How to Resist Conspiracy Theories

by admin

It can be easy, in certain moods, to suspect that we can trust no one and to feel the temptation of conspiracy theories. But we’d be wiser learning the art of an …

source

You may also like

47 comments

Avatar
Simon Vance April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

'Conspiracy theory' is mainly a convenient way for lazy people to dismiss alternative investigation of anything, because it's easier to just believe the politician or newsreader then go back to their moronic ball game and beer. Nothing to see here, move along! Everything's fine, the government loves us! Good luck with that attitude, let me know how it works out..

Avatar
BubbaScuba1111 April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

I always laugh my ass off when conspiracy theorist call me a "sheeple". It's their last dying breath in a debate. I've also been accused of being "brainwashed" by the mainstream media when I haven't had cable in over 20 years (something they could have asked before said accusation) lol. They always assume you haven't any real research under your belt when you thoroughly debunk their theories. They get sooooooooo offended by the fact that you dont believe a word they say. They act like the cast of the movie The Thing, always wondering who or what may be The Thing. I'm an atheist and know there isn't any God, angels, Ghost's, demons, Satan, Thor, love and light, etc. Believing in nonsense like that is the very foundation for most conspiracy theorists.

Avatar
Miguel April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Like those Russian collusion conspiracists. Emotionally weak losers.

Avatar
SkySpiral8 April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Also, people are uncomfortable with being uncertain. If there's not enough evidence to support or disprove a theory, they'll choose the one they FEEL like choosing. Instead of admitting "I don't know."

Avatar
BBB H April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

I have a neighbor down the hall from my pad that believes almost all conspiracy theories (CTs), even the mutually exclusive ones… along with denying the Holocaust and the Lizard People thing. I used to think these people- the CTs- were very rare and generally harmless. Now I know that that is not the case.

This guy is getting SCARY. He is WAAAYYYYY down the rabbit hole, and not just a simple eccentric.

CTs are NOT just weirdos or goofballs. They are MENTALLY ILL- a person that believes that the 'government and the jews' are poisoning us with chemtrails is NOT harmless- imagine the behavior that one could justify when they have a (completely nonsense yet sincere) belief that they're being murdered and their children raped!

COMET PIZZA.
Charlottesville.
The Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting
Aurora Colorado
Ruby Ridge
Waco

And many, many more. We, as a society, need to stop considering CTs as simply having odd/unpopular/nonsense opinions and beliefs, and considering that they may be sick, often dangerous people that need help and compassion (and supervision), just like other mentally unstable people.
.

Avatar
Jason Coomer April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Stick your head in the sand,don't worry about the atrocities committed by first world countries against the poor of the world to rob them of their resources.Its all just a conspiracy ,you'll be healthier just believing your government had a right to kill the people of Venezuela to help them,it has nothing to do with the largest oil reserve on the globe.Just be happy…and move along

Avatar
FollowerOfChrist April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

I watched Fahrenheit 911. It wasn't enough. I watched Loose change. Damn !! I watched IN PLANE SIGHT. Wow. Then in 2009 a friend asked if he could show me building 7 falling at the exact rate of gravity. Hold everything !!! I dug in. (This is the Information Age) Main Stream media is NOT where you get information unless all you think is happening is Russiagate and a damn $5 billion wall. I stand here today, not a common cattle idiot, knowing beyond any shadow of any doubt that 911 was an inside job and that Israel and Saudi Arabia were involved. 3000 people died that day, another 6000 soldiers and you say you care, you stand at the national anthem and salute a piece of cloth. You are a product of social engineering so simple that most children see through it. I did . And your life, your wife, your house, your existence is meaningless. You're neither good nor evil. You're nothing at all….

Avatar
boxlessthinking April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

when people learn about several conspiracies and their large conspiracies. It overwhelms them for a time they may be skeptical of everything. Because are some pretty big provable conspiracies.that are worldwide. First example religion. Is a conspiracy driven by a text a book. Usually. They mainly aim to make the world live the way they say God told them to live. The religions that's been stuck in my face. jew islam Christianity. The most prolific have reached all four corners of the earth and I am surrounded by them. If you go to criticize religion its followers. Which they usually call soldiers and their army. Will give you grief and spread hate upon you. We have the Vatican one Christian organization that has spread worldwide. jews Judaism which is spread worldwide. Islam which is spread worldwide. They're all conspiracies. Like Santa Claus is a conspiracy to make people behave in a manner that can be controlled. By the people at the top. These are exactly like a nationstate with no nation. They all submit laws to live by. Each of them aim to take over the government which they are under to impose their government. They tried to collect as many of the population into their ranks the end goal taking over the halls of power in that government. You can say this is not so but it's pretty easy to see.

Avatar
Phoenix Swanson April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

I “took the red pill” a long time ago but this video made me realize how awesome it can be to just be honest and skeptical about stuff. Did six million really die? Is the moon an alien observatory? Is Saturn the matrix? Are we under control by demons? Do Jews rule the world? I don’t know the answer to any of these questions for sure, but it’s definitely okay to ask them and try to see if what we are told is true actually is. A lot of this stuff is REALLY confusing and can make you afraid of everything and intrinsically ornery, but if you don’t allow yourself to get lost in the rabbit hole it can give you a new perspective on learning and bring forth gratitude for the amazing things that life can offer.

P.S.
Don’t come at me with a closed minded and hostile attitude, just share your ideas respectfully.

Avatar
Candleman Smith April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false"

William Casey.
CIA director.
1981

Avatar
StopIsraeliTerror Farmer April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

9 Top Level NSA employees, have served as whistleblowers so far. In the Pentagon , it's been over 1000 whistleblowers in the pentagon and several in the state department… and that's not counting Snowden and Wikileaks. If you think the news is real? You're an idiot.

Avatar
Dan April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Communist Manifesto, Rothschilds, Rockafellas, Council on Foreign Relations, Bilderberg, Depopulation agenda, Transhumanist agenda, flouridation agenda, Monsanto, Tavistock institute, Order of the golden dawn, OTO, Albert Pike, Cecil Rhodes, Carroll Quigley, Trotsky, Bertrand Russell, Karl Marx, Lennin, Skull and Bones, Yale, Freemasonry, Beast central computer, Beast presidential car, 666 barcode on every product on every shelf in every shop in every country, World Banks, cloven hoof hand sign in world leaders speeches, vesica piscis hand sign, hidden hand/lions paw, transgender agenda being normalised, mass murder of babys in the womb by witches who control planned parenthood, Bible telling us of the interfaith movement to combine all false religions into one, global wars everywhere until there is false peace and worship of the beast throughout the earth and digital currency only, Trumps wall for the martial law and riots population control, real terrorism in conjunction with government paid crisis actors scripting and staging terrorism and mass shootings to make people give up their rights and liberties, removing God from school assemblies and bibles from schools and hotels, stratospheric aerosol spraying of heavy metals particles, Bill and Melinda Gates sterilising children all over the world, Madeline Mccane child sacrifice and narrative to have your child microchipped for safety and tracking, pedophiles running gvernment and arm of the government propaganda machine known as BBC limited company, extra terestrials/ET's are demons Madam Blavatski and Aleister Crowley link to Hitler and EU, Stanley Kubrick , Disney and NASA faking moon landing, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong coded confession, NASA admit we can't go through the Van Allen belt of radiation and also say we "lost our technology to return to the moon" BS

Trust Jesus. Perfect love casts out all fear. Share the gospel while you have the time to do so

Avatar
chris ., April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

My wife is a conspiracy theorist and an abusive bully living in her inferiority complex and poor self-image. Cowardice, blaming others and failing responsibility and accountability.

Avatar
Pascal xavier April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

There would not be so many conspiracy theories if there were not so many lies.

Avatar
nmgh marquis April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Ha Xb Kinda nice but being paranoid is much more beneficial u may be wrong most of the time but when right u can gloat and say I told u so also it brings entrainment 2 a life that in reality is boring and lonely as long as u don't let it rule the benefits out way the negatives plus a lizard person probably made this 2 lure people's away from the truth and make the knowers of truth seeem crazy cursed lizard and crab peoples u can't hide forever Hmmm👁‍🗨_👁‍🗨 Goood show kinda nice

Avatar
Arkady Bogdanov April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Really great video, but I think the optimistic conclusion about changing the minds of conspiracy theorists fails to recognize the toxic levels of arrogance and egotism that drive their beliefs.

