Conspiracy Theories

It seems that even the tabloid papers are prepared to take Lord Stevens’ report as a sign that it is time to let the Diana conspiracy theories rest.  I suppose there is part of most of us which will wonder whether it really was an accident – as people still question the official report on the assassination of John F Kennedy.  On that level, it is surely a healthy part of a functioning democracy that we should not unquestioningly believe what we are told.  Healthy scepticism isn’t a bad thing.  The real conspiracy theorists, of course, will never let it rest.  They move through questioning doubt to the wacky to the obsessive.  Back in Northern Ireland, I used to meet anxious people like that quite often.  All events – however much they appear to be based on chance – are part of a bigger picture only part of which we can see.  Nobody’s motives for their actions are what they say they are.  Everything is leading towards a single ultimate end.  People like me are blind to the obvious and are relaxed when we should be on guard.

I never found out how to deal with that.

This entry was posted in Blog Entry. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Conspiracy Theories

  1. “as people still question the official report on the assassination of John F Kennedy”

    There is even a Conspiracy Museum across from the JFK Memorial in Dallas, Texas.

Comments are closed.