Quote: chipolata @ 13th March 2020, 9:41 AM
The trouble with conspiracy theories is that they see who benefits from a tragedy or catastrophe as conclusive proof of a broader conspiracy. They offer no evidence merely that this benefits so and so, therefore X is definitely responsible. And invariably, the people who proffer conspiracy theories, tend to use them to attack the groups they don't like.
I think I agree with you but I'm not sure who you have in mind. The likes of David Icke? I am not quite on his page although I see some reasoning in it. I do think that if mostly it is the young who survive, the world they will be living in will not be the same as the one before this virus commenced. It is easier to change that world if they have been required to change their ways first because of the virus and have largely accepted that change for a period of very many months .
That's while many of the folk who say "but it isn't how we were in the war" are no longer around to muddy it. My 90 and 89 year old parents are back at the supermarkets today. It's every day, it's bloody minded, they can't help it and it will kill them. Seeing that I am living next door to them. somehow I've got to find a way of stopping them from killing me. It probably means stopping seeing them. I have ordered food for us all and tried to set them up on skype but it's all dismissed as an affront to their sense of independence. There are millions of these people, at least for a few more weeks.
None of that means it was deliberately started. The world was always going to be different anyway what with climate change and gawd knows what else. But it does speed it all up. And in that way, I do agree with Icke that its aura is somewhat Orwellian. I realised yesterday that "1984" was called "1984" because it was a reverse of 1948 when it was written. Well, how many years were there between 1948 and 1984? 36. We weren't quite there at that time. And how many years are there between 1984 and 2020. Yep. That's right. 36 again. We could almost be there now, ie he was half right.
Aside from that light curiosity, where I do see a conspiracy (which is partially well intentioned) is in the absolute belief in science. I also note that science enables politicians to blame the scientists when it all goes wrong. Or it's something weirder as the percentage of the elites who are affected is light years above or several planets away from what they say the percentage is for the public. For some reason, something is awry. I don't trust some of the commentary/advice.