Conspiracy Theory – What Is It?

By Peter Koenig

Being blamed for disseminating “conspiracy theories” and therefore being a conspiracy theorist, is an extraordinarily and smart tactic used by the true conspirators against the truth seekers. It works most of the time with often more than 90% of the people. “Conspiracy theory” goes hand-in-hand with “fake news”. It also goes along with ever more massive censuring by those who control the mass- and social media – Google, Youtube, Facebook… those who want to eradicate the truth from internet under the pretext to protect the people from “fake news”.

Yes, brothers and sisters, we need protection from the evil conspirators and false news spreaders. And that from the very sources of false news.

Linking somebody to conspiracy theory, is weaponizing language. It is annulling immediately the accused. He or she becomes speechless. There is no immediate argument against it, even though the accuser has used no proof at all, just the unfounded term “fake news” and “conspiracy theory”. It automatically stamps the accused as ‘crazy’, or worse, as a liar – as out of his mind, not knowing what he is talking about, an unstable person, following rumors and disseminating untruths based on rumors – therefore, a very dangerous person. In some cases, it has happened, people become so “dangerous” for the established system, that they are at least temporarily confined to a psychiatric hospital. Also, a measure of dissuasion for others to speak the truth.

The subliminal message is “rumors” or conspiracy theories are lies – and lies fly high and multiply with the common folks. These folks are to be given only the truth – and truth comes from mainstream media (MSM), obtained from the elected – and more often than not – unelected authorities. Unelected authorities range from the European Commission, an unelected panel that calls mostly the shots on what’s to happen in the EU – to the WEF, or World Economic Forum, a mere NGO that boasts power over world economic and political policies, way above the UN. The MSM knows best, because they get the fake and manipulated “real news” directly from the horse’s mouth – namely the official as well as self-proclaimed authorities.

Do you know that the term and the various variations of “conspiracy theory”, or “conspiracy theorist”, were created by the CIA?  Just after WWII, in order to shut up opponents to the Cold War, invented the clever term conspiracy theory. It was supposed to silence all those who knew that the Cold War was fake, was a mere fear propaganda for the western world, dominantly Europe, and an intimidation against the socialist Soviet Union – the very Soviet Union which saved Europe from a potentially hitlerized fascist Europe and maybe world.

Yes, it was the Russians, then the Soviets, who really brought Hitler and his minions to their knees, hardly the Anglo-American allies, who pretend today having won WWII against fascist Hitler-Germany and fascist Mussolini-Italy. 25 to 30 million Russians died in this war for the good and freedom of the western world. Ingratitude is the world’s reward. If somebody says in the west that Russia has liberated Europe from Fascism, it’s called – fake news.

Back to “conspiracy”. The weaponized term addresses mostly those who are seeking the truth against the ever more common, and ever more flagrant lies from governments and their mouthpieces, the propaganda media, against their own people. Covid-19 is an exemplary example.

The “false covid pandemic”, or the “covid hoax” – these expressions are in most people’s minds an insolent conspiracy theory. Well, this false pandemic has unilaterally locked down the 193 UN member countries, and that simultaneously. Since mankind’s history can be remembered, a pandemic has never happened at the same time around the entire the world. Something is not quite right. This cannot be coincidence. Governments had to be coopeted possibly with carrot and stick methods, whereby the sticks may be pretty sinister, so each government better pursue the sweet carrot…. Whatever that may be. Maybe a mansion on the Gulf of Mexico, or in Southern California, or a Space-X trip to Mars, compliments of Elon Musk – whenever the house of cards – ehh, fiat dollars, and the dark monsters’ plan of the ‘plandemic’ collapse.

There were nevertheless some semi-exceptions, like Sweden and Belarus. They went their own way – no total lockdown, and they did quite well, compared with the rest of the world. And especially, their economy remained pretty much intact.

This narrative, countries being better off not following the lockdown, is “conspiracy theory”. Never mind, that the total lockdown around the globe has proven to be the worst ever socioeconomic disaster humanity has known and from which it may never recover. Hundreds of millions unemployed, livelihoods destroyed – “fake news” or conspiracy theory, right?

Indeed, the true “fake news” come from the mainstream propaganda media – the fearmongers. That’s “fake news” – or “conspiracy theory”. Those who have you believe that infections increase by the day, and death rates increase steadily – and that you are in absolute danger of life if you do not wear masks and don’t respect “social distancing”.

The obligatory masquerade is “fake news” of the first degree. Masks are useless, according to most independent medical doctors and health scientists. Independent, because all those who are employed by the government, by universities, hospitals or have otherwise a status of employment, may risk losing their jobs, if they don’t follow the official narratives. Medical doctors, virologists and biologists usually know their science, but afraid for their income, they don’t speak up, or follow the “lockstep discourse”. Some do talk, but clandestinely. Most of those who are not afraid of the omnipotent establishment do come forward and say, for example that the common masks are worthless and may even be harmful because they give you a sense of false security and you breath your own CO2.

