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originally posted by: Blueracer
The problem is closed mindedness. There are people on both sides that are closed minded to anything that does not fit their view. There are people who insist that the JFK assassination was a conspiracy but that the driver did it and no other scenarios are even possible. 911 has the no plane theorists who absolutely refuse to believe that there were actually planes. The list goes on. Being closed minded to only one possibility(unless it's proven) is just as bad as being closed minded that there was no conspiracy at all.
Just my 2 cents.
originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: Moresby
"Evil Governments don't need paid shills". I totally agree. Well, for the most part. I've seen two people argue the JFK conspiracy. One was for the mainstream "lone-nut theory" and one thought it was an elaborate plot. They pasionately argued their case and saw each other as a fool in the end for not believing.
Anyway, I see this all the time. People are open-minded to believe in wild conspiracies, belief systems and ideologies but will become very defensive when those beleifs are challenged. On the other hand, people can be close-minded to not consider anything out of their boxed world view.
It's two sides of the same coin.
originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: Moresby
Agreed. But I think the main reason conspiracy theories flourish is because governments keep reaffirming their reality.
originally posted by: Moresby
And it made me realize this is why some conspiracies thrive. These people I'm referring to weren't born when JFK was shot. Some of them don't even live in the US. Yet the Oswald lone nut theory is so important to their worldview that they become apoplectic when it was challenged. Even in such an inconsequential place and with such limited intensity. Evil governments don't need paid shills. There are plenty of people who will do it for free.
Conspirators can count on this. It's their secret weapon.