Ed Driscoll

New Silicon Graffiti Video: "Paranoia Strikes Deep"



From the home office deep inside the Stonecutters’ headquarters, a look at conspiracy theories from the era of JFK, up to 9/11 and the current election year, and from General Jack D. Ripper to Rosie O’Donnell and Reverends Jeremiah Wright and Michael Pfleger.

You can see longer clips of some of the more recent players here. The complete edition of Peter Robinson’s recent interview with Camelot and the Cultural Revolution author James Piereson can be found at National Review Online.

The clip of NBC’s Andrea Mitchell referring to Obama having to “figure out a way to get a fair vote if he’s the nominee in those red states” with their “Katherine Harris-type election officials” is available at Eyeblast.tv. (I really wanted to include a snippet of this clip from last year of Mitchell’s hard-hitting detective skills in action, but in order to bring things in under 10 minutes for inclusion on YouTube, it ended up on the virtual cutting room floor.) And the December 2001 Reason article on the new breed of General Jack Rippers and their fluidic obsessions is here.

This episode is a sequel of sorts to the segment earlier this month titled “Radical Chic: Frozen In Amber“; this is a slightly broader view of a related but larger topic, but you’ll certainly recognize a couple of the same players.

And for the rest of the earlier Silicon Graffiti videos, tune in here.