Did you read the Snopes-article Makestro..?
As if conspiracy theories were debunked because they are labeled as such.
2 guys robbing a bank is a conspiracy. The theory is how they did it.
On the Jefferson quote. He might not have said that to the letter, but he did say something similar and showed resentment of banking.
* The monopoly of a single bank is certainly an evil. The multiplication of them was intended to cure it; but it multiplied an influence of the same character with the first, and completed the supplanting the precious metals by a paper circulation. Between such parties the less we meddle the better.
o Letter to Albert Gallatin, 1802. ME 10:323
* In order to be able to meet a general combination of the banks against us in a critical emergency, could we not make a beginning towards an independent use of our own money, towards holding our own bank in all the deposits where it is received, and letting the treasurer give his draft or note for payment at any particular place, which, in a well-conducted government, ought to have as much credit as any private draft or bank note or bill, and would give us the same facilities which we derive from the banks?
o Letter to Albert Gallatin, 1803. ME 10:439
[The] Bank of the United States... is one of the most deadly hostility existing, against the principles and form of our Constitution... An institution like this, penetrating by its branches every part of the Union, acting by command and in phalanx, may, in a critical moment, upset the government. I deem no government safe which is under the vassalage of any self-constituted authorities, or any other authority than that of the nation, or its regular functionaries. What an obstruction could not this bank of the United States, with all its branch banks, be in time of war! It might dictate to us the peace we should accept, or withdraw its aids. Ought we then to give further growth to an institution so powerful, so hostile?
* Letter to Albert Gallatin, 1803. ME 10:437
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Ya. And that'd be fine if they weren't saying he actually said something he didn't say. They could paraphrase for artistic effect or whatever, but certainly not with writing on the screen claiming he actually said it. Of course this is just one amongst many other falsehoods of the cartoon.On the Jefferson quote. He might not have said that to the letter, but he did say something similar and showed resentment of banking.
Originally Posted by AacevedoOriginally Posted by rockyraccoon
Conspiracies happen every fucking day. A trial involving a plot of two people planning a murder against a victim is a conspiracy theory getting tried.
Nothing in your little bubbly world is fact. Not evolution. Not relativity. Not anything. We can only determine things with a degree of certainty.
With your logic Hitler didn't burn the Reichstags to promote his own dictatorship. Why? Because Hitler said so.
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I can go on and ramble about how shit came out of my toilet trying to conquer the world. As long as I don't give hard facts about my shit growing sentience and then marching on to taking over the world it's inane blubber.
Also, please do not confuse a scientific theory with the term "conspiracy theory". The latter has nothing to do with the former. The appearance of the word "theory" is purly coincidential and does not denote that an actual theory in the meaning of the word is behind it. It's one of the many bloomers of language.
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