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Behind the News with Doug Henwood - September 12, 2013 at 12:00pm

Behind the News with Doug Henwood, for September 12, 2013 - 12:00pm

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The presumption of consensus

The presumption of consensus vis a vis this or that conspiracy is annoying to me. These talking heads fail to acknowledge what seems obvious to me: narrative is ALWAYS predicated on a conspiracy theory. It boggles my addled mind that so few fly under this latter, my, banner. All "bad" guys are said to be engaged in a conspiracy. If they're not "bad" guys, then, of course, they're "not conspiring, they're just following their own innocent hearts," I suppose. Just like these two fellows here: :D. But clearly, really, even the Christ story is a conspiracy theory blaming the Romans and Jews for conspiring with Judas to betray Christ. The 911 theory that Osama and the Arabs are conspiring is just as much based on a conspiracy theory as is the 911 Truther that it was an inside job. (To be equally pompous, I'd have to declare that the latter have the right conspiracy theory. And they do, "of course.") This is so annoying to me!!!!!! Both heads are unbelievably small minded, pompous, preposterous and pretentious. Sorry. Really. Oh, well. I need to do more meditation.

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