Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Thought 283: Conspiracy Theorist

To the largely pejorative term 'conspiracy theorist', itself fruit of a conspiracy by the C.I.A. to silent dissident discourse, I prefer the expression 'conspiracy realist' or even 'conspiracy factualist' when the conclusion that a conspiracy is at play has been reached through diligent confrontation with factual reality.

Of course not all conspiracy theories are of equal worth but as I've written before in We're All Conspiracy Theorists, conspiracies, i.e. people colluding to do harm for their own gain, are a common not to say mundane reality in everyday life.