When the space shuttle blew up the first time — well, and the second time too — we became subject to what is referred to as “conspiracy thinking.” This variety of opinion depends on the improbable to argue that there is an external parasite controlling our government or society that is engineering events to herd us like cattle.
That part is true at least — that we are ruled by manipulative parasites — but in my experience, those parasites are created by the chaotic and selfish behavior of humans, and the antidote to them is not anarchy but aristocracy, or putting the smart/good people in charge to rein in the rest of the squabbling, shrieking monkeys.
A mob will always choose the simplest possible answer to any question. They resonate to emotional statements, usually ones that explain their own failings as (actually) victimhood and give them a bad guy to both blame for those failings and to aspire to destroy. This is how you unite a mob, which represents a lowest common denominator of all of the people involved.
Conspiracy thinking is almost always of this nature, but not always. There is a variety of conspiracy thinking that is best described as metaphorical politics. It represents a type of extended disbelief that things were as bad as they must have been for an event to occur, and consists of blaming something more interesting for ordinary, hum-drum, everyday mundane human tendencies toward ineptitude.
Let us tour a world of dysfunction and its conspiracy theories.
Agenda 21 may be my favorite because it is both interesting, and the metaphor is correct. Officially, United Nations Agenda 21 involves “sustainable development,” and most of its wording reflects that. To the best of the conspiracy theories, UN Agenda 21 is total world control:
This document describes nothing less than a global government takeover of every nation across the planet. The “goals” of this document are nothing more than code words for a corporate-government fascist agenda that will imprison humanity in a devastating cycle of poverty while enriching the world’s most powerful globalist corporations like Monsanto and DuPont.
…Notice carefully that nowhere does this document state that “achieving human freedom” is one of its goals. Nor does it explain HOW these goals are to be achieved. As you’ll see here, every single point in this UN agenda is to be achieved through centralized government control and totalitarian mandates that resemble communism.
The interesting thing is that the conspiracy theories are correct, if we take their concerns as metaphorical, or symbolically accurate without being literally true. In that sense, UN Agenda 21 is a symbol of what is going on behind the scenes.
Here is where it gets hairy. International law relies on a heap of treaties and precedents in law in the countries which sign them. This means that the law only goes one way: toward the direction indicated by the treaties, because otherwise, it would have to swim upstream against what has been achieved so far.
This means that once one has set a toe on the path toward Leftism, there is only one direction that can be taken, and that is to greater Leftism. In this way, the conspiracy theorists are metaphorically correct: the UN is taking over our countries because we have signed treaties, the definitions of which are in the hands of UN agencies, which will take us down a further direction toward Leftism.
Many of these treaties involve “standards,” which are rules promulgated by international bodies. We agree to obey the rule, but then there is this international committee which defines the rule, and so if the rule changes, we are still bound by it. In the same way, treaties contain clauses — such as that if 2/3 of the members agree to a change, it becomes law — allowing foreigners to write law we must obey.
None of these laws will ever reverse course. They start with certain assumptions and the correct answer favored by career politicians is always to expand upon what has already been decided. This is the safe choice. This is the career-advancing choice. And so it will never change, because people fundamentally seek what will advance them.
And so, “Agenda 21” conspiracy theories might as well be real: we have launched ourselves down a path whereby, if people do what is expected to bring them fame and acclaim, they will gradually and successively convey us toward the state described by the “Agenda 21” conspiracies. Even when they are not real… they are real.
This situation is in fact even worse than a conspiracy. Instead of shadowy forces intending evil, we have normal people doing what is necessary to succeed in society, and their well-intentioned efforts are producing the destructive force. Once you adopt one Leftist rule, more will follow, and soon every successive rule simply follows the implications of the previous. One cannot change direction at all under those circumstances, at least without saying effectively that everything done for the past century or two was wrong. And voters do not like that.
White Genocide is widely reported in our media as a conspiracy theory on the basis that no one, anywhere, has made a Wannsee Protocol about white extermination. And yet the process is happening through diversity, because when you settle groups together, they tend to interbreed, destroying the original groups over time.
This meme has gained popularity as conflicts with diversity have increased, and is often expressed in a way that is barely conspiratorial; this recognizes that replacement of unique high-performing races, ethnic groups and social castes or classes is part and parcel of the ideology of egalitarianism which is the root of Leftism and seems always to result in the higher being destroyed by the lower, which is why white genocide fits right in:
Moving millions of non-White immigrants into traditionally White countries over a period of years. This alone is not genocide, but the next step makes it a part of genocide.
Legally chasing down and forcing White areas to accept “diversity.” This is known as “Forced Assimilation.”
A combination of mass immigration (of different groups of people) plus forced assimilation would qualify as genocide, as defined by Article II, part (C) of the United Nations Genocide Conventions:
Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part.
