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surely changing storyline-timeline (in this particular way) is evidence of LACK of pre-planning in re: mediation of event? it depends a bit where you think the manipulation is: just in the timing (=a genuine terror cell, arrested only when convenient); or everywhere (an entirely bogus story soup-to-nuts)? but in both cases, the particular element yr adducing as sinister has to clamber past an everyday fact = news outlets get things wrong all the time, esp.instant 24hr rolling news sites
if this is fake, and both the two versions were reported accurately, then the "breaking story" element of it has to have been scripted = why not script it to their advantage, rather than provide fuel for paranoia?
but if it's an error in the reportage, then the coverup element vanishes
the thing that bugs me abt those kinds of sites is the "powers that be" are simultaneously all-knowing and all-powerful AND blundering cockup monkeys whose GREAT PLAN is full of silly holes that anyone can see if they look carefully
also: i can understand distraction when the event being distracted from is a potentially embarrassing report or one-day wonder which, once buried on the 10th page, will only resurface in footnotes -- but iraq and lebanon are going to be there at just the same awful intensity when this story banks back down
ie this doesn't distract, it piles on: "things falling apart everywhere on bush-blair's watch" -- i'm usually against world-run-by-secret-cabal theories bcz the root of them is rotten politics and poor analysis of how power works -- but sometimes they're quite comforting (as in "at least someone is in charge and knows what's going on") -- my dread today is that events are out of EVERYONE'S control; that huge lethal forces are being put in motion by the totally clueless
there may well spin in terms of "when is least worst time to bring this story to a head" (and as soon as there's discernible spin, natural response is to counterspin in our heads to most sinister effect -- which can be enormously dispiriting and siempowering, and is therefore on the whole a BAD IDEA... )
I dont really disagree with anything you say here, Mark. But I never really thought this fell under a Conspiracy heading anyway - surely its just good old bad old out in the open cynical/opportunist 'real politiking'?
(Another installment of today's post-Baudrillard 'we know that you know that we know that you know this is just spin' masquerade.)
There is obviously a huge gulf seperating 98% of so called conspiracy/paranoia-as-politics websites/blogs (look closer than a breakfast glance at most of their 'theories' and they crumble) and, say, a book like Rush To Judgement by Mark Lane, the work of a proper invetigative reporter and footnote sourcer and adept interviewer and old fashioned tireless journo. Yes, too much of waht passes as 'comment' or 'oppositionality' these days is driven by some need to react INSTANTLY, and to read everything, in a teen Gothic 'woe is me and the world' stylee, for its third shadowiest meaning; plus, the psychologically interesting inabilty to EVER accept 'screw up' (or even opportunistic exploitation) as plausible answer for *anything*...
But there IS weird shit being covered up out there, too... jsut cos youre paranoid dont mean theyre not out to fog up your brain with bizarro disinformation...
Today's conspiracy theory often becomes history years later - and is 'officially' documented. If we recall the 50s red scare, all kinds of mad shit was justified (nuclear arms race, blacklist, the ascendance of the rightwing, massive extension of intelligence capabilities etc. etc.).Post a Comment
It does bug me when folks go on about lizards, masons, illuminati etc. when the 'plot' is RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU IN THE NEWS. Can't they just accept the high level of confusion and imcompetence among decision makers? This need for the 'big truth' leaves little room for INTERPRETATION.
I believe the term is 'Covert Spectacle' - what 'happens' appears obvious and 'clear' because of its audio/visual impact; but its 'meaning' becomes ever more murky. AGUIRRE