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5 Conspiracy Theories That Are So Dumb They’re Brilliant

“It would be nice to live in a world where there’s no such thing as random tragedy and where every terrible event could be linked back to a villainous puppet master via a chain of subtle but obvious clues. We don’t, though. Luckily, there is a fiercely insane contingent of people who are convinced that everything is a conspiracy, and reading their hilariously daffy theories about the exhausting web of deceit hiding behind recent events can occasionally make our indiscriminately destructive existence more bearable.”

Cracked — 5 Conspiracy Theories That Are So Dumb They’re Brilliant

Conspiracy Theories, History, and Why Evolution is a Dick

When asked about the veracity of a conspiracy, believers will often point to historic precedents — examples of similar events/plots from the annals of history — as proof that the events they’re proposing are within the realms of possibility.

Take 9/11, for example. As a way of demonstrating their theory — that the government carried out the attacks as justification for war — truthers will refer to Operation Northwoods, a 1962 proposal by the Department of Defense to commit terrorist attacks against citizens with the intention of blaming Cuba and providing a pretext for war. However, note the word ‘plan’; the scheme was personally rejected by John F Kennedy for being totally insane. (more…)