Is There a Conspiracy?

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Is the New World Order up to something dastardly?

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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby Aquila ka-Hecate » 24 Jul 2010 10:55

Conspiracy theories?

I go with what Terence McKenna said:

"I believe that the truth of the matter is far more terrifying, that the real truth that dare not speak itself is that no one is in control, absolutely no one."

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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby Aquila ka-Hecate » 24 Jul 2010 10:56

...not even Sandchigger, whom we all evidently are.

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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby merkin muffley » 24 Jul 2010 11:01

Aquila ka-Hecate wrote:Conspiracy theories?

I go with what Terence McKenna said:

"I believe that the truth of the matter is far more terrifying, that the real truth that dare not speak itself is that no one is in control, absolutely no one."



Exactly. Conspiracy theories are psychologically soothing because somebody is, ultimately, in control. Also, people feel important if they have secret knowledge. And conspiracy theories are fun.
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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby lotek » 24 Jul 2010 11:08

merkin muffley wrote:
Aquila ka-Hecate wrote:Conspiracy theories?

I go with what Terence McKenna said:

"I believe that the truth of the matter is far more terrifying, that the real truth that dare not speak itself is that no one is in control, absolutely no one."



Exactly. Conspiracy theories are psychologically soothing because somebody is, ultimately, in control. Also, people feel important if they have secret knowledge. And conspiracy theories are fun.



lotek wrote:Good stuff for the X files, but it's really the modern equivalent of religion for weak minds: it takes away the responsability of people's failures.


:)

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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby Robspierre » 24 Jul 2010 12:57

lotek wrote:

lotek wrote:Good stuff for the X files, but it's really the modern equivalent of religion for weak minds: it takes away the responsability of people's failures.


Bolded mine.

People now a days do not need religion to justify not taking responsibility, they do that on their own with no problem.


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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby lotek » 24 Jul 2010 13:16

yes but I reckon these theories have so much appeal because of that deep ingrained need to have some sort of immaterial power that makes one's efforts useless...
And they're a mythology of their own, with its prophets, miracles and intercessors; which makes them interesting to look up :)
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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby merkin muffley » 24 Jul 2010 13:47

SandRider wrote:the government has a secret department that creates and disseminates these conspiracy theories
to divert attention from their real agendas


How can I get a job with that department. That is my dream job. Can I get an entry-level position as a spammer?
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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby DuneFishUK » 24 Jul 2010 16:56

merkin muffley wrote:
Aquila ka-Hecate wrote:Conspiracy theories?

I go with what Terence McKenna said:

"I believe that the truth of the matter is far more terrifying, that the real truth that dare not speak itself is that no one is in control, absolutely no one."



Exactly. Conspiracy theories are psychologically soothing because somebody is, ultimately, in control. Also, people feel important if they have secret knowledge. And conspiracy theories are fun.

The idea that everything in the world has a narrative and a villain we can fight is an appealing one :)

Even if there are some very powerful groups with grand plans, working covertly towards some very shady goals, whatever their methods, and no matter how well-thought-out their plans - they are just as clueless as anyone else whatever they're trying to do will have unexpected results. Because stuff is complicated like that.

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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 24 Jul 2010 23:23

Oh guaranteed people try to play the planet like an instrument, countries like the US and China (and every other powerful country really, US and China just have the muscle to get it done sometimes) do it all the bloody time. I see no reason that large conglomerate companies wouldn't do it from time to time. Look at how Coca Cola hires militias to keep the unions under control in their 3rd world manufacuring facilities (long story, look it up yourself), or how Shell has utterly fucked Columbia as hard as it can.
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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby Aquila ka-Hecate » 25 Jul 2010 05:24

A Thing of Eternity wrote:I see no reason that large conglomerate companies wouldn't do it from time to time. Look at how Coca Cola hires militias to keep the unions under control in their 3rd world manufacuring facilities (long story, look it up yourself), or how Shell has utterly fucked Columbia as hard as it can.


That's one of the ideas which hit me hard from Heinlein's Friday. That was published when, sometime in the '80s?

I have no doubt that corporates will try anything to keep their grubby hold on people's consumerist minds while making as much money as possible.

