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Back in the early 1990s, I spoke with John Marks, author of Search for the Manchurian Candidate. This was the book (1979) that helped expose the existence and range of the infamous CIA MKULTRA program.
Long-time listeners/readers/viewers of mine will be very familiar withthe old “conspiracy theorist” smearand how it is used to stop any would-be truth seekers from questioning the official explanation of contentious events. They will also know how the term can be turned on its head and thrust back in the accusers’ face (“shut up, burglary theorist!”).
But here’s another effective tool to add to your conspiracy conversation toolbox: actual, historical examples of conspiracy “theories” that were proven to be conspiracy facts.
So here are some examples of things that were once derided as zany conspiracy paranoia that are now accepted as mundane historical fact. Can you think of any other examples? Leave them in the comments below.
Alison Steel was only 4½ years old when her mother’s life changed forever. In 1957, Jean Steel was admitted to Montreal’s Allan Memorial Institute. The once happy and energetic 33-year-old was diagnosed with manic depression and delusional thinking.In the months that followed, Steel became the victim of CIA-funded brainwashing experiments conducted by Dr. Ewen Cameron. She…Read more