Most of us know what a conspiracy theory is, yet there is quite a bit of history behind this peculiar term. You see, referring to something as a ‘conspiracy theory’ immediately discredits whatever valid arguments that theory might have, and this is something that both governments and intelligence agencies know very well. As a matter of fact, it is said that it was actually the CIA who invented the term during early stages of the Cold War to shut down all private inquiries of government business. This way, they could call any unsubstantiated yet reasonable concern about the way they were running things a ‘conspiracy theory’ thus discrediting the person and/or group of persons who raised the point in the first place.
We have come a long way since, the Cold War is over, but although there isn’t a fear of Communist infiltration anymore to warrant the abuse and violation of human rights by government officials, powerful individuals/organizations still manage to ‘fly under the radar’ per se, by ridiculing those who dare to challenge the system. Let us remember the ten most recent conspiracy theories that turned out to be true to get a better understanding of how vile, deceiving, and why not, treacherous are the powerful people ruling over all of us.
9Governments and corporations determine global economic policies
One of the most persistent conspiracy theory revolves around national governments and corporations determining global economic policies. On 13 November, WikiLeaks affirmed the authenticity of this theory. Wiki Leaks released documents of a secret negotiation among members of the Transpacific Partnership Intellectual Rights Chapter. The release revealed that a closed door regional free trade agreement was being negotiated among countries of the Asia-Pacific regional bloc.