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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. QotD: What Is and Is Not a Conspiracy Theory

 

To count as a conspiracy, a plan involving two or more parties must be covert. Not even Alex Jones would talk of a Democratic Party conspiracy to field a candidate who can beat Trump. The term “conspiracy theory” is to be used and understood accordingly. Had Lee Harvey Oswald spoken just before his death of a second gunman on the grassy knoll, one would not be a conspiracy theorist for taking him seriously. The information could still be wrong, but someone disagreeing with it would have to engage in actual refutation. The same goes for all who seek to dismiss talk of the ROK government’s confederation drive as a conspiracy theory.—Brian Reynolds Myers

B. R. Myers was speaking of conspiracy theories in responding to another writer and in relation to perceptions of the South Korean President. Yet his point is more widely applicable. It’s not a conspiracy theory if the people involved are coming right out and saying, “Yes, we did this, and here is why.” As a perfect example of this, we have several people testifying before Congress while admitting to crimes because Orange Man Bad. Those crimes need to be prosecuted.

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I started thinking about this back in July. (The 20th to be specific.) And here we are on September 11th. (This will not be the most somber 9-11 thread. But now as then, perhaps we need the laugh. Buy me enough whisky and I’ll tell you what made me laugh that week.) December 7th. More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The Specter of Communism: How Quickly We Forget

 
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Welcome to the town of Trier, Germany. For the past year the hometown of Marx has promoted 600 events to honor him. This past weekend they unveiled a 2.3-ton bronze statue of Marx, a gift from the People’s Republic of China. The reaction to the statue and what it represents has been mixed.

The mayor of Trier, Wolfram Leibe, is proud of the statue:

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As of this morning, it is the official position of the Democrat Party and the Democrat-Media Complex that the FBI is working with the Russians to sabotage Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Ponder that. More

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O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action Fund announced the complaint on Friday, alleging “a criminal conspiracy” involving the Clinton campaign, the DNC and three left-leaning super PACs. The story broke on The Hill on Friday morning. Who says bi-partisanship is dead? Both sides agree its a conspiracy theory. Now, we get to see if there’s any proof. […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Run For The White House: A Guide To The Lesser Candidates

 

Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 4.31.22 PMFor every Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Bernie Sanders, there’s a Robby Wells, Doug Shreffler, John Blythe, and Morrison Bonpasse. Below is a guide to some of the lesser-known candidates angling for the Most Unwanted Job In America.

Brad Winslow is IN!The only Democrat of Orange County, California, Brad Winslow’s platform is a call to arms on behalf of a 28th amendment to the Constitution that would give “Congress and the President a uniform set of goals that they must work on together” and “establishes a set of basic behavior guidelines for the relationship between these two branches.”

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Hello, all, here is the new poetry podcast–introducing a poet already introduced by Miss Berlinski, but whom I find hard to describe: Paul Celan. (For my friends who are curious about European pronunciation, Paul is uttered with the diphthong from house; Chelan is not much more of a challenge–the first syllable sounds like the Spanish […]

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