YOU SWEAR THE EARTH IS FLAT AND THE MOON LANDING WAS FAKE? YOU'LL PROBABLY BE A CRIMINAL.

Not all conspiracy theories are "theories," though.

February 28, 2019
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So yeah, this NY Post article says that if you're one of those wackadoodles that belives the moon landing was fake, or 9/11 was an inside job, or that if you run far enough you'll fall off the edge of the earth, you're more likely to engage in anti-social behavior.  

And they don't mean staring at your phone at dinner while your friends are trying to talk to you.

They mean this: “It demonstrates that people subscribing to the view that others have conspired might be more inclined toward unethical actions.”

Just say "you'll be a criminal" next time.

However, I do believe that society has a tendency to rush to judgement on some of those people....slap the 'ol tin foil hat on 'em right from the get go.  Now, I ain't talking about the flat-earthers and the 9/11 dopes...those people ARE nut jobs, but what about the people who were called a menace to society who believed the government gave us drugs to control our minds?  The program was known as MK-ULTRA, and it was real! The CIA started by using volunteers, but the program heads soon began dosing people without their knowledge. MK-ULTRA left many victims permanently mentally disabled.

Lovely.

How about when people said the government was spying on us?  Nah...they'd never!  In 2016, government agencies sent 49,868 requests for user data to Facebook, 27,850 to Google, and 9,076 to Apple, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (the EFF), a major nonprofit organization that defends civil liberties in the digital world and advises the public on matters of internet privacy. AND, these companies won’t even warn you about data requests from the government!

Big tobacco knew cigarettes caused cancer and said nothing, the Dali Lama WAS a CIA agent, and the Gulf of Tonkin incident on August 2, 1964, WAS faked to provoke American support for the Vietnam War!

Just a few of the "conspiracies" that turned out to be true.  Here's a Readers Digest article featuring those and a bunch more.

You'll notice the government was involved in quite a few of them.

Shocking, I know.

But what if reptiles really DO control the government?  And what if Katy Perry really IS Jon-Benet Ramsey?  Would you be shocked?

Eh.