Today’s quote of the day was sent to me by Deep Birther. It reads:
The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.
J. Edgar Hoover
I presume that the point of him sending the quote to me was some application to the massive cover-up in the media and government invoked to explain why they don’t take these Obama conspiracy theories seriously.
I assume Hoover was talking about the Communist conspiracy in the quote, and indeed there was a Communist conspiracy in the United States, although nowhere as monstrous (if that means large) as Hoover suggests. However, Hoover is a good example of his own warning, as he consistently denied the existence of organized crime and the Mafia in America.