This is Not a Conspiracy Theory

This is Not a Conspiracy Theory is the first installment of a brand new documentary feature by Kirby Ferguson. You can view the first installment above. Always amazed at Kirby’s skill of connecting the dots.

And I love his experimentation in how a release of a documentary can work. If you want to see the upcoming installments, you’ll have to subscribe. I am all for supporting independent film makers.

I can also highly recommend his Everything is A Remix Series.

15 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Im well versed in many of these topics and thinks this looks terrible. He fails to even let you know which side of the line he’s on. Who would pay to see a show they could very well disagree with?

    At least the fonts are nice.

  2. This looks incredibly cool. I loved Everything is A Remix and I’m fascinated by conspiracy theorists. I’m an independent documentary filmmaker myself so I’m definitely going to tune in.

    @Posthuman, a good piece of journalism shouldn’t be on either side of “the line”. What’s the point of watching something you agree with all of the time? You’ll have a really limited view of the world if you can’t at least try to understand opposing opinions.

  3. Sure would like to know how much the clearances cost for all the copyrighted material they used in this.

  4. I agree with MtD. And feel doubtful that all clearances were had. As an editor I know you can create conspiracy theories in the edit on either side of any line. Interesting tho.

  5. This guy claims that “the conspiracy theory” is a line of reasoning and that it’s been around as a ‘meme’ for ever. It hasn’t, and having watched this primer I think it’s safe to say that despite his verbiage, this individual is intellectually insolvent.

    Firstly, the CIA made the term ‘conspiracy theory’ popular in what has to be one of the most successful propaganda campaigns of all time following the publication of the Warren Commission Report. http://memoryholeblog.com/2013/01/20/cia-document-1035-960-foundation-of-a-weaponized-term/ If you use the term, you are a victim of this campaign.

    Nowadays, the term ‘conspiracy theory’ is thrown into the mix by media talking heads to stifle debate and to stop otherwise intelligent people from critically observing the world around them and asking meaningful and relevant questions.

    People get side-tracked by the CS label because they were never instructed during their school years in the classical liberal arts, nor were they told that you can find objective truth amongst the inputs we receive – notably, corporate, political and media stimuli.

    If you don’t have a methodology for critically evaluating reality, then it is very likely that marketing messages you encounter each day bypass the area of your brain responsible for filtering inputs, and pass straight to the limbic region of the brain to create an emotional response – maybe “I want that” or “I don’t believe that”.

    This is useful because marketers don’t want you to stop responding emotionally, since you might logically deduce that you don’t need the iPad 5/6/7/8 – and that you could actually cope quite well without any iPad at all.

    Politicians don’t want you to have a methodology, because you’d be able to see how many common logical fallacies they use to get you to buy their guff on a daily basis. (Did you know that there are 43 common logical fallacies? Here’s a few favourites http://www.yourlogicalfallacyis.com)

    What’s saddest about the fact that people can no longer think critically is that it impacts directly on one’s self-esteem. The upshot of not teaching our children how to objectively evaluate reality, to ask meaningful questions, or how to identify lies and logical fallacies is that it breeds consumers – hoards of people who have holes in their self-esteem that they subsequently try to fill with junk consumer products, services and media. It also allows people who are cognitively bankrupt like the guy in this video to fill your head-space with fallacious arguments that will in no way help you live your life aligned with reality as it actually is.

    The good news is that you can learn your way out of it.

    http://www.triviumeducation.com
    http://www.theultimatehistorylesson.com
    http://www.tragedyandhope.com

    I would recommend also seeking out whistleblower Richard Andrew Grove’s “Project Constellation” recording from 2006 and looking at what he’s done since.

  6. Are you going to mark this post as a non-free speech zone given you haven’t posted my comment, Tina?

  7. [Thanks]

    This guy claims that “the conspiracy theory” is a line of reasoning and that it’s been around as a ‘meme’ for ever. It hasn’t, and having watched this primer I think it’s safe to say that despite his verbiage, this individual is intellectually insolvent.

    Firstly, the CIA made the term ‘conspiracy theory’ popular in what has to be one of the most successful propaganda campaigns of all time following the publication of the Warren Commission Report. http://memoryholeblog.com/2013/01/20/cia-document-1035-960-foundation-of-a-weaponized-term/ If you use the term, you are a victim of this campaign.

    Nowadays, the term ‘conspiracy theory’ is thrown into the mix by media talking heads to stifle debate and to stop otherwise intelligent people from critically observing the world around them and asking meaningful and relevant questions.

    People get side-tracked by the CS label because they were never instructed during their school years in the classical liberal arts, nor were they told that you can find objective truth amongst the inputs we receive – notably, corporate, political and media stimuli.

    If you don’t have a methodology for critically evaluating reality, then it is very likely that marketing messages you encounter each day bypass the area of your brain responsible for filtering inputs, and pass straight to the limbic region of the brain to create an emotional response – maybe “I want that” or “I don’t believe that”.

    This is useful because marketers don’t want you to stop responding emotionally, since you might logically deduce that you don’t need the iPad 5/6/7/8 – and that you could actually cope quite well without any iPad at all.

    Politicians don’t want you to have a methodology, because you’d be able to see how many common logical fallacies they use to get you to buy their guff on a daily basis. (Did you know that there are 43 common logical fallacies? Here’s a few favourites http://www.yourlogicalfallacyis.com)

    What’s saddest about the fact that people can no longer think critically is that it impacts directly on one’s self-esteem. The upshot of not teaching our children how to objectively evaluate reality, to ask meaningful questions, or how to identify lies and logical fallacies is that it breeds consumers – hoards of people who have holes in their self-esteem that they subsequently try to fill with junk consumer products, services and media. It also allows people who are cognitively bankrupt like the guy in this video to fill your head-space with fallacious arguments that will in no way help you live your life aligned with reality as it actually is.

    The good news is that you can learn your way out of it.

    http://www.triviumeducation.com
    http://www.theultimatehistorylesson.com
    http://www.tragedyandhope.com

    I would recommend also seeking out whistleblower Richard Andrew Grove’s “Project Constellation” recording from 2006 and looking at what he’s done since.

  8. Maybe it was the links?

    memoryholeblog.com/2013/01/20/cia-document-1035-960-foundation-of-a-weaponized-term/

    tragedyandhope.com

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