My All Time Favourite Conspiracy Theories

My All Time Favourite Conspiracy Theories

I just love reading conspiracy theories. There is something so wonderfully real about them that I just have to read on. The research and painstaking attention to detail of these theories is a testimony to the work some people will undertake to reinforce their underlying suspicions, and this is to be admired. In my mind, the best of them leave me with that ‘what if’ feeling lingering in the back of my brain for weeks. Here are some of my favourites courtesy of Wikipedia. I am sure you have some you would add to my list. Celebrities In October 1969, a rumour began circling that Paul McCartney, one of The

Politicians Lie, And We Always Believe Them

Politicians Lie, And We Always Believe Them

All politicians lie because they have to. We all know politicians lie, but why do we get sucked into believing them? Because the political narrative (lie) is controlled to such an extraordinary extent by the media, which has become an arm of governments around the world. Thus, repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth. The real problem though is, who is really controlling who? Are governments controlling the media, or is the media controlling governments? Perhaps asking this question of Rupert Murdoch might be informative, should he be honest enough to answer. The problem that politicians lie, and by extension this must also mean that the media lies as

Show Me

Show Me

My recent post about politicians had me searching my files for a verse I wrote some years ago. I had forgotten that my choice of vocabulary had been so graphic, so be warned before you go on to read this that it does contain some very course language. The image I have selected should also warn you that I have stripped my normal veneer of respectability and ventured into the uncouth. If you haven’t hit the ‘close window button’ by now, there is nothing more I can say that will deter you from reading on. Reading the verse again now only serves to remind me that nothing at all has

Sex, Politics and Religion

Taboo Topics

As a child I was always reminded of the social etiquette that there were taboo subjects at the dinner table. The big three of course were sex, politics and religion. Little has changed in my mind except that my dinner table has been replaced by my blog where I try to set the same rules. I must admit though that I have transgressed the polite social line on a few occasions. When I have wandered over the line, I am immediately reminded of my folly in breaking the manners associated with polite conversation by being thumped by very vocal commenters. These three taboo subjects are probably taboo because they offer the instant possibility of