posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 08:46 PM
There aren't too many people that, as a group, irritate me.
One group that often does: so-called skeptics.
Skepticism in and of itself is a perfectly reasonable behavior; one shouldn't simply believe everything that comes along, but if you are going to
call yourself a skeptic, then you need to be skeptical about every point of view until it is proven beyond the shadow of a doubt. Anything less is
Here’s a partial list of things that most skeptics don’t believe in:
UFO’s, crypto-zoology, psychic powers, ghosts, reincarnation, an afterlife, holistic/natural medicine, and of course, conspiracies, including, but
not limited to: chemtrails, Morgellon’s, secret societies and plots by corporations, religious groups and government agencies to control
information, population and finances in self-serving and destructive manners.
With a few exceptions, almost every skeptic takes the exact same stance on these things every time. He claims his incredulity is because he
only believes in things that have evidence-but of course he gives no conclusive evidence to disprove these things. He simply cites a lack of
conclusive evidence that such things exist, and that, in his mind, is the same as proving their non-existence.
Of course, the skeptic says the burden of proof rests upon the person claiming that such things exist-but rather than say, “We don’t know if these
things exist,” he rushes ahead to the conclusion that they absolutely do not.
Present him some evidence, and he waves it away. You have a video of a UFO? It’s a fake until it lands on the White House lawn. He wants easy,
accessible facts that he can verify by picking up a newspaper. While the believer actually investigates phenomenon, the skeptic sits back making
sarcastic comments, waiting with crossed arms until what the believer believes becomes common knowledge.
The skeptic is almost never skeptical about the mainstream view on these subjects. He swallows whatever the media, the government or
corporations tell the public, with an almost child-like faith in the inherent goodness of the system. If he does any work to debunk anything at all,
it usually consists of calling upon an expert who works for that same system to reinforce what he, the skeptic, already believes. If there's a
debunking show like Myth Busters or Penn & Teller, it will stick to something safe.
All of this wouldn't be so irritating, if it wasn't for the fact that skeptics are always claiming they hold some kind of intellectual high ground.
They’re smarter than the stupid masses that get hooked in by this tabloid stuff. They don’t buy the snake oil. They’re not a retard, like you,
the believer. And they never miss the opportunity to point this out from whatever platform they can. They call you a crank and a nut and that’s the
extent of their “intellectual” discourse on such matters. And somehow, it works. The public doesn't want to believe something that is different
than what they’re told, and so they look to someone to reinforce the beliefs they already hold. When you mention something that’s out of the
ordinary, the average person gets scared and uncomfortable. So the “skeptic” steps in with an insult, calling the conspiracy theorist crazy, and
with a big sigh of relief, the average person smiles and nods and says, “yeah, crazy.” A crisis is averted. But it’s not an act of mercy; it’s
an act of codependent enabling between two groups of people addicted to not thinking, because they’re afraid.
What’s funny about conspiracies is that they are probably the most ridiculed on this list of things, yet the existence of conspiracies themselves is
the most easily provable on the list.
The United States government charges people with conspiracies every day-conspiracy to commit murder, fraud terrorism-you name it.
But the skeptic refuses to believe in large conspiracies. He claims that if such things existed, that some whistle-blower would come forward or that
some mistake would be made, exposing everything. He is sure that a conspiracy is too big and too complex and people are too incompetent to pull off a
complicated plot, and would never do so, because they’re just not that evil.
I have one word for skeptics:
More specifically, cigarette companies. Cigarette companies knew that cigarettes were both addictive and deadly for 50 years, and hid this fact.
What’s more, they hired their own doctors to give cigarettes the seal of medical approval. These doctors went home to their families every night
knowing that they had betrayed their oath, lied, and sent millions of people to an early grave. And they did it for money. Not a single doctor
came forward. Not a single employee of the cigarette companies blew the whistle. All the major tobacco companies conspired together to do this. Nobody
slipped up and gave the game away for fifty years. Now you may say, aha, they were eventually exposed, but that didn't happen until long after the
guilty parties were beyond punishment. The tobacco companies were sued in a historical case, but it certainly did not put them out of business. The
point remains. Conspiracies are real.
Now if corporations are willing to do that for money, what are governments willing to do for power? Or for what they think is best for their citizens?
What do the spy agencies from around the world do, when there is no one to monitor them? And these people are a lot better at hiding secrets than
cigarette makers, because deception is what they do for a living.
Not believing in conspiracy theories doesn't make you smarter, saner, or better than the average person. It just makes you complicit in the cover-up.