The notion that big governments would go out of their way to stage a large hoax isn’t limited to the lunatic fringe when it comes to conspiracy theories. Many individuals believe in one or more conspiracy theories.
According to a recent poll, 28% of Americans think that an occult elite power is aiming to rule the world. That’s almost 84 million individuals. It would take more than two million pounds of tinfoil just to prevent the Illuminati from reading their thoughts.
While it’s amusing to make jokes about strange obsessions, the belief in strange conspiracies is more a reflection of people’s distrust in their own government or authority. And the most popular conspiracy theories about the United States illustrate people’s lack of faith in their government.
Between a long-running coronavirus epidemic and an especially intense U.S. presidential election, 2020 conspiracy theorists had plenty of fuel to work with this year. According to people who study misinformation, it will only last until 2021. According to experts, several of these ideas will continue to be popular well into the new year.
On the same day that Laura Ingraham mocked David Hogg for not being “too upset” about having to move from California to Florida, even though his family had already done so, Mediaite published a piece claiming that Fox News host Laura Ingraham “owes an apology.”
According to the authors, partisan media organizations, social media algorithms, and politicians will continue to exacerbate conspiracy beliefs to exacerbate divisions.
The U.S. Helped Hitler Escape Germany
The United States emerged from World War II as a starkly different country. The war effectively vanquished the Great Depression and substantially expanded the federal government, which no American had ever seen happen before. Suddenly, after being little more than a middling power for most of history, the United States became a global superpower.
The United States became a global superpower by establishing and staffing these institutions domestically. Internationally recognized bodies such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, and United Nations were formed and based within the country. These bodies’ founding meetings, such as Bretton Woods, provide precisely the fuel conspiracy theorists need to get their ideas going.
Americans were ready to believe the Soviet lies that it wasn’t Hitler’s body that was found outside a Berlin bunker, but rather a body double, almost as soon as the war ended. The claim made by Marshal Georgy Zhukov was repeated in American publications, and Americans were eager to accept it.
It’s no surprise that, after the war, there were secret post-war plans for how to deal with Hitler. If you consider the historical record, many of these rumors are still just that: rumors. However, if you take into account all of this evidence—including Operation Phoenix and Paperclip.
Fluoride in Water is a Communist Plot
The controversy over compelled COVID-19 injections should serve as a message to the public that they do not trust the government when it comes to taking medicine. Anyone who’s tried to convey the benefits of a flu shot to their parents knows how contentious this argument is.
Water fluoridation is a controversial topic that has been debated for decades, but it all began in the post-World War II era when researchers began experimenting with adding fluoride to water supplies.
In the 1964 film “Dr. Strangelove,” Gen. Jack D. Ripper says that fluoridation is damaging “our precious bodily fluids” and leaving the United States susceptible to a communist takeover because it destroys “our precious bodily fluids.”
Ripper was repeating one of many prevalent ideas about fluoridation at the time. Another idea is that fluoride makes Americans apathetic, which doesn’t make much sense when you consider everything political in the previous 20 years.
The CIA Assassinated John F. Kennedy
The assassination of John F. Kennedy and its aftermath had all the trappings of a Hollywood-baked conspiracy drama, and millions of Americans watched it play out on television.
But there was a third awful occurrence in Dallas on 24 November 1963: Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald while he was being transferred from the jail to a hospital. Even though no one was held accountable for firing the bullet that killed John F. Kennedy, another terrible event occurred in Dallas on 24 November 1963: local strip-club owner.
Due to Oswald’s prior defection to the Soviet Union, the CIA, Cuba, and the KGB have all been implicated in John F. Kennedy’s assassination. After allegations of a Russian body double for him raised doubts about his death, the government was forced to exhume Oswald’s remains to, verify his identity.
Ruby was known for his ties to organized crime and prostitution in Dallas, while the Kennedy administration was targeting New York’s Mafia families. However, even Ruby would be unable to determine whether he was assassinating Oswald for the KGB or the Mob since he died of a pulmonary embolism in jail.
A KGB spy named Vasili Mitrokhin who defected to the West transported an archive of top-secret KGB papers with him. They proved that the KGB had peddled the conspiracy that the CIA was behind it, using forgeries created following Kennedy’s assassination.
The moon landing was faked
The moon landing, perhaps the most well-known conspiracy theory in America, other than the Kennedy assassination, is that it was staged on a Hollywood soundstage and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It was supposed to take place on a set built on a studio backlot and directed by Stanley Kubrick.
The landings were staged by NASA to receive more money, according to the conspiracy theorists. For fear of being outdone by the Soviet Union’s space program, the government went along with it as a diversion from the Vietnam War and to fulfill JFK’s pledge that Americans would set foot on the moon within ten years.
All of these arguments have been disproven in some manner via high-resolution photographs of moon landing sites, congressional hearings, and Soviet archival releases.
It’s anybody’s guess why the myth endures, but one physicist created a mathematical model that claims it would take a conspiracy of 411,000 people to keep a simulated moon landing secret and that it would have been exposed in less than four years anyhow.
It’s probably not helping that NASA accidentally deleted all of the Apollo 11 mission’s original tapes. And don’t even bring it up to Buzz Aldrin, because he punched someone who tried it before.
‘Chemtrails’ are used to control the population
When jet planes reach cruising altitude, the temperature, exhaust particles, and water vapor in the air can combine to form condensation trails in straight lines behind the engines. These are known as “contrails.” They generally dissipate after forming in minutes to hours, depending on the humidity.
The Chemtrail conspiracy theory holds that these trails aren’t water vapor at all, but top-secret chemicals deployed by the federal government on the general population to some unknown end. Weather modification, as well as other elements such as mind control drugs, and population control are all said to be possible.
The Strange Military Spraying Phenomenon is the name given to a campaign by members of the U.S. Air Force to spray civilians in neighboring states with unknown chemicals in violation of international law, according to reports from both inside and outside the service.
The United States had already experimented with wartime weather modification during the Vietnam War with Operation Popeye, which resulted in the creation of the Environmental Modification Convention in 1977. The Air Force research was purely hypothetical. Following government inquiries by the FAA, EPA, NASA and NOAA, no such things as “chemtrails” were discovered.
Birds Aren’t Real
The notion that all birds have been systematically exterminated and replaced with exact-replica drones holds the title for Most Absurd Conspiracy. According to The Birds Aren’t Real movement, it was founded in 1976.
It combines many other conspiracy theories into a large, integrated picture of government surveillance, “Birds Aren’t Real,” which is similar to many other great conspiracy theories.
In a covert operation dubbed “Water the Country,” the CIA used poisonous gases (chemtrails) to kill off all living birds in the country. Drones designed at Area 51 and launched from there were utilized to observe people and record their actions.
The scientists believe that John F. Kennedy was killed because he refused to implement the bird watching plan. Engineers who developed the birds were taken prisoner by the Viet Cong in Vietnam.
In recent years, “Bird Brigades” have appeared in six cities to create a movement dedicated to educating Americans about their avian overlords.
Government conspiracy theories are fascinating to explore. Some of them, like the moon landing hoax theory, have been debunked with evidence and logic, but others still persist despite being implausible or downright ridiculous.
As a result of a series of unfortunate events, the United States has been plunged into a conspiracy theorist’s wonderland. For those who have seen “Water World” or nearly anything on NBC in the last decade, our country is not as safe as it used to be. If, you were to believe certain people out there,
It is important for all people who are interested in these topics to know what they’re talking about so that they can avoid getting duped by some misinformation on the internet.