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Short of a conspiracy theory? You can always blame the Jews

British comedian David Baddiel believes that Jews are the biggest victims of conspiracy theories, writing at the Guardian:

Conspiracy theory, I said in my last standup show, is how idiots get to feel like intellectuals. I still believe this: conspiracy theory is primarily a way for people, mainly men, to appear in the know, to use their collection of assumptions, generalisations, straw men and false inferences to say, effectively: ah, the wool may have been pulled over your eyes, my friend, but not mine.

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Beliefs such as the idea that 4,000 notified-by-Israel Jews didn’t turn up for work in the World Trade Center on 9/11 are, for many people, facts. Photo: National Park Service.

But there are other reasons why it’s so popular these days. It provides lonely men with an online community of like-minded lonely men. It’s comforting; it’s reassuring. It provides order in a disordered universe to imagine that shadowy forces organise horrific events, rather than to have to confront the terrible truth that death and destruction happen, all the time, apparently at random.

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25 Signs That The Global Elite’s Ship Is About To Sink

King of all conspiracy theories Jim Marrs sent us this story from The Mind Unleashed:

Make no mistake about it. The tide has turned on the global elite and there will be no going back. A new day is rising for humanity as those who have planned for complete control are now being exposed, cornered and investigated from many different angles. There is no need to buy into the fear-based propaganda the major media and even several alternative media outlets dispense. Very good things are happening and even better things are coming. Let’s take a look at some of the major stories that have occurred in the last 8 weeks alone. Piecing the puzzle together, we see that the jig is up and the events surrounding it are growing in size and speed.

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1. 57 Nations approved as founding members of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

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NASA’s ‘Planet X’ Files Leaked: NASA Knows Nibiru Is Coming

Hot off NASA’s great success in photographing Pluto comes “speculation” that Nibiru is next, per the Inquisitr:

There is evidence of an ongoing resurgence of the Planet X (also known as Nibiru) cataclysm conspiracy theory following the publication of new scientific studies in 2014 claiming evidence of a mysterious unnamed planet lurking beyond Pluto. The scientific claims were based on observations of gravitational influences on a group of space bodies termed the “extreme trans-Neptunian objects” (ETNOs) orbiting our Sun beyond the planet Neptune.

A slew of messages and YouTube videos currently being circulated in the conspiracy theory blogosphere claims that a NASA study published in 1988 revealed details about the mysterious Planet X/Nibiru with an estimated orbital period of more than 1,000 years.

The study, according to conspiracy theorists, demonstrates that NASA and the U.S. government have been aware for decades that the rogue Planet X is coming with catastrophic consequences for humanity.

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Stockton’s Miracle Mile Illuminati Conspiracy Theory

What do you see in the photo below?

Stockton, CA's Miracle Mile Pyramid unveiling. Photo © 2013 Miracle Mile Improvement District (Fair Use)

Stockton, CA’s Miracle Mile Pyramid unveiling. Photo © 2013 Miracle Mile Improvement District (Fair Use)

 

If you think it’s an Illuminati symbol, you’ve got some company. Michael Fitzgerald reports on the latest conspriracy theories involving the Illuminati tweaking us, at Recordnet:

A Tom Laurentzen called. Laurentzen has become suspicious of the landscaped sculpture recently placed at either end of the Miracle Mile.

“The design of the structure is a pyramid,” keenly observed Laurentzen. “And it also has a big circle in the middle.”

Pyramids … circles … “That thing in the middle looks like the all-seeing eye,” Laurentzen added.

He connected the dots.

“Freemasons,” he said. “The Illuminati.”

So, they’ve infiltrated here, too.

The Illuminati was a short-lived secret society in Bavaria in the 1700s. Its goal was to abolish monarchies. Somehow, over the years, conspiracy theorists have come to believe it still exists.

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Special Forces are digging tunnels under Walmart and will install Obama as dictator

Oh this is going to be good: Take the nuttiness of Texas and the Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theories and remix them via the UK’s Daily Mail and you get this:

A host of wild theories have sprung up as explanations about why the military is carrying out training exercises in five southern states including Texas.

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To hear the conspiracy theorists tell it, a labyrinth of tunnels is being built under Walmart stores for military attacks on civilians, and an orchestrated financial crisis will lead to martial law, U.S. troops patrolling chaotic streets, and a dictatorship under President Barack Obama.

These and similar tales have gained currency in recent months among a small but powerful group of anti-government Texas voters in the run-up to planned military training drills in the West and Southwest, including in the Lone Star state.

While such views represent the fringes of American political opinion, they reflect a broader suspicion of the federal government that has run deep in Texas for years.

