Satiating the Appetite of the Conspiracy Mongers

Limbaugh suggested to his audience [read: programmed] that perhaps, just perhaps that the oil rig disaster was a plot by ‘the government’ to kill off-shore drilling.  Michael ‘Heck-of-a-job-Brownie Brown appeared on, gulp, FoxNews yesterday and repeated the conspiracy theory. No doubt, Beck played along too.

We, the 80-percenters with brains, laugh at the utter stupidity of it all, yet the 20-percenters thrive on stuff like this.  I wonder if Limbaugh is at this moment attempting to weave the Times Square bomber into the Democrat [sic] Party.  The local conspiracist, Jack Kelly who writes a bi-weekly Op Ed for the local rag, today claimed that America is unsafe because Obama cut back on building the F-22 Raptor.  Unsafe?  From which ‘enemy’?

I’ve often tried to get my brain around those 20-percenters to find out what rattles around in their skulls that causes them to ‘fear and conspire’ so frequently.  What kind of life do they have if, when they awaken each morning, they wonder if they will alive by sunset? Or does that stoke their fire? Perhaps that’s all there is to their life.  Maybe that’s it.

Is their life so meaningless, so empty that they must invite demons and devils to spar with each day? Is that their reason d’etre? Without these daily conspiracies they would be forced to examine their own shallowness, their emptiness, their bland, worthless lives? Am I getting close to the truth?  I suspect that I am.

Could it be a drugless addiction? What if, god forbid, a 20-percenters could not get to the radio or TV to get their daily dose of conspiracy?  Like a smoker without smokes or a heroin junkie without his fix.  What kind of miserable day would unfold if there was nothing to block the reality of his shallow life? It would be like standing in front of a mirror looking at the jackass in the reflection.  Way too much to handle.

Someone else needs to be blamed; some other group has to take the heat, to be responsible for the misery of his life. ‘Those people.’

That’s my hypothesis.  I wonder how close to the truth I came?

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3 thoughts on “Satiating the Appetite of the Conspiracy Mongers

  1. Hello Muddy,
    Today I am remembering Kent State on my site. I am in a very somber mood today as this was an impressive moment in my life when I heard the news on May 4, 1970.

    It was those with the conservative thought then making statements that those students got what they deserved. The fact is, many of those killed or wounded were not protesters, they were just students going to their next class much like the over exuberance National Guardsmen’s stray, untargeted bullet, that struck Sandra Lee Scheuer.

    Scheuer was an honors student in Speech Therapy. She did not take part in the War Protests that preceded the shootings. She was shot through the throat from a distance of 130 yards while walking between classes and died within five or six minutes from her loss of blood. According to the account of Bruce Burkland, a close family friend, Scheuer “was walking with one of her speech and hearing therapy students across the green. Neither Sandra nor the young man had anything to do with the assembly of students on the green.”

    I remember well those of the conservative mind spouting slogans thoughtlessly such as, “My country, right or wrong!” But as more often than not, these people with extreme conservative viewpoints, because of no follow through of thought being their nature, did not even get this correct.

    It is a quote from Carl Schurz (March 2, 1829 – May 14, 1906) was a German revolutionary, an American statesman and reformer, and Union Army General in the American Civil War. Carl Schurz in 1869 became the first German born American elected to the United States Senate. The full quote is, “My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.”

    To point out what is wrong, making people aware through protests, is what “SETTING IT RIGHT” is what Carl Schurz was taking about. Not the twisted meaning the mindless were trying to imply its meaning.

    I am sorry but today, I cannot give any validity to the Dimwitted Bobble Heads of Rush Limbaugh or any of the “Me Toos.” They are nothing more today than those back then who thought that Sandra Lee Scheuer got what she deserved.

    This is the true cost to our society form the twisted truths, making up so called facts, propagating hate speeches, from the likes of Rush Limbaugh and his like.

  2. I have always thought that a little paranoia was a healthy thing. I am a curious person and I want to know the truth and I am always seeking answers and explanations. My concept of what is truth is flexible because the parameters of my knowlege are always changing as i learn.

    There is a big difference between seeking truth and believing only what you want to believe. I just saw a video that was from a FOX & Friends broadcast this week in which they seriously put forth the idea that Mr. Rogers was evil.
    Why? Because he told kids they were special. This is in conflict with the conservative ideas that society owes you nothing and we are all in it for ourselves. They went on for quite a while telling their viewers that he made kids believe that they deserved welfare with his indoctrination of entitlement.
    Another anti liberal conspiracy theory we’ll hear more about in right wingnut blogs in the coming weeks.

  3. “There is a big difference between seeking truth and believing only what you want to believe.”

    Exactly MD and that statement applies to much longer than just the last 2 years.
    I think that the reason these conspiracy theories get started is mainly due to the government’s lies and cover-ups that seem have become an all too common occurrance over the last 40 years or so. The people’s trust and faith in the government is at an all time low.

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