||[Sep. 11th, 2003|09:39 pm]
|||||the soft hiss of the sprinkler system||]|
Someone brought up the concept of conspiracy theories
on the work IRC server today, in the context of whether
the Bush Administration was really just a front for
something more sinister. I've been accused of believing
conspiracy theories myself, and I felt the urge to
clarify my stance:
See, that's the thing that's hard to
I'm not a conspiracy theorist, at least not
in the traditional sense.
I'm more of a machiavellian (or however one
would make that an "ism"...)
To me, it's all about people in power
wanting to stay in power, get more power, etc.
Money and power are largely fungible, so that
works just as well...
If groups of people decide that working in a
certain way increases their power, it looks
like a conspiracy ... but ther's no Illuminati,
just people being selfish (in a potentially bad