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Poll: In what way you have been introduced to...

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posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:03 PM
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"...The Conspiracy Theory"
(aliens, politics, wars, tptb, nwo, etc. all fits in this category)

I want to make a poll. And I'll tell you why. I am very interested to know how people were introduced to "The Conspiracy Theory" field. Why? Because I am concerned. Of what? Of the possibility that a co-op is going. Its aim would be to introduce people to "conspiracies" in the wrong manner, to confuse them, misdirect and generally lead away from forming their own intel. web type of network as a social power, thus changing the rules of the game. Call it mob control, if you wish, won't be far from what I am thinking might be going. Or we might put it other way, I am sure there is co-op, I just don't know what amplitude it has. With this poll, I hope I will be able to answer some of my questions.

Please pick one of the following, and thank you for your time.

How you have been introduced to "Conspiracy Theories" in general?

1. A Book
2. Internet
3. Other Media
4. A friend told me
5. Other(please tell what)




posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: Argentbenign


I guess in High school learning about JFK.

Then on the internet when I stumbled across a link to a forum discussing John Titor.



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:13 PM
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By listening to Coast to Coast with Art Bell prior to 9/11.



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: Argentbenign

The X-Files tv show brouht me into the world of Alien coverups by the government conspiracies when I was a child. Aliens brought me to this site.



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:17 PM
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The tv series "In Search of (with Leonard Nimoy)" when I was a wee lad. My elementary school also had a great section with books about UFOs, Bigfoot (really in style in those days), paranormal and psi phenomenon for being in rural Nebraska.

I started at an early age. I was one of those kids that needed answers. Have I found them? Maybe a few, but there have been many rabbit holes with nothing at the bottom. My ideas and beliefs have changed with the decades as well.



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:19 PM
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It was a mix of all points plus the REALITY, except the internet. I was introduced to The Conspiracy Theory(CIA TM)before the internet was used like today, by nearly everbody. At that time the internet was just too expensive for average people. I read books(in GERMANY FORBIDDEN books, no joke, germay is still banning books, but at least we don´t burn them anymore...), talked with people and observed the so called reality, News, History and all the OFFICIAL CTs, "which are none, because they are the official conspiracy theory...


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posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: Argentbenign

First as a kid:
Watching JFK documentary when I was a kid. I remembered thinking His head exploded, never would have thought it was shot.

Later once I had my own kids:
I got a pamphlet on my door about the geocentric earth, I had the Internet and searched it. Which lead to moon conspiracy which lead to Freemason which lead to Disney which lead to Mind control. Which lead me here.

So mostly media and internet.
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posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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5. Other(please tell what)

Growing up (beginning at ages 6 or 7) I was fascinated with aliens and UFOs. There was that "Alien autopsy" hoax in the 90's, which further piqued my interest. The X-files helped as well.

Then when I was 11 September 11th happened and I saw many problems with the "official story" as well as the US "reaction" afterwards. Ever since I've heavily researched geopolitical events, historic events, coverups, etc. ATS has been great for this purpose.

PS there are definitely organizations, and individuals who are "disinformation agents" or whatever other term you might wish to use that fits them. I have a feeling the flat earth and "Mandel Effect" storylines have been fabricated as some sort of PSYOP to see how many people will get sucked in. Just speculating about those two subjects but I can tell you with certainty that misinformation and disinfo agents are alive and active, probably more than ever.



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:21 PM
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I believe my first exposure to a conspiracy theory was through a book titled "Inventing the Aids Virus" by Peter H. Duesberg and J. Arthur Tripp.

In it, they propose that HIV is actually a common dormant virus like the mumps that is activated by a chemical contained in heroin and "poppers" which are supposedly popular in the gay community.


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posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:29 PM
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Laying on my back as a child gazing into the vast west Texas sky I thought "how many others MUST there be?"

From then to now my life has gone on but that singular question persists...a hunger stirs for the answer I know may never come [to me]...

And still, how many others must there be?

-Chris



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:32 PM
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#4. Not a friend but my parents, told me about UFO's at an early age. They grew up in New Mexico and were teen agers when all the cattle mutilations were going on. They didn't present anything as absolute fact, they more or less just presented me with the basic stories going around at the time and let me draw my own conclusions.



