How conspirators effectively deceive you and conceal their crimes.
Some of our most significant historical events are shrouded in secrecy. The power to keep these secrets is aided by a prevailing belief that “big conspiracies can’t stay secret.”
Jim Babka contends that this assumption prevents us from understanding what happened, leaving us vulnerable and inviting it to happen again.
In our newest installment of Gracearchy with Jim Babka, Jim unravels the ways conspirators carry out their more complex plans. This isn’t just about exposing hidden agendas; it’s about challenging a pervasive misconception that has profound implications for your understanding of our world.
So, if you’ve ever heard someone make a dismissive claim like, “Someone would’ve talked,” this episode is for you!
Maybe you’re prone to write off anyone who takes a conspiracy theory seriously. We get you. That’s why…
This episode is the final installment of a three-part series.
First, in How to Handle Conspiracy Theories, we provided taxonomies and other guidelines for analyzing conspiracy claims, including how to identify conspiracy fantasies and false conspiracies.
Then, in Conspiracy Myths and Conspiracy Mechanics, we covered five myths that give conspiracy theorists a bad reputation and explained why it’s wrong to assume that actors in conspiracies have bad intentions or are outright evil.
From Dismissal to Discovery
As Jim illustrates, conspiracies are actually quite common. Some of them operate in the open. Many are banal.
Besides, the people who would simply accept claims by the media and the State are commonly prone to overlook historical facts. While in Tehran, in 1943, Winston Churchill told Josef Stalin “In wartime, Truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.” And those in the trade of spycraft repeat that line like a saint quoting the Bible.
You should know how to recognize and decipher the bodyguard of lies, including…
- Plausible deniability (5:33)
- Who is the biggest purveyor of disinformation? (14:30)
- How false flag operations manipulate public perception (16:08)
We also delve into redirection strategies used to keep the real agenda hidden from you.
Plus, we explain the actual purpose of Blue Ribbon Commissions.
And we close with a discussion of Julian Assange. Jim explains what Assange believed he was doing with Wikileaks. Hint: It involved breaking up conspiracies.
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ZAP The State and have a nice day,
Moderator, Gracearchy with Jim Babka
Gracearchy is hosted by Zero Aggression Project’s co-founder, Jim Babka, but the views expressed in the show are not necessarily those of the board, staff, or supporters of the Zero Aggression Project (Downsize DC Foundation).