By Jeff Pack
Staff Writer 

The problem with conspiracy theories and our democracy


Last updated 11/20/2020 at 12:45pm

Here’s the problem I have with conspiracists. First, it’s a lazy grasp at intelligence. Second, personal accountability doesn’t exist for the conspiracist.

Accountability. There’s that word again.

I keep using it in my description of what ails our society in many ways – from student accountability to parental accountability, and now to societal accountability.

Remember that wild-talking community member who always had something to say about someone being out to get them? The FBI, the CIA or the government.

There were jokes about tinfoil hats and boarded up windows.


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