I am currently working on a book that expands on my film, Conspiracy Theorists Lie, and covers a good deal of ground throughout US History and World History, while focusing on post-World War II America. My objective is to refute the conspiracy theorist mentality and spark readers' interest to learn more about actual history. My thesis is that we have become particularly vulnerable to misinformation, partly due to our technology - namely TV and the Internet - and partly due to widespread acceptance that President Kennedy's murder was the result of a sinister cabal, which is still preventing us from knowing, "What really happened," more than half a century later. False stories of widespread conspiracies and international puppet masters have been with humanity for a very long time, but it wasn't until JFK's death that a majority began to accept fringe thinking as reasonable. Once that line was crossed, anything imaginable became ideologically justifiable.
FROM THE INTRODUCTION:
I do not pretend to have the definitive answer to all historical questions, many of which are too complex, too obscure, or too subjective to address in absolute terms. Differing perspectives and criteria will always play a role in how each of us understands the past, but that does not mean that every position is relatively true or equally valid. For example, if we ask, “Was President Kennedy a great president?” we need to define our understanding of greatness and how we prioritize the challenges his administration faced. How do we weigh Civil Right vs. the Cold War, or overall economic growth vs. wealth distribution? Does his personal life play a role? His inspirational rhetoric, or only his actions? Depending on your measuring stick, a variety of answers could be reasonably correct and genuinely valuable. On the other hand, if we ask, “Why did President Kennedy fail to turn America into a communist country?” or “Why didn’t anyone listen to his warning about the international ring of Satanic pedophiles?” their is no room for reasonable debate and nothing we can learn from such questions, because they have no basis in fact. It’s like asking, “Why was the Holocaust faked?” You can’t gleam anything from history by denying history.