Part I- Explaining the Conspiracy Theory:
Conspiracy theories are well known throughout many cultures. Whether these theories be used to explain some weird occurrence, or used to show that the government is trying to kill us all and are hiding certain things, these theories seem to pop up in almost every aspect of life. The moon landings were faked, 9/11 was manufactured by the U.S. government to have an excuse to invade the Middle East, Elvis isn’t really dead; all these are conspiracy theories that help to explain weird occurrences that people don’t understand or can’t explain. In this paper, the conspiracy theory asserting that the CIA manufactured AIDS and used it to kill off homosexuals will be explored.Write comment (1 Comment)
The CIA will partially fund a $630,000 study by the National Academy of Sciences that will investigate how humans could influence the Earth's climate using 'geoengineering.' According to Mother Jones' Dana Liebelson and Chris Mooney, the project will look into several techniques for altering the environment to prevent climate change. The first, known as "solar radiation management," works by pumping chemicals into the atmosphere that reflect some of the sun's rays back into space in order to reduce the amount of heat retained due to greenhouse gases.Write comment (0 Comments)
In his book, “Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion,” Gary Webb explained how, in the 1980’s the CIA facilitated the sale of cocaine to the street gangs, the Crips and Bloods, in Los Angeles in order to funnel the drug profits to the contras, a Latin American guerrilla army.
Here’s now Mr. Webb says it worked: he claims that the CIA-backed contras would smuggle cocaine into the United States and then distribute it to the LA gangs and pocket the profit to distribute to the contras.Write comment (0 Comments)
On November 18, 1978, 913 people died in Jonestown, a small compound carved out of the jungles of Guyana, a small country on the northeast coast of South America. The media at the time reported that it was a fanatical group of followers of the Rev. Jim Jones, lead to the jungles of South America to get away from the oppression of life here in America. They also reported that his followers willingly followed their leader into the great beyond by sipping on some cyanide cocktails, flavored with purple Kool-Aid. In fact, the notion of a mass suicide at Jonestown has been repeated so many times that it is accepted as fact, and the association is so strong that when most people hear "Jonestown," the first thing which pops in their head is "Kool-Aid." This association is false.Write comment (0 Comments)
When the Cold War was getting started in the late 1940’s, the CIA implemented a program called Operation Mockingbird. The objective was to purchase control and influence many major media outlets. The CIA also planned to have many reporters and journalists on the CIA payroll – a practice many people believe is continuing to this day.
One of the main objectives was to use these journalists as spies and to spread propaganda. The list of news organizations came to include reporters from ABC, NBC, CBS, Time, Newsweek, Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps-Howard, and Copley News Service.Write comment (1 Comment)
When the extent of the U.S. government’s domestic spying program was revealed this past summer, many were surprised and outraged: how could a government which so prizes liberty of its citizens covertly collect data on its own people?
Yet, sadly, this is not the first time Uncle Sam, without permission or notice, secretly gathered information on its people and wasn’t even close to the greatest atrocity. For that, there are numerous other examples such as when the government intentionally poisoned certain alcohol supplies they knew people would drink, killing over 10,000 American citizens and sickening many thousands others. (Despite this, the program continued for some time, though it was hotly debated in Congress when the death tolls started rolling in.)Write comment (0 Comments)
New testimony implicates the CIA. The question no longer seems to be whether government agents were involved, but how high up the conspiracy ran. For more than 21 years numerous official and unofficial investigations have attempted to answer the myriad questions surrounding the assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.Write comment (0 Comments)