Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Post-Conspiracy Theory America

By jamesbaxley

Are you one of those people who has a coworker who talks about how 9/11 was an inside job? They talk your ear off describing how building 7 did a free fall like a controlled demolition. Or they talk about how the JFK assassination was a government coup or how the moon landing was faked?

What about your friend at school who sits at his regular table at lunch with his geeky “conspiracy theory” friends and discuss what Alex Jones had to say last night?

They discuss all the ways that the Boston Marathon bombing was a “false flag” operation. They talk about the crisis actors and how it was so convenient that the FBI was holding training exercises in the vicinity when the bombing took place.

Or the guy who is always late for work because he stays up all night listening to Coast to Coast AM. He chews your ear off talking about how Art Bell has confirmed his theory about how the earth is hollow. He swears that there are civilizations which live inside the earth and the government is hiding the evidence.

These “conspiracy theorists” don’t trust their government. Don’t believe anything that the government tells them. They may be “birthers,” or “anti-vaxxers,” or believe fluoride was put into our water system to dumb down Americans, they just do not trust their government.

The internet is full of people who you say “live in their parent’s basements,” basement dwellers, and stoke the flames of conspiracy theories at night through the keyboards on their computers. They sit up all night watching Infowars, listening to Coast to Coast, or watching conspiracy theory videos on Youtube.

The mainstream media makes fun of the people, who are otherwise innocent just for going against the grain of what is acceptable to believe. The MSM ridicules them and makes them the butt of jokes. Well, their time has come. They have the last laugh.

The Wikileaks release of Vault 7 has given these people their dignity back. Vault 7 is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the CIA which has ever been leaked. Wikileaks has vindicated these people. The dog has had its day.

"Year Zero," is the name given to the 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia. It demonstrates the scope and direction of the CIA's global covert hacking program, its malware arsenal, and dozens of "zero day" weaponized exploits against a wide range of U.S. and European company products.

Apple's iPhone, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows and even Samsung TVs are not immune to these attacks which turns these devices into covert microphones.

You guys laughed at these people when they spoke about how the government was tracking you by way of your cell phone. You laughed at them when they said that the government was recording your conversations and watching you through the camera on your computer. And even as far back as the 80s, they were talking about how cable boxes were recording your conversations.

Didn’t you?

Weeping Angel, developed by the CIA's Embedded Devices Branch (EDB), which infests smart TVs, transforming them into covert microphones, is surely its most emblematic realization.

Weeping Angel places the target TV in a 'Fake-Off' mode, so that the owner falsely believes the TV is off when it is on. In 'Fake-Off' mode the TV operates as a bug, recording conversations in the room and sending them over the Internet to a covert CIA server.

When President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton said the Russians hacked the election, your conspiracy theory friends said that was a red flag. Well, UMBRAGE shows that they may have been correct.

UMBRAGE is a collection of hacking methods from outside hackers, including in Russia that would have allowed the agency to mask their identity by employing the method during espionage. The Central Intelligence Agency can misdirect attribution by leaving behind the “fingerprints” of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from.

With UMBRAGE, the CIA can hack, say a voter’s booth and leave the “finger prints” of a Russian hacker, or of anybody they want. They can hack into your email server and make it look as if some rogue third-world hacker did it.

But now you know and you can’t bring yourself to admit it. They were right all along. The government was spying on you through your over-priced iPhone. They were tracking your every movement and recording everything you said.

These people aren’t strange or weird. The state-sponsored government propaganda that these institutions used to brain-wash students just didn’t stick. They think outside the box. They would rather search for the answers than to believe what they are told.