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November 11, 2010

America to "American" Media: Please quit pissing yourselves

InAbout the mystery missile launch (America the fearful, chapter XX) , Fabius Maximus notes:

There is a major threat to America, one that our military cannot defend against: our cowardice. We have become America the fearful, which clouds our thinking and emboldens our enemies. Today’s mystery missile madness provides yet another in a long line of examples. But there are easy means at hand to regain our courage....
Fortunately a remedy lies within our grasp, using the simple tools of collective action. Today people expressing their fears, even cowardice, do so with enthusiasm. Social disapproval -- shaming them -- could change this. Cowardice is a fact of life, but nothing to be proud of. We can treat them like we do the incontinent.

Posted by Vanderleun at November 11, 2010 1:22 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas at November 11, 2010 1:59 PM

This is exactly why I am harsh and insensitive when debunking people's conspiracy theories in person. As a rule conspiracy people avoid non-conspiracy sources like it's a radioactive suppository. They talk only to other conspiracy people and they think only they know the important details of an event then grew into a conspiracy.

If you spend about 5 minutes with Google and the word debunk, you can usually know 20 more facts than a lifelong conspiracy kook.

Since there is no Truth, just opinions about how we feel about interpretations of "truth" why not create deep significance in crop circles, chemtrails, The Burgerbilders, and FEMA camps?

Conspiracy kooks are crying "fire" in a crowded movie theater of a society and mist be dealt with severely. They didn't accidentally fall into conspiracy. Metaphorically, they waited until their parents were asleep, climbed out a bedroom window, got on a bus to Kookville, and are handing over their money to a Jim Jones while they call the rest of us "sheeple." It's most important for them to demonstrate they are apart from normal people and if they have to invent purple aliens with spaceships, no problem.

Posted by: Scott M at November 12, 2010 2:23 AM