Conspiracy Theories

Here is the truth behind every internet conspiracy theory

This thought process has been analyzed by serious minds over and over. But it seems like mockery has been the most effective tool in combating purveyors of pseudoscience, and the folks over at CRACKED demonstrate this well with their new video, The Truth Behind Every Internet Conspiracy Theory.

William Saletan of Slate summed it up well:

To believe that the U.S. government planned or deliberately allowed the 9/11 attacks, you’d have to posit that President Bush intentionally sacrificed 3,000 Americans. To believe that explosives, not planes, brought down the buildings, you’d have to imagine an operation large enough to plant the devices without anyone getting caught. To insist that the truth remains hidden, you’d have to assume that everyone who has reviewed the attacks and the events leading up to them—the CIA, the Justice Department, the Federal Aviation Administration, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, scientific organizations, peer-reviewed journals, news organizations, the airlines, and local law enforcement agencies in three states—was incompetent, deceived, or part of the cover-up.

Insane. Yet millions of Americans believe this and similar forms of insanity: the Sandy Hook school shooting was a “false flag” operation, so was the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the Boston Bombing, etc.

This thought process has been analyzed by serious minds over and over. But it seems like mockery has been the most effective tool in combating purveyors of pseudoscience, and the folks over at CRACKED demonstrate this well with their new video, The Truth Behind Every Internet Conspiracy Theory.

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  1. Joseph Harold Anthony

    April 19, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    It seems that people love conspiracy theories, although just about all of them are bunk. Gullibility seems to be a primary character trait among most ignorant Americans who have no ability to think critically or intelligently. That’s how Fox False News gets away with most of its B.S.

  2. Igor Alte

    April 20, 2015 at 12:35 am

    What does Fox News have to do with this article?

  3. Nodda Nothen

    April 20, 2015 at 2:23 am

    The only theory for building Seven was created by NIST. And it is a laughable one at that.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NrASZxGu_o

  4. Nodda Nothen

    April 20, 2015 at 2:43 am

    The laws of physics is not base on what Bush could have done or what our government could do to its people. Deadstate is a propaganda rag.

  5. - jarad tom

    April 21, 2015 at 2:01 am

    If only this guy wasn’t as stupid as he claims conspiracy theories to be. What would be wise is separating the reasonable theories from the others.

    Conspiracy is a basic aspect of law. It refers to the simple act of considering to do something… which could refer to most of what happens in the human sphere, on tis planet.

    http://www.pakalertpress.com/2010/10/13/33-conspiracy-theories-that-turned-out-to-be-true-what-every-person-should-know%E2%80%A6/

  6. Will McFadden

    April 21, 2015 at 2:26 am

    If the government couldn’t break into a goddamn hotel successfully, then what makes people think we could pull off such elaborate plans with so many members that the members of the gunpowder plot are saying “Woah dude. Might wanna be a bit more stringent on who you let in.”?

  7. Her Royal Truthiness (@kawaiineko99)

    April 21, 2015 at 3:29 am

    Truthers sure hate criticism.

  8. duspin

    April 21, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Dude, or Dudette, your tinfoil hat is crooked.

  9. Joseph Harold Anthony

    April 21, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    I wouldn’t say that Deadstate is in itself a propaganda rag but people who comment within it use it to proselytize their own personal propaganda.. I read these comments and see an abundance of arrogance wherein people are absolutely sure of the correctness of their positions, as if they have received some inside information from God Himself, or from some unknowable infallible source. They feel that their opinion is more infallible that any papal pronouncement ex cathedra. I have heard way too many atheists say or write, “I KNOW that there is no God” as if God Himself whispered in their ears, saying, “I do not exist” — Insider information.

  10. Ken Duerksen

    April 21, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Just being snide does not make uncomfortable truths go away.

  11. Nodda Nothen

    April 21, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Deadstate is a propaganda rag. And you bringing religion into the subject is a perfect analogy as to why Deadstate staff use “I can’t believe my government could kill its own people” as evidence 911 was not an inside job. Religion and logical reasoning don’t mix well at all.

  12. Nodda Nothen

    April 21, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    “Dude, or Dudette, your tinfoil hat is crooked”

    “tinfoil hat” is code for: “I am a brainless idiot whose got nothing but this one derogatory word to argue with”

  13. Joseph Harold Anthony

    April 21, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Read more carefully. I did not bring religion per se into my comment. The key phrase was “as if” God had whispered into their ear that there is no God. Did you not catch the facetiousness of my comment?

  14. Benjamin Eugene NElson

    April 21, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Funny, I was thinking that your first statement is actually right.

    And of course it doesn’t agree with you it’s propaganda.. Ignore the fact that even if it was propaganda doesn’t mean it’s automatically wrong.

  15. Renae Barkema

    April 22, 2015 at 4:07 am

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  16. Nodda Nothen

    April 22, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Will McFadden, is the extent of your reasoning skills? To repeat a meme that has no basis in sound logic?

    Mathematical equations used in science do not have theories of “governmental abilities” incorporated into them.

    It took building 7, which stood 740 feet tall, less than 8 seconds to complete a perfectly symmetrical catastrophic collapse. This is all the data required to establish factually that controlled demolition was used on that building. This is not theory, this fact.

    The laws of physics can not be suspended when your need to deny your governments technical abilities is a better fit to your socially biased reasoning skills.

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  18. Anonymous

    June 14, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Dead State might as well be CNN with this garbage. Mathematics, specifically, the laws of physics, are neither conspiracy nor theory. Newton’s second and third laws of motion are not an invention of the internet like this stupid piece tries to suggest. Only the closed minded thumbsucking sheeple lick their finger and hold it to the social winds as a way for formulation of beliefs. Building Seven feel at a free fall rate of acceleration – this means the laws of physics dictate that controlled demolition had to be used. Dead State is a propaganda rag that has 911 quotas it has to fill like so many other corporate dollar dependent media. It’s a cowardly thing. https://www.c-span.org/video/?320748-5/washington-journal-architects-engineers-911-truth

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