Tony Blair’s frankly breath-taking assault on the supposedly conspiracy theory obsessed mainstream media being the most high-profile example
Yes, of course, the mainstream media is absolutely riddled with conspiracy theories. You can’t open a broadsheet or visit an on-line news portal without being deluged with articles that highlight the factual inaccuracies and omissions in the Official Accounts of 7/7 and 9/11
The mainstream media are not my friend, even if the biggest dickhead in the country has a go at them once in a while
However, all things considered, the continuing assault on 'conspiracy theorists' is excellent news.
Every time BBC2 or Channel 4 host a documentary that, shock horror, scientifically proves once again that mistrust of government, newspapers and corporations is a sign of mental illness I indulge myself and have a little chuckle. By their own admission, the bitches who pedal this stuff have to concede that the number of people who adhere to 'conspiracy theories' is growing…
Apparently, mental illness is contagious
There are at least a couple of good reasons, as yet unexplored by television psychologists, for why this sickness is so virulent
First off, it’s incurable. Once you’re infected it’s almost impossible to recover. If you ever discover that someone is lying to you it’s virtually impossible to ever trust them again
Secondly, the parameters of what constitutes a 'conspiracy theory' are being expanded constantly – rather like the way pharma regularly enlarges the list of what diseases are symptomatic of ‘African’ AIDS.
It’s got to a point now where anyone gifted with perfectly healthy levels of paranoia and mistrust of the interests that have subverted democracy to fuck us over and slaughter innocent people in our name is now labelled as being psychologically damaged
Yup, welcome to NonConspiro™ World. A world free from vested interests, lobbies, corruption, organised crime, ruthless elites, corporate misbehaviour and dodgy intelligence operations. Everything there is to know about how NonConspiro™ World works is known
What a lovely fluffy place NonConspiro™ World is
Apparently, some of us believe in a fantasy parallel Conspiro World™ because that helps us come to terms with a scarily random universe. NonConspiro™ World adherents are, on the other hand, rational pragmatists who can deal with frightening realities.
Yes, yes it all makes sense. I just wish I had the kind of razor sharp intellect, education, personal honesty, social standing and mental stability needed to perceive these Scientifically Proven Truths™