Conspiracy Theories Destroy Efforts to Combat the Status Quo

(TFC— Conspiracy theories are perhaps the most destructive force inside the movement to create real change around the world. The prevalence of the theories scurrying around has created an environment in which those who would be willing to take a stand feel it’s a waste of time because the Illuminati, Jews, lizard people, Masons, Vatican, or whoever is already in control of everything. It’s hopeless to continue the fight.

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Conspiracies happen. For years, I’ve pointed out real examples of government conspiracies and encouraged people to research them. The problem arises when a person, who needs to find order in the chaos seeks to connect every evil act or corrupt action to some overriding thematic element. This inevitably leads them to the conclusion that just a few people control the entire world. What is a single person to do when confronted with opposition like that? They give up.

In the case of the Vegas shooting, conspiracy theories swamped social media before the bodies were even cold. Of course, some don’t even believe there were bodies. It always happens after a tragic event. Whether it be hurricanes and HAARP or shootings and MK-Ultra; somehow it’s the work of “them”. It’s their will, and their will is infallible.

Does that sound familiar at all? Hasn’t it always been the case? If a volcano erupted and destroyed a village in ancient Rome, it was the will of Vulcan. If a flood devastated an area, it was God’s will. Throughout history, major tragedies were simply stated to be the will of gods. These conspiracy theories suggesting some overriding conspiracy to control the world have elevated “them” to the rank of deities. They’re gods or devils, depending on your view of the incident.

How does one muster the courage to fight back against the devil himself? Why would you even try? You can’t shoot the devil in the back. He knows. What happens if you miss?

Many see the global elite as part of an organization with tentacles stretching through every entity in the world. Rather than this imagery, I would suggest seeing it as a spider web with dozens of spiders crawling on it. The rich and powerful aren’t arms of a giant organism. They’re individual actors using connections to move on their prey. There’s no singular entity controlling the world. There are a bunch of power-hungry sociopaths vying for control.

Sometimes, bad things happen and they know nothing about it. Sometimes, they orchestrate bad things. In every scenario, they’re just people. Flesh and blood. Mortal. Corruptable. Fallible. There’s no great mystery behind it. There’s no devil controlling the fate of the world and pulling the strings of the elite. There are a bunch of people acting in their own self-interest and sometimes they cooperate. Do they fall in line if someone more powerful than themselves asks for their help? Probably, to obtain favors later.

However, they are just people. They can be defeated. We can build a world where we don’t have to blame starving children, pollution, murder, genocide, and every other evil on the wills of gods and masters featured in every conspiracy theory. They aren’t better than you. They just have more money and more connections. You can beat them, but you have to get off YouTube and get in the fight.

Op-ed by Justin King / Republished by permission / The Fifth Column / Report a typo

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  • D Moon

    Some people are so sheltered though, so comfortable that their roots are deeply planted in the addiction that is what’s socially normal. (Work, video games,etc.)
    Sometimes I feel no one will want to do anything unless it involves them directly, and by then it may be too late.
    We kind of need a swift kick in the ass.


  • Michael Hunter

    While I concur with the author that people need to not be discouraged and to engage and take action to help resolve the issues the world faces, it is also important to acknowledge that there ARE conspiracies afoot in the world – not just theories but genuine criminal conspiracies on a massive scale. The Project for a New American Century is a perfect example – it is now fairly obvious to interested observers that this “focus group” subsequently went on to form the core of the US government under George W Bush and that they were – at very least! – responsible for compiling a tissue of lies regarding the real events of the 911 atrocity – and more likely were directly involved in it’s execution. That they subsequently went on to cynically manipulate resultant events to effect “regime change” in Iraq and Lybia as a direct consequence of 911 is undeniable – as is the fact that they were and continue to be directly assisted in this by powerful mass media corporations such as BBC, ABC, NBC, Newscorp. That this is a conspiracy is no mere theory – it is ESTABLISHED FACT. However – we should be encouraged by the developments in Syria for example – where strenuous efforts have been made in a direct continuation of the above PNAC conspiracy to remove the incumbent government – apparently with little or no regard to the wishes of the people of Syria who have shown little collective will to replace their admittedly flawed secular state with an extremist wahabist theocracy (otherwise known as the “moderate rebels” ref BBC, Ch4, ABC, Fox, CNN etc). This is encouraging because it demonstrates that these people are NOT omiscient and NOT omnipotent – much as they would desire that to be the case – and that they FEAR public opinion turning against them – so yes people need to NOT give up. But DON’T keep off YouTube – keep learning and researching and digging up the truth because the more it is uncovered the weaker the perpetrators of genuine conspiracies become and the more likely it is they will eventually be brought to justice.