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Jade Helm 15, heavily scrutinized military exercise, to open without media access

jade helmSo what are the Feds hiding from the media? The Washington Post finds significance in the media blackout of JADE HELM 15:

Jade Helm 15, the controversial Special Operations exercise that spawned a wave of conspiracy theories about a government takeover, will open next week without any media allowed to observe it, a military spokesman said.

Embedded reporters won’t be permitted at any point during the exercise, in which military officials say that secretive Special Operations troops will maneuver through private and publicly owned land in several southern states. Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria, a spokesman for Army Special Operations Command, said his organization is considering allowing a small number of journalists to view selected portions of the exercise later this summer, but nothing is finalized.

“All requests from the media for interviews and coverage of U.S. Army Special Operations Command personnel, organizations and events are assessed for feasibility and granted when and where possible,” Lastoria said in a statement released Wednesday to The Washington Post.

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The Americans are coming! Some in a Texas county fear an Obama-led U.S. military invasion

Remember all the fuss about JADE HELM 15? Well some Texans aren’t buying the claims of innocence from the Federal Government, per the Washington Post:

 The office of the Bastrop County Republican Party is in an old lumber mill on Main Street, with peeling brown paint and a sign out front that captures the party’s feelings about the Obama administration: “WISE UP AMERICA!”

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Inside, county Chairman Albert Ellison pulled out a yellow legal pad on which he had handwritten page after page of reasons why many Texans distrust President Obama, including the fact that, “in the minds of some, he was raised by communists and mentored by terrorists.”

So it should come as no surprise, Ellison said, that as the U.S. military prepares to launch one of the largest training exercises in history later this month, many Bastrop residents might suspect a secret Obama plot to spy on them, confiscate their guns and ultimately establish martial law in one of America’s proudly free conservative states.

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The Montauk Project Is The Basis For New Winona Ryder Netflix Series

The Montauk Project is many a disinfonaut’s favorite old chestnut of a conspiracy theory. Who can forget Alexandra “Chica” Bruce’s haunting presentation of the nuttiness on Eastern Long Island in the pilot for the Disinformation TV series, after all?

Sixteen years on from when we shot that segment on a micro-budget for the UK’s Channel Four TV, Netflix has commissioned an original series featuring Winona Ryder supposedly based on the very same Montauk Project, per SlashFilm:

Winona Ryder is Netflix’s newest star. Along with David Harbour, she’s just signed on to lead a supernatural drama series brewing at the company. Formerly titled Montauk, the show comes from Matt and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines). Karl Gadjusek (Last Resort) serves as showrunner and Shawn Levy executive produces. Find all the details on the Winona Ryder Netflix project after the jump.

The untitled series begins with the disappearance of a 12-year-old boy in 1980 Montauk, Long Island.

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These Cartoon Conspiracy Theories Will Ruin Your Childhood

Depending on your age, different kids’  TV cartoons will likely have been seminal influences on your childhood. Now if the cartoons were really leeching subversive ideas into the consciousness of those kids, what’s the long term effect? Could we attribute the emergence of hallucinogenic rave culture in ’90s UK to all those acid-themed episodes of The Magic Roundabout?

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VH1’s Christopher Rosa suggests that a whole slew of conspiracy theories might just ruin your favorite cartoons. Maybe it explains the explosion of conspiracy theory stories in all sorts of unlikely places … like VH1!

If you’re a late ’80s/early ’90s baby, then you’re probably familiar with the golden age of cartoons; the RugratsHey Arnold!, and Scooby Doo weren’t just TV shows, but ways of life. But of course Internet trolls have to crap all over our childhoods and publish conspiracy theories that suggest our favorite cartoons weren’t as innocent as we thought.

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Asteroid Impact Will Destroy Civilization This September

Coast Impact“Asteroid Impact Will Destroy Civilization This September”: That’s the headline from UK tabloid The Mirror, attributing it to “conspiracy theorists, ” making sure to drop in key words like “illuminati” and “New World Order”:

Conspiracy theorists are predicting a cataclysmic climate event which will destroy civilisation – in just three months’ time.

End-of-time predictors on various blogs and websites have come up with the period between September 22-28 as the likely time frame for the impending catastrophe.

Many biblical theorists maintain the events will trigger the Rapture and the start of a seven-year-tribulation.

These theories, which are restricted to tiny minority of churches and groups, have been dismissed by scientists and are thought to be well wide of the mark.

Fortunately for us, almost all asteroids are destroyed due to the extreme atmospheric friction heating they receive, breaking up into harmless shards that burn up before hitting the ground.

NASA has made asteroid detection a high priority.

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