Conspiracy Theories Quotes

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Alan Moore
“The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory, is that conspiracy theorists believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is actually chaotic. The truth is that it is not The Iluminati, or The Jewish Banking Conspiracy, or the Gray Alien Theory.

The truth is far more frightening - Nobody is in control.

The world is rudderless.”
Alan Moore

Daniel Patrick Moynihan
“The amount of violations of human rights in a country is always an inverse function of the amount of complaints about human rights violations heard from there. The greater the number of complaints being aired, the better protected are human rights in that country.”
Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Zbigniew Brzeziński
“History is much more the product of chaos than of conspiracy”
Zbigniew Brzezinski

Philip K. Dick
“The mentally disturbed do not employ the Principle of Scientific Parsimony: the most simple theory to explain a given set of facts. They shoot for the baroque.”
Philip K. Dick, VALIS

Thomas Pynchon
“Behind the hieroglyphic streets there would either be a transcendent meaning, or only the earth.”
Thomas Pynchon

“Antisemitism is unique among religious hatreds. It is a racist conspiracy theory fashioned for the needs of messianic and brutal rulers, as dictators from the Tsars to the Islamists via the Nazis have shown. Many other alleged religious 'hatreds' are not hatreds in the true sense. If I criticise Islamic, Orthodox Jewish or Catholic attitudes towards women, for instance, and I'm accused of being a bigot, I shrug and say it is not bigoted to oppose bigotry.”
Nick Cohen

“The world of conspiracy theories is one where stupid people dismiss the expertise of highly qualified people, and attribute to these experts a wicked desire to lie to and gull the masses. In other words, they portray experts as sinister enemies of the people. Conspiracy theories reflect the increasingly prevalent notion that the average, uneducated person is always right – can always see the real truth of a situation – while the educated experts are always wrong because they are deliberately lying to the people to further a conspiracy by the elite against the people. It is increasingly being perceived as a “sin”, a crime, to be smart, to be an expert. Average people do not like smart people, do not trust them, and are happy to regard them as nefarious conspirators. They are constructing a fantasy world where the idiot is always right and honest, and anyone who opposes the idiot always wrong and dishonest. A global Confederacy of Dunces is being established, whose cretinous values are transmitted by bizarre memes that crisscross the internet at a dizzying speed, and which are always accepted uncritically as the finest nuggets of truth. Woe betide anyone who challenges the Confederacy. They will be immediately trolled.”
Joe Dixon, Dumbocalypse Now: The First Dunning-Kruger President

Pete Buttigieg
“When no one’s word is authoritative, any crank is as credible as the next person. It is the irony at the heart of conspiracy thinking: You can’t trust anyone these days, so you may as well place some credence in some stranger who just tweeted something exciting, if unproven. ... When someone whispers, “Trust no one,” they are inevitably also saying, “Trust me.”
Pete Buttigieg, Trust: America's Best Chance

James Lee Burke
“The reason people don't buy conspiracy theories is they think 'conspiracy' means everybody's on the same program. That's not how it works. Everybody's got a different program. They just all want the same guy dead. Socrates was a gadfly, but I bet he took time out to screw somebody's wife.”
James Lee Burke, Sunset Limited

Christopher Hitchens
“This brings us to the crux moment in the supposed 'Show Trial' melodrama. Employing the confusing and confused testimony of Jude Wanniski (who he also describes as a political nut-case, if not a nut-case flat-out, and to whom he introduced me in the first place) Blumenthal suggests that I concerted my testimony in advance with the House Republicans, notably James Rogan and Lindsey Graham. Feebly bridging the gap between sheer conjecture and outright conspiracy, Rogan is quoted as saying: 'Hitchens may well have called Lindsey..' I did not in fact do any such thing. Why should my denial be believed? It's not as if I care. I probably should have colluded with them, if my intention was to land a blow on Clinton (which it was) let alone to plant a Judas kiss on Blumenthal (which it was not). But every other fragment of Blumenthal's evidence and description shows—even boasts—that Congressman Graham was essentially punching air until the last day of the trial. That could not possibly have been true, especially in his cross-examination of Blumenthal, if he knew he had an ace in his vest-pocket all along. Only a tendency to paranoia or to all-explaining theories could suggest the contrary. I'd even be able to claim for myself, I hope, that if I'd truly wanted to gouge a deep or vengeful wound I could or would have made a better job of it.”
Christopher Hitchens

