List you favorite conspiracy theory

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Kizmet, Aug 16, 2013.

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  1. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    Part of the issue is that "conspiracy theory" is a pretty broad category.

    Secret cure for cancer that only Reagan knew about? That's a conspiracy theory.

    The government spies on its own citizens without a warrant? That was a conspiracy theory until Edward Snowden gave it some authority.

    Sometimes the whacky stuff turns out to be true.

    Of course, the difference seems to be that actual evidence and credible testimony seems to follow some of these things but not others.

    One of my favorite conspiracy theories is anything to do with FEMA camps. FEMA can't get bottled water to a crisis scene but they can plan mass incarceration and genocide, apparently.
     
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Now that's what I'm talking about!
     
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  5. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    The year is 1900 and a new book is published by the predeterminist, Wanna Wigwam. Predicted is the imminent fall of the Russian monarchy by a group calling itself Blowfishist. Something to be known as totalitarianism is established.

    The new Russian order falters, all humanist pretensions abandoned, so assorted European collectivists assemble in Italy to merge with the revolutionary Bundle of Sticks movement. Italians stick to not being bundled while the BoS sticks to totalitarian rhetoric.

    Germans, tiring of a rational but dull existence, become attracted to a variety of jazzy collectivist movements. One, the Nazties, sees virtue in the total control of the Blowfishists and the uniforms of the Bundle of Sticksists and adopts both. This allows the Nazties to take control in Germany.

    Wanna Wigwam receives a prize in the new literary category of Conspiracy Fiction.
     
  6. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    I had not known until The Week magazine this week that the Newton, CT massacre, 20 children killed, is widely believed to be a hoax perpetrated by the anti-gun lobby.
     
  7. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  8. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Worse, this is widely believed to be widely believed.
     
  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Thank you, exactly this.
     
  10. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    I like conspiracy theories. I just can't think of any right now.
     
  11. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member


    I can always tell when they're hiding something.
     
  12. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  13. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Does anyone know of any good books on the history of conspiracy theories?
     
  14. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Still no answers?
     
  15. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

  16. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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  19. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    I don't like the Clinton machine either, but "Pizzagate" was easily debunked.
     
  20. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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