Many also refer to the ultra-invisible submicroscopic virus, much smaller than bacteria, on average between 5 to 300 nanometers (nm), easily slip through the fabric of a mask. A nanometer is a unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter. Imagine, a common mask stopping such a virus, on either way, in or out. The common mask may protect against bacteria and other microbes, but viruses? – But since the virus is invisible and we don’t know better, we believe the “authority”.

Citing these facts, like what I do now, is fake news, is “conspiracy theory”. People in fear have most often lost their common senses. That’s what the self-nominated Masters of Mankind, or Masters of Disaster know very well and are planning for; that’s why the pandemic is often called the “plandemic”. Fake news or conspiracy? Of course.

The Director General of WHO, Dr. Tedros, has just stated – or was it a warning? – that we may never have an effective vaccine, so we be better prepared. He assured, though, that “they” (some at least 20 pharma corporations) are feverishly working on a vaccine and racing to bring it on the market. But, “be better prepared…”

Is this just instilling more fear in the population, preparing for the next lockdown, preparing the people that covid will stay with us forever, keeping people fearfully on their toes, so as to be prepared for any orders, speak: repression, from the authorities? Or is it sheer demagoguery to make people more pliable and manipulable for future crackdowns or disastrous lockdowns? – Would that “official” announcement fall into the category of fake or conspiracy news? – You be the judge.

The virus has been around for decades, or possibly much longer, in different variations or mutations. Every common flu, for example, contains between 7% and 20% of coronaviruses. Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIH, has actually said in a peer-reviewed article called Navigating the Uncharted in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), that …..”the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively” – (

If you and me say so, and even cite Fauci, we are “conspiracy theorists”. Well, Dr. Fauci, in his “official” position as a viral authority, actually went on CNN and other mainstream news channels to propagate the contrary of what he said in the NEJM. He promoted the fearmongering narrative, what the system wants you to hear and believe from the mouth of a national authority, namely that the US may experience up to half a million covid-deaths. With such a message you will be kept at home under confinement, no contact with other people, and a lockdown of the economy is fully justified to save lives. And your personal social and psychological destruction is guaranteed.

And now, US hospitals and other health services are racing to reach that figure. This race includes falsified data, deaths that have nothing to do with covid being attributed to covid, hospitals being paid to declare patients as covid patients (US$19,000), and for putting patients whenever possible on a respirator (US$39,000), knowing very well that up to 80% of patients die when put in a respirator. – How fake and criminal is this? – This is real conspiracy against the very people the medical services are supposed to help and cure. Instead they betray their patients’ confidence bitterly.

This info was fully available here – – but the hospital payment part was edited out. And worse, all internet entries of Dr. Scott Jensen, State Senator of Minnesota, statements are no marked with “fact check” – in other words, denied and censured, by Google. How is that for “fake news” or “conspiracy” against the truth – the truth and nothing but the truth?

Never mind the millions of jobs lost, bankruptcies, livelihoods destroyed. Deaths caused around the globe from famine and despair – and from other diseases (coronary, cancer, diabetes, others) not treated due to the authority imposed covid hysteria – far outreach the global death toll from covid. You are not allowed to criticize or even question the authorities, for following the order of a higher command, the invisible deep dark state. If you do, you are condemned as a spreader of “false news”, or as a conspiracy theorist. That’s become the common discourse.

But what are the lies, mind manipulations and consequential forced lockdowns and confinements imposed by “authorities”? Do they fall into the categories of fake news or conspiracies – or both?

Still on corona – a vaccine is definitely not needed to combat the virus. China has brought covid under control without a vaccine, but to a large extent by using common and inexpensive existing drugs, like hydroxychloroquine a (60-year-old) drug used to fight malaria, and the Cuban developed interferon alpha-2b, and possibly other drugs and combinations thereof.

There is also Dr. Andreas Kalckder’s chlorine dioxide solution (CDS) highly effective not only for treating the corona virus, but also a myriad of other diseases, if appropriately apportioned. These simple and effective treatments have found the wrath of conventional medicine and especially the pharma industry. Thanks to their corruptive strength, these medications have all been banned in the western world. Even medical doctors are forbidden under punishment to use and apply them on their patients. This is criminal. It is partly the result of the powerful pharma lobby, led by GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance or Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, and supported by WHO, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, but it is also partly due to our governments compliance with an ultra-corrupt public health private sector.

