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Flight MH17, Gaza, ISIS - Chaos And Conspiracy Do Not Mix

Politics / Conspiracy Theory Aug 04, 2014 - 11:02 AM GMT

By: Andrew_McKillop

Politics

Why We Believe in Conspiracy
Plot theories abound and pullulate, not only on the Internet but also in the glove puppet media, in politics, business, the arts and almost everywhere and anywhere in today's ersatz “global culture”. If its not MH370 then its MH17. If the weather's bad that's because of chemtrail spraying or its because the Chinese burn too much coal. If the weather's good its a freak even and it will not last long. Oil is of course running out but this is planned. Tesla Motor and the solar energy industry did it.


World events are exclusively organized and driven by plots. If ISIS has not yet expanded into Lebanon (which it is now doing), this is because it was told to wait. Since the dearly departed Osama Bin Laden truly departed a couple of years ago from his Abbottabad compound, there is no longer any reason for the American war in Afghanistan. But the dark and groping US military-industrial complex will keep it ticking over just a bit longer until the Islamic insurrection in China is fully mature. Its all planned!

Why did the 2008 economic and financial crisis happen? More-extreme Plot Theory says it was to chase Lehman Bros out of business and humiliate its investors. Another version says the crisis was engineered to enable the world's central banks to print money until the Day of Doom. Don't worry, we can get freakier and flakier than that in our General Conspiracy Theory.

Of course the Ebola virus was genetically tweaked, about 2006, to be ultra-deadly and has been re-imported to the USA it came from, these past few days. The Bilderbergs ordered this, alongside the bizarre and revolting Israeli punishment invasion, called a “raid”, of Gaza. Alternately Hamas, working for Iran firstly provoked Israel to make its “raid” which will provoke ISIS into invading Israel. You didn't know that is coming next?  You can be sure its all planned and very very sophisticated.

Can't Accept Reality
Schizophrenia as a complex syndrome of reality-avoidance was fully-defined about 100 years ago. It is mostly self-willed but can also be due to biomedical causes like certain kinds of medication. It is not yet linked with a diet of Twinkies and McDonald burgers washed down with Coca Lite. That could be coming. Do you know what “they” put in that stuff we eat?

Mass schizophrenia is harder to define or prove but one key clinical diagnostic antecedent of full-blown schizophrenia in individual persons is amnesia. There is no past, and as Mrs Thatcher told us an awful long time ago, there is No Future. For good measure she added that Society Does Not Exist.
Having no past, there is no frame of reference in a wonderland (usually a nightmare) of imagination. As the disease progresses, often in paired-opposite states of dementia, we get the megalomaniacs, paranoids, catatonics and hebephrenics who dot and blot the history of mankind. The Great Men and their wars which are often impossible to find a remotely rational historical reason for.

Neither Hitler nor Stalin ate Twinkies or used Internet, but they were uber-dangerous schizophrenics. They would buy any conspiracy theory going, and thrived on them. They invented them. They pursued them to the gory end. Avoiding reality is dangerous but for elite madness it is obligatory.

Due to this being madness or dementia it can only go one way. We get “high gain positive feedback” and we get “self-fulfilling prophecies” fed and fomented by an army of Conspiracy Theorists who ceaselessly work to deform and destroy reality.

Michael Ruppert RIP
Some can be called well-meaning and I could take the example of Michael C. Ruppert RIP, who I knew and even shared a hotel room with, for not very long. I am sorry he committed suicide in April this year, but I am also sorry for anybody who believed his mountain of conspiracy theories. Like an ever-growing army of Plot Theorists of the American type, he grotesquely used a blenderizer to mix and mingle the death of the American Empire, oil crisis, drug running by the CIA, the George W. Bush regime's implication in 9/11. the end of the middle classes and the end of suburbia – and others.

Fact and fiction were always indissociable. There was no point saying to Ruppert that he was straying far in the Wilderness he said he came from and spoke from. A wilderness where everything is a plot. He was convinced the shadowy elites had planned the demise of civilization and it was all a matter of time before The Last War.

I weakly tried to reason with him about his American Empire, which in any case he said was dying, but I said “What American Empire?”. Where is it? Does it exist? Could we take the uber-stupid and lost war in Afghanistan as “imperial”? This war was exactly the same as the Soviet Union's war in Afghanistan and ended the same way. With defeat. It had no meaning or purpose, it had no economic handle or “peace dividend” other than the heroin trade and even that suffers from over-production and falling prices. To be sure Ruppert called me naïve if not actually an agent of the Super Elite.

