Conspiracy Theorists form an anti-establishment subculture that is filled with some of the most bizarre and intriguing ideas in America. From thoughts on who killed JKF, to a fake moon landing, to the CIA inventing AIDS, all the way to a 9/11 American-led plot. In their article on the 40th anniversary of the moon landing (or NASA hoax?) Time Magazine detailed 10 of the most famous conspiracy theories in the world held by this subculture of theorists. This subculture is so fascinating because it forces those in the group and those on the outside to re-examine many things that they believe or have been taught to believe. The theorists are very good at stirring up doubt. In the Time article it is published that only 32% of the American public believes a lone gunman, Oswald, plotted and killed JFK.
While an interesting subculture it is also a group labeled as unpatriotic by the American majority. On youtube, 9/11, details the 9/11 conspiracy but also sheds light on the unpatriotic view of those in the group. It is easy to see why they are labeled this way though, when they view America responsible for killing its own people, spreading AIDS, and lying to its public over and over again. With that being said it is still a very interesting group because even if part of one of these theories is correct, and proved beyond doubt to be correct, it has the capacity to change world history. I cannot see this happening though, surely if any of these instances were really untrue they would have been shown as such. No government is capable of pulling off this many conspiracies, there are too many loose ends and too many talkative mouths to keep the truth suppressed. Americans have always wanted to be anti-establishment based, but this is going too far, this is unreasonable doubt directed at a government built on the support of its people.