The Problem With Most Conspiracy TheoriesSubmitted by sarx on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 14:23
The problem with most conspiracy theories is they make one very wrong assumption. This assumption goes against everything we know to be true. That assumption is: the Government is adept enough to do something sophisticated, coordinated, and secret.
Simply put, the Government is a collection of power-hungry bureaucrats each competing to get more power, wealth, or influence. They have competing interests and work against each other more than work together. While individuals may or may not be involved in things we deem 'conspiracy', the obvious reality is Governments are just not good at anything other than waste.
I am not advocating anything here other than those who support various conspiracy theories need to address this issue. Any conspiracy theory that involves a large amount of people, or sophisticated coordination seems logically implausible. People do not keep secrets, especially if many people are involved, and Governments are inept at doing the most basic tasks.
So, when discussing conspiracy theories, please address this issue. Without addressing it I believe there are serious logical holes in any assertion.
I would also love to see the issue of 'who' addressed more. When AJ was on Piers he was asked 'who' did 9/11. AJ either had no answer or decided not to give one. I think the movement would be best served trying to answer that. The mysterious 'government' or 'NWO' answer just doesn't work for most people. I am honestly asking, not being patronizing.