The Culture of Conspiracy: Are You Being Lied To, After All?

mkultra-7The Gralien Report’s Micah Hanks has written a post about how real conspiracies like MK-ULTRA has changed the media environment and, in turn, transformed the way that we think about our world.

Via Mysterious Universe:

Again, what such famous instances as MK-ULTRA and the JFK assassination point to, at the crux of the matter, is that because of the actual presence of conspiracies in our culture, conspiracy theories seem to have become exponentially more widespread. This phenomenon is further exacerbated by the media’s treatment of controversial news stories, the likes of the Boston Marathon bombing and the Newtown Connecticut school shooting, in which rampant speculation proliferates in the absence of fully disclosed facts pertaining to such cases in the hours and days following such tragedies. What the mind is lacking, it substitutes with speculation, and in doing so, the act of gap-filling often leads to the birth of conspiracies.

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  • BuzzCoastin

    there’s a conspiracy to concoct conspiracy theories
    but facts keep getting in the way
    making them conspiracy facts
    then again covered over
    by a conspiracy to concoct conspiracy theories

  • Juan

    What conspiracy? There are no conspiracies, only conspiracy theorists. And we know they are just a buncha of unpatriotic, alienated, paranoid, neckbeards, who get off on fear porn and on bumming everyone out.

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