Thursday, April 25, 2013

Post Boston Craziness: Conspiracy Theories and Magic Mushrooms

Is it in the water, or are the spores spread through the air? You know, that strain of lunacy that appears far more wide spread than any variety of bird flu has ever been. Lets face facts, it is has infected huge numbers of the human race and there seems to be no cure for it.

NBC News reports that in Russia, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of the Boston bombing suspects, was interviewed by a local media outlet and said that she never saw any violent tendencies in them. That is all fine and good I suppose. I mean she is a mother and many mothers find it hard to believe their children are capable of deadly mayhem. However at one point during the interview she stepped straight onto the crazy train by claiming, "America took my sons away from me, I'm sure my kids were not involved in anything." She also asserted that her surviving son, Dzhokhar had not been questioned by the police and in fact not even been identified as a suspect by authorities. She blamed all of her son's bad press on--well--the press.

Previously her husband had said that Tamerlan, the older of the two, was a famous boxing champion in the United States and Dzhokhar was a medical school student. Toward the end of the interview Mrs. Tsarnaeva was quoted as saying she regretted ever coming to the U.S. No doubt, on that point at least, huge numbers of people will agree with her.

Here in the states, right wing babbler, Glenn Beck went on the air claiming there was a vast conspiracy afoot that has been designed to cover the tracks of a third man involved in the bombing. Beck, who is such a quack that even Fox News had to get rid of him, believes a Saudi national with a known terrorist past was arrested, released, and is now about to be deported. On his independent radio broadcast he doesn't say who he believes is letting the guy off the hook, but does claim that all the subterfuge began after John Kerry, the Secretary of State, Vice President Joe Biden, and Barak by God Obama himself had conferred with various Saudi officials, including the ambassador and the foreign minister.

All this started when a Saudi national was wounded in the bombing, then questioned by authorities who even searched his Revere, MA apartment. Before the questioning began he was put on a watch list in order to keep him in the country. After clearing him of any wrong doing his name was removed from the watch list. At about the same time a second Saudi man was picked up when it was found he had overstayed his visa. Beck claims all this is a government created fog, that the two men are one in the same, and that nefarious powers removed the man's name from the watch list presumably at the behest of the Saudi government.

Fox New reporter, Bret Baier looked into the whole thing and basically said there was nothing to it. Beck, however, won't be deterred. He claims that, "we have a media so out of control they will destroy anyone who tries to protect America." He also assures us that the burden of proof  is on the federal government to disprove his theory, which is highly convenient for Glenn Beck and his ratings. In the future he can argue that since the government is behind the conspiracy everything they do to disprove it will be--yes--just another part of the conspiracy.

Which leads us to New Hampshire republican lawmaker, Stella Tremblay. She wrote this on Beck's facebook page before the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaeva, "The Boston Marathon was a Black Ops "terrorist" attack. One suspect dead, the other one will be too before they have a chance to speak. Drones and now, "terrorists" attack by our own government. Sad day, but "wake up" to all of us."

Ms. Tremblay's source of information regarding this crafty, not to mention, deadly government plot was Alex Jones' Infowars web site. Brother Jones, out of Austin, TX and another independent radio host, also claims the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the 9-11 attacks on New York City and Washington were both government black ops. In addition he says NASA faked the moon landings and that "thousands" of astronauts have been killed.

Matthew Slater, New Hampshire republican executive director said Representative Tremblay's remarks were, "bizarre, embarrassing, and unfounded." The GOP leader in the N.H. state house described them as, "highly offensive, egregious, and irrational." A Democratic spokesperson said they represented, "an epidemic of disgusting and shockingly inappropriate behavior by members of the New Hampshire republican party."

Last year Ms. Temblay emailed all of her fellow state representatives an eight minute video that she said proved Barak Obama was not a citizen of the United States. Today she claims she has nothing to apologize for.

Yes, something is going on around here that can't be explained in the realms of logic and reason. Perhaps the real conspiracy is that all these rubes have stumbled upon the most potent species of psilocybin mushroom ever found and are keeping it to themselves. Whatever the case it seems to be working out for both Jones and Beck despite the fact the two of them have been canned by main stream media outlets. Stella Tremblay is currently serving her third term in the N.H. legislature so all this bat shit insanity hasn't derailed her career either, at least not yet.

We used to have brains in this country. I don't know when it all fell apart for us. Perhaps it was when Jack Kennedy was murdered. That terrible act let all these crazed fucks out of the closet and into the mainstream. It has been down hill ever since.

Thanks to the propensity of so many people to believe anything they see, or hear broadcast we've stepped off the deep end. And ultimately, in the final analysis, what television did for all those slick and perfectly coiffed, greed head born again Christian evangelists, the internet has done for the likes of Alex Jones. It has given the most perverse and ruthless hucksters, con men and midway geeks a global stage and an audience whose numbers are so vast they can't be counted.

After all, like the woman in the car insurance ad says, "They can't put it on the internet unless it is true. I read that on the internet."


sic vita est


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