Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Conspiracy Stuff

Over on Spiked, Frank Furedi has a nice little piece on the ever increasing presence of conspiracy theories.

Interestingly enough, Furedi lumps skepticism over the official explanations of the Iraq war with the 9-11 truthers, a point I hadn't really considered before. What's interesting about Iraq is the willingness of people to believe dark, evil, secret plots, despite the mountains of evidence of fuck ups on every level. The problem is, government incompetence isn't sexy and tends to only reaffirm the world view of us libertarians. And as Furedi points out, maybe it's just easier to believe in evil at work.


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