Scott Adams cracks me up. On his Dilbert blog, he writes about his favorite conspiracy--that "the world is being run by a handful of ultra-rich capitalists, and that our elected governments are mere puppets."

It's very reassuring:

The only way I can get to sleep at night is by imagining a secret cabal of highly competent puppetmasters who are handling the important decisions while our elected politicians debate flag burning and the definition of marriage.

Fair enough. But it gets better (or worse, depending on your take):

Itís the only explanation for how the governments of the world could be staffed with morons and yet everything still runs okay, sort of. Granted, things arenít perfect, but when you hear our leaders talk, you have to wonder why our energy policy doesnít involve burning asbestos on playgrounds. There must be some competent people pulling the strings behind the curtain, adjusting the money supply, twiddling with interest rates, choosing the winners for American Idol, and that sort of thing.

Heh. Gotta love it. :-)

Posted by jzawodn at July 11, 2006 02:09 PM

Reader Comments
# Charles said:

A conspiracy-nut guy I know once harangued me for an hour with an explanation how the world is secretly run by the Sociťtť Belgique. But he was obviously insane, everyone knows it's run by the Bilderberg Group.

on July 11, 2006 02:21 PM
# Wally said:

Can the same be said about corporations? Isn't any corp similar in hierarchial structure to the US federal gov't? Lots of red tape, politics and bureacracy?

Gotta burn some fat =)

on July 11, 2006 02:56 PM
# Dossy Shiobara said:

I tell you, Scott's a freakin' genius. We should start now to get him officially on the ballot for the 2008 US Presidential election.

on July 11, 2006 03:33 PM
# Ian Clifton said:

Scott Adams is great--humorous and exceedingly intelligent. Have you read his free e-book God's Debris? I read it Friday in about 2 hours and spent all day thinking about his simplistic, but brilliant explanations for everything.

on July 11, 2006 03:42 PM
# Joseph Hunkins said:

What? I didn't really choose the winner on American Idol?

on July 11, 2006 04:26 PM
# Patrick said:

Everyone knows that Google runs the world!

on July 11, 2006 04:44 PM
# Charles said:

I belatedly realized that people might not recognize that I was joking about the Bilderbergs.

on July 11, 2006 07:54 PM
# Simon Heseltine said:

Surely everyone knows the world is run by a secret cabal comprised of the Queen of England, Colonel Sanders, and it's been too long since I've watched "So I married an axe murderer" to remember the rest of the quote ;)

on July 12, 2006 03:11 AM
# Dan said:

Simon,

I believe the quote goes something like this.
"Everyone knows the world is run by the Queen, the Rothschilds, the Gettys, and Colonel Sanders before he went tits up. Oh, how I hate the Colonel with his wee bitty eyes... oh your going to buy my chicken'

"Dad how can you hate, the Colonel".

"Because, he puts a special chemical in his chicken that makes you crave it fortnightly, smartass"

on July 12, 2006 11:44 AM
# BillyG said:

damn, 3rd comment for you in 5 mins... but this is right up my line of thinking, too funny

on July 12, 2006 02:54 PM
# Chris "Silver" Smith said:

Scott Adams is describing the famous Illuminati conspiracy theory!

If you read The Illuminatus trilogy, it's all nicely outlined.

Naturally, Scott's writing is terribly funny, though, since he's simultaneously lampooning: consiracy theorists; politicians and governments; and blindly optimistic people.

on July 13, 2006 11:52 AM
# PanDeism Fish said:

The theory Scott Adams laid out in God's Debris (that God is sort of Deistic in that God basically blew itself up to make the Pantheistic Universe) is a kind of PanDeism.... but Adams takes it in a really neat adn thoughtful direction.... Good one!!

on July 31, 2007 04:32 PM
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