I used to find conspiracy theories fascinating. But like the ever repeating alien stories on Coast to Coast at night, they just get more far-fetched. I think it was Loose Change that soured me on the whole subject. It's too easy to just throw a few video clips together these days, add a little voice track, and viola you have another conspiracy in the making.
On the other hand, the militia arrests that have been in the news are highly illustrative of political idealism carried to it's ultimate conclusion (What about the plane that was crashed into an IRS building in Austin? Any relation? There's a conspiracy, run with it) If taxes are theft, a common libertarian mantra, then why allow the theft to continue?
If you are a Libertarian, a member of the party, then you sign a pledge renouncing violence as a political means. If you aren't, and you've drank the coolaid, what's stopping you?
When I found myself sympathizing with the violent groups I decided it was time to leave the whole process. The US may burn itself down in a fit of self hatred in the next couple of years, but I'm not lighting the match.
Here's a conspiracy for you.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
Jesse Ventura was the second segment on the show, promoting his book American Conspiracies. While I didn't care for the subject he was there to talk about, I found the discussion of the rules concerning the Presidential debates to be quite enlightening. I'd love to see Ventura run as an independent for President. See if they can keep him out of the debates. A former governor, a media figure, but he's not qualified to be invited to the debates?
It'll never happen though. They'd be too afraid he'd pull something like this on them.
If FOX was this entertaining all the time, I might actually tune in to watch.