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  Conspiracy theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A conspiracy theory attempts to explain the ultimate cause of an event (usually a political, social, or historical event) as a secret, and often deceptive, plot by a covert alliance of powerful persons (sometimes described as "an unseen power elite") rather than as an overt activity or as natural occurrence.
The term conspiracy theory is itself the object of a type of conspiracy theory, which argues that those using the term are manipulating their audience to disregard the topic under discussion, either in a deliberate attempt to conceal the truth, or as dupes of more deliberate conspirators.
Conspiracies are a popular theme in several genres of fiction, notably thrillers and science fiction, primarily due to their dramatic potential: recasting complex or meaningless historical events into relatively simple morality plays, in which bad people are the cause of bad events, and good people face the relatively simple task of identifying and defeating them.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Conspiracy_theory   (4081 words)

 Conspiracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Conspiracy (crime) and conspiracy (civil), an agreement between two or more persons to break the law at some time in the future
Conspiracy theory, attempts to explain the cause of an event as a secret, and often deceptive, plot by a covert alliance
Conspiracy (Caesar) for the conspiracy to kill Julius Caesar
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Conspiracy   (211 words)

 New World Order (conspiracy) Narrative @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Other components of the conspiracy may include the dispersal of chemicals into the atmosphere via aircraft in the Chemtrail theory, the semi-famous CIA mind control experiments performed under the code name MK-ULTRA, and involvement by extraterrestials, as in the Dulce Base conspiracy theories.
Conspiracy theorists may explicitly disavow and denounce anti-semitism, or may place "the Jews" at the center of the conspiracy.
NWO conspiracy theory is often presented by political conservatives and Liberals alike, especially those who fear the loss of their ideological freedom and favorite policies.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/New_World_Order_(conspiracy)   (1720 words)

 ZNet | Instructionals | Conspiracies Or Institutions: 9‑11 and Beyond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Conspiracy theorists begin their quest for understanding events by looking for groups acting secretly, either outside usual institutional norms in a rogue fashion, or, at the very least to manipulate public impressions, to cast guilt on other parties, and so on.
Quite the contrary, conspiracy theories are often strung together from the thinnest reeds of evidence and the counter-evidence is often an irrefutable negation of the very piece of evidence that the conspiracy theorist previously claimed was decisive.
Conspiracy theorists, of course, seeing turtles all the way down, may next claim that each of these instances were deliberate blunders carried out by U.S. officials in on the charades in order to give the impression of incompetence to cover up their masters' earlier crimes.
www.zmag.org /content/Instructionals/shalalbcon.cfm   (8064 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Ideas / Conspiracies so vast
Conspiracy theory was born in the Age of Enlightenment and has metastasized in the Age of the Internet.
The new conspiracies also traveled well by word of mouth -- thriving among the 18th century's rapidly growing populations, in which distrust was fueled by the anonymity of urban environments and insecurity heightened by mobility, dislocation, and bewildering socioeconomic change.
They argue that attempts to disprove conspiracy theories are just efforts to impose dominant ideological views on those defined as "backward," "irrational," or "superstitious." In this "replay of the Enlightenment with a vengeance," observe two of the contributors to "Transparency and Conspiracy," hegemonic reason once again seeks to crowd out all competing perspectives.
www.boston.com /news/globe/ideas/articles/2004/02/01/conspiracies_so_vast?mode=PF   (1760 words)

 The Kenneth Branagh Compendium: Conspiracy
Loring Mandel's award-winning script for Conspiracy, a gripping, one-off drama for BBC2, is based on the only surviving copy of the top-secret "Wannsee Protocol", which was discovered in 1947 by American forces in the archives at the Reich's Foreign Office.
Conspiracy defies the imagination, although it is based on the sole surviving record of this most secret of summits.
There are conspiracy theorists who say there may have been foul play involved in what may have been wounds he might have recovered from.
www.branaghcompendium.com /conspiracy.html   (8353 words)

 Antichrist Conspiracy: Inside the Devil's Lair
The evidence is revealed in chapter 62 of Antichrist Conspiracy.
The evidence is revealed in chapter 61 of Antichrist Conspiracy.
The evidence is revealed in chapters 45, 48, and 53 of Antichrist Conspiracy.
www.antichristconspiracy.com   (890 words)

A conspiracy is a secret plan, often with an ulterior motive, and known only by the "insiders".
People laugh at "conspiracy", and ridicule those who've had the foresight and invested their time and thought to study, and to show themselves approved of God.
Another conspiracy is the Fabian Society, whose aim is to spread Communism by stealth and counts among its members most of our post War Prime Ministers.
biblebelievers.org.au /nl002.htm   (3277 words)

 Conspiracy Theory (1997)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
User Comments: 'Conspiracy Theory' is another near miss for Richard Donner, but it's worth cracking even so, all thanks to Gibson and Roberts...
He spends his spare time pouring over newspapers in his high security apartment, looking for suspicious coincidences between the pages, and forming wild conspiracy theories based on them (which he recounts to his unwilling passengers the next day).
'Conspiracy Theory' tries to coax Donner away from his traditional formula of flying bullets and jokes (seen badly, minus the jokes, in the 1995 dud 'Assassins'), and is ultimately a more highbrow outing for the director than you might expect.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0118883   (894 words)

