Saturday, July 24, 2010

Conspiracy Mentality

For some reason or another, while inebriated at a party, the topic came around to discussing a movie called Zeitgeist and other various assorted conspiracy theories. I have come up with a hypothesis of my own, although it isn't a conspiracy, it does relate to the people that formulate and believe in conspiracies.

My hypothesis is very simple, so I'll do my best to explain it as such.

Conspiracy theorists and believers of conspiracies always tend to accept a whole battalion of conspiracy theories. I have never met a person who thinks 9/11 was an inside job that doesn't also believe in multiple other conspiracies. Other common conspiracies that they tend to believe in are New World Order conspiracies, Illuminati, Moon Landing Hoax, World Bank conspiracies and even some conspiracies dating back hundreds of years. So with this in mind, I propose that perhaps some people are more prone to conspiratorial thinking than others. I'm not a neuroscience expert, but I suspect that it is a result of brain conditioning or that critical thinking skills aren't being applied consistently that causes some people to be more susceptible to believing grandiose conspiracies.

I hope that made sense...


  1. It does make sense but I don't really agree with it, maybe if their was some research on it.

    When I see people talking about conspiracies on TV i think "man those guys are fucking retarded" but when I think about it myself and other people I've meet I don't think we are fucking retarded.
    I blame this on the media and how they portray these people.
    In theory one of the ways the new world order is trying to control us is to get everyone to listen to mainstream media, so you would expect them to make these people look like douches.

    But then again I keep trying to link a way to compare these theories to the bible, like "this is the holy book because it says so on this holy book" If you find a way to link them together I wont believe in conspiracies anymore.

    See this post doesn't make sense... it does to me but your not me lol

    Dylan Strachan

  2. atheistic conspiracies man those atheistic guys are fucking retarded" but when I think about it myself and other people I've meet I don't think you are fucking retarded.

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  3. True. I like Hitch's explanation that many people will accept a conspiracy theory to no theory at all. Some people are also just drama queens.