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The term #ConspiracyTheory occurred for the first time 1909 in an article in "The American Historical Review". It was reanimated in 1963 after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, to discredit all those who do not swallow the Warren Commission's...
...magic bullet and other miracles, by the CIA⬆️, of course. It was further propagated after 9/11, to discredit everybody who dared to question the official conspiracy theory "20 Muslims armed with boxcutters overcame the USA and the laws of nature".⬇️
Nowadays the terms #ConspiracyTheory and #ConspiracyTheorist are used to libel everybody how dares to question any allegation by any authority, however absurd the allegation may be.

A great piece by Craig McKee
As every detective (cui bono?), I am a professional conspiracy theorist in the sense of an investigator who formulates (scientific) hypotheses about something, e.g. also about a crime that very often is a conspiracy, of course.
If we use the term in the mythical sense fabricated by the CIA, the reality looks like this...
The political combat and smear term #ConspiracyTheory does not have any intellectual significance. The only good about it is that intellectuals & journalists who use it self-destruct publicly by unveiling that they are gatekeepers of powerful people.
OMG, "WHO" - If I was a psychopath I would blame my not so smart phone for having written this.😀
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