A Word About Conspiracy Theories

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Much to everyone’s joy (that he’s dead) or chagrin (that he now can’t talk or face prosecution), depending upon how you feel about Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire child molester/hebephile/accused sex trafficker, died today, ostensibly by his own hand (suicide).

However, this post is not about a rich pervert who appears to have done the world a service by depriving us of his presence in it. It is about the conspiracy theories I’m seeing gaining a louder voice because of the suspicious circumstances surrounding his apparent suicide and the names Epstein appeared ready to expose.

Firstly, it should not be any sort of revelation that some wealthy and high-profile people have sexual perversions or idiosyncrasies that they have enough money and power to keep under wraps and out of the public eye. Nor should it be any revelation that someone like Epstein would indulge his perversions with like-minded and similarly connected people so often and to such an extent that they’d feel insulated from being exposed.

Secondly, my first point leads us plebeians believe that all wealthy, powerful, and/or connected people are part of some cabal that protects one another, even to the point of murder made to look like suicide or death by misadventure.

In the case of Jeffrey Epstein, the main conspiracy theory is that the Clintons (the former President and First Lady/Senator/Secretary of State/presidential candidate) are behind his “suspicious jailhouse suicide”, ostensibly because Bill Clinton was buddies with Epstein and was part of Epstein’s nefarious activities and Epstein was about to name names. Even President Trump’s name is connected to Epstein.

Lastly, I don’t subscribe to conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories are typically borne from fringe political agendas or spring from a collective need to rationalize things we’d rather not believe to be true or to confirm our own biases.

Jeffrey Epstein is dead because for once in his life, he couldn’t buy his way out trouble. His perversions finally got the better of him.

It’s just that simple.

Occam’s razor applies here. The simplest explanation is usually the correct one. Remember this salient point the next time you read something that sounds like a conspiracy theory on the internet or on social media. There is a reason such theories sound absurd the first time you hear them. Unless you are predisposed to believe the theory…

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-The Rational Ram

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