Gary North wrote the above line in an excellent article today about the intriguing nature of, and pitfalls from, conspiracy theorizing. I thought that in advance of the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 incident it might be interesting reading.
Whatever grains of truth may or may not be involved in this or that non-official explanation for any historically important event, North is right on when he points out the absolute lack of incentive to embrace one.
I think that in some sense conspiracy theories have a lot of play among Catholics, especially the more traditional variety, because we have been on the wrong side of official history so often, especially in the last 500 years. Ask St. Nicholas Owen about the “Reformation”. Ask the last reigning Stuart king about the “Glorious” Revolution. And ask any Catholic who loves the liturgy, religious vocations, Catholic schools, marriage and children about the benefits of the “Spirit of Vatican II”.
Be that as it may, I found this article insightful on a number of levels; if you have time, watch the videos and follow the links. Enjoy the ride.