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Originally posted by grahag
Here's the problem with the majority of CT's on this site:
They KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that there is a conspiracy about whatever subject they're interested in. They SAY that it's proven, and that it's a fact, and that it's clear...
But in almost every case, they have no proof. They may have evidence, but not proof. There is a distinct lack of judgment regarding using those two terms from the good majority of CT's.
If they weren't so cocky and self-righteous and would leave a little room for them to be wrong, then they might be better received, but in the end they end up looking like Woody Harrelson's character on 2012.
I like to play the agnostic part and say that I don't know in the majority of the cases. In many subjects on this site, there is too much possibility of not having all the information. In MANY cases, they just parrot information they get from other people as "facts" and don't check those facts. Then they propagate the lie, which makes them part of the problem and quite honestly, earns them their "crazy" tag.
Also factor in that paranoid schizophrenics are also prone to come up with conspiracy theories and that ends up linking CT's to mental illness. It doesn't help that you have crazy people at the head of the CT train like Orly Taitz and Donald Trump who just act crazy. In order to make an argument that most people will believe, you have to cover both sides of the story and you have to concede that there is a possibility of you being wrong.
In other words, quit acting crazy and people will stop treating you crazy. (in most cases)
Originally posted by superluminal11
How can Osama being dead for many years before this announcement be a theory when its indeed a fact. Besides ,,,man flying was theoretical,,so was exceeding the sound barrier,,so was space flight
Originally posted by againuntodust
Donald Trump is part of the attack against conspiracy theorists. He made a conspiracy theorist claim, the President debunked it, and he has lended credibility to the fact that conspiracies are wrong. Now they can deride anyone as a conspiracy theorist and hold them and their belief in contempt.