posted on Jul, 12 2006 @ 07:28 PM
The reason the connotation of 'nuttiness' exists is due to the desire of the population to want to believe in the government.
IMHO, this is a carry-over from the post-war mindset of the victorious nations. You would have been hard pressed to find anyone believing anything
which ran counter to what the official governmental line was in say, the '50's or 60's. It wasn't until the early 70's that there was widespread
questioning of the leadership.
I think the 'wacky' connotation is something that is fading quickly.
The interesting comment is when you mentioned capitalism and the driving force behind 'selling'. The old adage about 'selling refrigerators to
Eskimos' comes to mind as I thought about what you said.
ie. You don't need my product, but, by the time I'm done raving about it, you'll want it anyways.
It also makes me think of that current ad for a Hummer, where the woman buys one just because someone jumped the line for a kiddie slide ahead of her
child..totally insane reasoning to buy a military vehicle to stroke the ego...and yet, there they are, talking people into buying these massive
vehicles at a timre when gas prices are at an all-time high.
The real meat of your post isn't the changing of the word conspiracy, it's the exposing of the fallacy that 'buyer beware' is no longer the
relevant warning it used to be.
edit for spelling
[edit on 12-7-2006 by masqua]