Enjoy this controlled demolition of a patrician bore, one who is strongly against conspiracy theories.
From a dialogue with another absurd chancer, Errol Morris:
Well that's all that history stuff sorted.
ERROL MORRIS: There are those that believe that [the Gulf of Tonkin incident was] part of a conspiracy to escalate the Vietnam War. Here’s a question: are they right? And, in an even more general sense, is history primarily a history of conspiracy? Or is it just a series of blunders, one after the other? Confusions, self-deceptions, idiocies of one kind or another?
ADAM CURTIS: It’s the latter. Where people do set out to have conspiracies, they don’t ever end up like they’re supposed to. History is a series of unintended consequences resulting from confused actions, some of which are committed by people who may think they’re taking part in a conspiracy, but it never works out the way they intended.
All ripped off from Bruce Conner (1933-2008)....with precious little grace