So far from "omnipotence", the servants of the ruling class repeat their own sincere beliefs (having nothing to do with being paid to think this way) that the ruling class certainly has not enough power to oppress anyone or exploit anyone who is not complicit and whose complicity and voluntary servitude is really the block to liberation.
Not only do they have so little power, they don't even really know how to use the little power they have and end up bungling sometimes by using it in their own interests in ways that don't always share the benefits when they mean sincerely to promote the commonweal.
It's as fanciful and superstitious a belief as that the Gods are going to punish Henry Paulson for his arrogating their divine prerogatives.
The ruling class itself - the owners of capital - isn't especially competent, but they have the smartest, best informed, best trained people as their servants, with fantastic resources of information and analysis, and the class as a whole defer to the smartest and most successful of their own number with regard to strategy and policy.
And I don't care about people harping on about "conspiracy theory" anymore. Fifteen years ago one could see some people were worried about ZOG-type stuff, but now this has really just deteriorated into a way of intimidating people into silence about the obvious. Nobody even claims "al Qaeda" was behind the anthrax attacks on congress and the media anymore, but has any one of these shriekers, these sneering soodleft fuckheads apologised for their tireless verbal abuse, their veiled threats, their insinuations that people who were unconvinced should be locked up, straitjacketed, and electroshocked? Until I see some apologies from the leaders of that I don't even want to hear about "conspiracy theory" in that connotation. These same people shriek constantly about conspiracy theory in response to everything that five weeks later they are obliged to accept as established historical record. It was a conspiracy theory to suspect the bush regume was lying about wmd, that the NYTimes reporters were working for US intelligence, that the anthrax was not sent by any pious muslims, that the US was behind the death quads in Iraq and the bombing of mosques, that the Private Lynch story was fake, that the US deliberately provoked an insurgency in Iraq to have an excuse to occupy forever, that the treasury wasn't going to buy "toxic assets" from a range of banks with the tarp funds, that US intelligence was involved in Mumbai, that the US was blocking aid to Haiti earthquake victims, every one of these things, unless printed by the most sober white man in the most sober publication (say, Greenwald) sets off the shrieks of conspiracy theory! conspiracy theory!
I begin to feel that I can't take anyone seriously who uses this term anymore.
THE US GOV IS VERY CORRUPT.
OBAMAMANIA WAS ASTROTURF MARKETING.
THE RULING CLASS MANAGEMENT DOES NOTHING BUT CONSPIRE NOW.
Those who are just stamping their feet insisting that nothing is planned, that they personally could really outwit the US imperial overlords if they wished - these are the people who actually fit that caricature of the greasy nerd in the tinfoil hat on the plaid sofa. The person who has to whinge about "conspiracy theory" every time someone informed raises points about ruling class strategy.
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