The Sarge: On Conspiracy Theories
Stats show that at least 56% of Americans believe in some kind of conspiracy. Why are there so many conspiracies, some on the same subject but at odds with each other on cause and effect? One personal belief I have is that radicals on the Right and the Left are fielding bizarre theories, then laughing themselves to death at how many people believe them.
Some conspiracies have substance, like the conspiracy of silence between the media and the Democrats, to protect our present outlaw administration from the numerous scadals it has perpetuated. No one has ever explained the explosion of Flight 800 over New York Harbor satisfactorily, or why the Clinton administration put a stop to the investigation. But seriously, brothers and sisters, in the past few years I have been entertained with notions that World War I was fought so the British could get control over the entire Middle East (how’d that work out?), and that contrails are up there to dumb us down.
Well, you folks who are worrying about contrails are probably already lost to clear thinking anyway. My friends, conspiracy theories give simple answers to complex issues, and excuse the teller/believer from doing real research into the subject in question. A good conspiracy telling makes the teller feel like the smartest guy in the room, and makes him/her feel like they are truly expounding with intelligence. And you New World Order types, how’s that going? The world hasn’t been so divided since 1939, no thanks to the present administration. And most of the people presently trying to bring America down have agendas that are knowable, and do not need conspiracies.
Call me stodgey, but I’ll continue to get my information from the likes of Samuel Elliott Morrison, JFC Fuller, and James A. Michener, and not Jesse Ventura, Jim Hightower, and the clones of Art Bell. But you want to know what really bugs me about the devoted conspiracy buff? He/she is, in effect, telling the rest of us that causes, virtue, individual initiative, heroism, charity, philanthropy, love of freedom, devotion, loyalty, and even faith and prayer, all are for nothing, because dark forces, and powerful people in secret rooms, control all events and results anyway. It’s not hard to see why the average conspiracy buff is generally unsuccessful in life, and is looking for something and someone to blame. May our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all the days of your lives, brothers and sisters, and let nothing compromise the promises of the Word in your hearts.
Posted with permission on ReaganGirl.com. The opinions expressed by The Sarge do not necessarily reflect those of ReaganGirl.com, but DANG, his opinions are AWESOME!