In my essay The Big Conspiracy: Introduction I introduced a concept, inspired by the phrase “the Big Lie” as mastered by Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Propaganda Minister, who wrote:
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."
To refresh your understanding of the Big Conspiracy as I defined it:
A plan so audacious in scope and scale, with an intent so sweeping, that even when told about it by people with personal experience in it or presented with strong evidence supporting the exposure, the average person will refuse to believe it because it is that big.
So haul out the foil and fashion a hat. Here’s the first one.