Why Do People Believe in Conspiracies?

Why do people believe in conspiracies?

Understanding and explaining tragedies and/or death can be very difficult for many people.  Sometimes people have an easier time believing that there is some unknown force out to get them or society in general.  There are also people who are willing to take advantage of others in their time of grief.   The world has always had diabolical people who try to take advantage of every tragedy and unexplained phenomenon so they can make a dollar or push an agenda.

The Truth

Unfortunately, there is a more sinister reason why people believe in conspiracy theories: sometimes they are true.  Governments lie to their citizens on a frequently frightening basis.  Numerous examples can be found throughout the world.  Americans are not exempt from government lies and manipulations.  The Tuskegee syphilis experiment is one of the most despicable examples of the United States government lying and doing harm to its citizens.  MK Ultra is another example of the government harming U.S. citizens.

The Milgram Experiment showed that individuals are willing to inflict pain on others when a respected authority figure instructs them to do it.  Since people are willing to obey authority figures (governments), people need their governments to be honest and trustworthy.   Sadly, honesty is missing from many governments.  In America, dishonest leaders have used fabricated instances such as The Gulf of Tonkin Incident or lies like the Nayirah Testimony to justify wars.

Conspiracy theories may not always be true.  More than likely they are hardly ever true.   Even though most conspiracies may not be true, a wise person will not dismiss them off hand.  Today, people have more means to study and research conspiracies than ever before and our past tells us that we should.  With that in mind, 1776patriots.com is adding Conspiracy News to its site.  In the end, conspiracies may or may not be true, but the truth is out there.

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