I also looked at specific
examples of how this was accomplished and named names of some of the
figures who had a hand in forging this psychiatric weapon.
I will also explain how
the trigger has already been pulled on this psychiatric weapon and
how it is impacting those who dare question the motives of our
Let's begin ...
That advice, it turns out, is the same admonition given to someone coming upon a wild animal in the jungle:
But this article usually ends on a positive note:
You can gently create some cognitive dissonance in their mind by pointing out that every conspiracy that has ever occurred in history has been exposed by whistleblowers and reported on by journalists, and therefore there is no such thing as a secret conspiracy.
Do you want to read this article? Would you like a link? Well, I don't have one link for you:
You see, the curious thing about this "Why Do People Believe in Conspiracies?" article is that it hasn't been written just once or twice.
It's been written hundreds of times by hundreds of different journalists, and it's been published by,
And it's not only in written form.
It's also a video report that's been filed by,
Oh, and did I mention it's also a podcast?
Well, it is, and it's been produced by,
Then the dinosaur media pundits and their psychiatric "experts" have a message for you:
Don't believe me? Well ...
First They Came for the Truthers ...
The idea that those who believe in conspiracy theories are mentally unsound is, of course, not a new one.
Witness how the subject was treated on Barney Miller, a popular American television sitcom from the late 1970s that centered on the exploits of a cast of detectives in a New York City Police Department station house.
In one episode from 1981, a man is arrested for breaking into the offices of the Trilateral Commission because, as he explains in an impassioned speech that is bizarrely punctuated by canned laughter,
The man then presents his evidence of this conspiracy in the form of articles in periodicals like Conspiracy Review and Suppressed Truth Round-up.
Barney Miller's sneering reaction (along with the ever-present laugh track) is enough for the viewer to understand that this burglar - and, by implication, anyone who harbors similar views about the Trilateral Commission or other globalist institutions - is a delusional criminal who deserves to be locked up for those beliefs.
Or take the "tin foil hat" conceit...
As the crack journalists over at Vice helpfully explain, the concept of wearing a tin foil hat to protect one's brain from government mind control was introduced into popular culture via Julian Huxley's 1927 story, "The Tissue-Culture King."
In Huxley's tale, "caps of metal foil" are used to mitigate the effects of a mad scientist's telepathic hypnosis experiment.
Since then, the "tin foil hat-wearing madman" has gone on to become a ubiquitous pop culture trope, employed by lazy TV writers as an easy way to signal to the audience that someone is suffering from paranoid delusions about vast government conspiracies.
In the letter, Roche dismisses conspiracy theories about the JFK assassination as the gospel of,
Or take the various examples of the pathologization of conspiracy theorizing pointed out by Lance deHaven-Smith in his modern-day classic, Conspiracy Theory in America:
Certainly, there is no shortage of commentators perpetuating the idea that conspiracy theorizing is a form of mental illness...
But it wasn't until the post-9/11 era of terrornoia panic accompanying the rise of the Homeland Security state that the trigger was pulled on the loaded gun that is the psychiatric weapon.
Of course, the post-9/11 decade was filled with academics, journalists and talking heads of various stripes conflating conspiracy theorizing with mental illness, exactly as the pre-9/11 era had been.
...political commentators of all stripes began a campaign of vitriol directed against 9/11 truthers that began to ratchet the conspiracy/insanity rhetoric to new heights.
Bill Maher's "joke" that truthers should,
...helped to fertilize the soil for the likes of Winnipeg Sun columnist Stephen Ripley, who then "diagnosed" 9/11 truthers as suffering from "paranoid delusions."
These pronouncements prepared the public for the fulminations of TV talking heads on both the left and right sides of the political spectrum that "necrotizing conspiracy theory radicalism" is a danger to society and that the crazy truthers perpetuating these delusions need to be treated as potential terrorists.
But the campaign to demonize 9/11 truthers as psychologically disturbed and potentially violent criminals who need to be taken off the streets has not stopped at harsh words and strong rhetoric.
Institutions and authorities have now begun trying to literally declare truthers and other "conspiracy theorists" as insane as a way of silencing political dissent.
The general public has been conditioned by over half a century of propaganda to see conspiracy theorists as delusional and potentially dangerous paranoids.
