CONSPIRACY THEORISTS

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I am amused by conspiracy theories.  Well, not the theories themselves which are unsubstantiated bollocks but by conspiracy theorists.

My son-in-law-to-be is one.  Nothing passes him by – the moon landings, JFK’s assassination, crop circles and, of course, Covid 19.  At first it was 5G signal masts, now it’s lab-produced in China for the purpose of bankrupting the West.

And I love it.  I like it on so many levels.  I like it that any of these (and  a hundred others) might be true.  The moon landings might have been filmed on Skeggie beach or Prince Phillip cut the brake pipes on Princess Di’s car or that David Icke is the Grand Lizard himself.  But the chances of one being true is, maybe 100-1.  The chances of two being true is 100-1 times 100-1, or 10,000-1. For three, 1,000,000-1.  And so on.  So the chances of all conspiracy theories being true is zillions-1, which in common parlance is usually described as “Nil”.

Another reason I love conspiracy theories is that they are impossible to disprove.  Every conspiracy theorist has the unbreachable back-stop argument of “They would say that, wouldn’t they?” or ”You’ll see” or “All will be revealed”.  You never do and it never is.  But that does not matter; proof is not for Now but in the future.  And the conspiracy theorist is prepared to wait.

Add to this the fact that the internet brings into the reach of all an infinite number of opinions on everything which can be cited by the conspiracy theorist as scholastic evidence that up is down and black is white.  And you can make them up and post them yourself.  No need to wait for the latest one to come along.  You just need a little imagination (well, actually you don’t).  My own contribution is that our 3-dimensional physical world co-habits with another non-physical one consisting of Time, Truth and Blancmange into which it is possible to pass from time to time through portals.  The Bermuda Triangle is the most famous one, of course, but locally we have the Dodworth Roundabout and Mablethorpe.  Time will prove me right.  You’ll see.

But best of all I enjoy the arrogance of the conspiracy theorist.  What they are saying to us is, “You suckers might fall for it but not me.  I have a higher understanding than the rest of you”.  Now I’m normally fairly tolerant of arrogance, provided it is backed up by some achievement of some sort; for example, Gordon Ramsay, who, I gather, can also cook as well as curse.  It just seems ludicrously misplaced when someone knows bugger all.

Generally speaking I work on the maxim that the most likely explanation is the most likely explanation.

Well, that’s my theory anyway.

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Paul Sayer

Sat 26th Sep 2020 09:02

You can always get a replacement...

Oh! hang on, specs, that is not an H. forget I said that.

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John Coopey

Sat 26th Sep 2020 08:52

Kev and Paul, stop it; I’ve got a cracked lip.

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Paul Sayer

Sat 26th Sep 2020 08:17

It IS made of cheese kJ

A little green man told me, or was he grey

I have been following Alex for over twenty five years John.

He taught me everything I know ;)

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kJ Walker

Sat 26th Sep 2020 07:59

I can't believe that there are still people out there who still believe that man landed on the moon.
Those of us in the know (the smarter ones) won't fall for this bullshit, and we'll be proved right in the end.
You'll see... Time will tell.

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John Coopey

Sat 26th Sep 2020 07:43

Excellent programme on the box last night called “The United States of Conspiracy” about the creation and distribution of conspiracy theories, and the role of a media commentator called Alex Jones in it.

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Paul Sayer

Fri 25th Sep 2020 21:34

M.C. I did not think that was possible last time around, now I am certain that is. It is all down to CERN... You do know that I told you this once already don't you?

J.C. "The problem with smart people is that they seem like crazy people to stupid people".

How many views and comments? Crumbs! Those are just the ones that have not been deleted yet 🤣

The long and the short and the tall even?

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John Coopey

Fri 25th Sep 2020 18:45

Indeed I don’t, MC.
Take your pick, Paul. I love ‘em all.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nOMJ8WZMd-8

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Paul Sayer

Fri 25th Sep 2020 18:17

meanwhile, in the real world, this is going on...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mle9Pq2O-g

WTF is really going on here?

any thoughts?

any serious thoughts or comments on this video?


I hope so because this is very real and very disturbing.

and for the history buffs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nFvGWv1uJ8

Now I look to you guys as balanced and sensible if the need arises.

Help me out here.



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M.C. Newberry

Fri 25th Sep 2020 18:09

Well, for everything in this world there's a time
Now I have a theory about time...and why it advances or why only
some get recall of things past that they have no rational reason to know about.
But you wouldn't know what I'm talking about, would you? 😋
I would try to explain but I don't have the time. 😉

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John Coopey

Fri 25th Sep 2020 17:03

Not sure that would be admissible as evidence, Paul. But hey, it makes a good yarn and I’m all in favour of that.
And thanks for the Like Stephen and Moongirl.

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Paul Sayer

Fri 25th Sep 2020 16:56

Now I have to look it up as well JC after reading your comment...

No smoke without fire.

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John Coopey

Fri 25th Sep 2020 16:49

Ah, found it, Tom. It does seem a tad implausible, not least because a Satanic paedophile ring should be drawn from only persons of a liberal (Democrat) disposition.

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John Coopey

Fri 25th Sep 2020 14:17

I'll have to look it up, Tom.

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Tom

Fri 25th Sep 2020 12:00

They're now stitching all the different strands of bollocks together into one big theory called Qanon... it's really quite breath-taking to behold. Be sure to tell your son in law about it, if he's not already indoctrinated himself. 😃

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Paul Sayer

Fri 25th Sep 2020 08:45

LOL

I had a huge reply to this one mate
but discreation got the better part of me.

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John Coopey

Fri 25th Sep 2020 08:14

No reply, Paul. Shit, me too!

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Paul Sayer

Thu 24th Sep 2020 20:39

No Comment... Doh! I just made one.

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