Sunday, April 22, 2007

Conspiracy theories

After the murders at Virginia Tech no doubt there will be a number of conspiracy theories suggesting things like a staged mass shooting by the gun control lobby.

Conspiracy theories abound….J F Kennedy, 9/11 and Port Arthur to name just three.

I am unsure whether the people who concoct these theories actually believe what they say and write or if they are just planting the seeds of doubt into the minds of the gullible.

If you Google 9/11 conspiracy theories, for example, you will get a result of…
Results 1 - 10 of about 1,410,000 for conspiracy 9/11.

More than 3000 books on 9/11 have been published; many of them reject the official consensus that hijackers associated with Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda flew passenger planes into U.S. landmarks.

On Port Arthur: Google Results 1 - 10 of about 605,000 for Port Arthur conspiracy. Here is the
Wikipedia link.

JFK conspiracy theories have been around for a very long time and Google results show 1 - 10 of about 1,090,000 for JFK conspiracy.

I get very angry at people who promote conspiracy theories. I recall a teacher colleague who taught Social Studies regurgitating the holocaust deniers’ diatribe that there was really no concrete evidence that it occurred. That made me feel sick.

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