Tagged: Conspiracy theory

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Conspiracy of Echoes: Is “Conspiracy Research” a Passing Fad?

In this podcast we pose the question about usefulness and meaning of so called "conspiracy research". It seems that most of the outlets promoting it - be it under the guise of Russia inspired "geopolitical analysis" or resistance to the "New World Order" - are progressively - and almost overnight - turning into echo chambers.

So was it all a mistake? Was it a scam? Or was it in itself an instance of masses being manipulated?

These are few among questions we are posing here.

Just don't expect quite as many answers.

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From Bastards to Imbeciles, Confidentially: Duginist Alt Media as an Exemplar of Faking the Reality

In this video we return to the problem faking reality by media, this time around the alternative ones. We'll analyze the CIA document "Yugoslavia Transformed", that is: the assessment on future of Yugoslavia, written and submitted on 18th October 1990, and referenced by exceptionally dumb (or devious) contributor on former main Duginist outpost Katehon. We demonstrate how collaborating documents can be used as "proofs" for the thesis in fact contradicting their content, on condition that reader doesn't actually read them, but take the authors "reference" as sufficient in itself.

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A.J. Syndrome: Manifest Destiny of “Conspiracy Culture”

Alex Jones is widely ridiculed in the alt media circles, depending on the level of their seriousness. Yet is this "seriousness" an objective quality or just the way of self-flattery? In this podcast we explore how victory of Donald Trump will make Internet "conspiracy culture" go mainstream and argue that it will show what it in fact is: a social experiment in developing anti-social mindset.

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Conspiracy of Enlightenment: Augustin Barruel and his “Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism” (pt. 2)

We continue with the introduction to Augustin Barruel's Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, a veritable historical nucleus of modern conspiracy theory. In this episode we deal with what Barruel calls "Anti-Christian conspiracy", i.e. a push to abolish both political and epistemological domination of religion and metaphysics, embodied in Catholic Church.

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Holohoaxes and “New Beginnings”

Alternative media is a growing network of "truthers", "geopolitical analysts", "true journalists", "anti-NATO activists", etc. What makes it alternative is that it is deemed to be an opposite of mainstream. However, as we shall see, under the hood the dividing line between alternative and mainstream fades to nothing. Could it be that the bulk of alt media is just one step further into oblivion?