Constantly Wrong: The Case Against Conspiracy Theories

Constantly Wrong: The Case Against Conspiracy Theories

2020, Conspiracy  -   25 Comments
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When asked about the existence of UFOs, Fox Mulder once said, "I Want To Believe". And when it comes to conspiracy theories, many people feel the same way. Conspiracy theories have been around forever. Some of the most common ones of the modern age include aliens from outer space - that they exist and control the planet, the assassination of JFK by some secret cabal of evil, and, more recently, that COVID is not real.

"Constantly Wrong: The Case Against Conspiracy Theories" is a humorous yet insightful film that takes a very deep dive into the realm of conspiracy theories and why people believe them, despite how outlandish and fantastic they are, when they are not the truth - but only far fetched theories, unrealistic, and should not be believed.

Many people confuse the definitions of "conspiracy" and "conspiracy theory" - they are commonly interchanged online, though they have very different meanings. A "conspiracy" is a crime or criminal plot enacted by a group of people. On the other hand, a "conspiracy theory" claims that hidden groups are committing secret crimes or schemes, and this claim is made by amateurs who are not part of that said group. The fun begins when conspiracy theorists explain their claims.

The "secret crimes" that they claim to be real are often fantastical and epic in scope, making reality seem more exciting than it is. When asked to explain their theories, they use abstract or blanket statements without details. In other words, it's fiction.

One example was the assassination of American president John F. Kennedy in 1963. Many believe a shadow organization set up a convoluted and labyrinthine plot in motion, plotting his death for nefarious reasons. In reality, however, there is so much evidence, including 3D modeling and reconstruction of the trajectory of the bullet, that points to Lee Harvey Oswald being the actual so-called lone gunman.

Believers don't realize that not one person or group can account for all the possible scenarios and outcomes when planning a conspiracy of epic proportions. Too many things can happen and go wrong when setting up a supposed evil plan, and it would be akin to setting up the next 50 billion chess moves in your head.

An infinite number of variables would make a grand master plan behind whatever conspiracy theory statistically impossible to happen. And we are not even talking about the plans they needed to lay out to ensure that there will be someone keeping the secret going in 20-30-40-50 years and so on.

People will continue to be susceptible to conspiracy theories because they need to feel safe and secure about their beliefs - including those they know are wrong. They seek clarity and certainty about events they can't control and will hold on to false beliefs, strengthened by living in an echo chamber, despite the facts, science, and a little thing called reality.

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Lynn
Lynn
7 months ago

I laugh at people who will create a bs story like this which is basically an actual
"conspiracy theory" that was created just to make a mockery about the MANY Theories that has been proven to be absolutely True.
So get over it, killary

Jmike1776
Jmike1776
9 months ago

A conspiracy is when news media along with government officials conspire to accuse a president of Russia collusion, say in Trumps case.

A conspiracy theory is that michelle obama is a guy.

richard
richard
10 months ago
  1. David Icke never said he was the son of god.
  2. Have they isolated covid..

Stopped watching then, as he clearly is a top-notch journalist.. NOT!!!

SOLOS
SOLOS
1 year ago

Bent from the start and basically a pretzel by the end... and that's just the intro description. I certainly won't waste my time.

Ivan Itchyanus
Ivan Itchyanus
1 year ago

This bored me in less than ten minutes.

Freedom
Freedom
1 year ago

Wow, another CIA funded ProJet Mockingbird movie, or it's made by a useful idiot. Either way this dude proclaiming things isn't a documentary, it's a poorly done interview.

Antropos
Antropos
1 year ago

After rating this with 1 star my vote is registered and rating score lowered, but after refreshing the page it's back to it's previous numbers without my vote. So all the scores of ratings are false and void.

Mic
Mic
1 year ago

I agree that there are many conspiratorial nuts out there. The problem is there has been an agenda to push conspiracies out into the social media sphere with false conspiracies to throw shade onto conspiracies. This documentary is probably talking about people who put no effort into what they believe and are probably young. You can't forget that the algorithims play a big role in pushing conspiracies as well as under cover agents which Qanon was the perfect false conspiracy group created intentionally to miss lead people.

This was all a reaction to 9/11 truth, the mother of all conspiracies. The strongest fact loaded conspiracy of all time which shares the thrown with the Oklahoma bombing. All the evidence that was dug up on both pretty much proved us right regardless of official institutions and their lack of investigation. So yeah there are some fake conspiracies out there, but they are there to act as a buffer or a curtain to hide the real ones. A revolution of the mind formed after 9/11 which changed our outlook of the world. The globalist's understand this and they have to be one step ahead of us. You must understand that we have masters. Until we truly find ourselves we will always be susceptible to mental manipulation.

