Short post for today, mostly to fulfill my commitment to myself to have something every day. In my day job, I drive to different locations doing inspections. I will not reveal my employer, out of respect for my employer’s (presumed) desire to stay out of my politics.
I get to meet a lot of people in my day job. Almost all of them are great folks. I did meet someone today who was a believer in Chemtrails and was a Truther. Just talking to him, trying to explain high bypass turbofan engines, I could feel my IQ dropping. Let me have Bill Whittle explain what I think about conspiracy theories.
I want to forgo the niceties of the hot towel and go straight for the jugular on this one. My goal here is not to bust any of these four conspiracy theories; that has all been done much more effectively elsewhere. What I am trying to do here is to build a chain of evidence to show a progressively deteriorating epidemic of world-wide insanity, of truly diseased thinking — not just a misunderstanding or difference of opinion but real, diagnosable mental illness. I want to get to that disease in a minute — and the cause of it too – but first let’s examine what some people claim to believe in and the mountains of sand one has to carry in order to bury one’s head so deep.
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