Originally posted by PaR3v
I mean. If it's widely known.
Sure, people make up stuff. ... And people eventually find out if things are fake or not... then it dissipates.
Actually that's not the case at all. Usually when a conspiracy is countered with facts, the conspiracy theorist simply claim that the facts are a
coverup and part of the conspiracy
. Conspiracy theory is, in effect, the only field of "study" where an absence of evidence for the theory
actually supports the theory, and is certainly the only place where facts counter to the theory are used to bolster the case for
If finding out a conspiracy theory were fake ended it, then this forum would not exist. At all. In any form or any location.
But this isn't dissipating... and for good reason.
Of course it's not happening. Some people want
to believe it.
if it were simply a dispassionate examination of the facts at hand, there would be at least one guy who's disappointed
by the apparent
revelation at hand. Seriously, there would be someone
out there who's like "Damn! This sucks, and I wish it weren't true, because I think
Barack Obama is a fantastic president and just what this country needs!" You have probably already noticed though, that this person does not exist.
or, at least, if he does, he's keeping extremely
quiet about it.
Rather, all the "birthers" are completely ecstatic
about what they "discover." They are finding exactly the conclusions they wanted to find
anyway. Each and every one of them already
despised Barack Obama. Not a single one of them is the least bit regretful about this president
being a "missed opportunity" due to the technicalities they claim exist.
In other words, it's like the cigarette industry "discovering" that inhaling tobacco smoke cures cancer and increases penis size. The fact-checkers
are an interested party.