Why do some people believe everything is a conspiracy?

It help us understand a world we do not live in.

Now sure how I ended up there, but there I was reading a question post at Yahoo Answers.

I’ve heard some really stupid **** over the years and one of the worst things I have ever heard is conspiracy theories. One of the worst ones I’ve heard is the 9/11 “inside job” conspiracy. It seems like some people will believe any amount of **** they are told by anyone. No conspiracy makes ANY sense. The US would never destroy its own buildings and murder its own people because there wouldn’t be any reason what so ever. There is NO hidden agenda.. Why do people believe in any of this? There is never any factual evidence that would ever allow them to say “it all adds up” or “exactly!”. So why do these idiots believe this? I’m sorry if I came off as a bigot. I have this problem where I have a hard time dealing with stupidity…..

Have you ever heard the expression, you can’t fix stupid?

I’m thinking that might apply to you. Look my friend, you might have a high IQ but if you don’t get that 9/11 was an inside job then you’re being obtuse which is a special kind of stupid… it’s the kind of stupid that only smart people get to be…

Wise up. You don’t know what you don’t know… but you damn well ought to know by now that the government lies.

First, all your question is weak.

As the old saying goes, “Never say Never.” And why not? because a intelligent person knows there is an exception to every rule. Before we make a statement we can’t supported, we’d do well to remember two things, A) we don’t know so much, and B) the universe has a sense of humor. In other words, just when we think we know all the answers, they go can change the questions.

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Obi Wan Knievel answered
People believe in that stuff for two reasons. 1) It’s fun. 2) Most of them don’t understand how stuff works in the real world, so they make this stuff up.

What’s that? This was chosen as the best answer?

Reading the entire page was painful, but I forced myself to do it anyway.  Based on the server time-stamp I could see the question asked by Toxin and replied to by Obi Wan Knievel were now seven months ago. Scrolling down the page I could see there were three replies, each one making his or her logical and reasonable contribution to their collective group think.

We get it.

Sad that some people don’t get.

“Why are some people so obtuse?” I asked my self in reply. The world conspire means “to breath together,” so the only question is if this conspiracy constitutes a criminal act. Was it a criminal conspiracy when Russia and Cuba plotted to place missils 90 miles of the coast of Florida?

You can’t blame people who believe that stuff, because most of them are very young. Did you know everything that’s involved in running a household (never mind a major government) when you were a teenager? Of course not, and you weren’t expected to. Heck I’m in my 40’s, and I still don’t know how to run a government! To kids, facebook and youtube and MTV aren’t the most important things in the world, they ARE the world. So to them, this illuminati crap makes perfect sense.

Think of it… when you were four and afraid of the monster under your bed, did it help when all those adults assured you it wasn’t real? No! That monster made perfect sense to you, because you were four years old. Same thing with teens and conspiracy theories. The only true idiots are the adults who believe in that crap, because they can be expected to know better.
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Shredder answered 7 months ago
there’s a certain satisfaction people get out of believing they are the special few who are “in the know”, unlike the rest of us, the “sheeple”. It’s an ego thing ultimately.

That’s not to say governments shouldn’t be questioned though, as the government has been proven to have told major lies before (some of which have been excuses to enter wars) but these people are obsessed to the point that they’ll see things that aren’t there. I’m glad these people exist though, because even if they’re wrong most of the time, they make it harder for the people at the top to tell lies.
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Shae answered 7 months ago
I imagine that they’re just bored. Or they have something naturally in them that wants to rebel against government. Or maybe they’re just paranoid. You’d be surprised with what a paranoid person could believe.

I read the question again. “Why do some people believe everything is a conspiracy?”

Look, smart guy, everything is a conspiracy.

Was it a criminal conspiracy when Russia and Cuba plotted to place missiles 90 miles of the coast of Florida?

The Manhattan project was a massive secret, but was it a criminal conspiracy? Those scientist who helped create a nuclear bomb were working for a government that wanted to end the war. This was a massive secret program, but was it criminal? That is an open question and the answer depends on which false authority you happen to be in submission.

On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure.

You see, its all becomes a relative question based on your particular point of view. Who you are, or of whom you’re asking the question, or who you imagine yourself to be. Certainly back in 1945 no citizen of the United State America thought building a nuclear bomb was a criminal enterprise.

Of course, that’s because they didn’t know about it.

It was only after the fact–after the crime, that American’s learned “we got the bomb.”

Yeah, we got the bomb and we used it. Perhaps it was a criminal conspiracy against humanity, but at the time no one could see that. The nuclear option to end the war with Japan was sold as necessary to save American lives. It was on this basis we justified the taking of so many human lives.

It was only three days after Hiroshima, and a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb. This time the target was Nagasaki, After American killed another 40,000 people with a bright flash of light, Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s unconditional surrender in a radio address on August 15, citing the devastating power of “a new and most cruel bomb.”

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