Craziest Conspiracy Theories Of The Year

Although billed by PolicyMic as 2012′s top 5 crazy conspiracy theories, I’m not sure it was in this year that most of these “theories” started, or that we won’t be hearing about them again in 2013 (except maybe the Mayan end times meme), but for the record their list is:

  1. Obama cooked the books.
  2. Obama continued to not be born in America.
  3. The Mayan apocalypse brought us to an end.
  4. The UN disarmed America as part of a “new world order.”
  5. The U.S. government re-armed as part of a “new world order.”

Read for yourself the reasons why at PolicyMic

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  • “Big” Richard Johnson

    The flat earthers continue to top my personal list of crazy.

    • Shaun Hunter

      I was going to correct you but The Flat Earth Society of Canada is, I guess a parody of the American one. We love making fun of Americans, you guys give us so much material to work with.

      • echar

        *cough*Rob Ford*cough*

        • Shaun Hunter

          George Bush either one. I could have just one up’d you but I’m too busy to play. Went for throat.

          • echar

            Yes I know. Canadians love being smug about America. It’s as Canadian as Tim Horton’s, awful exports ( e.g. Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, Molson Beer, Trailer Park Boys), and hugging the American border like a child defenseless child.

            On a serious note, the politics aren’t so hippy-dippy, hunky-dory up there. Being distracted by what your neighbor is doing is perfect for allowing something to slide underneath the door. Rob Ford’s corruption is just the tip of the iceberg, you may want to keep your eye on the prize.

          • echar

            Yes I know. Canadians love being smug about America. It’s as Canadian as Tim Horton’s, awful exports ( e.g. Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, Molson Beer, Trailer Park Boys), and hugging the American border like a child defenseless child.

            On a serious note, the politics aren’t so hippy-dippy, hunky-dory up there. Being distracted by what your neighbor is doing is perfect for allowing something to slide underneath the door. Rob Ford’s corruption is just the tip of the iceberg, you may want to keep your eye on the prize.

          • Jin The Ninja

            representative political systems, in general are flawed. british republicanism is deeply flawed. probably no less so than american style republicanism.
            we have 3 major cities (5 if i’m being really generous), so naming one scumbag cdn mayor (who you can only name because he made the american news) in the face of literally thousands of american scumbag mayors isn’t exactly a coup de gras.

            and in saying that i’m not defending our system or our mayors, but you do realise for the avg cdn, the lack of public healthcare and the hardcore marketeer/racist/evangelical bullshit that comes out of the mouth of american politicos makes you a laughing stock from st johns to victoria?

          • echar

            Don’t you have some hypocrisy to com… er oppressors to expose? I get it, you don’t like me because I am not falling for your bullshit. Guess what… I don’t care. I want to share something with you.

            In my travels, I have met Hell’s Angels and Aryans who were less openly racist than you, and they certainly didn’t rationalize it with bull crap intellectual arguments. Also one of the most powerfully kind people I met had black skin. That dude was real, his words were moving, I got where he was coming from. The heart.

            So whatever dude, I flick your fear like a flea. Go buzz around someone who falls for your tricks.

          • Jin The Ninja

            i’m racist against whom exactly? and can you quote me a specific instance where i oppressed a demographic that i am not biologically a part of? or any demographic for that matter, save racists and fascists;)

          • echar

            Do your own dirty work.

          • Jin The Ninja

            nah you said it, so the burden of proof is on you. you’re simply a troll and a liar and love to engage in filthy ad hominem.

          • echar

            “because no such citation exists in my posting history”.

            You speak like an oppressor while trying to fight oppressors. Go find a group of fools and enablers, who do not know any better and who will support your sense of righteousness.

            You are right, I don’t know you, and after this comment. I no longer care.

          • Jin The Ninja

            so you acknowledge you’re not only a liar, but also given to radical mischaracterisations and accusations, you have no substance to your charge, nor are you putting into context the comment i wrote in response to your inane characterisation of canadian identity/politics. if you don’t care, no need to continue.

          • echar

            What I am saying is I could waste my time showing you, and you would rationalize it with some bull crap intellectual argument. Because you are Jin the Ninja, the mighty… he who fights oppressors. It’s a waste of time.

            As for what I had to say about the smugness of Canadians. It’s no secret, they love talking crap about America, and Americans. I have spoke with many and listened to what they have to say, many times agreeing with them.

            There is a lot going on up there, and if they are not careful they will have many of the same problems that American’s do. But what do I know? I am not the mighty Jin The Ninja, he who doth protest too much. You just wanted to pick a fight with me, and I chose to be your huckleberry.

