Conspiracy Theory and The Truth

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“Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you’re stupid. Did you hear that? – stupid,” proclaims Arthur Sylvester, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (The Governments, 1). Those that reflect a low trust for the government and businesses have conjured various theories to explain where the government has failed to inform their nation with all of the information. With the government exempting themselves from telling their citizens the truth, America has every right not to trust them. As people of a country founded on truth and justice, the citizens should open their eyes and not be blinded by the pretentious feeling of safety that the officials are trying to portray. Conspiracy Theorists have made many different theories to prove events where reality has been distorted. While some are false, some can be educated theories and proven right. Although, few Government conspiracies have held legitimacy throughout history, some are founded on truth. Without us realizing the government’s superior motive, it was easy to find times in the past when the people that held great power would manipulate the general public. During the 1920’s the 18th amendment banned the making, selling, and moving of alcohol (Sterbenz, 1). As bootleggers rebelled in the new law, the Treasury Department started poisoning alcohol in industries with methyl alcohol (Reilly, 3). With the government furious with the law breakers, they were still motivated to manipulate their people to follow the current rules. In New York City alone, in 1926, infected liquor caused 1,200 of the public to become sick, 400 to die and in 1927 the death rate rose by 700, just by the alcohol unaccompanied (Beckett, 3). Anoth... ... middle of paper ... ... Still Out There. USA Today, 2014. Web. . Reilly, Lucas. “8 Government Conspiracy Theories (And How They Could Be Right.” Mental_Floss.15Jan 2013:n.page. Web. 18 Mar. 2014. . SadInAmerica,.”The Government’s Control Over the Media.” Know the Lies, 31 Mar 2008.Web. 8 Apr. 2014 . Sterbenze, Christina. “9 Huge Government Conspiracies That Actually Happened.” 23 Dec 2013:1. Web.8 Apr. 2014. . Watson, Steve. “Government Spying On Citizens Is Not New.” INFOWARS. Alex Jones, 19 Decem. 2005. Web. 2 Apr 2014. .
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