(TFC) – Stop. Just stop. Conspiracies, even large conspiracies, happen every single day. People collude, even powerful people, especially powerful people. It’s a fact of life.
However, before you use the power of social media to spread the word of a new theory, consider the effects and ask yourself a few questions.
Is this theory backed by evidence? Evidence is a word that has lost a lot of meaning in today’s world. That’s partially because people make statements and develop theories without it.
What is a solid theory? It requires the ability to clearly articulate motive, means, and opportunity while simultaneously being able to demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt the events described actually occurred through the use of verifiable evidence.
When a theory is proposed that is unable to do this, it is rejected immediately by the masses. As it should be.
What happens next? Let’s say later, an enterprising person actually investigates and is able to obtain the evidence required. When he or she releases it, it now has to overcome the fact of the theory already being rejected by the populace at large. The likelihood of the evidence being taken seriously is slim to none.
The bane of actual investigators are those well-meaning souls who attempt to convince people of a theory without hard evidence. Those people destroy the credibility of any investigation into the subject and they make the job of those seeking evidence infinitely more difficult. It also lessens the impact of the evidence on a population because they have already rejected the theory.
It places the journalist investigating it in a precarious position. If they disclose their evidence, they damage their credibility and become associated with a theory that has been rejected. They become seen as a quack.
Conspiracies happen, but when theories are shared and offered as truth without evidence, they become toxic to any respectable investigator.
Before you share the next article from Yourinsidenews or Infobattles ask yourself if the theory presented is complete and backed by evidence. If it isn’t, sharing it destroys any chance of the truth ever being believed.
The device with which you’re reading this article is more powerful than a gun. Like a firearm, you should be certain of the situation before you pull the trigger.