November: “Wingnut conspiracy month”
I like that this article has been first found through blogsurfer.com. I think my idea here will bring order to a chaotic wingnut situation–LOL.
As I was reading an article by a BC editor I realized that November is next month. Weird things happen to me in November, especially on or around the 22nd. And this year I finally got up the nerve to go to the 6th floor museum and did not even go on tour, but it released much energy just the same. Michael Jackson died the next day!
By consensus it seems that until 9/11 the JFK assassination was the gold element on the periodic table of nuts.
Conspiracy buyers can be chalked up to the addictive nature of humanity. Yes, all beings are addicted to something by degree and kind. It’s something to think about and talk about, or in the wingnut’s case something to do or live up to.
And most of all it is something to believe in. And as you wisely point out some have made it a religion complete with a multitude of “bibles.” You don’t mention (I think) the millions of books written about said beliefs but that is all implied in this paragraph you (Dave Nalle on Idiotwars)wrote:
Belief in the mystical truth of the existence a conspiracy requires no factual evidence. It is in many ways just like a religion. When challenged, unreasoning faith can become dangerous fanaticism very quickly. Because their beliefs cannot be tested by logic, conspiracy theorists become especially strenuous in their defense and often prove utterly impervious to reason.
We know that in the JFK case — it was a single man with a single gun whodunit. But look at the cottage industry that has grown up around his death…something to do and even make money from.
my facebook comment: I declare November “Conspiracy Wingnut Month.” As Dave points out in his interesting article and by consensus until 9/11 that his death was the target of conspiracy theorists. It is clear to me that the JFK assassination was the gold element on the periodic table of nuts.
Posted on October 10, 2009, in Famous Fridays and tagged blogcritics, blogsurfer, dave nalle, jfk, november, november 22, periodic table of nuts, wingnut conspiracy. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.