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So I am an avid conspiritress, I often enjoy a good conspiracy theory, and I’m grateful to see people question narratives and think for themselves, however odd or confused they may appear on the surface. On a grand scale however, I am also keenly aware that the ability, the freedom, the innocence required to chase after conspiracy theories lives somewhere among the sheltered, naive, and protected. The privileged.

People who are busy just trying to survive don’t have time to try to see what’s going on behind the scenes. What’s going on right in front of them is usually more then they can handle.

Does a child being sex trafficked spend hours on Twitter trying to expose the truth about how the world is being run by elite pedophiles? They do not, because they are there, already living it.

You don’t have to tell the victims of the Tuskeegee Syphalis experiment that government and public health officials can be very self serving, unethical, devoid of compassion, and downright genocidal. Heck, germ warfare itself goes back at least as far as smallpox blankets and opium wars.

You do not have to tell a war torn, impoverished, 3rd world country that has been “blessed” with assorted “peace keeping missions,” that the world is ruled by powerful political interests who have formed a new world order, a one world system, in which you are nothing more then collateral damage.

So you see, in order for any of these things to now be perceived as a “conspiracy theory,” you really have to have some major privilege and live in a very protected bubble where the reality of recent history does not even penetrate. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, that’s just some prime real estate. Privilege.

Also that’s pretty much been the conservative mindset for the past few decades. My life is good, must be something wrong with you. Maybe you just need to get more education and work harder……

Sometimes I get really irritated with people. Conspiracy theories kind of went mainstream when they all started coming true. Now we are being flooded by all this “breaking news,” at least on social media and in the political realm. Hey, did you know that the CIA is not always a benevolent entity that exists inclusively to serve the American people? Why no, no, I had no idea! How will I ever incorporate this new found “wisdom” into the fabric of my universe??

I mean seriously, what alternate reality have people been living in? The top secret alphabet people have always served at the pleasure of their elite overlords and the many incidences of corruption are well documented. Cross referenced. There have been congressional investigations. Books have been written! This is so not, “breaking news.”

To add insult to injury, many people are still naive enough to think if someone just reveals “the truth,” people will be so horrified they’ll do something to try to change it. The thing is, it’s not that people don’t “know” the truth, it’s that they truly don’t care until it impacts them or their tribe, personally. I’m not sure what grates on my nerves more, the sudden feigned concern about what’s going on in the world or the past 50 years of complete indifference??

I often have to remind myself that indeed, there are people so privileged, so complacent and comfortable, so completely disinterested in the suffering of those around them, that they have never paid any attention to what was really going on. As far as they are concerned, truth, justice, and the American way began to start to disintegrate just a few short years ago. I’m not just lamenting the blind foolishness of many who call themselves conservatives. The other half seem to think now that Trump is out of office, all is right with our world and we’re busy benevolently making everyone’s life better.

Well, that 50 years of complete indifference towards the suffering of those around us, the lives of our neighbors, is why we now find ourselves in our current situation, reaping everything we have sown. Our values, our ethics, our morals, the law, simply can’t vary depending on whether or not your team is benefiting from them or being persecuted by them. We need common ground to stand on, ground that does not move around depending on which way the wind blows.