Carter: You asked if I ever saw conspiracy theories in "real" journalism, AKA corporate news. It's my view that all wars over the past several decades were built on conspiracy theories.
No, that wasn't my question. I was asking you why conspiracy theorists since 9/11 never seem to report on things republicans are doing wrong. It's almost like Alex Jones (R) is only putting out pro Republican propaganda. As far as conspiracy theories in "real" journalism, you cannot make the same comparison. If the President says something it's "news", right or wrong. Some outlets can be rightfully criticismed for reporting on what POTUS says without offering any rebuttals or contradictions. This should have happened under Bush and WMDs and it didn't happen. But the problem wasn't the media making stuff up, but the media actually reporting on what the government said. Reporting on that isn't the same as saying that what THEY are saying is true.
Carter: When Trump bombed Syria without provocation, they called him "presidential".
Who? Fox News? You also have to keep in mind the difference (And I'm saying this out of fairness to actual journalists who work for Fox News) between Fox News... News... and Fox News hosts and contributors. Like Shep Smith? I hate his channel but I respect him.
This article mentions Judge Andrew Napolitano and again... even though I hate his channel I respect Judge Andrew Napolitano. I'm not a partisan when it comes to actual conservative vs liberal philosophy. I think both ideologies have some good points. But I will always vote against racism and white supremacy which always makes me sound like a Democrat. Why? Because Republicans aren't the ones fighting racism and white supremacy. I wish they were but they're not.
The problem I have with Trump is that he is leading a personality cult. He's not a conservative. He's not morally conservative and he's not financially conservative. He even told people that he likes debt. But did he say that American banks don't want to loan him money? Of course not. He's getting loans from Russia and suddenly he's doing favors for Putin and getting favors from Putin. I don't think we've ever had a more corrupt POTUS. Agent H probably thinks I don't like him because he's a republican. No, I don't like him because he's a moron who was fed with a golden spoon all his life and he lack empathy. And I don't say that based on how he looks. I say that based on what he says and does. He just retweeted some video of a guy saying "white power". And we're supposed to vote for that? GTFOH.
Carter: There are things I notice now that I just wouldn't know existed. Say the golden ratio, geometric design as manipulation, numerology, cult symbolism. I've always been good at noticing patterns instinctively, but this gave me more of the picture. I didn't see it on mainstream media, or get taught it in school, I picked it up from random conspiracy nerds.
That's cool. I learned about the golden ratio from some weird source too; probably "Spirit Science" and then it seemed like they went completely off the deep end. That's the thing... There is an almost bottomless pit of "information" that parades itself as knowledge. In the black community there is what we call the "Conscious Community" and it is riddled with true and false information. I ended up as a Hebrew Israelite, in part, because of it. I only realized later that I needed to take sources of information more seriously and really be critical about everything because people were slipping lies in with truth in a way that made it harder to tell the difference. For example... You can see the all seeing eye being used on the dollar but because there's a pyramid, it is casually connected with false gods because Christians think anything that isn't in the bible is satanic and the Egyptians supposedly enslaved the Hebrews. So when they see that, to them, it has to be talking about satan. In reality it is symbolic of "divine providence". So yes, it is "God" watching over humanity but because Christians don't think the symbol refers to their God they turn it into something purely occult and pretend there's a massive conspiracy to explain its use.
So the truth is that the all seeing eye isn't even masonic in origin. They use it beceause of its prior use in Christianity since they are a combination of Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Benjamin Franklin was the only masonic member of the committee for the Great Seal and his design was rejected.
So like... they always give you a version of history and a version of the truth that is designed to reinforce their ideas and beliefs. The same thing happens with a lot of the non-academic "information" floating around the net. And when you say:
Conspiracy theory is just anything that goes against the "official" narrative. If you're saying we should always believe the "higher up" proven warmongering liars, I'm not smoking anywhere near enough of what you're smoking for that to sound like a good idea.
"just anything" is accurate. The party is that people make it up as they go along and it forms detail plots and people seem to forget that the information is not coming from leaks or credible sources. It's just people making up theories justifying their distrust of government. But my thing is, since the government is made up of people what makes them so different from the conspiracy theorists who are lying anonymously?