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Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracies [Pic+]

Obviously the government made this to cover their arse`s over the moon landing and 9/11...

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Misfit-Mutt
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 347 Posts
Friday, August 9, 2013 9:31:14 PM
The government is blasting ultra waves into the air; using alien technologies; to make people violent, so that there are always blood sacrifices to the Gods.

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2740 Posts
Friday, August 9, 2013 8:27:20 AM
@carmium

That's my view.

You would then think, "maybe I could please this god by worshipping/sacrifice, and thus avoid getting hit by disaster in the future", giving yourself a feeling of security and control over your world, delusional though it may be.

Random tragedy then stops being random, and starts being something you can control. At least, you think it is anyway.

That`s the motivation, in my view.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 5617 Posts
Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:59:56 PM
Isn't this the very same mechanism responsible for religion? Say a flood came, back in the waybacks, and swept my sheep away while I stood watching on a hill. It`s a disaster! Why?! Let me think... Maybe a god was angry because we didn`t thank him last year`s great harvest...? Yeah, that makes sense; why else would great weather turn into a huge storm?
Just as firmly based as the average conspiracy theory.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 21825 Posts
Thursday, August 8, 2013 5:54:40 PM
@Andrew155: You're correct!

Some conspiracies are based on truth: something happened and we (the general public) got lied to by THEM (the powers that be, usually a government).

Some are based on "wishful thinking" and have little or no "truth" behind them. But we wish they were true!

Some are DELIBERATE misinformation pumped out by who-knows-who for propaganda (or money making) purposes. Deliberate falsehoods.

All conspiracies are NOT "created equal". We as individuals have to be FREE to decide which is which. That means being allowed to ask questions, view evidence and back-check the "official story"...

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 21825 Posts
Thursday, August 8, 2013 5:50:16 PM
@MacGovern: You're wrong about that:
Consider the Lusitiania: For DECADES the Official Story by both the USA and Britain was:

Civilian ship sunk illegally in international waters.

Hundreds of people spoke out against these lies. They were ignored, silenced or punished.

The truth:
-Lusitania was registered as an "armed merchant" and was a valid war-time target.
-It was sunk inside Britain`s territory, NOT international waters.
-It was carrying illegal arms shipments, making it a valid war-time target.
-The civilians on board were never told by the USA or Britain about the illegal cargo.
-The German Consulate took out ads warning people for days in advance. The Germans knew it was a warship!

All of the above, and lots more! were denied for all those years. But now the USA admits they`re iron-clad facts.

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