Against conspiracy theories: Why our activism must be based in reality
Date: Thursday October 27th
Time: 5:30 - 7pm
Location: Occupy Wellington, City to Sea Bridge
9/11, fluoride, chemtrails, Rothschild, Freemasons, satanists, and more. Theories around all of these have supporters within the Occupy movements around the globe, including Wellington. But what makes something a 'conspiracy theory'? Are they true? And what impact do they have on our activism?
In this workshop, I will argue that not only are these theories flat out wrong, but they are also incredibly damaging to attempts to create genuine change in our society.
We all live in the real world, and so, if we are to have any effect, our politics must also be based in reality. Examining and analysing what actually happens in the real world is the only way to discover what needs to be changed, and buying into conspiracy theories directly goes against our ability to do that.
This workshop will take the form of an initial talk, followed by open discussion.
All are welcome to attend, regardless of their own views on politics or conspiracy theories. Please invite your friends