As we know, although it is another fantastic example of the General Plot Theory, we can find the supposedly serious US publication “Foreign Affairs” touting the fairy story that the Arab oil embargo of 1973-1974 was the first step in Mankind's fight to prevent global warming from destroying the planet. The Arab leaders of the day joined by the Shah of Iran had acted to help us all save the planet from Heat Death. It can only be true!

Spirals Upon Spirals
What was this supposed American Dream of suburban living and threats to it? As I noted in another article, Zionists say their road map or travel brochure for almost anyplace from Gaza to the Black Sea is allied and twinned with the American Dream. Simply because it doesn't exist, we can imagine what it might say, if we smoked the right stuff!

The American Dream turning to nightmare, for example as worked by Ruppert or James Kunstler is at least as fantasist, if less dangerous than the Zionist Dream. But the attempt is made. Mixing high gasoline and food prices, falling real incomes, crowded roads, dependent children in their 30's who still live at home because there are no jobs, consumer debt, and don't forget global warming, bad weather and corrupt politicians - we get an absurd mental milkshake or pot pourri. Somebody has to be to blame for all this, and it has to be planned. It absolutely did not happen by accident.

If you want, you can download 200-page PhD theses on Nassim Nicholas Taleb's black swan theory, which when he wrote it forecast the coming crisis of 2008. It was a series of “25-standard deviation events occurring several days in a row". It wasn't conventionally predictable, it was financial chaos but Conspiracy Theory cannot accept that. It was real and was complex, so plot theorists do not like it. Their output on the 2008 crisis is far more florid and of course more human than mathematical, statistical and chaos-theory explanations of how the crisis happened. Warm and human.

The keyword is “human”. Why myths exist is because they are human but this is also their danger. As anybody will tell you, all the so-called Abrahamic Religions paint human society as evil but redeemed by God, after various kinds of catastrophes that humans bring down on themselves. Floods were good punishment but at the time of writing (not “handed down from above”) of the Talmud, Bible and Coran the Ebola virus had not been invented. Nor American middle class suburbia, either.

Admitting Chaos
The worst periods in human history are when there is nothing left in the larder of socially-approved myths and beliefs. The conspiracy myths have gone, just like the others. The comfort-role of plot theory goes with it – the myth of an all-powerful all-knowing elite that meticulously plans each and every bad thing which happens. All we have to do is overthrow that elite and Paradise will arrive.

Whether it was Arab Spring or the Kiev riots of early 2014, or even the ISIS crusade and Zionism, they have one powerful common thread. We shall overcome.

When chaos returns with even more force and complexity this apocalyptic or revolutionary paradigm collapses. Just like the American Dream and never-existed American Empire. Things are usually worse than before because anarchy is the exact equivalent of chaos and human beings in general will not and cannot accept chaos - while they constantly flirt with it. This is schizophrenia.

For Nassim Taleb there is basically nothing you can do because there are “Unknown Unknowns” in the risk-seeking chaotic finance “system”, or non-system that we have. Both for the elite and for society in general, facing chaos, there is a mass retreat to the explanation of “bad luck”. Using the schizophrenia theory of recent and current history, society and politics this is “mass paranoia”.

Chaos is therefore admitted but is almost instantly transformed to “bad luck” - with its own and serious dangers. There is no way any society, any nation will accept bad luck as a lasting condition. The series of bad, unfortunate and disastrous events has to end. The risk of incoherent rage or “lashing out at misfortune” grows, and becomes predictable. This is war-prone and one major explanation of why the present drift of world events is war-prone.

It is not a conspiracy and I am sorry Ruppert committed suicide!

By Andrew McKillop

Contact: xtran9@gmail.com

Former chief policy analyst, Division A Policy, DG XVII Energy, European Commission. Andrew McKillop Biographic Highlights

Co-author 'The Doomsday Machine', Palgrave Macmillan USA, 2012

Andrew McKillop has more than 30 years experience in the energy, economic and finance domains. Trained at London UK’s University College, he has had specially long experience of energy policy, project administration and the development and financing of alternate energy. This included his role of in-house Expert on Policy and Programming at the DG XVII-Energy of the European Commission, Director of Information of the OAPEC technology transfer subsidiary, AREC and researcher for UN agencies including the ILO.

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