Originating in Latin conspiracy, the concept of conspiracy refers to conspiracy act (that is, of allying against a superior to snatch the power or against an individual for the purpose of harming him). Said on a certain issue, conspiracy refers to reaching the same goal.
The idea of conspiracy is usually linked, therefore, to the strategy that has the purpose of take off power which holds a subject . In this way, the conspiracy encompasses a set of acts carried out by different individuals to overcome the forces of the Leader or sovereign.
The political conspiracies looking to overthrow a government or other type of power are known by the name of plot .
Among the most important political conspiracies in history should be noted, for example, the Gunpowder Conspiracy. In England, at the beginning of the 17th century, it was when the one that was built by a series of English Catholics took place and consisted of the blasting of the Houses of Parliament during the State Opening.
In this way, they would end the life of King James I and his entire family as well as that of the members of the Protestant aristocracy and that would mean that a Catholic monarch who followed the dictates marked by the Pope could reach the throne.
However, it must be stated that this plot was discovered by the Government and was not carried out. Of course, the men who made the war were executed.
In the field of cinema, we must expose that there are several films that revolve around the term that now concerns us. One of the best known is Conspiracy, from 1997, which stars Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts. It tells how Jerry, a Vietnam veteran who works as a taxi driver, has a series of ideas about conspiracy theories of the government that make people consider him crazy. One of those people who doubt her mental stability will be a lawyer named Alice, however, she will soon realize that perhaps there is a lot of truth behind his approaches.
This year also a movie entitled The conspiracy, directed by Robert Redford, which takes as its central axis the real plot that was devised to put an end to the life of the president of the United States Abraham Lincoln.
On the other hand, it is interesting to highlight the existence of criminal conspiracies , which involve the agreement between two or more people to break the law. In this case, the injured party is usually a third individual or a company .
It should be noted that the conspiracy theories they are those that try to explain an event that has already happened or that is about to happen based on supposed circumstances that are hidden from public opinion. Of course, conspiracy theories are belittled and denied by those who are accused of hiding the truth.
He concealment of extraterrestrial phenomena It is one of the most common conspiracy theories, which indicates that NASA or the US government have proof of life on other planets but hide them for political reasons.
Another conspiracy theory indicates that attacks that took place on September 11, 2001 were promoted by the government of George W. Bush as a pretext to start the war attack in both Afghanistan and Iraq and, thus, strengthen its mandate.