Originally posted by moonbusYou would loose that argument.
Just look at the CIA/NSA: arguably the tightest security organization in the world,....
Originally posted by FabianFnasIf Trump is to be believed, then conspiracy theories are made up by the the Chinese to hide the real truth from the US government.
Conspiracy theories are just made up by governments to hide the real truths from the people!
That's what I think!
Originally posted by twhitehead... and that is what they want *you* to believe ...
If Trump is to be believed, then conspiracy theories are made up by the the Chinese to hide the real truth from the US government.
Given that governments generally are not that great at planning and organisation, my bet is that they are the ones fooled by conspiracy theories, not the creators of them.
Originally posted by twhiteheadI think organizations like the flat Earth society with members in the thousands maybe, 90% of them don't really think Earth is flat, they are just in it for the socialization, poor saps with nowhere else to go. But then there are like the biblical literalists which started in the 19th century, before that time most people took tales like the biblical flood as allegory but the literalists took over and now literally millions of people are solidly convinced there was an actual world wide flood.
Luckily for me, I generally do not take too much on authority.
Originally posted by moonbusThe thing is they've done some pretty peculiar things in their time, look up MKUltra on Wikipedia. There have been conspiracies, just generally not on the grand scale the 9/11 or NASA conspiracy theories need. Typically it's something like a shoot-to-kill policy.
... conspiracy theories are all wrong, for example that NASA has been concealing that Earth is flat -- is not so much that the conspiracy theories don't fit the evidence, but rather that they give too much credence to human ability to conceal massive duplicity. I doubt that NASA is capable of maintaining such a grand deception for 50 years. Just look at the ...[text shortened]... now, and Congress would be hopping mad that they financed a moonshot that never really happened.