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CIA invented the term ‘conspiracy theory’?

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Eldorado

"Conspiracy theories have a long history, but the actual term “conspiracy theory” emerged much more recently.

"It was only a few decades ago that the term took on the derogatory connotations it has today, where to call someone a conspiracy theorist functions as an insult.

"So it may come as no surprise that there is even a conspiracy theory about the origins of the label.

"This conspiracy theory claims that the CIA invented the term in 1967 to disqualify those who questioned the official version of John F Kennedy’s assassination and doubted that his killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, had acted alone."

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19_Kilo
59 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

"Conspiracy theories have a long history, but the actual term “conspiracy theory” emerged much more recently.

"It was only a few decades ago that the term took on the derogatory connotations it has today, where to call someone a conspiracy theorist functions as an insult.

"So it may come as no surprise that there is even a conspiracy theory about the origins of the label.

"This conspiracy theory claims that the CIA invented the term in 1967 to disqualify those who questioned the official version of John F Kennedy’s assassination and doubted that his killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, had acted alone."

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Th e JFK assassination,  eh? 

If that event was indeed the origin of the term then it's ironic that the original usage of "conspiracy theory " was borne from an situation when there really was a government cover-up and the maligned theorists were correct, and not just Tin Foil Hat Club members as in so many other CT's.

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STAR LORD

Of course the cia created the term it aids them in the fact it supplies a blanket cover story to discredit those that expose the truth. 

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third_eye

"operation mockingbird"

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Operation Mockingbird is an alleged large-scale program of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that began in the early 1950s and attempted to manipulate news media for propaganda purposes. It funded student and cultural organizations and magazines as front organizations.

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Timothy
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On 3/18/2020 at 9:14 AM, STAR LORD said:

Of course the cia created the term it aids them in the fact it supplies a blanket cover story to discredit those that expose the truth. 

What about all of the idiots who believe in BS conspiracy theories? 

I’m hopeful that you don’t subscribe to everything: Flat Earth, creationism, no moon landing, bigfoot, orbs etc. Or do you believe it all?

The term ‘conspiracy theory’ is an accurate and a reasonable term, no matter its origins. 

Something wild and unproven, yet believed by whoever. 

 

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Rlyeh
On 3/18/2020 at 8:44 AM, STAR LORD said:

Of course the cia created the term it aids them in the fact it supplies a blanket cover story to discredit those that expose the truth. 

Why do they need to do that when they can just let you speak?  The term "conspiracy theory" existed decades before the CIA was even founded.

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jaylemurph
On 3/17/2020 at 3:14 PM, STAR LORD said:

Of course the cia created the term it aids them in the fact it supplies a blanket cover story to discredit those that expose the truth. 

What “truth” has a conspiridiot ever exposed? Flying rods? Annunaki? The queen is a really an antisemitic lizard from outer space?

—Jaylemurph 

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jaylemurph
On 3/25/2020 at 11:29 PM, STAR LORD said:

Is that good enough

I'd, umm, /read/ the links you use. Half of the ones listed there are debunked in their own listing. The ones that are left are "Dalai Lama worked for the CIA" -- which fails to be a conspiracy -- and "tobacco really is bad for you."

If conspiridiots think those count, well, there's a reason they have little to no significance in the wider world...

--Jaylemurph

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aztek

they did not have to invent it, just strongly associate it with something else,  nazis did not invent swastikas either, yet to almost entire world it means nazis

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