Why People Need To Stop Searching for Conspiracy Theories

Why People Need to Stop Searching for Conspiracy Theories 

Louis Tomlinson’s baby is fake. Michael Jackson is still alive. The moon doesn’t even exist. You’ve heard ‘em, you love ‘em. These are all examples of the type of conspiracy theories that are acceptable. 

But let’s get serious for a second: What’s not okay is when people automatically create a conspiracy theory the second a major tragedy happens. I am totally disgusted when I hear people joke that “Bush did 9/11.” A terrorist attack is in no way, shape, or form something to joke about. Nearly 3,000 people were killed on that day. These people had families, and I’m sure they are saddened every time they hear these types of jokes. 

The morning of October 2, 2017 I heard about the shooting that took place in Las Vegas the night before. Within ten minutes of finding out about what happened, I was already seeing a ton of conspiracies on my Facebook page about how the government was behind the whole thing. 

This made me sick to my stomach. Families lost loved ones less than 24 hours ago, and people were already pointing a finger at the government and laughing about it. While I agree our government can make many questionable decisions, I believe that it is unacceptable to place blame on someone before mourning for the victims. I hope that someday people will be considerate enough to allow families to heal without having to constantly hear these twisted stories.