Posted 9 years ago on May 12, 2013, 4 p.m. EST by DarkLordOfTruth
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It boggles the mind to think how many people here claiming to support OWS and left-wing ideologies support conspiracy theory type thinking which is primarily linked to right-wing political agendas. I don't understand it.
The goal of conspiracy theorists who are actually pushing for right-wing agendas is that the population lose complete trust of the government. The reason is that social and communist programs need a government. If you don't trust the government at all, then you don't want it to control a health care plan that's free for all (paid by taxes). You want to take care of your health care by yourself so you vote for complete privatization.
Of course, we must remain skeptical of the government and question what seems questionable. Blind trust is as dangerous as blind distrust. The key is to do proper research and demand for evidence. Not to believe any and every fantasy just because it's anti-government.
And, of course, when you've been brain-washed by conspiracy theories to forgo the need for evidence, then other right-wing ideologies like teaching Creationism alongside Evolution in science class get passed with much more ease.
When you don't care about evidence, then you have nothing to object when your local priest teaches your kids that being gay is bad for your health, or other such fantasies.
Conspiracy theories are a huge time waster and also serve to distract people from the real problems of this world. Conspiracy activism is on the rise. This is sad. Movements like 911 Truth are an amazing waste of time and resources. If all these people marched for solutions to real problems then we would get somewhere. Of course, right-wing governments are happy to see us tied up with delusions instead of actually pushing them to solve real problems.