Skip to comments.Believing conspiracy theories might make you a criminal: study
Posted on 02/27/2019 6:32:51 AM PST by MNDude
Go figure: If youre a birther or a 9/11 denier, chances are you arent much fun to be around. Sure, weve been saying this about our wack-job uncle for years but now its backed up by science.
With contemporary conspiracy theories targeting everything from myths surrounding the Mueller report to the chilling secret behind Disneys Frozen, this cultural phenomenon is certainly ripe for clinical exploration.
As such, the new study measured participants belief in general notions of conspiracy as well as how much they agreed with specific theories (There was an ofﬁcial campaign by MI6 to assassinate Princess Diana). Those inclined to believe the theories were more accepting of everyday crime, such as demanding a refund for no appropriate reason.
In addition, exposure to conspiracy theories was found to make people more apt to engage in low-level criminal activity. Researchers found that this tendency was directly linked to an individuals feeling of a lack of social cohesion or shared values, known as anomie.
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Those inclined to believe the theories were more accepting of everyday crime, such as demanding a refund for no appropriate reason.
Demanding a refund is not a crime.
They became boring then tedious and finally scary over time. They were just nuts after awhile if you couldn't be converted.
>> If youre a Russia-stole-the-2016-election-NeverTrumper, chances are you arent much fun to be around
Start a JFK thread,,,
and watch The sparks!
I don’t really agree with the “findings” about conspiracy theorist having criminal tendencies, but they do tend to be annoying as hell. Worst of the bunch are the 9/11 “truthers.” They get downright angry when you don’t agree with their nonsense.
>Researchers found that this tendency was directly linked to an individuals feeling of a lack of social cohesion or shared values, known as anomie.
The Left has no shared values with American society (God, country, family, liberty, property rights...) and has sought social(ist) upheaval and revolution for over half a century.
This would apply to Democrats regarding their Russian collusion conspiracy theory and their acceptance of criminal behavior regarding illegal aliens.
On the other hand, if you're a DemocRat or a member of the Leftist Media, you're already a criminal, so, no worries.
As I’m still waiting for the full truth about the FBI’s involvement in the 1993 WTC attack, I don’t blame the 9/11 truthers one bit.
If the bomber had placed the bomb where the FBI told him to, it would have been worse than 9/11 (no time to evacuate, so 100k dead).
I believe I have a right to know the full story as I would have been one of the dead. Here I am, now 26 years later and I’m still not clear on how this event came to pass.
So yeah, a whole lot of skepticism of official explanations is not out of order in the slightest.
At no point in history has any government ever wanted its people to be defenseless for any good reason ~ nully's son
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...
“birther” Is that a reference to people who say that Obama’s phony-ass, paste-up birth certificate that he posted on the White House website is suspicious? Count me in!
Questioning Jussie a month ago was considered a conspiracy.
“Certainly, the conspiracy theories around the validity of Smolletts attack only exemplifies the argument for more boundaries by celebrities and public figures.”
hmmm....bad news for Schiff, Muller, Comey, Brennan, Clapper, et al.
It appears that this entire article was created solely to peddle the phrase “myths surrounding the Mueller report”
The pass gave him access to the buildings' sprinkler systems.
I bet he "fixed" them real good...
Treason is not too strong a word.
Their message is “do not believe unapproved MSM message”
And yet the news reports daily that the Russians hacked the DNC servers to help Trump with no direct evidence.
I DO blame the 9/11 truthers. They claim the whole attack was an “inside job,” yet videos of hijacked aircraft impacting the WTC were clear as the day it happened.
But hey.. conspiracies are fun.. everyone gets to play “detective.”
I don’t recall seeing any aircraft hitting Building 7.
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