The enemy

It’s a little disconcerting to meet them.  They look and act like normal people.  They speak good English, and are able to read, and write.  In terms of IQ I’m sure there are a number of them above 100.  They can even be personable, off subject.

As Matthew Monforton testified, what they have is not a legal theory, it’s a conspiracy theory.  Which begs the question  — why are they so enthralled with conspiracies?  I’m sure books have been written on the subject, but I think it really boils down to simple ignorance.  They see things they don’t understand, can’t explain.  There have to be reasons for the world to be the way it is, and they just don’t have a clue.  So when they are offered a conspiracy as an explanation they find it satisfying, and take pride in knowing what others don’t.  The poor, simple souls are energized by the special knowledge that they, and few others, share.

My problem is I get angry with them, and it doesn’t do any good.  It’s like getting angry at an infant who drops a rattle.  They really don’t know any better.  But when they give you that little smirk, a signal of their superior knowledge, it’s hard to remain calm.  Getting angry doesn’t solve anything, doesn’t help in any way.

I’m working on it.

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