In this whole conspiracy debate, there more I grow up and observe everyone involved on both side of the coins, the more I realize just how strong of a
sense of attachment people have to their beliefs. Whether it is the conspirationist or the anti-conspirationist, the exchange is mostly brutal and it
is a rare occurence to see any of them have a change of mind. Of course, there are also some in the middle, but that's another story.
Then, we have this whole phenomena of debunking where debunkers claim to have all the answers and evidences of the countless flaws of conspiracy
theories. When you read into it, it seems like no conspiracy is based on solid facts whatsoever. It's almost like they say conspiracy theorists are
complete nuts who are only trying to find a sense to their miserable life.
I'm making a generalization here so you get the point.
Today, I found this article and thought it would be interesting to share with the ATS community because for once it doesn't claim conspiracy
theorists are fools who believe anything they see.
Recent studies by psychologists and social scientists in the US and UK suggest that contrary to mainstream media stereotypes, those labeled
“conspiracy theorists” appear to be saner than those who accept the official versions of contested events.
Personnaly, I must admit I kind of agree with this article, except for the part where it says debunkers are more aggressive than truthers. I think
both sides are equally violent.
The major difference for me between people who believe in conspiracies and those who don't is the fact that conspirationists always question the
official version, which is a good thing I believe, and on the other side, anti-conspirationists who most likely believe what officials say. They won't
really take the time to think out of the box
and will often base their beliefs on the claims of so-called experts. They will say to themselves
'Who should I believe, 'kids' on the internet, or government officials?'. Now, in a world of justice and equity this would be a good thing, but in
this world of ours where we are being lied upon every day of every year, I sincerely believe this is a very bad thing.
In the end, it only really comes to this
Not everything is a conspiracy and not every mainstream belief isn't.
edit on 8-2-2014 by St0rD because: typo