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Conspiracy Theory. Isnt it time for a NEW name?

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posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 01:00 AM
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 following.

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


posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 01:38 AM
i my self have ,when in the presents of the "not so open minded company", called it a "what if scenario"or "what if i was to say... what is you op of that", see it can work with out the"eye roll" or the "Oh boy here we go" an other one would be "think of this for a moment"or for the real dry types were you just cant wait to see there jaw drop "there is more thoughts about this than there a... ols, so here is mine" was that any help?

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 01:48 AM
New term for conspiracy theory= coincidence connector

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 01:49 AM
reply to post by NoRegretsEver

Dear NoRegretsEver

What you call it is not the problem, you just have to live with being alone with your thoughts.

It all come down to the 5% that one run the world and the next 5% that have an idea what they are up too.

The last 90% do not believe it is true unless it is on CNN or a like.

Live with it that is the way it is and no matter what you call it.

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 02:04 AM
Personally if I come across information about anything that I feel might get me pigeon-holed as the type of guy who wears a tin foil hat, I always avoid using any catch phrase terminology when seeking to discuss it when in the company of more "mainstream" company.

Bringing up the subject in conversation, casually, and then gradually adding in facts by saying phrases like "common sense tells me that", "it always felt, to me, like...", "it just seems like...", or any other subtle way of introducing alternative thought - has always worked best for me.

It doesn't take long for one to get a feel about how receptive the other party(ies) are about what you have to say and to adjust the speed at which you are disseminating it accordingly.

So... If you do come up with a new term for "conspiracy theory" I am going to avoid it like the plague as well because the new term would just inherit the baggage of the old one.

[edit on 8/21/10 by Hefficide]

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 02:13 AM
reply to post by NoRegretsEver

G W Bush gave new credence to "Conspiracy Theorists" when he slagged them off in his infamous speech.

Even if the term was changed the powers that would be would go out of their way to aleinate and riducule any grouping that scrutinised and questioned their actions or motives.

You should not succumb to the manfactured ridicule of a label by the puppet-masters

If the cap fits , wear it.

Have faith in your convictions.

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 02:48 AM
Oh, She does have faith ...she lives those convictions.

As for the powers that could have been.(=

I love that..

happy harvestings no regrets (=

Love and light

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 03:02 AM
i agree this is bad language and that conspiracy theory is in fact a pejorative term.

posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 03:04 AM
reply to post by NoRegretsEver

There's no real point in trying this.
If you change a name because it has bad associations, the only effect is that the old associations re-attach themselves to the new name.

A classic example is the replacement of "orphanage" by "children's home". The only result was that the word "home" became ominous.

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