The Conspiracy Theory phenomenon has its roots in religious thinking and modern day anxieties. Exploring how it works is that this fascinating documentary is about…
A cultural phenomenon that has grown immensely in popularity over the years, conspiracy theories deal with government coverups and nefarious councils of uber-people, offering ‘explanations’ on pretty much anything that is of wide scope and reach.
Projecting conscious intentions on events beyond our grasp was the foundation of religion
The phenomenon is not as recent as we’d like to think. Projecting conscious intentions on events beyond our grasp was the foundation of religion, the precursor to the conspiracy theory phenomenon as we know it. I mean, what’s more conspiratorial than devising an invisible power with which to explain our incomprehensible-at-the-time world?
Filmmaker Kirby Ferguson has decided to break a few taboos and offer some much-needed insight on the subject matter. He has explored this extraordinary global phenomenon by putting together a fascinating new documentary titled This Is Not A Conspiracy Theory.
In it, Ferguson explores the realities behind the notion of being puppeteered by outrageous forces, deconstructing the process down to its basic elements, making a common-sensical narrative out of it.
‘The conspiracy theory’ he laconically states, ‘is something more than paranoia from the fringes of society. It’s a dramatic expression of a uniquely modern anxiety. The sensation that you are trapped within the invisible design of a greater power.’
The documentary is a sobering piece of work, much-needed in the current frenzy of information under which the globe operates.
‘The conspiracy theory … is something more than paranoia from the fringes of society. It’s a dramatic expression of a uniquely modern anxiety.’
Mirroring the positions laid out in earlier articles (featured under the banner New World Order) Ferguson makes the most sobering, rational argument of all: that the answers may be simpler than we think. The world as we know it, he argues, and what we experience — and ascribe to conspiracy bodies — may be the actions of agencies and systems not like us, agencies which we, ourselves, have created, but which we can’t comprehend in terms of good or evil.
Perhaps we’re experiencing the first signs of losing control of / ceding control to our creations (something parents would know much about).
Perhaps ‘no body is in charge’ after all. Yet.