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This exactly .

Even if we did know or could find out . It’d probably be a shrug and who cares moment .

Anybody who could in any way have been involved is probably dead by now .

Personally I don’t see why people get passionate about this question .
Because no one had ever heard of a “grassy knoll” before, or since. It sounds innocent but knows more than it is letting on.

Sorry , it’s late…time for sleep.
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Old 07.08.2021, 12:41
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Isn't history itself just some sort of conspiracy theory? Only perpetuated by educated people in universities which is why people sit up and listen.

To make virtually any theory in history work you need to take a broad brush and sweep some evidence under the rug and put other evidence on the pedestal. The more you get into the nitty gritty details the more you see that things aren't as black and white as we wished they were.

If you want to understand what I mean, try reading in parallel the British and Portuguese versions of the conflicts of the two countries over colonies and interests in Africa. And if that isn't enough to blow your faith in objective facts out of the water, go on and read an African historian for an African perspective on the same events. You'd be safer assuming the three sources are describing three totally separate events.
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Isn't history itself just some sort of conspiracy theory? Only perpetuated by educated people in universities which is why people sit up and listen.
I would submit that history, the version (1-2-3 versions) that academics generally agree upon or consider probable, is different from what's presented in history books.
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Isn't history itself just some sort of conspiracy theory? Only perpetuated by educated people in universities which is why people sit up and listen.

To make virtually any theory in history work you need to take a broad brush and sweep some evidence under the rug and put other evidence on the pedestal. The more you get into the nitty gritty details the more you see that things aren't as black and white as we wished they were.

If you want to understand what I mean, try reading in parallel the British and Portuguese versions of the conflicts of the two countries over colonies and interests in Africa. And if that isn't enough to blow your faith in objective facts out of the water, go on and read an African historian for an African perspective on the same events. You'd be safer assuming the three sources are describing three totally separate events.
No, history is not a conspiracy theory. I got really interested in my ancestors stories; why they emigrated to NZ, their lives when they arrived and how that fit in with the whole colonial history. Yes, it is not not black or white, just people coping with circumstances.
Conspiracy theories is when you try to talk to anti-vaxers who are convinced that the Swiss state has hoodwinked them about the dangers of covid and the less danger of vaccination - that is scary.
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Yeah, well here's one that's really scary, and very sad. Father speared his kids because they had serpent DNA. QAnon strikes again.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/californi...234700267.html

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What's that got to do with QAnon?

Oh and btw, he can't be prosecuted by the US for the murder as that happened in Mexico. He's being prosecuted for parental kidnapping in the US.
Surely the title of the article is of some help "California dad killed his kids over QAnon and 'serpent DNA' conspiracy theories, feds allege"
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