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I have been called a conspiracy theorist for noting the actual factual historical events of the US automobile industry, such as those documents in Ralph Nader's book Unsafe At Any Speed and suggesting that perhaps systemic power structures should be held to account more than relatively powerless individuals who make mistakes.

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A bunch of people are very invested in being mad at random punters they've heard about through the media and not the people in charge of the systems that got us into this mess.

Or rather, they're just as mad at both. A kind of general lashing out in all directions.

A professed reluctance to join in is interpreted as an attack.

The climate wars are going to be really ugly.

@daedalus “Conspiracy theorists, how do you like that? ‘I mean do you think there’s actually, do you think there’s actually a group of men sitting in a ROOM? Who sit there and are plotting these things, for some reason? Do you think there’s a group of people sitting around in a room?’

@daedalus Because somehow that image is supposed to be–very compelling, you know, it’s so improbable, and I always say ‘oh no no they don’t sit around in a ROOM! They meet on carousels and they talk to each other that way. Or they go skydiving, they all lock arms, what do you think they are talking about when they lock arms like that? That’s where they meet. OF COURSE THEY MEET IN ROOMS! Where the hell else you think they’re gonna meet?

-- Michael Parenti

@adz Golf courses, in my experience. And expensive restaurants.

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