The good stuff. Lies and trails to nowhere. Disinformation, subterfuge and
disingenuous relationships. The good stuff. The fun stuff.
Any good conspiracy or at least one worth a book or hollywood movie contains the good stuff.
The good stuff organizes the people that have taken notice of strange goings on and points them in several directions at once.
Its the original ‘hey look over there’ gag with the part of your uncle played by a group whose goal is something a little more nefarious than
stealing your french fries.
A good campaign of disinformation can foment paranoia among those that think they are on to something. When this happens, the odds that the conspiracy will be successful goes up tremendously.
Those that are suspicious will start to see conspiracy in every nook, cranny and
shadow around them.
Once the phrase “but that’s what they want you to
think” is uttered, their credibility, if they had any, is totally blown.
If they are lucky they can get a book deal, if not they may find themselves
spending hours in therapy with an occasional trip to the pharmacist for
some ‘calming’ medication.
..Capitol Hill bathed in the shadows of the afternoon sun. It was late
August and the Hill was doing something it did well, making people sweat
and spreading corruption. Quite often the two are related.
A ceiling fan lorded over the patrons in a nondescript bar a few blocks
from Capitol Hill. It rotated at a teasing rate that said “Yea, maybe I can turn
faster. Wouldn’t you like to find out.”
Beneath the fan sat two gentlemen each nursing a beer. Both were
wearing the same gold and black signet ring. Both had the same build and
were around the same age. But for the beard of one and the Panama hat
of the other they would be hard to tell apart.
“So what’s on the agenda today. I hope its the good stuff. I have been
waiting quite a while for the good stuff,” said Panama.
The Beard opened a manilla envelope and pulled out one sheet of 4×5 notepad paper. “It says here that we are getting some attention and need to start our previously discussed campaign of disinformation and paranoia.”
“Alright. The good stuff,” exclaimed Panama.