Once Again, Democrats Engage In Conspiracy Theories
I love the conspiracy theory debates. When a blogger sticks out their neck and says maybe, just maybe, something ain't right here, you can always count on some arrogant clown to show up and cluck, "tinfoil hat, much?" which I usually imagine them saying with a New Jersey accent and a sick desperate laughter.
Fellow Fools, you know who I am talking about. Check out any post here on GATA or WTC or AGW. Heck it even extends to medical and nutritional topics. The clucker is usually a Left leaning Nationalist, as well. Almost always, the clucker is a Keynesian. Now that should crack you up, since the greatest conspiracy theory I've ever heard is that evil animal spririts get extra super animal-y and that's what causes capitalism to fail.
And while the Anti-Gay and Anti-Islamic League of West Israel, er.. the Republicans, also have their share of hyperventilating conspiracy theories (e.g., somehow the Iranians will install Sharia Law all over the globe if they get a single nuke), the Democrats really take the cake for beating the drum for the same conspiracy theory ever year for 40 years.
I'm talking of course about gas prices rising because of greedy speculators! They're at it again. Put your tin foil hat on, my left leaning friends (if I have any remaining, hehe). It's time to conjure up the spooky specter of greedy speculators as Congressional Democrats continue their 40 year search (at least!) to identify that oh so mysterious masked man driving up gas prices!
Here's what I say, and I say this to all my clucker friends, so eager to disprove the conspiracies that I personally enjoy (without ever having an incling to prove).... it's time for you to put your tin foil hat on and help us find the second speculator behind the grassy knoll.
Because we know that when prices rise, it's never ever ever because the monopoly mint is making new money. That can't be the cause. Never mind, occam's razor. It's an exogenous shock (that keeps shocking us 40 years in a row!) It's a greedy speculator who lurks quietly while prices are low, just to lull us all into his confidence before he jumps up and ruins your daily commute! That rat bastard!
Ok folks, enough bashing of my goofy Keynesian friends that pretend to do economics. I'm spent.
David in Liberty