CONSPIRACY ISSUES LIKE ANTI-VAXX, 5G, ETC.
by John Spritzler
March 9, 2019
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Please see this long list of ways that the rich OPENLY treat us like dirt, ways that virtually everybody knows about and hates, in contrast to the SECRET evil things the rich may be doing, and ask yourself: Which type of issues can we mobilize large numbers of people around in order to remove the rich from power?
Some people (the "anti-vaxxers") are very sure that Big Pharma is promoting the widespread use of vaccinations just to make big bucks selling their vaccines (or for an even more evil reason), and that the vaccines are actually quite dangerous (cause autism in children, for example) and that the government (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in particular) is covering up the horrible truth. The anti-vaxxers may be right; I don't claim to know the truth for sure. Some of the evidence they present merits great attention.
If the anti-vaxxers are correct, then this is a truly monstrous crime that should be stopped as fast as possible. And yet, I do not focus my attention on the vaccination issue. Why not? I will get into that shortly.
There are other similar issues that I don't focus my attention on, even though they may be monstrous crimes. For example:
Chem trails. Everybody can see the "contrails" in the sky. But what's in them? Some say that we're being poisoned by stuff that is secretly being dumped from jet planes and that causes the increasing number of "contrails" in the sky. They say the real aim of this dumping is evil, perhaps altering the weather or climate for nasty military purposes. Again, they may be right; I just don't know. Some of the evidence they present merits great attention. But I don't focus on this issue.
The terribly destructive fires last year in northern California [and more recently in Maui, Hawaii]. Some say they were caused (for some unknown evil purpose) by high energy devices from satellites or something like that, not caused by the normal things that the newspapers reported. Again, maybe the conspiracy theorists are right. I saw a video of a professional fireman saying they are. I just don't know for sure.
The mass shootings (such as Sandy Hook.) Some say they were fake and not really what the official narrative says. Again, I'm no expert; but sure, if that were true it would be horrible manipulation of the public for some secret evil reason. But I don't focus on this issue.
9/11 an inside job. Some (myself included, by the way) think 9/11 was an inside job. Sure, it would be wonderful if most Americans not only thought, but were very sure, that 9/11 was an inside job. But the ruling class, with its control of the mass media and the government, can prevent that from ever happening because people simply don't have direct experience of 9/11's inside-jobness; it's a subject about which they must rely on "experts" and the ruling class can buy lots of "experts." I don't focus on this issue.
Pedophilia/child-murder/blackmailing by powerful upper class people. See this footnote where I discuss this issue specifically.*
There are more such issues, such as G-5 towers and covid-19 being designed to kill or dominate us, and so on.
WHY DON'T I FOCUS ON THESE "CONSPIRACY" ISSUES?
What all these conspiracy issues have in common is this. If the conspiracy theories are in fact true, the ruling class has the power to prevent almost all of the general public from knowing they are true. Why? Because these are issues about which, because of their very nature, ordinary people cannot have direct personal experience by which to know the truth with confidence. For these kinds of issues, the only way the general public could be confident that the conspiracy theories are true would be if the mass media (the proverbial 11 O'Clock News, etc.) confirmed they were true, and that is never going to happen as long as the ruling plutocracy class remains in power.
But at the same time, the only way to stop these crimes (assuming the conspiracy theories are true) is to remove the ruling plutocracy--the criminals--from power. And the only way to remove the plutocracy ("the rich") from power is to build a mass movement (of hundreds of millions of people in the United States and billions world wide) that aims to remove it (and similar ruling elites elsewhere) from power and has the confidence and determination required to do that (as discussed here.)
The problem is that one cannot build a mass revolutionary movement based on anger at crimes that most people don't think are really happening or at least don't have any confidence are really happening, can one?
No doubt it is useful to try to educate the general public about these conspiracy issue crimes. The more this effort succeeds, the better. The mistake, however, is to think that this effort is the key to ending these crimes. It's not.
SO WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
This doesn't mean, however, that we cannot remove the rich from power and thereby a) get access to their secrets (in their file cabinets and computer hard drives, etc.) to find out the truth about these conspiracy theories and b) prevent these crimes from continuing (if indeed they are occurring.)
But how can we remove the rich from power? How can we persuade people to be confident and determined enough to do that?
