On Conspiracy Theories
Both on this blog and in other places I've been known for mocking and belittling people who go around spouting theories about how "the U.S. government has evil nefarious secret plans to take away all our freedoms / kill Americans / keep secrets for a long time". As usual, Bill Whittle is the best at making the case for logic and common sense much better than anyone else could, and he does it all in one post -- it's a Whittle-sized post, though. Here's an excerpt (discussing the JFK assassination):
What military man could order such a thing? I am also honored to know many people who have served this country in uniform. To a person, I find they would try to save the life of the President, no matter how much they despised him (or her). They love the office. They love the country. That is why they serve.Read the whole thing.
There's only one kind of person that can believe a group of U.S. military officers would follow such an order: people who don't know any U.S. military officers. What does that say about how they themselves are wired? Colonel, I want you to shoot the President. That order comes direct from the Vice President!
Well, I’ll get on it right away!
It’s ludicrous. It’s absurd. It’s widely believed.