In an era of rampant surveillance, government secrecy, and whistleblower crackdowns, more and more questions have arisen over the actions and intentions of the US government. But regardless of how doubtful we may be of its justifications, we’re taught to just accept the explanation that’s given.
And if we don’t – if we openly acknowledge the gaping holes – that makes us ‘conspiracy theorists’, a pejorative term that for years has been cast on those who have been bold enough to seek the truth.
Breaking the Set reports on when the term became an establishment tool to shut down critical thinking and how labeling truth-seekers as ‘conspiracy theorists’ damages democracy.
Conspiracy to Tell the Truth | Interview with Lance deHaven-Smith
Breaking the Set also calls out MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow for promoting the notion that violence is rooted in conspiracy theories, while disregarding the importance of questioning official government narratives.
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