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Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 8 Num. 81

("Quid coniuratio est?")


A Conspiracy Nation (CN) reader wrote to express the following: "I'm surprised they haven't killed you yet."

If they do kill me, God will punish them.

Besides, before they kill you they always try offering you a bribe. If "they" visit and offer $100,000 tax free, guess what this Editor-in-Chief will do? You're right on the first guess: I'll say "thank you" and it will be "good-bye everybody." So to any government types monitoring this, $100,000 is the current price to shut me up. And think about it: hey, what's a measly $100,000 compared to the relief you'll get in this stressful election season? Note too that it's not illegal for you to pay me $100,000 in return for me to shut up. It would just be a business arrangement.

Revealed in the e-mail message from the CN reader as to his being surprised I'm still living is his implicit assumption that (a) part (at least) of CN must be true or else why would "they" want to kill me, and (b) the person who wrote obviously believes that killing the CN editor is just the sort of thing that "they" would readily do.

As for me, assuming that no bribes come my way I might as well stay at it. What's the alternative? Hide under my bed and hope I'll be safe? It won't work. Besides, here I am 43 years old, with no dependents that I am aware of, and my best years behind me. I've had plenty of laughs in my time here on earth and from this point on the back aches and the bones creak. So if anyone ought to be raising some Hell it might as well be me.

Still, $100,000 would make my declining years more mellow, so bring it up at your next secret meeting: Redman says $100,000 tax free and he'll shut up. This is not a satire.

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