I’ve understood since I was a child that people conspire. That is the reason why we have the word conspiracy; to describe something that exists. All words describe something that exist, whether it exists as an object (like chair or cat), or as more complicated concept (like love or war), or it exist as a fictional object (like dragon or orc). The Merriam-Webster online dictionary describes conspiracy as follows: “a secret plan made by two or more people to do something that is harmful or illegal”. I’d add that it’s a secret plan to do something immoral, harmful or illegal. This is something that people have been doing since time immemorial. There is nothing ridiculous or crazy about “believing in conspiracies”. It’s crazy not to believe in the human capability to conspire.
When I was a teenager I began to notice how people began to shy away from talking about conspiracies. For some unknown reason it wasn’t socially acceptable. I didn’t really understand why, but I played along to get along. Now 20 years or so later I understand the aversion to conspiracy facts a bit better, but not completely.
One obvious reason why discussing conspiracies is frowned up is that they’re so prevalent in the modern world. The name of the game is for anyone with any power to conspire against you to manipulate you, from governments and corporations to the media and various other organizations. Governments conspire against each other to come on top and against their citizens so the politicians can remain in power. Corporations manipulate people with advertisements. 20 years ago when Windows 95 was released the ad-campaign was so effective in America that some old ladies went to buy the software even though they had no idea what it was. Main stream media’s main purpose is to manipulate people’s opinions and perceptions.
It is in the interest of these groups that you do not spend too much time thinking how they are manipulating you, therefore the whole notion of conspiracies is presented as something ridiculous.
However, I think the main reason why modern people find the concept of conspiracies so abhorrent is that we’ve been taught to view the world from the short attention span of a goldfish. When I was 19, most people around me didn’t want to make plans for the future. At best, they worried that they had enough money to get drunk the next weekend, and possibly get laid. Nowadays there is no need to think things in long-term. You can get food in the supermarket, in some countries they’re open even at midnight. Both primitive hunter-gatherers and medieval farmers had to have some idea how they would survive the next season. Even modern politicians are elected for a relatively brief time, 4-6 years. They’re expected to base their input this period of time, or if they want to get re-elected they should focus on sucking-up to the constituency toward the end of their term. In the medieval world the king usually was the until the end of his life.
Another example of short-term thinking is that everyone is expected to only care about money or pleasure. Why would people device complex conspiracies to manipulate from the shadows, since they can get instant gratification easily without doing so? Well, not everyone only cares about these superficial things. Religion is one reason for long-term goals. The construction of the church, Sagrada Familia, in Spain started 1882, and it’s still unfinished. They’re attempting to finish it by 2026. Christian missionaries who went in to Asia or Africa probably didn’t expect to convert everyone in their lifetimes. People who believe in their religious ideology are willing to work for a goal whose end result their will not live to see. The same goes for political ideologies or patriotic people willing to die for their country.
It should not then be such an outlandish notion that some agendas pushed by conspirators are expected to take decades, possibly even centuries. The New World Order agenda has been around for decades as can be seen from the numerous video clips on the internet with politicians like George Bush senior, Henry Kissinger and Tony Blair describing it. The Coudenhove-Kalergi plan for the “Eurasian-Negroid race” has been around for nearly a hundred years.
The idea of trying to dominate the world by the way of conspiracy is also regarded as something silly and belonging in science fiction. However, just look at the British empire in the 19th century on whom the sun never set, or Alexander the Great in the ancient world. They clearly were trying to dominate the world. Look at modern United States doing much of the same (under the leadership of Israel and who knows else). Take a look at multinational corporations like McDonalds and Starbucks. Their agenda is to dominate the markets in as many countries as possible. World domination is nothing new or ridiculous. It is not merely consigned to the world of cartoons like Pinky and the Brain. People have attempted it for millennia, and they will be attempting in the future. Why then is it “crazy” to suggest that the people behind the New World Order agenda have been conspiring in order to further their goals? Although perhaps the New World Order should not be called a conspiracy, since it is an agenda many political figures have talked about openly. The conspiracy part is the suppression of open discussion on it in the media.
Any rational person who looks at the world, and has a basic grasp of language, i.e. knows that conspiring does not necessarily entail “men in smoky boardrooms” but working toward a secret plan, cannot escape the fact that there are various conspiracies in our world that affect us. Anyone who honestly looks at 9/11 cannot dismiss the obvious conclusion that the US government was at least partially involved in the terrorist attacks. Anyone looking at modern feminism cannot escape the fact that it has very little to do with actual women’s rights. Most “environmentally friendly” campaigns have very little do with protecting nature from human malfeasance.
When you begin to notice these conspiracies that are happening against your best interest, you have two choices: face the truth and start digging deeper, or feign ignorance. At this point the individual intuitively understands he will no longer view the world the same day he once did, i.e. he will commit a certain type of mental suicide in the process as many of his beliefs are shaken. Many people are not willing to go that far. This is why they choose to shut it out and pretend everything is fine. The foreboding sense of fear you experience when you realize you have an unknown enemy is another thing some people prefer to shut out.
In recent years more and more people are getting more aware of the ever-present manipulation and lies, yet many of them still view the concept of conspiracies crazy and on the fringe. I don’t quite get the reason for this. Perhaps they have the mental image of a “crazy conspiracy theorist” and don’t want to become like him, so they are willing to entertain conspiratorial ideas as long as it’s just a few “ideologues” lying in their self-interest, or the conspirators are just dumb and don’t understand what they’re doing.
The other side of the newcomers into this world of weirdness from the main stream are people who only believe in certain types of conspiracies, such as Jewish conspiracies. If you talk to them about the underhanded stuff done by Jews, they’re all ears, but talk about non-Jewish conspiracies and they dismiss you as a wacko. No doubt there are Jewish conspiracies, but there are many types of conspiracies in the world, and I don’t think Jews have the monopoly on the act of conspiring.
I would say that even Joe Average believes that the contemporary world is full of lies, dishonesty and immoral behaviour. That is precisely the kind of environment that breeds conspiracies. Why can’t they just put and two and two together?
Sagrada Familia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagrada_Fam%C3%ADlia
New World Order Quote Compilation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVYBDIkgxKo
The Coudenhove-Kalergi plan: http://golden-dawn-international-newsroom.blogspot.fi/2013/01/the-coudenhove-kalergi-plan-genocide-of.html