Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Conspiracy Theories

When one hears the word "conspiracy theorist", it is usually used as an insult to describe a paranoid and gullible person. I don't consider myself to be a conspiracy theorist, but I do find that many popular theories have some merit. For some reason, the idea that the government or higher powers are keeping the masses in the dark as they are manipulating them from behind the scenes is a concept that I find very intriguing and entertaining.

Some of the more famous conspiracy theories you may have heard about over the years include:

Those behind the JFK assassination
The government's involvement in 9/11
The Illuminati and the New World Order
Roswell and other alien coverups
Subliminal advertising
NASA's moon landing hoax
AIDS as a man-made disease
Global warming as a political ploy
Elvis, Bruce Lee, and Bin Laden are still alive
Fluoride and vaccinations are dangerous
Bar coding technology is the mark of the beast
Big brother is constantly spying on us

Some of these ideas are more easily entertained than others. In an attempt to maintain what little credibility I may have, I won't tell you which theories I believe are legitimate. Many people who believe in these theories are immediately dismissed as being paranoid wackos. I'm sure there are plenty of people in that category, but I have become more open-minded over time. Maybe it's from watching so many episodes of the X Files.

My biggest concern is with powerful people who influence politics. I think another less mysterious word for that is corruption. I used to think that there was a big difference in ideologies between political parties and candidates, but I am starting to think they are all just puppets who do the will of the man behind the curtain. By the way, that's not the same person as the man upstairs.

Anyway, even if there are government coverups or secret societies doing things behind our backs, I'm not going to let that ruin my day, at least not until March Madness is over. (By the way I've heard that the Rothschilds and Rockefellers determine the winning team before the tournament even starts).


Kristina P. said...

I was actually wondering if you called into to NPR the other day. There was a guy who called in with your same name. I would like to think it was you.

Also? I miss Mulder.

Tom said...

I'm afraid that wasn't me, but speaking of entertaining radio, you should listen to "Coast to Coast" some time. Not only do the listeners of that show eat this stuff up, but they are also heavy into aliens, mysteries and any supernatural topic. Sometimes I listen to it just to feel better about myself like I do when I watch Cops or Hoarders.

Eric said...

This kind of thing has been going on for a while. Political parties are surely just a distraction (pass the wide roll Reynolds Wrap please).