Epicycles and deferents: the Aristotelian/Ptolemaic
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It is easier every day to find a conspiracy in everything, and then to find a counterconspiracy hidden within the conspiracy. By doing this, we are spinning our wheels and gaining no traction on the plentiful issues that we can all agree are real and significant. Very likely this serves the interest of the ruling elite by distracting dissidents from engaging in the battle against oppression as they bicker over whether other dissidents are actually agents provocateurs: Using the logic I see too much of on sites like this, perhaps I should cry “Conspiracy!”
(And, of course, there can be no more plausible source than Pakistani conspiracy sites that find the hand of the CIA in everything from the “moon landing hoax” to the maraudings of Hulagu Khan. The sole wonder here is that no mention has yet been made of the Illuminati.)
We know there are real fights that we have to win — enough of them and more. Let’s stop suspecting everyone and everything until there is irrefragable evidence on which to found such suspicions, and keep our attention on the objectively real issues.