I’ve been reading Roger Ebert’s blog for a while now.  His blog is a breath of fresh air because it’s got substance and it makes me think.  He’s a very intelligent, eloquent person and I think he is a good person as well.

I just read one of his entries where he addresses the crazy hateful things some people are saying about Obama.

In the past few years of my life I’ve often wondered about certain people who I thought were my friends and later found out they were not.  I don’t want to get into specifics but I’m really glad he wrote that article.  The following except helped me gain some perspective where he pretty much describes some of those people to the T:

… conspiracy theories themselves have an addictive quality. They appeal to a personality type. Many of those who take nourishment from them have, I suspect, a bitter resentment against authority. They don’t want anyone telling them what to do. They’re defiant. Some of them may have been the victims of child abuse. Anyone who is in power is lying to them for evil motives. Nothing they learn from the mainstream media can be trusted. Some people may think they’re so smart — but these conspiracy insiders know the real story. They learn it from each other, they embellish it, they pass it around, they “document” it with invented connections, they bond among themselves, and they live in a closed system that seems to validate them.

Amen, brother!