That's the way conspiracy theories get started, Agent S.
It's also a good way to catch stupid people who break the law. People like the Daffy-Gaffy, only know what they see on the internet or watch on tv or get from Marilyn. You'll notice Daffys response to the joke was literal. His own ability to concieve and implement original thought is a major weakness. This is where the conspiracy mindset is born.
If he reads Marilyn and others like her, it allows him to have a ready made opinon and even expertise in a topic. It doesn't matter if the information is incorrect or the logic flawed, because the Gaffer is not going to allow himself to see the whole picture. He will in every case try and hammer a square peg into a round hole, and when he finds it does not fit, will resort to blaming others as having an agenda in keeping him and those like him from achieving happiness.
Case in point. Not long ago I was involved in the investigation and subsequent arrest of 2 men who stole a very large commercial generator from a construction site.
Now an item such as this is very large and requires a truck to move it. These things also have serial numbers that are very easy to track. In addition as you might expect, there is not really a big demand for stolen generators of industrial/commercial size.
We broke the case after less than 2 days when we got a call from a contractor who was offered this $20,000.00 generator for $400.00. Needless to say he was very suspicous when offered such a great deal.
Our intrepid criminals had decided to hide the generator in one of their mothers backyard. In the past this same criminal had been arrested at his mothers house and due to his lengthy record her house was listed as one of his known residences.
After we picked up these two MENSA candidates I had to ask why they tried to steal something so big and so obvious. They both believed that nobody would care if the generator was stolen because the construction company had insurance, and would get paid for the stolen piece of property.
They also told me how it wasn't fair that people like the construction company owner could have so much and the only way he could get it was by taking advantage of so called honest-hard working-little guys.
When I pointed out that these guys had never had a normal job, I was told that was our fault by giving them criminal records. When pointed out they had criminal records because they were criminals, they got very angry but offered no reply.
One said that there were several times he'd been arrested for crimes but not convicted. I asked him if he'd been guilty of those crimes and his answer was he was never convicted. If you're not convicted then you must also not have done what you were charged with in the first place.
Think about that reply in reverse and you have a ufo believer giving the same old excuse when asked for proof on ufos.
That type of convoluted logic is how criminals and the conspiracy crowd rationalize things in their minds.
For the criminal, it is never his fault he breaks the law. Someone made him do it. Or the person somehow deserved it, or it wasn't even really breaking the law. They are the little guys who are trying to stand up against the big bad corporate or legal or fill in the blank, that is keeping them from achieving their goals and being happy and successful.
For the conspiracy crowd, there is not and will never be a rational explanation. There must be some secret nefarious reason behind anything, and this secret squirrel stuff, is everywhere and knows all and sees all and is also the reason the conspiracy crowd can't reach happiness and success.
Hope you can live with yourself, MH!! LOL!
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