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Why Are Conspiracy Theories So Popular? | Between The Lines

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Conspiracy theorists are assumed to be doomsday-preppers, paranoid outliers, or even your crazy uncle who spends too much time in the basement.

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    Simon Vance

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Conspiracy is defined as a group of people planning to do something unlawful or harmful. You have just described every government, banking institution, most media outlets and billions of people on Earth. Conspiracy is corruption. Corruption exists. If people don't understand that corruption exists they're a moron and deserve what they get. If you believe the solution is to elect a new leader or party and that somehow things are magically going to improve, good luck with that, let me know how it works out..

    Otherwise, check out the video 'Mark Passio – Stop Being Immoral Trash – Quit Your Government Job' on youtube

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    fantom58

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Clinton won in 1992 not 1994

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    Sammy Sam

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    There is one conspiracy theory that was actually true. Gulf of Tonkin
    And I loved the Trump clip "why doesn't he show his birth certificate" why don't you show your tax return

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    Madmike Wwg1wga

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Or because msm lies so much and when people bust em out its a conspiracy! When really by definition ur lies are conspiracy theory. Most of ur "news" is a conspiracy on the AMERICAN people!

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    Identify Yourself

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Now I know why so many thumbs down , VACCINES CAUSE AUTISM CONSPIRACY , the fact is the company producing them just admitted there's a link, and of course there is , hundreds, no , thousands , tens of thousands of people in the field working for pharma have come out with speeches against MMR vaccine causing autism, as soon as I heard the part about vaccines lead to autism conspiracies I hit the thumbs down

    YOU NEED TO REDO YOUR VIDEO AND CUT THAT OUT, THIS SHOULD NO LONGER BE CONSIDERED A CONSPIRACY , WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR PROOF A LITTLE KID TO FINALLY SPEAK UP AND SAY I FELT NORMAL AND AFTER TAKING SHOT 2 WEEKS LATER IT FUCKED ME UP AND NOW I'M DROOLING IN THE CORNER , THEN STOPS TALKING AGAIN AND GOES AUTISM MODE FOR LIFE , YEAH WHAT MORE PROOF DO YOU NEED BESIDES THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THEM ADMITTING YES AUTISM IS CAUSED BY VACCINES, HOW FUCKED UP IS THAT, SO WHEN YOU HAD YOUR KIDS VACCINATED AND THEY MADE YOU SIGN A FORM STATING YOU WOULDN'T SUE THE PHARMA COMPANY IF SOMETHING GOES HORRIBLY WRONG, DID YOU THINK IT WAS INNOCENT OF THEM TO COVER THEIR ASSES LIKE THAT RIGHT IN YOUR FACE? PLEASE PHARMA ISN'T YOUR FRIEND , THEY COVERED THEIR ASSES FOR A SPECIFIC REASON, IF YOUR KID IS FUCKED UP WITH AUTISM THEN YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

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    Cod4 Wii

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Mass shooting deniers are the biggest losers and have no contribution to society other than harassing grieving families. Absolutely disgusting.

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    zendogbreath

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    so russia gate is a conspiracy theory?

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    zendogbreath

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    where did the phrase "conspiracy theory" come from?

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    joan s

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

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    Alv Vatzdal

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Don't believe anything you hear on YT… How I have studied both conspiracy theories and actual conspiracies done by intelligence services and all the absurd secret programs they had during the cold war in particular, like MKultra and other LSD-tests, nuclear testing in the Pacific and then moving a population back to a radioactive island to study the effects of lethal radiation on a random population of powerless brown people. How they have overthrown democratically elected leaders and put dictators in their place, supported by death squads having gotten their education in the School of Americas. Not to mention how the NSA is monitoring and storing all data about everyone by default, how the American population has been lured into war, most of the times by lies and propaganda or at best half-truths. Etc. All this will give a deep feeling of distrust, knowing for example that Obama For America won an advertising prize, that normally would go to Apple, Nike or similar. Public Relations is a word that replaced "Propaganda", since the word, after having been used openly by the Germans, was not popular anymore. How whistleblowers are coming out, ruining their career, but at least keeping their soul. There are several instances where the rich and powerful meet in secret and not mentioned by media, like the Bilderberger Group, that is a who's who of the rich and powerful, according to Noam Chomsky they meet to figure out how to reduce the power of the masses and get more political control, or the Trilateral Commission or the Council on Public Relations. Etc. Everyone knows that politicians lie, everyone knows there are schemes, espionage and aggressive acts of war done to gain dominion of the world. Or Full Spectrum Dominance as the "military-industrial complex" calls it. It's also questionable that for example both Kerry and Bush had been at the same secret society at Yale, how most presidents have connections to the masons, another secret society. And Alex Jones got his big break in life after he managed to sneak into the Bohemian Grove and film another secret gathering by politicians, doing mock-human sacrifices to an enormous owl statue, a ritual called "The Cremation of Care"

