Conspiracy Theories


Justin Gillis tries to unscramble the conspiracy culture surrounding climate change for the New York Times: When I first met the NASA climate researcher Gavin Schmidt a few years ago, we discussed…



Following up on the scandalous Illuminati hand symbol by Beyonce during her Superbowl show, TMZ catches up with entertainment and fashion mogul Russell Simmons in what looks like an underground parking lot:

Mega-rich, ultra-successful record producer Russell Simmons says there’s ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY no such thing as the Illuminati … which is EXACTLY what someone in the Illuminati would say!!!!





A fair look at those who believe that societal collapse may be immanent? This VICE piece features perspective on conspiracy theorism and the breakdown of the American Dream from several angles, including Alex Jones and Chris Hedges:

Traveling from Texas to Massachusetts, VICE investigates whether the country is actually on the verge of the 2nd Revolutionary War.

The Department of Homeland Security classifies them as potential “domestic terrorists”; they prefer to be called patriots. As the economic crisis deepens, a growing movement of Americans is rejecting the two-party system and the mainstream media. They believe a violent revolution is imminent, and they’re getting ready for it now. We meet Sgt. Charles Dyer, a U.S. Marine who has taken an oath to disobey unconstitutional orders and take up arms against the government if it becomes tyrannical — and is training a citizen militia to do the same.


What is wrong with these people? As Anderson Cooper says, it’s really best not to give our attention to the lunatic fringe, but when tenured university professors deny that the Newtown school massacre happened it’s hard to stay silent in the face of such amazing stupidity, especially when you know full well that the Internet echo chamber (not to mention certain radio shows) will amplify his words many times over. The video report from Cooper is below, and should you wish to review Tracy’s reaction you can find it here.







Disinfonauts, you know who these people are. Drown them out. Gawker compiles some of the worst, tasteless sentiment from the fringes of American society: If you’ve got a certain kind of Facebook…




James Clair Lewis wrote back in 2009: Much has been made in the Conspiracy Theories about how the Illuminati control the world, and are also seeking total world domination. You can’t have…


Confirming the worst fears of the New World Order conspiracy crowd, it seems that newly re-elected U.S. President Obama may now push for a carbon tax, per a report from British bank HSBC, as reported by Bloomberg News:

Barack Obama may consider introducing a tax on carbon emissions to help cut the U.S. budget deficit after winning a second term as president, according to HSBC Holdings Plc.

A carbon tax starting at $20 a ton of carbon dioxide equivalent and rising at about 6 percent a year could raise $154 billion by 2021, Nick Robins, an analyst at the bank in London, said today in an e-mailed research note, citing Congressional Research Service estimates…







Need even more aliens, conspiracy theories and other high weirdness in your life? You might want to keep a look out for Unsealed: Conspiracy Files and Unsealed: Alien Files, two new syndicated programs that promise to explore formerly classified government files on…well…aliens and conspiracy theories:

Each week, Unsealed: Alien Files digs through the alien files that 40 countries have recently released, providing a glimpse into government investigations, reports and cover-ups. This season, Unsealed: Alien Files will examine topics including the Blue Planet Project, a mysterious book outlining decades of U.S. government knowledge and investigation into aliens on earth; Los Angeles as a UFO portal; aliens on the moon; secret alien technology; top UFO sightings; and a visit back to Roswell, N.M. and Area 51.


Illustrator David Dees, who unbelievably also does artwork for mainstream children’s products, has created the internet’s best and most extensive collection of paranoid conspiracy-related imagery. It’s a must-see, with themes including vaccines,…