3 Mind-Opening Government Conspiracy Theories Proven To Be True

3 Mind-Opening Government Conspiracy Theories Proven To Be True

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The only thing we are absolutely sure about in life is that we aren't absolutely sure about anything. The human race thrives on theories. We debate theories and we make critical decisions over theories. We even go to war over theories. Life, death, mystical creatures, political conspiracies, and even a reptilian species who are disguised as our world leaders are just some of the everyday theories discussed by millions of people. I would say that a majority of people that criticize theorists do so because they make the argument that, "Why can't things just happen without an underlining cause of effect or explanation?" At the surface it seems like a valid argument, but it's wrong because so-called conspiracy theorists are obsessed with theories because many of the craziest ones have been proven to be true. Here are 3 insane U.S. government theories that have been proven to be true.

1. The "Gay Bomb" theory

One theory that was argued for years was that the U.S Military was developing or had already developed a bomb that could turn its victims into homosexuals. While theorists rejoiced when official U.S. Navy documents leaked that they proposed a bomb that contained a chemical that would cause enemy soldiers to become homosexual, and have their units break down due to the reasoning that all their soldiers would become irresistibly attracted to one another. I know it sounds like I'm making this up, but it's very true. It was a non-lethal project that never left the ground, but it was a theory saying the government was testing very questionable experiments and it was proven to be true.

2. MKUltra A.K.A The Mind Control Theory

When one thinks of mind control, usually sci-fi and fiction are thoughts that usually follow, but what if I were to tell you that in the 1950s, the C.I.A destroyed the mental state of dozens of people trying to make it an actual reality? Victims of the experiments came out and tried to convince others of the horrible treatments they've been put through, but most people couldn't believe that the government was capable of that kind of torture. Few did believe, which led to theorists making the issue widely known and eventually matters were taken up with the supreme court. The C.I.A. Director at the time, Richard Helms, ordered the destruction of all evidence of MKUltra in 1973, but incriminating documents were still brought forward and the results were nothing but shocking. Documents showed that the C.I.A. force fed large amounts of LSD to patients, performed electroshock therapy, as well as many other unethical experiments all because the government believed this would lead to the discovery of mind control.

3. "Operation Northwoods" Cuban False Flag Theory

A large amount of conspiracy theorists believe that the U.S. government has used false flags to get the country involved in a majority of the wars we've been in; including instances such as knowing about the Japanese planes before they reached pearl harbor to get us into WW2, or 9/11 being an inside job so we can go fight in the middle-east. One can easily say "There is no way the U.S government would even think about killing all those innocent people on 9/11 just to get us involved in a war," but after learning about "Operation Northwoods" you may think again. In 1962 the U.S. Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff proposed a false flag that would have the C.I.A. commit acts of terrorism on American citizens and blaming it on the Cuban Government, all in order to have solid reasoning to go to war with Cuba. The acts of terrorism would involve bombings and other acts of terror in the Miami area and Washington D.C, hijacking planes whose passengers were college students, and bombings of U.S ships. The U.S government would hide in the shadows, while its citizens blindly blame Cuba for all the death and destruction. Thankfully for us, President Kennedy refused the proposal, and evidence of this entire ordeal was made public in 1997. "Operation Northwoods" did nothing but provide evidence that the U.S. government has made plans to commit acts of terror to get involved in wars without thinking twice of the welfare of the innocent. I'm not saying 9/11 was an inside job, but you can't deny a close correlation between "Operation Northwoods" and the events of 9/11.

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5 Reasons The World Is Still Good

Sure, things might suck, but there's still a lot of good in this world

In today's world, it can often seem that all is lost or, at the very least, all is misplaced.

The President is demeaning foreigners as coming from "shithole countries" while getting into childish Twitter fights with a rising nuclear power. The world is warming and bringing with this warming disasters generally worse than we've previously seen. Inequality is rapidly rising again after the momentary dip in the mid-1900s. We had another "worst mass shooting ever last year."

If you looked at the news and thought, everything is kinda shit, I wouldn't blame you. I couldn't.

