Question to ponder about our current times...

by phil on Tuesday Feb 3, 2009 1:39 AM
noticing the zeitgeist

... has the Internet increased the number of kooks, or has it just made them more visible?

one argument for the Internet causing: it has enabled people to follow their obsessions to their logical limits, and fully form their conspiracy theories and cult-like tendencies.

one argument for the Internet exposing: the media loves novelty, and the Internet is just really great at giving the obscure a voice.

What prompted this idea?

I can't tell you how many times a week I see a bumper sticker that says, "9/11 was an Inside Job." We kind of have this to blame.

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