In fact, the legal definition of the word is:An agreement between two or more persons to engage jointly in an unlawful or criminal act, or an act that is innocent in itself but becomes unlawful when done by the combination of actors.
Apparently, the definition of the word to most 21st century Americans is: ” a theory made up by unstable people who have absurdly decided that the NYT and ‘network news’ is not a reliable source of information. All ‘conspiracy theories’ are rubbish.
“I was recently confronted by a paragon of Correct Americanism who uttered, almost verbatim, the above definition. I took great glee in asking him what he thought about the Lincoln assassination conspiracy which he of course denied. Of course, five (other than Booth) were executed for the crime, several of which admitted the conspiracy. I knew that I was wasting my time, but I also referred to the House Select Committee on Assassinations that found evidence that all three famous 1960’s assassinations were “most likely” the result of conspiracies.What did the government (and TPTB, in that they are different) learn from the JFK, RFK, and MLK assassinations? They learned that most people, at least initially, will gobble up whatever the news media tells them. Only later, much later, do they begin to have second thoughts. They also learned that the news media, owned by large international corporations, will disseminate whatever is their best corporate interest. In the twenty-first century, the populace has a plethora of news sources. Some are total crap, while some (ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, etc.) are just mostly crap. While sources like NewsMax, World Net Daily, MSNBC, FOX , etc., have to be read through a filter, they will at least occasionally present information that corporate media will not. Remember, if left to the “Big 3” of television news, we would never have known that John Edwards was messing around behind the back of his cancer-stricken wife, or that he had an illegitimate child, which was still
being denied by big network news after everyone else had verified the story. The ruination of Sen. Edwards was not in the best interest of corporate news.Next time a serious event happens in our nation, after listening to the purchased broadcasts of the likely suspects, hit your keyboard for some other views.You owe your mind a variety of news sources, not just the bilge pumped into your house by your corporate masters.