Originally posted by TheMaverick
Believing In Conspiracy Theories Is A Form Of Psychosis.
here's a video i found from msnBc aired recently talking about a new book out amongthetruthers,which i found
disgusting,saying conspiracy theorist are like a religion,we are weird,and we don't watch the mass media,so therefore we live in our own reality,our
little self contain internet bubble,and were all living in a cacoon,away from reality,and blaming the internet for making us,act in this way....
so now we will all be labeled as a new religion/cult...if we dare talk out.
the purpose of this thread is to keep you aware we are now being labeled as a fringe group..outcast cult,who have lost leave of our sense's.
While I don't agree with the thought that everyone that follows the conspiracy theories is submerged in a cult like life or mentally disturbed in
some way, I do think it is certainly prevalent among some. Please hear me out on this one.
Let's say your a 9/11 conspiracy supporter. While I don't necessarily agree with you in any way, I do believe you have the right to believe what you
believe and I think you feel like you have enough information to make your own decision. This can be the case for a number of various conspiracy
theories, not just 9/11.
Here's where I check out and separate those who believe and those who are just down right confused, mentally unstable, and cult-like. If you choose
to not respect that not everyone believes what you do, and rather than listen to the counter points, you call them "sheep", "sheeple" or "disinfo
distributors" you have now gone from someone who believes in a certain conspiracy to cult-like and living in your own reality, which doesn't
coincide with real life. You may be right on some points, but so may I. Neither has the whole truth, but some of the people on these boards lack the
ability to debate their points. They simply make some vague claim and then call you a sheep if you don't immediately agree with them. My favorite
thing is when they say that somene just isn't as "enlightened" as the conspiracy theorist.
Next you have the people that have spun so far out of control that damned near everything is a conspiracy. Part of believing in a conspiracy is
getting to the bottom of the barrel and digging out the truth, right? Even if that truth ends up being counter to the conspiracy? That should be a
fair conclusion, but it isn't on these boards. If someone offers a fact, known or not, that is counter to the theory, the conspiracy theorist will
simply dismiss the fact as either part of the conspiracy, or a new conspricay all its own. The Obama birth certifiacte issue will never go away
because it is impossible to satisfy the conspiracy theorist. There simply will never be enough proven facts to make them accept even the possibility
that they were wrong.
Last, there is the group that spends most of their time predicting the alien invasion of Earth. I'm not even to get into that one. I really think
most of them are either making stuff up for fun or are living in a different reality...not in a good way!
The real problem with many conspiracy theorists is the cherry picking of articles and constant reliance on you tube videos, while blindly objecting to
anything else because the "MSM" said it. I'm all good with denying ignorance, but much of the time that denial is a one way street. There is some
rampant ignorance in many of these threads but it's ok because it's not a main stream thought.
Some of the people on these boards would disagree with what I've said, but that's the nature of life. You are free to believe what you want and I
will never tell you you are wrong for that belief. I might disagree with your belief adn I might challenge your belief, as you should mine. The
difference is that I don't think of you as a sheep for believing something contrary to what I believe.