"Paranoia is nothing less than the onset, the leading edge of the discovery that everything is connected"
Thomas Pynchon - `Gravity's Rainbow'
"The reason we have conspiracy theories is that sometimes governments and organisations do conspire"
"Conspiracy theories are neither innately radical nor inevitably harmful"
Peter Knight - `Conspiracy Culture' p. 154
"'From now on, conspiracy theorists should be described as public intelligence analysts."
one of Jodi Dean's thoughts
"The proliferation of paranoia is part of a wider erosion of the boundaries between the rational and the irrational that will lead to a greater democratic freedom liberated from the slavish reliance on experts" link01
quoted by Knight (above) from `Aliens in America'
Paranoia is part of the repertoire of mammals and other complex animals for adjusting to and compensating for the emergence of new dangers within a previously well-known and apparently safe environment.
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The experts do not accuse the children of such animals of 'paranoia' if, on burning their fingers - or paws - on a hot object they then treat all objects for a while as if they might be hot.
That is merely sensible behaviour of a young animal still finding out about things - establishing the safe parameters of its environment.
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Similar criteria should be applied to the reactions of adults - only these are going to seem even more radical and pronounced.
Why? Because the adult - who might've held very safe views on society and the social environment - will be even more shaken-up, disoriented, suspicious, than the young-one, if receiving an intimation - or proof - of danger from previously safe areas.
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"How else do you account for the paradoxes of causation and control in a world in which everything is connected, without sounding paranoid ?"
Peter Knight - `Conspiracy Culture' p 216
So, when the ordinary citizen gets lied-to, damaged, even attacked, abducted and assaulted by agents of authority - previously respected in all its forms - then look out 'Authority'.
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We now have widespread evidence of recent criminal conspiracies in high places:-
among politicians, governments, lawyers and the judiciary; among church rulers - (greed, tax-theft, & pedophile); and among police, bureaucrats & corporate moguls
You can find similar conspiracies in your own country, state, township. link-02
It would be naive to think each exposure unique in its setting or period. Therefore the rational person can expect similar criminal conspiracies to be ongoing now, amongst all groups with authority or privilege.
Examples - We'll quote / paraphrase these :-
"It is said that" - hard drugs - so readily available among working-class / black populations - could only be provided by those in authority.
After all, the working-class / black populations DO NOT own any ships or planes, DO NOT control shipping or airports, DO NOT control the police-forces & security-forces (said to be heavily involved in drug distribution & 'protection').
Here's some evidence at police & beeb2.
Recently living in UK, have received reports of `bouncers' and low-rank police thugs acting together to enforce drug-pushers' law on the streets.
That is, `hard-men' - some of them off-duty police - beating people up to establish drug dealers' `territory'.
On our `rulers' in London
re: their illicit drug-dealing / money-laundering
"It is also said" - just so soon as science allowed the manufacture of bio-warfare weapons - that the emergence of diseases mainly hitting the now unwanted working-class / black populations in the West (HIV / AIDS, BSE / vCJD etc) is no coincidence.
Some theorists point out that BSE prions were placed only in cheap meat products - in working class food.
The 'reluctance' (refusal) of rich manufacturers to provide information on the ingredients and distribution of cheap/ high-risk meat products - revealed 10 August 2001 - only increases those BSE/vCJD suspicions.
And that HIV / AIDS seems to be specifically tailored to attack those of African ancestry.
See the opinion of Alan Cantwell MD: - in this interview by Heyoka Magazine (vol 6) - quote
Question: "Who has gained the most from AIDS?
Is it :
A. The pharmaceutical companies,
B. Politicians and scientists,
C. World Health Organization or something else?"
Alan Cantwell MD: "The drug companies, the AIDS scientists, the WHO -- all have gained except for HIV/AIDS patients and their loved ones, and the taxpayer. Some drug companies have become very rich with happy stockholders. AIDS is a billion dollar business, and the big AIDS research money is handed out exclusively by the Pentagon. Another reason to suspect a tie of AIDS to military biological warfare research."
working here [ed]
UPDATE 28 Feb '07 - US / UN Agency acting to spread AIDS.
"A hot virus from the rain forest lives within a 24 hour plane flight from every city on Earth"
`The Hot Zone' by Richard Preston
"Like HIV, Ebola is also claimed to be a man-made virus, produced either by accident (as a result of cross-contamination of vaccinations tested in lab monkeys) or on purpose"
p. 201 `Conspiracy Culture' by Peter Knight
Racism - paranoia or conspiracy ?
Most black males, and working-class white males are discriminated against by a so-called meritocracy' which is in fact a deeply biased caste system.
That system always cheats;
claiming equality of opportunity - but
ensuring inequality: all machinery of state and commerce operates against interests of black & working-class white males.
Eg. :- in education system linkRA01, the workplace linkRA02, the tax system linkRA03, policing linkRA04 & linkRA05 & linkRA05A, adult-education linkRA06, media linkRA07, politics linkRA08, the legal system linkRA09, and the judiciary linkRA10
elites of covert linkRA11 racists and perverts linkRA12 hold power corruptly, and illegally use it to retain and consolidate that power. linkRA13
"Turner shows how black rumors of coordinated white hostility linkRA14 are usually more than justified"
Peter Knight `Conspiracy Culture' p 145
referring to `I Heard It Through The Grapevine' by Patricia A Turner
Berkely and LA University of California Press 1993
Sociologists say that all of us are connected by only six degrees of separation.
Stanley Milgram - Psychology Today - May 1967 p60-67
"In the modern world the natural and the artificial are inextricably entwined in complex causal patterns that can't be predicted or controlled."
Peter Knight - `Conspiracy Culture'
"the injured of Chernobyl are today, years after the catastrophe, [around the world] not even born yet"
Ulrich Beck - `Theory, Culture & Society' (1996)
Vietnam (USA experience)
All ordinary black [working-class] men - able to walk and not wearing a dress - were liable to be sent to the killing fields of Vietnam.
Large numbers of white elite were too rich to fight. linkWA01
Gulf War (UK's experience)
Before actual hostilities most Brit officers interviewed by radio/TV spoke in upper-class accents.
Immediately the real fighting began, Brit officer interviewees mysteriously began to speak with working-class voices; -
- the others, members of the `elite', had disappeared.
These differences have always existed, they're simply more visible today.
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If a child starves
No ruler deserves power or wealth
If we live in a state where:-
any private consentant ** behavior is disapproved-of or banned, by gov't or by corporate sanction;
any knowledge is restricted, by companies, gov'ts or colleges or by lack of libraries link07 or by unfair charges link15
then we are slaves,
living in a slave State,
owned link16 by
*private = affecting only yourself;
*consentant = free of coercion or deceit
We ask -
"You are a member of the conspiracy if you allow a child to sit in a classroom for one extra day with an unconcerned teacher"
Jawanza Kunfuju - "Countering the conspiracy to destroy black boys"link100
AN EMERGENCY APPEAL TO THE WORLD ON BEHALF OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PEOPLE
In 1951 William L Patterson and Paul Robeson petitioned the UN charging the US government with the high crime of genocide against Black Americans
Gov't, Politicians, Police, Security bosses restrict information, education and thought.
Gov-Pol-Sec fears that an informed, educated and free-thinking population will want better, more honest government.
Now - that's Paranoia!
31 Dec. 2003