'The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence and vice versa ' Donald Rumsfeld 2002.
I am interested in conspiracy theories and how they require very little in the way of actual evidence, it almost acts like faith. The murky and corrupt nature of our leaders rarely gets the same level of our scrutiny as does the Zapruder footage of a man being shot in the head by a crazed loner. Of course crazed loners do not murder famous people...or is that what they want you to think?.
Conspiracy is big business as is disaster, the 9/11 market is millions of dollars, as thousands of people share their take on the terrorist attack...for a small fee of course. The footage of JFK being shot in the head is shocking, but of course we can all watch it, rewind it, make him live , make him die.
Shock and awe is ironic, since it is not, for us, the viewer shocking at all. How many Americans and British citizens even broke their sleep cycle to watch Cluster bombs rain down on the 65 thousand Iraqi citizens who died from indiscriminate bombing?.
Im interested in how the leaders paraphrase and select information as much as the conspiracy theorists do, and are often just as out of touch with reality.
Critical thinking, as ever saves the day.