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Re: The Conspiracy Of Conspiracy Theorizing

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2013 08:30:35 -0500
Archived: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:23:21 -0400
Subject: Re: The Conspiracy Of Conspiracy Theorizing


>From: Vincent Boudreau <vincentboudreau.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 23:00:33 -0400
>Subject: Re: The Conspiracy Of Conspiracy Theorizing

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 09:55:23 -0500
>>Subject: Re: The Conspiracy Of Conspiracy Theorizing

>>>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>>>To: <post.nul>
>>>Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 12:21:30 +0100
>>>Subject: Re: The Conspiracy Of Conspiracy Theorizing

><snip>

>>>And don't forget there _is_ an unknown number of conspiracies in
>>>existence that we can only suspect or guess at.

>>Hi, Ray,

>>The item I cited was a poll conducted by a reputable
>>professional organization with a good track record. It was not
>>something made up by agents of a sinister conspiracy. tt
>>certainly comports with my personal experience. It's one reason
>>I try to stay out of bars. The joints, I learned long ago, are
>>lousy with conspiracy theorists. That's one reason the phrase
>>"barstool ranter" was invented.

>A funny story:

>Blonde enters a bar as Jerome Clark leaves it.

>She orders a triple Scotch on the rocks.

>As she starts sipping her drink, she notices that all the wide-
>eyed clients were wearing a tin foil hat and are now removing
>them.

>She asks: "What gives?"

>The guy on the next stool, about to take a sip of his, pauses
>and says: "Well, it's all about Jerry. We would want to deceive
>him, and since his mind is already made up, why bother him with
>the facts?"


Almost in spite of myself, I am impressed. Someone who
acknowledges that he finds wisdom in the pronouncements of
barstool ranters is a rarely honest and self-aware conspiracy
theorist indeed.

I suppose I should spend less time educating myself in political
history -- I mean, what do all those over-educated, pointy-
headed professors know anyway? -- and more time getting the true
story in saloons.

Then again, has it occurred to you that barstool ranters may
have been placed there by the conspirators to spread
disinformation intended to conceal what they're _really_ up to?

You never know.


Jerry Clark



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