Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Help, the Black Helicopt...

I sat next to a guy from my shul on the train yesterday, who told me matter of factly that the world is run by the Council for Foreign Relations. They control the president, and set policy all over the world. They put Rabin in power, and then they were responsible for his assasination. Amir was shooting blanks.

He used an interesting deductive reasoning. "If I can figure this out based on the limited information that I have, of course all the important people are aware of this. They just want to keep it from the unsuspecting public"

Where do I go with this? The funniest thing is that the CFR figures prominently in many conspiracy theories about the One World Government, the New World Order, etc... Of course, usually it is also tied in with the Jewish conspiracy to run the world.

The scary part of this whole thought process, is that it is very convincing when you hear it. It is just like reading the Da Vinci code. Facts, half-truths and lies all mingled together to make a convincing story.


Blogger Tobie said...

One radio host is opposed to the Da Vinci Code for exactly that reason- he says that it encourages belief in craziness and conspiracy theories and so forth.

June 21, 2006 10:31 AM  
Blogger Neil Harris said...

"Facts, half-truths and lies all mingled together to make a convincing story."

That's why the world need true emes. I asked a non-Jewish friend who is involved with "campus-crusades" what their take is on the Va Vinci Code. He told me the problem is that most people believe everything they read.

Judaism is different, because we have a Torah, the true source of truth.

June 21, 2006 8:08 PM  

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