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The intersection of the conspiracy theories of the right and left

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posted on Jun, 30 2006 @ 03:59 PM
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Conspiracy theories are often colored by the ideology of the theorists. Those on the “ideological left” and those on the “ideological right” (I use two groupings here for simplicity’s sake) both have their respective conspiracy theories. It seems to me that both sides’ theories accuse the other side of being “in bed with” or “a tool of” the enemy, whatever form that enemy may take. As a scholar on ideologically left, I argue much of the analysis of the left can offer a lot to conspiracy theorist on the right. Theories on the right, too, have a lot to offer those on the left.

To illustrate this, I’ll use the following example…

It has been a contention of many traditional “ideologically right” conspiracy theories that an elite group controls the economy of the world (via the Fed, other Central Banks, international trade agreements, etc). The elites or ring leaders of such conspiracies are often some composite of the de jour enemies of the (insert nationality here) way of life. In America, even 50 some years after the Red Scare, many conspiracy theories on the right still argue that the Fed is a tool of the “international communist conspiracy”. To somebody on the left, this couldn’t seem more silly. Such alienation and finger-pointing disunites the populace and sends theorists on “wild-goose chases,” away from the real truth.

The important thing to keep in mind is that, regardless upon who the blame is placed and regardless of ideology, the broad theme of conspiracy theory remains the following: the creation or strengthening of a global oligarchy under the control and power of a few, wealthy persons.

The theories of the “ideologically left” agree with the right on this broad, basic premise. The left, too, argues that a global oligarchy exists, embodied by capitalists (those who own the majority of stocks and bonds), and attempts to gain and assert power over the lower classes (often arguing that conservative ideologies are one method of maintaining such control – something conservatives would find silly). There exists a great wealth of analysis done by the scholars of the left, which describes how and why capital, i.e. the global elite, gains and maintains its power.

For example: Since the 1970s, capital, i.e. the global elite, has suppressed real wages of workers and jacked up real interest rates to create a broad income redistribution from the lower classes to the ueber-wealthy rentier oligarchy. Many leftist scholars have explored in this trend in depth, and I believe that conspiracy theory on the right could benefit greatly by exploring such analysis – it shows the mechanics of how the global elite are actually sucking the economic life out of their proclaimed subjects! Perhaps I’ll start a more in-depth thread on this later, as it’s something I’ve studied much over the past year.

The point of this longwinded post: Conspiracy theorists should shy away from ideological battles between left and right, and focus on the power-grabs of the global elite. Both ideologies offer much to the analysis of the elite, their goals, and their methods. Focus on battling the elite, not on battling each other.




posted on Jun, 30 2006 @ 04:58 PM
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The False Dichotomy Of Absolute Control


Originally posted by ArbitraryGuy
The point of this longwinded post: Conspiracy theorists should shy away from ideological battles between left and right, and focus on the power-grabs of the global elite. Both ideologies offer much to the analysis of the elite, their goals, and their methods. Focus on battling the elite, not on battling each other.

I agree wholeheartedly. To the extent we allow our own prejudices to color what we see, we will deceive ourselves and ignore the truth.

As you have pointed out, the ruling classes use ideologies as tools of control. It is the classic "divide and conquer" strategy, and it has benefited the power elite for centuries.

Its effectiveness derives from the roots of human nature. I'm pretty sure it is impossible for any human being to consider anything from a truly objective point of view.

However, that doesn't mean there aren't benefits to trying, or that it is pointless to do so.

Opinions vary, and rightly so, but I see the quest of Denying Ignorance as being a personal quest, a goal for each of us to aspire to or decline as each of us sees fit.

It starts with the realization that we can be wrong, and continues with the exploration of just how wrong we truly are.

Excellent post.





P.S. Food for thought: the global elite use all ideologies to achieve their ends, including capitalism, communism, socialism, anarchism, ad nauseam. All are merely tools for shaping human thought and directing activity. All "isms" can be exploited, and those who are most capable of exploiting them are, by consequence of the power they wield, the lords of mankind.



posted on Jun, 30 2006 @ 05:19 PM
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remember what william cooper said, they want you all to get sick of the democratic process, and hate the american government. that way you will far easier accept them changing the system to this new world order stuff, like getting rid of your borders and uniting usa, canada and mexico.
its coming and all those who did not believe cooper, will be pissed of.

this is what this 911 conspiracy stuff is also about, they want the general public to hate the government and accept that the current systam does not work, so you will all just accept the new world order stuff.



posted on Jun, 30 2006 @ 07:34 PM
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VERY NICE POSTS!!! Its nice to read some really well thought out posts like this. I don't really have much to add, just wanted to acknowledge this thread as being well thought out and intelligent.



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