I talked yesterday about edge researchers losing track of real evidence and believing in falsities. When it comes to investigating something like 2012, it’s hard to sort the garbage from the gold. One of the biggest fabrications comes in the form of Planet X, aka Nibiru, an asteroid or brown dwarf star five times the size of Earth that will hit on December 21, 2012.

Forgetting About Evidence

There are many internet forums discussing the nature of Planet X, but absolutely no real evidence available. This leads us to the question: Why do people still believe it?

The following can be guaranteed as true:

  • No serious scientist has claimed that Planet X is real
  • Many scientists claim that Planet X is a complete hoax
  • Mayan predictions may indicate a massive event in 2012, but they do not predict the end of the world.
  • Mayan descendants have stated the idea of 2012 being doomsday is ludicrous. They predict an age of enlightenment, not total destruction.

So both mainstream scientists and Mayan researchers say Planet X is a lie. Yet so many people have jumped on the Planet X bandwagon.

There is something strange that happens to allow people to believe in something like Planet X, and many other bizarre conspiracy theories. And yet, it remains a popular topic of discussion.

A Lapse in Logic

One possible reason for this continued belief is that when a person undergoes an experience that damages their faith in the Government or mainstream media, they lose faith in their own critical thinking, and in evidence-based research.

Say a person holds the following to be correct:

  1. The Government and mainstream media can be trusted when they say “The war in Iraq was started to create freedom for the Iraqi people”
  2. The Government and mainstream media can be trusted when they say “Planet X is a big hoax”

Now when this person finds out that assumption 1 is not correct, they might also stop believing assumption 2. But this is an unwarranted leap of faith. What is missed is that while there is real, tangible evidence for thinking the Government lied about Iraq, there’s none to prove the existence of Planet X.

Despite the flaw in logic, people still continue to be convinced.

Why Hold On to Planet X Prophecies?

 

Those who believe the more bizarre predictions don’t realize they are falling victim to an Americanized, Hollywoodized, simplified way of looking at the world. They want to believe that it’s all the fault of the people who are in power: they are evil and we are entirely blameless. That way, we don’t have to think or do anything about it. We can simply wait for Planet X to arrive, and everything will just take care of itself.

When people start to believe in this fantasy, it becomes tied up in their way of seeing the world. They become dependent on the conspiracy being true. So when actual evidence appears to the contrary, such as scientists saying Planet X is impossible, they’ll develop ways to continue believing the lie, such as believing scientists to be a part of the New World Order.

Hiding the Truth

So let’s ask the question: Who do these predictions work to the advantage of? There’s no doubt that the American Government is working for world domination, serves corporate elites over everyday people, and is totally corrupt. But we don’t have to believe in massive conspiracies of a New World Order, Planet X, a microchipped population or the Illuminati in order to see this. We can simply look at the evidence that is out there.

But conspiracy theories such as Planet X are an excellent distraction from the real problems of the world. Those who might work to end the war in Afghanistan, or ridiculous levels of poverty in the third world, get lost investigating new theories on the Illuminati. Who does that help?

It also muddies the waters of anti-Government activity, and discourages others from rebelling against the mainstream. Instead of a real thinker like Noam Chomsky, whose books irrefutably lay mass-murder at the doorstep of the American regime, a person might see Benjamin Fulford as the symbol of Government opposition. As a result, real level headed rebellion gets discredited for the company it keeps. Who does that help?

It helps those in power. While those believing in Planet X think they’re rebelling against the Government, they’re actually working to its advantage. For real action with tangible results to happen, we need to focus on the real issues that are damaging our world.

Follow the Evidence, Look at the Facts

If you’re looking into the way the world works, look for what’s real. Just because hundreds of internet forums claim Planet X is a reality doesn’t make it so. If we just look at the evidence, the spiritual crisis our world is in will become clear, and it’s then that we’ll be able to take real action.