Monday, August 31, 2009

The Beat Goes On

Wow. Somebody commented on a really old post today. The Kennedy Assassination post. From way back on November 22 of 2008!

Here's what he said. (the quotes in blue are mine)

"I agree.; the simplest explanation is generally correct...

I mean, a president embarrasses the CIA by refusing support for the Bay of Pigs, threatens to split the CIA into 100 pieces and swears to end the Federal Reserve, then ends up dead months later. Who stands to gain from him being dead?

And who needs some complicated theory where a single bullet tears through multiple layers of bone and flesh, while also it makes a couple of 90 degree turns in mid air, before winding up being found in pristine condition on a hospital stretcher, when you have multiple witnesses were present and audio forensic analysis as well as additional bullet holes in the limo and surrounding area of the street that shows there were multiple shooters.

"Humans just love to be 'in on a secret'. Admit it, when you see group of people huddled together and whispering, you really want to know what they are talking about. How many times have you heard someone say they'd love to be a fly on the wall for that conversation."

Yeah, they love to be in on a secret. That's why these people make hundreds of films write hundreds of books and broadcast these secrets all over the World Wide Web and airwaves trying to tell everyone that will listen.

"It's much more comforting to think that there are large groups of highly trained and sinister people doing these things than just run of the mill nut jobs. Perhaps because it makes us feel more secure in a way."

Yeah, I know I feel so much safer knowing the government (the people that guard the skies, guard the borders, police the streets, fight the wars, and do airline screening) were involved in 9/11.

It's terrifying to think that a guy in a cave and his band of 19 heavy drinking, strip club frequenting Muslim fundamentalists got lucky and made the U.S. air defense stand down and crash those planes--but my own government, hey I can sleep like a baby knowing that."

Conspiracy theorist? I'd guess yes. People will always believe what they want to believe, what fits their personal world view, regardless of facts. And the trouble with facts, of course, is that people will find 'facts' to support their version of the truth. Pristine bullet on the cot. Bullet holes riddling the limo and streets. Or the ever popular belief that somehow members of the US military carried out 9/11. Stuff like that.

One of the beautiful things about our country is that it allows us the freedom not only to have these beliefs, but to express them as well. So, Clay - while I respect your right to your opinions on the conspiracies, I just don't agree. It would have taken dozens of people to coordinate a presidential assassination, and hundreds or thousands to bring down the towers. And there just aren't that many people that can keep their mouths shut about such a thing. Either bragging or whistle blowing. But good luck with that!

More Later

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