I think there may be a misunderstanding about what "they" believe. I'm talking about the "they" who, in one of those conspiracy movies, claims that all the passengers in the 9/11 crashes were flown alive by a decoy plane, to some remote location where they are all being hidden permanently.
If by "they" you mean Bush, Cheney and Powell made a phony case for WMDs, then I'm with you. I don't call that a conspiracy "theory" and I can't understand how anyone would conflate the two or lump them together.
People I know who believe the former story are profoundly anti-political. They don't get involved in social justice movements and for a reason: they view movements as either part of the conspiracy itself or stooges being used by the conspirators. Maybe I haven't met your conspiracy theorists. But it is consistent with their beliefs to shun movements, since their conspiracy is pervasive.
I don't for a moment believe that you accept 80% of what they say. Maybe 30%. People in OWS probably believe in more than 30% of what the Tea Partiers believe. Or maybe it's the 20% that you don't accept that makes a big difference.
On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 1:10 PM, Bruce Wagner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I couldn't disagree more with your description and assessment of what "they" believe, etc.
I promote activism and I believe about 80% of what "they" believe.
Lumping people into categories and labelling them, is not usually productive, nor accurate.
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