Was it on here way back where a few planned to invade a major conspiracy forum, make up your own conspiracies and see which ones stuck?
Eden said more or less the same thing three years ago:I don't think you're stupid at all, I just think you're hopelessly addicted to the idea that you're party to all sorts of secrets that are hidden from the common man. The irony is that nearly everyone thinks this way now. The educated person's version of this is reading Noam Chomsky or George Monbiot and watching Adam Curtis documentaries (all of whom have worthwhile things to say about the relationship between power and information). The other end of the spectrum is Aunt Karen on Facebook with her posts about how Big Pharma doesn't want you know that alkaline diets cure cancer and that viruses don't really exist.
You're a particularly extreme example, and you veer wildly from the Monbiot end of the spectrum to the Karen end. But this way if thinking is 'common sense' in 2020.
And if it was widespread in 2017 then it's gone apeshit in the last three years, with Trump normalizing conspiracy theories at the highest possible level, and now a global pandemic on top of that.I think it's a woeful part of popular culture now. In the 70s and 80s it was only cranks and subcultural types that namechecked this stuff. Arguably it had the potential to be amusingly subversive then (I think that's what Robert Anton Wilson was trying to get at with his "Illuminatus" trilogy certainly).
But the reality of this in 2017 is just shit stoner culture, really. And some guy holding up a pizza restaurant with a gun, trying to find abused children.
I think "Joe Average" is an entirely accurate description. It's not at all unusual to meet people who think 9/11 was an inside job or that David Icke has "some interesting ideas" or that things are controlled by a shadowy cabal.
Seriously though, without wishing to stoop as low as going "haha triggered!", I think it's telling that it's the suggestion that your conspiracy obsession might be a bit commonplace and mundane, and not necessarily a mark of being a dangerous maverick free thinker or enlightened astral master of the Aeon, that's really pissed you off here.Shut up you tedious cunt
If you say so, mate. But that falls under the heading of "boring but real" conspiracies, which I've gone to some lengths to acknowledge.Tea's the guy who would be calling you paranoid for claiming our phones were being spied on 10 years ago and then when the Snowden thing went down would be acting like he knew all along
I dunno, I don't keep a diary with entries like "Today I realised the existence of PRISM."Did you believe in it before Snowden?