Originally posted on May 1, 2020 on Facebook
According to Merriam-Webster:
To conspire is “to join in a secret agreement to do an unlawful or wrongful act”. Conspiracy is defined as “the act of conspiring together”.
A theory is “a hypothesis assumed for the sake of argument or investigation” or “the analysis of a set of facts in their relation to one another”.
So a conspiracy theory is a hypothesis about or the analysis of facts regarding an unlawful or wrongful secret act.
“Unlawful and wrongful acts” have been committed in secret throughout human history by people from the lowest to the highest ranks of society. Sometimes these secret events are never brought into the light for all to plainly see, or they remain in the fringes of popular thought. Sometimes though, relevant theories or “hypotheses assumed for the sake of argument or investigation” are shown to be correct. At this point, hypotheses about the events discussed can no longer be defined as conspiracy theories but are accurately described and recognized as HISTORICAL FACTS.
How many historical facts that we widely recognize right now would have once fallen under the category of “Conspiracy Theories,” not because the acts were not committed, but because the details surrounding them could not yet be proven?
Is it possible that humans today could mirror the tendencies and behaviors of our ancestors to secretly commit wrongful or unlawful acts? Is there any reason to believe this is not the case? If this is the case, and human nature hasn’t fundamentally changed, should every conspiracy theory we encounter today be dismissed with eye rolls? Why is the term “conspiracy theory” even derogatory? Why does it illicit disgust, instantly rendering one person paralyzingly incapable of considering the evidence gathered by another who suspects something foul could be at hand? If wrongful acts are committed by those with power and influence, would it be any surprise that media outlets and other entities under their influence would not be helpful sources of information leading to public awareness of these crimes? Is it possible those resources could even contain misleading information that supports the agenda of the conspirators with whom they have conflicting interests or by whom they are controlled? If so, what other options are there for a person who wishes to discover the truth?
How many “conspiracy theories” being considered today might hold some truth? How many might be re-defined as historical facts at some point in the future?
What do you think?
Alternative COVID resources offering evidence and perspectives from doctors, scientists and other experts:
J.B Handley Blog – Lockdown Lunacy
The Highwire with Del Bigtree