Monday, April 26, 2010

Slate Writer Repeats Iran Lie

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, it's safe to say, is currently incubating several nuclear weapons.....-Jack Shafer, Slate.Com
I'm an old conspiracy theorist, which I may have gotten from my father, who was a member of the John Birch Society, and would have regular meetings at our house showing films painting the Beatles as a communist plot to undermine America's youth by introducing them to wild negro music, effeminate long hair, and recreational drugs. Later, in the seventies, he received newsletters connecting then President Jimmy Carter to Phil Walden and cocaine trafficking. You might say I was born with a tin foil hat on my head.
My latest conspiracy theory is that the US media is running a psyop on the American people, much as it did in the run up to our illegal invasion of Iraq, with the target this time being, of course, Iran. This follows the same pattern of disinformation, designed to create a justification in the mind of television watchers, to garner support for an all out attack against a regime, while not my favorite on Earth, still has not been found to be doing the things that the US government and corporate media are accusing them of doing.
Many conspiracy theories start out from facts, as an instance, the fact that then Congressman Gerald Ford admittedly moved a bullet wound on JFK's official autopsy report to fit the single-shooter "magic bullet" story is the jumping off point for many theorists much the same way that kerosene (jet fuel) and asbestos (which lined much of the World Trade Centers)do not burn hot enough to melt steel frames is the jumping off point for a lot of Truthers who do not believe the "official" conspiracy presented by the government. This is the same government which then used these attacks as an excuse to invade Iraq using the lie that country was somehow involved, all the while aided by a compliant corporate media that, rather investigate any claims put forth, instead repeated them verbatim ad nauseum. But if you see any kind of conspiracy there, you're some kind of whacko!


Tom Harper said...

I just KNEW it was all the Beatles' fault. Those four maniacs ruined America's youth :)

I always expected better of Slate. I'm surprised they're jumping on the Iran bandwagon.

Lew Scannon said...

I don't think it's slate as much as it is the writer, probably a neocon from way back.