All My Oswalds: “Harvey And Lee” And Other Tales

“Think of two parallel lines…One is the life of Lee H. Oswald. One is the conspiracy to kill the President. What bridges the space between them? What makes a connection inevitable? There is a third line. It comes out of dreams, visions, intuitions, prayers, out of the deepest levels of the self. It’s not generated by cause and effect like the other two lines. It’s a line that cuts across causality, cuts across time. It has no history that we can recognize or understand. But it forces a connection.”

Don DeLillo, “Libra”

Every once in a while, I revisit the topic of Lee Harvey Oswald’s possible doppelgangers. I do this because I’m generally a well-adjusted person who is fun at parties.

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Messenger Shiva Part 4: Loose Zeitgeist

Welcome back to Messenger Shiva, a multi-part blog series tracing the roots of today’s conspiracy theorist beliefs to the aftermath of 9/11. The bookend to it all is my own life during the early-to-mid 2000’s, and how I observed it all go down on teh internets. (Please note: this post is not an endorsement of said conspiracy theories.)

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Ruminations By A Rogue Insect On The Possibility Of Evolution


(originally published April 5, 2019)

A tremendous amount of conspiracy lore focuses on the idea that there is an inhuman cabal of evil who has plotted since the dawn of time to overthrow good Christians everywhere. It’s not always Christians placed in the metaphorical lions den here…but it’s often Christians, or some other very traditional and conservative culture.

In this cosmology, human beings are the very pinnacle of God’s creation here on Earth, the end-point in a divine plan. There is no creature on earth as important or developed than man.

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