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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 09:05 AM

 

Conspiracy theories are more comforting than acknowledging that

life can be troubling and confusing and there aren't always ready answers. Points of view can contradict each other. Just when you think you've got the truth, along comes the real truth.

There are conspiracies but it's more fun to boil most events down to a conspiracy.

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Reply Conspiracy theories are more comforting than acknowledging that (Original post)
East Coast Pirate Aug 2013 OP
Blue_Tires Aug 2013 #1
East Coast Pirate Aug 2013 #2
FSogol Aug 2013 #3
peace13 Aug 2013 #4
rhett o rick Aug 2013 #5

Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 09:07 AM

1. I've always believed 99.9% of conspiracies are conducted in plain sight, anyway...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 09:11 AM

2. Good point.

 

There's a difference between a conspiracy and uncovering wrong doing.

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 09:14 AM

3. Yeah, that's just what THEY want us to think.

It's obvious that you've been co-opted.

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 09:39 AM

4. Why do those who don't believe in conspiracies feel the need to tell others how to think?

That is what I want to know. Time and again conspiracy theories turn out to be legitimate . Unfortunately it is too late to have an impact.

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Response to peace13 (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:13 AM

5. They think it's a challenge to authority. And if it's an authority that they have hitched their

wagon to, they will assume righteousness and try to smite those that dare challenge their authoritarian leader. These people are authoritarian followers and not open-minded "politically liberal" people.

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