Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Conspiracy Theory as Reformation

Conspiracy theory is "deconstructive history" because it is in rebellion against official explanations and against orthodox journalism and orthodox history. Conspiracy theorists cast out demography, market forces, technological development, social evolution, and other abstract, constructed categories of explanation. Conspiracy theory is radically empirical: tangible facts are the focus, especially facts that orthodox doctrine tries to make disappear. There is a ruthless reduction down to what is without doubt real, namely, persons. Conspiracy theory presumes that human events are caused by people acting as people do, including cooperating, planning, cheating, deceiving, and pursuing power.
Read the whole piece here. Pretty interesting.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The use of "deconstructive history" would apply to the removal of erroneous positions currently before the public.

Revisionists history would be "constructive history" as applied to correcting what future generations will be able to rely upon.

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