“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”

The phrase ‘conspiracy theory’ is a very dangerous one in today’s United States. It has long since become a magical chant used to cast a spell over the senses of the populace, to get them to discount or ignore what they see in front of their very eyes. Now, I’m not suggesting that every conspiracy theory regarding events of substance (e.g. 9/11 or the 2000 election theft) should automatically be granted legitimacy. But when a preponderance of contrary evidence mounts before you, you must consider that the official explanation you’ve been asked to accept is inadequate.

I’m going to give you a couple of links in a moment. Before I do, consider the context in which the subjects of these links exists. The price of oil– upon which our entire grossly overconsuming society depends– has skyrocketed in the last few years. Two successive presidential elections have been decided under dubious (at best) circumstances. Our imperial overreach, both military and economic, is beginning to show signs of drastic strain. Our Constitution is flouted regularly by officials at the highest levels of our government.

Despite the insistence of the Bush administration and its many sycophants in corporate media, a group of cave-dwelling Islamic extremists is the least of our worries. It appears that we have become easily our own worst enemy. That raises a question: when some, most, or all of these crises reach their breaking point and snap back upon us, what will happen? What will our farm look like when those chickens come home to roost?

Now you may examine the following links, and ask yourself if a conspiracy theory founded upon willful ignorance is more appropriate than a theory that sounds alarm.

Operation Urban Warrior

U.S. Troops Asked if They Would Shoot American Citizens

Blackwater: From the Nisour Square Massacre to the Future of the Mercenary Industry

Military Commissions Act of 2006

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