36 comments on “Conspiracy Theorists Are The Most Gullible People In The World

  1. The reason why conspiracy theories exist is for one, simple reason: our gov’t CONSTANTLY doing things that go against our best interests as a nation and as a people. For example, we’ve known for almost four DECADES that our education system is bad. I can remember magazine cover stories on Time and Newsweek about why Johnny can’t read; these go back to the 1970s! So what happens? Rather than do anything to fix the problems, the gov’t DOUBLES down; they do the same things that they’ve been doing, only more so! IOW, this begs the question: if our gov’t officials know what actions to take to fix things, then WHY do they refuse to take them? Better yet, why do they keep doing the wrong things, hmmm?

    Some will say that our gov’t officials are just incompetent, that they’re just making mistakes. I doubt it, because, when you make mistakes, sometimes they work in your favor; though you did something right by accident, you still did something right. For example, have you ever taken a wrong turn, and inadvertently discovered a new way to work or other place you frequent? That’s why it’s hard to buy the mistake theory when it comes to gov’t officials and the policies they promulgate & execute. NO ONE is that stupid and incompetent; sooner or later, a reasonable person, no matter how dumb, would figure out that it’s time to do something different.

      • Then why did he cite “9/11 Truthers” as an example of the conspiracy theories he’s talking about in the past? That seems to have a hell of a lot to do with the government to me.

        • WN didn’t cite 9/11 truthers. WN is the author of this blog (omegavirginrevolot). His post is about game, paleo etc.

          I think you’re confusing WN with the guy whom he linked to “delusiondamage” – THAT GUY talks about 9/11 etc

          Omega simply applied his logic to point out that it also applies to gamers, new-age cults etc…

    • Also, mind you mark, the point is this…

      A “documentary” filmmaker looking for fame and fortune? A blogger on the internet? An “unnamed inside source”? You wouldn’t buy a used car from these people, but you’re buying their stories hook line and sinker. Again, I’m not suggesting that they can’t be right. I’m not suggesting they can’t be wrong either. I am suggesting that to believe whatever the official story is and to believe some alternative unofficial story from somebody else are the exact same thing. You’re taking what they’re telling you and swallowing it. If that guy on the internet said they found this and that kind of evidence and covered it up, then it must be true! If the government lies and this guy isn’t the government, then that must mean he’s telling the truth! “Baaaa!”

      Delusion damage is NOT saying that conspiracy theories are wrong by default.

      What he is saying is that believing conspiracy theories are “THE TRUTH” is foolish.

    • MM, you missed a very obvious explanation for this. WOMEN. Governments are run by women. The men supposedly running government are just manginas sucking up to women. Women make up the majority of government employees. Women make up a super majority of non-military and non-law enforcement government employees. Sectors of the economy like education and health care are woman run and act as jobs programs for women producing jobs that have zero productivity and are completely useless.

      The education system is working…for women. It’s not a conspiracy. It’s women.

      • Yes, and I’m sure most feminists, and non-feminists as well, would call you a conspiracy theorist for saying that. It’s a meaningless term anyone can pin on anyone else for any unpopular belief they might hold.

        Jesus.

  2. From the blog-post… This describes gamers PERFECTLY:

    A general tendency among people who subscribe to conspiracy theories is to view themselves as better than the rest of the people who believe the lie – the “sheep”. It probably wouldn’t be far off the mark to venture that at least 96% of the reason these people like their conspiracy stuff so much is that it gives them an excuse to feel superior to everyone else without actually having to accomplish anything or provide anything of practical value to anyone (always a hallmark of a wise and mature person worth listening to…)

  3. “They don’t call me a conspiracy theorist. They call me a lot of other things from bigot to misogynist to a loser but never a conspiracy theorist.”

    OK. Go to some random feminist forum. Start a new topic. Type in “I believe governments are run by women. Do you ladies and manginas consider me a conspiracy theorist for believing this or not?”

    Let me know the results.

  4. (Why can I not leave replies under certain comments?)

