Conspiracy theory

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A conspiracy theory is a belief, held by a significant segment of society, that is wildly at odds with accepted wisdom, evidence, and logic. For the bulk of society not to accept such a belief requires that society must be engaged in some kind of conspiracy to cover up the truth; hence the term "conspiracy theory". Conspiracy theories often involve a plot by multiple individuals to cause a major event having political consequences, as in the belief by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other liberals that Russia somehow interfered with the presidential election in the United States in 2016, leading to Donald Trump's victory.

Liberals often ridicule conspiracy theories, except when they resort to them to excuse their own failure as when Hillary lost an election that she was heavily favored to win by the mainstream media. Indeed, many of the most extreme theories are pushed hard by liberals.[1] Some of the most notable are:

There are many conspiracy theories in current or recent history, some much more widespread and important than others. In the following list, the more famous ones are listed first.

Conspiracy theories proven true

Common elements of conspiracy theories

The target blamed for everything may change, but most destructive conspiracy theories believe the same things:

  • The world is divided into 'us' and 'them'. We are "good," and they are "evil."
  • Our opponents are evil and subversive... possibly not even human.
  • "They" are responsible for our troubles – We are blameless and without fault.
  • Time is running out, and we must act immediately to avoid disaster.[10]

Conspiracy theories provide an important element of certainty in a world that seems random and perverse. Believing that a small, evil group controls everything is actually more reassuring to some minds than believing things just happen by random circumstance. Often it can be entertaining, and many documentaries and TV specials have been produced about conspiracy theories.

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