Where to draw the line?
Jesus, where to begin with this–and by “this,” I mean conspiracy. Here’s the major problem with conspiracies: in general, people hear the word and they switch off, whether it’s Elvis being alive and well and working in a fish and chip shop down my road, UFOs, 9/11, or UFOs being responsible for 9/11, etc. The general public will hear the word “conspiracy” and throw it all in the same retarded melting pot, which in itself is a conspiracy. I think conspiracies to the general public are like a mysterious, never-ending Subway sandwich that they have to consume. They’re not sure what’s in it or which end to start from, and they’ve already eaten. In other words, they just don’t have the stomach for it. With work, family, and life in general, there’s not a whole lot of time to look into who really shot JFK in Dallas–not when Dallas is on and you can see who really shot JR. I’m not like most people (family and friends tell me this all the time) in that I’ve never worked a 9 to 5 job. I make my living from MMA (cage fighting to the uninitiated), and, while listening to someone who makes their living from giving and receiving blows to the head might not sound like the best of ideas, it does give one advantage–time. My work is short and intense and physical, so there’s only so much hard training you can do. So when I’m not trying to figure out ways to physically disable a person, one of the ways I like to spend my time is looking at and into conspiracy theories. And one of the things I find is that the water is constantly being muddied with stupid shit, like that this is all the work of “them”–the shadowy puppeteers that pull the strings of world government from their shiny ivory towers. One thing I’ve never understood is that the problems of the world that “they” supposedly have created fall back on their own doorsteps. And who’s to say that those people aren’t stupid, that they are in fact the enlightened ones, and I’m just part of a mass herd of sheeple that are being lead to the salughter. Arggggghhh my head hurts, and I don’t think it’s because of the radio waves being sent from NWO headquarters to my fragile mind. Hence the title of this blog–where to draw the line?
This is a very personal thing, so here are a few bullet points I use:
* Keep an open mind: No, that doesn’t mean you leave the door to your brain way open and invite any crazy theory in to take up residents.
* Don’t get married to a theory: This I see not just in conspiracy but in life. Let me give you an example. I train and fight MMA (mixed martial arts). The best martial arts to learn are boxing and Thai for stand up, wrestling for keeping someone down (or keeping the fight standing), and Jujitsu for times when the fight hits the ground (arm lock, choke holds, etc.). Now, this is the best mixture of MMA at this time, and it works, so that’s what I learn. But if something new and better were to come along (can’t see this happening any time soon), I would learnthat I’m not married to any single martial arts discipline or group of disciplines. And I think it’s good if you apply this when looking at something so layered and complicated as theories.
* It’s ok not to know the answer to everything: It’s natural to try and explain things. It’s what makes us human and keeps us evolving. But it’s also ok to say “I don’t know” or “I’m not sure.” Let me give you an example. I believe World Trade Center 7 was brought down by a controlled demolition. I believe this because I saw it with my own eyes. It fell at a free fall speed into its own footprint, and I don’t believe this was caused by a few office fires from being so close to the twin towers. When I say this, some people say, “Oh right, did they wire it up to blow before or after?” And I simply answer, “I don’t know.” They’ll say, “Well, isn’t that convenient?” And I always respond, “No, it’s quite the opposite actually. It’s really inconvenient.” Pretending you know the answer to a question only a few know the answer to doesn’t help at all. Which leads me to my next point:
* 2+2=4487: I know for a fact that false flag attacks happen. All you need to do is look back in history where it’s been admitted to, eg. the Gulf of Tonkin. I know for a fact that the United States government planned to attack certain cities of its own country and make it look like Cuba did it. There are declassified documents proving this. These are only a few examples. There is much more real information if you care to look. What does this mean? Well, it tells me that there are evil, evil people in the government that will do practically anything for power. What it doesn’t mean is that there is a world government controlled by a race of alien reptilian beings who live off the blood and negative emotions of human.
* You don’t have to be either a sheep or a nutjob: Joe Rogan says it best: people love teams, whether it’s Apple vs. Google or meat eater vs. vegetarians. We’re all guilty of it to a certain extent. I think it’s because it’s much easier and simpler once someone has been labeled. And when it comes to conspiracies, you’re either a sheep or sheeple (sheep and people), or you’re a nutjob. Simply put, I’m not either of these–I believe some aspects of conspiracy theories while I wholeheartedly disagree with others. I guess that makes me a nutty sheep.
* On people in the conspiracy world:
Alex Jones: Mr. Jones makes some good points and some interesting topics and some good free films, which are great to get people talking, discussing things. Whether you agree or disagree, it’s good to bounce things off of others. But even though I say all these good things, you should take them with a pinch of salt. Why? Because that’s his business. I’m not saying that I think he doesn’t believe in what he says–just that it pays for him to believe it because he’s in that business. I would like for him to say just once, “Actually, there’s probably nothing to this” or “Wow, we got that one wrong, folks.”
David Icke: I first heard of David Icke when a fellow conspiracy theorist described his theories as “a great, great bowl of punch filled with all these different ingredients and exact measurements, and then, just before you’re about to have a glass, he takes a great big shit right in the punch bowl, and no one goes near it.” He was talking about Icke’s theory that the queen and various high poweered officials are actually really reptiles that came to this planet thousands of years ago. He was accusing him of being a disinformation agent and throwing the lizard thing into his theories to muddy the waters with all the good and on-point theories he brings up. It’s easy to see why he was accused of this, and this is what makes him so interesting to me. I believe that he believes in what he’s saying. I think Icke gets a lot of things right, butI also think he’s the ultimate case of 1+1=3849.
So there you have it. I’ve not shed any light on anything really. No groundbreaking, earth-shattering conclusion. Just common sense and an open mind. Anyway, I’m going to go now. I’ve got just enough time to watch the Kardashians before The X Factor comes on.