Conspiracy Theory In The 60's

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Throughout time conspiracy theories have captivated the human mind. There is a certain type of sparked curiosity when we hear a conspiracy theory, and for every historic life changing event, one isn’t too far behind. According to Webster’s dictionary a conspiracy theory is defined as a theory that explains an event or set of circumstances as the result of a secret plot by usually powerful conspirators. Whether you believe these theories or not, they exist and in no other time were they more prevalent than in the 1960s. But what was it about the 1960s that made for some of the biggest conspiracy theories of our time that to this day we still talk about and what was it about that era that made these theories so popular? Conspiracy theories are curious things. They pop up out of nowhere and are everywhere. “Space may be the final frontier but it’s made in a Hollywood basement.” These…show more content…
America was awash with anti-war and anti-government sentiment and the added social acceptance of drugs such as marijuana and LSD. Given the mind-set of the public during this period it was inevitable Americans would link the RFK and MLK assassinations to suspicions about the JFK murder. As time passed these concerns grew into a popular view that not everything had been explained by the government. In the 1960s, conservatives spent enormous amounts of time documenting the links among different leftists and leftist organizations who shared membership in which groups, who signed public statements with whom, who frequently attended the same events. Common organizational affiliations link different people. Common people link different organizations. The linking lines drawn on a page appear as a sinister and frightening web of organized evil. The late Don Lipsett, secretary of the Philadelphia Society, amassed a collection of such drawings from different sources and called them "termite

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