3 Conspiracy Theories That Need To Die
1) Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy
This theory was made famous by Hillary Clinton in 1998 when she referenced it in defense of her husband’s indictment. The theory assumes that all right wing organizations work in harmony.
For anyone who has worked in the right wing movement, the idea that organizations have a centralized power system is ridiculous. People who have experience will tell you that these organizations are completely independent and often feud. While there is a movement, it is composed of unique groups who all have different goals.
If you do have liberal friends spending long hours reading books and detailed articles, be happy! It will be time squandered. And if they do believe the right wing is reallythat organized, they may feel overwhelmed and give up their fight.
2) The Illuminati
The theory claims that there is supposedly a secret organization that no one knows about. But everyone and their dog has heard this theory. The alleged goal of the Illuminati is world domination.
In truth, the Illuminati were a Bavarian political group that advocated the overthrow of European monarchies. They were formed in 1776 and disbanded in 1785. They only ever had six members. Believers in the theory will cite the $1 bill and just about every tragedy. Their entire argument is based on pseudo-science and illogical argumentation.
If you ever find yourself arguing a conspiracy theorist, expect one simple claim, “that is what they want you to believe.”
3) Barack Obama wasn’t born in the U.S.
This theory states that our 44th President wasn’t born in the United States. Rather, he was born in Kenya, Nigeria, or any other commonly known African country.
I dislike our President and his policies. But he was born in the United States. His birth announcement was provided by the Department of Health. He has publicly released his birth certificate and related documents. In fact, the only thing that hasn’t been publicly released is an actual birth video, which is probably better for everyone.
Hopefully this shines a light on three of the most common political conspiracy theories. If the person espousing these theories is on your side, gently nudge them in the right direction if possible. If the person claiming these theories is against you, tell them you need more research.
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