In his Sunday column, Jabe Nicholson states: Since people conspire, there can’t be anything wrong with believing they conspire, hence there can’t be anything wrong with believing conspiracy theories. Some are true and some are false.
I don’t believe we should believe any conspiracy theory until it’s proven to be true. Most of them are nothing more than a “big lie,” like Trump won and Biden lost, and today, we all agree, there’s lots of people who believe that lie. Today, these conspiracy theories are being used as a weapon against our democracy to destroy it, with Jan. 6 being a good example. They may even succeed the next time. Today, we have people wanting to kill someone for voting to build new bridges and repair the old ones and the same with our roads. Just the other day, this politician thought another politician’s aides should be executed. Today, we are what we are because of conspiracy theories and lies. I’m sure our religious leaders know this country needs to be led by the truth, not lies and conspiracy theories, but yet, they refuse, in most cases, to condemn our politicians when they do. I think it’s time for them to start condemning our politicians when they are untruthful.
James Hodges, Steens