Runs Rampant in Both Branches of the Repucratic Party
By Servando Gonzalez
November 21, 2014
Conspiraphobia: An irrational fear of plausible conspiracy
Some people who fear exposure of their wrongdoings
have created discussion-stopping words to threaten and silence
their critics: Zionists coined the word “anti-Semite,”
militant blacks use the term “racist,” militant gays
coined the word “homophobe,” and, more recently, Repucrats
have been successfully using the term “conspiracy theorist”
to silence their critics.
What most people ignore, however, is that the use of discussion-stopping
words is one of the characteristics of totalitarian regimes. In
Nazi Germany dissidents were called “vermin,” and
I remember that in Castro’s totalitarian paradise, being
called “gusano [worm] was the first step to being fired
from your job and eventually ending up doing hard labor in a “reeducation”
Here in America, supposedly the land of free speech, asking a
“conservative” Republican about an explanation for
the collapse of WTC building 7, or asking a “liberal”
Democrat about the failure to protect Americans in Benghazi, immediately
gains you the for-life label of “conspiracy theorist,”
— which still does not convert you into an internee in a
concentration camp — at least not yet. But I am sure it
puts you in a secret list of potential internees.
An interesting detail, however, is that most conspiracy theory
critics actually believe in conspiracies, but only in the conspiracy
theories advanced by the U.S. government. Proof of this is that
both Republicans and Democrats apparently believe in the conspiracy
theory advanced by George W. Bush to explain the 9/11 events.
Yes, I am talking about the farfetched conspiracy theory concocted
by the U.S. government, which claims that a group of rag tag fanatical
Muslims, who could not have flown a Piper Cub, managed to hijack
four commercial airliners using box cutters, avoided being shot
down by U.S. Air Force fighter jets and expertly guided the hijacked
planes to crash against the WTC twin towers and the Pentagon.
Anyway, any person who expresses doubts about the veracity of
the US government’s conpiracy theory explaining the 9/11
events and offers an alternative explanation is automatically
called a conspiracy theorist.
As for myself, I simply don’t care if somebody calls me
a conspiracy theorist. On the other hand, given the fact that
in my books and articles I back up my theories with abundant,
verifiable facts, I consider myself a conspiracy analyst. Nevertheless,
I think that, as a society, we are losing much with the current
virtual banning of conspiracy theories. In a country where
Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Queer Studies, Border Studies
and other purely political hogwash subjects are part of the college
curricula, Conspiracy Theory, a legitimate field of study for
a growing sector of the population, is totally absent, and when
it is mentioned, it is done only to ridicule its proponents, calling
them oddballs, tin hats, weirdoes, kooks or worse.
The golden rule of conspiracies, as advanced by the CR conspirators
and propagandized by their minions in the press and the academia,
is known as Shallit’s Razor, which states: “Don’t
attribute to conspiracy what may be adequately explained by stupidity
or incompetence.” But, year after year, most CFR members
have consistently acted against the best interest of the American
people. Therefore, as former Secretary of Defense James Forrestal
once pointed out,
These men are not incompetent or stupid. They are crafty and brilliant.
Consistency has never been a mark of stupidity. If they were merely
stupid, they would occasionally make a mistake in our favor. 
It is not far-fetched, though, to think that, on the contrary,
what most people see as errors and failures are actually successes.
The cause for this confusion is because the conspirator’s
true goals are not what they claim to be.
Therefore, to Shallit’s Razor I oppose my Corollary to Shallit’s
Razor: Don’t attribute to stupidity or incompetence what
may be simply and adequately explained by a conspiracy. Moreover,
I would like to advance what I would call Servando’s Conspiracy
events of certain type —particularly the ones detrimental
to a large segment of the population, but beneficial to a small,
powerful clique — which are consistently repeated over
and over, are most likely not the result of chance, stupidity,
or incompetence, but of a well organized conspiracy.
Obviously, we need conspiracy theories to explain
many apparently unexplainable things. Proof of this is that listening
to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and other “conservative”
disinformers I have found that of late one of the highest frequency
words they use is “why.”
Why has Obama kept the border open to a veritable invasion of
illegal aliens? Why has he not ordered a strict quarantine of
Ebola victims? Why has he turned against ISIS? Why has he lied
about Benghazi? Why has the Nobel Prize winner turned overnight
into a Neocon-like warmonger? Why, Why, Why …
Evidently, Obama’s critics, exactly as it was with Bush’s
critics, have no clue about what is really going on in this country,
and they don’t know because what is going on defies normal
logic. Moreover, they have no clue because, as a result of ignorance
or bad faith, they are using old analysis tools to study a new
phenomenon. According to them, everything is partisan politics,
and just by changing the scoundrels in Washington D.C., beginning
with the President, everything will be okay in America. That is
precisely why some people are resorting to conspiracy theories
to find logical explanations to apparently unexplainable things,
and they are in the right track.
