Do CT’s make people nervous, spooked, or some other feeling of insecurity that requires most (not all, obviously) to reject them out-of-hand?
On this board specifically, people are shouted down at even the slightest hint of a CT. Many of these involve our government (US). to suggest a CT meets with immediate derision, and membership into the tin-foil hat club.
There are a number of events out there that I think prove that the US govt had manipulated events for its own good (come on, now… What govt. Hasn’t?). These events, once the American people have bought into them, give the mandate for action the president or current administration desires. Two examples come to mind immediately:
The Gulf of Tonkin “incident”, and Iraq’s WMD program. Are we all so convinced that our govt wouldn’t lie to us that even these two historical events are not considered conspiracies? Why? Because they got caught?
If we accept that the govt. HAS manipulated events to pursue the unannounced goal, why are we hard pressed to believe that other things that happen are not also parts of a CT?
Is it something psychological in us as Americans that don’t want to see ourselves (and as an extension of ourselves, the goverment) as cheaters, no better than say the USSR, who were masters of propaganda and never told their people the truth? Well, what IS the truth? Only what the government is telling us?
I’m also curious if readers from other countries have the same CT phenomenon in their country as well?