From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2013 12:06:07 -0400 Archived: Sun, 22 Sep 2013 12:06:07 -0400 Subject: The Conspiracy Of Conspiracy Theorizing Source: 21st Century Spirituality Blog http://tinyurl.com/mt6gx2d September 18, 2013 The Conspiracy Of Conspiracy Theorizing by Derek Beres Home Blogs 21st Century Spirituality The Conspiracy of Conspiracy Theorizing I learned about last week's fire in Seaside Park through a conspiracy theory. It read simply: 'And I'm sure this was an accident.' Given Jersey's long history of questionable accidents-just that week I had witnessed Nucky Thompson unemotionally torch his childhood home-the sentiment wasn't shocking. Then I reflected on the sizable percentage of my Facebook feed that is fueled by such theories. There is no dearth of questioned occurrences, from Obama's=85well, everything Obama does to the many identities of Aaron Alexis, the never-ending barrage of climate change 'hoaxes' and Area 51's dirty and finally (almost) revealed secrets. The world is fueled by secrets, or, at the very least, social media is. Sander van der Linden's article, 'Why People Believe in Conspiracy Theories,' offers some disturbing statistics: 37% of Americans believe global warming is the product of Al Gore's imagination - ok, a hoax; 21% that the US government really is in cahoots with Alf and friends; 28% that the Illuminati is running the show. [More at site... Thanks to Diana Cammack for the lead] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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