    So in my opinion "conspiracy theories" often contain a real worry that the state cannot be trusted to do what is good for the people it is supposed to serve, nor tell the truth, but are instead sold to Wall Street, and often try to explain things, especially obvious lies and might contain facts that are too controversial and not publicly verified, so is communicated through channels like Youtube or blogs or other social platforms to those that want to figure out what is REALLY going on in the world. This is misused and turned into profit by people like Icke and Jones and many others that see a big $-sign by being "prophets" of conspiracy, that present things they in turn know are BS, but people trust the government so little, that they rather believe outlandish explanations of it. Or because the media have lied on the behalf of the white house before, Trump has cleverly turned the mistrust toward the media into the conspiracy theory "fake news" (if Donald disagree, it is fake, seem to be the logic, even while not being logical) that are less and less independent and more and more bought up by a few ultra-rich corporations that naturally want their agenda to be promoted. After Vietnam the powers in Washington knew that media was a threat to their power, and blamed reporters for the loss, and have done away with much of it, that's why there's a sub-culture on Youtube that doesn't buy anything being told on the TV or in the Papers, but rather tries to figure out what to really believe by truly independent sources on internet.

    There's a reason why the worlds most renowned names among intellectuals, dissidents, leftists, radicals and activists are talking only to RT news or Al-Jazeera etc. Because they don't get any time from the established media in the US, since they tell the truth, and the truth is not the domain of politicians. Presidents have to be figureheads with good acting abilities, doing the job for those that really have the ability to put them into power. For example, Obama and his "Change and Hope", must have made the world left with as little hope as possible when he actually was just another Bush, only more extreme, in how he nourished the super-rich and expanded upon Big Brother.

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    jbond5150

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Why are they popular? Because people dont understand falsifiability. They have preconceived notions that they cling to and sometimes adapt to fit a larger narrative or preconceived beliefs. Evidence doesnt matter to them.

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    MarsShaker War *

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    +++ How many conspiracy theories does one have to get correct before one becomes a whistleblower? So why do we humans allow the "They Live" Aliens to do this? We Hu-mans 2.0 need to fight for our right to survive. Survival of the fittest or THEY win through Hybridization .

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    Jason Fick

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Conspiracy theories are fun. Hollow Earth is so absurd but I would love to see this as a movie. X Files and Fringe was very entertaining.

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    zak hassan

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    No PIG thanks, we know it all exists and your nothing but a puppet. You got paid some papers with pictures on it to pave way for reptilian.

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    Watching U

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    The first is true, no doubt. So this is debunked.

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    Talking Shiv

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Huffpost – A joke.

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    John HK Gibson

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Because…they all got some truth too-horoscope king….

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    Arti Sen

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    denial is so easy…

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    Adolfo ustarez

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Sponsored by the government

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    Prophecy Words

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    love to hear that

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    bts_sofa

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    yea I don’t like this video

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    L CHGL

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    I'll bet those at the Huffington Post still believe the official story of the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
    In fact, I'll even bet they still "Remember the Maine" and are to this day angry over the torpedoing of the innocent Lusitania.

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    Manaar Venus

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Really???Conspiracy theories is for losers?Beacause we can’t win against powerful people?That’s like a complete bullshit right there!When people can believe every shit said years ago you think they can’t believe anything else??Like seriously I think that as long as someone proves something everyone will believe it!!

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    Cat with a coin on it's head

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Why does this fell like a tv show

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    Daniel Ford

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    The question never asked in these situations is are any of them true?… Nevermind why people are interested in them; are they true?

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    Jolly

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Damn this man called half the internet a loser.

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    Bradley

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Collaborate with me ?

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    Under Bridge

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    "Powerful people never get together and plan things.

    Only governments in other countries do terrible sneaky things.

    We are too smart for that stuff here."

    I mean, it's like thinking that Brittain would put 1200 passengers into a ship carrying munitions and send it through hostile waters just to get the U.S. to join in on a war. And that the secret would only be revealed 100 years later because of divers.

    Preposterous.

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    Stanky_Usa

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Why are u intro contradicting one another in the other video

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    Jimmy Bonerpetite

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    These people are part of the reason conspiracies are so popular, idiotic

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    The Death Twitch

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Secret Societies aren't a conspiracy but they do conspire. How many people in the media are Freemasons?

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    AlM NlOlS

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Joseph is a loser. He just came up with a conspiracy that losers make up conspiracies to motivate their base.
    That's exactly what he's doing for the dying msm.

    The real reason people believe in conspiracy is because throughout history there have been people conspiring and countless coups.

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    soverylisa

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    How is a politcal science professor at a university with a non-ranked grad program in his department not a loser?

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    Syk Syd

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    So you're telling me that the people who were most likely to witness, or know someone who witnessed the 9/11 attacks, are more likely to think it's a conspiracy? And you think that proves YOUR point??

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    Md Ibrahim

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    📷👌😇

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    Mitch

    April 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Dude in a suit: "So a good thing to do is listen to our institutions that are designed to create and build knowledge for us"
    Narrator: "or maybe thats just what they want you to believe"
    Me: Dewoooooooow

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