What Constitutes A "Conspiracy Theory"?

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    Conspiracy Theory-The belief, real or imagined, by any individual, person(s) or group(s) that a second party, real or imagined, of any individual, persons or groups have conspired and or plotted to conspire against any individual, person(s) or group(s) to their detriment.
     
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    Conspiracy Theory = Trump colluded with the Russians.
     
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    My definition...any explanation for an event that is reached through supposition or deduction but without concrete evidence or proof.
     
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    Not really. The conspiracy theories that are the MOST prevalent are folks simply CREATING alternate explanations for events that have been THOROUGHLY investigated. And in most instances have INCONTROVERTABLE proof that the conspiracy theorist merely ignore or overlook.. It's more often a Parallel universe of innuendo, guestimation, and weakly related correlations that USUALLY LEAD BACK to the same notorious villains. Like the CIA or Jews or Bilderburgers, CFR, Illuminati.

    In FACT -- if you see those last 3 mentioned, you're on thin ice.

    That SAID --- the govt itself CREATES conspiracies, by hiding or classifying evidence that doesn't apparently NEED hiding or classification. And it FEEDS conspiracy theories by not COUNTERING them and smashing them to bits when they start. So I ADMIT -- sometimes it appears that details are hidden for no good reason. But there probably IS a good reason..

    Depends on how much faith you have in the people paid to hide stuff and classify it.
     
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    5 Disturbing Conspiracy Theories That Were Further Confirmed By The New JFK Files

    1. Biological Warfare Reminiscent of Monsanto
    2. CIA Hitlists
    3. CIA Colluded (conspired) With the Mafia
    4. CIA’s Mind Control for “Influencing Human Behavior”
    5. CIA’s Operation Mockingbird Hijacked The Media


    5 Disturbing Conspiracy Theories That Were Further Confirmed By The New JFK Files
     
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    When I saw this, I thought of this thread:

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