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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby SandChigger » 18 Aug 2010 22:36

Seems like as good a place as any for this:

Mad Marilyn Martin over on Amazon has a new sidekick: a (self-claimed) dyslexic thirty-something Aussie named "gaffrey" who is potentially a bigger wingnut than Granma Marilyn herself. In the UFO forums:

gaffrey (Aug. 16, 2010 9:50 PM PDT) wrote:Conspiracy? Yes of course! Paranoid perhaps? Whats your theory Ronald? Nonsense, time is telling, click clock, click clock

TO BE OR NOT TO BE is the question preoccupating enquiring minds.

Me (Aug. 17, 2010 4:14 AM PDT) wrote:"preoccupating" is the word going to be preoccupying me for a while now, I fear. :)

gaffrey (Aug. 17, 2010 6:58 AM PDT) wrote:Can you imagine what Im thinking? Do you know what it is that you do to me? Ah Ronald! Sweet dreams

Me (Aug. 18, 2010 4:25 AM PDT) wrote:"Can you imagine what Im thinking? Do you know what it is that you do to me?"

I really haven't the faintest idea, but I am sure that I don't want to know if it in any way involves you touching yourself.

Click clock, click clock, time is slowly passing! :laughing:

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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby merkin muffley » 19 Aug 2010 03:34

SandChigger wrote:Click clock, click clock, time is slowly passing! :laughing:


:shock: :lol:
WHOA that is batshit.
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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby lotek » 19 Aug 2010 04:56

merkin muffley wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Click clock, click clock, time is slowly passing! :laughing:


:shock: :lol:
WHOA that is batshit.


wouldn't that be "tick tock"?

And also, links or it didn't happen :)
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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby SandChigger » 19 Aug 2010 09:12

Consider it an exercise for the reader. :P

Marilyn piped up in one of her threads in the Science Fiction forum and implied I would be interested in a repository of anal probes discovered on the moon. All because I made a few jokes about aliens and anal probes. :roll: She's a right batty old cunt, she is.

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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby aethereon » 19 Aug 2010 09:50

FW: FW: FW: FW: Tell Everyone!

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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby SandChigger » 21 Aug 2010 08:54

Seems I pushed the right buttons and got Marilyn Martin all hot and bothered on Amazon. She's threatening to do more "internet research" in order to discover why I, a "massive egomaniac", had to "flee the U.S." and find work in Japan. :shock:

:?: :!:

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My name is Ronald Craig. I live in Japan.

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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby lotek » 21 Aug 2010 09:13

now the truth will be revealed!
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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby Nekhrun » 21 Aug 2010 09:16

Every couple years we're going to see some new preeq that thinks they've discovered some grand secret that SandChigger is actually a real person.
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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby SandChigger » 21 Aug 2010 09:26

This old bitch doesn't even qualify as a preeq, since I doubt she's read any of the McDune stuff.

And to be honest, I don't know how she would have time to read anything, judging from all the time she seems to spend on Amazon and "researching" UFO and "ET-craft" information on fringe websites. :P

I just wonder if she buys many books or other products through Amazon. I'm sure I can't be the only person complaining about her directly. (Plenty of other people give her shit about the stupidity she posts over there.)

She's a writer herself, you know. Two YA science fiction books (The Chronicles of Mathias or some shit like that) about—get this—a resurgent threat from reptilian aliens! :P (Which she actually seems to believe in. :crazy: :lol: )

Maybe I'll post a trap message on the blog, too. Think if I get her excited enough, she'll pop the mothballs out of her perschwanky?
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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby Nekhrun » 21 Aug 2010 10:13

Too bad Harwood's dead. They'd make one hell of a couple.
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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby lotek » 21 Aug 2010 10:30

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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby lotek » 21 Aug 2010 10:39

found her :p
I have lots of interests -- just not the time or money to enjoy all of them, as much as I would like. Writing, traveling, reading books, learning, watching movies, and reading on-line newspapers. I'm also active here, in Amazon forum discussion


not time or money to read, learn watch movies or read "on line newspapers"(but not paper news papers?) ?
Must be too busy traveling... or being active on Amazon...

wonder which one it is :lol:
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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby SandChigger » 21 Aug 2010 21:03

She's evidently breaking in a new pair of pitbull dentures now. That or she bought a new thesaurus. :lol:

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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby Freakzilla » 21 Aug 2010 21:20

I'd do her.
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Re: Is There a Conspiracy?

Postby merkin muffley » 21 Aug 2010 22:26

Freakzilla wrote:I'd do her.


Marilyn Martin, recording artist (Possessive Love)? Or Marilyn Martin, the crazy old Amazon.com conspiracy bitch?
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