          • Jin The Ninja

            protest against what? oppression? i’m secretly a fascist in anarchist’s/ninja clothing? and while we have plenty of political and environmental problems here, the smugness like i mentioned before comes from the backwardsness of certain social institutions like healthcare, the right wing’s connection to evangelical christianity, as well as, the problematic pedagogy of american public education system. the AVG cdn (notice i said AVG) believes our system, while flawed, is more humane. i (notice i said ‘i’ ) think the comparison while problematic is true to a some extent.

          • echar

            If you are going to prop yourself up as some uber oppression fighter, I suggest you keep from speaking like the oppressors. You made a comment about a week back about Arizona, and it appeared to me that you ignored that there is white and christian people who appose the insanity going on there.

            You made a broad sweeping comment that characterized them, and I am pretty sure this is not the first time you have done this.That is how the oppressor speaks, it’s one of the tools they use. They Create a monster and build a scared mass with pitchfork and torch. Also look up she who doth protest too much.

            We are on the same side. What do you mean the avg Canadian sees the American system as more humane? Honest question.

          • Jin The Ninja

            dude, the AVG cdn sees the CDN system is MORE humane, and the american system (in their eyes) is a joke. a total joke. i’m cdn, so probably i can say with some certainty.

            white people and christians (and white christians) are not in danger of being oppressed. so your offense is a quite a joke (to me ).

          • echar

            As I said you would do. Good day sir.

          • Jin The Ninja

            you said i would do, what?

          • echar

            I said good day sir.

          • Jin The Ninja

            puppy dog, chase tail.

          • echar

            Sock puppet, upvotes own comments.

          • Jin The Ninja

            everyone on this forum KNOWS this not to be true. since you’ve only been around a quick minute, you’ve never seen the massive flame wars i’ve gotten myself into with down votes or no votes galore. why wouldn’t i just down vote all of your comments if i cared THAT much! lol. anyways i always post under my own screen name, and i try to NEVER parrot opinions. i simply express what i know. it’s not my fault you’re a bit too …to engage in real discourse with.

          • echar

            *wink* uh-huh

          • Jin The Ninja

            lol. then why isn’t my comment to like ratio higher?

          • echar

            Whatever you say.

          • mannyfurious

            Echar, you should’ve just admitted that you don’t know why you called jin a racist. There’s nothing wrong with being wrong from time to time. I’m wrong all the goddamned time. If you admit it, it’s not a problem. People will move on.

          • echar

            Why would I lie? That would enable.

          • echar

            I can see you for who you are.

          • Andrew
          • echar
          • Jin The Ninja

            i think it’s quite obvious to everyone that i am in fact a ninja. i never pretended otherwise.

          • echar

            I feel disappointed that you would say things like you did in the comments about Arizona. There are people there that are white and christian that are against the racism that is happening. Also, I have been around a lot longer than you know. Monkey’s Uncle ring a bell?

          • Matt Staggs

            Hey guys, Echar, Jin the Ninja: I’ve been around here long enough to know that both of you are decent people. What I’m seeing is what would likely be a friendly (albeit heated) discussion in a bar or coffeehouse being escalated to nuclear proportions largely due to the anonymous nature of the internet and the limitations of text. Can we let this thing go now?

          • echar

            Yes, totally dropped. Jin, I apologize. *shakes hand and buys beer or whatever beverage that is appropriate*

          • echar
          • Hadrian999

            do albinos count as white people?

          • Jin The Ninja

            only for purposes of witchcraft.

          • lifobryan

            Dude, decaf is just as tasty as regular coffee, and doesn’t have bothersome side-effects like high blood-pressure or jittery nervousness. Just sayin ….

          • Hadrian999

            How insensitive can you be jin, As you well know Imperialism is a time honored cultural tradition of white people, you advocate stripping of us of our very culture, such persecution shall not be tolerated

          • Jin The Ninja

            i have one word to say to that… HADOUKEN! =======o)))))))

        • Jin The Ninja

          ohhh rob ford. you got us there. you should have just said stephen harper and put us out of our misery.

  • lilbear68

    dont forget the newest, there was more than 1 shooter at the sandyhook school shooting

    • Calypso_1

      ….don’t forget. the shooters are everywhere.

  • dub

    haha,
    I thought they’d be more extreme ones than that. BTW the definition of
    apocalypse is un-covering or revealing. So silly how people believed the
    world was gonna blow up or something… No.4 might still happen though
    lol

  • WoodGas1

    I thought #1 was SOP for every admin?

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