Who is to blame for conspiracy theories? The ones that reports or exposes them or the ones that conceals activities that get discovered then gets leaked to those that reports or exposes them?
Why blame anyone? Conspiracy theorists perform a useful social function, even the way out crazy ones. If they didn't exist, then one day there would be a crazy way out conspiracy and noone would notice it. They are our social insurance policy!
Don't get it, if it's only a theory what can you expose.
Beware: A straight jacket is not a theory
Here's a good one.....
The U.S. has sought Cuba for a long time---Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson both wrote about the inevitability of the island falling into American hands....and both welcomed the idea..
American intervention in this Carribbean island can be seen as early as William Walker...who (with support from the government) lead a private military expedition into the island in order to take it over for himself.....
Following the prohibition of slavery in the U.S., many plantation owners left the U.S. and entered Spanish territories that still kept the practice legal, like in Florida and Cuba....
After the "Maine incident" the United States gets control of the island, inserting the Platt Amendment into the Cuban Constitution, and gaining Guantanamo Bay......
Cuba under American puppets was a wonderful place in the American mindseye...a paradise for the elites to spend their money on activities not welcomed in the U.S. itself....and as a great source for cheaply produced sugar and coffee....the best sugar.....
and then there is Castro.....
To the conspiracy theory....
Operation Northwoods.....it can be found online in pdf form....and I am ongoingly working on an article about it.....
Give it a read and let me know if you want to hear the rest......as for now, I have to give my hands a rest....
1- conspiracy theories wouldn't start if there wasn't at least a little truth to them
2- conspiracy theories are always labeled conspiracy theories by the perpetrators of actual conspiracies
3- conspiracy theories don't have to be proven; they do the job of making people aware that giant crimes can and do exist, usually by our "dear leaders"
But, that's just my theory
Did you know that there are fully grown ten-foot long alligators in the New York City sewers as a result of baby alligators brought back from Florida vacations and flushed down toilets?
thats not a conspiracy theory though...thats an urban legend.
i've been all up and in and through conspiracies. i think there is much truth to what they say, though of course not all of it. there is quite a bit of sensationalism at the forefront of these "conspiracy theorist" type movements going on right now and as with any group of like-minded individuals the loud voices of a few minority do not always reflect the views of the majority. the governments and, as they say, The Powers That Be (TPTB), leave a lot of things that don't add up or there are a lot of unexplained things that simply cannot or WILL NOT be explained by those in power to do so. that of course leads one, imo, to assume a variety of things.
there are those that would rather not assume and go along on their merry way...this may be fine for them but say there is a danger or whatever...twiddling your thumbs and living in denial will get you...well, a variety of things
for those who do look into and try to pick apart some of the more alarming theories, well, we are grouped in with absolute psychotics to the average person's perspective...oh well. LOL
who is really to blame, i'll say again, are those in power that are obviously hiding "something" maybe not all the scary, horrifying plots that many people are beginning to believe (who blames them with their reasons and lack of explanations?? not me) but the fact is things are being hidden.
I don't think anyone needs to be "blamed" for conspiracy theories. Conspiracies do happen. You're always going to have people who have wild interpretations of historic events. Sometimes these people are politically motivated. The makers of Loose Change, for instance, clearly had an anti-Bush, anti-US government agenda. Watch the first edition of Loose Change and you'll see some pretty wacky theories about 9/11, like saying it was actually a rocket that hit the Pentagon and the planes that hit the WTC towers were not commercial flights but rather windowless drone planes that were remotely controlled. As each and every one of their theories was debunked, they picked up new theories that were harder to debunk. Last I knew, the Loose Change crowd was moving away from their early claims and instead focusing on the possibility that WTC 7 was brought down by demolition. Clearly these are people who had an agenda before they had the facts.
Could we be over looking a conspiracy theory: In the present economical climate do you think that the Toyota crisis could be conspiracy. Is this industrial espionage at work, and if so, who would you point the finger at.
In my opinion, MANY conspiracy theories are perpetuated by individuals that do not receive enough validation and sense of belonging via regular, healthy relationships.
i.e. "I'm important and superior now because I have top secret information!"
I would someday like to write a paper on the psychology of conspiracy theories.
Like mikelong said, just look at Operation Northwoods.
If that doesn't jar you nothing will.
I used to think micro chips for humans was a conspiracy
until this week when I read that the FDA just approved them, and they can be administered to children with or without parental approval.
these chips are actually in products we already buy today at places like walmart from brands like johnson and johnson to drop a couple names. oh yeah, gilette. bongo. again, to name a few. there are many more.
there is one company that actually made a powder form of this chip...and the chip normally in our products are so small they could be the period at the end of a sentence on the package.
and yes, i have seen news reports where, i think in florida, parents were putting these in their kids. many people chip their dogs. rich people chip themselves with their credit cards for convenience. i've heard they want to make soldiers get one...
this is just one of many that are TRUE. but is is malicious, or just technology? this is where i blame TPTB that choose to (at least until recently) pretend people are CRAZY until *BAM* there it is. its like celebs saying they aren't pregnant for 4 months only to find, *gasp* they had twins.
Hit the nail right on the head
That's was my theory, but now it's a proven fact. This is just another theory, many of the people that respond to forums topics are not humans. Have you notice they never sleep, we should give credit to the software developers. Have you also notice this topic response have double in less than 12 hours. Do you think hubpages should be redirecting funds to my bank, for keeping the lonely souls active
When I get old I want to be chipped with a homing device.
I have seen someone post in a forum a completely false allegation and a few weeks later someone was claiming it to be a fact. I think sometimes we read something that was made up and forget it was made up later and think it was real. This might account for a lot of conspiracy theories being taken more seriously than they should be.
Do you think we are from day one, indoctrinated to accept conspiracy theories. For example Christians often say it is written, and if it is written, it's facts. People that say they are Christians on Hubpages are not Christians, they are conspirators. It's a conspiracy orchestrated by satanic forces design to promote the republicans and undermine Obama
54th state.You forgot about Mexico and Canada.
"I'm not taken in buy Stories I have Heard.
I just read the Daily News and Swear buy Every Word"
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