My Photo

Welcome to Mannionville

  • Politics, art, movies, television, books, parenting, home repair, caffeine addiction---you name it, we blog it. Since 2004. Call for free estimate.

The Tip Jar


  • Please help keep this blog running strong with your donation or subscription
  • Contact by Snail Mail
    Lance Mannion
    PO Box 1197
    New Paltz, NY 12561
    USA



Save a Blogger From Begging...Buy Stuff


The one, the only

Sister Site

« Bible study | Main | The only Goldman Sachs employee arrested by the FBI »

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Lucy Montrose

If your conspiracy theory depends on hundreds of people with conflicting interests and doubtful loyalties to each other knowingly telling the same big lie and keeping the secret over the course of years...

Then it's not a conspiracy... it's a social norm, or generally acceptable behavior. Conspiracies always have an implied subversion of established norms.
The number of people who believe in the supremacy of the free market and no alternatives, for instance, tells me that long ago "profit before people" passed well out of the realm of conspiracy and into basic social acceptability.
Which in many ways is worse than a conspiracy. We have a lot less enthusiasm for alternatives to a norm we've just decided to accept.

Ken Muldrew

About 10,000 people kept the secret of Bletchley Park for 30 years. People can keep secrets when they want to, despite conflicting interests and doubtful loyalties to each other.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Data Analysis

  • Data Analysis

Movies, Music, Books, Kindles, and more

Categories

October 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

For All Your Laundry Needs

In Case of Typepad Emergency Break Glass

Be Smart, Buy Books


Blog powered by Typepad