Conspiracy Theories (Pocket Essential series) by Robin Ramsay

By Robin Ramsay

Conspiracy theories are all the following, yet not only coated as much as be ridiculed and pushed aside. For one of the absurd conspiracy theories at present proliferating on the web, there are nuggets of genuine learn approximately genuine conspiracies ready to be mined. totally sourced and referenced, this book is a significant exam of a desirable phenomenon.

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The alien abduction phenomenon is bizarre in the extreme and no one – certainly no one on the sceptical side of the argument – has come within shooting distance of providing an explanation of what is going on. • 42 • I A M PA R A N O I D B U T A M I PA R A N O I D E N O U G H ? Behind a surprising number of the bizarre stories floating around in the cosmic conspiracy miasma there is something, however fragmentary, which is real. Sometimes even the most implausible claim has to be taken seriously.

A number of books about the O. J. Simpson case appeared in the US after the trial. According to a contents summary I read in the catalogue of Tom Davis Books,10 one such argues that the murders had their origins in the FBI blacklist of certain bar applicants (would-be lawyers) because of their antiwar activities. These unemployed lawyers assassinated Nicole Simpson and framed O. J. Simpson to compel the FBI to disclose the blacklist. Only in America, with one million lawyers, home of the lawyer joke, would someone imagine a murderous cabal of unemployed lawyers!

See Guardian 15 February 2000. 3. The claim that people are finding it harder to distinguish between fantasy and reality is difficult to sustain and is always pooh-poohed by the garbage media who claim that people know, for example, that the Daily Sport or the National Inquirer are not meant to be taken seriously. I am not so sure. The Sunday Telegraph some years ago carried a story about a policeman in London who was psychic. The policeman concerned was quoted as saying, ‘At first my colleagues in the police force thought it was all a bit odd.

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