Do you doubt what the government tells you? Are you distrustful of stories told to you by the media? Do you believe the average American will never know the complete and accurate version of the story when a major event occurs and hits headlines? Do you think the government has been scheming and preparing for something big that we can’t even imagine yet?
If you said yes to any of the above, many people may be quick to dismiss you as a wacky conspiracy theorist who hides out in a basement and dwells on absurd crackpot ideas all days. If you said yes to any of the above, I might call you a skeptic, a truth seeker, a thinker, and someone who has enough sense to know that the government usually has a hidden agenda that they will never admit.
I will probably be looked at as a paranoid conspiracy theorist when I tell you all the things I doubt. For starters, I’m not totally convinced that U.S. astronauts landed on the moon. I think the government may have played a part in the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. I think the government had knowledge of the 9/11 attacks before they occurred and that they intentionally did nothing to prevent them from happening. I don’t think Adam Lanza had anything to do with the Sandy Hook school shooting. When it comes to gun control, I don’t think public safety is the driving force or main concern. I’m very skeptical when I hear any news story about a “quiet loner” shooting people in a public setting for no apparent reason. It also makes me skeptical when I hear that drills took place on the very same day that “terrorist” attacks occurred, which brings me to the latest event. I’m part of the 20% of Americans who believe the Boston Marathon bombing was a false flag operation.
Yeah, you now might be thinking “Oh, so she’s one of those kind of people.” Earlier I told my boyfriend I was blogging about false flags and conspiracy theories, and he said, “You’re going to write about that? I can’t wait to read the comments. People are going to try to make you out to sound crazy and like you don’t know what you’re talking about.” Yes, that might be the case (because it’s what usually happens). I once mentioned to someone that the surface of the moon is not simply that off-white color you see when you look up in the sky or at photographs. The moon’s surface has more colors than most people realize, and my boyfriend is the one who informed me of this since he loves learning about space. Well, when I tried to share this bit of info with someone, my opinion was shot down as a conspiracy and I was made to look like a fool. It’s amazing how some people so steadfastly cling to their ignorance and will not even consider another’s opinion, especially when that other opinion is possibly the truth. I recently mentioned to a classmate my skepticism about why the video of the Boston bombers planting the bombs will not be shown, and she basically said, “I guess some things are just top secret like that.” Right. I just shrug my shoulders in most of these cases and either shut my mouth or walk away. Some people are too ill-informed and brainwashed to even argue with.
I don’t expect everyone to believe what I believe, but I ask that every one of you reading this to search for the truth. Many of you probably already do this, but I know that many people blindly accept what is presented to them by the media. They can’t ever imagine that the government could be up to no good. If a reporter said it on national tv or someone caught the event on video, it must be true, right? Just because someone says it on the news does not make it a fact, and just because there is video footage of an event does not mean that it was not staged. I’ve learned not to be so gullible. I think the first time I became suspicious of the US govt. was after the 9/11 attacks. Now anytime I hear about an attack or a mass shooting, I can’t help but wonder if the government played a role in it. Too suspicious? I don’t know, maybe. I just want to hear different versions of a story before drawing a conclusion. Sounds reasonable, right? Well how come so many people fail to do that?
I remember a former professor’s advice to the class. He told us we should never trust the official story given to us and that we have the responsibility to seek multiple sources of information before we can understand the truth. He shared how in his childhood, the history books always presented a fairly pleasant story of the Native Americans and the Europeans. It wasn’t until later in life that he learned how the Europeans deceitfully and wrongfully stole the Native Americans’ land and that this was a story that had always been kept out of his history books. I suppose from that day forward, he knew not to trust the official story until he had done his own investigation for more facts. He learned that some people try to control our minds by preventing us from knowing what really happened.
Whether you now think of me as a conspiracy theorist or a seeker of truth, I hope you’ll search more for the truth and not be so quick to dismiss someone’s opinion that goes against the mainstream as a harebrained idea. Skepticism and differing theories should not always be equated with people who wear a tinfoil hat. I like this quote from Benjamin Franklin – “If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.”
Excellent videos for the skeptics and truth seekers: