Post Reply Youtube Mayhem - It all started with flat Earth.
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So, the absurd amount of conspiracy theories I've watched lately is just staggering.

So, apparently, Youtube likes to tailor suggested videos by what you've watched. It all started with flat Earth theories. And, about a month or two later, almost everything it suggests are conspiracy theories.

Let me be the first to say, a WHOLE lot of this stuff is just absolute nonsense. Yet, I still keep clicking.

So, have I really watched anything enlightening in all of these videos?

Well, some of the Freemasonry stuff was fairly educational. I mean, even if you completely toss out all the world domination stuff, there's a whole lot on Freemasonry that's a little eyebrow raising.

Another tidbit I found kind of interesting was a video on the faking of moon-landings. I like to suspend disbelief when watching these videos and try to get my own take on things.

So, if anyone has ever watched the show Lie to Me, it's basically about a firm that determines who's lying and unravels why in a number of situations. So, while watching that show, I wanted to know how much of what it said was true, and it turns out that the doctor who's work the show is based on said that the information on the show was about 90% correct. So, basing what I was told about signals people use involuntarily when lying, I approached the fake moon-landings trying to see who was lying.

While watching the moon-landing fake videos, I just focused on trying to determine whether or not the astronauts who were interviewed were lying. Surprisingly, it seemed to me like there were a whole lot of lies being thrown around. Now, IF the moon-landings were faked, I imagine it wasn't all of them. In any case, all I could really determine is that there was a whole lot of stuff the astronauts were hiding or lying about. What exactly they were hiding or lying about and why? Who knows. But, I found it a little amusing.

One astronaut in particular gave off at least three involuntary cues that he was lying when saying the phrase, "We did exactly what we said we did."

Keep in mind that all of this was for entertainment purposes for myself. I'm not at all interested in supporting any of these conspiracy theories or arguing about them. I'm just sharing an experience, and setting a stage for other people to share.
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Posted 11/13/16
Remember reading those late at night, lol i got scared of it.
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My opinion on conspiracy theories: Even if they were true, I really don't care
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Posted 11/13/16
If you don't want to get suggestions from previous videos you watched you can go to History on YouTube and clear video and search history and pause it so you don't get suggestions on them anymore.
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Gotta be careful with those recommendations. YouTube has some deep, dark corners.
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Posted 11/13/16

kinga750 wrote:

Gotta be careful with those recommendations. YouTube has some deep, dark corners.


So true. And apparently, humanity has some very stupid corners, too.
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Posted 11/13/16
Trump is a lizard and russia is brainwashing our kids.
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The most interesting thing about the logic behind body language is that it doesn't apply to everyone; as people have multiple ways of showing that they're lying. Some look a certain way, some breathe a certain way, others may have shifted their stance a certain way - many of the generic ones do apply to many people, just not all of them.

Conspiracy theories either stem from a hint of truth or fear that the information that they've been told is the truth. The conflict of "flat Earth" comes from the skeptical perception of "I only believe what I can see". If you cannot see a curvature of the planet Earth while standing in place wherever you choose to stand, you can easily claim that the Earth is flat. That lofty perception is kind of the root cause to most conspiracy theories. The problem is that, despite having the capacity to understand that some of them are absolutely ludicrous, some people continue to pull the yarn until they connect the dots.

In the modern day society, the Internet can give you as much yarn as you want and you can connect any correlation of data that you desire. This is why all media (underground and mainstream) both capitalize on this - you can be supplied all you want, the flow of information can easily be controlled as long as you (the person reading or watching the show) can correlate it to a "dot" that you connected in another fashion (that was supplied through the same means). This is how the human mind works, we train ourselves based on the observations that are in front of us (language, experiences, environment, etc). Conspiracy theories are just another way of connecting the same dots. Some people believe they're special snowflakes for connecting them in a "unique" way that proves <insert theory here>.

As with all things, it all depends on the observer. YouTube is notorious for connecting some of the dots for you and that tends to become Alice's Rabbit Hole - a new world of unexplored information and perceptions that you can easily adopt as your own if they correlate to the dots you've connected on your own.
Posted 11/13/16

HolyDrumstick wrote:


kinga750 wrote:

Gotta be careful with those recommendations. YouTube has some deep, dark corners.


So true. And apparently, humanity has some very stupid corners, too.


There's a theory that the cure for cancer has been discovered, but the government is hiding it. Why? Because profit and greed. Why give cancer victim a one priced antidote when you can charge them every step of the way while leading them to their grave.
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