Conspiracy theories

One of the tricks played on us over the past few decades has been the denigration of conspiracy theories whenever the establishment is involved. Conspiracy theories directed at the establishment have to be very carefully explained if they are to escape the tinfoil hat label. Wildly improbable conspiracy theories skew the debate.

Yet it would be outstandingly naive to assume that the establishment is not essentially conspiratorial, routinely conspiring against our interests. It has always been this way – it goes with the logic of politics and government bureaucracy.

All professions are conspiracies against the laity

George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950) – The Doctor’s Dilemma, act 1

Of course they are – that’s the point. It isn’t just about professional standards, comforting though that idea may be. Shaw was right and we should not forget that politics and bureaucracy are professions. They conspire against us, the laity as well as their professional competitors – it’s a key aspect of what they do.

From dictionary.reference.com

conspiracy

[kuhn-spir-uh-see]

con·spir·a·cy

noun, plural con·spir·a·cies.

1. The act of conspiring.

2.An evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot.

3.A combination of persons for a secret, unlawful, or evil purpose: He joined the conspiracy to overthrow the government.

4.Law. An agreement by two or more persons to commit a crime, fraud, or other wrongful act.

5.Any concurrence in action; combination in bringing about a given result.

Quite clearly definition 1,3 and 5 apply to politics and government. How could it be otherwise? A great deal of covert government discussion, both formal and informal, can be and should be defined quite correctly as conspiracy. So why the gullibility in dismissing conspiracy theories? Why the embarrassment when we are continually presented with the plainest evidence of widespread conspiracy at both national and international level?

  • Climate change alarmism.
  • UK politics and the three major political parties.
  • The EU and its long-term agenda.
  • The UN and its global agenda.

How obvious does it have to be?

All groups with mutual political interests conspire against those who are not of their group. As the world becomes more interconnected, conspiracies deepen and opportunities for conspiracy widen. Mutual interests expand and become more rewarding for those on the inside. Networking, both overt and covert becomes essential to global players. It becomes lucrative too – professionally and financially.

This is how we work as human beings – a basic aspect of our psychology. Conspiracy is how we align our own interests with those of our adopted group and aim to make the group stronger. It would be astonishing and even perverse if the elite managed to remain aloof from the pressures of their own power base.

Power is nurtured by conspiracy – it always was.

8 comments for “Conspiracy theories

  1. Pissed-off
    June 8, 2012 at 11:44 am

    “Behind every great man lies a crime”, Voltaire or Balzac?

    • June 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      Behind every great man is a surprised woman…

  2. Jack Savage
    June 8, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    As a retired member of the legal profession, I take exception to GBS’s quote.
    Very far from every solicitor, doctor, dentist or accountant etc; I have come into contact with fits that description, tempting as it is to fall into it in these justifiably cynical days.
    There are still plenty of good and trustworthy people in the world.
    For how much longer, who can say?

    P.S. Politics and Bureaucracy are “trade”. No training needed!

    • June 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      “There are still plenty of good and trustworthy people in the world.”

      Yes there are, but I think they often become caught up in a state of affairs they would view differently from the outside.

  3. Furor Teutonicus
    June 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    XX Quite clearly definition 1,3 and 5 apply to politics and government. XX

    XX 4.Law. An agreement by two or more persons to commit a crime, fraud, or other wrongful act. XX

    Treasonable action in that they hand national sovriegnty to a foreign, and UNELECTED power? Crime.

    Failing to keep promises made in a manifesto? Fraud.

    I would apply “4” to “Government” as well.

    But then, the Government LOVE a good conspiracy theory. The madder the better. Because in the end, no one believes a bloody THING, and Governments can do what the HEL they like. Because if they get “caught”, they just let it be “put out” that it is another crazy conspiracy theory.

    Hel, they do not NEED a propoganda ministry any more, conspiracy theorists do all that FOR them, for FREE!

    • Revolution Harry
      June 9, 2012 at 12:12 am

      “Hel, they do not NEED a propoganda ministry any more, conspiracy theorists do all that FOR them, for FREE!”

      A careful investigation of the ‘conspiracy theory’ world would reveal that a significant majority of the high profile ‘celebrity’ conspiracy theorists, such as David Icke, Alex Jones, Jordan Maxwell and many more besides, are actually working in the interests of Them (by that I mean the power that operates above Governments). All to bring into disrepute, lead astray and muddy the waters.

  4. June 8, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    “But then, the Government LOVE a good conspiracy theory…”

    Unfortunately I think you are right.

  5. June 9, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Shaw was a Fabian.

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