A conspiracy theorist is someone who believes in a conspiracy without any evidence. Usually, something crazy like 9/11 was an inside job or the Illuminati are behind everything on Earth. It’s more complicated than this but this is the main gist of it IMO.
We hear about people being paranoid all the time, but some people say it’s an illness, do you believe this?
No, I don’t. Paranoia is just the state of being anxious or anticipating something that could be harmful. These days everyone is paranoid about one thing or another because there are so many dangers in the world and its media constantly reminds us of it.
Many people become paranoid when they are unable to explain a certain phenomenon or are repeating something they have heard on the news.
What is your opinion about people who believe in conspiracy theories? Do you think it’s a good thing for someone to believe in, despite knowing there’s no evidence?
I think everybody should be entitled to their own beliefs and opinions as long as they are not harming themselves or others. I wouldn’t say believing in conspiracy theories without any evidence is a good thing because that’s just very silly but to each their own.
Do you think people who believe in conspiracy theories are crazy?
I don’t think it’s fair to label people crazy for having beliefs and opinions different than mine. People are entitled to believe what they want.
Do you know any conspiracy theories? Do you believe them or not? Why/Why not?
I do know some conspiracy theories, but no I don’t subscribe to any of them because there is no evidence. The most common one I hear is that the Illuminati are in control of everything and it’s believed they are anti-Christ. This stems from the Bible because people who believe in this theory tend to be Christians, so they don’t actually read or know what the Illuminati is, to begin with.
This has become such a common theme now that people link everything to the Illuminati; Miley Cyrus twerking, Jay Z naming his album ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ and even just a random photo of a triangle in the sky becomes a sign that the Illuminati are watching you.
Do you think it’s silly to believe in conspiracy theories?
Yes, I think it is very silly to believe in something so much without any evidence, but everybody is entitled to their own opinions.
Do you think it’s wrong to believe in conspiracy theories? Why/Why not?
I don’t think it’s wrong per se, but I do think it is silly to believe something without evidence. When people are thinking about these theories they make them out to be true and repeat things like “omg 9/11 was such an inside job” so many times that they begin to think it is true. If you constantly tell yourself something, there’s a chance of believing it and acting on it as if it is fact.
That’s why people like David Icke were called crazy, because he kept telling his readers and fans that the world was ruled by shape-shifting reptilian aliens. Although he’s not saying it anymore because his followers got so upset at him for discrediting themselves by making up stories to gain popularity, people still believe in this theory and that is why I think that although it shouldn’t be wrong to believe something without evidence, sometimes these things can get out of hand and you have to pull the brakes a bit.