From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 17:24:28 +0100 Archived: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:20:01 -0400 Subject: Re: The Conspiracy Of Conspiracy Theorizing >From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 09:55:23 -0500 >Subject: Re: The Conspiracy Of Conspiracy Theorizing >>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 12:21:30 +0100 >>Subject: Re: The Conspiracy Of Conspiracy Theorizing <snip> >>iv) periodically media hacks - directly or indirectly paid or >>controlled by MSM and establishments - re-hash that 'conspiracy >>theory' canard as if it were true and therefore dangerous to >>society. >>What could be more dangerous than the real and proven >>conspiracies - many murderous and often war-mongering, and >>_all_ designed to keep the public in ignorance - that we >>already know about? >>And don't forget there _is_ an unknown number of conspiracies >>in existence that we can only suspect or guess at. <snip> >In any event, I have now repeatedly violated my longstanding >personal belief, learned through hard experience, that it is >futile to argue with someone inclined to conspiracy theories. I >leave it to UpDates readers to judge who has the better of the >argument, and I move on. Meantime, whenever I read your UpDates >posts in the future, Ray, I will remember where you're coming >from. Thanks Jerry, Your remarks reminded me of a facility available, so this afternoon when trying to list the music I liked, and (being a busy person) finding my mind a blank, went to my website where I'd already recorded it as is/was. While there, browsed a little and found that where I and others _had_ forecast conspiracies - most first recorded a decade or so ago - they've since been confirmed, some much larger and more inter-linked than even I had expected. BTW - your resorting to 'ad hominem' tactics confirms what I/we already thought about the 'conspiracy theorists' canard: I.e. it's just another ad hominem ploy, to be used when logical arguments fail. For definition and use of that term see: www.perceptions.couk.com/baloney-detect.txt and www.perceptions.couk.com/present.html#ad-ho And if you want to read a more realistic review of conspiracies etc - maybe try Peter Knight's 'Conspiracy Culture', where he says, among other things, "Conspiracy theories are neither innately radical nor inevitably harmful", and "How else do you account for the paradoxes of causation and control in a world in which everything is connected, without sounding paranoid ?" - and illustrates both with many apt modern quotes and references. 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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