List you favorite conspiracy theory

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  1. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    My favorite conspiracy theory, which I came up my own.
    - Michael Moore is a fat ass American...
     
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    The Reptilian Elite

    They are among us. Blood-drinking, flesh-eating, shape-shifting extraterrestrial reptilian humanoids with only one objective in their cold-blooded little heads: to enslave the human race. They are our leaders, our corporate executives, our beloved Oscar-winning actors and Grammy-winning singers, and they're responsible for the Holocaust, the Oklahoma City bombings and the 9/11 attacks ... at least according to former BBC sports reporter David Icke, who became the poster human for the theory in 1998 after publishing his first book, The Biggest Secret, which contained interviews with two Brits who claimed members of the royal family are nothing more than reptiles with crowns. (Picture Dracula meets Swamp Thing).

    The conspiracy theorist and New Age philosopher, who wore only turquoise for a time and insisted on being called Son of God-Head, says these "Annunaki" (the reptiles) have controlled humankind since ancient times; they count among their number Queen Elizabeth, George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bob Hope. Encroaching on other conspiracy theorists' territory, Icke even claims that the lizards are behind secret societies like the Freemasons and the Illuminati. Since earning the dubious title of "paranoid of the decade" in the late 1990s, Icke has written several books on the topic, including his latest work, The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy, while operating his own website — complete with merchandise and advertisements. (Time Magazine)

    Oddly, no mention of Michael Moore who is just a fat-assed American. Or so it seems.
     
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Keyser Soze

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  4. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  5. jhp

    jhp Member

    When is a conspiracy becomes fact?

    Do you remember the conspiracy that a three letter agency is logging, maybe even recording phone calls en masse?
    Do you remember the conspiracy about a federal agency that targets specific groups because they disagree with certain politics?
     
  6. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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  8. major56

    major56 Active Member

    Seems??? He is a fat-ass :duh: ... unconvinced as to the American part.
     
  9. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    While I don't feel like I know enough about Michael Moore to form an opinion I would like to point out that the words attributed to me in Majors post (above) are not actually mine.
     
  10. Kizmet

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  11. rebel100

    rebel100 New Member

    Wait.... What's the dissertation requirement for this $1000 doctorate? :)
     
  12. Kizmet

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  13. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

  14. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Secret societies are amongst my favorite subjects in this area because they provide such fertile ground for paranoia. It starts with their mere existence. We know that there are Masons, Rosicrucians, even Templars just as we know that there is the Mafia, the Yakuza and the Tong. We know that they have "secret rites" and multiples levels within their organization. The question becomes "What do these people actually do?" Do they really have any power or is it all just smoke and mirrors. We also know that the greatest trick the Devil ever played was convincing the world he didn't exist. And so the game begins.

    If you're ever interested in reading a good book related to this idea try Foucoult's Pendulum by Umberto Eco.
     
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  15. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    :soapbox:

    This past week, I've developed and nurtured a fascination (via social media) with radical feminists and their conspiratorial worldview. I find it difficult, as a man, to read their delusional ravings and not feel at least a bit slighted, even while recognizing how baseless the assertions are. Anyway, I find watching self-professed leaders/mouthpieces of the movement to be entertaining in the most masochistic of ways.

    How can I not be amused at an attractive 20-something woman complaining that she only gets free drinks at bars because the men who buy them are hoping for a sexual encounter? As if the solution to the problem wasn't to either take the free drink and run or, call me crazy, to buy your own drink and not worry about what other people want from you. Or, do what I do and that's to not visit places where highly liquored strangers will vastly outnumber you and your party.

    How can I not be amused at people (both men and women!) nonchalantly referring to our society as a "patriarchy" in which clandestine masculine powers are at play and in complete control of the media, the education system, the arts, the government, the business world and every single facet of social living? The solution they call for, of course, is for those same institutions to "retrain" boys into like-minded feminist do-gooders who are ashamed of one of their chromosomes and constantly apologetic for having ever been born!

    In other words, fight a fake secret conspiracy by openly creating and enforcing a real conspiracy!

    [/soapbox]

    I should really get myself off of YouTube forever. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I like the one about the leaders of a prominent--but occasionally bellicose--democracy decided to invade a country in another region of the world in order to replace their internationally-restrained dictator with a friendly and easy-to-install government that would ensure easy access to huge natural resources, permanent military bases, and would influence other governments in the region to be more democratic (and more likely to give the invading country consideration when it came to their resources. All the while, one of the leaders of this democracy--the shadow leader--was being paid huge sums by a company while, in turn, that same company received billions in non-competitive contracts to do work in the post-war build-up.

    Then I woke up. Crazy, huh?
     
  17. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, some of those conspiracy theories are just too far out there.:haha:
     
  18. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  19. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    I was obsessed with the freemasons when I was a teenager. I was convinced they were up to something awesomely conspiratorial.

    On my 21st birthday I contacted a Masonic lodge. I was amazed at how quickly they met me, took my dues check and ran me through the degrees. Then, at about 21 1/2, I realized the unfortunate truth; it was just a bunch of old men struggling to memorize a whole bunch of ritual. There was no way this group could run a conspiracy (at least at the local level) because we spent two hours one night debating whether we should buy address labels for the lodge or get envelopes printed.

    What was the ritual for? Why, initiating (and passing and raising) new members and very little else. I was pretty disappointed.
     
  20. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Of course, a true conspiracy theorist would simply say, "The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world that he didn't exist."
     

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