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A conspiracy theory is an explanation of an event or situation that invokes a conspiracy by sinister and powerful actors, often political in motivation, when other explanations are more probable. The term has a pejorative connotation, implying that the appeal to a conspiracy is based on prejudice or insufficient evidence. Conspiracy theories resist falsification and are reinforced by circular reasoning: both evidence against the conspiracy and an absence of evidence for it, are re-interpreted as evidence of its truth, and the conspiracy becomes a matter of faith rather than proof.
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“ Conspiracy theories have long been used to maintain power: the Soviet leadership saw capitalist and counter-revolutionary conspiracies everywhere; the Nazis, Jewish ones. But those conspiracies were ultimately there to buttress an ideology, whether class warfare for Communists or race for Nazis. With today’s regimes, which struggle to formulate a single ideology – indeed, which can’t if they want to maintain power by sending different messages to different people – the idea that one lives in a w ...more ”
“ It's not the Illuminati or Free Masons or Lizard Aliens who control everything. It's the Republican Conspiracy that controls and manipulates you with their lies. ...more ”
Feral House has been publishing risky and celebrated non-fiction books since 1989. Movies have b…more
[close] Feral House has been publishing risky and celebrated non-fiction books since 1989. Movies have been made, cultural trends influenced and political crimes exposed by our independent press. Process Media is the sister press of Feral House and publishes writers and visual artists of distinction and unique vision, from best-selling authors to newly discovered outstanding talents. Process Media’s Self-Reliance Series provide sensible, illustrated and easy-to navigate compendiums of crucial information for troubling times.
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This group is for anyone who wishes to seek answers or wants to deepen their understanding of wh…more
[close] This group is for anyone who wishes to seek answers or wants to deepen their understanding of what is seemingly going on in the world and what seems to be hiding in the shadows... We shed light on all topics of “conspiracy theories,” fleshing out proof where it is given and connecting the dots of the unknown...
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Dreampunk is a sci-fi/fantasy subgenre that asks the question "Is this real?" and then follows u…more
[close] Dreampunk is a sci-fi/fantasy subgenre that asks the question "Is this real?" and then follows up with "What does that even mean anyway?" Alice in Wonderland would be the prototypical example, but any anti-authoritarian investigation into the nature of dreams, reality, the self, and the universe might qualify. Good examples include the works of Philip K. Dick, Haruki Murakami, and Neil Gaiman. The aesthetic is somewhere in the neighborhood of The Sandman, Scott Pilgrim, and Over the Garden Wall.
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This group is for fans of the Hysteria 51 podcast to discuss any books mentioned on the show, an…more
[close] This group is for fans of the Hysteria 51 podcast to discuss any books mentioned on the show, and also to share recommendations for conspiracy-related reading. If you think H51 fans would enjoy a book, please share it here!
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