Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I don't really trust many people. Ok, that's not actually true. I trust most people, but nothing surprises me. That's what I meant. In case that doesn't make sense, let me just say that I think many (though there are exceptions and some people are just down right mean and evil.) people mean well and would prefer to make the right decisions, but when they don't, I don't really get all that surprised. I mean really, you can only be shocked by so many headline stories before you just shake your head and think "There goes another one. Asshole." (I put "asshole" in there because it's usually a man who has made the big mistake, and the mistakes vary from man to man, but the mistake usually results in him being an asshole, or worse.)
I am not really much of a conspiracy theorist. Do I think the government was behind the death of JFK, Robert Kennedy or Martin Luther King, Jr.? Well, like stated above, I wouldn't be surprised. But that doesn't mean I am running around screaming "Conspiracy! Conspiracy!" What about Princess Diana? Again, I wouldn't be surprised. I have come to understand that people, especially those with reputations to protect, images to uphold and egos to feed, will do just about anything to save themselves from shame and embarrassment, not to mention jail and big fines. It seems politicians/government officials, clergy, high level executives and athletes make up a large population of these people. I also believe that those in charge, those who think they are in charge or those who WANT TO BE in charge tell us what we want to hear, try to tell us what to think and what to believe. Unfortunately, too many people are ok with that because it seems much of society doesn't want to think through anything or analyze the facts or situations to make their own decisions. It's just easier to be told how, what and when and leave it at that. I call this the "blank slate" syndrome. So many people have a blank slate and are just waiting for others to fill it with thoughts, actions and beliefs.
So I just don't know what to think about the book. I think maybe I should read it just to see exactly what he is saying and why. I still don't think it would make me run around screaming "conspiracy!" but it might give me something to think about. Then, if these "conspiracies" are ever proven true, I really won't be surprised.