It looks like James Tracy, the FAU professor who doubles as a conspiracy theorist, has struck again. Or, at least one of his writers did.
On Tracy's Memory Hole blog, blogger Patrick Murphy suggests that the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, in the past couple of weeks might be another case of the mainstream media pulling a fast one on America.
Murphy calls the incidents at Ferguson a false flag moment, where the media may have attempted to, once again, ignite a race war -- or, at the very least, experiment with race relations using a tragic event. And, in effect, usher in marshal law. Or, something.
Murphy, who according to Memory Hole, runs a small business in Indianapolis and has published a couple of books, is a frequent contributor to Tracy's blog. In his post, titled "Ferguson MO: Another Manufactured Media Crisis?" Murphy admits that he watched the events at Ferguson unfold like the rest of America and took it, as he says, "at face value."
But after ruminating on it some more, he writes, he made connections to these events and those following the Boston bombings last year.
From Memory Hole:
But somehow, while it was completely obvious to me that Boston was a pretext for testing what it takes to get a predominantly white urban and suburban region to cheer on martial law, in a way I took Ferguson at face value. Silly me. The thing is, in conversation with a friend just after the event, I pondered how blacks must feel after that black guy in Staten Island was viciously murdered, on tape, by cops, for no reason, just the other day. Made sense that America's black people, who feel united in such matters, would make the connection more easily than the typical white person.
Overall, Murphy is suggesting that the events in Ferguson is a sort of test tube to see how white America reacts to false flag killings -- in this case a black man shot by a white police officer -- and how African-Americans would react to the killing as well.
Murphy says that these supposed secret experimenters failed in igniting a race war following the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin affair, "even with Eric Holder's Department of Justice muscling into the picture, and the president piping up periodically to keep the pot stirred."
Murphy calls the experimenters "science-masters" and writes that race is used as a means to make us all run through a proverbial rat maze.
These kinds of blogs exist pretty much everywhere on the internet. But what separates Memory Hole from the rest is that it's run by a Florida Atlantic University professor, James Tracy, who makes more than $60,000 per year in public money and teaches courses on conspiracy theories at the school.
Among some of the conspiracy theories Tracy has espoused:
-The Boston Bombings were planned and pulled off by the government -Last year's Navy shipyard shooting, where Aaron Alexis fatally shot 12 people and injured three others in a mass shooting in Washington, was faked -Sandy Hook, where schoolchildren were massacred by a lone gunman, never actually happened and was made up by the media.
"A multitude of evidence has already emerged in the last few days suggesting government involvement in the Boston bombing," Tracy told New Times in 2013. "None of this information has been ferreted out or acknowledged by major news outlets, which... contribute to the mass psychological effect and provide additional rationale for a heightened police state."
While he didn't write the Ferguson blog post, it does appear on his blog. The post is also prefaced with a note from Tracy:
(Editor's Note: This was initially submitted as a comment at MHB on August 19. Indeed, various reportage and analysis from independent media outlets [see, for example, here, here, and here] suggest that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security are actively involved in manipulating and aggravating the regrettable events in Ferguson, Missouri.
(With this in mind, it should also be noted that a 2013 report from Judicial Watch revealed how the Department of Justice's "Community Relations Service, was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman." -JFT)