C is for Conspiracy
This week we’re going to go through more of our Anarchist/Activist Alphabet. Last show we went through A B and C… but we’re not finished with C quite yet…. There’s a few more C words to investigate. So far I’ve mentioned Co-Existance//Collectivism//Cooperation, and we’ve looked further at Class War and Noam Chomsky… which leaves…Chumbawamba, Consensus, The Coup Creative Commons and … Conspiracy.
At the beginning of this program Gerald Keaney and I discuss conspiracy theories just because some are completely wack doesn’t mean we should discount them all.
The fact that governments and corporations don’t tell us everything and distort the truth is undeniable … and there are many instances where it is proven that governments acted secretly to further their interests… for instance America’s sponsorship of military coups in order to enact regime change in certain countries for various ideological, political, and economic reasons.
Grab from Democracy Now’s interview with Stephen Kinzer author of the book Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change From Hawaii to Iraq.
However just because some conspiracy theories have proven correct it is unwise to accept every colourful pronouncement regarding our reptilian overlords and their links to the international jewish banker cartel or the local chapter of the masonic lodge.
We need to judge conspiracy theories as we would judge any theory and decide on their validity by evaluating the evidence we can find that supports them or indeed a lack of evidence.
Bedding music from Monkey Marc
Then we play The Lightbulb Conspiracy an Unwelcome Guests adaptation of the documentary by Cosima Dannoritzer