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mattsmith48
September 19th, 2017, 10:34 AM
In case you didn't know the world is suppose to end next week because that secret planet that was suppose to hit us five years ago is about to hit us. That sounds ridiculous, but yet every media is wasting time and resources on these conspiracy theories instead of real news. If conspiracy theorists want to make Youtube videos nothing is stopping them, but when the media is taking the story and passing it as news it is not only encouraging those people but also make the population believe that those conspiracy theories are just an alternative point of view. No matter if it's the end of the world, climate change deniers, flat earthers, creationists, 9/11 truthers or aliens, they are all stupid and the media as to stop wasting time on them.

What's your opinion on stupid people, I mean conspiracy theorists?

Also why are people so obsessed with the world ending?

raidyn52
September 19th, 2017, 12:29 PM
I don't watch the news any more because of stupid conspiracy's like those.

PlasmaHam
September 19th, 2017, 12:48 PM
I'm sure what the debate here is, sounds more so like a rant than anything. I really don't care about conspiracy theories. People can rant all they want about Bush doing 9/11 or genetically engineered crops causing AIDS for all I care. The government shouldn't go around censoring people or media that push controversial ideas. People can call them out, but government shouldn't interfere. I like to believe that the average person is smart enough to decipher fact from fiction without mama government doing it for them. I think that is a big difference between the Left and Right. One side believes people, especially minorities, aren't capable of surviving on their own, while the other side believe they can.

ShineintheDark
September 19th, 2017, 01:01 PM
I'm sure what the debate here is, sounds more so like a rant than anything. I really don't care about conspiracy theories. People can rant all they want about Bush doing 9/11 or genetically engineered crops causing AIDS for all I care. The government shouldn't go around censoring people or media that push controversial ideas. People can call them out, but government shouldn't interfere. I like to believe that the average person is smart enough to decipher fact from fiction without mama government doing it for them. I think that is a big difference between the Left and Right. One side believes people, especially minorities, aren't capable of surviving on their own, while the other side believe they can. I thin k your main issue is less Left v Right and more Libertarian v Authoritarian. I am and have been for quite a while a Libertarian Socialist, I do actually believe economic matters and civil liberties can be seperated and so support freedom of the press and the rights of the individual.
Going back to the topic at hand, I think that the problem is less the press saying 'OMG we're about to die!' and more the press wasting their time giving crazies airtime. In most cases, it's not really that the press wanna support these crazy ideas and more that they have a quota to fill in terms of stories and some days there just isn't enough important crap to report on so they give these lunatics a little attention for the laughs.

PlasmaHam
September 19th, 2017, 01:26 PM
You had a good point about the media using conspiracy theoriests being easy filler material. Though I think the biggest reason why is because conspiracy theories are easy ratings, and tbh that is all the the big media establishments care for.

Snowfox
September 19th, 2017, 02:12 PM
In case you didn't know the world is suppose to end next week because that secret planet that was suppose to hit us five years ago is about to hit us. That sounds ridiculous, but yet every media is wasting time and resources on these conspiracy theories instead of real news. If conspiracy theorists want to make Youtube videos nothing is stopping them, but when the media is taking the story and passing it as news it is not only encouraging those people but also make the population believe that those conspiracy theories are just an alternative point of view. No matter if it's the end of the world, climate change deniers, flat earthers, creationists, 9/11 truthers or aliens, they are all stupid and the media as to stop wasting time on them.

What's your opinion on stupid people, I mean conspiracy theorists?

Also why are people so obsessed with the world ending?

I enjoy those theories. I like to spread them because its fun to watch how people react. Best is when I see someone believing into those. Its almost better than wanking

mattsmith48
September 19th, 2017, 06:35 PM
I'm sure what the debate here is, sounds more so like a rant than anything. I really don't care about conspiracy theories. People can rant all they want about Bush doing 9/11 or genetically engineered crops causing AIDS for all I care. The government shouldn't go around censoring people or media that push controversial ideas. People can call them out, but government shouldn't interfere. I like to believe that the average person is smart enough to decipher fact from fiction without mama government doing it for them. I think that is a big difference between the Left and Right. One side believes people, especially minorities, aren't capable of surviving on their own, while the other side believe they can.

I'm not saying they should be censored, people are allowed to be stupid. My problem is with the media encouraging them by talking and reporting about it like its just a different opinion.

I enjoy those theories. I like to spread them because its fun to watch how people react. Best is when I see someone believing into those. Its almost better than wanking

I don't see the fun in purposely lying to people making them believe in bullshit and live in ignorance.

Sword of the morning
September 19th, 2017, 09:03 PM
The news has gotten bad about this lately. In genral these are not the worst conspericys there's out there. I new people that believed that CERN was a portal to hell that would bring about the rapture. The world won't end next week or the week after they say this very year.

Bluegrass
September 19th, 2017, 09:43 PM
Nothing worst then a conspiracy theorist.

Stronk Serb
September 20th, 2017, 04:44 AM
Yeah. Damn conspiracy theories. Blaming everything on the Jews and calling Trump the new Hitler and saying America will become an apartheid state because of him.

Snowfox
September 21st, 2017, 12:52 PM
I'm not saying they should be censored, people are allowed to be stupid. My problem is with the media encouraging them by talking and reporting about it like its just a different opinion.



I don't see the fun in purposely lying to people making them believe in bullshit and live in ignorance.

I see the fun. Its like manipulating people to panic. I sometimes enjoy that deeply.

mattsmith48
September 21st, 2017, 01:03 PM
I see the fun. Its like manipulating people to panic. I sometimes enjoy that deeply.

That's just cruel and mean.

Snowfox
September 21st, 2017, 01:05 PM
That's just cruel and mean.

No its wicked sense of humour