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What Makes a Conspiracy Theorist Tick???

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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 04:13 PM
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Source: media.theage.com.au...


Seems that the TPTB, with the help of the MSM are trying to turn the citizenry against themselves. Divide and conquer at its finest. I can't remember a time in my life when I've heard the words 'conspiracy theorist' mentioned so many times in the news. Birthers. Deathers. 9/11. Chemtrails. Etc. etc. The list goes on...usually with an associated derogatory nickname to go along with the subsequent belief.

I personally think that some theories are closer to the truth than the official version. Jesus, the unraveling of the "official' Osama death story happened in record time and no one batted an eye. well, maybe...in between sips of Coca-Cola while watching Lady Gaga on American Idol. Seriously, WTF?

I think we are witnessing a new front opening up regarding censorship. 'Thought Police' so to speak. All the stories relating to an renewed "us vs. them' mentality coming from those spewing the 'official story' and those who either a) doubt b)question or c) investigate the information that is disseminated to the masses. A simple understanding of social psychology would be enough to start to see how we as a populace are being influenced by mass media, governments, corporations, etc. But that's for another thread.

My advice, fellow ATSers...watch this and devise a way to combat those that will be attempting to 'embrace ignorance'. Not everything is a conspiracy or the end of the world... but it is of the utmost importance to continue questioning what we are told: DENY IGNORANCE.
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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 04:19 PM
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Like Scott says" Information is shock resistance"



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 04:23 PM
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It's all a game.. A game directed at censoring, and taking away from our last great frontier that has for the most part, been largely untouched.. The internet..

Think about it.. regulating the net is the last nail in our "freedom's casket".. Next they will bury it under a big pile of propaganda "BS"..

The Tombstone will read..

Here lies freedom.. R.I.P
1787-2012



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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Is that similar to a deer tick?



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 04:27 PM
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What Makes a Conspiracy Theorist Tick???,


Paranoia.

I want the real truth. Not some made up story to suit some agenda for some cause that only wants money.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 04:33 PM
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LIES! As long as our dear misleaders lie to us we will keep ticking.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 04:33 PM
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This is sickenning. This puppet even says transparency is a good way to combat a conspiracy theorist while in the same breath saying demanding transparency for something such as the operation against Osama is the very thing that a conspiracy theorist "craves".

All this attention in the media on conspiracy theorists is typical fear mongering towards the masses. It used to be "oh no the Nazi's the Nazi's the Nazi's are going to get us" (not saying they were good or anything), then it was the Communists, then the Russians, then Al Quada, now Conspiracy theorists.

I'd like to see a break down of how many times the words conspiracy theorist is used on national TV to drill it into the consiousness of the masses compared to similar fear mongering words such as terrorists, Al Quada, etc.

We are the next target simply because we pose the largest threat by demanding truth.
edit on 12-5-2011 by WhiteSpectralMirror because: Typo



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 04:37 PM
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reply to post by liejunkie01
 


lol good one.

Some don't even want money... 'Power' comes in many forms. Monetary. Physical. Sexual. Agree?



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 04:37 PM
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reply to post by TechVampyre
 


We've got one who can see.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 04:44 PM
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im a conspiracy theorist on many subjects
and if u wanted to see me burn holes into ur forehead
with my eyes like super man is one sentence
"i know a guy that thinks aliens are real, but he's a right weirdo"

im no geek for from it
it was only a few years ago i was in and out of the cells and jail
for stealing and basicly being a menace to society
but one you step out of the cobweb of "normal" life
u cant go back
im awake like wen u get up early come afternoon u cant go sleep ur allready up
just saying truth gets to everyone u just hav to be willing to listen



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 04:44 PM
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We've got another one who can see.

Isn't that so true? "doublespeak"

I often thought of how to figure out how frequently terms like you suggested are slipped into the MSM. The only way I could think would be to go to aggregate website and count them or use some sort of scanning software. But depending on the skew of the aggregator site (FluffPost,DudReport) it could therefore influence said results. You'd probably have to have a pretty large sample size too. And who is going to do all that work...I just think of the kid watching television in the movie "PCU". Hahahaha.

But it's true, I not a COMPLETELY paranoid person, but starting with Trump and the BC...I'll be damned if I haven't seen an uptick in those terms and stories. It'll be interesting to see where this all goes. Maybe the BC issue was a way to put it in the forefront of the public conscious, then have Obama crush 'conspiracy theorists', mock Trump to his face (as well as Birthers surreptitiously), then pull out the Osama card and *-POOF*- he's all magically again and ready for his re-election campaign. Which then feeds into the Deathers... then the photos will come out, etc. etc. The snake eats itself.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 05:04 PM
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Yes I love my sight. Years of being a lurker researching on ATS have given me great eyes and ears.

