Just to show you how crazy the media, state, and ruling class (call it the Establishment) are about what they believe in, see this survey here.
Among seven nutty, just plain wrong, or probably wrong ideas that are pretty much conspiracy theories, we have a doozy:
The US invasion of Iraq was not part of a campaign to fight terrorism but was driven by oil companies and the Jews in the US and Israel.
At first I thought this was some kind of a joke or that the authors of the survey had gotten mixed up because clearly in this case it was the conspiracy that was true and the official “non-conspiracy theory” line was an utter lie made up out of whole cloth by the Bush Administration. So here the Truth is actually a Lie and Conspiracy Theory is True. This brings me to something else.
With all of the incessant lying we have to deal with in this stupid country day in and day out, obviously the only solution to some many questions about US government conduct is a conspiracy theory. Because on foreign policy, just about every American will tell you that what the government and media say is true and that any stories saying the government is lying and really another hidden version of what happened is the truth.
In that case it is obvious that this late date in our besieged republic, the Truth is Conspiracy Theory. Even worse, the lying is getting so extreme that I am starting to think along the lines of Life is a Conspiracy Theory.