They're more akin to blind religious fundamentalists than to people with a slightly skewed 'political' world view.

You can be as kind and understanding with them as you like (I've tried) but they're such dysfunctional arrogant people it's a waste of time engaging with them. They can't even touch upon the idea that they might just possibly be wrong.

Avatar
Natalia April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Here is a point, there are real conspiracies out of there, that's a fact. But look at those that tirned out to be true, they have some things in common:
– they are quite unpopular
– they are investigated by respected professionalists who are working on their narrow field
– they turn out to be true in relatively short time
Now reverse these three things, and you have a description of all the stupid conspiracy theories found on the internet for a very long time.

Avatar
George Jefferson April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Lmao what?

Burden of proof is on the people making the original claim, not the skeptic demanding they prove it

Avatar
Super Otter April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

"Conspiracy theories, and their believers are fucking retards!"

Fuck you, buddy.

Avatar
Kwanele urubos April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

According to this video I'm still sane, Hurray! Because I believe the US government is causing the Syrian War and it's the beginning of World War 3? Not today but in my lifetime, the Cold War never ended and it was just a cover up to get people as ignorant as possible of the very real danger, someone please tell me I'm sane

Avatar
C"mon man April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

How to resist conspiracy theories= do as your told, believe everything your told, no independent thought. Don't educate or research anything.

Avatar
Sun Shine April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

I had to report this for misleading title, it should read: How to make everyone hate you!

Avatar
Marc Bell April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

+the school of life
When a super power is doing the conspiracy they also have a lot of power to cover it up and get rid of witnesses and control news etc…Hard to get scientific proof sometimes but you can gather enough evidence to point to very suspicious behavior, story changing and cover up activity. So in fact conspiracy theory is often totally logical as it looks for proof. See the ARRB report re JFK murder. Who says conspiracy theorist means they believe everything is a conspiracy??? I don't think that's true at all. You're inventing a caricature.

Avatar
Johnny Butt April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

How to resist conspiracy theories: Drink flouride

Avatar
CybermanFord April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Remember when Rubicon wouldn't get so triggered he would spam the comment section? I remember.

Avatar
koko kaa April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

I hate people who believe in stuff like conspiracy theories….they just like those who follow religion/cults/organisations they all seem to have a mental illness of some sort….paranoia and delusions…..

Avatar
Herro April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Fuckers…. Watch the actual video please. He's saying that we should be skeptical, but we shouldn't go all out, and that we should have proof. Not that we should just take everything at face value, just be able to consider things to be what they seem like.

Avatar
john smith April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

The problem with conspiracy theorist is that they are completely useless idiots by and large.

Look at what we have going on right in front of us for all to see. An "elected" POTUS who the Russians supported, socially engineered (hacked) our election to favor him, funneled cash to him through various entities (NRA), they even LITERALLY hacked both the DNC and Hillary's campaign computers, and then disseminated (tainted) information to skew voters perception.

Yet you don't see any serious conspiracy theory movements marching on Washington DC with pitchforks and tiki torches in hand. Here you have a blatant conspiracy, pretty much in plain sight, and the majority of people who are always coming up with new conspiracies (mostly the extreme right wingers) have nothing to say, so all you hear is "crickets" from that corner. Fuck, you even have some of them going to tRump rallies wearing T-shirts that say "I'd rather be Russian than a Democrat"…. Talk about your inverted manchurian candidate. tRump's not been brainwashed against his will by the Russians (he loves sucking Putin's cock), but the republican party sure as fuck has been…

Avatar
john smith April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

You have to understand that it starts with the lizard people, and the aliens who control everything, and from there devolves into Clinton Cash and finally Pizzagate. China purple monkey butt….

I'm really gonna get it for that "China purble monkey butt" comment……

Avatar
Pascal xavier April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Intelligent skepticism is not rejecting all conspiracies.

Avatar
YouTube Channel April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

So how to resist Alex Jones?

Avatar
AK April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Kindness, reassurance, and love I can give to my partner. But I her skepticism is not healthy, I feel, because she doubts so many things including my feelings towards her. I wish I could tell her everything is not okay but it’s going to be fine nevertheless.

Avatar
Pascal xavier April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Thinking critically is not rejecting all conspiracies but sorting between the dumb ones and the intelligent ones.

