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New Horizons in Conspiracy Cinema are under discussion over at the Register.
Nope. Oliver Stone got it wrong. JFK was actually killed by Jackie, and the Knights of Malta, and Cdl. Spellman, and Onassis, and the CIA, and Dulles, and LBJ, and J. Edgar Hoover, and Obama, and they’re all controlled by the Jesuits!
The Internet has spoken:
Also, the Jesuits control the US government because the obelisk in St. Peter’s Square looks like the Washington Monument. And the Man of Sin, Bergoglio, is set to impose the one-world anti-Christ apostasy of Sunday worship upon the world. This is your final warning! Your life depends on it!
Aaaaand … the Jesuits are ruling the world through Celestiophysics! A SCIENTIST(!) says so, so it must be true:
We look to be almost as busy as the Jews.
What did I just read?
Actually, Mark’s article was just using the coincidence that JFK, C. S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley died on the same day to construct a parody of the “thinking” of conspiracy theorists. This went sailing over the heads of some commenters.
There _have_ been actual conspiracies, though they are much rarer than the imagined ones. The imaginary ones are very easy to construct, generally assuming a kind of omni-competence which is impossible in real life. Another symptom of an imaginary conspiracy theory is that it assumes the form of a non-falsifiable proposition. Any facts which would contravene the imagined conspiracy are dismissed as “what _they_ would want you to believe.”
Quite a few of these theories form a part of the Protestant and secular “analyses” of Catholicism, a few examples of which “thinking” I have produced below.