Some people write off conspiracies without giving them the light of day. Some take an interest and say things like “hmm… bit weird that is.” Others are the ‘crazy-ass conspiracy fruit bars’ we know so well. (They tend to be portrayed as stoner’s, who just happen to be failures at everything else in life, or the a guy who looks like a Willie Nelson who’s let himself go and spouting something about Roswell and anal probes.)
If you fall into any of these categories or occupy a grey area somewhere in between or on the outskirts, there may be one thing most people can agree upon… that is you should probably take some of with a pinch of salt and the rest should be questioned and scrutinised until the truth proceeds. Keep in mind, this tactic should be adopted wherever the source of information, mainstream news or not.
What is interesting however is how more and more often, the ‘crack-pot’ conspiracies are working their way on to more respected and ‘mainstream’ (if you like) channels.
Does this mean there may be more truth to them than previously thought, if such media outlets are picking up on stories they would have once held at arms length for fear of loosing respectability?
If this is the case, then should we be worried, considering the two stories that inspired this post? They concern the loss of basic human rights and freedom that only Orwell’s number 1 fan (fo’eva) would have the balls to speak about these type of acts happening so soon.
Case study number 1:
I had heard about this from various sources but seemed to be hear’say. There is now legitimacy surrounding the bizarre claims.
Why is Anonymous in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Materials?
“… at several points in Call of Duty’s promotional materials, a Guy Fawkes mask appears. Each time it does, it seems to be identified with a hacker “enemy.” The main plot from the game concerns hackers taking control of unmanned weapons in a near-future scenario.”
Peaceful protesters being equated to dangerous dissidents of the government?
‘Yeah, but it’s just a game and it’s not as if the government is even worried these anti-establishment types.’
Case study 2:
Pentagon prepares re-education camps for political activists.
Whatever your own verdict, at least you’ve read/watched this and come to your own decision. Continue to do so and question everything. Just try to avoid turning into a stereotype.