According to recent polling by YouGov, 28% of Jeremy Corbyn supporters strongly agree with the classically paranoid conspiracy theory formulation “the world is controlled by a secretive elite”. That’s more than one in four, compared to just 13% of the population at large. The average Jeremy Corbyn supporter, in other words, is more than twice … Continue reading Corbyn’s Conspiracists
Did you know the Scottish referendum result was fixed? That far from rejecting independence, the Scottish people, who pride themselves on being ‘canny’, are actually the unwitting victims of a diabolical plot by the media and the political establishment to rob them of a beautiful, liberated Scotland? This is what I have just been … Continue reading Everything is Suspicious if You Squint Hard Enough
Given the confusions of our own cultures, not least their institutionalised saturation with the dogmas of multiculturalism, and the widespread post-modern rejection of authority, truth, and meaning, how exactly do rationalists project a single view of Western society’s values?…What do we do about the growing number of people who inhabit a virtual world where, … Continue reading Just Because You’re Paranoid: A Lament
So here’s the thing: man never landed on the moon; Princess Diana was murdered; Elvis is very much alive; Kennedy was shot by the CIA/FBI/Mafia (delete as applicable). I was watching this program on Sunday night about the various 9/11 conspiracy theories. Not, you understand, because I give any credence to these theories. Quite the … Continue reading 9/11: Conspiracy, My Arse.