Make a conspiracy theory to hide the truth

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    Hi

    How many conspiracy theories are around the 9-11 thing? How many around the assasination of JFK? How many around Area 51, Hitlers whatever, the sinking of the titanic or Pearl Harbour Attack, the moon landing etc?

    I ask about the making of conspiracy theory itself. Is it just entertainig? Or are the authors of consiracy theories themselfs a part of a conspiracy? Notice that a truth ets hidden, the more alternative versions you can choose.
     
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    When questions are left unanswered you get conspiracy theories.

    they come from all shorts of places.

    Some no doubt are planted to confuse the people even more.

    Take the birthers , that is unstable people wanting to change reality to fit their fears of a black president.
     
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    People cleave to conspiracy theories because they just cannot believe that mankind could possible be so stupid as it really is.

    It's more comforting to think that evil people are trying to screw up than to think that our best and brightest really aren't.

    Now I obviously have a few pet conspiracy theories of my own.

    For example I sometimes posit that nations are on their way out.

    Now that is true, but I have no evidence to support my theory that this is planned by some secret cabal.

    It is entirely possible that the death of nationalism will be entirely organic and not at all contrived.

    You see it's more HOPEFUL to imagine that this development is being planned by evil men, than it is to concede that it's the inevitable outcome of the world becoming more interdependent.

    If it's an evil conspiracy then we can stop it.

    If it's organic then nothing will stop it.

    And in the long run I don't really mind the end of nations.

    It's that messy transition period that mostly troubles me.
     
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    Lets remember some consperacy theories turn out to be true.

    I remember taking shit for months because I was following evidence that the US used white phospherous in Fallugia.

    Both soides were mad at me right up until the government admitted its use.

    I also took shit for talking about the voting machines being unsecure.

    Both sides were telling me to shut up.

    I turned out to be right.
     
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    There is the added psychological factor in a conspiracy theory, that the proponents get a certain feeling of superiority from it, that they can see "the truth" and are therefore smarter than the "sheeple" that, according to them, blindly follow the party line.

    I think this is the main issue when it comes to believers of conspiracy theories being unable to admit they were wrong when presented with evidence that is contrary to thier beliefs. Once they make the leap into following "Theory X" which is different from what everyone else knows to be the truth, they are trapped by a combination of thier ego and basic stubborness.
     
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    Only in the cases that are provably false.

    Some turn out to be true.
     
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    People that start these are in it for the money and fame.

    The top troofers are now wealthy and famous men. Not b/c they have a shred of proof to back up thier claims, but b/c they are the best liars when thier claims are refuted by professionals.
     
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    so it´s just a business? Making a million dollar by creating a conspiracy theory? Welll, where´s a demand, there´s a market.
     
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    The people that are not in it for the money are convinced by the proof that they are wrong and go on to something else.

    Troofers actually think it was something other than a jet that hit the Pentagon.

    Even though they are shown small bits of the the jet they still insist it was something else.

    They feast on the fools that are born every minut, w/o a single care for the victums or thier families.
     
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