posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 02:19 AM
Conspiracy, Conspiracy Theory, and Misinformation
Why it matters for you to know the difference
A “Conspiracy theorist,” according to American media, is someone who is a little off his rocker. He, or she, is someone who will believe crazy
untruths about aliens, that the government is out to get us, and the CIA is probably up to no-good at any given time. A statement needs to be put
forth as to what constitutes the term “conspiracist” and what differentiates it from “conspiracy theorist.”
Mainstream media is doing a wonderful job right now at discrediting anyone who doesn’t go along with the norm. Recently a man shot a security guard
at a museum. The media made sure to point out ‘he killed the guard in cold blood, and he was known to visit conspiracy theorist websites.’
Many citizens of the world know there may be something going on that’s bigger than they know, working behind the scenes, or that they are being lied
to, but most do not want to know about it! It’s easier to live in the world you create: family, work, TV, a glass of wine or a beer now and then.
Let’s look a little into what the differences are in the terms conspiracist, conspiracy theorist, and the idea of misinformation, and why it makes a
difference. The following examples will be most efficacious in giving a clear idea.
A conspiracy is something, generally with treacherous intent, which has been done or planned by at least two people (1). It is based in fact but the
true story is often hidden from view in some manner. A perfect example of a conspiracy is what happened on 9/11/01 with the World Trade Center twin
towers collapsing, WTC bldg 7 being destroyed, and the pentagon being hit by a missile/plane.
Most people in America, thanks mostly to our media, believe the official story that some Islamic extremists stole some planes and crashed them into
buildings, causing the destruction of the twin towers and the killing of more than 3,000 innocent people.
In reality, there are more than 20 specific, scientific facts showing that the events of 9/11 were pre-planned and executed by people who had access
to U.S. government buildings. Here’s a short list of reasons that make this a conspiracy, rather than a conspiracy theory:
[The following can be found at www.ae911truth.org (2). This website is supported by over 700 professional engineers and construction experts who give
proof the official story is inaccurate.]
• High tech nano-thermite explosives were found in the wreckage of the twin towers, and building 7 (which collapsed despite NOT being hit by an
• It takes over 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit to soften steal but jet fuel and incendiaries in the buildings reached a maximum of around 1,100 degrees F
meaning the planes and fuel did not cause the collapse.
• The size of the hole in the pentagon was smaller than the plane they claim hit it. Also, no airplane wings, landing gear, etc was found at the
• Symmetrical collapse of buildings and collapse at near free-fall speeds; this simply does not happen if a building collapses due to fire. Also, NO
steel frame building has ever had a total collapse from fire only.
[A video is shown on www.ae911truth.org of the destruction of WTC bldg 7; it didn’t make the news much so if you haven’t seen it, please take a
moment to watch.]
Most people couldn’t fathom the fact that someone “on their side” planned this catastrophe, especially with how emotional it was watching it on
TV, etc. This remains a conspiracy because the facts need to speak for themselves, and most people would rather listen to a smiling TV reporter than
check facts for him- or herself.
References on Post #3
[edit on 28-6-2009 by notreallyalive]