Have you ever noticed that Statists like to dismiss all sorts of inconvenient questions as “conspiracy theories”? Of course, the word “conspiracy” is, in the minds of these automatons, equivalent to the word “crazy.” The truth is that conspiracies, big and small, abound all over the place. The word comes from the Latin con-spirare, which means to “breathe with,” in other words, to work together. Almost everything is a conspiracy: You and I could conspire to go get ice cream tonight. Nevertheless, these same people who watch reruns of the X-files and think that it’s real will deride others for asking pertinent questions by calling them conspiracy theorists. We’re all just nuts, if you ask them, in spite of the questions that go unanswered.
Suddenly, however, there is one conspiracy theory that does not suffer the contempt of the booboisie, and it is this ridiculous notion that health insurance companies have bought the loyalty of Mr. and Mrs. USA as they go out and stand up to their congressmen in these town hall meetings which concern health care “reform.” For starters, if this idea is true, the insurance company bought off an awful lot of people. Moreover, if the health insurance companies are really that awful, would any price suffice to win over Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public? It doesn’t make sense. I thought health insurance companies didn’t want to spend money. That’s what the Left says. Do these corporations enjoy watching people die, while they spend money on other things? Are they run by Satan himself? I have to say that my insurance company does right by me.
There is not one scintilla of evidence that the health insurance companies have rigged the debate, and yet these clowns—many of them “serious” personages in the Congress and the White House—have dared to level this charge. Meanwhile, Jesse Ventura just wants to know why WTC 7 collapsed as in a controlled demolition, and the same “serious” personages contemptuously dismiss him, even though, of the two conspiracy theories, Ventura’s is the only one based on any empirical evidence. (N.B. I am agnostic on the whole 9/11 Truth matter: The outcome of this question does not really stand to change my opinion of government all that much.)
Part of the problem here, of course, is the mass mind. The old saying goes that two heads are better than one, but at the very best this would seem to depend upon which two heads we’re talking about. Humanity, as a mass, is basically stupid and operates not on logic, but on emotion, even today. The masses operate on fear and loathing, and they are gullible in the extreme. Maybe that’s why, as of yesterday, 57% of people in a CNN poll thought that all these protesters were hired by the insurance industry.
So who hired the protesters who favor health care “reform”?