Monday, October 17, 2005

Levee bombing conspiracy theory gaining traction

It looks to me as though the Hurricane Katrina conspiracy theory that students alerted me to, contending that whites or the government blew up the New Orleans levees to intentionally flood black neighborhoods, is getting some traction on its way to permanent inclusion in the list of crims "They" have committed. The Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan apparently endorsed it on CNN last week, citing as his source a neo-Nazi radio host called Hal Turner (picture), who thought the bombing was great and claimed to have killed some New Orleans blacks himself during the flood. To me it's always a sign that a conspiracy theory has arrived when you get groups that hate each other both citing it.