But while there are certainly troubling trends and tragic events occurring now and in our recent memory, all is not as bad as sensationalist, profit-seeking media may make it seem. There's still a lot of good in this world. I promise.

1. The child poverty rate hit a record low in 2017

Just 50 years ago, over one in four children were living in poverty in the United States. Though we still certainly have a long way to go, in 2017 the child poverty rate was a record low 15.6%.

2. Prison populations are decreasing

If you spend any substantial amount of time keeping up with politics and current events, you are probably aware that criminal justice reform and mass incarceration are among the most contentious and highly discussed issues of today. The United States holds a higher prison population than any other country in the world and houses roughly one in four prisoners despite being home to less than 10% of the world's total population.

Though this might seem an insurmountable fix, given the complex dimensions of policies, attitudes, and inequalities working together to create this problem, we have slowly begun to undo our decades of disastrous carceral policy.

Last year, President Obama became the first President since Jimmy Carter to leave office with a lower adult prison population incarcerated than when he entered. Private prison populations are decreasing, too!

3. The economy is booming

Just nine years removed from the Great Recession starting in roughly 2009, the United States has seemingly recovered and is now in a period of great economic and jobs growth. Whether one wants to credit new President Trump or thank Obama for the trends he started, the economy is good and few would say that's a bad thing.

4. Human goodness, compassion, and caring continue to shine in the wake of tragedy

In the wake of natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey and shootings like the one in Las Vegas, countless stories emerged of human goodness.

5. Dogs still exist

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Harley Barber Proves How Social Media Is Affecting Racism

Racism is not acceptable, and social media can change that.

In the past few days, several videos have emerged of University of Alabama student, Harley Barber, spewing racist hatred on her Finsta account. The videos were saved by a follower and posted on Twitter for the world to see. Quickly, they garnered national attention, gaining commentary from fellow students at Alabama and people advocating for change.

The American south possesses a long history marked by white supremacy and evil acts committed through a racist hatred motivation. Although racism may not seem as prevalent as has been in the past, as a student attending a university in the South, I can attest to the fact that it still very much exists.

Many of my fellow classmates are raised under a specific, racist mindset and do not seem to care about the impact of their words. Using slurs like the N-word may seem harmless, but it continues to promote hatred and eases peers into believing racism is acceptable.

Had Twitter not brought attention to the situation, I believe there would have been an entirely different outcome. If Barber's videos had been brushed aside or sent directly to the university, I think she would have simply received a slap on the wrist and nothing more.

The University of Alabama is characterized as racist by many, and typing the word "racist" into the school's news site, The Crimson White, displays dozens of articles documenting and questioning the school's involvement with racism.

Posting the videos on Twitter forced the university to take actual steps towards making a change due to the immense amount of attention Barber's actions received. Fellow and former students expressed their discomfort and disgust, noting that racism still very much exists on the campus:

The fact that students recognize that more of these incidents continue to occur on Alabama's campus says much about the school's ideals and seems to offer the idea that not every student's safety and comfort exists as a top priority to the school. The school's president did release a message stating, "The actions of this student do not represent the larger student body or the values of our University, and she is no longer enrolled here."

However, I think the university should strive to be more proactive with their general reception of these incidents because it will continue to remain an issue.

Barber has spoken out, saying she "feels horrible" and "so, so bad" and she is "so sorry", but it is very easy to believe she would not be sorry if she hadn't been caught. Without the rage exploding from Twitter, the situation would not have been the same.

Using social media sites to bring attention to situations like these will continue to force different organizations and programs to genuinely work to make a change.

In 2015, former University of Alabama student, Amanda Bennett, wrote, "Instead of attacking the problem--institutional racism--at its root, the university simply snips away at a head of the metaphorical hydra and hopes that another, uglier head will not grow in its place," but social media can be an influencing force for change.

The words Barber spoke were disgusting, and I think that continuing to expose racist people like herself will make all the difference.

Obviously, not every student at Alabama is racist, but more extreme measures do need to be taken. Barber's videos do not exist as an isolated incident, and I think bringing Twitter's attention to the issue will help to kickstart a positive change.

Do not doubt the power of social media, nor the power of your own words, because both hold a very heavy influence in people's daily lives and society.

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