Why I Avoid Conspiracy Theories


I always suspected that this is how The System worked.

from the new issue of the New Yorker


7 Responses to Why I Avoid Conspiracy Theories

  1. Lawrence October 5, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    Yes, the “C” word used to have some punch. Now it’s just a term of derision. But seriously, a lawyer friend of mine told me that one of the most commonly prosecuted crimes is conspiracy — literally thousands and thousands of cases prosecuted each year. But when anyone by the Fed or sacred local forces that prevent us from the utter chaos and hell of freedom invoke the “C” word, it goes through a process similar to transubstantiation.

  2. Lawrence October 5, 2010 at 12:26 pm #

    That’s “but” not “by”

  3. Tom Blanton October 5, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    It is precisely because of the darts that I don’t sell conspiracy theories in front of my home.


  4. Jim October 5, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    Tom – thanks for the link to your deft analysis.

    I can only hope that Christine O’Donnell will stop this kind of legislative self-abuse after she gets elected.

  5. Jim October 5, 2010 at 9:37 pm #

    Lawrence – yep, prosecutors love to pile on those conspiracy charges. And they find enough jurors to swallow such hokum….

  6. Dirk W. Sabin October 6, 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    Aint much real need for conspiracy with this populace, mere grabass always suffices.

  7. Jim October 10, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    And it doesn’t even have to be high quality ***, either.