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: Argentbenign
When I seen the Tv series V



And when I was made aware of these


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posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:35 PM
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5 Other.
I was 6 and had a experience i never got a satisfactory answer to.
Still today i do not really understand why it happened to me.



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:37 PM
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The first book I had as a kid was Charles Berlitz's World of Strange Phonomen (I think that's the name.) And it went on from there. Books on books on everything I could find.



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:39 PM
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I guess it all started reading many magazine articles about the NAZI UFO program. That was long before the Internet. Odd thing about that. The story about the Nazi UFO flying saucer program originally started from a magazine story written by an Italian scientist in early 1950. The story was picked up in 1952 by none other than Rudolph Shreiver, a German (former Nazi) engineer in an article in Der Spiegel magazine. You can fact check me at:en.wikipedia.org...

The story gained steam in the 1960's as a result of 3 books written by Ernesto Vesco, again, an Italian. Renato Vesco is a fully licensed aircraft engineer and a specialist in aerospace and ramjet developments. He attended the University of Rome and, before WWII, studied at the German Institute for Aerial Development. During the war, Vesco worked with the Germans at the Fiat Lake Garda secret installations in Italy. In the 1960s, he worked for the Italian Air Ministry of Defense as an undercover technical agent, investigating the UFO mystery.
The story spread to the US via the National Enquirer.

Here's an interesting tid bit for your research into your concern. If you use search term, "Vril Society", you'll come across this link: black.greyfalcon.us...
Now, after reading that, you can go to other similar "links" and you'll encounter a weird phenomenon, i.e., many of the links provide articles that appear to be near word for word copies of some "primary" source which is never referenced. So for example see: www.viewzone.com...

At other links you'll notice.........the pictures are always the same, the text is near identical, the story line varies not much at all. For all practical purposes........you find yourself in a closed loop that presents identical information.

I don't know if that's significant, but it certainly is weird, at least to me.



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:40 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks
The first book I had as a kid was Charles Berlitz's World of Strange Phonomen (I think that's the name.) And it went on from there. Books on books on everything I could find.


Not even "Green Eggs and Ham" or "One Fish, Two Fish"?
Damn, you're more hardcore than me



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:43 PM
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5. Other(please tell what)

independent thought - you know it's BS when so many people see UFO's yet the military denies their existence.



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:45 PM
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originally posted by: the owlbear

originally posted by: underwerks
The first book I had as a kid was Charles Berlitz's World of Strange Phonomen (I think that's the name.) And it went on from there. Books on books on everything I could find.


Not even "Green Eggs and Ham" or "One Fish, Two Fish"?
Damn, you're more hardcore than me

Haha. I'm sure I had those as a kid, but the first ones I ever bought myself were the Charles Berlitz book and the parapsychologists handbook or something like that. And one called Instant ESP.



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: Argentbenign
I guess what got me started into the whole conspiracy thing was certain TV shows I used to watch back in the '80s and '90s (and still today, of course), so I would have to answer "3" as to what got me into it.

Reading "The 60 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time" when I was about 16 solidified my interest in conspiracy theories.

Nowadays, though, I generally research and find out about them online, so you can pick whichever one you want to use, 1, 2 or 3.



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 01:55 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: the owlbear

originally posted by: underwerks
The first book I had as a kid was Charles Berlitz's World of Strange Phonomen (I think that's the name.) And it went on from there. Books on books on everything I could find.


Not even "Green Eggs and Ham" or "One Fish, Two Fish"?
Damn, you're more hardcore than me

Haha. I'm sure I had those as a kid, but the first ones I ever bought myself were the Charles Berlitz book and the parapsychologists handbook or something like that. And one called Instant ESP.


I loved all of those books from the '60's and '70's with their strange fonts and stranger contents. Those were the days...psychic powers and mystic stuff leading into the New Age weirdness with channeling and crystals. The trilateral commission, the first big Rothschild conspiracies, illuminati was still a word unknown to the masses...
The Bermuda Triangle, stonehenge, the pyramids, ancient aliens sans Giorgio, underground military bases, Dulce and Roswell...

Loving this thread

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