posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 01:44 PM
The whole issue begs the question.
You've decided for yourself what the TRUTH is. How? Well, maybe you read some books or maybe you just browsed around on places like ATS, but somehow
you've come to the conclusion that TPTB are conspiring to create a NWO at our expense. The TRUTH varies, but it likely includes a belief that this is
all controlled by the Illuminati, Masons, Templars, Zionists, Bohemian Grove, Antarctic Nazis, or even plain old Skull & Bones and involves a boatload
of conspiracies from 9/11 being an inside job to secret treaties with Reptilian aliens. Really, you've got your pick of conspiracies, some more
outlandish than others. It's a huge buffet line to choose from.
The evidence for these conspiracies varies from lack of any evidence at all, therefore proving the case (We don't have video, THEREFORE there was no
airplane!) to evidence seemingly irrefutable. "A nuclear explosion took down the towers!" What about radiation? Well, never mind. The planes were
holograms? What happened to the people? Well, never mind. In other words, most of the evidence is composed of other people speculating on the evidence
or evidence and facts impossible to verify. A good example is the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Completely and utterly debunked decades ago as a
plagerized work of fiction, still today we have people insisting it is TRUTH.
But look what happens when we DO get some TRUTH thrown at us: WikiLeaks. Out of tens of thousands of cables, some of them "Secret" (Ohhhhh!) what we
have found out is that the Vatican plays a role in world affairs (Duh!) that some junior diplomat wondered aloud if a world leader was taking his meds
(How devestating), or that Saddam wanted to be friends with the US (ha ha ha! You believe that,right?) C'mon, most of this stuff is utterly and
completely boring diplomatic gossip. But wait! What WikiLeaks is GOING to relase, any day now, will be amazing! UFOs, top secret CIA conspiracies.
Just wait! It WILL come out. We PROMISE. Any-Day-Now.
The funny thing about all this is that the purveyors of these conspiracies take a superior attitude, such as this thread shows, wondering how to wake
the sheeple up to their version of TRUTH. Somehow they think they have achieved enlightenment. They KNOW the truth; other people do not because they
are asleep, unwilling to face facts, or just plain stupid. The poor common masses just don't know what WE know, because WE have FIGURED IT OUT! due
to our superior intelligence, investigatory skills, and our ability to be "in the know" due to friends in high places who tell us (and only us) what
they can, though not too loudly as they might be in, you know, jeopardy. (Shhh!)
If you begin to look at this kind of attitude as a religious one it begins to make more sense because it sounds exactly the same. I have a cousin who
I would call a fundamentalist Christian. He cannot understand why anyone would refuse to accept Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior because
if someone refuses, they will go to Hell, pure and simple. It cannot be any other way. He's not a stupid guy. He is an airline pilot and flies 747
cargo planes all over the world. It's not just a matter of IQ. Few of us here would agree with him, but the fact is, he sounds just like you do.
Different subject--same approach.
The rest of the world is not as passive as many of you believe. They have looked at these conspiracy theories and found them wanting. All you uave to
do is google "conspiracy mindset" to see what other people think. Put mildly, your world view is a minority opinion. Even Rolling Stone magazine
calls you "clinically insane." I would have thought a more positive reception would have been forthcoming from them; and I don't really believe
their conclusions. But I do think the conspiracy mindset represents a rather fanciful interpretation for world events that has no regard for evidence,
scientific or otherwise. Most are, I suspect, delusional fantasies of your own making. But since you share them, they MUST be true!