Before we dive into this conundrum lets first establish what the word ”conspiracy” means – an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons. The origin of the word can be dated back to Latin.
There are many examples of the government and the mainstream media acting unlawfully against us. Examples include the lie that Saddam Hussein having weapons of mass destruction which led to the invasion of Iraq, the Tuskegee experiment which allowed Black Men to die of Syphilis…
While the men were told they would receive treatment, however, the researchers never provided adequate treatment for the disease. Even when penicillin became the preferred and available treatment for syphilis, researchers kept their subjects in the dark.Businessinsider
and biological warfare tests in the United Kingdom.
The Ministry of Defence turned large parts of the country into a giant laboratory to conduct a series of secret germ warfare tests on the public.
A government report just released provides for the first time a comprehensive official history of Britain’s biological weapons trials between 1940 and 1979.
Many of these tests involved releasing potentially dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms over vast swaths of the population without the public being told.
While details of some secret trials have emerged in recent years, the 60-page report reveals new information about more than 100 covert experiments.The Guardian
So as you can see, the idea that conspiracies don’t exist and our government have no secrets is a very dangerous thinking pattern. Many individuals laugh and ridicule so called ”conspiracy theorists” for being paranoid about every single aspect of our world. But I believe it to be a positive virtue to have as being suspicious of the government would keep our leaders in check. We should constantly question the stories that we’re fed as to ensure we don’t get ”poisoned” – and I don’t just mean that metaphorically…
Growing up most Children were taught to not trust strangers on the street especially if they appear suspicious and overly nice. The kind of ”niceness” which appears creepy and fake (like News presenters) Most people will take this attitude into adulthood for example; observing peoples behaviour, not telling people too much personal information, building up a rapport first to figure out how genuine the individual is. We do this subconsciously, analysing each other but not strangers on the television – the majority assume their always genuine and have our best interests at heart. The cautiousness we have towards individuals we don’t know should extend to our governments, professionals on tv and journalists.
Automatically believing professionals is akin to worshiping of god assuming everything god does is correct simply because of the god status. This may sound like an extreme example to many, but how many people do you know simply believe everything a professional says just because he’s a professional on the news? This doesn’t mean you became crippled with anxiety whenever a news correspondent reports the news or a doctor speaks, but a bit of questioning and curiosity to research would go a long way. For example the idea that germs cause illness is a theory and the alternative theory (the terrain theory) is labelled ”germ theory denialism”. Many people wouldn’t know that the idea of germs spreading is just a theory because their information source are professionals from the mainstream mass media.
So, for the individuals who ostracise so called conspiracy theorists with-hold judgement long enough to research whatever you’re ostracising because you’ll never know what will turn out to be true…