Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Feeding the conspiracy theorists

One unfortunate side effect of the Bush regime’s "discipline" (the euphemism that some self-hating journalists adopt to refer to the White House's refusal to treat them as if they have a legitimate role in the democratic process) is that it stokes the fires of innuendo, rumor-mongering, and conspiracy theorizing which in any event tend to swirl around those who hold power. The lack of facts provides a swamp for conspiracy theories to breed in. For example, the White House's refusal to share information energizes those who suggest that Dick Cheney took dictation from energy company executives, as well as for those who question what took place at the Pentagon on the morning of September 11, 2001.

Let me be clear: I don’t buy the conspiracy theories. By definition, conspiracies theories only appear when there's just not enough evidence to make a definitive case, and I prefer definitive cases.

With that said, if the Bush regime were engaged in the skullduggery that the theorists insinuate, then its behavior -- the instinctive "no" regarding all requests for information -- would be indistinguishable from what we actually observe the White House doing.

1 comment:

Gigaplex said...

I don't usually buy conspiracy theories either but this is not a theory. This time there is real facts. A mountain of facts. Why would there be no plane wreckage? How could the plane fit through such a small hole? How did they distinguish all the fire from the fuel so quickly? Why was the roof intact at first?

The other planes took down two huge skyscrapers! This plane somehow barely scrathes the pentagon? I don't fucking think so my friend. You have too much faith in the media and government. Believe it or not there are people out there that cater to their own needs before the masses. Surely you have meet these types sometime in your life. It's not like they are few and far between.