American People Are Not Stupid to Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Musn't Grumble

Mar 3 2024 • 31 mins

We all love to tell stories - to ourselves, to others, about ourselves, about them, about the world, and about life.

It’s how we make sense of our lives, and the world we live in.

Yet, we have a filter in us which alerts us when those stories lose touch with reality.

We are not here to discuss particular ‘conspiracy theories’ but look at why they emerge, and why they are most prevalent in America.

Conspiracy theories are not new, and greater in number, because of the Internet.

They seem to have proliferated, because the Internet allows us to amplify what we may have previously only told our family and friends, and today we live in times of mistrust, when all we have known is proven to be either untrue, or at best, not working in our interests.

Before we go further, we need to clarify that there are two types of conspiracy theories.

Those most often focussed on, propagated by ordinary people, is an attempt to explain and understand what is going on in their country, their life and their world.

Those very rarely focussed on, propagated by the elites, are used to divert attention from reality, enforce a narrative and reinforce their power.

The reason why America is the land of conspiracy theories, is not because the American people are stupid – no more than any of us around the world - but because they are the most propagandized people from birth to death on Earth.

Many of them viscerally know that the narrative presented to them, about their country, and what goes on within it, and by its elite, does not align with their own personal experience and their reality.

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