Conspiracy Theory Case Study – US President Is an Alien
Yes, conspiracy theories are fun to think about and they are interesting for late-night radio, and quite a few science fiction writers have done quite well sprinkling around a few tall tales in the conspiratorial world in order to sell more books, and make more movies. Still, it’s important to keep a skeptical mind at all times, and try to keep everything in a humorous perspective when it comes to these things, after all, you don’t want to lose your grip on reality. Okay so, for today’s conspiracy theory case study I would like to discuss with you the crazy notion that the US president is an alien.
First, I would submit to you that the reason that these rumors get started, is that politics is a very dirty game, and often to incite anger, animosity, or even unfortunately hatred, the opposition party will attempt to dehumanize those on the other side of the political spectrum. Of course, the president, whichever party he is from becomes the symbol for that particular political persuasion. Therefore, it should not surprise you that anyone would be calling him an alien.
Interestingly enough, we tend to develop names for our enemies to degrade them into something which we might consider less than human. The image of a reptilian is one attempt to do that, and the concept of shape shifting from something else which is perhaps hideous and ugly from a human point of view is another way to do that, and I would submit to you that this is what is happening with this particular conspiratorial theory, and that it is false. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.