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The J. Edgar Hoover building, FBI headquarters.
America has always been the land of conspiracies, after all the nation was founded by a giant conspiracy hatched in taverns across the colonies. Today the term "conspiracy theory" has a dismissive air surrounding it, and maybe it shouldn't. Each section below addresses a popular theme in modern conspiracy theories and gives the details of when the United States government did exactly that.
The US government is targeting activists through surveillance, blackmailing or discrediting them... and killing them.
It's utterly insane to believe that the US government would waste its time harassing bloggers or activists of any kind. We live in a nation where we have the FBI to stop civil rights violations such as that, which is wonderful except for the fact that it is the FBI that has historically targeted activists in the past for surveillance, slander, and even tried to blackmail
one into killing himself. That unfortunate victim of blackmail was a nonviolent activist in the south; a preacher even. Now his name graces street signs and schools across the country. He even has his own holiday. Of course, we are talking about Dr. Martin Luther King.
From the early 1960s the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the very agency tasked with protecting civil rights, embarked on a non-stop campaign
against the activist who preached nothing but peace and love. His hotel rooms were bugged, he was followed night and day, and he was sent a letter along with audio proof of an extramarital affair. The letter
ends with the subtle advice that, our now national hero, take his own life.
King, there is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is. You have just 34 days in which to do it (this exact number has been selected for a specific reason, it has definite practical significance). You are done. There is but one way out for you. You better take it before your filthy, abnormal fraudulent self is bared to the nation.
This is the real FBI at work. Surprisingly, the FBI has not admitted taking part in his assassination. The Department of Justice has, in fact, issued a statement
arguing that the 1999 federal court decision
that determined that "government agencies" participated in a conspiracy to assassinate Dr. King is wrong. The King family was awarded $100 as part of the suit, which was donated to charity. The minimal amount of the settlement was to show that the family was after the truth, not financial compensation.
With this in mind, is it really so far-fetched to believe that the FBI or other government agencies are doing the same thing today?