Applied Conspiracy Theory is set to become the latest addition to the Leaving Certificate in an attempt to bring the outdated course into the 21st century.
Conspiracy Theory has been a booming industry of late and is expected to provide employment for many Irish job seekers in the near future. The industry has seen massive growth in recent years, mainly because of the rapid expansion of the Internet and social media.
Since Ireland is positioning itself as an international digital hub, the government has introduced the new subject to stay ahead of the technological curve.
The new subject will be first made available in 2015 and will be offered as an additional option for students to take. Core theories explored throughout the course will include the The Titanic Sinking, the JFK Assassination Plot, The Faked Moon Landing and the real reason behind the fluoridation of Irish water.
Authors that will be studied and examined will include Irish theorist Jim Corr, British author David Icke and American Alex Jones.
The course will also include an aural exam and a practical. The practical will draw on digital skills where the students will have to create their own website and their own badly researched YouTube documentary.
The aural exam will have students listen to a RTE Six One News clip and then answer questions on what the newsreader is actually covering up and what the establishment’s plans are for world domination.
But many are not convinced of the merits of the new course – specifically conspiracy theorists who claim there is a wider agenda and motive behind the new Applied Conspiracy Theory subject.
They claim that adding conspiracy theories to the Leaving Certificate is just another way of indoctrinating the youth and claim that there is an international plot being carried out by a shadow world government to divert people away from the actual truth.
They claim that Ireland is being used as a test country because we are more submissive and obedient because of the elevated levels of fluoride in our drinking water.
Whatever the cause may be, the new subject will be on the Leaving Certificate in 2015.
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