Friday, September 08, 2006

The perception of conspiracy theory

The problem with being regarded as a 'conspiracy theorist' demonstrates how it works. The perception is one of negative (subjective) thinking rather than objective thinking. So, when a rationale is exprssed that does not conform to dogma, it is 'ridiculed' by those who pander to such dogma. The message is one that is not well-received, even though the message may be accurate. People don't want to hear it.

Surprisingly, I've found, there are more people around than you are led to believe that do listen to properly argued information. Mostly, those who are such 'conspiracy theorists' provide supportive evidential facts that are interpreted as simply wrong without any counter argument to defend a rebuttal.

This could be regarded as misinformation disseminated by those who have an interest in rubbishing sensible comment.

That always fascinates me. This rejection based on nothing and a total disregard of the supportive evidence. Not even listening. Just rejection.

I can understand why 'dumming down' is encouraged so much today. It removes the need for the Orwellian 'thought police'. And makes it all the easier to control people by telling them how to think. If you fall into the trap of believing dogma, then your reward is that you are not considered a conspiracy theorist. If you don't accept dogma you must be a conspiracy theorist.


Who does seriously and objectively 'read' the broadsheet newspapers? My experience is that the opinions of the day are most definitely created by these newspapers. It seems to be a constant battle between the planted crowd-thinking mentality and free and independent thought.


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