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Inanity Alert: Conspiracy Theories – The Last Refuge of the Uninformed

by George Jones on April 3, 2011

So, what gives inane conspiracy theories such a half-life?

You would think the mass of factual information readily available to virtually anyone would be the quick death of inane conspiracy theories and other intellectual excrement being hurled about by apish ‘personalities’ populating our airwaves.

Unfortunately, facts do not typically get in the way of a good story and our recent history is filled with apocryphal notions of grandeur. From Roswell to the JFK Assassination, our government is the centerpiece of most conspiracies that gain critical mass – but it’s money that provides the fuel for them.

Vienna Boys Choir

Presidential assassins? Perhaps ...

Oliver Stone’s “JFK” grossed over $200 million dollars. Not a bad payoff to perverting the narrative of a national tragedy. Scores of authors have made tidy sums on this piece of history by implicating everyone from Lyndon Johnson to the Vienna Boys Choir.

Glenn Beck produces conspiracy theories in much the same way a victim of dysentery will create fetid pools of waste – ‘involuntarily’ and ‘without much forethought’ being among the many parallels – and he brings home about $18 million dollars a year.

Glenn Beck is an Idiot

I wouldn't drink what he's selling ...

Fortunately, as long as actual historians write actual history books there is still hope that people might read enough of them to realize that conspiracy theories tend to serve only their authors.

Caveat emptor!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Jodi April 3, 2011 at 10:32 pm

God George, I want to write as good as you!!


admin April 4, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Thank you Jodi – you made my day!


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