Intellectual Self Defence

Brains are delicate things…

Conspiracy versus Consciousness of Purpose

A distinction made by the radical American historian Willam Appleton Williams. There is a difference between a) sitting in a dark, smoky and backlit room with your Trilateral buddies engineering the world and b) being willing and able to give events the best nudge you can towards a desired outcome. Naturally, if you have the newspapers, the parliaments and the military on your side, your nudge is going to be fairly effective…
Trouble is, we love conspiracy (for reasons too complex to go into on this page) and get tempted to see it everywhere.

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