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paranoia perspective

i'm working on the next paranoid theory of the week, but in the meantime, dom called this video to my attention. i think it's a good thing for all of us who tend to try just a little too hard to connect the dots.



of course, you could make the argument that trying to marginalize people who see coincidences by calling them paranoid [there is no equivalent word in the english language for a legitimate fear] and dismissing their arguments as unbelievable is in itself a sort of conspiracy to force people to conform to a consensus view of reality.

conspiracies do happen. we've investigated some of them here [and will investigate more]. coincidences also happen. so you should neither let yourself be bullied into believing things that seem suspicious nor into such fear and doubt that you become incapable of action. stay vigilant.

p.s. :: thanks to dom for finding this!

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