“SANE” really isn’t the appropriate word in the headline below. How about “INTELLIGENT?” Another might be “not so GULLIBLE. or “Trusting?” or quite so “Dumbed-down by lying politicians and news parrots?” With the simple slam of “conspiracy theorist,” someone getting too close to the facts can be dismissed as easily as a “racist” that challenges Affirmative Action or an “anti-Semite” that resents the handing over of $billions every year to Israel.
Conspiracists Proven More Sane Than “Conventionalists”
Almost everyone has known, or at least known of, a “crazy conspiracy theorist”, right? Well, recent research is finding that you’ve known of them because their numbers are growing, and they may not be that crazy after all.
The numbers of trained, educated and knowledgeable people who are now subscribing to the so-called “conspiracy theories”, leave little room for skepticism, yet it still exists in the “conventionalist”, also called a “statist” type person. The statist is a person who for various reasons, has not been really paying attention for many years and yet thinks they have. They think they know what is going on in the world. They “stay informed, watch the news, participate in politics”, and those very mechanisms are the ones that have been brainwashing them into ignorance of the real world, and the truth of certain situations.
They do not see that it has been a coordinated effort for many years to “train” them into this type of think through the news and “party lines”. Indeed, they do not know it has happened.
As time passes, more and more people are becoming aware of the growing consensus which is now turning toward what used to be the “conspiracy theories”, but are now really the most intelligent and reasonable arguments; and even scientists are looking at the phenomena of marginalizing “conspiracists” who have very rational arguments, and who the people are that are doing the marginalizing.
A recent internet post which featured the picture referencing TV above, stated it this way:
“The most extreme way to get rid of those who are fighting for freedom and justice is jail or killing those who dare to speak up. Susan Lindauer has been in prison. Patriot Act was used.
Another way is the labeling and using expressions to stop the debate:
“This is conspiracy theory. ” End of discussion.
“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy enough. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
Herman Goering, Nazi leader
America is always on the verge of a terrorist attack. Sounds familiar?”
A recent article in NaturalNews stated “Researchers — psychologists and social scientists, mostly — in the U.S. and United Kingdom say data indicate that, contrary to those mainstream media stereotypes, “conspiracy theorists” appear to be more sane than people who accept official versions of controversial and contested events.
The most recent study was published in July 2013 by psychologists Michael J. Wood and Karen M. Douglas of the University of Kent in the UK. Entitled “‘What about Building 7?’ A Social Psychological Study of Online Discussion of 9/11 Conspiracy Theories,” the study compared “conspiracist,” or pro-conspiracy theory, and “conventionalist,” or anti-conspiracy, comments on news websites.
The researchers noted that they were surprised to find that it is now more conventional to leave so-called conspiracist comments than conventional ones.
“Of the 2174 comments collected, 1459 were coded as conspiracist and 715 as conventionalist,” the researchers wrote.
‘The research showed that people who favored the official account of 9/11 were generally more hostile’”
So, while the media would have you believe this is the average “conspiracy theorist”
The truth is more like this:
What needs to come out of all of this is that people, all people, need to begin to question more deeply the things they believe to be true. They need to question everything and assume nothing. Perhaps we need to learn to not cling so tightly to what we have always “known” or our assumed truths.
A wise man once said something to the effect of: “The first barrier to learning is thinking you already know it all, and there is therefore no way to teach you anything else.” I hope I never stop learning, because the one thing I DO KNOW is that I will never know it all.