Friday, December 16, 2005

How to think like a conspiracy theorist

  1. The Congress Party have egg on their faces owing to the Volcker report

  2. The questions-for-money scam arrives at the right time, affording them a way out and putting BJP on the defensive instead.
Naive Conspiracy Theorist: "The questions-for-money scam was engineered to bail out the Congress Party."

Realist: "The sting operation was more than six months in the making, so there is no conspiracy."

Seasoned Conspiracy Theorist: "The Congress Party engineered the whole thing as a sort of insurance policy, to be used in case some scandal breaks out, so there."

Realist: *shakes head and mutters something incomprehensible under his breath*