Whose getting in on all the conspiracy theories and sinister plots with power-wielding mongrel characters out to destroy the other? Here’s a few floating around..
- Covid was developed in a laboratory by a foreign government as a bio weapon.
- The illuminati planned this all along in their evil agenda
- Microwaves from 5G dishes caused the virus.
- It’s the result of 1080 drops
- The New Zealand government is Aerial spraying covid over the population.
- Prime minister Jacinda Adern is involved in a sinister plot on behalf of the Freemasons.
- China planned this in a hostile takeover the world’s economy
- Vaccinations caused covid
- A feminist cult of witches created a virus to kill old white men.
(Taken from Joe Trinders facebook page)
That last one though – my fav.
You might laugh off these conspiracy theories as paranoid delusions, BUT, we really don’t know what ACTUAL definite truth is. It’s quite possible that anyone of these theories could be true. How can we really know what is true?
Basically, conspiracy theories are said to exist and thrive in societies when a large gap exists between the governing and the governed classes – often they are accounts of the world where power is thought to be abused. So, conspiracy theories often come from a need to gain control over a world from which a person feels particularly alienated and can get out of control when the gain global coherence.
“Conspiracy theories connect the dots of random events into meaningful patterns (patternicity), and then infuse those patterns with intentional agency (agenticity). Add to this the confirmation bias (the tendency to look for and find confirmatory evidence for what we already believe) and the hindsight bias (after the fact explanation for what you already know happened), and we have the foundation for conspiratorial cognition.” Conspiracy theories
And lets remember that high percentages of Indigenous populations experience this abuse of power everyday. Our context and experience contributes to what we are more likely to believe. I mean if we go by the Indigenous experience, how can we be expected to trust the authorities that oppress us on the daily?
So, conspiracy theories are a method for trying to make sense of and understand the world. They are answers that comfort us to assert some kind of power over our situation. But they can be dangerous. They can spread false information and more importantly spread unnecessary fear diverting important human energy from the things that matter. We begin to trade off imagining beautiful futures, for panicked induced views of the coming end of the world.
So, here’s a flow chart I’ve designed to help sort through your conspiracy and actions.
HOW TO WORK THROUGH YOUR CONSPIRACY THEORY
Basically chill out, focus on what you can change. But back to the real even deeper question – how can we really know what is true??? Answer is, we can’t. We can only know our own truth.
There are very few absolute truths in the world. The body, through our heart and spirit tells us what to do, where to direct ourselves. The words in title of the blog “the whole truth and nothing but the truth” say it all – the truth is whole. When in doubt, follow these two very basic principles for assessing your truth…..
your truth will expand you and lies will contract you