The day after the untimely death of Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple and a brilliant person that’s inventions in technology have affected millions of lives, Common Sense Conspiracy spearheaded the onslaught of conspiracy theories with our article Steve Jobs’ Death and the Suicide Debate — Fact or Fiction? The article was designed to bring some of our well-known “common sense” to the circus that was forming around his death in a vain effort to stop it before it starts. Monitoring search results, we can see that there are still a lot of people stopping by to find out more information about the suicide theory and others, so we thought it appropriate to address the issue once more.
In addition to the suicide debate, there is an increasing amount of chatter on the web about the possibility that Steve Jobs faked his own death and is still very much alive somewhere. This is a very common theory to arise when famous, influential people pass away. It has been applied to such luminous names as Elvis Presley, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson, and Tupac Shakur. Like these other public figures, there is very little reason to believe that conspiracy theories like these bear any truth. After all, it is hard to fathom any reason that Steve Jobs would have any desire to fake his own death. What possible benefit could come from it? He was in the public eye, of course, but not to the point that there would be a desperate need to escape it. He was not hounded by the paparazzi like some of these other celebrities and unlike Tupac, there is no evidence that anyone would have liked to harm Steve Jobs, forcing a suddenly necessary disappearance from the scene.
So, Common Sense Conspiracy continues to sit on the side of sometimes it is what it is. Steve Jobs died before he should have, due to a terrible and deadly disease. The speculation is only a tribute to the fascination and popularity that surrounded the man during his time on Earth. We will continue to monitor the situation, of course, but feel strongly that these theories are unfounded.
Back in 1996, Steve Jobs weighed in on conspiracy theories himself in an interview. He had this to say:
“When you’re young, you look at television and think, there’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That’s a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It’s the truth.”
While Common Sense Conspiracy certainly believes that not everything out there is what it appears to be, these words definitely deserve to have a resonance.