Avatar
Pascal xavier April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Which conspiracy theories? The dumb ones or the intelligent ones?

Avatar
happysappy21 April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

The School of Life is out of their depth on this one. They should stick to "How to get over your Ex in 3 minutes"

Avatar
happysappy21 April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

2:03 "Intelligent sceptics know that that the burden of proving a hypothesis must invariably fall on them, as the challengers to the status quo, and not on the upholders of the established ideology". So we should automatically accept the established ideology and be suspicious of alternative explanations? I smell a Globalist shill.

Avatar
MrHaighahatta April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Occam's razor (also called the rule of parsimony), an heuristic or problem-solving tool, states that, given multiple possible explanations for something, the simplest explanation that accounts for the objective facts with the fewest assumptions is most likely the truth. If you hear hoofbeats, you should be thinking "horses" and NOT "unicorns." If you have to do intellectual gymnastics to make the objective facts fit and/or have to create "alternative facts," and assemble the puzzle with scissors and a five pound mallet, you're a conspiracy theorist.

Avatar
D Mac April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Resist your urge to post more click-bait.

Avatar
Darthchris Lord21 April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

The world is a weird place. I agree with this video because their are theory's that are true like Bohemian grove and the Eugenics movement and their are conspiracies that are completely wrong like the world being flat. Question everything and think for yourself!

Avatar
Rosalie Bent April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Truly superb.

Avatar
Justin Bailey April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Whenever someone tells me something I either decide I don't care and stay indifferent or I try to fully understand it. I never took anything on word alone from anyone be it conspiracy theorists or people with 5 Phds.

Avatar
Ariel Lunsford April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

So how to close your mind to what's out there? No thank you.

Avatar
Roman T April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Good one

Avatar
kibumkeysoo April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Who cares if they are right or wrong, the important thing is that they are thinking outside the box. Many conspiracy theorists are just seen as crazy because it’s not what people are used to thinking about. It challenges them. It scares them and makes them skeptical and to go by the facts that they know. The thing is, are these facts that they know really true? Or are almost all of them just theories in itself?
We are literal sheep that just believe everything the government tells us without question, but the people who do question these things are seen as crazy or illogical. Just think about it, it all starts out with the education system that just pours facts into your brain and you just believe it every time. They are rotting the brains of the younger generation by not allowing them to think outside the box and just believe what they’re told. It’s funny because the younger you are, the more imagination you have. And you’d think with your brain evolving and growing more as you get older you’d have such a bigger spectrum of independent thinking but no, they can only think of what they were told over the years and take it as absolute truth without asking why.
Idk it’s interesting.

Avatar
IThinkWithMy Dick April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

To Ben Dover Fluoride protects people from tooth decay.

99% of the worlds' problems are caused by 99% of the world's people. Basic logic.

99% of the voters in the USA are WORTHLESS SHITHEADS because they vote ONLY for republicans & democrats. NEVER Greens or Communists or Transhumanists.

99% of people are evil & should be killed for torturing animals by eating meat & for breeding & overpopulating.

No conspiracy there. These HORRORS are right out in the open. Yet only 1% of the people DO things to STOP these harms.

Avatar
IThinkWithMy Dick April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

There's an big difference between theory & fact, and it's NOT the difference YOU think it is, which is that somehow a theory is somehow "less proved" than a fact.

A fact is just a single verified observation. A single datum. (Yet, some times later proved wrong.)

A theory is a more abstract yet very real explanation that must fit ALL the facts and not contradict ANY of them.

Hence, the standard of proof for a theory is BILLIONS times greater than evidence for a single fact.

Also, this distinction as well as ALL forms of critical thinking & research are

very well taught in public schools & universities in the USA.

But of course, thanks to free market anarchy, people get dumbed down by their brainless jobs for corporations.

They get dumbed down by religion, churches, corporate lobby groups (denying cigarttes cause cancer, denying fossil fuel burning causes AGW), by political parties & "think" tanks.

I got smarter in life ONLY when in formal classroom. Outside universities, my knowledge slowly got forgotten as the weight of the world's stupidity and anti-hard-work anti-hard-thinking took its toll on me.

Avatar
IThinkWithMy Dick April 11, 2019 - 10:42 pm

Too many comments in this thread are just DYIN' for a "Pepperidge Farms remembers." punchline.

Comments are closed.