The answer, I believe, is to do this:
First, talk to people about the crimes of the ruling class that are NOT secret, but done openly for all to see. I provide examples of many such crimes here; they are all different ways that the rich treat us like dirt. In my revolutionary community organizing where I live (discussed here) I am focusing on the crime of denying people adequate affordable housing. Almost everybody where I live is royally pissed at the rich for committing this crime against us. No persuasion, no revealing of obscure evidence, no relying on experts is required to make people angry at THIS crime. Not at all!
Second, talk about how this crime (denial of adequate affordable housing, for example) can only really be thoroughly ended by removing the rich from power, and how removing the rich from power to have real, not fake, democracy with no rich and no poor (a.k.a. an egalitarian revolution) is what the vast majority of people want for all sorts of good reasons (basic decency being high on the list).
Third, make people aware of the fact that they are part of the vast majority in wanting not only adequate affordable housing (or whatever the most relevant demand is for a given area) but also an egalitarian revolution. Create large organizations that are explicitly for not only this or that reform demand (such as more affordable housing) but also for egalitarian revolution, with the kind of arguments that I give here.
Fourth, remove the rich from power this way. This ends the "conspiracy" crimes EVEN THOUGH THE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT WAS NOT FOCUSED ON THAT GOAL. Furthermore, only by removing the rich from power can we gain access to all of their secret documents and internal communications from which we can finally discover the truths about all the suspected conspiracies.
THE CHOICE WE FACE
The choice we face is this: Either a) focus on the conspiracy theory crimes and never end them, OR b) focus on the crimes that everybody knows about and thereby make a revolution that also ends the conspiracy theory crimes.
I vote for choice b. What's your choice?
What about Zionism?
By the way, we face a similar choice with respect to the crime of Zionism, although it's not strictly the same as with the conspiracy theory crimes.
The similarity is that in order to end the crime of Zionism we need an egalitarian revolution to remove the plutocracy--i.e., the people who have a self-interest in supporting Zionism (as I discuss here), from power. But the crime of Zionism takes place so far away from the direct experience of ordinary people in the United States that it is never going to be the issue that is sufficiently understood to generate the anger and confidence and determination of the majority of people in the U.S. that is required for a revolutionary movement to grow strong enough to succeed in the U.S. (The same is not true, of course, in Palestine including the part of it called Israel.)
In contrast to conspiracy theory crimes, however, the crime of Zionism is not secret (the massacres of Palestinians are no secret); only the understanding of the issue required to know that it is a crime is essentially secret. This understanding helps people understand the reason we need an egalitarian revolution, which is why I devote some effort to helping spread an understanding of Zionism.
* Below is a Facebook post of mine about a book that exposed such a pedophile/blackmail ring:
Here's one of the many well-deserved five-star reviews of this book  I just finished reading:
"I am a soccer mom, news junkie, and sober professional not at all given to being enticed by conspiracy theories. I first heard about Johnny Gosch, which led me to the Franklin story, which led me to this book. I guess I was naïve, because I had no idea that a conspiracy of this scope, involving law enforcement and many powerful people, was actually possible. Recent news out of the UK, however, illuminates the fact that these things do, in fact, happen. Disadvantaged children and youth are clearly at risk from organized sexual predation by powerful people who are able to manipulate even law enforcement agencies. And something is clearly rotten at the core of Nebraska, where many of the players who conspired to repress the truth still live and work, and where the official story is still that the whole thing was a hoax."
Nick Bryant, the author of this extremely good book, exposes how truly evil people (murdering pedophiles) in all the key institutions of the United States (the FBI, CIA, the judicial system including top judges and prosecutors, the mass media--local and national, the Catholic Church, nationally and not just in Nebraska, where the story is focused) have the upper hand and use it to protect murderous child prostitution and related blackmailing by the most powerful people in our society. The positive reviews on Amazon are all true, and I suggest you read them.
I wish that this book, published in 2009, had generated a massive uprising to remove the evil people from power and thereby create a real, not fake, democracy. If and when that ever happens then the kind of people with the real power in society would be, for a change, the kind that Nick Bryant describes who, at great personal sacrifice, stood up for the truth and against the evil, only to be crushed by brute violence--sometimes lethal--, threats and lies.
But this book did not, unfortunately, generate such an uprising. Why not?
