False Flag Fables

FalseFlag

Whoa, that’s a whole lot of conspiracy idiocy rolled into one meme!

For those of you who aren’t up on your conspiracy lingo, a “false flag” is a horrific event allegedly staged by a government but made to appear as if it is executed by somebody else, usually an enemy of that same government.  If you find yourself involved in a conversation with a conspiracy theorist, you might hear him claim that 9/11 or the Sandy Hook massacre were false flags.  Hardcore conspiracy theorists can assert that any disaster, even hurricanes and earthquakes, are false flags staged by nefarious government organizations.  To the truly committed anti-government conspiracy theorist, there is no event so disastrous, no loss of life so horrendous, that he cannot trivialize it by attempting to distract the mourning public with his cry-for-attention batshit theories.

Have I given the impression that I don’t much care for conspiracy theorists?

Oh, let’s be clear.  I’m not saying that false flag operations never happen.  Governments are made of people, and people are notoriously crappy to each other.  The American government has certainly been involved in more than its fair share of shady doings.  For example, according to declassified documents, the United States considered launching an elaborate false flag operation in the 1960s to justify a military attack on Cuba.  The plan would have involved:

  • faking an attack on the United States naval base at Guantanamo,
  • sinking an American military ship in Cuban waters, and
  • blowing up unmanned military and civilian aircraft in or near Cuban airspace, then blaming the destruction of the planes on Cuban MiG fighter jets.

The desired outcome of these false flag operations was to foment anti-Cuban sentiment among the American public, thereby cementing our desire to wage war against the island nation.  Pretty shady, right?

So far be it from me to say that false flags are always loony conspiracy theories.  But at the same time, I try to embrace a position of healthy skepticism whenever somebody cries false flag.  And that’s the problem (well, one of the problems) with career conspiracy theorists.  Their dedication to labeling every tragedy as a false flag not only detracts from their credibility, but it also lessens their audience’s ability to critically evaluate the evidence surrounding a tragedy and make informed opinions.  It becomes an instinct among the conspiracy-minded…a reflex, if you will.

And what about this meme, this steaming pile of bovine excrement?  To me, if the author really has advance knowledge of an impending false flag attack, then he has a responsibility to divulge the location and time of said attack, so that his readers might protect themselves.  The author’s inability or unwillingness to provide those critical details indicates that either:

  1. The author has no such knowledge, and this meme is merely a pre-emptive tactic to claim that the next national tragedy is a false flag and say “I told you so”, or
  2. The author is more interested in sowing fear and paranoia than in saving American lives, in which case, to hell with him.
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4 thoughts on “False Flag Fables

  1. You should read up on your history before you discount any alledged terrorist attack
    You should not assume that people have the same scruples as you, the same thought processes, even the same moral compass. Some people are sick twisted sociopaths who believe in mumbo jumbo mystery religions and think they’re god
    Try to imagine how detached from reality someone must be when they live in such wealth and decadence, billionaires surrounded by people that constantly say yes to them, and nobody dares say no. We have some deranged people in this world and sadly they are the ones with all the loot.

    You should look into cognitive dissonance
    The reality is, there is so much hidden private interest pushing and pulling in the world, all of these events are false flags by nature because what is really behind them is not being revealed.

    Money, power, greed, sociopathy

    • *sigh* Here we go.

      “You should read up on your history before you discount any alledged [sic] terrorist attack”

      I have read up on history. Speaking of reading, if you read all the way down to my fourth paragraph, you’ll see where I acknowledge that false flag operations have happened in the past. So…I’m not sure what you’re trying to insinuate.

      “You should not assume that people have the same scruples as you, the same thought processes, even the same moral compass.”

      Show me where I did that! If I assumed we all thought the same way, this blog would never have existed! Don’t argue against statements I never made or sentiments I never espoused, please. Try to stay on topic.

      “Some people are sick twisted sociopaths who believe in mumbo jumbo mystery religions and think they’re god
      Try to imagine how detached from reality someone must be when they live in such wealth and decadence, billionaires surrounded by people that constantly say yes to them, and nobody dares say no. We have some deranged people in this world and sadly they are the ones with all the loot.”

      I don’t necessarily disagree with you here, but I don’t see how this is a relevant rebuttal to my post. Just because there are sick, twisted people in power, that doesn’t make every conspiracy theory true! Repeat that to yourself until you understand it.

      “You should look into cognitive dissonance”

      You should look into cognitive dissonance; I already know what cognitive dissonance is. Please explain to me, using more than one condescending sentence, how cognitive dissonance is related to literally anything in my post!

      “The reality is, there is so much hidden private interest pushing and pulling in the world, all of these events are false flags by nature because what is really behind them is not being revealed.”

      And yet, you somehow know all about these hidden agendas because…wait a minute, how do you know about them? No seriously, I’d like to hear how you personally know about any of these clandestine goings-on. And don’t link me to some glossy YouTube video; I want to hear your critical thinking on the topic. Tell me how you are privy to secrets the government doesn’t want you to know.

      If you decide to respond, please take a few minutes to read what I wrote. That’ll really facilitate a decent conversation.

      Oh, and thanks for reading!

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