Letters to the Editor

Conspiracy theories

There seems to be no shortage of crazy people in the United States. For example, Betty Storll’s letter, printed on Sept. 3, though rather confusing, seemed to be saying the Muslims were taking over our country thanks to our president. Such nonsense conspiracy theories have been around during my entire 86 years of existence.

Many years ago, it was the John Birch Society who thought that communists were behind every bush and about to attack. I knew one Birch Society family who actually pulled down the shades and thought there would be an attack on their home at any moment.

There seems to be something in some people’s brains that makes them need to be fearful of some imaginary enemy. They get a hint from a charlatan and they are off and running with dire warnings of their current imagined evil. Pity such souls.

Gene Brandt