Many people would probably be glad if conspiracy theorists were committed to a psychiatric institution for their "wingnut" theories.
Doubtless, too, those in positions of political power would be happy to be able to wield such power.
There's just one problem for those hoping for a conspiracy theorist round-up:
These countries aren't Soviet Russia, after all.
However, as readers of these pages will know only too well, these types of rules and safeguards are only as reliable as the integrity of those who are supposed to uphold and enforce them.
And, unfortunately for us, those same officials instead often skirt them at the behest of the politically powerful.
Many examples of conspiracy theorists being held for psychiatric evaluation against their will could be cited here, but one case from The Corbett Report archives will serve to make the point.
It's the case of Claire Swinney, a New Zealand journalist who in 2006 was - in her own words:
Swinney's story - which she recounted in an interview on The Corbett Report in 2009 - is remarkable for a number of reasons.
But for those who believe in the legal safeguards that exist to prevent the abuse of the psychiatric weapon, the most concerning fact of all is that Swinney's remarkable 11-day ordeal in forcible psychiatric confinement - a confinement that included forced medication - was that it occurred in direct contravention of the New Zealand government's own laws.
In fact, not only does the country's Mental Health Act clearly state that forcible psychiatric detention is not permitted if it is based solely on a person's political beliefs, but, as Swinney notes, the medical personnel who authorized her confinement weren't even familiar with this provision.
The compulsory psychiatric confinement of someone with no history of mental illness solely for expressing a belief in 9/11 truth is shocking enough.
That this detention took place not in the United States and not in the immediate aftermath of the events, but in New Zealand some five years later, defies justification.
Sadly, this is not an isolated incident.
As we enter the biosecurity era, authorities around the world are working to set the precedent that people who resist the medical authorities' diktats can be diagnosed as mentally ill, stripped of their professional credentials and even arrested.
An example of this phenomenon that should be familiar to those in The Corbett Report audience is that of Dr. Meryl Nass.
Dr. Nass is an internal medicine specialist with 42 years of medical experience who had her medical license suspended by the Board of Licensure in Medicine, Maine's state medical regulator, for refusing to toe the government-approved line on COVID-19 treatments.
Incredibly, in addition to suspending her medical license, state regulators also ordered her to undergo a psychiatric evaluation for the thought-crime of disbelieving the government's COVID narrative.
One of the most startling stories of psychiatric intimidation of a COVID skeptic, however, is that of Dr. Thomas Binder.
Dr. Binder is a cardiologist who has had a private medical practice in Switzerland for 24 years.
As Taylor Hudak reported for The Last American Vagabond late last year, Dr. Binder's life was turned upside down in 2020 when he found he could not sit idly by while the entire medical profession lost its collective mind.
To those who remain ignorant of the history of psychiatry's use as a weapon of political oppression, this is incomprehensible enough. But what happened next almost defies belief, even among those of us already in the know.
After studying Binder's blog posts and emails, the police determined that there were no grounds for issuing an arrest warrant.
Nonetheless, they did send Dr. Binder for a mental health evaluation. Incredibly, the doctor in charge of Binder's psychiatric evaluation invented a diagnosis of "corona insanity" and ordered him to be placed in a psychiatric unit.
After a period of evaluation, Binder was offered an ultimatum:
Canaries in the Coal Mine
The incredible and flagrantly illegal actions taken in the forcible psychiatric detention of "conspiracy theorists" and political dissenters like Swinney and Binder serve more than one purpose.
Beyond temporarily sidelining the person in question (both Swinney and Binder returned to their work critiquing government narratives after their release) and beyond throwing their public reputation into doubt by forever associating their names with a false psychiatric diagnosis, the wielders of the psychiatric weapon achieve something of even greater value when they engage in such tactics.
That is, the stories of these psychiatric detentions serve as warnings to the general public:
Rationally speaking, it is utterly implausible to lock in a padded cell everyone who subscribes to a conspiracy theory.
...and including the whopping 81% of Americans who declared in 2001 that they believed there was a conspiracy to assassinate President John F. Kennedy.
But unfortunately for us, those who are brandishing this psychiatric weapon are not rational at all.
In fact, as we shall see next week, those in political power who seek to diagnose their critics with mental illness are themselves suffering from one of the greatest psychopathologies of them all...