By 1942, the information collected in the census, remains confidential and secure. That all changed when the bombs fell on Pearl Harbor. Antiaziatskaya started this hysteria. Every American, whose suspicions of the eyes caused by automatically thought to be an "enemy aliens." So when the Secret Service knocked on the door for the Census Bureau the names and addresses of all in whom was a drop of Japanese blood collection center without hesitation to provide this service. The law, which gave the government such authority was revoked after the war.
But it was not the last time the data on ethnicity were transferred to the 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 the descendants of immigrants from the Middle East. Then were 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 surprise. However, some of her followers to move on. They argue that the federal government controls everything that we watch, listen and read. To do this, they believe, 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 aired obediently give staged patriotic commercials, psevdointervyu and even songs about soldiers invented war. You say — absurd? Do not rush!
In 1948, in the Department of State established the Office of Policy Coordination. It was headed by a certain Frank Wisner. He received all 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 mass media controlled by his journalists and editors.
By the mid-50s worked for the CIA for more than 400 journalists across the country. These guys were not just a novice reporters. Among them were professionals of the highest level, working in three major publications: The New York Times, Time Inc. and the Associated Press. Each of them had the opportunity not only to post pro-government materials in appropriate media, but the filter is not enough loyal. It was not too difficult.
The good news: "Mockingbird" was discovered and disbanded in the mid-70s. The bad news: in the last decade, the U.S. government applies its sticky little hands to all war reporting, and uses the information war to bring the whole world to their side.
Government agents are people too!
All conspiracy theories have something in common. People who believe in them tend to believe that the next name on 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 piously believe that the government is paying someone full time (including bonuses, pension contributions and a company car) solely in order to keep in line with his small group of radical vegetarians. And they certainly have implemented 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 sounds. And here's why.
In 1956, the head of the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover launched a secret project called Cointelpro (or Counter Intelligence Program — counter-intelligence program). They really used some 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 become a target of Cointelpro.
For most people, the 1950s are associated with fluffy skirts, phone booths full of teenagers, and the birth of rock 'n' roll. But when it comes to privacy, 50s seem pretty grim time. Especially for those who did not agree with the government, in whatever form it is not expressed.
In the methods of Cointelpro was part of an arsenal of dirty tricks. They are, for example, managed to play off the "Black Panther" with other black nationalist groups, and then the leaders within the party itself. They introduced their people in the local environment of the Martin Luther King, to control his every move. As part of the misinformation, provocation and manipulation of these guys just had no equal.
In the end, America still found out what has been quietly heroic FBI. In the early 70's Cointelpro activity was prohibited. However, we still get his "greetings". When, for example, the FBI has 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 advisers (referring to 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 dedicated to conspiracy theories, are unlikely to appreciate the irony.
The government poisons our food and drink!
There is a fairly common theory that the Nazis sought obedience prisoners of concentration camps, adding them to the water, sodium fluoride. Many of the "conspiracy theorists" believe that today the government fluorinates tap water for the same purpose. And this, in their view, only the tip of the toxic iceberg. Almost everything from artificial sweeteners (which Americans hoisted Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld!) To the vaccine (to sterilize us, of course) — all part of a secret government operations.
Her goal — total control over the population. This, of course, very similar to delirium. But … during the "dry law", the government tried 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 the poison of alcohol, which apparently was to serve as a deterrent. But they strongly underestimated the attachment of the population to the green snake. By 1933, when Prohibition was repealed, the federal program is ruined, at least 10,000 people.
Yes, it's a fact. And this is not the last time that Uncle Sam with poison tried to wean citizens from harmful habits. In 1970, the U.S. government was spraying herbicides on fields of marijuana in Mexico. Manufacturers of marijuana quickly realized that it is possible to save the harvest, when to collect it immediately after spraying. As a result, tons of herbs, flavored with pesticides and mixed with regular marijuana was shipped 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, as the poisoned marijuana is "only" pulmonary fibrosis when administered and throat bleeding — if inhaled. Who would worry about such trifles!
The secret biological warfare
Many people in the know, such as a rock musician Billy Corgan from the group Smashing Pumpkins, has repeatedly tried to warn the world of nefarious government programs such as spraying on civilians of various chemicals.
This is the "chemtrails" (so called exhaust stripes left by airplanes. Conventional band quickly dissipate, are never long enough, depending on the mode of the engine. Chemtrails is continuously expanding, gradually turning into layered clouds consisting of a plurality of rings).
You'd be surprised how many people are convinced that the government is spraying chemicals from airplanes to regulate fertility, control the weather, and that because of this shit we are 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 the legend did not appear out of nowhere. The federal government not only to the citizens of the United States has tested some methods of biological warfare. These experiments did cost the lives of some people.
During the Cold War were serious research related to entomology. They consist of the following: all over Georgia have released 300,000 mosquitoes, and waited for what would happen. No, the mosquitoes were the carriers of some terrible disease. Just mosquitoes. The government only wanted to find out what would happen if they really released insects infected with yellow fever.
From 1949 to 1969, the U.S. military conducted 239 tests with the use of biological agents in the open air. It is only those who have a documented. These include spraying in the New York subway bacteria, "related" that causes anthrax. Two more cases have occurred in the Bay of San Francisco and Washington National Airport, when sprayed on the people supposedly harmless bacteria.
What this experiment is over for airport passengers, we are, for obvious reasons, never know. And after the trial in 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, that too will agree, not palatable. But for those whose immune system has already been weakened, the bacteria were truly serious danger.
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