Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

This time it’s Dick Cheney claiming the world is out to get him.

We fail to recognize the fact that we’re alone out there in terms of trying to achieve the objective of forcing the Iranians to give up their nuclear weapons. Everybody’s in a giant conspiracy to achieve a different objective than the one we want to achieve.

I’m not sure who he means when he says “everybody” is in this giant conspiracy to “achieve a different objective than the one we want to achieve.” And who’s “we”? It’s not like there’s a great big chorus of people hoping Iran will build a nuclear missile. But when people like Mr. Cheney start talking conspiracy theory, it’s probably that he’s secretly hoping the Iranians will build a nuke so he can then point to them and say “See, I told you so.” It’s the same mindset as those folks who secretly hope that we get attacked by terrorists again just to prove their point.

That’s what happens when you’re paranoid; the most important person in the world is you.