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Conspiracy theory is when we look at the fact that the establishment institutions reproduce the status quo and assume it has to be the conscious and deliberate work of some small group of powerful and influential men deliberating in some secret hidden meeting that decides everything.

When we look at the work and conclude that powerful vested interests work to maintain their position, and since they became powerful vested interests in the contest of the current established status quo, that normally tends to reproduce that same established status quo ... that's no conspiracy theory, its normal social science.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Jul 24th, 2013 at 11:26:19 PM EST
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