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Old March 1 2011, 05:05 PM   #369
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Re: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts Of Empire review thread

^He's just buying into the myth of conspiracies as somehow all-powerful and unstoppable. Conspiracy theories are self-reinforcing because they interpret absence of evidence as proof of the conspiracy's power to conceal itself, so people who buy into such thinking can never be convinced that a conspiracy is absent or defeated. Which I suppose can make them into effective fictional villains, in the same sense as an unkillable horror-franchise monster like Dracula or Freddy Krueger, though of course it has no more grounding in reality.
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