Conspiracy Theory Assignment
The Legal definition of Conspiracy is an agreement between two or more people to commit a crime. The Conspiracy doesn't have to be an overly elaborate plot or threaten the entire world, but it can. In recent years conspiracy theories have become more extreme, from plausible to absurd. As people in power escape prosecution for their crimes, they have become more transparent with their conspiracies and people are more likely to believe that we don't know the worst of it. Hunter S. Thompson once said that “there's no such thing as paranoia. It's always worse than you think.” This means that when you have the feeling there are forces working against you, your hunch is not only correct but probably still an underestimation. With this in mind, I'd like for you to present to me a conspiracy theory in a way that would convince me it's the truth.
To get an A on this paper you will want to : follow the instructions above, be detailed in your description, connect the dots for me your reader the way Gary Webb [the week's reading is the article explaining the CIA-Crack connection by Webb] does in his article, make sure that I can not only understand the conspiracy but believe it as well, avoid vague language, use a thesaurus when you're repeating words, avoid typos, avoid improper grammar, and check your spelling, especially after spell check has "corrected" it for you. You get an extra bump in your grade if you make up a whole new conspiracy theory that I've never heard of. fnord