Re: Are Conspiracies Stronger Than Truth?

Ian Goddard (
Mon, 23 Sep 1996 20:51:36 -0400

At 05:29 PM 9/22/96 -0600, Ira Brodsky wrote:

> Untold thousands have reported hearing the voice of God or seeing the
> face of Jesus. Truth-seekers must recognize situations in which wishful
> thinking plays a role.

IAN: I doubt over 100 people were wishing just before they saw
the missile-like object that "I hope I am going to see a missile
blow up a plane." If they were thinking this, then and only then
could we assume that it may have been a group hallucination stimulated
by wishful thinking.

> Besides, you can't believe everything you read in the newspapers or
> see on TV.

IAN: Funny, when I question what the media says, people say that's nuts.
Perhaps we can only qestion the media when they conflict with the govt.

> The same Associated Press cites a report there was a meaningful blip *and*
> an anonymous report that it was concluded to be a spurious signal. Which
> should we believe? The conclusion it was spurious was later included in
> a formal statement -- subjecting it to broader public scrutiny.

IAN: I believe that the radar operator saw something, something that
coincided with the witness of over 100 people. Why should these
pentagon officials wish to remain secret? Sounds like they may have
feared that their name would be tarnished in the future if it ever
gets out that it was a military "snafu" and they were covering
it up. It's very curious. There's something they feared.

> No, what you are really suggesting is a conspiracy between the entire
> government and the entire media to cover up the "truth."

IAN: I never suggested the media was covering up anything regarding,
this matter, I even used media reports as the only basis for considering
a missile. It's strange how whenever someone questions the govt-line
regarding events, instantly people think one supports every known
conspiracy theory.

However, the media's complicity in covering up govt misconduct
is overwhelming. Waco is a case with dozens of proofs of this. The
media is often the original source of info, which then never becomes
part of the final story. With rare exceptins, the media's final story
is almost always the govt's final story. The book VOTESCAM provides
overwhelming evidence/proof of media/govt conspiracy.

It's a shocking book. You can get a copy of VOTESCAM via:

>We agree on the form of truth. What we disagree over is your belief that
>only a handful of conspiracy theorists have access to its substance.

IAN: I never said anything remotely akin to "only a handful of conspiracy
theorists have access to its substance" ?? I simply spoke about the
statements made in the press clipping I sighted. People make claims
and we judge them on a case by case basis.

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