posted on Nov, 20 2004 @ 10:42 AM
The problem with "conspiracy theories" is "conspiracy theorists".
Time and time again, there is far more "disinformation", lies, and deceit observed from purveyors of conspiracy theories than there are from those
who are the subjects of the theories!
Just take one simple conspiracy theory topic, the Pentagon attack on 9/11/2004. I have a family member (brother) who saw it happen and called me that
day to talk about it. He saw the plane, faces in the windows, and impact. I have no doubt that a passenger airline struck the Pentagon. But there are
dozens websites (if not hundreds) with alternative theories, many of them conflicting, and all of them written by authors who react with anger if you
disagree with their "theory". A fine example of how "conspiracy theorists" utilize disinformation techniques to perpetuate mistruths.
This is not to say there are not important conspiracies that need to be researched and uncovered -- there certainly are -- however, the nature of the
"conspiracy theory community" as discussed above makes it very difficult for the "average person" to look at our ranting with any degree of