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They Knew: How a Culture of Conspiracy Keeps America Complacent

Sarah Kendzior

Top 10 Best Quotes

“The word “conspire” comes from the Latin com and spirare, meaning “to breathe together.”

“The absence of authority in the face of obscene criminality prompts delusions, peddled by propagandists and true believers alike, that noble actors are fighting the good fight but Must Keep Silent for Reasons You Will Understand in Time. In order for this delusion to hold, the sound of their silence must drown out the evidence heard with your own ears. They are dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s, the cult of the savior state bleats, they are playing 3-D chess, they are reeling in the big fish, they are aiming for the king so they best not miss, they can’t show their cards without ruining their hand, they’re getting all their ducks in a row, the dam is breaking, the storm is here, they’ve got this, be patient, be quiet, relax, trust the plan.”

“Facebook in particular is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented,” Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said in 2011. “Here we have the world’s most comprehensive database about people, their relationships, their names, their addresses, their locations, and the communications with each other, their relatives, all sitting within the United States, all accessible to US intelligence.”37 Assange’s”

“Elected officials no longer attempt to win you over, they attempt to rewrite laws and district boundaries so that your vote is irrelevant. Their true constituency is the criminal elite.”

“But it was all predictable, and therefore preventable. Even in that short essay, the future is apparent: Trump not conceding the election and refusing to leave office, the Democrats refusing to investigate and stop obvious crimes, the Republicans committing and abetting obvious crimes, the continued fracturing of Americans into information silos, the knowledge that if these crimes were not confronted they would lead to bigger, more horrific crimes that endangered human life. I”

“does not strike at the core of what has happened here, which is an epidemic of disillusionment and distrust so vast it stretches into paralysis.”

“Your only obligation is to the truth, and it is an unbreakable obligation. Everything else stems from it. You are entitled to truth from government as a basic covenant of citizenship. There is no justice without accountability, and there is no accountability without the truth. Insisting that the corruption we witness be acknowledged is never an empty gesture. The very act of this public demand, this uncompromising insistence on exposure of the criminal elite, can set in motion unpredictable events. Americans can learn from the past that we keep repeating. And possibly, in the end, we can break the future.”

“You ride the waves of once-in-a-century floods that now hit us monthly and stare at the dark mirror version of yourself that people seem to recognize more than your innate humanity.”

“With the exception of Ghislaine Maxwell, who went on trial for sex trafficking in late November 2021, none of the accused participants in the Epstein ring have been indicted. The”

“When whistleblowers emerge, as they did on multiple occasions during the Trump administration, they are either imprisoned or threatened with violence as criminal abettors get massive book deals.”

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Book Keywords:

conspiracy, kleptocracy, surveillance-state, authoritarianism, climate-crisis

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