I was asked to watch this YouTube video that claims the federal government is conspiring to kill 90 percent of us and dispose of us in plastic coffins, and give my reaction. Could it be true, I was asked.
Oh, it’s conspiracy-theorist claptrap intended to scare people who aren’t already scared, and send the already-scared into paranoid convulsions.Or maybe it’s even a spoof, with eerie references to the Illuminati and black helicopters. If I’d had a few beers before watching it I probably would have injured myself with full-body laughter.
But my main response was: Why are so many people so scared, or at least sent into groundless anxiety by sometimes clever nutty theories? It’s sad but also infuriating. We all have enough problems as it is.
If nothing else, the feds are busy fighting two East Asian wars, bailing out banks and huge industrial companies and trying to bring the economy out of its crash dive. I didn’t see a multibillion-dollar extermination and burial project in the FEMA budget.