The term has become taboo. It gets slapped on investigative journalists and documentary film-makers as though it were some sort of anti-accreditation.
"That’s just a conspiracy theory." They say it as if this label somehow proves the information to be inherently false.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there are a lot conspiracy theories floating around these days. It seems there is a documentary on nearly every industry in the world, making a very strong argument for some sort of large-scale corruption and fraud. Here are just a few that might look familiar:
Food Inc- discussing American meat and agriculture
Fuel- on America’s unsustainable use of foreign oil.
Who Killed the Electric Car- investigating the automobile industry’s attachment to petroleum-fueled vehicles.
Zeitgeist or Loose Change- exploring the unanswered questions surrounding the 9-11 ´terrorist attacks.´
Zeitgeist Addendum- explains why ever-increasing inflation as well as national debt are inherent to the central banking model of every country in the world, and what that implies about our global economy’s sustainability.
The Obama Deception- profiles an organization of international bankers known as the Bilderberg Group, and explicates their funding of both sides of American politics to maintain advantageous fiscal policy.
And, last but not least,
Grass- Woody Harrelson narrates the lesser-known history of Marijuana in the United States, and curses the bastards who made it illegal. (Personally, I think they should have titled the film, 'White Men Can’t Smoke'. But that’s just me…)
I was talking about all this over lunch with a friend I met traveling the other day. "I don’t know what to think about documentaries," Brad said. "They’re just so convincing… I think that if I watched a documentary every day, there wouldn’t be a single establishment in the world that I would trust." He lowered his guacamole burger and shook his head. "So I just don’t watch them," he said, now smiling. "I would just a soon be a pawn for all these people and not know it. It’s just easier that way." He picked up his burger and continued eating. "You know," I laughed, "that would make a pretty hilarious documentary in and of itself. See how someone’s worldview changes after watching a documentary-a-day for 30 days." We both laughed.
The most common argument that I hear against documentary film makers and investigatory journalists is that when you watch their films or read their books, you’re only getting one side of the story. I call bull shit on this claim. Everyone always knows the other side of a conspiracy theory. Mainstream media pumps us full of the other side:
Yes, we always hear the other side of a conspiracy theory. In fact, I would say it is mainstream media who fails to give us enough information... not the Peter Josephs of the world.
The more we look into it, the more we see that corruption and censorship are not unique traits of politics or military. They’re everywhere. I read a quote recently, which resonated with me a lot:
"Just look at us. Everything is backwards. Everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroys information, and religion destroys spirituality." - Michael Ellner
When I step back and look at all these issues globally, I can’t help but wonder, what the fuck is going on, on our planet?
Without preaching any specific story, I think we need to open ourselves up to the possibility that humanity is not functioning as autonomously as we´ve previously assumed.
I don´t want to point the finger solely at any one group, be it the Illuminati, the Masons, the Bilderberg Group, Rothschild Bloodline, or the Bohemian Grove. Honestly, I don´t feel perfectly informed to do so, and I would rather you didn´t take my word for it anyway.
At the end of the day, all I am saying is this: if you´ve spent your life assuming that the organizations which exert control over you do so out of love, or some other altruistic sentiment, I suggest you look into it a little more.