Conspiracy of Fools

There are a lot of things that irritate me but one of the biggest is conspiracy theorists. There’s nothing worse than an idiot who thinks he’s smarter than a bunch of experts who've spent their lives gaining deep knowledge of some subject.  These are not people who are not interested in learning the truth. They fail to appreciate that humans can’t know everything.  They are people who simply create “facts” that are made up to fit their preconceived notions.

A third shooter on the grassy knoll, 9/11 was an inside job, Roswell and Area 51. Back in the 1960s many people believed Hitler was still alive. Why don’t you don’t hear that one anymore?  Don’t get me started on people who literally believe in the Bible.  A flood covered the earth? Really?

One of the biggest conspiracy theories is that the moon landing was faked.  I found this wonderful video by filmmaker S.G. Collins that shreds the faked moon landing bunk by simply pointing out that given the technology we had in 1969 it was actually easier to go to the moon then to fake it. The video is about 13 minutes but well worth the time.

I can’t believe in conspiracies because people are incapable of keeping a secret. People can’t do it. You can never kill everyone involved because then you have to kill the killers, etc., etc.  Someone somewhere is ALWAYS going to talk.

The most insightful part of the SG Collins video is his statement regarding real conspiracies.  Clinging to bogus conspiracy theories blinds you to real conspiracies like unlimited detention, the financial industry bailout, the Patriot Act and one he didn't mention, increasing drone strikes that kill innocent people. Those are the real conspiracies.

As long as people are spinning their wheels on faked moon landings and faked 9/11 attacks and Obama's birth certificate they are not focused on the real threats.  And that's just how the government likes it.

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