Post # 1
DH and I like to hear conspiracy theories now and then. We don’t necessarily believe them as fact, but sometimes there’s no denying that there could be some truth in some of them…even if it’s just a hint. Lol, not to mention some of them are just so off the wall trying to connect dots that aren’t even there that we’re both just like “huh?” Of course there’s always conspiracies about past presidents, sitting presidents, and the government in general, but what are some ones that you’ve heard or that you believe?
Post # 3
I don’t know if I necessarily believe any of the theories I’ve heard, but they are certainly interesting to think about. The 9/11 theories are really interesting
Post # 4
@Lemon-Squeezy: I’m afraid to admit, but I’m easy to sway. I think more because I’m open to questioning things. I may not be convinced but I can be UN-convinced very easily…
Post # 5
DH is really into all of that. He doesn’t necessarily believe all of them but he reads a good amount of books on the topic.
Post # 6
@Lemon-Squeezy: I would say I’m a closet academic conspiracy theorist. I get really excited and into them when I hear them, but I tend to do a lot of my own research into them to figure out what I think myself, which is almost always that it’s not a conspiracy.
An old friend and I were absolutely obsessed with the Montauk Project when we were younger, though mostly because we thought it was hilarious. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montauk_Project
Post # 7
@Lemon-Squeezy: I would think that most conspiracy theorists may not respond to this post, for fear of it being some sort of conspiracy 😉
Post # 8
No, but my dad is a huge 9/11 conspiracy guy. It drives me crazy.
Post # 9
I dated a VERY extreme conspiracy theorist, so I’m WILDLY biased against them.
Any person who explains anything with the answer “the government did it” is immediately downgraded in my book.
Unless they’re from North Korea. Or Africa. Or a pretty huge portion of Central America.
Post # 10
@Sea_Ashley: Yeah I’ve heard a bunch of 9/11 ones. The only part that seems fishy to me was the Pentagon situation, and that’s just because of a press conference the day before where they admitted they could not account for a large portion of debt and had to check their records. Then the part of the building which was destroyed was where the financial records were. Of course coincidences exist, but it did seem a little peculiar to me.
@MrsRevolutionize: I’d never heard of that particular one. Now I’m going to be reading about it lol
@housebee: Hahaa! That made me chuckle
@BrandNewBride: Yeah I’ll admit we’re not big fans of the way the government does things in our house, but they can’t be blamed for every single thing. That irritates me too
Post # 11
I think they’re amusing to hear, but for the most part I think you’re a little nuts if you try to sell me that stuff. A guy once tried to convince me of the 9/11 conspiracy I just found it really funny. He was super passionate about it though.
I know a couple of people that truly believe the conspiracy around Marilyn Monroe’s death and I gotta say, I don’t think its that far fetched
Post # 12
I saw an interesting bit of data a bit back from a group of pilots that decided to analyze the data from the “airplane” that hit the pentagon. They concluded that the plane would have had to pull 16 G’s to complete its maneuver – which is impossible.
I actually find it funny that anybody still buys what the government and media feeds them about 9/11. If you just spend a day or two doing some independent research you might find some things that surprise you…
Post # 13
I think many of the people who engage in these have signs of a paranoid personality disorder.
Post # 14
i refuse the flu shot… something is going on there. I work at a hospital and one of my Doc friends feels the flu shot might even be harmfull. Its not like everything in it is natural. he says there are healthy suppliments that do that same thing. sooo that said ive always felt it was some way to track us, or make some ppl sterile (thats been done in the past) or give some of us idk some disease. hpv for all i know.
This year the flu shot is something you can turn down.
next year you have to have your pastor sign it if its for religous reasons….and you will have to wear a mask all year around...!!!! wtf…something is not right there. my work is making me put a needle in my arm. we all got along fine (enough) back in the day when we had nothing. what happened to what doesnt kill you makes you stronger.
my DH is into a lot of them! the moon,(9/11. He also thinks PPH is trying to make many ppl sterile. That its apart of some mass plan (some how involving them) to also let all the poor die off. And let the rich procreate. i cant remember the whole thing but something along those lines.
Post # 15
@weddingmaven: That’s not judgmental at all, is it?
Despite a small bout of depression in my late teens, I’ve had a perfectly clear history of mental health. Perhaps people who “engage in these behaviors” just like to question the status quo.
Post # 16
No, but I am open-minded so I won’t dismiss a way of trying to make sense of something just because it’s not the mainstream version of things. Sometimes the mainstream version is one of the most ridiculous narratives about the event or issue! Especially for certain topics.
There’s certainly more than meets the eye to a lot of sensitive topics on the news. I like that people are trying to figure out what the rest of the story is, even if I think they’re not quite on the right track (sorry, those people who believe in Reptilians… I admire your search for more satisfactory answers, but am underwhelmed by your current conclusion.)
Some of the things I know to be true are not exactly denied by the mainstream, but strongly downplayed, because recognizing their seriousness would involve allocating funds considerably differently than they are now. Sometimes one of these issues does get more mainstream spotlight and suddenly people who thought that it was “ridiculous” to think/”worry” about are 100% on board with making the needed change, and trumpeting it from the rooftops. They’re followers, and I have very little patience for those people. I have more patience and respect for people who think that there may be aliens flying overhead in our airspace, even though I strongly disagree that there are any.