That being said, I have to admit there are some that greatly entertain me. The 9-11 conspiracy theories alone can fill up a month of your time. The government set it up! It was on purpose! Really? Why would they do that? Or is the fact that there really ARE people out there that hate America and would love nothing better than to see us fall into oblivion just too overwhelming to accept? Honestly, I don't think the government are saints. They definitely spin things to the advantage of supporting pet projects and causes. But I don't think they're out ot get us, either.
The conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook shootings fall along the same lines. There are those that say the government set it up to push gun control agendas this session. While I'll certainly agree that the tragedy has been used in support of such efforts, I really don't think the government is diaobolical enough to kill children to push their cause. That's silly. I think the media jumped on it too fast and the muched up reports with conflicting information didn't help, but that doesn't mean there was a coverup. Just people looking to get the story before it was possible to know it fully.
Not all conspiracy theories involve the government. There are some interesting theories on why we haven't been back to the moon since the 70's. There are many about cover ups for screw ups in our space program, but my favorite is the one about finding hostile aliens up there and being afraid to go back. Some even say the crew never really came back from that last trip. I like the one about Neil Armstrong finding a Decepticon up there. I bet he got a kick out of that one, too.
There's also a theory that the aestroid belt was the original Garden of Eden, and God smashed it to bits and drop kicked us to Earth. I've heard variations on this same theory, but in them Mars is the original Garden of Eden. Either way, that was one heck of a kick. But evolutionists, don't fear because we have you covered too! The "scientific" variation is that our DNA material was blasted to Earth when that extra planet between Mars and Jupiter blew to kingdom come. Or when whatever destroyed Mars happened. Again, that was one hell of a blast.
Heck, we might have even started elsewhere. There are theories that Stonehenge and the pyramids are alien landing strips. Live long and prosper perhaps, but they aren't talking to us now. Either we're awfully boring and they found a species more entertaining, or we pissed them off and they said "screw you guys, we're going home."
My all time favorite consipiracy theory, though, mixes all the elements of a good story: diabolical plots, sinister characters, and even supernatural intervention. It's the one that World War II was caused by Hitler using necromancers to take over the world. Word has it he (or someone in his camp) found a way to re-amimate the dead. I heard about the gruesome experiments but bringing the dead back to life to form the perfect army - wow. He supposedly did this with the aid of an otherworldly weapon - think the Tesseract and Hydra weapons from Captain America and The Avengers. We got through that by the skin of our teeth because atom bombs beat the undead (there's your zombie cure), but there are survivors amongst those foul creatures and their creators, and they're still out there, lying in wait for their opportunity to try take over the world again. Or at least they are according to a recent episode of Supernatural.
Gotta love it. Actually, that's one that's not only the most interesting, but probably the most likely to be true. Undead armies created by a relic from Oden's vault. Why not? Let's make it interesting, at least. I think it's more likely than the government staging their own tragedies to shape politics. Or aliens on the moon. Or fried paradice at earth's back door. Or aliens dropping us off at Earth, otherwise known as the cosmic Walmart. Eww. That's not nice.
So there you have it - my favorite conspiracy theories. I don't believe a single one of them, but I have to admit that they did make me think. For a minute, anyway.
That's all today. Take care and have a great rest of the week.