Why do conspiracy theories get ignored, even if bullet point proof is presented?

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  1. K9keystrokes profile image93
    K9keystrokesposted 7 years ago

    Why do conspiracy theories get ignored, even if bullet point proof is presented?

  2. Sylvia's Thoughts profile image78
    Sylvia's Thoughtsposted 7 years ago

    Because the person presenting the theory gets discredited. Is called a kook or crazy. It prevents the truth from coming out. If the American people would start listening to and reading other media than FOX News, etc. they might learn what is actually going on here and in the world. The powers that be will do everything in their power to keep that from happening.

  3. maxoxam41 profile image69
    maxoxam41posted 7 years ago

    Because the majority hides behind them. It is more comfortable than to stand alone against the world. The lack of knowledge to support the conspiracy theory is also handicapping.
    When linked to sense and proof, conspiracy theories have my attention.

  4. Etherealenigma profile image73
    Etherealenigmaposted 7 years ago

    First of all, because there are too many blind, ignorant people in the world, who can barely handle the events surrounding the nose on their face; and are not adept and aware enough to pay attention.

    The perfect example of this are political races. Right now, people don't remember the racist comments Newt Gringrich made while he was chairman of the house, because he has waited through several elections to let the furor of his inflammatory remarks and position die down.

    The same stance that brought him enough heat to cause him to resign his position then, he can now cover up and alter, because people have short term memories, so now he has a shot at the white house, which would be tantamount to putting Hitler in office.

    The same dimwitted memory problem occurred when GW was elected, and look what that got us. Right now, Jeb is waiting in the wings, claiming he will not run for president, but let another 2-3 elections go by, and I guarantee, he will run, and people who don't know how racist he is, and how much he discriminated and tore Florida up, will be running to the polls to elect him too.

    By the way, I am an independent voter, so don't think I'm democratic. I just don't believe in basing my vote solely on 2 issues, and claiming the "lesser of 2 evils" as my motto.

    I have also discovered that the average person only seems to respond and react to things that are happening in their own little world, which usually does not exceed a 5-10 mile radius from where they live and work.

    Business people have a bit more of a broader range, but they are too busy and stressed with business to keep up as well as they'd like. Entrepreneurs and wealthy business people have advisers that they pay to keep them informed; therefore, if any of the theories out there stand to cost them money or influence, they pay other agencies, like media outlets to spew propaganda to the more ignorant masses to cover it up. That's my spin on it.

  5. Gulligris profile image58
    Gulligrisposted 7 years ago

    Some conspiracy theories are lies.  Some conspiracy theories are true. 

    How we distinguish between the two depends on who our sources are.  As you can find deceivers and liars in any camp, as well as honest people, this can be tricky.

    I find that the more time you take to research a particular theory, the more reasonable people you find who are thinking along the lines that you are thinking, and the more you can triangulate evidences of a particular theory, then the more truthful it's likely to be.

    Just because "so and so" said it, doesn't mean it's true.  Not even if "so and so" is a major media outlet.  Not even if it's your dad.  You have to do lots of research and make sure you're not just reading someone who's quoting another person who's quoting another person, and it all stemmed from one rumor-maker.

    There are more reasonable, good people out in the world than deceptive, evil ones.  But many of the reasonable and good people are too lazy or too distracted by silliness to take the time to learn the truth about things.

    I also think that if you have truly researched a theory, and you've found so much evidence from multiple, reliable, truthful sources that something cannot be dismissed as a gossipy lie, and people still don't believe it--- that is because people are afraid.  If it's true, I have to act on it!  People are scared to act, especially if they perceive that they are in a minority.

  6. CloudExplorer profile image75
    CloudExplorerposted 7 years ago

    Interesting question, well my best answer for this one is, if you look at the obvious facts for such a cover up (Conspiracy), then you will see that the reason for all the ignorance surrounding such a truth, has been misdirected by its originators or the culprits behind its upheaval.  Primarily due to the not so obvious fact of how much money it costs to create such a "protective coating" sort to speak. Hence the production of the simple truth, just turned into conspiracy theory.

    What I meant above, is when someone wants to hide the facts for example the committing a major capital crime of epic proportions, they will go at all extremes possible to make it appear to be a conspiracy, due to the nature of the money floating around that's been earned for achieving such a monstrous atrocity, and by all parties responsible for its birth or upheaval.

  7. Linda Mains profile image60
    Linda Mainsposted 7 years ago

    I finally found this...because that's how the government keeps us from asking important guestions.


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