Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Conspiracy theories only create more conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories are all over the internet it seems these days, and there are a lot of things I have noticed about many of these conspiracy theories, but there is one thing that seems to be an absolute constant about conspiracy theories:

Conspiracy theories create more conspiracy theories.

Take the 9/11 conspiracy theories for example. What was probably the original conspiracy theory concerning that act of terror was the accusation that the Bush administration allowed it to happen, then it eventually progressed into the belief that the government made it happen, then into the belief that the towers were brought down by explosives, then into the belief that the towers were hit by drones, until finally you get to the really bizarre ones that claim that no planes hit the the World Trade Center towers at all.

Originally it would take years for a conspiracy theory to get to it's most bizarre levels (as the 9/11 conspiracy theories did) but now it takes no time at all.

The Sandy Hook conspiracy theories for example took very little time to go from your basic false flag attack conspiracy theory, to the truly bizarre theory that it didn't happen and that all the grieving parents of the children that were killed were just actors, and that all the children that were killed either were not killed, or never even existed.

That progression took less than a week.

And the conspiracy theories concerning the recent bombing of the Boston Marathon went from being an alleged false flag attack, to being an outright staged hoax in less than a day...

Sometimes it will go even further than just going from being mundane to being really bizarre (and perhaps harmful), sometimes it will lead to the creation of a conspiracy theory will actually end up being what's called a "counter conspiracy theory".

What a counter conspiracy theory is, is an attempt to counter a conspiracy theory with a conspiracy theory that is the exact opposite of that conspiracy theory (and in some cases themselves becoming pretty darn bizarre).

Going back to the 9/11 conspiracy theories, while there are a lot of conspiracy theories concerning who did it, there are some conspiracy theories concerning the creation of the 9/11 conspiracy theories.

The main ones being that they were created simply as a way to try to either get or keep the United States out of the middle east. There are some claims that Al-Qaeda created those 9/11 conspiracy theories, and even payed people in the United States to spread these conspiracy theories.

Then there are of course the counter counter conspiracy theories, which basically are conspiracy theories that claim that the counter conspiracy theories were created as nothing more than propaganda to make people fearful of believing in certain conspiracy theories, and as a way to make conspiracy theorists look like traders, and that if you believe in these conspiracy theories, you are a trader.

This is basically what happens when a conspiracy theory is created. It creates more and more conspiracy theories, and conspiracy theories that are meant to counter those conspiracy theories, and other conspiracy theories that are meant to counter those conspiracy theories.

In the end it all becomes so confusing that it is best just to ignore them all and go about your life.

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