at 09:50 on March 13th, 2010
What is your point? Are you doubting that man has been to the moon? Are you doubting there is a moon? I wonder about all these conspiracy theroists who doubt Americans went to the moon. Why the doubt? Yes, America went to the moon, but we have not gone back because there really is no value to return at this time. Any natural resources on the moon, though valuable, are not worth the expense in getting at this time in history. Manned space travel is risky and there are very few scientific benifits. Unmanned space exploration is obviously more productive and by far, cheaper and less risky. We'll return to the moon when there are no more natural resource options on Earth or if we get into a situation where we can't afford not to go back.
at 22:28 on March 13th, 2010
The whole point of the conspiracy theories is escapism. You will notice that the vast majority of people who subscribe to these theories are dropouts and failures who are unhappy with their place in life. Rather than making an effort to improve their lives or even recognize that change is needed, it is far easier for them to claim that all successful and happy people are brainwashed zombies. Their theories allow them some esteem that they are not part of 'the system' and by failing to fit into society thay are heroic outlaws.
at 06:56 on May 4th, 2010
Since there are conspiracies, political, criminal or otherwise, at what point do you discern a conspiracy theory from actual events unfolding and stop belittling people who may be scrutinizing things you feel safer not knowing about?
Was Watergate a conspiracy theory before it broke in the Washington Post?
Do you scoff at so called conspiracy theorists for accusing the elite of secret meetings at Bohemian Grove north of San Francisco? Or do you feel more comfortable with descriptions by people like G Domhoff who in one breath tell us no business goes on there, no secret deals- and the next describes how Nixon and Reagan conspired there to avoid confrontation in the primaries of the 1968 Presidential election to preserve the GOP's campaign war chest, while agreeing one would bow out if he appeared unelectable in the final race? Yet because of assurances by Domhoff in his academia landmark work "there are no conspiracies" this subversion of our democratic system, which, if not for Robert Kennedy's assasination, would have altered history enormously, remains unknown to the American people.
This is but one example of soundly ridiculed beliefs of "conspiracy theorists" which have factual evidence to substantiate events but remain fodder for smug blinder wearing people.
I don't share the skepticism about us going to the moon. However I take great suspicion in people who express such sneering contempt for anyone who seeks to look past the superficial or accepted historical line, when there are flags begging them to do so.
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