The definition of a conspiracy theory according to Wikipedia is as follows: “an explanation of an event or situation that invokes a conspiracy without warrant, generally one involving an illegal or harmful act carried out by government or other powerful actors. Conspiracy theories often produce hypotheses that contradict the prevailing understanding of history or simple facts. The term is a derogatory one. According to the political scientist Michael Barkun, conspiracy theories rely on the view that the universe is governed by design, and embody three principles: nothing happens by accident, nothing is as it seems, and everything is connected. Another common feature is that conspiracy theories evolve to incorporate whatever evidence exists against them, so that they become, as Barkun writes, a closed system that is unfalsifiable, and therefore “a matter of faith rather than proof”.
Merriam-Webster defines conspiracy theory as “a theory that explains an event or set of circumstances as the result of a secret plot by usually powerful conspirators”. Webster’s definition is easier to follow and understand.
There are many conspiracy theories on just about every possible subject you could think of. The topic of Conspiracy theories is something that has always been interesting.
This blog is a response to one of my classmates, who wanted me to expand on my comment.
Background Info: This is to show what was going on at the time, to ensure that everything makes sense. “robinmdaniels
The more you learn, the less you know.
Questioning convention requires time to process information, and we all have very little time; thus the endless cycle
Conspiracy Theories are formed
@robinmdaniels Can you expand? Interesting thought but I wonder what you mean by that in more detail” (Slack-LitMuse).
Chelsea, what I mean is people die before they are ever able to gain all of the knowledge that they pursue. I say this because people are dying everyday, all around us. We don’t realize it because we are caught up in our everyday lives and the hustle and bustle of the working world.
I am a conspiracy theorist. This means, that I actively think about conspiracy theories and how the government is able to pull it off with no one noticing. I have my own theories about what is going on in the outside world as well as inside the government itself.
I believe that the government has plans and already uses them for population control. People die everyday, yes, I understand that. However, I do not believe that “151,600 people die every day” (The ECOLOGY Global Network®). At least, not with out something happening.
The government does not want x amount of people to live at the same time. Do you think there is a cure for cancer? The amount of money that is thrown at the research more than likely suggests yes. However, it is cheaper and better for the government if people die of cancer, instead of it being cured. Think about this: how much is the average cancer treatment? According to Lacie Glover, author of Oncologists Worry About Rising Costs of Cancer Treatment states that: “Newly approved cancer drugs cost an average of $10,000 per month, with some therapies topping $30,000 per month, according to ASCO, which discussed the costs of cancer care at a recent meeting. Just a decade ago, the average cost per month of new drugs was about $4,500. Patients typically pay 20 to 30 percent out of pocket for drugs, so an average year’s worth of new drugs would cost $24,000 to $36,000 in addition to health insurance premiums.” Cancer in itself is a horrendous thing. I have watched both of my grandmothers suffer through different types of cancer. My mother’s mother had to be flown to Seattle twice a week for treatments. For several years, my uncle was helping her pay for the flights and treatments. Despite the fact she had this help, she is still drowning in debt.
The government knows that there is money in sickness. Imagine paying $30,000 a month for three years. That totals 1,080,000. That does not include gas to get to the treatment (or tickets if the treatment is out of state), hospital bills, doctor bills and even pay for a treatment to help with the side effects of the other medication.
I remember reading an article about a cure for a certain cancer in Texas. Unfortunately, the government did not want to lose all of the money that they were receiving for the treatments.
Dr. Mercola wrote two articles about the case. The Great Cancer Hoax: The Brilliant Cure the FDA Tried Their Best to Shut Down… and Case Dismissed! Texas Ends 15-Year Fight Against Cancer Doctor Burzynski, in these articles, Mercola tells us about how the FDA/ government repeatedly tried to shut Dr. Burzynski down. It is easier to kill people and get their money, homes, land, or anything they own rather than to give them the sure and lose money once they are well.
Chelsea, my point is that it seems as though once, people start to figure out what is going on in the government, they disappear or go into hiding. Fear is something that the government uses to keep people from rising up. People are dying at young ages. They are victims of a war that the people never wanted. The government started to keep people in line. Once someone knows too much, it is over for them. That is why we are never able to learn everything we want to. The thirst for knowledge is never ending. However, it is unattainable.
|Birth Rate||Death Rate|
|• 19 births/1,000 population||• 8 deaths/1,000 population|
|• 131.4 million births per year||• 55.3 million people die each year|
|• 360,000 births per day||• 151,600 people die each day|
|• 15,000 births each hour||• 6,316 people die each hour|
|• 250 births each minute||• 105 people die each minute|
|• Four births each second of every day||• Nearly two people die each second|