Conspiracy Theories and Fantasies

I recently published a column, “Have They Skinned the Rattlesnake?” (you can see it on Lee’s Twitter), in which I posed rhetorical questions. My purpose was to move readers to think about the sorry state of our country and the world–not to solicit information from my readers.

Somehow the point of the column slipped past a lot of people, and I was snowed under with emails from readers eager to provide me with the reasons why America is going to the dogs. One and all, they trotted out conspiracy theories.

Far be it from me to deny that conspiracies exist. They always have, they always will. But the ones offered by my readers are truly grand conspiracies: top-secret plots that everybody on the Internet seems to know about, involving tiny cabals of all-powerful, all-knowing puppet-masters who micro-manage everything that happens in the world. All of our history, our politics, our economics–it’s all an illusion created by the Illuminati, or the “bankers,” or the Trilateral Commission, or the Masons, or even reptiloid space aliens who wear latex masks to make us think they’re human. The ranks of the all-powerful Lizard People include Queen Elizabeth, George W. Bush, and Boxcar Willie. If you flip a coin and it comes up heads, some conspiracy made it do that; if it comes up tails, the same conspiracy arranged for that. Let me add that a disproportionate amount of this conspiracy theorizing is virulently anti-Semitic.

The great thing about all this stuff is that none of it can be proved. You have to take the conspiracy theorist’s word for it all, because somehow he has become privy to top-secret information that the world’s most powerful plotters and schemers have successfully hidden from everyone except him and his like-minded friends. With the conspiracy in total control of all the information, it will always be impossible to prove the case. And prove it to whom? The conspiracy controls the courts, the media, the legal profession, and also rigs wrestling matches when it’s not busy faking moon landings. (A few believe that pro wrestling alone is immune to the baleful influences of the conspiracy.)

I am a fantasy writer, and I know fantasy when I see it. And a lot of this stuff is 100% pure fantasy.

Meanwhile, I am soooo sorry that I ever wrote that column!


4 comments on “Conspiracy Theories and Fantasies

  1. Well said. Oh, so many times I wished that I could call my words back, and then, when written they take on a life of their own. Only a few days ago I’d heard that the St Pius X Society of the now UNexcommunicated ( how can that be done??) Bishop Williams, the anti-Semitist, is going to be accepted into the fold and given a special place in the church, now only occupied by Opus Dei. Now they can all get together and kill ALL the Jews, including blood heir of Jesus…. 😉

    There is one conspirator and one conspiracy going on, but it doesn’t draw the headlines or the Google hits or fascination, But then Satan is just happy with that. As long as everyone focuses on the temporal, he’s free to run rampant and deceive with his co-conspirators. And that’s just the way he likes it…..

  2. Sorry to hear that. But why not then quit the tree for factual info?
    You were barking up the mainstream media tree for a long time!
    Listen to this! Have some ears and hear! (Yes you can Google these)

    “In March 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests — the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations — got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press …They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.” – U.S. Congressman Oscar Callaway, 1917

    “We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. … It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.” David Rockefeller, Bilderberg Meeting, June 1991 Baden, Germany

    “For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” — David Rockefeller.

    It’s never too late to change the paradigm.
    I know.. it costs a lot, like your reputation?
    Well then remember, Jesus “made himself of NO reputation”
    Just follow in His footsteps.
    May God bless in spirit and in truth.

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