Trigger warning: WaPo BS.
Turns out conspiracy theorists think:
- “politicians often lie, deflect blame and find other ways to look innocent.”
- “government institutions are largely controlled by elite outside interests.”
- “in national politics, nothing happens by accident.”
- “in national politics, you can see patterns, designs and secret activities everywhere once you know where to look.”
If Mr. Enders is unaware of the propensity of politicians to lie, he has an entertaining future ahead of him in political science. “Elite outside interests”? Campaign contributions. (I dealt with one congresscreep who first responded to any request for assistance or support on a bill by asking how much I had contributed.)
Lots of things in politics happen by accident; that’s true. And it’s true that using those accidents to further an agenda is what politics is.
“Patterns, designs and secret activities” is awfully vague. Sure, it can veer off into Conspiracy Land. But…
Patterns: National party platforms, and making sure team players play along? Ever wonder why we can depend on Dimwits to sponsor gun control bills for the children, and Repugnants to fail to repeal ’em for “law & order”?
Designs: Don’t I recall some prez candidate campaigning on a plan to implement a national healthcare law? True, the result doesn’t look well designed, just a mishmash of unread pages of BS.
Secret activities: Four words- Hillary. Rodham. Clinton. Email. And that doesn’t even count CIA, NSA, DIA,and assorted other agencies who — by law — depend on secrecy.
And the guy wonders why people who recognize these facts tend to oppose victim disarmament.