    “It’s not a conspiracy theory by the dictionary definition of the term. It’s not a conspiracy theory by how the term is used in colloquial American English. It’s not even a conspiracy theory by your definition.”

    Alright, thanks for answering.

    Let’s imagine for a moment that the Gulf of Tonkin incident didn’t happen in 1963, but instead happened today, with the exact same circumstances. The government and all media outlets reported the official story as the absolute, unquestionable truth. Y’know, like 9/11.

    People who questioned the official story would be considered conspiracy theorists, would they not?

    • I don’t “believe” the official story, but I’m not a conspiracy theorist, why? Because I don’t “believe” the conspiracy theory either.

      The problem is believing unskeptically any story where nobody can know objective truth. Both are theories or stories.

      • I kind of see what you’re saying. But there is no one 9/11 conspiracy theory. I don’t believe in any particular theory either. I only know that the government’s official version is a lie.

        Try going to New York, or actually, any American city. Hold a big sign that says “The government is lying about 9/11”. I absolutely guarantee you will be called a conspiracy theory en masse by the passers-by.

        It’s a dismissive label that can be applied to pretty much anyone by anyone.

        • Try going to New York, or actually, any American city. Hold a big sign that says “The government is lying about 9/11″. I absolutely guarantee you will be called a conspiracy theory en masse by the passers-by.

          That’s because someone who practices appropriate skepticism doesn’t say things like, “The government is lying about 9/11″. Only a conspiracy theorist who is trying to force 9/11 into his agenda of Jew hatred, or Freemason hatred, or super rich hatred, or whatever else hatred says that. Conspiracy theory is not questioning authority or investigation. It’s trying to destroy an enemy through flooding the world with lies.

          You keep saying that I would get called a conspiracy theorist for question feminism, yet that has never happened. Answer this question. Why have I never been called a conspiracy theorist, but instead I have been accused thousands of times of being part of a conspiracy with the Jews, Freemasons, Rockefellers, super rich and/or other groups by conspiracy theorists? Answer that.

          I don’t believe in any particular theory either. I only know that the government’s official version is a lie.

          Then you can’t really know the government lied since you are lacking evidence.

        • There is a difference between withholding belief from the official government version and positively asserting it is a lie. You dont have enough evidence to know the official version is a lie, nor do you have enough evidence to think it is true. Appropriate skepticism in this context is simply suspending judgement and saying boldly – I dont know, there is not enough evidence either way for me to form a conclusive opinion.

          Guys who run around asserting officially that the government version is a lie ARE conspiracy theorists, because they think they know something they cant possibly know.

          If you ran around New York holding a placard saying *We dont know if the governments version is correct or incorrect. There is insufficient evidence*, people might think you are odd and eccentric but NO ONE would call you a *conspiracy theorist*.

          See the difference?

          Conspiracy theorists are the opposite of skeptics, even though they like to dress themselves up as skeptics, much as gamers are the opposite of confident, even though they dress themselves up as confident.

          The conspiracy theorist is WILLING TO BELIEVE things he cannot possibly know (like he believes the government version is WRONG, when ALL he can know is that he cant know it is true) based on insufficient evidence – in short, he is GULLIBLE AND NAIVE, the opposite of a skeptic.

          And he is motivated by a desire to appear *better* than others by virtue of *knowing* something, while the skeptic (perhaps) tries to be better than others by virtue of accepting that he does NOT know something.

      • But there is no one 9/11 conspiracy theory. I don’t believe in any particular theory either. I only know that the government’s official version is a lie.

        Well that IS the conspiracy theory. They may be multiple branches of it, but they are all based on saying “the goverment’s official story is a purposeful lie”.

        I don’t believe that, because I don’t know. And anyone claiming to “know” is a conspiracy theorist, because they can’t know. They can only guess.

        • To put it differently. All the evidence that exists only tells me that “the official story is kinda off, and kinda well unsatisfying”.

          That’s all the evidence says. Going from that to “the goverment lied on purpose and covered up THE TRUTH of it all” or “goverment was behind it” is a huge jump in logic.

