Do you know what the terms conspiracy and conspiracy theory mean?The answer is probably yes and no. You probably intuitively understand the terms, yet your brain has been so scrambled by propagandists, you can’t handle the simple truth. Similarly, you might be among the muddled masses who believe that Watergate was the only authentic conspiracy in recorded history, when there are in fact countless conspiracies swirling all around us 24/7. If you’re one of the more intelligent (or newly awakened) people who realize that the JFK assassination and 9/11 qualify as conspiracies, please don’t throw this book away. You can probably still learn something from it. And if I’m wrong, then maybe you can share some tips with me. I’m David Blomstrom, one of America’s foremost conspiracy theorists. Or should I call myself a conspiracy analyst, conspiracy sleuth, conspiracy scientist or conspiratologist? Maybe I should just call myself a historian, because conspiracy theory lies primarily in the domain of historical science.
Any historian who doesn’t believe in conspiracy isn’t a real historian.To cut to the chase, I’ve been working on a book titled Conspiracy Science, which is sort of a mini-encyclopedia of conspiracy and conspiracy theory. It explains how conspiracies and conspiracy theories work and explores the convoluted tactics used by anti-conspiracy propagandists to discredit them. The book will consist of roughly thirty chapters and will be published in 2022. In the meantime, I took the five chapters focusing on definitions and another titled “Conspiracy Quotas” and published them as a simpler, less expensive introduction to conspiracy science (the book you’re reading). This book has four primary goals:
- Broadcast the true definitions of the terms conspiracy and conspiracy theory
- Educate people regarding the extraordinary efforts of propagandists to redefine these terms
- Reveal the magnitude of conspiracy in both frequency and size or sophistication
- Promote Conspiracy Science, which, to the best of my knowledge, is the only book of its kind in existence
By the way, I’m not Alex Jones or David Icke. I actually have a science degree, and I’m a genuine wildlife biologist turned teacher turned whistle-blower turned political activist. That means the media (which are insanely conspiratorial) will scarcely mention my name. Most of my books will be banned by booksellers and libraries. So I’m depending on people like you to help me get the word out. If you find this book a revelation, or simply educational, please tell your friends about it. Better yet, mention it on your website, blog, Facebook or other social networks. (Yes, I’m well aware that the social networks are one big conspiracy. Yet even they have to tolerate free speech to some degree.) Thank you for reading this book and thanks to all the truthers who helped educate and inspire me.
Classic Conspiracy Theory ˆOne of the biggest obstacles a budding conspiratologist faces is the daunting gauntlet of definitions that have sprung up around the term conspiracy theory. Even the terms conspire and conspiracy can be confusing, but conspiracy theory is off the chart. Accordingly, the first unit in the Conspiracy Science section—Conspiracy Science 101—focuses on definitions. As you will soon learn, the definitions vary with the actors. For example, the term conspiracy theory means very different things to a 9/11 truther and a propagandist. Yet conspiracy theory can have different meanings even among truthers. Are we talking theory in the scientific sense (e.g. the theory of evolution), or are we just talking in plain English? And if we’re not in scientific mode, then are we talking about a theory of conspiracy, a theory about a particular conspiracy theory, a theory that invokes a conspiracy, a hypothesis, rumor, quip or something else? This book is based on the premise that conspiracy is not just real—it’s far more common than most people realize. And I’m not just talking about criminal/civil conspiracy. Grand conspiracies in which multiple agencies, organizations and governments collude to start wars or exploit millions of people are very common as well. Given the fact that 1) conspiracy is such a big part of life, and 2) humans are very vocal thinking creatures, it’s only natural that people should think and talk about conspiracy on different levels, from speculation and rumors to knee-jerk quips to scientific analysis.You can’t understand classic conspiracy without also having some understanding of the wacko anti-conspiracy theory conjured up by an army of media whores, pseudo-scientists, phony philosophers and other propagandists.In that spirit, this book covers the entire spectrum, from “classic conspiracy theory” to the spider web of ridicule and goofy ideas spun by propagandists.
Quiz Time! ˆJust for fun (and to make sure your brain is engaged), let’s take a couple short quizzes. Don’t feel bad if you don’t get a great score. Making mistakes is part of the learning process.
Quiz I. Which of the following are/were conspiracies?
- Sasquatch (aka Bigfoot)
- The 2016 presidential election
- Bill Gates’ philanthropy
Quiz II. Which of the following are conspiracy theories?
- The belief that 9/11 was plotted and carried out by radical Muslims
- The belief that 9/11 was a “false flag attack,” perpetrated by the U.S. government and/or Israel
- The belief in UFO’s
- The belief that genetically modified food is a threat to our health
- The belief that God will protect Israel and the United States from their enemies