There was a time not too long ago when conspiracy theories were either embraced by people or ridiculed. They either awakened people or made them chuckle depending on their disposition towards conspiracies. Today, they’re being considered dangerous by many tech companies, the government, and a growing number of citizens.
It’s as if the CIA’s perspective from the 1960s is still in play today.
History has shown us two things. First, many if not most conspiracy theories, at least the ones that get the most attention, are either bunk or cannot be proven. Paul McCartney didn’t die in 1966. The earth isn’t flat. We really did land on the moon. But for every debunked theory, there are Gulf of Tonkin stories that turn out to be true. Lest we forget, it was insane to think the NSA was spying on us before Edward Snowden demonstrated they were.
Thanks to the internet, we now have the power and freedom to explore whatever conspiracy theories strike out fancy. Except, we don’t. Not anymore.
Today, there’s a concerted effort to not only debunk conspiracy theories through omission but to “protect” people from even being able to explore them. Google has taken the lead in making sure we can’t use their search engine or YouTube to learn more about conspiracy theories because, well, we’re all too stupid to think for ourselves. We are sheep who are too easily misled, so the technocracy has decided what we can and cannot easily find through their channels.
It’s their right. If they want to censor every anti-vaxxer, they have that power. If they want to prevent anyone from digging deeper into building 7 or whatever the 9/11 conspiracy of the day is, so be it. We are consumers of a product they’re offering to us, and while it is obviously disconcerting to those of us who understand not all conspiracy theories are crazy, there’s very little we can do about it.
This is why I follow people like Truthstream Media. Some of their posts are good. Others are downright incredible. They seem to have a handle on both the prevalence of truth in many conspiracies but also the reality that we’re being “protected” by the very channels and organizations we’ve grown so accustomed to using.
You won’t find this article or the video above very easily on Google or YouTube. That’s by design.
Is society to fragile and are individuals so stupid that we need the technocracy to be the arbiters of truth? Since that seems to be what they think, it’s time to find platforms that let us do the thinking for ourselves.
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