The (perhaps hasty) assumption that conspiracy theory deniers are not a spook-stooge becomes evidence in favour of such theories.
Un-initiated, and without conscious inducement they defend such organisations as may exist.
induction this may apply to various degrees at various levels, each
person doing what they think is right and natural, a little self serving
here and there - but selected because their resultant actions are
If you want a deed doing, find someone who wants to
do the deed and let them do what they want. No direct commuication or
coercion required. Their visible well meaning is all the better a
The strength of any conspiracy theory is it's veracity which trumps all so-called weaknesses.
is naturally hard to measure, particularly against a weakness of the
defensibility of a theory when mistaken for a weakness of the theory.
A weakness of the theory would relate to difficulty for the parties of the theory to act according to the theory.
weakness of the defensibility of the theory would be an implausibility
of the theory which depends largely on the experiences of the listener
and less on the theory itself.
What works wins. Does there have
to be a grand design, or will natural selection work? or is that the
grand design? I note that some players win many games of chess despite
the implausibility of long term prediction of the opponents moves.
the hungriest power mongers fight it out, and nudge to authority those
who can be led by their desires. And then lead them. That's the world we
live in, and it has typically been so.
I happen to believe that
the one with the most power is good, known as God, who does not enforce
but rather invites, who can deliver the captives of the mighty and the
prey of the terrible. This does not absolve me of responsibility but rather realises it.
And this is why I like Christmas.
The birth of the one who was not deceived, who followed the will of the
Father and provides the means to escape for all who will.
Hows that for a Christmas sermon? I can't apologise - for the ideas are inseparable; we can't save ourselves.
think that a typical defence against truth is to find a reason not to
listen. We cannot bear the horror of the world we live in, and pretend
it is just about starving orphans in war torn droughts, attacks on the
liberty of good manners and lazy rich people who've taken all the money.