Conspiracy Theorists And Their Struggle With Reality
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#1 Apr 25, 2013
Ah, conspiracy theories. It seems like just about everyone has addressed this topic in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. I’ve actually tried to avoid pontificating about them since they are generally too far fetched for me. That isn’t to say I think they are all implausible. While I generally stray away from conspiracies, I must admit I do believe that more than one person was involved in the assassination of JFK, albeit I do not think it was a CIA coup d’état.
Moreover, I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that conspiracy theories come from both the right and the left. However, lately it seems like most of the crazy is coming from people like Alex Jones and Matt Drudge rather than people like Rachel Maddow or Chris Matthews. I find that these conservatives are absolutely doing a disservice to the reasonable right because they are eschewing mounds of crazy that not only make no logical sense, but border on the ironic.
As one of our other writers, Thomas Barr discussed in his newest piece, last night Rachel Maddow tore into Alex Jones and the Infowars crowd. Barr writes,
“She tackled conspiracy theorists and radical extremists with intelligence and facts. In her opening segment, Maddow played a series of clips showing how Jones uses pretty much every tragedy that happens in our country as an excuse to pull the “false flag” card and claim the government was behind it.”
Honestly, it was refreshing. I am seriously sick of hearing people call Boston a “false flag” attack. I find it disgusting, and a blatant insult to our fallen. While I think it is very American to be skeptical of government (that’s the American way) there is a line between skepticism of government and ostentatious conspiracy theory. While I’m not saying that our government is perfect (the US government does and has done in the past, things I don’t agree with – Iran-contra, Bay of Pigs, Vietnam, Iraq, drone strikes, etc.), I also refuse to believe that a government “of the people” would bomb their own just to have a good excuse to “take away rights.” It is way too far fetched for me and I refuse to play into unhinged conspiracy theories. Plus, do you know how many people would have to keep quiet if there was a vast government conspiracy? Too many, and eventually everyone talks.
Since: Oct 08
#3 Apr 26, 2013
Bengazi!!! Keep it tucked in the back of your mind.
#4 Apr 26, 2013
Rachel maddow looked so stupid in that segment it's not even funny. She used government sources to debunk conspiracy theorists..........The same people conspiracy theorist claim are lying. Not a good debunking stance. I bet 100,000 dollars that i could bring up at least 200 sources that could debunk her lame information. Including GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS who don't agree with the official narrative. Nobody watches this idiot's show and she clearly is jealous and threatened by alex jones success which is why she would waste an entire segment on him. She seemed really defensive of her agenda and further proved conspiracy theorist right. All she did was slander.......she blew it.
#5 Apr 26, 2013
I heard it was the shooters, when YOU need it and anyone else you choose otherwise, is that right ??? LMAOROFU~! Poor gun nutters..
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