With friends like that who the fuck needs Cointelpro?

George Moonbiot finds himself caught between at least to stools. He recently is denied full honors of being in opposition because:

>>To qualify as a true opponent of the Bush regime, you must also now believe that it is capable of magic.< <

He attests an affinity to conspirationism to his political allies:

>>Those of us who believe that the crucial global issues – climate change, the Iraq war, nuclear proliferation, inequality – are insufficiently debated in parliament or congress, that corporate power stands too heavily on democracy, that war criminals, cheats and liars are not being held to account, have invested our efforts in movements outside the mainstream political process. These, we are now discovering, are peculiarly susceptible to this epidemic of gibberish.< <

And he clearly gets the punchline:

>>The obvious corollorary to the belief that the Bush administration is all-powerful is that the rest of us are completely powerless.< <

But by reducing the whole issue to the idea that the conspirationist wave is in Bush's and Blair's interest he's already dismissing it. Starting with some hopeful doubts about his own political camp he eventually comes close to a plot where the conspirationists are a government project. Or as it was put in 'South Park‘: „The 9/11 conspiracy is a government conspiracy.“