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The Shady Agendas Behind 5 Popular Conspiracy Theories

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posted on Aug, 2 2009 @ 11:16 PM
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This is a article that I found on a website. The 5 most popular conspiracy theories of today are given here and then their possible agenda is explained. The reason why people believe in these theories is also given in the article.

I am somewhat a believer in these conspiracy theories but as a conspiracy website we the members on ATS should also look at the other side, and see what people say against these theories

So the 5 theories are

5. Barack Obama Citizenship


The Theory:
Barack Obama isn't a natural born citizen of the United States and so legally cannot be president. He wasn't actually born in Hawaii and the Government is concealing this fact by refusing to release his Birth Certificate (or releasing a forgery).

Who's to Blame:
World Net Daily.
This was in large part thanks to WorldNetDaily, an ultraconservative news site that was the first major media outlet to report the idea.

So, Why do People "Believe" It?
After all, you already had a guy with a foreign-sounding name, so what better way to influence a Presidential election than by suggesting the candidate is about as American as borscht?


4. The Clinton body count


The Theory:
While Governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton, with the help of Hillary, was involved in a coc aine smuggling operation and that he's had upwards of 60 people assassinated for threatening to reveal his secrets or for just generally annoying him.

Who's to Blame:
Richard Scaife, a billionaire who really, really hated Bill Clinton.
Scaife was really unhappy about Bill Clinton being president.

So, Why Do People "Believe" It?
Vince Foster's death became a huge talking point in Republican circles, fueling speculation about Clinton abusing his power. More importantly, it got people talking about the legitimate, non-fake scandals Foster was connected to, which ended up damaging the Clintons' image


3. The Jews secretly run the world


The Theory:
All of the "big" conspiracy theories, the ones that claim shady organizations secretly run the world, all seem to blame the Jews at some point (often this is coded into "international bankers").

Who's to Blame:
A Russian book called The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
This is supposedly a book written by a secret cabal of Jews that details how Jewish people will take over the world through trickery and deceit.

So, Why Do People "Believe" It?
Remember when we said that conspiracy theories never really die? Well it's even truer when they involve the Jews, who have been persecuted pretty much everywhere they've lived since, we don't know. Abraham?


2. Water Fluoridation is a Communist Conspiracy


The Theory:
Fluoridated water is the first step of a Soviet plan to conquer America by either poisoning people or controlling their minds, depending on which crazy guy you ask.

Who's to Blame:
The John Birch Society.
This theory first emerged after World War II and really took off during the 1950s. There were many variations: Fluoridation had first been developed by Nazis to control their prisoners, the United Nations was in on the plot, etc. They all agreed on one thing though:
You were better off #ting in your water before every drink than you were adding fluoride.

So, Why do People "Believe" It?
Most anti-fluoridation campaigners based their beliefs on less wacky grounds, either on the rights issue or because they saw it as part of a larger social welfare program that was expensive and unnecessary. But wow, that's boring. Rights? Saving money? Man, who cares? This was the era of McCarthyism;


1. Global Warming is a Socialist Hoax


The Theory:
Global warming is a hoax being perpetrated by scientists to attract funding, and by undercover Socialists/Communists to tax and destroy world industry. Meanwhile, scientists critical of global warming are being repressed.

Who's to Blame:
The Heartland Institute, and others.
The earliest version of this theory emerged in 1990 in a documentary called The Greenhouse Conspiracy, back when nobody outside of the scientific community had any idea what global warming even was. The idea drifted around for a while until climate change started making major .lines at the turn of the millennium, at which point the conspiracy theories really started to take off.

So, Why Do People "Believe" It?
Regardless of the realities of global warming, it's true that any action taken against it would harm industry in some way. And while it's not going to be in a "turn it over to the commies" conspiracy way, it's still looking like solving it would take the one thing conservatives hate: government regulation


Source: www.cracked.com...




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posted on Aug, 2 2009 @ 11:47 PM
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Is cracked.com a reliable source for some of this stuff??
I really don't know. I have never heard of it before...

But I like the name of #4. Clinton Body Count..hahahaa



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 12:09 AM
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Is cracked.com a reliable source for some of this stuff??


When it comes to conspiracies, 'reliable' really means nothing, except believing ! Cracked is a humor website and I think these theories are viewed with humor by some thats the reason it is on that site

I am surprised that 9/11 is not mentioned though.


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posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 12:14 AM
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Cracked.com is a joke site, known for their hilarious lists and rants. However, it is definitely not a good source. Do a little research yourself. Check into how and why Vincent Foster died.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 12:15 AM
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some i agree with, while other i do not.

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posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 12:40 AM
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I always think that cracked is, well, on crack.

The writers there are jerks.

I consider them basically a mouthpiece for making fun of people whom are trying to figure out what is going on in geopolitics, thus trying to ridicule anyone who actually Questions things and looks into things with an Open mind.

Do not let their propaganda fool you, they do not know what they are talking about.

They bad mouth things by giving you things out of context, ignoring any good arguments made, and focusing 100% on their tiny little narrow point of view. And because this would never pass as legitimate debate, they call it "jokes."

Ya, its a joke alright.

It's like 99% ridicule and 1% punch lines.



posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 12:47 AM
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aaahhh thats kinda what I thought...

well, i guess this is a good place as any to discuss it...


I hadnt researched any of them, so should they be taken seriously? the sources they mention that is?



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