These interest groups, whose orders WHO follows, are only interested in promoting their billion if not trillion-dollar vaccine business, vaccines that have been largely untested and remain highly controversial. In fact, those that have been tested, especially those of Bill Gates’ Seattle based pharma-company “Moderna”, have resulted in all the test volunteers in devastating side effects. No deaths but long-lasting unwellness and diseases. Bill Gates admits their defects on CBS, yet, he insists that the vaccine will be ready in the fall 2020 to be applied large scale. In fact, he insinuates that at least two shots – not just one – may be needed to reach effectiveness. See –

Bill Gates has also a reputation as a eugenics proponent. He has said repeatedly, that the world is over populated. And there is at least one such record freely available, where he says in a 2010 TED Talk in Southern California… “if we do a real good job vaccinating, we may reduce the world population by 10% to 15%…” (

Parents, teachers and doctors should think twice, or three times, before recommending, or worse, forcing, children and people to be covid-vaccinated, or vaccinated and treated by any remedy Bill Gates controls. See his WHO-approved disastrous Bill Gates vaccination campaigns (polio, for example in India) and sterilizing young women (Kenya, with modified tetanus vaccines).

This may now be portrayed as “fake news”, as Google with its fake “Fact Check” has removed any reference to these disastrous vaccinations. And who pays for the removal of the truth? Your guess.

Because WHO stands behind it, the world governments accept it – the higher orders – deep dark state – command these rules. WHO is the messenger of sorts. WHO is about two thirds funded by extra-budgetary resources from interest groups, like the pharma industry, Bill Gates and telecom corporations. A South American medical doctor recently called WHO outright a genocidal organization.

You divulge the truth over a state-sponsored lie – you are automatically spreading conspiracy theories or fake news. The Occident is a lie-machine, but the people are not supposed to know.

Data manipulation over covid cases, infections, diseases and death rates is rampant. Each country seems to be in a “race’ to compete, the more cases the better, as it allows and justifies the Masters Above, the minuscule elite of the sickening affluent – to tighten the belt of oppression, surveillance and control, of militarizing entire countries as we may see happen in the United States and – god forbid – maybe Europe?

This past weekend, on August 1, 2020, in Berlin hundreds of thousands, according to the organizers, there were 1.3 million people, who took to the streets and demonstrated against the government’s repressive and anti-constitutional covid policies. Never before has Berlin seen such an impressive demonstration.

The media smeared them as right-wingers, as adherents to the AFD party (the neonazis), to reduce the movements credibility. But to no avail. Myriads of videos clearly show that people and entire families with children and grandparents participated in this PEACEFUL protest in Berlin. And it will not go away. They demand justice. Germany may possibly lead the way for Europe to wake up.

If President Trump manages to establish Martial Law in the US due to rallies and demonstrations against police violence, cancels the elections, and introduces a Constitutional condition, called Continuation of Government (COG), as he has already Twitter-insinuated, then Europe may attempt to follow suit. If the German vigor, protest and drive for freedom and self-determination prevails and spreads to the rest of Europe, we may be spared.

Just reporting this, makes me a conspiracy theorist, a “fake-newser”.

The insulting conspiracy or false news spreading defamation doesn’t stop with the plandemic covid debacle and disaster, nor did this ‘new’ wave of weaponizing “false news” start with corona. Far from it.

When it is convenient for the system to bash ‘inconvenient’ people, those who are trying to inform the public at large about what is really going on, then the term conspiracy theory or fake news is readily at hand. 

Anybody who is presenting the well-researched and analyzed truth confronting the steady western mainstream media drum-beat of anti-Russia, anti-China, anti-Iran, anti-Syria, anti-Venezuela, anti-Cuba, anti-North Korea, and-so-on… is simply labeled a conspiracy theorist.

Or, if anybody dares questioning the official 9/11 version.
Or questions the usefulness of NATO, and instead presents its true purpose, the aggression and warrior nature, steadily and ever more severely menacing the east, notably Russia and China – then one is stamped a conspiracy theorist. No matter that the so-called conspiracy is the truth.

We need a critical mass to become conscious of what is going on, of what the plans are behind corona, of connecting the dots between corona, Black Lives Matter (BLM), the Woke movement, Antifa protests. We have to recognize that most of these protest movements are funded and co-sponsored by the Soros Open Society Foundation, by the Foundations of Ford, Rockefeller, Gates – and more – by the very Affluent ultra-capitalists that would like us to believe they are on our side – fighting for freedom and against racial discrimination.

We have to be alert to the WEF’s (World Economic Forum) call for a Great Global Reset – leading to a New Green (capitalist) Deal – a new shift of assets from the lower income groups to the – now green shaded – billionaires. See also Michael Moore’s latest film “Planet of the Humans” (

When we start understanding the Big Picture, then we understand covid, and then we are safe. We have all the elements to understand our constitutional and human rights and stand up for them.

About the Author

Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a water resources and environmental specialist. He worked for over 30 years with the World Bank and the World Health Organization around the world in the fields of environment and water. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for Global Research; ICH; New Eastern Outlook (NEO); RT; Countercurrents, Sputnik; PressTV; The 21st Century; Greanville Post; Defend Democracy Press; The Saker Blog, the and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance. Peter Koenig is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization.

The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of The Political Anthropologist.