Last week, I did a monologue addressing conspiracy theories. More specifically, a monologue on the believable ones, many of which have already turned out to be true. But there was one line in my monologue — one example of a widely circulated theory that at the very last second, I decided to delete. It went like this:
“And there are some conspiracy theories that absent any concrete proof, we all feel deep down might be true, like the one about Hollywood running a pedophile ring end quote.”
I deleted that line because I thought — despite my personal inclinations as to its potential veracity — that it was too, you know, tinfoil hat. I’ve already lived to regret that last minute judgment call.
The ‘Hollywood pedophile ring’ conspiracy theory runs in parallel to the idea that there is an elite group of individuals in this country who are so powerful that despite routinely committing sex acts against children and despite our intelligence communities being fully aware of these acts, they go unpunished because those would-be criminals serve a higher purpose for our government. Essentially, prosecuting pedophilia ranks beneath other national interests.