“Popular belief” is a somewhat precarious term used to describe the dominant belief systems within a society or region. But what happens when beliefs exist that are not majority-thinking, but yet are still populous enough to gain recognition? For better or for worse, today’s counter-beliefs are as alive and well as at any other time in history.
Perhaps you have heard of or may even lean towards believing a few yourself.
Barack Obama is the “Anti-Christ.”
A New World Order seeks to gain complete global control.
We have never actually been to the moon.
Roswell was a UFO cover-up by the government and military.
Water supply fluoride is not added for the reasons we are told.
Government mind-control and propaganda tactics are used daily via all types of media.
Elvis is alive and well due to military cover-up.
JFK and MLK were inside jobs.
There are secret military bases under the world’s oceans.
So how do these alternative ways of thinking come about? A closer look into some cases confirms a regional factor. In other cases, a psychological tendency towards distrust and cynicism can be to blame.
However, sometimes the facts just don’t add up, and specific occurrences and patterns of occurrences simply invoke a natural, human desire to fill those answers.
Perhaps you are of the 14% who believe in Bigfoot. Or, maybe you find yourself among the 18% that firmly believes the number 13 to be unlucky. Or, maybe you only prescribe to popular thought in most areas.
Wherever you stand, there’s likely a group of like-minded right by your side.