[extropy-chat] Conspiracy Theory Theory [was peak oil theory]
avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 25 22:19:47 UTC 2005
--- Brian Lee <brian_a_lee at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I think conspiracy theories are attractive because
> they show a comforting
> worldview where someone/group is actually
> controlling the seemingly chaotic
> and irrational events. This meshes into the whole
> monotheistic mythos where
> God is in control.
> Just my own crackpot theory to explain away crackpot
If you had read "Focault's Pendulum" then you
would entertain that the possibility that "conspiracy
theorists" amongst the ruling class are themselves the
"conspiracy". i.e. A regular schmoe that can imagine
ways that a small group of very powerful people could
influence the course of world events will be labelled
a "crack pot". But a small group of very powerful
people that can imagine ways that a small group of
very powerful people can influence the course of world
events in their favor, are probably doing so. They may
be "crack pots" too, but that doesn't change the fact
that they are indeed running things.
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