Conspiracy

Don Delillo on Conspiracy

"If we are on the outside, we assume a conspiracy is the perfect working of a scheme. Silent nameless men with unadorned hearts. A conspiracy is everything that ordinary life is not. It’s the inside game, cold, sure, undistracted, forever closed off to us. We are the flawed ones, the innocents, trying to make some rough sense of the daily jostle. Conspirators have a logic and a daring beyond our reach. All conspiracies are the same taut story of men who find coherence in some criminal act."

-- Don Delillo, "In Dallas," Libra (1988)

Mark Twain on Conspiracy

"The wronger a conspiracy is, the better it is." 

-- Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer's Conspiracy

Dennis Miller on Conspiracy

"The biggest conspiracy has always been the fact that there is no conspiracy. Nobody's out to get you. Nobody gives a shit whether you live or die. There, you feel better now?"

-- Dennis Miller

Test for Paranoia

"This is a do-it-yourself test for paranoia: you know you've got it when you can't think of anything that's your fault."

-- Robert M. Hutchins

William Blum on Conspiracy

"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." 

-- William Blum, Rogue State
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