Moderator note: This thread was split from the following thread: http://sciforums.com/threads/psychology-of-conspiracy-theorists.144995/ --------- ps -- That got a little ranty but I'll leave it up in case anyone's not aware of some of the details I laid out, like the PNAC plan and the shoddy official report. The tl;dr is: * The official 9/11 commission report is a very shoddy piece of work that does not meet the definition of rational inquiry. Any reasonable person who learned about the details would at the very least want a proper investigation done. * It wasn't an act of war till the Bush admin labelled it as such in order to implement a plan they'd hatched years earlier to get the American people on board to start seven wars in the Middle East. No other terrorist act had ever been called an act of war. And by calling it an act of war, no criminal investigation was ever done. How convenient. Nothing to disturb the Narrative, which had already been pre-determined. * It was of course a conspiracy, look at all the people it took to pull off. But answer me this. If 9/11 was an act of war; and the government has always known (and as of 2016 the American people know) that elements of the government of Saudi Arabia were up to their eyeballs in the planning and financing of 9/11; then why aren't we at war with Saudi Arabia? Answer: 9/11 wasn't an act of war. It was a criminal conspiracy; and one that has never been properly investigated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_28_Pages I would think that finding out the truth would be of interest to people. But no, then you'll get called a "truther." You see how public shaming is used as a method of thought control. Mustn't be one of those crazy people interested in the truth ... Too dangerous. Better just call people conspiracy nuts, that will keep me safe. You see, that literally is the PSYCHOLOGY of conspiracy theories, coming back to the actual purpose of the thread. I'm not here to argue 9/11. I'm here to point out why you think a "conspiracy theory" is a terrible thing. Anyone who questions the official story is labelled a "conspiracy nut." And nobody wants to be shunned by society. So they stop thinking for themselves. That is the psychology. The very phrase "conspiracy theory" is a psy-op invented by the CIA in the 1960's to suppress the growing chorus of people starting to question the Warren commission report. That's important to note. What I just said is documented. Your idea that a "conspiracy theory" is something that only a nutball tinfoil hat type believes in? That thought was put in your head deliberately by the CIA.