Last night I watched a little more than half of a "documentary" on the web called Endgame, Blueprint for Global Slavery. The whole thing is over 2 hours long but I am not quite masochistic enough to endure it all. The film is about some supposed conspiracy by a bunch of the world's wealthiest bankers, senior politicians, other big-business leaders, and the Queen of Belgium (!) to do something which is apparently evil. After over an hour of watching the thing I'm still not clear exactly what it is that they are conspiring to do. Something about creating a world government that will kill 80% of the world's population and then enslave the rest. Why they would want to do such a thing is never brought up. But then again why would it be? (sarcasm)
I have met quite a few conspiracy theorists in my life including a member of my own family. The one thing that all of these people had in common was uneducated intelligence. Without exception each was above average IQ but due to various life and/or personality issues had never been educated at a decent university and had never reached what they would consider their full potential. There is something wonderful about a university education that somehow, almost inadvertently teaches critical thinking skills. I honestly would be amazed to find very many if any well educated people amongst the ranks of conspiracy theorists. I would be equally surprised to find many dumb people. The best way to eliminate these conspiracy nuts would be prevent their appearance in the first place by ensuring that every intelligent child is identified at an early age and compelled if necessary down the correct path that will lead toa good education and eventually, hopefully, a productive life.
Back to the movie, what a piece of absolute drivel. Literally a minute did not go by where some inane point wasn't made that could not be refuted with a 30 second Google search worth of research.
But thats the point. Without critical thinking skills someone would never think to make that search.
Oh, by the way, it was at I think #5 on most viewed on Google video.