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We were Critical Thinker before the term Conspiracy Theorist was coined. It was thought up as a trope to make us sound crazy etc etc.
You seem to have fallen for the modern trope unfortunatly.
originally posted by: MrWebby666
Hey Guys and Girls,
Long time since I've been on here but used to trawl through since 2006ish.
With a lot of, shall we say, weird and crazy things happening in the world at the minute I thought I'd come back on to get more eyes and words on all the goings on.
The first thing I have noticed, more so IRL (the kicker to logging back on), is that the way in which the populace sees conspiracy theoristshas changed, or critical thinkers as I'm not a fan of the first term.
When I first found the community at large, it was very left wing in its essence. Not in totality as at heart most critical thinkers see through the politics of life, but just in the sense that if you were to put it on the political spectrum with the core beliefs from the masses, we sat very left. Things like free data sharing, free information sharing, sharing information, evidence, thoughts and theories for the greater good, the white/grey hats if you will.
At that point, and all the way since the 50s/60s where the Conspiracy Theorists term started, the world saw that kind of community as the weird stoner friend in the tie dye shirt wanting to stop the war etc etc. A very left wing ideology.
It was where I was introduced to Anonymous, Wikileaks, saw genuine evidence that went against official stories, discussed and saw the start of the true Occupy movements.
For the last couple of years IRL I've noticed a lot of MSM start to tag the Conspiracy Theorist vibe to alot of right wing spin and IMO obviously stupid theories, that aren't even a conspiracy, but is dubbed that way. Usually semi political.
My Critical brain say that it's a further bastardisation of the Critial Thinker / Conspiracy Theorist tag in order to further discredit the good work that goes on, and makes the whole field seem wilder by including the ridiculous right semi political cannon fodder.
This is not a Left Vs Right argument starter. I dont care for that on here and am genuinly horrified by the amount of BS Politics threads on here when I logged back in.
I'd quite like a bit of chit chat with some other Legends and Elders that have been here for decades