From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 01:22:27 -0000 Archived: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 05:47:27 -0500 Subject: Re: The Conspiracy Meme >From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:13:59 -0000 >Subject: Re: The Conspiracy Meme >>Source: CSICOP.Org >>http://www.csicop.org/si/show/the_conspiracy_meme/ <snip> >The central logic of the conspiracy meme is to question, often >on speculative grounds, everything the "establishment" says or >does and to demand immediate, comprehensive, and convincing >answers to all questions. Unconvincing answers are taken as >proof of conspiratorial deception. >And it is important to remember exactly how reluctant is the >same 'establishment' to confess to its own mistakes, errors and >ignorance. <snip> Hi Gerald, That 'central logic' is rubbish - no speculation is needed to be aware of corruption/conspiracy. Two obvious examples (esp. in US/UK) concern drugs and race: CIA World Fact-Book - UK http://tinyurl.com/76ljvs4 "producer of limited amounts of synthetic drugs and synthetic precursor chemicals; major consumer of Southwest Asian heroin, Latin American cocaine, and synthetic drugs; money-laundering center" I.e. although most police and courts actions in London are directed against ordinary people and their (usually) soft or herbal recreational drugs, most actual criminality - consumption of hard drugs and money-laundering - is carried out by members of the privileged classes and their hangers-on; "![Patricia A Turner - 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' Berkely and LA University of California Press 1993] shows how black rumors of coordinated white hostility are usually more than justified" -- Peter Knight 'Conspiracy Culture' p 145 I.e. although "co-ordinated" can often mean unconscious conspiracy due to racial biases, the effects on the victims are the same as a conscious conspiracy of police, judges, politicos etc. (see Stephen Lawrence scandal in UK - not yet played out). - To reliably detect conspiracy, one first makes detailed enquiries, then does the analysis: http://www.perceptions.couk.com/methods.html [Begin Quote] Methods of Inquiry 1 - the first step is 'Boole's Logic' or "truth tables" (John le Carr=E9's 'George Smiley' used the same method, only based on paper-records, to find the moles in MI-6 - SIS) I.e. - basically it's collecting the data - on what the system does, and when. 2 - the next step is quantitative statistical analysis of the results you got from (1). Warning - league tables of hospitals, education systems, police forces etc, claim to show the relative efficiencies of those systems. Mostly, that's not true - as seen below. 3 - the last step is qualitative or ontological analysis of the results you got from (2) by double-checking claimed or raw data outcomes against those predicted (demanded) by the 'Law of Large Numbers'and then by Bayes' Theorem. Because politicos' promises and outcome results can often lie when viewed as 'raw data'. [End Quote] [An indication that it scares the PTB is a recent decision by UK High Court judges to ban Bayesian analysis - (Step 3 above) - precisely because it can tell the truth and shame prosecution lawyers/bent cops - see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayes'_theorem#Drug_testing] And as for that 'reluctance to confess mistakes, errors and ignorance', the opposite is (usually) the case; that is authority is almost always claiming "mistakes, errors and ignorance" to cover-up conspiracy: www.perceptions.couk.com/answers022.html#cock-up [Begin Quote] If 'mistakes' were being made, in education, policing, taxation etc. then they would happen randomly - sometimes taking from ordinary people, sometimes adversely affecting the rich and powerful. But that doesn't happen! All the so-called 'mistakes' adversely affect ordinary people, by unjust edu policies, by grossly unfair taxation, and by oppressive, brutal (or murderous) policing decisions. And all profit the rich and the political class. That is statistically impossible for 'mistakes' - which only leaves corrupt conspiracy as an explanation. [End Quote] Finally here's Adam Smith (1723-90) in 'The Wealth of Nations' - "People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public" - confirming, as if we needed to be told, that conspiracy is the default condition for those in almost any kind of authority and/or power. Cheers Ray D Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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