Tuesday, March 2, 2010

FEMA Concentration Camps: One More Conspiracy Theory For Truthers

The FEMA Concentration Camps conspiracy theory is on the rise again. "In April of 2009, PM editor-in-chief James Meigs appeared on Glenn Beck's FOX news program twice to debunk conspiracy theories regarding supposed 'concentration camps' being built by the Federal Emergency Management Agency." 1

The facts, however, as in the 9/11 conspiracy theories, and all conspiracy theories are as follows: conspiracy theories, myths and hoaxes only exist in the clever, manipulative minds of their inventors, the conspiracy theorists. On the other hand, debunkers, people who go about debunking myths and conspiracy theories, prove that the imaginary inventions in the minds of conspiracy theorists are false. Experts who practice the art of debunking conspiracy theories expose their falsehood for all the world to see.

Here is one example:

See the photo of a supposed FEMA concentration camp in Wyoming. It is, in reality, a satellite image of a North Korean Forced Labor Camp.

The creators of conspiracy theories have their own agenda, and it is just like this: Creators of conspiracy theories want to convert the minds of everyone to their way of thinking, often for purposes of leftist political manipulation. Unfortunately, there are enough naive and gullible people who are ready and willing to believe almost anything (truthers) and will believe almost anything, especially if it contradicts the political right. This includes those people who claim to be conservatives, including Ron Paul supporters and some libertarians.

1. North Korea/Wyoming
detention center

CLAIM: "There is a minimum of one confirmed
concentration camp built on American soil in rural Wyoming. " The (Department of
Homeland Security) accidentally placed these photos on a publicly accessible
portion of their website " (but) they were pulled within one hour. " The images
are not gone forever though."

FACT: These actually are
legitimate images of "forced-labor colonies, camps, and prisons"—in North Korea.
The images were taken from "The Hidden Gulag: Exposing North Korea's Prison
Camps," a report prepared by the Washington D.C.-based Committee for Human
Rights in North Korea. Then someone manipulated the headers, photo dates and
annotations.
1

Myths and Hoaxes are not real. Conspiracy theories have already been debunked by experts who have exposed their falsehood. To believe in something that is not real just because you don't happen to agree with conservatives is not wise. The creators of conspiracy theories use the prejudices that leftists harbor against conservatives to their advantage, distorting the truth and making it seem true to those who already want to believe that something "else" must be the real answer.

The obsessive compulsion to believe that President George W. Bush, his Republican cabinet, and the American government caused 9/11 is a perfect example. Truthers, or those who believe in myths, hoaxes and conspiracy theories, believe this lie about Bush, Republicans and America -- truthers believe that the conspiracy theory must be the answer, instead of the obvious, and very real, answer, i.e., that Muslim Jihadist terrorists caused the murderous events of 9/11.

"Truthers", the name popularly used for those who believe in, and propagate, conspiracy theories, are unwilling to learn the real truth about any conspiracy theories they have accepted. Conspiracy theories are almost a religious doctrine for them. The irony of the word "truthers" is that truthers do not believe in truth. Instead, truthers believe in myths, hoaxes, conspiracy theories and lies. Do not become the victim of a conspiracy theorist. Do not believe in a hoax. Believe in the truth.

I have come to the conclusion that the unwillingness of truthers to comprehend the truth, even when presented with facts and scientific evidence that have been presented by professional debunkers, is a serious Catch-22 situation. Truthers want to believe in myths, hoaxes and conspiracy theories. Truthers do not want anyone to contradict the "pretend" facts they religiously adhere to, because the conspiracy theorists tell them that even the facts themselves are conspiracies.


Related Links

1 The Evidence: Debunking FEMA Camp http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military_law/4312850.html
There are a total of five FEMA Concentration Camp Myths described in great detail:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,513024,00.html
Are Internet Conspiracy Theories So Difficult To Debunk? - Glenn Beck - FOXNews:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military_law/1227842.html


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1 comment:

  1. I don't see anyone on the left talking about FEMA concentration camps. Be it on the net or YouTube, they're always right wingers who have a particular affinity to the 2nd Amendment.

    Also only extremely nutty right wingers still believe President Obama was not born in the US. No lefties make that claim.

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