Tag Archives: Conspiracy Theories

Just Imagine That

In 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, with help from Phil Spector, came up with that song Imagine – calm and stately and simple. Imagine a world at peace, without the barriers of borders or the divisions of religion and … Continue reading

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Believing Absolutely Everything

One thing leads to another. The white nationalists marching in Charlottesville, with their torches and Confederate (and Nazi) flags, were shouting “Jews will not replace us” – which had a bit to do with Trump’s guy Steve Bannon, now long … Continue reading

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Everything Connected

Everything’s connected. Environmentalists say that. Don’t wipe out this obscure species or that – that dung beetle has a useful function. Possums eat ticks. Everything is interlocked. Don’t upset nature’s balance – and drive a bit less, or drive something … Continue reading

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The Coming Conspiracy Election

These are odd times. Ashley Feinberg at Gawker reminds us that he’s still at it: It’s common knowledge that Michelle Obama, wife to President Barack Obama, is actually a transgender woman. Joan Rivers then joked about this a few months … Continue reading

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The Natural State of Paranoia

There’s being foolishly naïve, and then there’s being cautiously trusting of others, and then there’s being skeptical but intelligent about it, and then there’s being cynical, followed by being bitter and holding a grudge against the world. The next step … Continue reading

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Being Stunned Once Too Often

The only reason people write about current events, and about the national or international politics that underlie them – along with how centuries of history and shifting social norms and odd economic trends play their part in what seems to … Continue reading

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