Conspiracy theorists get no respect from skeptics -- strange, from self-avowed logicians who should know even broken clocks are right, once or twice a day.
Could it be that fact and objective reality has slipped so far in basic respect and understanding that innuendo and insinuation totally rule today's world? After all, one person's conspiracy nut is another's leading -- although not yet lauded -- genius, fans of equivalencies and possibilities might say.
To some extent, it appears everyone's right. Reality is getting much more difficult to sift and sort out, with so many surreal and previously unbelievable developments at all levels.
Award yourselves bonus points if you predicted a future in which any of the following happened:
American cities going bankrupt
People being sprayed with chemical weapons for voicing opinions
Assault rifles and hundred-round clips defended for civilian use
Establishment of "First Amendment Zones" at public events
City workers suddenly paid minimum wage checks by a city pleading it's broke