@Becky Was your post about GMOs directed at me? Because I don't recall ever saying anything about GMOs. Also, you could not "school" me on 9/11.
@Taximom "Seriously, is there anyone alive today who could possibly look at the US government/big business right now and assume that it's corruption-free?"
There is a difference in believing the government does some underhanded things to believing the government is capable of doing something like conspiring to murder thousands of Americans on 9/11. It's like saying "Well, you don't think doctors are perfect do you? Some of them may cheat on their taxes or cheat on their spouses so how can you *not* believe they are implanting our children with microchips?"
Oliver Willis explained it well "...just willing to take that leap a little further than a responsible normal person would take it. For instance, it isn’t in dispute that the U.S. government has intervened in the affairs of foreign nations in order to produce results that are more in favor with us geopolitically. Now, the difference is between those of us who acknowledge known, uncomfortable facts and the conspiracy theorist who cites these cases as evidence of a globe-spanning conspiracy that controls the levers of power.
It really is that simple. You take something that is true, and use it as a launching pad into what is ludicrous. Then when challenged, someone like Jones can always refer to the true fact, and ask the interested party if they can believe “X” then why can’t they believe “Y” which is at least an adjacent set of ideas."
I think pointing out the conspiracy theories that some of these sites entertain is important because parents go to these sites looking for medical information. If my doctor believed in the kinds of things I posted earlier, I would find a new doctor. Their credibility *does* matter to me and the source where you get information that impacts the health and medical decisions of children is important. I guess some of you disagree and that's fine.
Oh yes, Becky could "school" you on 9/11 no question about that. If you don't think a government is capable of conspiring to harm their own citizens, google Operation Northwoods.