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Study: What Turns Someone Into a Conspiracy Theorist?
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07-31-2015, 06:11 PM #1
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Apparently those who seek truth, think outside the box/mainstream, research information for themselves need to be studied for their oddities and queer personalities.  Or maybe let's all just assume they are mad.  But no, that would just be cruel...right?   Dodgy

Unfortunately, "studies, information and philosophies" put forth from such articles as this are becoming more and more visible recently.  I found it under a headline discussing how we should forget the Apple Watch because *gasp* IMPLANTS ARE HERE!  Aren't you all excited?  Pure drek if you ever want my two cents.

"The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something you know nothing about and refuse to investigate."
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07-31-2015, 06:44 PM #2
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And that professor put "close mindedness" as a trait for conspiracy theorist? Big Grin Hilarious guy...mainstream paint us in negative colors, sure that is to be expected, but talking like "no probably they are not mad" Big Grin He takes that into consideration unnoticeably, some poor nlp tricks...

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07-31-2015, 07:17 PM #3
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This may be just a crazy conspiracy theory, but maybe the people who say conspiracy theorists are crazy for thinking there is a conspiracy have something to hide!

07-31-2015, 10:32 PM #4
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What really had me in a twist was the end of the article:

"He hopes that his findings will help understand the irrational decisions made by some and be a step forward towards combating and challenging them."

The irrational part of my personality is firing off thoughts of re-education camps.   Idea

"The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something you know nothing about and refuse to investigate."
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07-31-2015, 11:33 PM #5
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I think that Professor Cassam, in undertaking this study, might want to be promoted from the University of Warwick to the Ministry of Truth.

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08-01-2015, 12:00 AM #6
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Its pure social engineering and nwo psychology.  These shill news outlets have sold humanity down the river.  Their lies contribute to genocide and enslavement basically....

Prov 15:7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

08-01-2015, 12:58 AM #7
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Just asking questions and being human should turn you into a theorist, all people should do that as a default. Things being a conspiracy is just human nature.
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08-01-2015, 01:44 AM #8
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Quote:“Researchers like Tversky and Kahneman have identified dozens of different kinds of bias. Some of them have leaked out to become common knowledge: *confirmation bias*, for example — the tendency to give extra weight to facts that support our predesired conclusion….

“Can we correct our biases? That depends on whom you ask. The overall picture that emerges from the cognitive science researchers of the last half century is one of a brain that struggles to cope with reality, and rarely does very well at it.

“Worse yet: Its not doing very well may be adaptive. That’s a term of art in biology. A trait is adaptive if an organism that possesses this trait gets a reproductive edge thereby over an organism that doesn’t.

“Researchers like S. Taylor and J. Brown (‘Illusion and Well-being, 1988) have found that a moderate degree of self-deception is normal in mentally healthy people, and is likely adaptive. 


“‘It appears to be not the well-adjusted individual but the individual who experiences subjective distress who is more likely to process self-relevant information in a relatively unbiased and balanced fashion.’

“To put it slightly differently: Up to a point, the more depressed and maladjusted you are, the more likely it is that you are seeing things right, with minimal bias.”

(From another source)

The point being theorists arise to try to harmonize things that are not well explained by the state myths. 

Theorists have more sensitive perception to the inconsistencies than say the state zombies. Light is dark, and nuts is sane in the upside down world of the state cow.

Our modern day "conspiracy theorist" is NOT internally satisfied with being a state cow. Being awake and normal will inspire theorization. Being asleep and hypnotized, will inspire more of the coma and the hypnotism.
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08-01-2015, 05:05 AM #9
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The answer is known and very simple: the quest for truth

People who surrender their former religious beliefs have got to be some of the smartest and bravest people in the world because they set out to find truth even while under the threat of "eternal damnations". George Carlin
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08-01-2015, 07:19 AM #10
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The article is yet another propaganda tool to quash "dissidence". The "elite" are doing their best to circulate as much false information to curtail endeavors to find out the truth of a matter and at the same time turn those people who foolishly believe them (i.e. the majority) against those who don't follow the pied piper.

Let's look for example at an old favorite of ours, the assassination of John F. Kennedy. In the aftermath, the CIA released a document titled "Countering Criticism of the Warren Report" in which they write:

"Presumably as a result of the increasing challenge to the Warren Commission’s Report, a public opinion poll recently indicated that 46% of the American public did not think that Oswald acted alone, while more than half of those polled thought that the Commission had left some questions unresolved. Doubtless polls abroad would show similar, or
possibly more adverse results...

This trend of opinion is a matter of concern to the U.S. government, including our organization...
. Innuendo of such seriousness affects not only the individual concerned, but also the whole reputation of the American government. Our organization itself is directly involved: among other facts, we contributed information to the investigation. Conspiracy theories have frequently thrown suspicion on our organization, for example by falsely alleging that Lee Harvey Oswald worked for us. The aim of this dispatch is to provide material countering and discrediting the claims of the conspiracy theorists, so as to inhibit the circulation of such claims in other countries.

We do not recommend that discussion of the assassination question be initiated where it is not already taking place. Where discussion is active, addressees are requested:

To employ propaganda assets to answer and refute the attacks of the critics. Book reviews and feature articles are particularly appropriate for this purpose."

And there you have a brief history of your brainwashing right from the horse's mouth.
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