Whenever major life-changing, historic events have occurred throughout history, conspiracies were seldom far behind. Whether it was the Princess Diana tragedy, the loss of one of America's most-loved presidents, or Americans actually landing on the moon, conspiracy theorists were there to confuse society by manipulating the truth and playing on our emotions. Whether you believe the outrageous: the Holocaust never happened, Jesus Christ was never crucified or President Bush purchasing 3,000 fire hydrants to give to Canadian sled dogs, or you believe the more realistic: John F. Kennedy was assassinated by the CIA, Clinton launched missiles at Sudan to take the spotlight off the Monica affair or even the more recent claims stating that the CIA and the Mossad bombed the Twin Towers and set up Osama bin Laden, you too have been led astray from the truth...or have you?
According to Webster, a conspiracy is any combination of men for an evil purpose; an agreement between two or more persons, to commit some crime in concert; particularly, a combination to commit treason, or excite sedition or insurrection against the government of a state; a plot; as a conspiracy against the life of a king; a conspiracy against the government. To the common man, the definition mainly reads when somewhat legal acts, that are sufficiently misleading, are created and professed by two or more people to achieve an objective. (Pardo 1) According to Dr. Peebles:
In the typical understanding term "conspiracy," where people of like mind gather to enforce their own agenda or to manipulate others, conspiracies occur when people tend to serve their own best interests, first. Especially those who happen to be in a position of great power, monetarily, politically, or otherwise, and have unresolved issues of fear (and lack) within themselves, often abuse their power (Peebles 1).
Many scholars believe that conspiracies are only formed in secret meetings. Basically,