Back in the old days (read; Reagan Era), most Americans knew very little about conspiracies and conspiracy theory. They were freaky stories promulgated by the militantly anti-government Right or religious Fundies you saw on classic UHF TV with names like the "700 Club". Most dealt with the rise of a single world government, founded mostly upon mis-interpretations from various unrelated Bible verses. Much of it was not even reliable enough to even be used the great journalistic bastions of integrity, such as "The National Enquirer, or "Weekly World News".
In those days, It was largely limited to the guys in the wooden shotgun shacks and the people dancin' with snakes.
After the rise of the internet and immediate mass media, many of these crazy and unprovable theories have been embraced by the left as well. All of this has led to the rise of a conspiracy culture within our society, which is currently being played up by various political groups. We have seen an unprecedented rise of a period where large segments of the population are actively preparing for the "end of the world" in a nearly Cold War fashion. Political scientists warn this public hysteria could have severe effects upon our culture and political landscape. It can have such dire effects as increased instances of Domestic Terrorism, or the sparking of a Third Political Party which can upset the existing poltical structure and destabilize our existing government, allowing for a political coup de' tat.
Here is a small selection of some of these theories, which mostly originated from a small series of books written by a relatively obscure American religious fundamentalist author at the beginning of the Reagan Era, having been pushed on the American public by such esteemed groups as the John Birch Society, and notable figures such as Pat Robertson, and Senator McCarthy. What started out as a mostly Biblical armageddon fantasy now includes such apolitical oddities as UFO's, and Bigfoot all combined in one big globalist UN plot...
1. The Moon Landing was a hoax.
2. All scientists are trying to foist the false theory of Evolution on the public at the behest of Satan.
3. AIDS was created by the CIA and deliberately spread by the WHO via polio inoculations in Africa, to reduce the world population.
4. Global warming is a hoax created by the UN and politically funded scientists/environmentalists, aided by Al Gore and many others to put cap and trade in place for monetary gain.
5. 9/11 was staged by the US Government.
6. The Pentagon was not hit by an aircraft on 9/11, but a US missile.
7. Bush et al. knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance. and let them happen.
8. The leaders of the US, Mexico, and Canada are conspiring to merge all three countries into the North American Union and adopt the Amero as a common currency, for... some reason.
9. FEMA is on the brink of dissolving the US government and shipping all of the country's undesireables to concentration camps for slaughter or deprogramming.
10. The United Nations is secretly bringing white UN military vehicles into the USA to overthrow the Government.
11. The swine flu outbreak of 2009 was engineered by the American government, with the eventual aim of declaring martial law, herding everyone into FEMA concentration camps, and forcibly vaccinating people with the virus in order to deliberately depopulate the Earth so that the masterminds of the New World Order can take control.
12. A vast number of American institutions are working together to "turn America into an amoral, humanist country, ripe for merger into a one-world socialist state". At least according to the book Mind Siege.
13. Jesus was actually married to Mary Magdalene...
14. The Masons secretly run everything.
15. The Royal Family of England, along with the Bushes, the Clintons, and many other rich, prestigious families, are actually man-eating shapeshifting lizard-people from the fourth dimension.
16. Barack Obama is a secret closet Muslim from Hawaii who was synthesized in Kenya for the purpose of ______ (fill in the blank).
17. Holocaust denial.
18. The Capitol Of Nebraska building is the ritual center for Satanic rites, the proof for this including the number of penises that can be discovered in the art work.
19. The Jews secretly run everything (the international Jewish conspiracy).
20. That all modern secret societies are branches of a single, ancient society called the "Brotherhood of the Snake."
I could go on, but it would literally fill this blog from end to end. And I haven't even mentioned the Communist bicycles being supplied by the UN to Colorado to corrupt American Values and make us a Socialist nation.
Many thanks to Rationalwiki.org for the itemized list of conspiracies.
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