The term 'conspiracy theorist' is itself more associated to the individualistic study of the obscure (as in not accepted) therefore making that
person appear to be outside the (accepting) 'core' of society. If anything, I would prefer the actual term be tapered out in favour of a more
relevant and accepting term, something that is to be understood rather than caged and judged! (Be honest, how many people openly refer to themselves
as a conspiracy theorist?)
The problem with conspiracy theorists is (by in large and IMHO) that they are less of a profitable unit than your typical John Joe that consumes what
he is sold via the mass advertising network (this includes the political and commercial).
There is more chance that an informed person is more likely to demand more from their political representatives, expect more from their country in
terms of diplomacy, and more likely to avoid watching the main stream's 'fake God' approach to who we are and what we want. The very fact that this
represents the group think approach to living, may suggest that we all meekly submit to the rigors of living within our means and finally, when
required, walk in sync over the cliff like a bunch of lemmings.
Ultimately, these lemmings just ain't that controllable of a material and as such, their credit rating needs to be downgraded once again, lol.
Unfortunately, such reports, whilst their methodologies are flawed and the outcomes not empirically validated against any standard, (meaning it's not
worth its' crust within peer reviewed material) tar all CT's with the same brush and line them up against the wall to be intellectually
As for me? I prefer Chomsky, Fisk, Parenti, and even the more humorous Rob Newman over the more extreme Alex Jones. The former is not conspiratorial
in nature, but rubbed together and it is dangerous information. So my taste is with the larger scale issues, rather than the minute details that are
so convoluted with circumstance and conjecture that they will never be solved, ever! We are all different with like-minded views which shows
diversity. Do our Government's not want this? Oh, according to the study, ''endorsing democratic practices, feeling generally suspicious toward
others and displaying an inquisitive, imaginative outlook''. Not really it appears - where are those Lemmings when we need em?
So, such a report, whilst a little poke in the eye at the CT's, only look through blinkers and thus finds itself, if it dared look, staring at
ignorance and therefore becomes the butt of the joke it had intended for the delusional.
(my rant is over ... for today).