5 Reasons Why Conspiracy Theorists Are More Popular Than You Think

War is Crime | September 18, 2012

By Saman Mohammadi

From now on, conspiracy theorists should be described as public intelligence analysts. We are part of a public intelligence community whose headquarters is the entire world. Our loyalty is to truth, freedom, and peace. We investigate reality to serve humanity, and bring nations together under the banner of peace and co-existence.

1. Public opinion polls show that the majority of Americans and Westerners agree with the views of “conspiracy theorists” more than those of government officials and media personalities.

Public opinion polls show that public trust in government and the media is at an all time low. Their record of lying to the Western public is difficult to conceal, even with the biggest propaganda machine in history at their disposal. The growth and influence of the global alternative media has broken the magic spell over the public. The “mainstream media” is no longer mainstream. The old fringe is the new mainstream.

Conspiracy theorists have been proven right about so many issues and historical events, with 9/11 being the most important among them. The views of conspiracy theorists are more popular than ever because they are telling the truth.

Jesse Ventura, former Governor of Minnesota, tested this truth with a live CNN audience on Piers Morgan’s show on Monday, September 17, 2012. At the 11:45 mark in this video, Piers Morgan tells Jesse Ventura, “I think you make some very sensible points and you make some crackpot points.” Ventura responds, “That’s your opinion,” and then asks the live audience, “How many people here think I make crackpot points?” One person puts up his hand. He follows up, asking, “How many think I make sensible points?” The audience cheers and claps. Ventura turns to Morgan and says, “You’re in the minority, my good friend.”

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4 Responses to 5 Reasons Why Conspiracy Theorists Are More Popular Than You Think

  1. oldthinkernews says:

    You’ve got it right, Roberts! In fact, I have an article coming soon that addresses some of the issues that you raised. I think that it is important to discuss in the alternative media. If we cannot recognize the foundational truths that C.S. Lewis spoke about, we cannot build a firm foundation for the future. It will be built with feet of clay. We need to fully investigate ideas and theories and test them by that standard, but if we are just leaves blowing in the wind with no inner compass we are lost.

    Take a look at my article “The Scientific Dictatorship, Natural Law and the Abolition of Man” if you haven’t seen it already.

    -Daniel Taylor

  2. Dread Pirate Roberts says:

    In that video on Ventura, you are listening to a very misinformed, paranoid man who believes and develops his theories first and then tries to harvest disconnected and unrelated “facts” to back up his claims–making for an entertaining, but highly fictitious fairy tales. His remark that all wars are caused by religion was idiotic! Revolutionary War? War of 1812? Spanish American War? WWI? WII? Korea? Vietnam? Gulf War? How was religion the cause of these wars? All these wars were the result of secular means and ends. Ventura claims that because many people who participated in the wars happened to have certain religious beliefs and may have even said the word “God” therefore they were religious wars is nonsensical and third-rate scholarship. It is equivalent to saying that virtually all the participants came from families, therefore families cause wars…NO. He then went on to say that because the Nazis murdered Jews, WII was a religious war. He fails to see that the Nazis were eugenecists and used pereverted Darwinistic theory to forward scientific racism against those they deemed unfit to live (man driven natural selection)–they killed all ethnicities they found sub-human. Atheistic/secular Jews were murdered along with rabbis because it was the race/culture of the Jews they wanted to destroy–not the religion (that was just part of the package). The nazis hated religion and so did the Communists, who were atheists (which Ventura proudly embraced). Fidel’s revolution in Cuba was atheists fighting a Cuban dictator–both were hardly religious. Then he said that Vietnamese Christians came down from North Vietnam and into the South and created the Viet Cong. Well, again that is wrong and only partially true. The atheistic communists in the North (again, Ventura proudly claimed his atheisim) forced all Christian Vietnamese out through persecutions (that was the correct part by Ventura). But the Viet Cong were North Vietnames communists who infiltrated into the southern half during the period of negotiations between France, the U.S., and Vietnam (in the 1950s and 1960s). Once American involvement began, the Viet Cong were already well established, and they carried out guerilla warfare and terror acts against the South’s government and its rural population. SO Ventura was wrong again…the worst part is, people believed him. Just because the media and the government spin and lie doesn’t mean every contrarian is telling the truth. Ventura is in the latter group. And if Ventura argued the way he did here for the case that the world was flat and the audience gave him the nod and applauded, would that make the world flat? If you want to make a case for the validity of conspiracy theories, I recommend you find a better spokesman than Ventura or you will be laughed at by anyone who is the slightest touch with reality.

    • oldthinkernews says:

      Dread Pirate Roberts,

      I don’t agree with everything that Ventura says, but I think that the point here is that people are no longer blindly accepting the official narrative. The social environment has changed to the point that people are more open to alternative ideas. Like you said this does not mean that every contrarian is telling the truth. The issue here is that we have lived in a system of deceit for so long that the general public is becoming distrustful of everything – including each other. There are still good people, and there is truth out there. We need to use discernment and filter through the good and bad information. There is truth to be found, and it’s up to you to find it.

      -Daniel Taylor

      • Dread Pirate Roberts says:

        Bravo Old Thinker,
        I agree with you that the “standard narrative” is extremely filtered, altered, slanted, pick your favorite adjective. My fear is that people who have the inkling that they have been lied to for so long are very vulnerbale when it comes to information and truth. They are so hungry for the truth that very clever people know how to take advantage of this vulnerbility and make people suspect everything. I am not interested in merely functioning in a system, but at the same time, one must be on the look out for “false prophets.” I really was alarmed by the 99% approval rating that the audience (everyday, good people) gave to Ventura’s vision. It showed a very weak, lukewarm, easily manipulated group–what C.S. Lewis referred to as “men without chests” or men who do not believe in anything particular, but go along with the flavor of the month. As Chesterton pointed out so cleverly, our era and culture is ruled by “fads and fancies”–when one ends or is rejected (mainstream media, the government’s word), if the void is not filled with Truth, Ultimate Reality, another fad simply takes it place. I fear that is the fate of our future–unless we reclaim those unchanging truths about human beings and their purpose…but we will never come anywhere near this goal until we (as individuals) change our personal behaviors and how we see the world. No one sees this world aright innately. Find the true lens by which to conform your life to.

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