Why people believe in conspiracy theories?
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28-08-2014, 05:49 PM
RE: Why people believe in conspiracy theories?
(28-08-2014 08:16 AM)cjlr Wrote:  The capacity to monitor communications infrastructure has existed as long as there's been communications infrastructure.

It's a bit disingenuous to say "nobody would have believed it" because you can't know that, and it's self-serving to merely assert it...

Anyway, that people do conspire is not and never was considered an outlandish idea. But I agree that it's tremendous fuel for the nutjob fires - if "they" did X, therefore "they" must have also done Y.

I was only using that as an example as it was a very public and recent scandal. You can also point to older and/or more obscure 'conspiracies'. The Tuskegee Experiment, Mk-Ultra, The Dreyfus Affair, Watergate, The Gulf of Tonkin, Operation Ajax, etc.

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28-08-2014, 08:53 PM
RE: Why people believe in conspiracy theories?
(18-08-2014 12:01 PM)Antonis Wrote:  Why you think people are ready to believe something so preposterous like the Illuminati or chemtrails or even fake moon landings.
I am not talking about 9/11 which is more controversial conspiracy (but still very unlikely to be true). I quess i should expect it from a species that believe that god cares about what they do in their bedrooms.

For the same reason they do drugs. To escape reality.
(also why ppl become religious) lol

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29-08-2014, 12:09 PM
RE: Why people believe in conspiracy theories?
(28-08-2014 08:06 AM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  
(21-08-2014 10:49 PM)cjlr Wrote:  Does the name Alex Jones mean anything to you?

The True Believers are out there, trust me.

I had to google him, never heard of him. Why? Because I don't listen to that kind of crap. And I don't hang with the crowd that does.





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