“A world in which substantial numbers of Americans believe that the duly elected president of the United States is not legitimate is a world in which political compromise becomes substantially more difficult.”
Thomas E. Mann & Norman J. Ornstein

Michael  Allen
“Bad times are just an illusion for the good times to show their face.”
Michael Allen, The Deeper Dark

Peter Pomerantsev
“Conspiracy theories have long been used to maintain power: the Soviet leadership saw capitalist and counter-revolutionary conspiracies everywhere; the Nazis, Jewish ones. But those conspiracies were ultimately there to buttress an ideology, whether class warfare for Communists or race for Nazis. With today’s regimes, which struggle to formulate a single ideology – indeed, which can’t if they want to maintain power by sending different messages to different people – the idea that one lives in a world full of conspiracies becomes the world view itself. Conspiracy does not support the ideology; it replaces it. In Russia this is captured in the catchphrase of the country’s most important current affairs presenter: ‘A coincidence? I don’t think so!’ says Dmitry Kiselev as he twirls between tall tales that dip into history, literature, oil prices and colour revolutions, which all return to the theme of how the world has it in for Russia.
And as a world view it grants those who subscribe to it certain pleasures: if all the world is a conspiracy, then your own failures are no longer all your fault. The fact that you achieved less than you hoped for, that your life is a mess – it’s all the fault of the conspiracy.
More importantly, conspiracy is a way to maintain control. In a world where even the most authoritarian regimes struggle to impose censorship, one has to surround audiences with so much cynicism about anybody’s motives, persuade them that behind every seemingly benign motivation is a nefarious, if impossible-to-prove, plot, that they lose faith in the possibility of an alternative, a tactic a renowned Russian media analyst called Vasily Gatov calls ‘white jamming’.
And the end effect of this endless pile-up of conspiracies is that you, the little guy, can never change anything. For if you are living in a world where shadowy forces control everything, then what possible chance do you have of turning it around? In this murk it becomes best to rely on a strong hand to guide you.
‘Trump is our last chance to save America,’ is the message of his media hounds. Only Putin can ‘raise Russia from its knees’. ‘The problem we are facing today is less oppression, more lack of identity, apathy, division, no trust,’ sighs Srdja. ‘There are more tools to change things than before, but there’s less will to do so.”
Peter Pomerantsev, This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality

Simon Brass
“One further warning to all of my intrepid readers out there: Bill knows at least three people, who know two other people, whose friend’s brother’s son was diagnosed with Autism after receiving a vaccination for measles. DO NOT VACCINATE YOUR CHILDREN. Do not trust ‘doctors’ or ‘experts.’ They are agents of the deep state. Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar everyday and you will be able to avoid the medical establishment all together.”
Simon Brass, Lamentations on the Nothingness of Being

Kenneth Eade
“The “They” was clear, not a worn-out conspiracy theory or fictional legend. “They” were the oligarchies that ran America, and, thanks to the current state of affairs, “They” no longer needed to hide behind the mouthpieces. The U.S. had been put up for sale, and “They” were the successful bidders.”
Kenneth Eade, An Evil Trade

Mick Herron
“Conspiracy theorists, she knew, were paranoid by definition, and usually with good reason – they were indeed being watched, largely because they were standing on an upturned bucket, haranguing the sheeple about their wingnut delusions.”
Mick Herron, Real Tigers

Mick Herron
“For months the previous year she had monitored message boards for suggestions of terrorist activity, and while she'd never entirely thrown off the suspicion that every other poster she encountered was an undercover cop, she'd grown used to eavesdropping on tin-hat conversations, from how the government was controlling the weather to the thought-experiments carried out on anyone who rang HMRC helplines. And all of these philosophers, without exception, were convinced they were under surveillance, their every online foray or mobile chat recorded and stored for future use. That this was probably true was an irrelevance, of course; they were simply caught in the same net as everyone else. Louisa had never trapped a terrorist; never stopped a bomb. She'd read it lot of discussions about 9/11, obviously, but contributions from structural engineers had been conspicuous by their absence. And while the helpline thing wag probably true, that was just the law of averages at work.”
Mick Herron, Real Tigers

