Valid Conspiracy Theory
sokol at jhu.edu
Fri Jan 14 13:20:53 PST 2000
At 11:59 AM 1/14/00 -0500, jks wrote:
>Personally I think the appeal of conspiracy theories is that it makes our
>enemes seem more evil if they are supposed to know that they are doing wrong
>and still gleefully agree to do it. But this is a deeply anti-materialist
>perspective. Materialism tells us to look for structures that constrain
>interests, not for bad people. The system is an awful one, to be sure. But
>is not awful because the Czar is advised by corrupt ministers. It is awful
>because of the sort of system it is.
Ditto. Conspiracy theories attribute the superior position of th eruling
class to their eveil intelligence, but seem to be oblivious to the fact
that it is the control of material resources that really matters. A moron
with resources can beat a genius without them.
A good illustration comes form a poker game. You can have a full house and
all the poker genius in the world, but if a moron with a pair of jacks bets
more than you can match, you can stick your full house and your poker
genius to you know what. The moron wins the game.
This is my last posting on the conspriracy subject.
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