Take the "we never landed on the moon" theory. Or the "New World Order" story. What about "Vince Foster"? Or any number of other so-called "conspiracy" theories.
The purpose of this post is not to discuss any particular "conspiracy" to any degree of detail. What I want to know is WHERE all of these ideas come from in the first place. There are so many people that are adamant about their belief in these stories. I also want to know why so many people DON'T believe in any of these "theories". The "believers" think that everyone is "out to get them" and the "non-believers" think that we live in a Utopia, care-free state. I'm sure that the truth is somewhere in between. And it's that "where" that I am interested in.
Call me "whacked", but I don't believe that ANY conspiracy theory exists in a vaccuum. They came from SOMEWHERE factual. The problem is usually a lack of complete information, which feeds the rumour mill.
Then I am also equally fascinated with people that are equally adamant that there are NO conspiracy theories, and all of these "believers" are being paranoid, anti-social social schzitsophreniacs (sp????). And at the same time, the non-believers are labelled as being "blissful", "in denial", "don't want the truth" and so on.
So what are your thoughts?