Sadly I think you're right about Obama being the golden boy again. He will use us as a tool to ramp up some good old fashioned American-ism. Being a conspiracy theorists will instantly become anti-American, even though in reality we are on a similar page as the Americans that started this country.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 06:57 PM
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Hey, I like Coca Cola!

As for Obama.....the friends I know never voted for him in 2008 yet they're not conspiracy minded at all, the only trouble will be if the idiots spin the Republican voters as being of that ilk or unpatriotic when it comes to the vote next year.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 07:04 PM
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I'm not paranoid, I am observant. One thing I think makes "conspiracy theorists" tick is a quest for knowledge coupled with being smart enough to not believe everything you are told with no questions asked.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 08:02 PM
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The same thing that makes a detective tick. Never doubt any possibility. By definition, every detective is a conspiracy theorist.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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Lurkin'. It pays to keep your mouth shut and your eyes and ears open. Did the same, Fukishima sucked me in.

I've always had a morbid curiousity as to how they could false-flag some 'conspiracy theorists", maybe tie it into some Tea Party unrest, or fake out some Anonymous type mass call to gather, blame the Anarchists for the agent provocateurs' violence. There goes your internet freedoms, guaranteed Internet I.D. for all, if not total government cyber-oppression. IF they listening/reading/use it- I WANT A CUT OF THE PIE FOR THE IDEA.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 09:53 PM
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You should just guzzle a liter of rust remover instead. Be sure to add however many grams of sugar per cup too.
lol. totally kidding. After i saw how Coke dissolves a steak, I'm done. Executives won't let their families drink Diet? No thanks, Ill make some sun tea...with whiskey.

Sadly, I voted for him in 2008.
we all make mistakes.
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posted on May, 12 2011 @ 09:59 PM
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Do you know what the GIFTED program was??? We had it in kindergarten through soph. year high school. Took test as a youth, got put in was like class before public school at the school, then lil older theyd bus ya once a week to some other classroom/school for the day, then high school were two years you could do. Was like critical thinking, science, reasoning, art,photography, rockets, stuff you wanted to know as a youth- how cool stuff works, and how to think "more better"
I really think they contributed to a lot of my intelligence but also viewpoint/mindset/scientific perspective much like you described. I wonder if people on this site can collectively relate to that??? Thoughts?



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 10:44 PM
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My advice, fellow ATSers...watch this and devise a way to combat those that will be attempting to 'embrace ignorance'. Not everything is a conspiracy or the end of the world... but it is of the utmost importance to continue questioning what we are told: DENY IGNORANCE.


Yes, I too have been hearing the term, "Conspiracy Theorist" a lot more than usual of late. And, CTs are being blamed for things, spreading fear, and getting the official story wrong and such. Jim Marrs said it best: "If God didn't do it, then it's a conspiracy."

I look for a time when even ATS will come under fire. Those who concoct and invent these "Official Stories," read that "Party Line," are not only good at what they do, they are very powerful people. Many websites have already been seized, including a few of my bookmarks. So, what thinks the members....are we the new face of the enemy?



posted on May, 13 2011 @ 06:58 AM
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Originally posted by crazyray
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Do you know what the GIFTED program was??? We had it in kindergarten through soph. year high school. Took test as a youth, got put in was like class before public school at the school, then lil older theyd bus ya once a week to some other classroom/school for the day, then high school were two years you could do. Was like critical thinking, science, reasoning, art,photography, rockets, stuff you wanted to know as a youth- how cool stuff works, and how to think "more better"
I really think they contributed to a lot of my intelligence but also viewpoint/mindset/scientific perspective much like you described. I wonder if people on this site can collectively relate to that??? Thoughts?


It's funny that you say that...I am a fellow "gifted" go-er, from 2nd grade until 12th grade. I was lucky enough to live in a huge city at the time (Miami) that had a fantastic gifted program.

The critical thinking process we were taught to embrace challenged us to never take the "easy way out" when thinking. Always question and always search for better solutions. I have thought many times that all kids should be taught the same skills I was so lucky to learn. I do agree that particularly the critical thinking and problem solving skills I learned as a child definitely spurred my quest for knowledge and awoke the "conspiracy theorist" within.




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