Skeptical Libertarian: "The Four Dumbest Conspiracy Claims About Boston"Submitted by BP_McLiberty on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:25
I'll be vilified by some for sharing this, but....
As libertarians, many of us embrace the credo: "Question everything." But "everything" means everything, including the theories advanced by our fellow libertarians. To put it another way: If something comes from the mainstream media, we're justified in giving it deep scrutiny, but just because something didn't emerge from the mainstream media doesn't make it true.
Here's my favorite excerpt from this article:
This is how conspiracy theorizing works: anything can be interpreted as evidence for the “theory.” Bomb dogs present? Government was in on it. Bomb dogs not present? Government was in on it. High security? Government knew. Light security? Government knew. No photos of victims? No victims. Photos of victims? Fakes and actors. Police don’t catch a suspect? They let him escape on purpose. Police caught suspect? Framed patsy. Security cameras show suspects? Photoshop. Cameras don’t show them? Cover up.
For some healthy skepticism about some of the week's Boston theories, read on: