My Letter to TVO

I just watched your program, “Conspiracy Anyone” on The Agenda, TVO, August 1, 2008.

Thank you for addressing the issue of conspiracy. It seemed that more focus & time was spent theorizing on the mindset of conspiracy paranoia than the details of any of the conspiracies themselves.Two of the four panel experts could not swear by the official theory of the JFK assassination so I assume they suffer from the same conspiracy paranoia which they attribute to the majority. I did not hear them discuss the details of their doubts. If such a malady as “conspiracyitis” could infect the minds of 70+% of the population, it is noteworthy, but the panel was as vague about the science of this psychological phenomenon as they were on any of the conspiracies mentioned. No studies in the area of mass paranoia were cited.

It is unsettling to see the "politically correct" media in action. The logic proposing that Zeitgeist is popular largely because of it's slick production, is flawed; TV has consistently slicker production and a higher quality broadcast resolution than the popular online streaming formats. Some of the online videos rated up in the ranks with Zeitgeist are low-quality, hour-long podium speeches such as “The Energy Non Crisis”. Also, the logic that people are more afraid of random events than a government conspiracy is ridiculous. I would sleep much easier if I believed Lee Harvey Oswald had killed JFK than I do believing in a much larger and more powerful conspiracy that is still with us.

The reason people watch these movies, is simple; there IS MASSIVE CORRUPTION in government, media, the banking community, intelligence communities and religious institutions and people now have free access to that information. Considering that the Gulf of Tonkin incident WAS staged, we have to ask, if an American president can lie to start a war for profit, and if the media considers this historical perspective irrelevant, why should anyone trust the government or the media?

I suggest that a more useful approach to presenting conspiracy subject matter would be an hour of debate on 9/11 with Barrie Zwicker, Alex Jones, David Ray Griffin, Jason Bermas, or other major contributor to the 9/11 truth movement, opposed by an expert who supports the official 9/11 report. Or you could air Barrie's film, appropriately titled, “The Great Conspiracy: The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw”. Zeitgeist, Endgame, Loose Change Final Cut and America Freedom to Fascism are also very popular movies, fit to air. We the paranoid majority would like to see more 9/11 analysis on TVO.



Excellent letter ThoughtCrime7. I wonder if you will get an answer. Probably not. I think you called their bluff. Good going.

Well written thoughtcime7 I

Well written thoughtcime7
I don't see how that letter won't stimulate some constructive thought at the CBC but experience shows that it will fall on deaf ears.
It's too bad because the CBC normally does a really good job on human rights issues even on somewhat controversial issues. (Was this CBC or The Agenda with Steve Pakin on TVO?)
It seems there is some sort of official directive to skirt around the 9/11 issues until someone else makes the first move.

I wrote about this in Dissident Voice

Thanks thoughtcrime7 for you letter. You make excellent points, which will, no doubt, fall on deaf ears, as they do the bidding of the masters.

Thought you'd be interested in this article I published on the same topic:

Are Conspiracy Theorists out of Their Gourds?

by Sheila Casey / November 19th, 2007

Of course conspiracies exist. Merriam-Webster says a conspiracy is ‘a secret agreement to do an unlawful or wrongful act.’ If two or more people plot to do something corrupt, criminal or not, it’s a conspiracy. The world is teeming with them.

But conspiracy theorists are assumed to fear something much larger and more insidious than run of the mill nastiness; their suspicions focus on vast schemes and secret societies that control the levers of government. Conventional wisdom calls these people crackpots, nut jobs, tin foil hatters. Wikipedia states that ‘conspiracy theorist is a pejorative term, used to dismiss claims that are considered paranoid, unfounded, outlandish, irrational, or otherwise unworthy of serious consideration.’

It seems that conspiracy theorists have all the credibility of members of the Flat Earth Society.

Are we to assume then that no governmental conspiracies exist? That the idea of the Bush administration lying to us, or pressuring other agencies such as the State Department, CIA, or Justice Department to lie to us is unthinkable? That it wouldn’t be possible, for example, for them to cook up a case for war against a country that never attacked us, using information they know to be false? That they might claim that we are invading to spread democracy, when they really have their eye on the $30 trillion in oil under Iraqi sands? That they are willing to be thought of as incompetent because they invaded without an exit strategy when not leaving is exactly what those double-dealing conspirators had in mind?

Me neither, that could never happen.

Who are these wild-eyed conspiracy theorists? One was JFK. In a 1961 speech to the American Newspaper Publishers Association he said:

‘We are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence-on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day.’

Another was Hilary Clinton. In an interview on The Today Show in 1998, she referred to a ‘vast right-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against my husband.’

JFK and Hilary Clinton, two deranged, delusional denizens of the lunatic fringe, trying to undermine the country no doubt.

Conspiracy theorists are getting a lot of press these days, because they keep popping up in unexpected places. When several members of We Are Change infiltrated Real Time with Bill Maher last month to shout out their half-baked theories about 9/11 being an inside job, the incident was shown by Bill O’Reilly on Fox News and Jeanne Moos and Glenn Beck on CNN. O’Reilly and Beck roundly denounced the mush-for-brains radicals, and Beck posted a poll on his website, asking if viewers didn’t agree that anyone who thinks our government planned 9/11 is ‘insane.’

Unfortunately for Beck, 66% said no, they’re not. Is it possible that two-thirds of his viewers are insane as well?

They’re not the only crackpots. A September 2007 Zogby poll found that 51% of Americans want Congress to probe Bush and Cheney regarding the 9/11 attacks. A New York Times/CBS News poll from October 2006 found that only 16% of adults fully believe the official story about 9/11, while 84% believe the Bush administration is either hiding something or is lying.

Apparently large numbers of paranoid Americans doubt the story put forth by our esteemed leaders, the one about 19 hijackers from caves overcoming all the defenses of our $500 billion/year military while armed with nothing but box cutters. Many otherwise normal people wonder how a steel-framed skyscraper could crumble to the ground at free-fall speed because of damage at its top floors. Other no-good degenerates question why an airplane that crashed in Pennsylvania would leave wreckage over eight square miles. So be careful out there. Wear your seatbelt. These looney-tunes are everywhere.

Unfortunately the 9/11 Truth virus has infected the highest levels of society. Pilots, engineers, physicists, architects, CIA veterans and former government officials are among those raving about WTC 7, molten metal and Bush’s unusual absorption in ‘My Pet Goat.’ Can we trust them? Of course not, they’re conspiracy theorists.

But, just for arguments sake, consider if there were a vast conspiracy to cover up the truth about 9/11. Don’t you think they’d need an equally vast PR campaign to portray any conspiracy theorists in the worst possible light, so all 84% of us would keep our suspicions to ourselves, lest we be mocked mercilessly?

Me neither.

TVO not CBC!

The Agenda is a program on TV Ontario, another publicly-funded network, not the CBC!