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Written by The Informed Aussie
Published on Sunday, June 9th, 2013
Everyone loves to read about conspiracy theories, and ever since the first images of Aliens and UFO’s appeared, the world has taken a liking to the weird and wonderful fantasies that conspiracy theories explore.
Conspiracy theories capture our attention because they capitalise on our internal desires to discover something new and the unknown.
However, with the emergence of popular proponents of conspiracy theories, the line between fact and fiction has become increasingly blurred.
People who classify themselves as sceptics are increasingly becoming more and more ostracized because of pop-culture conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones who create illusions that many, especially in the United States, believe as real.
The problem with conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones (and others) as opposed to those who classify themselves as sceptics is that conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones preach conspiracy theories as truth, yet don’t bother to provide any evidence that prove their theories. Whereas a sceptic is someone who doubts the authenticity of an accepted belief, but does not dismiss that belief in its entirety or claim that belief to be true without evidence.
Conspiracy theorists try to connect the dots by using half-truths and lies to create an illusion of understanding that ultimately cannot be proven. Whereas sceptics form a view about a theory, yet do not conceptualise the theory as fact.
Ask any avid listener or reader of conspiracy theories to prove why what they claim is real. In most cases, you will only receive an emotive response that avoids an answer. For example, ask a conspiracy theorist like Alex Jones to prove that the New World Order is real or that one world government is coming?
I can assure you that he cannot and will not provide you, or anyone else for that matter, evidence that any moron would believe.
It is how conspiracy theorists conceptualise their theories as fact that blurs the lines between conspiracy theorists and sceptics.
Popular conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones claim that the New World Order is coming, claim that the Bilderberg Group will bring upon us one world government and claim that most politicians and global corporate leaders are reptilians.
Yet, conspiracy theorists who promote the conspiracy theories outlined above and the many others that circulate the internet, claim them to be true and actively promote them via popular media outlets like radio and TV.
Unfortunately, it is the weak and gullible who we should all be most worried about. Those who actually believe the nonsense of conspiracy theorists can set themselves up for disappointment when they discover what they believed in was not real (like Angels, Daemons and God).
The leader of the propaganda unit of the Nazi Party, Joseph Goebbles, was once quoted as saying “The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous”. This quote perfectly reflects how conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones push their personal agendas on to the weak and create an illusion of truth behind a vale of lies.
I have read every conspiracy theory and have even written about many via the Globalist Report. Heck, I was even stupid enough to believe some of them. Yet, sometimes the propaganda that popular conspiracy theorists preach can blur the lines between fact and fiction by using emotive and alarmist arguments to justify the truthfulness of their unproven conspiracy theories.
Being a sceptic was once an important personal trait, now, because of pop-culture conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones, sceptics are increasingly being hurdled into the same basket as conspiracy theorists.