The book itself explains why not. Such books, with their message of truth about evil-doing by the rich and powerful, might get published by a small publishing house, but they don't get published by the big publishers who can promote a book in the mass media the way they promote those by people like Hillary Clinton; they are prevented from reaching a critical mass of the population. Furthermore, no TV network news anchor will tell listeners that the assertions in the book are true.
What this means is that the few people who do read the book never come to believe that they are part of a large majority who are outraged by the book's revelations; they will know that they are merely part of a very small number of people who know about the book and are outraged by its revelations. And knowing this, they will refrain from even trying to organize the massive uprising that is called for.
The closest thing we've had to a massive uprising against evil pedophilia is the one against the Catholic Church. While it is a good thing that it happened, let's be clear. The ONLY reason it happened is because the mass media wanted it to happen. The billionaires in control of the mass media have long had a conflict with the Catholic Church, going back at least to John D. Rockefeller, Sr. So the ruling billionaire plutocracy leaped at the chance to use the Church's sordid infestation of pedophilia to take it down a notch. But this same ruling plutocracy is not about to take down its own FBI and CIA and oppressive judicial system and mass media!
The mass media does sometimes expose and prosecute pedophilia by a small number of individuals, such as Jeffrey Epstein and the handful of celebrities connected to him. But it doesn't expose the culpability of its valued institutions. The public will not, therefore, be told--even if it is true, which I suspect it is--that Epstein was an Israeli Mossad agent setting honey traps to blackmail powerful people into towing the Zionist line.
The Moral of the Story
The kind of evil that Nick Bryant exposes in his book is what I call secret evil; it's evil that the ruling class is able to keep sufficiently secret so as to prevent a large public uprising to develop against it.
In contrast to secret evil is non-secret evil. Non-secret evil includes all of the things the ruling class does openly and routinely to treat us like dirt, many of which I identify.  The ruling class treats us like dirt so routinely that we tend to stop taking note of it. For example, paying us poverty wages, refusing to provide good housing and driving many to homelessness, making people debt slaves with college loans, using the "poverty draft" to make people enlist in the military to kill innocent people or be killed and suffer PTSD or become suicidal as a result, and the list goes on.
We CAN build a revolutionary uprising against the NON-SECRET evils, because, in contrast to the secret evils, everybody already knows about them; they know they are true and, furthermore--and this is KEY!--, they know that everybody ELSE knows they are true even if there's no "Walter Cronkite" saying they're true. And this means that people can be confident that in opposing these non-secret evils committed by the rich they will not be alone, which is a crucial requirement for a mass movement to develop, as I discuss here.
But to build a movement against the non-secret evils we must condemn them for being not only objectionable but also UN-NECESSARY, because a MUCH better world is possible, an egalitarian world. We need, in other words, to spread an explicitly egalitarian revolutionary  vision of how the world OUGHT to be, a vision that--because most people love the idea whenever they hear about it--can unite the vast majority into a truly revolutionary movement. Let's do that!
Please Dump this Wrong Idea
Some people who focus on conspiracy secret evils seem to do it because they have a wrong idea about what it takes to persuade people in large numbers to rise up against the rich. They think--wrongly--that what is required is to somehow shock people out of their apathy to make them care about the evil that the rich do, and that to shock them this way requires exposing the most horrifying evil act(s) imaginable that the rich secretly do.
But this is a wrong understanding of what prevents people from rising up against the rich. Apathy--i.e., not caring--has never been the problem; people care. It is hopelessness that is the problem. People feel hopeless about being able to do anything to stop the things--evil acts of the rich--that they care about because they feel alone in wanting to stop these things. The mass media's #1 job is to make people feel alone and hence hopeless this way.
As I learned in the anti-Vietnam War movement in 1969 (discussed in my "What Causes a Political Sea Change?") two things make a mass movement develop: #1. Lots of people knowing that they are morally right in opposing something that lots of people know the rich are doing; #2. Lots of people knowing that they are joined by lots of other people in feeling this way--that they are not alone in this feeling.
There will not ever be a large mass movement against secret evil deeds that only a small number of people will be convinced are truly happening. But there CAN be a large mass movement against the evil deeds that that the rich OPENLY commit against us. So let's focus on those openly committed, non-secret, evil deeds of the rich.