Monthly Archives: June 2013

Conspiracy Theories Are Power’s Best Friend, We Don’t Need Them

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conspiracytheories1There is no better friend of the rich and powerful than ideologies which at best mystify and confuse whilst at worst can be used as a weapon to attack the marginalised.

From the Iranian theocracy to the Nazi Party, the tyranny of Stalin to right wing politicians warning of reds under the bed, conspiracy theories have been used both to ferment hatred towards political opponents and create scapegoats for the sins of politicians, despots  and businessmen.

The number and diversity of these theories is where they first run into trouble.  Jews, gays, feminists, Muslims, Jesuits, Catholics, communists, satanists, masons and bankers can’t all be secretly running the planet.  Nowhere’s got that much meeting space and it’s not like they get on.  Which begs the question that also flummoxes most religions.  How do you know that the conspiracy theory you believe in is the right one?

Much like religion, conspiracy theory…

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Robert Doyle Slams Occupy Melbourne “Graffiti Vandals”

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For those who missed the channel Nine news here is a Channel Nine newsclipping from today with Lord Mayor Robert ‘Doley Kong” Doyle critizing OM protesters for their artwork, which he calls”vandalism”. Of course it is debateable whether Robbert Dotle knows anything about art or art materials, but judging from the photos it was chalk or some sort of crayon, therefore not worth the media storm attached to it. The artwork adorning the plynth of the Burke and Wills statue was apparently discoverd on Monday morning, so it most likely happened over the weekend.Hmm, this is easier than occupying an intersection or setting up tents. Chalk it and they will come.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/06/10/17/41/vic-burke-and-wills-statute-vandalised

 

Yes, folks, in recent times the world has seen bombs in Boston and Iraq, millions of Turks protesting in the street, whistleblowers who leaked details on war crimes locked up and tortured ,and what is King Doyle…

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