Aired Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 5:00 PM EST
A Conversation With Author and “Conspiracy Literacy” Expert Mark Robinowitz
Did you know… that the term “conspiracy theory” was put into circulation by the CIA in the late 1960s to marginalize those who were questioning the official Warren Commission Report on the JFK assassination?
“In these times of fake news, it’s hard to know who to NOT believe.”
— Swami Beyondananda
Our guest this week Mark Robinowitz knows that, and he also knows that many of the current viral “conspiracy theories” circulating are intentionally meant to discredit and “pollute” the real ones. Mark is a writer and researcher who focuses on the intersection of deep politics and deep ecology. He runs several websites, including OilEmpire.US – A Political Map, PeakChoice.org – Cooperation or Collapse, and JFKMoon.org about President Kennedy’s call to end the Cold War and convert the Moon race to a joint US – Soviet mission. Mark is based in Eugene, Oregon where he practices permaculture and encourages re-localization as a community response to Peak Everything.
I have long appreciated Mark’s ability to cut through BS, speak truth about the “unspeakable”, and help others be more discerning. Beginning with the John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinations, Mark brings deep insight and common sense understandings to these cover-ups, and the continues to unwrap and unravel the likeliest story around the 911 attacks. He also calls out and explains some of the more outrageous “conspiracy stories” and the purpose they serve to obfuscate the truth about “real” conspiracies.
As a researcher in the issues of peak oil, and peak everything else, Mark points toward the real issues we face as individuals, as a nation, and as a species. And … he addresses the all-too-real threat of the deep state from the “deeper state” of love, wisdom and spiritual awareness.
If you’re wondering how to discern “real” conspiracy narratives from false ones, and if you appreciate that we cannot build the world of the future by ignoring the lies of the past and present, tune in to this enlightening and ultimately encouraging conversation with one of the most highly-attuned — and largely unsung — thinkers of our time.