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April 07, 2016, 10:40:27 PM
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Conspiracy craze: why 12 million Americans believe alien lizards rule us

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/apr/07/conspiracy-theory-paranoia-aliens-illuminati-beyonce-vaccines-cliven-bundy-jfk

<< According to a Public Policy Polling survey, around 12 million people in the US believe that interstellar lizards in people suits rule our country. We imported that particular belief from across the pond, where professional conspiracy theorist David Icke has long maintained that the Queen of England is a blood-drinking, shape-shifting alien.

Conspiracy theories in general are not necessary bad, according to psychologists who study them. "If we were all completely trusting, it would not be good for survival", explains Rob Brotherton, an academic psychologist and author of Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories. "Sometimes people really don't have our best interests in mind".

But when people leap from thinking their boss is trying to undermine them to believing their boss might be a secret lizard person, they probably cross from what psychologists refer to as "prudent paranoia" into illogical territory.

And there are a lot of illogical ideas to pick from. Around 66 million Americans believe that aliens landed at Roswell, New Mexico; around 22 million people believe that the government faked the moon landing; and around 160 million believe that there is a conspiracy surrounding the assassination of former US president John F Kennedy. >>

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April 07, 2016, 10:57:13 PM
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You think about what a short life span this story has had and how many people will swear that it is true. Now look at the bible. Cool
We love a good story and this one feeds on why a lot of disenfranchised people are not getting ahead in life. Blame the Lizards!

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April 07, 2016, 11:45:42 PM
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You think about what a short life span this story has had and how many people will swear that it is true. Now look at the bible. Cool
We love a good story and this one feeds on why a lot of disenfranchised people are not getting ahead in life. Blame the Lizards!

Yes. Great way to distract people. Doesn't let them look at the source of their problems. Makes people who believe in it look crazy. And separates them from rest of society. And better, it's a self defeating belief because it would be something they couldn't control. Gods, aliens or other supernatural creatures.

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April 08, 2016, 09:33:00 AM
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You are all clearly part of the ninja turtle Illuminati.

P.S. if you are going to criticize Americans who think reptilians rule us, maybe don't use a picture of a toothless brit as the cover image for the article.

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April 08, 2016, 07:47:34 PM
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Conspiracy craze: why 12 million Americans believe alien lizards rule us

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/apr/07/conspiracy-theory-paranoia-aliens-illuminati-beyonce-vaccines-cliven-bundy-jfk

<< According to a Public Policy Polling survey, around 12 million people in the US believe that interstellar lizards in people suits rule our country. We imported that particular belief from across the pond, where professional conspiracy theorist David Icke has long maintained that the Queen of England is a blood-drinking, shape-shifting alien.

Conspiracy theories in general are not necessary bad, according to psychologists who study them. "If we were all completely trusting, it would not be good for survival", explains Rob Brotherton, an academic psychologist and author of Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories. "Sometimes people really don't have our best interests in mind".

But when people leap from thinking their boss is trying to undermine them to believing their boss might be a secret lizard person, they probably cross from what psychologists refer to as "prudent paranoia" into illogical territory.

And there are a lot of illogical ideas to pick from. Around 66 million Americans believe that aliens landed at Roswell, New Mexico; around 22 million people believe that the government faked the moon landing; and around 160 million believe that there is a conspiracy surrounding the assassination of former US president John F Kennedy. >>

i am very sure that 12 million usa citizen are completely out of their mind if not they are kidding around with us.. i dont think that a sane human being could believe this load of shit..


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April 08, 2016, 07:58:41 PM
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Really?? 12 Million Americans Believe Lizard People Run Country? The problem is any poll for people say yes or no. did they really believe what they said?

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April 08, 2016, 10:36:55 PM
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what? alien lizards rule us? where did they get that statement? how could aliens rule us? how they do it?
perhaps they just imagine something doesn't make any sense or they just don't read their religion book

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April 08, 2016, 10:42:09 PM
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what? alien lizards rule us? where did they get that statement? how could aliens rule us? how they do it?
perhaps they just imagine something doesn't make any sense or they just don't read their religion book

They rule via the television.  You're probably controlled by them yet you don't quite realize it.

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April 08, 2016, 10:46:45 PM
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They have been listening to this guy: David Icke

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April 08, 2016, 10:57:45 PM
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They have been listening to this guy: David Icke

Did he not come out as not believing in all this recently?
Or was that some diversion by another group to make him look nuts(nuttier)? Cool

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April 08, 2016, 11:07:33 PM
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They have been listening to this guy: David Icke

Did he not come out as not believing in all this recently?
Or was that some diversion by another group to make him look nuts(nuttier)? Cool


Well, I really don't follow that guy very closely, but I know he's the one who promotes all that kind of crazy stories about man-lizzards and such. The incredible thing is the amount of people who believes all that bullshit!.

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April 08, 2016, 11:10:07 PM
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It all boils down to this:

"Lack of Education Correlated With a Higher Belief in Pseudoscience"

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April 09, 2016, 12:19:46 AM
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i dont think that a sane human being could believe this load of shit..

They have been listening to this guy: David Icke

Did he not come out as not believing in all this recently?
Or was that some diversion by another group to make him look nuts(nuttier)? Cool


Well, I really don't follow that guy very closely, but I know he's the one who promotes all that kind of crazy stories about man-lizzards and such. The incredible thing is the amount of people who believes all that bullshit!.

Believing in this stuff is crazy. But billions believe in gods, demons and stuff like that. Stuff they have no evidence for. This seems less crazy by comparison to me. At least we know aliens probably exist somewhere. Maybe even alien lizards. Or something like it.

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April 09, 2016, 01:24:44 AM
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They have been listening to this guy: David Icke

...a Brit.

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April 09, 2016, 04:49:09 AM
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I, for one, welcome our new lizard overlords

Anything is better than the last batch of lizards we let loose in congress

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April 09, 2016, 04:54:14 AM
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1 in 4 Americans believe the sun revolves around the Earth.

Only 60 percent of Americans believe in evolution.

77 percent of Americans believe in angels.

Yeah, why not alien lizards in charge.
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April 09, 2016, 05:05:05 AM
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I guess it´s considered uncivil to call out liars so liars often tend to control the discourse in the news. So, many people end up ignoring two important aspects of news reporting: facts and evidence.
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April 09, 2016, 05:14:03 AM
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Is it global warming or man-bear-pig?

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