Posted by SteveX
In a word….cobblers. Being one of the un dead (NDE) and having seen an alien I am forced to be open minded. I’m not so open minded that my brain fell out. With the in-tard-net being what it is I would guestimate 95% of the stuff that interests us is total and utter bollocks.
I’m sure there are some truths out there but with all the rubbish it’s just so hard to find. One is left to think about the people that put this stuff out there. There are truelly-deluded people, in a real clinical sense, out there. Then we have the gullible, the unintelligent, the uneducated, the ill informed, the mischievous, and the moneymakers all compounding the rubbish on the net. Just one spark of truth has little chance of staying clean of disinfo. So I’m skeptical of a lot of things but that doesn’t mean I’ll through every part of a concept out just because some or most of it is crap.
As a for instance…. The illuminati. There maybe aspects of stateism that could be misconstrued. I have no doubt there are elitist groups with an agenda all under the banner of capitalism. However, I find it hard, through practical reasons, to believe one group is calling all the shots. I am tempted go as far as to say there is NO group called the illuminati. I think it’s the equivalent to an urban myth, probably inspired by a fiction righter way back when. This, hypothetically, may have been expanded upon by a clinically DELUDED person, that puts enough information out there for the GULLIBLE to expand upon. The ILL INFORMED, in turn, passes it on like it’s a fact. I’m open to be proved wrong. There could well be a grain and I emphasis a grain, of truth in it. Just look at al the different stories or different faction that are supposed to be the make up of the illuminati. Which theory is near the grain of truth? I’m skeptical but I’ll keep an open mind.
What’s the likelihood of 17 brand new top-secret underground bases being built per year? Yes, 17 bases could be being built but the practicality of them being kept secret is zero. So how do we know the number but not the locations? Is somebody deluded, gullible, ill informed or is there a $ in the story. Again, one is to seek the grain of truth. One is left skeptical but open-minded.
Of the mountains of crap it’s that one-grain of truth that’s important. Getting to it is a different matter and causes many an ego to be kicked in the nads. Sometimes I don’t have the academic acumen to follow a certain theory but that doesn’t mean I should act like a gullible idiot and believe it. It means I gosta swat up on the subject if I want to follow it to a conclusion. You have to ask the questions.
Many theories fall at the first hurdle anyway. Take planet X nibiru and 2012.