          It’s just one of many potential interpretations, including “they’re a bunch of incompetent buffoons”.

    • (Why can I not leave replies under certain comments?)

      Nesting limit.

      Let’s imagine for a moment that the Gulf of Tonkin incident didn’t happen in 1963, but instead happened today, with the exact same circumstances. The government and all media outlets reported the official story as the absolute, unquestionable truth. Y’know, like 9/11.

      People who questioned the official story would be considered conspiracy theorists, would they not?

      No. Conspiracy theorists would only be a subset of people questioning the official story. On one end you would have the conspiracy theorists, claiming that Jews, Freemasons, Rockefellers, super rich and/or Reptilians were behind it. On the other end of the questioning spectrum would be people who think that the story is mostly correct but some details were left out for national security or because a few people on their own were playing cover their ass. By definition a person playing CYA doesn’t need a conspiracy since they would want to keep others from knowing what they did or failed to do. In fact it would be the exact opposite of a conspiracy.

      If the Gulf of Tonkin happened today, conspiracy theorists would be fabricating a story where the Mossad was behind it or something similar. They’re not search for the facts. They would be making up stories about their enemies. As a result even when the truth comes out, the conspiracy theorists would still be wrong. In fact, when the truth came out, the conspiracy theorists would be screaming, “DISINFORMATION”. They wouldn’t accept the facts, but instead continue with their stories.

      Conspiracies happen but they’re more mundane and less damaging than anything a conspiracy theorist talks about. No conspiracy theorist has ever exposed an actual conspiracy because they are not following the evidence like an investigative journalist would. Conspiracy theorists have a fixed story instead.

  5. No, there is very, very strong evidence that the government lied about 9/11 to anyone who actually looks at the facts with a clear mind and isn’t morbidly paranoid about being called a “conspiracy theorist”.

    Look, W&N. I’ve had conflicts with you about other matters in the past. But we’re (mostly) on the same side when it comes to Game/PUAs and feminists. I’m out of here before things get ugly again.

    Ciao.

    • No, there is very, very strong evidence that the government lied about 9/11 to anyone who actually looks at the facts with a clear mind and isn’t morbidly paranoid about being called a “conspiracy theorist”.

      “Because I say so”, which is what you are doing here, isn’t an answer.

  6. Do you believe that lead paint did cause mental retardation in children?

    No? Yes?

    What about the wacky problems with asbestos?

    Why don’t you tell me about the magic super-wonderfulness of Big Food that has got them to carefully check all their new, wonderful food products for safety.

    Really. I know those clowns care nothing who they hurt and are stupid and mean as well. What are the odds that one of their chemical manipulations has very bad consequences? 99.9? Or 100% given our experimental observation of modern Americans?

    So, 99.9% or 100%?

    • The definition of conspiracy theory is believing that someone CONSPIRED to do something.

      Things have side-effects. Nothing is perfect. In some cases it’s human stupidity, in some cases it’s putting profit over health, in some cases it’s overblown, and in some cases nobody knew long-term effects.

      None of those is in itself a pointer to a purposeful “conspiring” against people.

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  8. Why do some Atheists or other non-Christians characterize Christians as being gullible, yet Atheists evidently credulously accept what the government tells them?

    What I am referring to specifically are conspiracy theories. I could be wrong, but it seems that some Atheists like to make fun of conspiracy theorists. Apparently, these particular Atheists believe that the “tin foil hat” people are sheepish- is there not a sense of irony here? Some of those same Atheists apparently believe the government’s claims. For instance, take the 9/11 situation. Evidently, most Atheists believe that the conspiracy theory about 9/11 is silly. This would indicate that they trust the government. How can they square this away? Isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black, when these particular Atheists call Christians gullible?

    What is your opinion?

  9. Just the other day my friend was blabbing about these stupid conspiracy theories like NWO ****. The same day I run into another conspiracy theorist. 2 conspiracy theorists in the same day?? Is the world going crazy or are people just the gullible and stupid?

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