For the short Easter break, we again take the opportunity to share a Guest Episode - this time, an audio essay by a listener to The Mind Renewed, Antony Rotunno.
In "Conspiracy Theory - A Powerful Phrase!" Antony Rotunno - a UK English teacher now living in Madrid - discusses the development, power and scope of the term "conspiracy theory" (in its pejorative sense). Maintaining that its weaponised function as a thought-stopper in the general population is regularly exploited by those in authority in order to discourage investigation of government wrongdoing, Antony Rotunno argues that the only way forward for us is to "change the discourse": to think outside the Matrix, and work towards bringing others into the conversation, so that the structures that inhibit critical thinking might be laid bare.
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conspiracy theory, conspiracy theorist, 9/11, Osama bin Laden
, JFK, Barrie Zwicker
, Operation Mockingbird, CIA 1035-960
, Countering Criticism of the Warren Report, George Orwell, crimestop, Operation Northwoods
, Gulf of Tonkin, Michael Meacher,
Jerry Brown, Governor Moonbeam, Ron Paul, Dr No, Brian Dunning, Joe Rogan, James Corbett
, David Aaronovitch, Jonathan Kay, Karen Douglas, Ian R. Crane, Tony Farrell, Betty Edwards, David L. Pederson, Graham Gynn, Tony Wright, BBC Conspiracy Files, Peter Dale Scott]