Conspiracy Theories



Yesterday the Reelz network reran it’s miniseries The Kennedys, which I’d seen before, and I rewatched some of it. It reminded me of an article I read last month, which I’ll refer to in a minute. First I’ll say that for the record I don’t consider myself a conspiracy theorist. That isn’t to say that I don’t think conspiracies and cover-ups sometimes happen. There are many proven conspiracies involving governments and/or big businesses, from Watergate, to the Tuskegee Experiment, to the C.I.A.’s Cointelpro against various activist groups, and many others. Sometimes people in power do effed up stuff.

So it is good to question authority and not always automatically believe the official story. But some folks take it to the opposite extreme, and just automatically assume a massive conspiracy for pretty much everything. I do try to view events with a critical eye. I’ve previously explained why…

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