Falsus in ununm
Falsus in ununm
1 year ago

Galileo was not jailed for life, he was not jailed at all.

Not Me
Not Me
1 year ago

da joos did 9/11

Andy
Andy
1 year ago

This documentary was made by people that agree with Sam Harris when he said "Hunter Biden could have literally had the corpses of children in his basement. I would not have cared". Even when the evil becomes abundantly clear and they can't say it's kooky anymore, they don't care.

Tas
Tas
1 year ago

Gotta love the "Nobody is in charge " remark towards the end .
I was reading an UN report recently on drug money that said that the profits from drug trafficking are in the hundreds of billions every year. More than that, it said that the money is invested in blue chip shares, politics, from lobbying politicians to corruption of entire political systems.
The question for me now is do I take serious that UN report and other just like it or this guy who knows it all and who states, as a fact, that Nobody is in charge ?

StillExempt
StillExempt
1 year ago

Garbage, bet the guys fully jabbed and his chin is covered in monkey pox.

Razzle Bathbone
Razzle Bathbone
1 year ago

Why have my comments been censored?

Razzle Bathbone
Razzle Bathbone
1 year ago

This is a SECOND attempt to post this comment.
By just reading the synopsis presented here, it is obvious that this "presentation" is nothing more than the usual attempt at the "debunking" of all things "conspiratorial" by "certainist know-it-alls". (Is this film from the Skeptical Inquirer cult?) The very definition and explanation offered ("A "conspiracy" is a crime or criminal plot enacted by a group of people. On the other hand, a "conspiracy theory" claims that hidden groups are committing secret crimes or schemes") is a bumbling attempt at disingenuous intellectual wanking. There is NO DIFFERENCE between the definitions of the two terms, although it is claimed that there is!! To dismiss the strong EVIDENCE and FACTS presented by serious investigators concerning the JFK assassination and the UFO phenomena, out of hand, is not only very telling of an agenda but is also flat out LYING and extremely poor investigating (if ANY was attempted at all)!! Example: The US Navy has openly admitted the existence of unidentified flying machines that defy ALL physics known on this planet and admits that they have been investigating such for many decades (not the only government to be doing so, either)!!!! There have been RECENT congressional briefings by government agencies as to the validity of the EXISTENCE these UFOs!!! I suggest that this film is a waste of time (based on the synopsis given; their best-foot-forward to entice viewers) and is nothing more than the same old shallow insincere debunking clap trap that is always trotted out to tell people that there is"nothing to see here, move along move along" whenever we start questioning the weak official explanations for events that deserve serious investigation and answers. By the way, yes it is a matter of demonstrable historic public record that crimes, criminal plots and secret schemes have been concocted and enacted by clandestine groups of people through out history! Denying that IS THE PUREST OF BUNK!

Razzle Bathbone
Razzle Bathbone
1 year ago

I wrote a comment. Where is my comment? Why is it censored? The irony is blatant. I will attempt to re-post it.

Razzle Bathbone
Razzle Bathbone
1 year ago

By just reading the synopsis presented here, it is obvious that this "presentation" is nothing more than the usual attempt at the "debunking" of all things "conspiratorial" by "certainist know-it-alls". (Is this film from the Skeptical Inquirer cult?) The very definition and explanation offered ("A "conspiracy" is a crime or criminal plot enacted by a group of people. On the other hand, a "conspiracy theory" claims that hidden groups are committing secret crimes or schemes") is a bumbling attempt at disingenuous intellectual wanking. There is NO DIFFERENCE between the definitions of the two terms, although it is claimed that there is!! To dismiss the strong EVIDENCE and FACTS presented by serious investigators concerning the JFK assassination and the UFO phenomena, out of hand, is not only very telling of an agenda but is also flat out LYING and extremely poor investigating (if ANY was attempted at all)!! Example: The US Navy has openly admitted the existence of unidentified flying machines that defy ALL physics known on this planet and admits that they have been investigating such for many decades (not the only government to be doing so, either)!!!! There have been RECENT congressional briefings by government agencies as to the validity of the EXISTENCE these UFOs!!! I suggest that this film is a waste of time (based on the synopsis given; their best-foot-forward to entice viewers) and is nothing more than the same old shallow insincere debunking clap trap that is always trotted out to tell people that there is"nothing to see here, move along move along" whenever we start questioning the weak official explanations for events that deserve serious investigation and answers. By the way, yes it is a matter of demonstrable historic public record that crimes, criminal plots and secret schemes have been concocted and enacted by clandestine groups of people through out history! Denying that IS THE PUREST OF BUNK!

Claudius Pereira
Claudius Pereira
1 year ago

The legacy media including social media and "entertainment " among others ,are the REAL purveyors of Conspiracies and Fake information.
They hold ABNORMAL power in todays society.