posted on Aug, 24 2005 @ 03:21 AM
It is difficult to believe for a number of reasons. Foremost amongst these is the fact that so many people have been fooled by hoaxes, errors and
outright lies in the past that they are dubious of accepting things which are radically outside their worldview. I would like to accept video footage
of UFOs, or eye-witness accounts of the New World Order at face value, but the fact is that many of the beliefs espoused by the followers of these
conspiracies are so outlandish and without a scrap of tangible, irrefutable evidence that I would be foolish not to be at least a little skeptical.
Furthermore, it's not as simple as waking up and saying "Yes, I believe in the NWO, or aliens, or the Illuminati". The fact is that many of these
conspiracies, if they were proven to be real, would demand some form of action on the part of the believer. If, for example, you truly believed in
your heart that the government was holding people against their will in underground caverns at Area 51 (just an example), you would be morally bound
to act on this information. Doing so would, at the very least, tarnish your credibility and could conceivably cost you your job and relationships.
I personally think that there are people who believe strongly and are remaining silent and not acting, not because they are scared or blocking their
beliefs subconsciously, but because they are waiting for evidence that they know will be necessary to convince an unbelieving population.
If, for example, you accused the government of the aforementioned acts, you had best have extremely strong, practically irrefutable evidence, because
you will only get one shot at it. After you are dismissed as a crackpot, it is doubtful you will be believed a second time. I am afraid that people
are going to remain silent and not act until the evidence appears to substantiate their beliefs and their claims.
[edit on 24/8/05 by Jeremiah25]