Politicians, Grand Conspiracies, and the Will To Victimhood

from: Dub-toe
10:03:44 PM

I have few illusions about the nature of the people who run for office, run the country, or attempt to run the world. I also have little regard for conspiratorial frames of reference or the defeatist attitude that gives rise to them. The idea that any group of shadowy figures could actually work in such concert as to greatly alter or in some way direct the fluid world of circumstance to further their own ends is ludicrous. The mob is easily swayed, but it's also fickle as all get out. I don't believe in the Roswell crap, though I believe that UFOs are real and the government has real solid evidence of it. I think that whole thing is a convenient cover for some high-powered EW work goin on there. I don't believe in the lone-gunman theory, but I don't know if I believe all of the hogwash surrounding Kennedy's murder. The fact that Bush's family have been heavily involved in politics is fairly peripheral to the nuclear testing done on US servicemen in the Forties. If such tenuous associations qualify as conspiracies in your mind, then anything is possible - which, indeed, it is. Of course there are people in power around the globe. They make agreements and alliances either publicly or under the table. Many of them are not public people either. But the fact remains that they can only do so much. And the idea that such a group of shadowy figures is possible is somewhat of a comfort to me, actually. I can't run the world. If there's some group of folks trying to, I'm sure that chaos and anarchy won't further their interests in any real way. I also know that if they are businessmen - and what else would they be? - then they must certainly be in favor of a market-driven and stable world economy of some sort; that would favor business to the greatest degree, and businessmen know that better than anyone. It's hard to have a market-driven economy without the personal freedoms that fuel the market itself and are its by-product. Given that, I assume a greater degree of stability in world affairs to such an extent that the efforts of those shadowy figures are successful. The funny thing is, I don't think those hidden conspiracies had anything to do with the nuclear testing you referred to. That's pure stupidity in the making of it and shame in the covering over. But it is not an excuse to opt out of participation in the political process of our governance. You think you have no voice? Serve on a jury. You can render any law immediately unconstitutional when it comes up against your vote on a jury. I don't care what that law is. I don't buy that victimhood crap that is born out of conspiracies and says that our national identity is a sham and there's no sense in being a part of its remaining a going concern. I think that's a cop-out and immature. I think that bad things happen. I think we do them and everyone else does too. I think that there are many little cabals at work all the time, and sometimes they work at cross purposes but never all together or for very long. I think that some of them are perfectly benign as well. I also think that we do far more good things than most societies, and that for all of what we have that is shameful in our past there is so much more that is born of a grace dropped over our heads by the truckload for offering to the world a visible sign of the success of constitutional form of government built on the fact that self-interest is the single constant in human affairs and not having anything to be ashamed of in that great work. If our politicians are no better than any others, then at least they've got a better international PR department. The people of the world have been voting with their feet in our favor for over two hundred years. I grew up and spent all of my life within ten miles of the Grassy Knoll. Not sure why you thought that was important. All of us in the neighborhood know what really happened.



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