If you’re a conspiracy theorist, then you’re batshit crazy, right?
That’s been the received wisdom among authority worshippers for years. Recent studies prove that just the opposite is true. (Leftie screechers and want-war hypocrites please NB )
A research team psychologists and sociologists (and as we all know olgies are science) in the U.S.A and United Kingdom say the data show that contrary to those mainstream media stereotypes, “conspiracy theorists” appear to be more sane than people who unquestioningly accept official versions of controversial and contested events.
The most recent study was published in July 2013 by psychologists Michael J. Wood and Karen M. Douglas of the University of Kent. Titled “‘What about Building 7?’ A Social Psychological Study of Online Discussion of 9/11 Conspiracy Theories,” the study compared “conspiracist,” or pro-conspiracy theory, and “conventionalist,” or anti-conspiracy, comments on news websites.
The researchers were surprised to find that it is now more conventional to leave so-called conspiracist comments than conformist ones.
“Of the 2174 comments collected, 1459 were coded as conspiracist and 715 as conventionalist,” the researchers wrote.
‘The research showed that people who favored the official account of 9/11 were generally more hostile’
So, among people who comment on news articles, those who discount official government accounts of events like the 9/11 attacks and the assassination of John F. Kennedy outnumber believers by more than two-to-one. That means the pro-conspiracy commenters are those who are now expressing what is considered conventional wisdom, while the anti-conspiracy commenters represent a small, beleaguered minority that is often scoffed at and shunned.
Perhaps becoming frustrated that their alleged mainstream viewpoints are no longer considered as such by the majority, those who are anti-conspiracy commenters often showed anger and disgust and resorted to name calling in their comments.
Yeah I know its a repost of an old story but as Cameron and other neo-fascists are once again calling for censorship of the web to suppress non-conformist views, I though I’d remind you what a load of crazy, swivel-eyed loons conformists are.