Conspiracies, not “Conspiracy Theorists” are Destroying Democracy

A recent BBC article begins:

“The more information we have about what governments and corporations are up to the less we seem to trust them. Will conspiracy theories eventually destroy democracy?”

The BBC should not worry about so-called conspiracy theories destroying democracy. Instead, it should worry about the conspiracies themselves….

The BBC article attacks former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown as a fellow traveler of dangerous conspiracy theorists:

“…Mr. Brown – said to be a keen student of the JFK assassination – knew a conspiracy when he saw one. ‘You feel he sees conspiracies out there because he has a mindset that is not dissimilar to the conspiracy theorists,’ said (Cambridge University politics professor David) Runciman.”

In fact, Brown knew that Blair had conspired with George W. Bush to commit war crimes – including the supreme war crime, aggression. During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, Bush and Blair conspired to “fix the facts around the policy,” as revealed by the Downing Street Memo. As the whole world now knows, Bush and Blair conspired to lie to the world to invent false justifications for war.

The conspiracies and lies of Bush and Blair destroyed democracy. In a democracy, it is the people and their democratically-elected representatives who decide whether or not to go to war. And the people’s decision must be based on accurate information or else it means nothing.

Gordon Brown, painted by the BBC as a JFK-assassination-obsessed conspiracy theorist, led the Labor Party revolt that overthrew war criminal and democracy-destroyer Tony Blair.

But what does the BBC mean by suggesting that Brown “knew a conspiracy when he saw one” due to his study of the JFK assassination?

Perhaps Brown knew that the JFK assassination and the subsequent Gulf of Tonkin false-flag incident launched the Vietnam War – in the same way that 9/11 and the lies about Iraqi WMD launched the Iraq war.

James Douglass’s book JFK and the Unspeakable provides overwhelming evidence that the JFK assassination (like 9/11) was a coup d’état by warmongers. President Kennedy had undergone a radical “turn towards peace” in the spring of 1963, and was planning to withdraw US forces from Vietnam as soon as it was politically feasible. To get their war in Vietnam, hard-liners in the military-industrial complex had to remove JFK from power. And the only way to remove the wildly popular JFK was to kill him….

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