Constellations are real. In our minds. Sometimes, it is all in our subjective perspective, and stars we see as being related, in a Big Dipper, or such, are actually very, very far apart in space-time. Correlation is not (always) causation. In fact, correlation is never causation, and all reality is but theory, to our primate noodles.
Thence, our species concocts a game of authority and allegiance or dissent, by degree or station - kind of like how Brazil blends its society from rich and European at the "top", "down" to poor and dark-skinned at the "bottom". (Brazil is an odd child, to me. For one thing, it blends its races probably more than any other country, and yet it has possibly the highest rate of racism-associated violence. I just had to mention that tangent).
Yes, because, ultimately, everything is in the eye of the beholder, we have something called civilisation, where chosen authorities decide for us what is more real than just theory, and what is just too tin-foil hat to even be allowed within the realm of its jurisdiction. Ha!
I caught a news blip saying that certain, "conspiracy theorists," had identified what looked like a, "golden ring," on Mars. How can a golden ring be a conspiracy? (lol) It just goes to show how the label, "conspiracy theorist," is used to declare any eccentric person, a priori, crazy, thus dismissing analysis of the claim or information or theory, deemed to be contrary to the status quo. It is very HIGH SCHOOL. So Facebook.
Little do these people know that they are coining Big Brother propaganda, just like in 1984, because the term, "conspiracy theoriest," was a media label created by the FBI, to deliberately discredit anyone who called into question the official line on the JFK Assassination, "investigation", which we all pretty much know was bogus. And some of us know, by now, that so is 9/11.
Blind belief to authority is the equivalent of superstition, since those authorities are theoreticians, when all is said and done - making things up as they go along. Looking for props and coincidences and correlations to prove their reality - and their power - and their right to force and control people. I have made this assertion several times in the past, in the jnl. It is society's placebo effect, altering social perceptions and realities. So, I was happy to see this nice blog, in what looks to possibly be an interesting site:
5 Reasons Why Belief in Authority is the Most Dangerous Superstition
Actually, depending on how the social structure sits with Nature, it could be safer to side with the authoritative theorists - or - it could be safer to sit with the crazies. Neither of them know what they're talking about, as exquisitely exemplified by Donald Trump.
When we were simple little aborigines somewhere in the world, we had this overwhelming need to observe the stars, planets, moon and big bad Sun. We constructed constellations, out of subjective correlations. We did all manner of numerological and religious nonsense. We refined our sights to the specificity of Science. And, now, somehow, Science provides half-way decent facsimiles of "reality". In fact, the theory of evolution, e.g., is so solid, it might be said not to be a theory, but "the truth" - so say the authorities.
How did we do this? How did we build science up from fatuous correlation and superstition? I will tell you. It will be amazing. Believe me...
Whereas, "correlation is never causation," it is also paradoxically true that, CORRELATION IS ALWAYS CAUSATION, to some degree. (Take a mental note: Double Paradox).
How can this be? This can be because everything is ultimately related. For example, the weather may be the cause of too seemingly unrelated events, both feeding back to affect the weather(!) We all descend, after all, from the same big bang, (so say the authorities).
Like this: All things are random, ultimately. Paradoxically, all randomness is order. These things are not just Tao, they are true. This contradiction is precisely why we have such a hard time congealing the two GREAT THEORIES of modern physics, or resolving the differential between past-vs-future with the whole isometry of mathematical physics. Got it? If you got it, live with it. Rejoice.
Because of this fleeting differential between two mutually-exclusive "truths", we have gradients of social power, wealth and authority - and we have gradients of meaning, and reality itself. (It even brings us the third dimension, confounding every arrow of time). That leaves it up to every one of us as individuals to be THE FINAL JUDGE! (Which is not so easy when the corporate media biases the so-called news).
So, what if I told you that a constellation of bankers have died from "suicide." How much would you say was causation?
How much crazy conspiracy theory?
Do you see what I'm getting at?
At some point, we have to switch over to the other side, and see crazy as the new paradigm for reality - OR - at some point, we have to trust some authority or stasis, as being the truer authority. In between these two choices are a great many lots and groups of people, all arguing with each other, like random ants, somehow building an emergent, colossal BRIDGE. Here's the foliage:
The article doesn't mention the dozens of Texas microchip scientists killed in the Malaysian airliner that went down on its way to a tete-a-tete with China. It doesn't mention the many whistle-blowers who have been, at least, intimidated, like Snowden, Assange and Manning. And... here are a few more leaves of grass for you to chew on, before they pop up again in future, more studied, posts, like unseemly corpses in cramped coffins...
3 American Journalists Die Within 24 Hours Of Each Other – One Within Mere Hours Of Interviewing Edward Snowden
Whistleblower Deaths Connected To 9/11 (You Cant Deny This One)
Journalist Michael Hastings was investigating CIA director at time of deadly crash
U.N. Official 'Accidentally' Crushes Own Throat Right Before Testifying Against Hillary Clinton
EXCLUSIVE: Hillary 'triggered' suicide of President Bill Clinton's counsel Vince Foster when she attacked and humiliated him in front of White House staff
FBI Docs Linking Hillary Clinton to Vince Foster Suicide Missing
Assange: 'Was Seth Rich Shot by the DNC for releasing information to Wikileaks?'
Seth C. Rich was fatally shot on July 10, 2016. He was a 27-year-old employee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). His mysterious murder followed the DNC Email hack. The timing is frankly suspicious. Or just coincidental.
The sky is infinite - the stars can be blinding. The authorities can be enticing. The tin foil hat can protect your crazy brain from cosmic radiation, yars... So - I do have more in my tags, y'all.... YOU'RE IT!