I Am Bored

Loads of viral videos, games, memes, lists and social networking for when you're bored. Updated every day, so visit often.
Latest Popular Most Bookmarked Most Emailed Top Rated My Favorites Random Chat
All Games Funny Entertainment Quizzes Weird Tech Lifestyle, Arts & Lit. News & Politics Science Sports Misc
T-Shirts   Submit Content  

Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracies [Pic+]

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

submitted by: Bakcagain21
< Back Next >
Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracies [Pic+]. Obviously the government made this to cover their arse`s over the moon landing and 9/11...
+ Add to Favs
Hits: 5054 | Favorites: 0 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 1.8 | Category: Misc. | Date: 08/07/2013
 popular today
35 Naughty-Sexy-Bad-Girl Gifs [Gif] Much like other things in life, the more you go down, the better it gets. Warning: Sexiness and Shaking ahead. NSFW
Decisions...Decisions [Pic] Left on a plane and found by a flight attendant.
Here`s To You...Now Pass Me That Bottle [Gif] More alcohol drinking gifs than you can watch. If you don`t want a drink after this...you don`t drink. Bottoms Up!
For All The Pro Wrestling Fans [Gif] ``Get Thrown Out Of The Ring``...and watch him sail...
Challenging Female Beauty Standards [Pic] Back to nature I say! They are all beautiful, but I wonder...does the carpet match the rest of the decor?
More Comments >

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.

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

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.

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.

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"...

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.

More Comments >

Bored | Suggest a Link | Contact I Am Bored | About I Am Bored | Link to I Am Bored | Live Submission | Privacy | TOS | Ad Choices | Copyright Policy |
© 2014 Demand Media, Inc. All rights reserved.