 Conspiracy Theories Ranging from Stupid to Inane - Conspiracy Bomb
If you don't know anything about conspiracies or just need to bone up one some of the finer points of insanity, it'll be good to take a quick look at The A-Z of Conspiracy Theories, and leave the window open just in case you need to look something up.
Conspiracy theorist pick up on that signal using their tin foil hats and write articles that fall into two distinct categories.
Conspiracy theories ranging from the Illuminati, to assasinations, war and the occult.
www.conspiracybomb.com   (1214 words)

 conspiracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Conspiracy is a Dutch rockband, since the foundation of the band in 1996 the composition changed many times.
Conspiracy has quite a lot of gigs on their name and has build up an extensive repertoire.
Conspiracy is now listed at ongekendtalent.nl, please have a look and vote for our song.
www.conspiracyontheweb.com   (293 words)

 The Peace Conspiracy - A kind community network
The Peace Conspiracy is a pro-active Spiritual network founded in 1998 by a counsel of energetic peace warriors.
The Ideology of the conspiracy is to promote peace, harmony and goodwill by being proactive in networking causes that uplift the human condition.
The Peace Conspiracy helps host workshops, sweats, drum circles, campouts and various other family events on a semi-regular bases, full moons and as the seasons change.
www.peaceconspiracy.org   (142 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Issues: Conspiracy
Bob's Conspiracy Theories - Conspiracy theories including the death of Diana, the moon landings, JFK assasination and the terrorist attacks on America.
Conspiracy Theory Archives - Articles and free ebooks, with a focus on an Islamic point of view.
Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Theories - Theories regarding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth in 1865.
dmoz.org /Society/Issues/Conspiracy   (863 words)

 Conspiracy Net : find government conspiracies information and conspiracy theories
Conspiracies: Join detective Nick Delios in this murder mystery adventure as he cracks the case!.
Generally, the genre of conspiracy theories is associated with eccentric individuals and.
The Federal Government has strongly rejected suggestions the warning of a "specific" terrorist attack and the urgent legislation to deal with that threat is a political conspiracy.
www.conspiracy-net.com   (346 words)

 Illuminati Conspiracy Archive: ConspiracyArchive.com
All influential people who were trapped to come under the control of the Illuminati, plus the students who had been specially educated and trained, were to be used as agents and placed behind the scenes of all governments as experts and specialists.
They would advise the top executives to adopt policies which would, in the long run, serve the secret plans of the Illuminati's one world conspiracy, and bring about the destruction of the governments and religions they were elected or appointed to serve.
They were to obtain absolute control of the press so that all news and information could be slanted to convince the masses that a one world government is the only solution to our many and varied problems.
www.conspiracyarchive.com   (1801 words)

 The Pontotoc Conspiracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The conversations are created, needless to say, but the actual happenings, the characters, and the events leading to the lynching of four men in a livery barn in Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, in 1909 are authentic.
Brenda Tollett, Managing Editor, The Ada Evening News, and past president of The Pontotoc County Historical and Genealogical Society, says “The historic lynching in Ada in 1909 could be considered a kind of morality play—the struggle between good and evil—but the requisite moral isn’t entirely clear now, nearly one hundred years later.
The Pontotoc Conspiracy takes up this conundrum as an historical novel set in the last days of Indian Territory and the first years of Oklahoma.
www.pontotoc-conspiracy.com   (1076 words)

 Conspiracy: How the Paranoid Style Flourishes and Where it Comes From: The Independent Review: The Independent Institute
Conspiracies are real, he explains; the objects of conspiracy theories aren’t.
Obviously, someone might believe the government was involved in, say, the murder of Malcolm X because she has weighed the evidence and decided the conspiracy theory is correct.
Here’s another similarity: just as porn is the underground literature of sex, conspiracy theories are the underground literature of power—lurid, often distorted, and inevitable as long as people such as Pipes are loath to acknowledge that power even exists.
www.independent.org /tii/content/pubs/review/books/TIR31_Pipes.html   (2020 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Conspiracy Encyclopedia: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Conspiracies are often international in their sweep and their impact.
Though conspiracies define our everyday lives, there is no body of serious academic research to understand their role, nature or defining characteristics.
For conspiracy buffs, it contains entries on most of the usual suspects but there are a number of significant failings with the format and structure of the book which make it an ultimately flawed collection.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1843402874   (888 words)

 Christians & Conspiracy Theories: A Call to Repentance
Conspiratists believe not merely that an occasional conspiracy exists, but that this is the dominant theme of history, that an "unseen hand" is guiding the world inexorably to the whim of certain supra-rich and/or powerful individuals.
Conspiracy Theory practitioners are miles away from "honoring the king," or showing "proper respect" for leaders.
Resonating to Conspiracy Theories is a clear indication that we are carnally minded, and not even to the "real world" (which would be bad enough) but to an idolatrous fantasy world of delusion and paranoia.
www.acts17-11.com /conspire.html   (6676 words)

 Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Theories
The simple conspiracy theory paints Booth as a Southern patriot and racist who originally planned to kidnap the President, take him to Richmond, and hold him in exchange for Southern prisoners of war.
The idea that Lincoln was killed as part of a grand conspiracy of Confederates arose almost immediately after the assassination.
Confederate grand conspiracy theorists feel Judah Benjamin, the Confederate Secretary of State, was deeply involved in the plot to kidnap/kill Abraham Lincoln.
home.att.net /~rjnorton/Lincoln74.html   (2873 words)

 JFK: In Defense of Jack Ruby: Was Lee Harvey Oswald's killer part of a conspiracy to assassinate President John F. ...
In fact, many people believe there was a conspiracy precisely because of Ruby's murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, which had the effect -- intentional or not -- of silencing the accused assassin.
But whether there was a conspiracy or not, there is no reason to assume that Ruby must have been involved.
Ruby was actually begging the commission to take him back to Washington so that he could take a polygraph examination and prove that he was telling the truth when he denied any role in a conspiracy.
www.jfk-online.com /rubydef.html   (2502 words)

 TRACKING THE REAL GENOCIDE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Moreover, these conspiracy theories divert energy from the work that must be done in the trenches if marginalized communities are to survive this epidemic: grassroots education, mobilizations for AIDS prevention, and better care for people living with HIV.
They distract from the urgent need to focus a spotlight on the life-and-death issue of AIDS prevention and on the crucial struggle against a racist and profit-driven public health system that is responsible for tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths.
Put bluntly: The false conspiracy theories are themselves a contributing factor to the terrible toll of unnecessary AIDS deaths.
mediafilter.org /MFF/caq/CAQ58TrackGenocide.html   (2558 words)

And over and over again, you find that conspiracy theorists, the ones who are really devoting their lives to this, whether they be on the far left or the far right or aestheticists--they invariably say that it was a book that changed their lives.
What he did to counter that alleged Jewish conspiracy was to create a real conspiracy, the Nazi Party, and he a--apparently took a number of ideas from the alleged Jewish conspiracy and made them part of his Nazi movement, and the Nazi movement was an attempt to take over the world.
But the--the web or the--the--the connections between the conspiracy and the conspiracy theory are very thick, to the point that, as I was trying to understand this, my head would hurt, because where I distinguished between the actual conspiracy and the fear of conspiracy, when you're dealing with an all-powerful ruler, it--it--it becomes almost inextricable.
www.danielpipes.org /article/953   (8153 words)

 Amazon.com: Conspiracy : How the Paranoid Style Flourishes and Where It Comes From: Books: Daniel Pipes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Here he examines the nature of conspiracy theories and asks, "What makes otherwise intelligent people believe in phony phenomena?" and "Why is antisemitism so often its central feature?" Pipes usefully lays out a few hypotheses about conspiracy theories, and distinguishes them from actual conspiracies (which are real, of course).
The former have deviously hidden their intentions by posing as the persecuted, and groups as innocuous as the Freemasons and as imaginary as the Rosicrucians have dominated the world in ways that can be grasped only by the truly paranoid mind.
The problem with conspiracy theories in that there is simply no way that they can be proven right or wrong; because it means proving a negative; an impossibility.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0684871114?v=glance   (1801 words)

 Discussion Forum Home Page - Above Top Secret Conspiracy Community
Discussion of the events, failures, and potential conspiracies in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.
The discussions and speculation of conspiracies related to the attacks on 9/11 and 7/7.
Discussion of conspiracies and scandals in organized religions, or conspiracies influenced by religion.
www.abovetopsecret.com   (1070 words)

 Amazon.com: Star Trek - The Next Generation, Episode 25: Conspiracy (1987) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Admiral Quinn had previously boarded the Enterprise in episode 19 ("Coming of Age") in order to investigate the competency of Picard in the face of an unstated conspiracy, but now he seems like a different man. Though the writing is a bit forced, it's nice to see the show working on long-form, continuing story lines.
After Keel is convinced that it is Picard, he then describes what he believes is a conspiracy at the highest levels of Star Fleet.
The conspiracy hinted at in the episode "Coming of Age" finally comes full circle and Picard must now go back to Earth to confront the heads of Starfleet.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6302744679?v=glance   (1709 words)

 GrandConspiracy.com - Conspiracies and Cover Ups
This site is a clearinghouse of information about conspiracies and cover ups.
Many of the conspiracies here center on the hidden agendas of the government, corporations and secret organizations.
Browse through articles and links relating to conspiracies, or leave your thoughts and comments on our weblog dedicated to conspiracies, cover ups and scandals.
www.grandconspiracy.com   (216 words)

 JFK Assassination Web Sites
She includes the mainstream media, much of academia, many conspiracy authors, all authors who believe Oswald did it alone, and virtually all the posters on USENET newsgroups who don't believe in a conspiracy in her cast of sinister people.
Most of the conspiracy authors that you can think of have been guests, and the transcripts are here.
David Perry, a crackerjack researcher who has debunked many of the stories conspiracy books repeat (although he in fact believes there was a conspiracy), has the
mcadams.posc.mu.edu /sites.htm   (1910 words)

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