Wednesday, January 1, 7000 - Permanent Top Post

Myth #4: Conspiracy theorists believe in UFOs / Aliens / Apollo Moon / Holocaust denial

This is a straw man and an ad hominem fallacy. Not all conspiracy theorists believe in the same things, nor does believing in aliens invalidate their arguments on other theories. The only thing linking these things is that they are all perceived to be conspiracy theories. Each should be evaluated on its own merits.

However, if a theorist bases their beliefs on poor argumentation, then other conspiracy theorists may want to distance themselves from him/her or question that theorist's ability to support their own ideas. Many such people are accused of being deliberately planted to discredit other theories, a technique called the 'poisoned well'. The media then proceeds to discredit an entire investigative movement based on a few silly theories - a strawman attack.

When the media lumps anybody who doesn't trust the government version of 9-11 into the category of flat earthers and holocaust deniers, any real conspiracy there might have been is given the ultimate defense. Namely, a pre-emptive, universal ad hominem on anyone who would dare talk about it publicly, the archetypal 'tin foil hatter'.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Highly Unlikely Hillary Clinton Will Disclose UFO Information
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Will Hillary Clinton Really Disclose UFO Information 
There is little doubt that Bill and Hillary Clinton have an interest in UFOs, that point is well documented. The question is, would they be willing to share that information with the public. The Clinton's have a penchant for collecting information and using to further their own power and wealth, so there is little chance that any relevant information would be forthcoming from a Hillary presidency.
Hillary Clinton and the UFO Disclosure Question 
Could Hillary Clinton Be the Disclosure President? 
I doubt it. After all, commitment to transparency is not one of her many impressive attributes. 
While she possesses both professional competency and personal charisma needed for a leader, she strikes me as someone who will always protect the interests of the powers that be over those of the people. 
If, upon close examination, it will be determined that the UFO disclosure is not in the interests of the American government (as an entity run by various clandestine interest groups), I don't see Hillary as a rebel with a cause, sorry. 
I also don't see her as someone who personifies the ideas of world peace and environmentalism (and no, these are not hippie code words for "I hate America"). As the US senator and the former Secretary of State, she proved to be just another warmonger, like the rest of them... 

What could be more paradigm-changing than the discovery that alien life exists, and that it's been engaging humankind since the dawn of time?

Hillary Clinton (along with Bill Richardson and Dennis Kucinich) is considered one of the top pro-disclosure candidates by the UFO proponents, and she does appear to have an "ET connection," or at least an avid interest.

However, you have to question her dedication to the cause and how she plans to achieve what the Clintons tried and failed to achieve in the 1990s. In Dr. Steven Greer's words, they had “a pass at it and didn’t take it.” What's different now?

Responses to 'The truth is rushing out there: why conspiracy theories spread faster than ever'

What follows are six responses to a recent hit piece in The Guardian regarding 9/11 truth and conspiracy theories in general. The first comes from yours truly and doesn't cover 9/11 as this is the main focus of most of the others. The second is a letter to the editor from Barrie Zwicker, author of Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11. The third response is courtesy of Evan Ravitz, wilderness guide and editor of The fourth reply is via James Hufferd, PhD., coordinator at The fifth retort is from Chris Sarns, a writer for the organization Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. The final reply is from Ian Henshall of None of these authors necessarily agree each other, least of all me. The most important thing is that they all disagree with David Shariatmadari's article, "The truth is rushing out there: why conspiracy theories spread faster than ever."