A conspiracy theory is an often fascinating hypothesis or theory of a conspiracy based on the fact that a group with much power tries to gain even more power.Conspiracy theories are abstruse: they mix facts with fictitious claims and build on stereotypical images of the enemy. It is an excessive, irrational mistrust against a particular group.Conspiracy theories usually have one thing in common and that is, they are moving around people or organizations that have a lot of power.
Sometimes we encounter concepts like fake news and elite media. They know that there are some who control and that they are also part of a conspiracy to influence us – a conspiracy theory. But how does this happen? Here we present authors and researchers with some different thoughts on why the conspiracy theories exist and how they are spread.
When Do Conspiracy Theories Emerge; How Do They Affect Society.
At the beginning of every conspiracy theory is the mistrust between two social groups. This mistrust increases into a conspiratorial belief, which assumes that one group has conspired against another group.Catastrophes are being reinterpreted and associated with a conspiracy theory. The best example is the conspiracy theories for September 11, 2001. The CIA or even the Mossad is said to be behind the collapse of the World Trade Center.
The most common motive behind a conspiracy theory is world domination. They are supposed to dominate the world and want to harm all other people.These are theories that often appear after sudden damage or suffering of events that are difficult to understand, such as terrorist attacks and plane crashes. In a universe full of uncertainty, conspiracy theories influence badly in society.
The people who set conspiracy theory into the world can be divided into four different groups. The first group could be called “the persecuted”. They are often lonely and have mental disorders. They are the ones most persecuted by their own ideas. Their conspiracy theories have little effect.
The second group are the “obsessed enlighteners“: this group try to discover a plot and wants to expose it as best it can. Their plat-forum is the Internet, and book publishers who spared their manuscripts.
The third group can be described as the “opinion leaders”. They build a world view and influence their followers. A famous example is the Swiss Erich von Däniken. His conspiracy theory says that in prehistoric times the world was visited by aliens. However, science ignores its theses.
Positive as well as negative with conspiracy theories.
I think that conspiracy theories can be very useful in different societies. Not for people to suspect their governments continually, but to be critical of the information they receive. I think it is very important to be critical about important information. A particular factor is internet which has today become the leading intermediary of different rumors.
I do not mean that you should be guilty of government or peoples as soon as a catastrophic event occurs. If you are not satisfied, you should continue to ask questions, if you do not get answer the questions you can bring your own explanations and theories. Therefore, I think that conspiracy theories can be useful.
However, conspiracy theories have not only had positive consequences, some have had catastrophic consequences. An example of a negative consequence of a conspiracy theory is the Second World War. The entire Holocaust is based on a conspiracy theory against Jews, by German Nazis. The Nazis accused Jews of a whole range of things that led to persecution and then genocide.