What Does The Phrase "Conspiracy Theory" Mean?

By Jon Gold

As 9/11 family member Donna Marsh O'Connor said at the National Press Club on 9/11/2006, "this Government has made me a victim of Conspiracy Theories, because they haven't answered fully, or allowed anyone to ask the true questions of September 11th."

Instead of answering all of the questions put forward by the 9/11 Family Steering Committee, and others, the Government, through the media, has labeled those with questions as "Conspiracy Theorists", and several other "colorful" adjectives.

If you need some examples, here are a few:

"Let Us Never Tolerate Outrageous Conspiracy Theories"
Scientific American Takes On The 9/11 Conspiracy Nuts
March Of The Conspiracy Theorists
Conspiracy Theories
500 Conspiracy Buffs Meet To Seek The Truth Of 9/11
A Question For 9/11 Conspiracy Buffs
9/11 Conspiracy Theorists Gather At L.A. Conference
Reuters: 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists Gather At L.A. Conference
NYTimes Writes An Op-Ed About Kevin Barrett: Conspiracy Theories 101
Some 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists To Boycott Oliver Stone Film

There are SEVERAL more examples, but you get the idea. They have taken the words "Conspiracy", and "Theory", combined the two, and created the phrase, "Conspiracy Theory(ist)."

According to them, that phrase means the following:

Conspiracy Theory

1. Outlandish Lie
2. Lunacy
3. Crazy
4. Wacko
5. Psychologically Disturbed

In reality, it means "silence anyone who dares question this Government."

As Ramman Kenoun said, "a tyrant has succeeded in his search for absolute power when his own people fear to question his actions."

It is our duty as citizens of the United States of America to ask our Government questions, and DEMAND answers. There is certainly nothing shameful in doing so.

Teddy Roosevelt once said, "patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official..."

Please do not blindly follow this Government for fear of being labeled a "Conspiracy Theorist."

If that's what they want to label us, then wear it with pride. Change the meaning of the phrase. Make it mean:

Conspiracy Theory

1. Patriotic
2. Brave
3. Daring
4. Heroic
5. Caring

If you love this country, there is nothing more patriotic than questioning your Government.

As Thomas Jefferson said, "for here we are not afraid to follow truth, wherever it may lead."

It means nothing.....

From a legal and journalistic standpoint the phrase "conspiracy theory" has no meaning.

either there is prima facie evidence of wrongdoing - or not.

either there is a coverup of the facts - or not.

either there are lies being told - or not.



"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

Conspiracy Theory

Definition of a "conspiracy theory":

Nineteen amateur pilots from Saudi Arabia, who could barely fly single-engine Cessnas, commandeer four commercial jumbo-jets with box-cutters and fly them into US targets with pin-point accuracy while the entire US military stands-down for over an hour -- lead by a cave-dwelling Muslim on kidney dialysis.


People to dismiss these questioners as "conspiratorial advocates", or "conspiratorial theorists"... that's completely out of line because the... The questions remain because the President who should be able to answer them, WILL NOT.

— Ray McGovern - CIA Analyst 27 Years (Ret)

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Conspiracy Theory my ass...

...it's an analysis of a conspiracy!!