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New Studies: ‘Conspiracy Theorists’ Sane; Government Dupes Crazy, Hostile

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The telltale erupting pyroclastic flow of the towers being blown up and out from within. Collapse is an insane deduction. – Z
[We've known this all along but it's interesting to see it coming to light in this well researched manner. Very well put here. - Zen]
Recent studies by psychologists and social scientists in the US and UK suggest that contrary to mainstream media stereotypes, those labeled “conspiracy theorists” appear to be saner than those who accept the official versions of contested events.

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The most recent study was published on July 8th by psychologists Michael J. Wood and Karen M. Douglas of the University of Kent (UK). Entitled “What about Building 7? A social psychological study of online discussion of 9/11 conspiracy theories,” the study compared “conspiracist” (pro-conspiracy theory) and “conventionalist” (anti-conspiracy) comments at news websites.

The authors were surprised to discover that it is now more conventional to leave so-called conspiracist comments than conventionalist ones: “Of the 2174 comments collected, 1459 were coded as conspiracist and 715 as conventionalist.” In other words, among people who comment on news articles, those who disbelieve government accounts of such events as 9/11 and the JFK assassination outnumber believers by more than two to one. That means it is the pro-conspiracy commenters who are expressing what is now the conventional wisdom, while the anti-conspiracy commenters are becoming a small, beleaguered minority.

Perhaps because their supposedly mainstream views no longer represent the majority, the anti-conspiracy commenters often displayed anger and hostility: “The research… showed that people who favoured the official account of 9/11 were generally more hostile when trying to persuade their rivals.”

Additionally, it turned out that the anti-conspiracy people were not only hostile, but fanatically attached to their own conspiracy theories as well. According to them, their own theory of 9/11 – a conspiracy theory holding that 19 Arabs, none of whom could fly planes with any proficiency, pulled off the crime of the century under the direction of a guy on dialysis in a cave in Afghanistan – was indisputably true. The so-called conspiracists, on the other hand, did not pretend to have a theory that completely explained the events of 9/11: “For people who think 9/11 was a government conspiracy, the focus is not on promoting a specific rival theory, but in trying to debunk the official account.”

In short, the new study by Wood and Douglas suggests that the negative stereotype of the conspiracy theorist – a hostile fanatic wedded to the truth of his own fringe theory – accurately describes the people who defend the official account of 9/11, not those who dispute it.

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22 COMMENTS

  1. The one thing that i remember the most clearly over the past 40 years of my school days at Brandeis University in 1970′s are my student adviser’s words that when he was growing up that his grand parents and parents used the term “‘goyishe kup,’” meaning that the “Non-Jews are Stupid”
    Later in life I learned that the exact translation of “GOYISHE KUP” means that the “Cattle are STUPID”..
    I remember him recalling what his father told him when he was growing up in Eastern Europe. One of them being that when his father was in high school he and a group of friends would skip school early on Fridays and go over to his friend’s father’s butcher shop. That they would buy at cost any cows , that had not been butchered by the end of the day on Friday before the start of Shabat . They would take the cow home and wash it and then the boys would procede to “beat the udders of the cows so that they would swell up and turn pink” so as to sell them to the “GOYISHE KUP” as milk producing cows.
    The part that I remember him asking me if the East Europeans are so “naive, so gullible and so stupid” to buy an old “non milk producing cows” from a bunch of young Jewish Boys.
    So re-thinking of it now I agree with the Jewish saying that the “GOYISHE KUP” are indeed” Stupid” as they believe that a Bunch of Arab Moslem Kids who were not able to Fly a Cessna Airplane took it upon themselves to FLY a Jumbo 747 and outwitted the US Militaryand Civilian authorities. The “Jewish Lightning Insurance Scam” of the 1960′s is still alive and well has been put to good use by Larry Silverstein in putting 15 million down and comming out with 7 billion dollars for buidings that no one wanted to buy because it would have cost a billion dollars to remove the asbestos from. Then on top of that the people in America actually believe that they actually decide who is elected President or for that that actual VOTE is really counted and makes a difference in deciding who represents them in the White House and congress.

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    Oy Veh, I agree that the American Non-Jews are indeed “GOYISHE KUP” or “STUPID CATTLE”!

  2. Wonderful article that won’t be found on MSN/CNN/FOX so thanks for once again having the Internet out do the liberals. I hope that you can get this article all across the WWW.

    • our collective awakening is the what will tip the scales – we can’t depend on anyone else but we will see more of that happening – we just can’t wait for others but we must do what we each can -

  3. Did it ever matter what they call(ed) you? You were always ‘On the road to find out.’ (Cat Stevens) Once you found out that your (my) parents didn’t want to go near any of it, and eventually people who you could have sworn were commited to truth and love dropped away into money and things, you may have realised that all their words and labels didn’t matter a goddammed ******* and you’re still on it and now people are changing their minds.

  4. “Of the 2174 comments collected, 1459 were coded as conspiracist and 715 as conventionalist.” ……..and how many of the 715 could be coded as shills.

  5. I found the same thing happening on the various forums I go to such as Above Top Secret. There are a small number of verbally abusive official story adherents who descend up on questioners at the merest hint of disbelieving the official story.

    • I’ve identified several at SHTF as well. Many of these sites exist to “release some steam” from the pressure cooker while simultaneously reinforcing old deceptions or creating nee misdirection. So important for us to release our intuition.

  6. “For people who think 9/11 was a government conspiracy, the focus is not on promoting a specific rival theory, but in trying to debunk the official account.” Exactly….we know for sure what isn’t the truth.
    Breaking it down: (Conspiracy Theory)=Conspire- requires only two or more people to qualify
    Theory-electricity for example is a theory, but it works just the same
    Nail ‘em down: ” So you think that 19 bad guys flew those planes into the towers and the pentagon?”
    “Yes” (is the usual answer)
    “Do you think it was preplanned and they were working together?”
    “Yes” (again)
    “So wouldn’t that qualify as a conspiracy, as compared to all 19 just happen to show up at the same place and same time?”
    “Well…Yes”
    “Good…we agree it was a conspiracy, what we’re working on is gathering evidence to explain the theory part of it because we know for sure that the official story of the earth being flat was totally wrong.”

    “Absence of evidence is no evidence of absence.” – Carl Sagan

  7. If conspiracy theories were outlawed, there would be no police detectives…….. a law, outlawing law ……what a trip!!

  8. This was always the case, but it’s nice that more are noticing and it’s been very obvious we are the majority for quite a few years now.

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