Is someone who is 3/4 English, genetically, and 1/4 something entirely different still English? Of course not, in the same way that ice cream with one quarter bacon fat in it is no longer useful for its original purpose. Or beer if you add 1/4 Metamucil. But it is usually through those smaller amounts of mixture that tribes are erased.
It happens simply through the oldest of mechanisms. A tribe that could not defeat another militarily simply moves as close as possible. It starts sending its unattached young women to walk through the settlement of the other tribe, selling flowers. Soon a few find also unattached young men of the other tribe, usually the underconfident or nerdly ones.
The magic happens a generation after that. The mixed offspring look enough like the other tribe for normal members of that tribe to consider marrying them. They then bring in the hybrids, and normalize their 1/4 foreign offspring. Those genes begin circulating. The important change that happens is that the other tribe ceases to be totally consistent, and becomes something else as the trace admixture knocks out part of its genetic networks.
Was this diversity designed as genocide? Maybe, or maybe not, but either way, it creates genocide through outbreeding and when it is done, the original group no longer remains. At that point, it has fewer restrictions on intermixing because the damage is already done, so what are they preserving at this point?
If diversity is allowed to continue, the “white” people of the future will be Semites, or those who are of mixed Caucasian and Asian ancestry with some African influences. This reflects what would happen if you took all of the successful groups in a diverse society and mixed them, as is the nature of things. Mostly Caucasian, some touches of Asian especially on the paternal line, and traces of other groups who had a few fortunate members who succeeded. If the US Congress or subscribership of The New York Times became a separate community, in 100 years it would resemble Arabs (if lower social classes) or Jews (if higher social classes).
So you can see that the conspiracy theory here is metaphorically correct. Diversity is, or rather leads to, white genocide. No one knows if it is deliberate, or where they would find such a smoking gun… but it does not matter, because as Rightists, we are consequentialists or those who care about results in reality more than human feelings, judgments and desires.
Let’s look at another one.
September 11, 2001 (“9/11”) is often seen as a government or world government conspiracy where the World Trade Center and Pentagon either had bombs in them already or were attacked by cruise missiles. The sentiment is good, but the details do not add up. However, metaphorically this conspiracy theory is correct because the incompetence of government and special interest groups essentially (but unintentionally) arranged for this to happen.
The best of the 9-11 conspiracy theorists tend to take this approach:
The “mainstream media” – a complete misnomer if ever there was one – would have us believe that 9/11 truth is the domain of radical and wacky “conspiracy theorists”. These labels, however, are simply more misnomers used by the controlled media to try and marginalize the growing number of people who understand that we have been lied to about what really happened on 9/11.
The 9/11 truth movement is anything but radical. The real radicals are, in fact, the controlled politicians and media who have pushed the lies about 9/11 and the War on Terror for the past fifteen years and counting.
As written here before, the real story on 9-11 is the unions and organized crime both made shoddy construction and used shoddy materials, which is why so much of the wreckage vanished when it passed into private hands.
The bigger story might be that our government was too bloated, prone to infighting, and generally politically correct to have a clue, and so nineteen guys without combat training were able to stage the most successful terrorist attack in history on a nation that should have been able to anticipate and interdict that attempt. Nope!
Some might point to past incidents where governments provoked attacks. For example, the Americans essentially baited Japan into attacking Pearl Harbor after FDR cut off their steel supply. The Gulf of Tonkin attack, which was a symbolic version of other attacks in the past in that area, sits ill in many craws. And we remember the yes-no-maybe “weapons of mass destruction” in Iraq.
Or even farther back, there’s the Zimmerman Telegram in WWI. Perhaps the attack on Fort Sumter was triggered. It’s possible that the Boston Tea Party was an arranged provocation. We know this is possible because other groups do this sort of thing all the time at protests, being as obnoxious as possible in the hope that one of them gets shot and the real riot can be begin! (Proles friggin’ love riots.)
But in reality, there is nothing too weird about the 9-11 narrative. 757s full of jet fuel hit a building made by union labor, whose steel was obviously of an inferior grade but sold as a higher grade while the mob took the profit. The building was insured to heck and gone probably because they knew it would fall down and that the evidence would disappear as it always does in pro-union, pro-mafia NYC.
Of course, these days the mob is speaking Chinese, Korean or Russian with a Hebrew accent instead of Sicilian. But the scams never change.
So we either admit that our country is corrupt and has been for a half-century, that our government is incompetent, that our union labor may kill us and that our people are so cucked that they would sit still to be flown into an overpriced Manhattan address rather than fight back, or we can come up with a conspiracy about how government did this to fund a war it was going to be able to justify by finding “WMDs” anyway.
The important thing about this journey into conspiracy theory is that it shows us the power of symbolism. Conspiracies indicate where things are so broken and wrong that we might as well come up with a far-fetched chain of reasoning, because the actual reasons are so incompetent, corrupt and stupid that it makes our brains hurt to think about them.