by Scott Creighton
“Nigger, kike, cunt, faggot, whop, slope, rag-head, camel jockey, spic, hippy, honky, cracker, white trash, trailer trash, porch monkey, commie, etc” none of these derogatory terms pack the same punch they used to. In fact they’re pretty much laughed at when employed in civilized discourse to marginalize the point of view of one group or another.
There’s only one pejorative term that effectively silences that little voice in the back of your head these days and it’s employed to such an end as predictably as John McCain making racist and war-mongering slurs in public forums… and about as often.
Imagine there is someone standing on a stage at an event saying things that certain people don’t want you too know. Someone else in the crowd yells out:
1. “Shut up you stupid nigger!”
2. “Shut up you stupid conspiracy theorist!”
Which of these is going to have the desired effect? Which of these is going to have the opposite of the desired effect? Which will start a riot? Which will marginalize the person who makes the statement? Which will marginalize the person it’s directed at? Which would have worked 50 years ago? Which would have been laughed at 50 years ago?
Here’s an example of how this dynamic is used today and I just pulled it straight from the headlines. Didn’t have too look to far after writing an earlier article this morning talking about being labeled with the dreaded “conspiracy theorist” tag. This is pulled from an article published today on NBC News:
The Mexican government said on Monday that a gas leak caused a blast that killed at least 37 people at the offices of state oil monopoly Pemex in Mexico City, raising fresh questions about the firm’s safety record.
Attorney General Jesus Murillo said no trace of explosives was found at the site of the explosion, the latest in a string of disasters to hit the lumbering oil giant…
New President Enrique Pena Nieto is seeking to overhaul Pemex as part of a raft of economic reforms aimed at boosting growth in Latin America’s No. 2 economy.
For years a source of national pride, Pemex has proven stubbornly resistant to change. The firm has become a touchstone for Mexico’s capacity for economic reform since oil output began to fall behind the performance of other major producers.
A symbol of Mexican self-sufficiency since President Lazaro Cardenas expropriated U.S. and British oil companies in 1938 and nationalized the oil industry, Pemex has also become a byword for inefficiency and graft….
… ”Conspiracy theories aside, people are probably outraged about the situation and that tends to spur action,” he added. NBC News
Since 1938, the oil industry in Mexico has been a nationalized industry and has employed countless Mexicans affording them the opportunity to achieve and maintain a middle class lifestyle for an entire generation.
Pemex is the nation’s second largest industry behind only the drug industry which as we all know, is big business for American banks and the Sinaloa Cartel which we ship illegal weapons to in order to give them an advantage in the drug war business. An advantage our American banks need to maintain their monopoly on the laundering of all that drug money.
That’s not a “conspiracy theory” by the way, that’s a proven fact.
So now the president of Mexico wishes to privatize and entire industry that at this point belongs to the people of Mexico. He wants to hand it over to the same British and American firms who got the loot in Libya and Iraq and countless other countries in the past few decades.
And suddenly, without warning, without any previous precedent, there is a “gas buildup explosion’ in the basement of the OFFICES of the Pemex headquarters which kills dozens of people but coincidentally, doesn’t damage the oil infrastructure of the soon to be privatized national industry.
That’s nice isn’t it? No damage to the asset that’s about to be stripped from the people and given to a crony business for pennies on the peso, as they say.
This type of “gas buildup” has never happened before in the long history of the Pemex building and as it just so happens it occurs JUST as the government needs something to help them justify the very unpopular move.
It’s been stated that when someone gets a job as a detective, they are no longer allowed to believe in coincidences. That’s because when it’s your job too figure things out, you’re no longer expected to be stupid.
Is it fair too say that someone may have a motivation to bomb the unimportant basement of such a business in this circumstance and that the timing of it is just too coincidental to pass off as chance?
Is it fair too say that with so much at stake, the second largest industry in an entire nation for perpetuity, that SOMEONE might just be motivated to set off a little bomb, especially if they have the investigation agency in their hip pocket?
Is it fair to say that these things have happened in the past and are admitted by the organizations who did them and thus COULD have happened this time as well?
Sure. This is all logical and rational and perfectly understandable, if one is capable of critical thinking.
But no, the new “rag-head” is the “conspiracy theorist” and that’s all that matters. That’s all it takes. Critical thinking, logic, reason, common fucking sense… it’s all meaningless as long as there are raving Alex Jones and Ray Beams from Space snake oil salesmen in the world. As long as there are corrupt officials and media outlets that produce corrupt reports, those who still practice the art of thinking for one’s self are relegated to the margins and pushed out of the limited hangouts of “civilized discourse”.
This is a fact of life and probably the ONLY fact of life that remains since even the laws of physics died on Sept. 11th 2001 to no real fanfare or public outcry. Ideocracy is the new normal in the Orwellian state of BizzaroLand.
Shut up you stupid conspiracy theorists. Go get ready for work and listen to Bubba the Love Sponge on the way there while driving your 3mpg SUV. Leave the thinking to the people who are qualified to do it.
Cus like it or not, the dumber the propaganda gets, the more you understand you are a conspiracy theorist even if you don’t want to be.
Welcome to the plantation bitches. Enjoy your stay.
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