posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 10:46 AM
originally posted by: brazenalderpadrescorpio
I'm singling out ATS, but it seems that people who believe in conspiracy theories in general tend to have a patriotic fervor that I can't understand.
I can't understand it because of the tendency that conspiracy theorists tend to have of distrusting the government.
My idea is that this tends to be the case here in the US, more so. My theory is that it has to do with the political climate of the US. For example,
it seems that conspiracy theorists tend to be libertarian. Libertarians tend to be conservative, and conservatives, tend to be patriotic.
However, this seems to not make sense for different reasons. Let's just say that for argument's sake that the Illuminati did worm their way into
Freemasonry early on. Undoubtedly, at least a few of the Founding Father's were Masons. So many of the ideals that your country was founded upon were
ideals that run contrary to what you have faith in.
So, as a conspiracy theorist that hates the idea of a New World Order (or Illuminati elite), why do you feel patriotic? And I realize that I may run
across an idea that I do not like.
I hope that as outsider I see without bias of being involved in some local struggle.(anyway I saw it also
in my country)
If I get this logic:
If we [great people] would govern ourselves than the outcome would be great. If the outcome is not great [at least not temporary] than it must mean
that someone else [not from our tribe] is governing and is inept or malicious.
(we of course are perfect and infallible)
This illusionary superiority goes further. Government regulation or compulsion is bad, because we make perfect decision on our own. Of course
government regulation and compulsion is good when it keeps evil emigrants at bay. Guns are good because are traditional (tribal ancestors... I mean
founding fathers said so). No real life policeman can defend you as well as your imaged perfect self. So you need a gun. Paranoia and overestimating
skills go further - so your gun can even stop the evil gov.
EDIT: And there are of course Good Old Days. When sky was bluer, taxes lower (this one is technically speaking correct, but there were simply less
entitlements), no sexual revolution, lower crime (statistics show something else), job was secure, no suddenly appearing foreign competition, and
everything was good. If gov is not providing that - than it's easy to think a mindset in which one is nationalist and distrustful towards gov.
Yes, I'm somewhat ironic, but there is a grain of truth in it.
edit on 13-7-2014 by Shadow1024 because: one paragraph added