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Almost all big crimes are conspiracies. We're supposed to try to solve them, à la Sherlock Holmes. But today if you try to explain a crime, you are called a “conspiracy theorist” as if somehow this is a wrong thing to be.
I can tell you it’s gotten weird. There are definitely a lot of events that people are lying about, going back to the assassination of JFK by a magical bullet. I worry that we are living in an almost fictional universe. How can we make smart plans based on a world that doesn't actually exist?
Schools don’t teach enough facts. Media don’t report enough facts. Personally, I would like a return to the notion that we should always seek and tell the Truth. (Hurray for Veritas.) I think we would be safer. At present we are walking in a strange kind of quicksand. Sophistry is just about this country's number one product.
Anyway, if you read this far, you might want to read an interview with James Fetzer as he is somewhat the big name in conspiracy talk these days; and he is a professor of philosophy. So it's an appealing combination.
QED: schools should teach a lot more facts and knowledge, a responsibility they keep trying to avoid.