Not sure if this is the right place, mod's please move if necessary.
O.k. Ive heard the word "conspiracy theory", and when this is said in mixed company can get several different reactions.
1. Oh Boy! (long eye roll) and the dismissal of the conversation.
2. Only crazy people think that way.
3. Don't guys in tinfoil hats in their mothers basements talk about that stuff?
Now as I'm sure that many of us that have mentioned any of the topics discussed here to let's say "regular" people have maybe gotten one or more
of these responses from people that you may know, or may want to inform.
Which in turn can make us more reluctant to have these types of conversations.
So, with all of the minds (great ones at that ) here on ATS, I propose that we re-name what it is that we truly discuss here, based on the
1. Conspiracy Theory was meant to derail anyone from listening to the otherwise objective opinion of someone.
As you all well know, if you don't come here with the facts that will be pointed out, soooo, I say that should be removed.
2. Our information is sometimes easily verifiable.
So, I say almost easily, because we all know that even if we lay it out on the table, most people will not look into it. Which is not our problem, but
a good point on why "conspiracy theory" should not be relevant any longer.
3. We call it as we see it.
The best way to find out when speaking to someone if they are in the "conspiracy theory" category or not, is that they can back up what they say,
this isn't hard to do, especially if your bringing the subject into conversation.
And of course I could go on, but why preach to the choir, you all know what I'm talking about, so I say, lets come up with another term, for this
insufferable way of giving a free pass to people that don't want to do the work.
I know we can come up with some good ones, I know if a lawyer can call himself a law 'Stylist", then their has to be something we can come up with.
BTW, the best one I hear I will use from now on, of course Id ask first