Who Are the Dangerous Conspiracy Theorists?

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The recent
Medina
debacle
on Glenn Beck’s overrated
show
highlights the obvious hypocrisy of the Beltway Right-wing
when it comes to conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories that question
government action are shunned while ones that endorse all-out war
are to be embraced and repeated.

I have one
simple question though for anyone free-thinking enough not to immediately
follow whatever the voice on the radio tells them. What “conspiracy
theorists” are more dangerous and deserve to be shunned by
public opinion?

The ones trumpeted
by people like Alex
Jones
whose goal is to have the 9/11 attack investigations to
be reopened?

Or the ones
feverishly hawked by the likes of Sarah
Palin
, Bill
O’Reilly
, Newt
Gingrich
, Sean
Hannity
, and Rush
Limbaugh
that call for the American military to begin attacking
Iran? The aforementioned talking heads of the mainstream conservative
movement are the same voices who were mindless, unquestioning cheerleaders
for Bush’s tragic, costly and unconstitutional war with Iraq
(with the exception of Palin who was quiet on Iraq until shortly
after McCain picked her for his running mate).

These people,
who literally have blood on their hands, are now telling us that
we should look with disgust on anyone who questions the official
account of 9/11?

I don’t
know about you but I strongly believe the guy wearing a baseball
cap that says “inside job” isn’t a threat to anyone.
On the other hand, the self-appointed leaders of the conservative
movement, who have already gotten countless people killed and seriously
maimed with their “conspiracy
theories
” while screeching for more war are the dangerous
ones.

February
18, 2010

Patrick
D. Krey, Esq. is a freelance writer who works in the corporate world
and has an M.B.A., J.D. (law degree) and an L.L.M. (masters of law)
from the University of Buffalo. Patrick is also a general practice
Attorney admitted to the bar in New York State. His writings focus
on national issues and have been published online at JBS.org,
PrisonPlanet.com, Antiwar.com,
Infowars.com, The Tenth
Amendment Center
and in The
New American
bi-weekly print magazine.

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