Without going into it (and I refuse to be drawn into a debate about it because it isn't a debate, but it is a defining example). Consider 9/11 conspiricy theories. There are people, lots of people, who up and down believe it was a false flag, inside job, something-er-rather with an endpoint that would financially and political benefit certain rich people. Of course, such a conspiracy would involve hundreds of people to pull off. It would require compartimentalization of information beyond any other operation in modern history. So how is it then, with the operation requiring so many people, there isn't one "black ops" fellow involved who didn't look into their young daughters eyes and see the monster he had become? Why was there not one whistleblower. How come there are NSA whistleblowers of this but not leaks over that... not one guilty consciounce in 10 years?
And then these same people ascribe incompetence to the Bush Administration and FEMA over Katrina. So here you have one administration simultaneously extremely competent and devious to not let the 9/11 conspiracy leak after 12 years, yet also is so bad at its job, it can't organize the relief efforts in a major American city and stay on message... with FEMA of all things.
Conspiracy theories, like the blossomong Michael Hastings ones, always fail, not because of "conditioning" or "apologists", but because of Basic Logic. They fail because the brains they originate in want simple or sensiscal solutions to complex problem, and more often than not want their world view confirmed. Michael Hastings, you see, under this world view WAS killed by the government. There is no way you can't believe it because not believing it would challenge this world view. And if the world view is challenged, it challenges how you live your life. Human beings don't do that. Rarely are they introspective enough.
Michael Hastings died in a car crash traveling at 100 miles per hour. If the government wanted to kill him, there are tons of better ways. They could have poisoned his dinner, forged his medical records saying he was allergic to walnuts, and said he died due to an accute allergic reaction. They could have done it quietly in the woods on a fishing trip. You know... rocks do fall on people. Or it could have been completely random... LA is a big city and muggings do happen.
But no, they chose a car accident, something that insurance companies, due to their liabilities in such events, are extremely careful to forensically analyze. They choose something that will have dozens of eyes on it who cant possibly be all on the payroll of Big Brother.
And this is your conspiracy? Don't make me laugh.
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