Aardvarks are in on it too!
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|Wolf Bird||Posted: Oct 10, 2011 - 21:44|
I shoot you dead.
Not Vigilant Citizen itself, but sure could've come out of VC.
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|Elm Nehmara Grand Rapids||Posted: Oct 11, 2011 - 00:18|
I don't deal well with shrillers
About 85% of the contents on Youtube are from conspiracy theorists, shit just check out the comments on my video in the thread LOL Youtube Comments. This guy on there is trying to argue that the term conspiracy theorists shouldn't be used since we all believe in something that doesn't hold "facts" or some shit like that.
There's a lot of these videos on Youtube about popular culture and illuminati symbolism, probably parroting VC or the HipHopPreacher. I don't know where these symbolism CTs come from but I know that they permeate Youtube and these people quote or paraphrase each other and call it "research" I think there is a thread on here about a British think tank that is promoting "digital judgment" in teaching kids to use critical thinking skills about what they read on the Internet and there was a video and most of the kids said that they believe in certain conspiracies, especially those of 9/11, and on a continuum where the word "Trust" was on one end and the word "Distrust" was on the other, Youtube was placed on or near the "Trust" side. So people are watching these videos and actually believing in them without questioning or using critical thinking because they are either impressed by how it was presented, or that they believe someone on Youtube more than they would actual, verified sources.
Conspiracy theorists know that the Internet can be a powerful tool and use it to their advantage, Youtube is a podium, a soapbox for them to spout their "theories" and they know that there are many people that will believe them. They are doing the exact same thing that they accuse the MSM of doing Fearmongering and exploiting their audiences. Many of the CTs on Youtube are young, probably in their teens or early twenties though there are older people as well.
Conspiracy theorists practically have a monopoly on Youtube, I find very few videos for example of 9/11 that are debunking the CTers. Not only that but they use misleading titles such as "rare footage of plane crash" or "rare WTC footage." and often use it to promote their conspiracy theory lines. Not to mention that every comment is about 9/11 is an inside job and all agreeing with each other. 9/11 "Twoofers" will also find and attack any article on 9/11 that doesn't validate their views. I just recently read this article which was posted as of this year http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-20104377.html and the comments section was swarmed with twoofers condemning the article, debasing the author and attacking anyone who counters them.
Conspiracy theorists are also rewording things, such as using phrases such as "coincidence theorist" "WTC controlled demolition theory." "official story conspiracy theory" (used a lot with any event, such as 9/11) as if trying to reframe their theories and make them much more reputable amongst "skeptics" who they call "debuggers" "official story conspiracy theorists." etc.
So yeah one is hard pressed to find actual, scientific videos about 9/11 or any conspiracy theory on Youtube since about all in the related videos will be from conspiracy theorists themselves and like I said they can be quite deceiving in drawing you in.
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|Joe||Posted: Oct 11, 2011 - 00:24|
Oh no it is the eye again!!!!
Must suck going through life looking for "symbols" that are not there. In order to prove that a group that is not around anymore is out to "get you".
P.S. Why do you think they put the Eye of Providence in cartoons anyway?
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|Joe||Posted: Oct 11, 2011 - 00:32|
Don't post to many of these vids or you might bring back QuestionMark with is asking the same question 600 times.
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|Wolf Bird||Posted: Oct 11, 2011 - 12:33|
I shoot you dead.
This one was too funny not to post up. It's Arthur...ARTHUR, for god's sake!
I dunno why the eye is in cartoons and such. It's a neat symbol, though, and I think it looks cool. And if the guys drawing/animating these shows thinks it looks cool, why not throw it in the background where only paranoid people looking hard for this stuff will find it?
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|alexastorm||Posted: Oct 11, 2011 - 12:48|
I think there are a number of explanations why these symbols get tossed in. Like Wolf Bird said, someone could just think it was a cool symbol, it could be an inside joke between a few people or it could be done just to see if anyone picks up on it. A few shows have done that over the years with words and phrases. Seinfeld and Superman comes to mind. As does Mystery Science Theater. Those guys tossed out a lot of obscure references just to see how many people caught them.
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|Kaiser Falkner||Posted: Oct 11, 2011 - 12:57|
In Arthur the older sister is into mysticism and the "minds eye" so they obviously use it as a symbol for that. Why this had to be anything more is beyond me.
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|Wolf Bird||Posted: Oct 11, 2011 - 13:54|
I shoot you dead.
^Because conspiradroids need to have something to screech about.
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|Greedo||Posted: Oct 11, 2011 - 17:39|
The one above the bed could simply be a symbol for god. If the animators had used a specific symbol, e.g. a cross, the members of the other denominations would go nuts. Simply a neutral symbol for a deity.
There was a pyramid'n'eye in spongebob in a scene in a toystore. Not mind control, rather an inside joke towards the Illuminati game!
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|Caramel Color||Posted: Oct 11, 2011 - 21:05|
My kid watches this show a lot. Yeah the family is known for their goofy mysticism so it should be no surprise that generic "mystic" stuff should show up in the background. Why doesn't it appear anywhere else? Wouldn't that be more sinister?
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|Joe||Posted: Oct 11, 2011 - 22:10|
The thing I always wonder how is it supposed to "control our minds". Do CTers beleive in magic or something silly like that?
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|Greedo||Posted: Oct 12, 2011 - 02:53|
The only minds controlled by it are the minds of the CTers.
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|Wolf Bird||Posted: Oct 12, 2011 - 09:16|
I shoot you dead.
Quote from Joe
Well, given that so many CTers are into quack health schemes and other woo thanks to crank magnetism...yes, a lot of them do believe in magic.
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