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It can be hazardous to over-generalize, but right-wing scholarship is often centered on conspiracies, while left-wing scholarship is more interested in the structural aspects of our systems workings.The right sees the activities as more conscious (conspiratorial), while the left sees it as more unconscious (structural, institutional behavior).As Dennis attained national visibility with his free energy promotion, numerous people approached us who had tried similar ventures, and we were told nightmarish accounts of being wiped out by conspiratorial activities.Kangaroo courts, prison, murder, threatening phone calls in the night, and hiding from the murderers were common tales, and were the kind that few Americans hear firsthand.My political outlook was fairly mainstream, which means that I was ignorant.I read the newspaper virtually everyday, from age 10 to 27, thinking that I was getting the news.
One was a conscious creation, while the other was a big and unfathomable accident. The right can veer into outright paranoia and see a conspiracy behind every bush, as it ignored or underplays the structural aspects of what is happening. It has a tendency to see everything as a big accident, with institutional forces at play and few, if any, individuals really controlling a situations outcome.Ever since, I have studied scholarship such as Chomsky's far more than right-wing scholarship. The right and left both explain how the world works.Their perspectives can be divergent, but sometimes are nearly identical.The first alternative political literature that I read, other than the Christian Science Monitor (which is only slightly alternative), was conspiratorial literature, from conspiracies regarding instigating our wars, to controlling the banking system, to eliminating the USA's sovereignty.While Dennis was still in jail, I was introduced to Noam Chomsky and the political left.