I was just going to post a link to this article on my Facebook page and be done with it but I felt it requires me to expound on it a little more.
The article from Newsweek that I linked to makes both a sobering and depressing argument that the number of people who believe in conspiracy theories is not only increasing but they’re winning. Both citizens and policymakers are buying into idiot conspiracy theories and it’s now actually starting to dictate policy in this country and affect the well-being of its citizens.
It’s not just exclusive to one group either. Conspiracy theorists exist among all political parties, backgrounds, and creeds. Think about all the conspiracy theories in just the past few decades, Bush orchestrated 9/11, Obama is a secret Muslim from Kenya, both of them want to put us in FEMA camps, Atheists/Christians/Muslims/Etc. are all being persecuted by the government. The list is endless and you know what, none of them are fucking true. There is no great global conspiracy for a one world government. There is no Illuminati, New World Order, or Elders of Zion. Vaccines do not cause Autism. There’s nothing wrong with fluoridated water. The Freemasons don’t run the world. Just because some jacknuts on the internet or the radio or Jesse Ventura said it doesn’t make it true.
The problem is you can’t even talk to the morons who believe this crap because if you show them how fucking stupid they are with things like FACTS they just argue that those are part of the conspiracy too. It’s like arguing with a child over the existence of Santa Claus when all the response you ever get is nuh-uh.
It’s also ironic that the conspiracy nuts are the ones who call other people sheep since they’re the ones continually spouting off some bullshit that SOMEBODY ELSE told them.
And now these myths, legends, and outright falsehoods are being more and more accepted as truth. I think we’ve officially reached the nadir of any rational intelligence in this country.