Clearly communicated. Spot on accuracy. Great timing. I will share your thread with a few folks I know and love, who have been unable (or unwilling)
to see through the fog (a much more polite term than I'd like to use). They will either continue to be led around by the invisible reins of
discouragement, distraction and deceit... or break free and live in truth.
These alternative theories, ironically, though not accepted by the masses most often actually encompass more of the verifiable facts of the event than
the official story itself.
So now, instead of attacking the person who initially lied to us, we now attack the “OUTRAGEOUS CONSPIRACY THEORY” (sound familiar?). For
instance, lets look at what Wikipedia says about CT's
The term is therefore often used dismissively in an attempt to characterize a belief as outlandishly false and held by a person judged to be a crank
or a group confined to the lunatic fringe. Such characterization is often the subject of dispute due to its possible unfairness and inaccuracy.
It is this exact statement that characterizes my entire thread. Because this is what Mainstream Media has anchored to the term “Conspiracy Theory”
in the minds of the majority of Americans.
So as soon as the mainstream media labels ANYTHING a conspiracy theory, subconsciously the minds of hundreds of millions of people instantly trigger
the anchor that this is “a belief that is outlandishly false, and held by a person judged to be a crank or a group confined to the lunatic
Through ignorance, and the use of that anchor, people are forced into their tiny little box. Where they question little, and demand answers for even
less. People are ignorantly refusing to ask for answers to legitimate questions, that would resolve the official version of events – so that
conspiracy theories are not necessary.
Your explanation can, for the most part, also be applied to personal events (minus the media bit). I immediately thought of relationship conflicts. An
easy example... when one partner will not answer a question or lies to avoid the revelation of their immorality or lack of integrity... they usually
accuse the other partner of having "trust issues", "baggage", "overactive imagination", the list goes on. The closer the 2nd partner is to
discovering the truth, the more the 1st partner goes on the offensive. If the 2nd partner stands their ground, the 1st partner eventually issues an
ultimatum to the 2nd partner... such as, "if you don't drop this, we're over".
It seems to me that, as above, TPTB and media have also been going on the offensive, to the extreme. Never before have I felt such ominous threats
lurking out there... like the sudden coverage of internment camps, mandatory quarantine, collecting of personal info from internet groups, subtle (and
not so subtle) threats for having an opinion that differs from the gov't... no wonder so many are still afraid to look truth in the face!
At some point, as the truth becomes more clear and more people awaken, I can only suspect that TPTB will issue straight forward ultimatums.
Thank you for your thread.
My first star & flag to you!