1081: Argument Victory
Title text: Really, the comforting side in most conspiracy theory arguments is the one claiming that anyone who's in power has any plan at all.
Cueball is emailing or arguing on a forum with a conspiracy theorist. Cueball's opponent seems to ignore all reliable sources, instead preferring ones that are seemingly not credible (but that do agree with him). The conspiracy theorist insists that by trusting reliable sources, Cueball is simply buying in to the cover-up. Cueball says he can win the argument, and ceases to argue in favor of going down a waterslide. Since conspiracy theorists tend to be intransigent, Cueball sees himself as the victor after ceasing to argue and instead having fun (since that makes his opponent angry).
The title text points out that belief in a conspiracy presupposes that those with the power to carry out the conspiracy actually have a plan, a situation which might be found "comforting" in contrast to one of its alternatives, namely that those in power are just muddling through with no plan at all. This concept is revisited in 1274: Open Letter.
- Cueball: I can't believe you're so wrong. I'm backed by Snopes, Wikipedia, and a half-dozen journals. You're citing .net pages with black backgrounds and like 20 fonts each.
- Combs Hair Down: It's sad how you buy into the official story so unquestioningly. Guess some people prefer to stay asleep.
- Cueball: Watch closely— I'm about to win this argument.
- CHD, responding electronically: how?
- Cueball: By going down a waterslide.
- [Cueball is sitting at the very top of a waterslide preparing to descend.]
- CHD: So? what does that prove?
- Cueball: Wheeee..
- CHD: You didn't win the argument!
- Cueball: ...eeee
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