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When I say the majority of those who believe in conspiracy theories are the dumbest people on earth, I mean those who driven by paranoia are not able to search hard for reliable and objective evidence when confronted with dubious and controversial affairs, but rather make hasty judgments and allegations according to the ‘Who benefits?’ pattern.
originally posted by: InhaleExhale
This way they can feed the parts of their brain that gives them a buzz from being soooo awake while the rest of society are just sheeple.
Propagandists sift the facts, exploiting the useful ones and concealing the others. They also distort and twist facts, specializing in lies and half-truths. Your emotions, not your logical thinking abilities, are their target.
The propagandist makes sure that his message appears to be the right and [sometimes] moral one and that it gives you a sense of importance and belonging if you follow it. You are one of the smart ones, you are not alone, you are comfortable and secure—so they say.
[on the previous page that I didn't link]
Some propagandists play on pride. Often we can spot appeals to pride by looking for such key phrases as: “Any intelligent person knows that . . .” or, “A person with your education can’t help but see that . . .” A reverse appeal to pride plays on our fear of seeming stupid. Professionals in persuasion are well aware of that.
Roswell was a preemptive strike rather than an accidental crash.