Conspiracy... to distract the Daily PAULSubmitted by libertyinsight on Fri, 12/28/2012 - 16:53
I love the Daily PAUL, and it's a great source for debating and promoting liberty and learning about current events that relate to our freedoms. But lately, it seems, it has been overrun with conspiracy theories. It's getting annoying turning to the Daily PAUL and seeing the headlines dominated by Sandy Hook or Aurora or "definitive" proof that no planes flew into the WTC.
The Daily Paul was created to promote the views of free markets and personal freedom as espoused by Dr. Paul. This forum is to educate, enlighten, and to fight the real battles for liberty. All these conspiracy theories are a distraction and do, in fact, make us look "kooky".
My guess is that it's a small percentage of the Daily PAUL readership that really believes this stuff, but those that do are very active and vocal. It can become an obsession for people who want to "find the truth" and inform the rest of us. Some spend a great deal of time and energy trying to become internet super sleuths who will solve the crime of an elementary school shooting from 1000 miles away so it's only natural to want to share their findings.
So what can the silent majority on the Daily PAUL, who just want to read news and opinions that relate to promoting or defending liberty, do to reduce the fringe element of this site?
1. For the readers, Down-vote the conspiracy posts and conspiracy comments in regular posts. If the silent majority simply takes a few seconds to down-vote, these posts they will stay on the periphery.
2. Mods, can we add a Conspiracy Forum or at least make sure these posts are in "off-topic" or "weird stuff"? That way the people who want to discuss this stuff can go there and discuss it without cluttering up the front page.
To those on the Daily PAUL posting conspiracy threads:
Please understand that this is not personal and I'm not saying that every conspiracy theory has no merit or that the official story is always 100% accurate and doesn't require more investigation. I'm just saying there's a time and a place for things and by harping on conspiracies on the front page of the daily PAUL you can adversely affect the liberty movement. Please be considerate.
Don't get me wrong; I love a good conspiracy. They're interesting and mysterious. It's like solving a puzzle. I've spent way too much time watching videos analyzing plane crashes and building collapses for my own good. And I love Alex Jones and I think he has exposed a lot of corruption, hypocrisy and conspiracy; but that doesn't mean that every fantasy he has about secret members of the Illuminati plotting a multi-generational takeover of the world is entirely true.
Are there some shenanigans going on in the government and banking circles? Of course. But not every police officer, reporter and government official or even CIA agent is in on the coverup. And not every school shooting is a black-op to spur anti-gun sentiment or shut up a witness to a banking scandal. Sometimes crazy people just massacre people.
I know you mean well, but please be respectful to those of us who just want to fight for freedom and confine your theories to dedicated websites or perhaps a specific forum section on the DP.