posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 10:16 AM
reply to post by InTheFlesh1980
It's a subtle point. Conspiracies certainly have existed, do exist and will exist.
But conspiracy theories
are all false.
Conspiracy theories are made up by hobbyists: people without privileged knowledge. The information from which they put together their theories comes
to them from the media, or from a friend or associate, or from something they saw and took for evidence of a conspiracy but which isn't enough, in
itself, to prove it. Imagination plays a big role in what they do. They're making things up
out of these ingredients. You might even call it
an art form.
Conspiracy theorists are the opposite of leakers and whistleblowers, who have documentary evidence or firsthand knowledge of the conspiracies they
Every sceptic knows real conspiracies exist. And yes, they can be quite creepy and bizarre, like the ones in your post. Why wouldn't they be? If
there are members of the public paranoid and imaginative enough to come up with weird conspiracy theories, it stands to reason that there will be
members of governments, religious organisations and big corporations who are equally paranoid and imaginative — and morally cretinous enough to try
to make their mad fantasies real. Military establishments are especially prone to paranoia — they cultivate it, in fact.
So yes, things sometimes do get pretty weird in the real world.
But those are conspiracies, not conspiracy theories.