I want to keep this simple, just to convey enough across, which has probably already been done here on ATS, on this board.
I am not referring to the intellectuals on ATS, those with genuine interests in discussing politics etc. By this i mean, those who
aren't really conspiracy theorists, but 'conspiracy lovers'.
Please note #2:
Although this can be seen as a generalization, it is not the intent, i do not mean to offend and am not aiming this at all
You, the conspiracy theorist:
* Feel as if you have the need to have possession of some 'greater knowledge' that you wish to spread to everyone. This is purely to feed your own
ego as the conspiracy theorist tends to believe they see something more, something the other cannot. Hence the conspiracy theories themself can become
ludicrous and outrageous:
- Many of you are actually Aliens
- Holy crap!!! Third eye secret blocked by our own body...
An examination of these opening posters can find nothing more than self-revelry and their self satisfaction in having gained the interest of others
out of nothing. All this does is further fuel the creators and further convince them of their special 'gift', in situations like these we are also
shown the 'other side', the side that welcomes these 'theories' and shows their appreciation and interest. I suppose it would be unjust to label
it the blind shepherd and his sheep.
* At times feel as if everything is working against you, so you try and connect the dots of your supposed 'enemy'. Some might consider this
paranoia, this is where the conspiracy theorist believes they have further special skills that others do not, they believe they can 'connect the
dots' within completely unrelated situations. You try and seek out what you believe to be these 'connections' and you do what is described in the
- The REAL reason for the Iraq war... no, not oil !!
- The CIA/MOSSAD, AMAN/DIA did 9/11! [BASED ON KNOWN HOAXES]
*What i believe to be most vital, is that the conspiracy theorist believes all is connected to themself, that all is in some way related to them and
their existence. This confuses the individual, so they seek answers. The conspiracy theorist, therefore, tries to offer sometimes simplified answers
for a totally chaotic existence. This is where it all starts, and from here the theorist heads on to point 1 and point 2 above.
I love a good conspiracy myself and like to think i am open minded, but i believe in a certain 'threshold' which the individual should be wary to
cross, not because there is authenticity and knowledge to be gained by passing, but because of the rope-less fall into a pit where the need for
self-importance and submersion into paranoia may await on the other side.