Sunday, February 03, 2013

Quotable: Conspiracy

"Conspiracy theories and the occult comfort us because they present models of the world that more easily make sense than the world itself, and, regardless of how dark or threatening, are inherently less frightening."

-William Gibson, in Metrophagy, and essay in Distrust That Particular Flavor

I'm finding this explanation of conspiracy theories helpful right now, when so much ugliness in my country is traceable back to people who believe the most unbelievable things.

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