“It's not the Illuminati or Free Masons or Lizard Aliens who control everything. It's the Republican Conspiracy that controls and manipulates you with their lies.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, American Fascism: A German Writer's Urgent Warning To America

“The truth does
not become a lie,
right does not become
wrong, and good does
not become evil, just
because the minority
believes in conspiracy
theories & fake news!”
Paul S. Lynch

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Why look for conspiracy when stupidity can explain so much”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

G.K. Chesterton
“If you argue with a madman, it is extremely probable that you will get the worst of it; for in many ways his mind moves all the quicker for not being delayed by the things that go with good judgment. He is not hampered by a sense of humor or by charity, or by the dumb certainties of experience. He is the more logical for losing certain sane affections. Indeed, the common phrase for insanity is in this respect a misleading one. The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason.”
Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Orthodoxy

Eliza Andrews
“You thought polarization and conspiracy theories were bad before corpses started reanimating and eating folks? It got a hell of a lot worse afterwards.”
Eliza Andrews, Bigger Monsters

“Religion is a conspiracy theory.

"God did it" is no different than "the lizard aliens did it."

Like religion, conspiracy theories are popular among the ignorant, because they offer simplistic answers to difficult questions.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, Inside The Mind of an Introvert

James Shelby Downard
“Something died in the American people on November 22, 1963—call it idealism, innocence or the quest for moral excellence. It is the transformation of human beings which is the authentic reason and motive for the Kennedy murder.”
James Shelby Downard, King-Kill/33

“Donald Trump would fall victim to a cacophony of concocted and sanctioned conspiracy theories that were in many ways worse than the one that had hobbled 3 years of his brilliant presidency, the one that had claimed that he was a spy for Russia.”
Charles Moscowitz, Toward Fascist America: 2021: The Year that Launched American Fascism

Νίκος Σαραντάκος
“Η ανασκευή ενός μύθου είναι πολύ πιο χρονοβόρα από την κατασκευή του.”
Νίκος Σαραντάκος, Μύθοι και πλάνες για την ελληνική γλώσσα

Abhijit Naskar
“All conspiracy theories are the product of the subconscious attempt of an ignorant yet creative mind to counteract the fear of the unknown with tales of fantasy.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Abhijit Naskar
“Sonnet of Conspiracy

Perhaps there's a monster under the bed,
Perhaps there's a boogeyman in the closet.
Perhaps they're sterilizing kids with vaccine,
Perhaps they're controlling all with a radio set.
Yes our science is well advanced,
But not advanced enough to control minds.
Besides mind-control needs no fancy tech,
When people are run by smartphone chimes.
Tales like these are good for entertainment,
Amongst a bunch of kindergarteners.
But being adult requires the use of reason,
Without submitting to prehistoric fears.
Treating insecurities with common sense,
Anyone can manifest civilized sentience.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

“People accept false conspiracy theories, since they prefer to dread ridiculous things than to ignore them, and they dismiss true conspiracy theories, since they prefer to ridicule dreadful things than to acknowledge them.”
Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski

“Seriously, who is really in control of this world?
Who is truly this sick to create these systems where life of any kind is irrelevant? What types of beings thrive off of chaos, destruction, suffering and pain?

What kind of being does this?
This is why I believe it has to be something inhuman controlling us. Cause humans don’t act like that. Yes we may be flawed but we actually cannot function with these kinds of dysfunctions and that’s why we’re all so dysfunctional.

We have been infected.
The integrity of humanity has been compromised since before anyone alive can remember or know.
We’ve been in a Pandemic long before Covid, even before the 1918 Influenza. Actually, we’ve been born into a Pandemic.

They’ve infected our minds.
No one has survived or is surviving this neurotoxicity.

It’s a world problem. No, a Universal problem. Even the animals and plants are affected by this.
We have parasites in our minds using us as hosts to carry out chaos and destruction.

But why?

No one ever truly asks why or how?
We’re always too distracted by everything else which is nothing else.

We can’t even talk about it because we were so conditioned to be against each other in one way or another. Religion, Politics, Race, Gender, Classism…Etc…These are Factions that keeps us divided.

What’s the cure to this type of disease?
How would you live your life without these things attached to your identity, sucking you dry of your humanity. Who are you really?
Who am I really?

I often wonder about these things…”
Scarlet Jei Saoirse

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