June 25th, 2013
I haven’t talked to you guys yet about a “conspiracy theory” but I’d love to. I’ve been getting interested in these lately and I want to get your thoughts. It’s interesting to talk about, get international opinions about, and also great for teaching new and useful English.
First of all, here is the correct pronunciation of the word “conspiracy”. It’s pronounced like this: ”conspeerasee”.
A “conspiracy theory” is basically a theory that is a complete contradiction to whatever the government and the media want the “stupid people” to believe. There are many conspiracy theories, some are true, some are not true, but many are interesting to at least think about. It’s always better to hear both sides of an argument and think for yourself. It’s terrible to “take anyone’s word” for something. If you “take someone’s word” for something, it just means you believe them without questioning them.
One example of a conspiracy theory is the many people wondering if astronauts from the USA “REALLY” landed on the moon in the 1960′s OR if they just “faked it”. Some people believe it was definitely true, some people are suspicious and believe it was fake. That type of thing gives you an idea of what a conspiracy theory means.
Any time you hear “911″ or “9 eleven” you are either hearing about the emergency police and fire phone number in the US and in Canada, OR you are hearing about what happened on September 11th, 2001. That was a day that changed history. I personally HATE the way the US reacted to this tragedy when the airplanes flew into the buildings in New York city. I think they over reacted and made the world LESS safe, not more safe. What do you think?
There are many conspiracy theories about what exactly happened on that day. Many people believe it was a huge “cover up” by the government, which means that the government wanted to hide the truth and the real facts from the people. No one really knows exactly what happened on that day or why it happened, but it’s important that people ask questions. I’m not sure if the government is lying or not, but I do know that there are a lot of “unanswered questions”.
One of the unusual things that happened was the fact that the government claimed that they couldn’t find the black boxes in the airplanes. In case you didn’t know, there is a “black box” in every major airplane. This is basically a super protected box that has the audio or “sound recordings” of what happened during a flight. These are important to investigate any plane crash to see EXACTLY what happened. They make these “black boxes” almost “indestructible”, which means that they can not be destroyed. They ALWAYS find the black boxes after a plane crash, but this time, they said they couldn’t find either of them. That is TOO WEIRD to believe. It certainly seems possible that there was something that happened on those flights that the government doesn’t want the public to know about. Are they hiding them? Why? What exactly happened?
Also, there are stories of another building called “building 7″ that fell down with no plane hitting it. Why did it fall down? There are no good answers from this. The government calls all this stuff “top secret”. Also, on August 6th 2001, the government was warned that there would be attacks from airplanes, but they did nothing with this information to protect anyone.
It’s possible the government totally messed up and are super embarrassed so they want to hide the truth. Some people believe that they even allowed these attacks to happen to have an ‘excuse’ to go to war with Iraq. That was a TERRIBLE idea to go to another war, but with no 911 attacks, the government couldn’t get the public to agree with war. If they used these attacks for an excuse to go to war and simply pretended that these attacks were done by “the bad guys” to convince the public, this is called a “false flag operation”. That is when the government does something terrible to it’s own people while pretending it was an enemy who did it. The reason to do a horrible ‘false flag operation’ is so that they can make more people believe that a war or some other retaliation is a good or sensible idea.
The truth is that I don’t really know what happened on that day; obviously. But, I do know that there are some serious unanswered questions and it bothers me that the US government is hiding this info. I’d love to know what happened.
I watched a very interesting documentary about this. I think you’ll really like it and also learn some good information from it.
I got a free copy of it and I will include it for free in our awesome private community. You can watch it there and discuss it with us in the private group. It’s fun to watch, interesting, and great for learning English. Looking forward to discussing it with you guys here.
Love to hear your comments. What have you heard about this in your own country? What do you think happened? Do you have any questions about the vocab that I was explaining in the blog? Is there any other English words you’d like to know that I didn’t explain?
Please feel free to write whatever you want. I love reading what you guys have to say. Please let me know any blog topic suggestions you might have…