We are all conspiracy theorists

In each of our minds, we draw a demarcation line between beliefs that are reasonable and those that are nonsense. Where do you draw your line?

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  • Conspiracy theories exist on a spectrum, from plausible and mainstream to fringe and unpopular.
  • It's very rare to find someone who only believes in one conspiracy theory. They generally believe in every conspiracy theory that's less extreme than their favorite one.
  • To some extent, we are all conspiracy theorists.
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Liberty or death? The coronavirus attacks the soul of America

Some Americans are fearful of government control and awash in conspiracy theories.

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  • Many around the U.S. are protesting lockdown measures imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
  • The choice between freedom and death was famously posed by Patrick Henry's speech in 1775.
  • "Give me liberty or give me death" was the motto that launched the American Revolution that still resonates today.
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UFO sightings: Why Mount Shasta is the new Roswell

A volcano in California is a hot spot for conspiracy theorists.

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  • Unusual UFO-shaped formations were observed in the skies over Mount Shasta.
  • These were actually lenticular clouds that often look like lenses or flying saucers.
  • This volcano peak in California has long been the subject of conspiracy theories.
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U.S. Air Force warns UFO enthusiasts against storming Area 51

Jokesters and serious Area 51 raiders would be met with military force.

  • Facebook joke event to "raid Area 51" has already gained 1,000,000 "going" attendees.
  • The U.S. Air Force has issued an official warning to potential "raiders."
  • If anyone actually tries to storm an American military base, the use of deadly force is authorized.
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5 secret societies purported to be Illuminati fronts

Elite organizations tend to get conspiracy theorists going.

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  • More than a few powerful men throughout world history have been part of the Freemasons and elite Skull and Bones society.
  • Organizations such as the Bilderberg Group and Trilateral Commission foster international cooperation, but stir discontent with the conspiratorial-minded populace.
  • Famous leaders and executives have routinely engaged with these groups, fueling only more intrigue over the years.
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