On the other hand, I have the feeling that it is not that these
commentators of political events don’t know, but rather
that they don’t want to know what is really going on in
this country, either because they are paid to ignore it or because
the truth is so terrible that it is better to ignore it. As Patrick
Henry magisterially expressed, “We are apt to shut our eyes
against a painful truth...”
Why do some people resort to conspiracy theories to explain some
apparently unexplainable events? Because conspiracy theories are
the only ones that can explain some things going on in this country
and in the world that apparently defy any logical explanation.
The most recent example is the US government’s unexplainable
behavior dealing with the Ebola threat, but this type of government
behavior has become more the norm than the exception.
So, what is a conspiracy theory? A conspiracy theory is actually
a logical explanation to the result of a clandestine operation,
secret plot or illegal event whose official explanation exhibits
some evident attempts to obfuscate, mislead or disinform.
Typical examples of elements that indicate the presence of a conspiracy
are the presence of unusual, difficult to explain alleged facts
such as the discovery of an almost intact bullet on President
Kennedy’s stretcher, or the intact passport of one of the
alleged hijackers in the rubble of the pulverized WTC towers,
or the fact that none of the planes’ black boxes were found.
Another example is the formulation of contradictory statements
by key players, particularly the ones who were supposed to protect
us from such event. Typical of these are Condi Rice and other
high-level members of the Bush II administration claiming that
the idea of crashing planes against buildings never crossed their
minds.In the same fashion, the fact that WTC Building 7, a skyscraper
with a steel structure that was not hit by any plane, collapsed
on its own footprint several hours after the collapse of the Twin
Towers is not mentioned in the 9/11 Commission Investigation Report
and has been ignored by the US mainstream media and by most authors
who have studied the event.
In a recent article for the Weekly Standard Jonathan
Last wrote: “We have arrived at a moment with our elite
institutions where it is impossible to distinguish incompetence
from willful misdirection.” Contrary to Mr. Last’s
assertion, rather than impossible, it is very simple: It is willful
misdirection, cunning, lying and sheer treason, and some people
have been saying it for many years. Unfortunately, however, most
brainwashed Americans of both the Left and the Right have been
calling these people “conspiracy theorists.”
1. This explains why the investigation about the Benghazi events
has virtually stopped. An investigation of Benghazi may open the
door for a new investigation of 9/11, and none of the two factions
of the Repucratic Party want to risk that.
2. In an address to the nation on November 10, 2001, President
George W. Bush clearly expressed the ban when he threatened, “Let
us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the
attacks of September the 11th.”
3. In Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower,
William Blum mentions how the media will make anything that smacks
of “conspiracy theory” an immediate “object
of ridicule.” This prevents the media from ever having to
investigate the many strange interconnections among the ruling
class — for example, the relationship between the boards
of directors of media giants, and the energy, banking and defense
industries. These unmentionable topics are usually treated with
what Blum calls “the media’s most effective tool —
silence.” But in case somebody’s asking questions,
all you have to do is say, “conspiracy theory,” and
any allegation instantly becomes too frivolous to merit serious
4. Forrestal quoted in Medford Evans, The Assassination of
Joe McCarthy (Boston: Western Islands, 1970), p. 113.
5. Conspiracies are so real that the CIA has developed an extensive
vocabulary to euphemistically refer to them: “covert actions,”
“black operations,” “deep operations,”
“secret actions,” “blackbook operations,”
6. Jonathan Last, “Six Reasons to Panic,” the Weekly
Standard, Vol. 20, No. 07, October 7, 2014.
Servando Gonzalez, is a Cuban-born American writer,
historian, semiologist and intelligence analyst. He has written
books, essays and articles on Latin American history, intelligence,
espionage, and semiotics. Servando is the author of Historia
herética de la revolución fidelista, Observando,
Secret Fidel Castro: Deconstructing the Symbol, The
Nuclear Deception: Nikita Khrushchev and the Cuban Missile Crisis
madre de todas las conspiraciones: Una novela de ideas subversivas,
all available at Amazon.com.
He also hosted the documentaries Treason in America: The Council
on Foreign Relations and Partners in Treason: The CFR-CIA-Castro
Connection, produced by Xzault Media Group of San Leandro,
California, both available at the author's site at http://www.servandogonzalez.org.
His book, Psychological Warfare and the New
World Order: The Secret War Against the American People is
available at Amazon.com.
Or download a
.pdf copy of the book you can read on your computer, iPad,
Nook, Kindle or any other tablet. His book, OBAMANIA:
The New Puppet and His Masters, is available at Amazon.com.
Servando's book (in Spanish) La CIA, Fidel Castro, el Bogotazo
y el Nuevo Orden Mundial, appeared last year, and is available
and other bookstores online.
His most recent book, I
Dare Call It treason: The Council on Foreign Relations and the
Betrayal of the America, juste appeared and is available
at Amazon.com and other bookstores online.