My Answer to All the Conspiracy Theorists Who Pop up During Every Crisis
Let’s use this theory as an example:
“This crisis is fake and a setup by [insert scary sounding groups]”
I do not believe this theory in the slightest. Here’s why:
Are the ambulances on my street fake, the ones that pick up my neighbors in silence so people don’t panic, take them to warehouses converted into hospitals and then to overflowing crematoriums?
How many ambulances per day would I need to film with older people being carted off to make sure i’m not imagining things? Or is the invisible and unknowable conspiracy so strong that they are controlling the very nerves that go through my eye holes and into my brain? Are the doctors and $1500/month nurses all in on the conspiracy? What about the bio researchers who have eyes and a voice?
Scientists are peer reviewing studies across continents and are in agreement. But wait, something on tv doesn’t make sense, so that means it’s a giant set up?
What about the families who are losing parents and grandparents? Are they in on the conspiracy? What about the BMI member (an education group I run) who lost his father? Is he hiding something?
The reason I don’t participate in these conspiracy theories is that if you attempt to disprove them, you are contributing to their credibility. It’s incredibly easy to factually disprove a conspiracy theory since they have very little basis in reality. This effort would need to distract someone intelligent and intelligent people are in charge of solutions to the crisis and shouldn’t have to deal with loony conspiracies at the same time.
Furthermore, the burden of proof is on the providers of these theories, and believe me when I say this, I want an equal amount of proof to any theory as I have gotten to what I see is happening. The proof needs to pass every single level before couch theorists should be listened to. Every hoop the current proof had to jump through to be called proof, any new theory proof has to jump through as well.
Finally, I would recommend looking at the data, not the interpretation of the data by media employees or youtube whackos who don’t even know how to draw a cumulative growth chart.
Now let’s get back to business and not this nonsense.
- Aleksander Vitkin