March 29th, 2006

plant

aaron burr did it

the problem with conspiracy theories, i think, is that they're impossible to debunk. what the fuck do i know about steel support beams and structural integrity? i don't even know enough to know which experts to trust. every nutball theory (and follow some of those links, oh boy!) has its citations and sources and quotes and memos and experts and documents and diagrams. it's convincing by sheer weight, argument by density. how can they be wrong when they're so fucking thorough? i mean, they're obviously not right. but why not? they're just not, dammit. i have no idea.

after all - as that first article points out - we still don't even know what actually happened to JFK, probably the most closely studied conspiracy theory ever. but does anyone believe the official line? and you can bet that anybody talking about the grassy knoll early on was called a crank. meanwhile, i've never even heard of most of these.
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