Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Conspiracy Generator



Wired magazine has a Conspiracy Generator to make any conspiracy theory you like.

For example:

Are you kidding me? The establishment of the Human Rights Industry was a total sham! Think about it! Everyone knows that it was only a Western tool to crush the Soviets. And have you noticed that the lamestream media has started to act very strangely? They obviously don’t want this story getting out. I mean, what would happen if people began asking does MI* conduct Stasi-like zerzetsen black-ops?? Well, they may be able to fool the sheeple, but the members of Still-running posse aren't swallowing their story. Look, don’t take it from me; Pierre Sane of Amnesty International is convinced as well. But we have to act fast, because there's been a lot of street theatre about. I just wanted you to be aware of this, in case I disappear.

20 comments:

Marylander said...

My favorite Dianna conspiracy is that the tunnel where she died was actually once an ancient Merovingian sacrificial chamber. The implication is that our occultist elites were making a blood sacrifice. Because, well, that's what the occult elite do!
Poor Dianna.

Marylander said...

If you, like I, find conspiracy theories amusing I highly recommend this site: http://vigilantcitizen.com/
He finds the "hidden symbols" in everything. Its amazing. He basically says that every popular singer/actor is a mind conrolled slave of... whoever, and that mass media and entertainment push the agenda of the elites bla bla bla so on so forth same story different website. But it's really an interesting site.
He's actually on the mark analyzing some movies like Pinocchio and the Wizard of Oz, but the rest is sheer lunacy.

angrysoba said...

Poor Dianna.

Actually, it was when Diana conspiracy theories started mushrooming that I started to wonder if there wasn't a big psychological factor to conspiracy theories.

I hadn't really looked into them that much before but, as I may have said, I had the belief that JFK was killed in some kind of conspiracy (and my high school history teacher had confirmed this belief even as my politics teacher had attempted to pooh-pooh the reasoning behind the theory - essentially he said my history teacher had fallen for, appropirately enough, the historian's fallacy!).

But when Diana died I remember wondering why a lot of people around me started acting so strangely. It's because they cared a lot about her and I, unfortunately, didn't. They were in mourning and I wasn't. But when the conspiracy theories started it seemed completely transparent to me that people were doing this to make some kind of sense of a tragic accident.

After that I started to wonder if people had done the same for Kennedy too. After all, if there was one thing that everyone knew about Kennedy it was that he was on the verge of changing the world, finding a cure for death and ending all conflict for the rest of time. The fact he was thwarted can only mean that much, much bigger forces than some guy with a cap gun were involved and the fact that Diana was going to change the world also meant that there had to have been more to her death than an accident.

Aaronovitch goes into that a bit in his book which is what inspired that conspiracy theory generator by Wired.

angrysoba said...

That's quite a site. I wonder what he thinks anyone is supposed to do about "symbols" taking over the world. Does he advocate a fightback from "dot-connectors" using their own symbols?

And it does, in fact, advertise a magazine called "The Dot Connector". Does a subscription come with a free pair of pareidolia specs?

Though, I suppose that he's not always wrong for pointing out symbolism used in architecture or motifs in songs and movies, it may not count for very much other than aesthetics. Here's a good one on the Israeli Supreme Court.

Marylander said...

I'm guessing that he thinks that by exposing them people will "wake up," a refrain repeated all too often by the conspiracy gurus. I definitely agree that there is a psychological aspect behind many CT's. It's somehow easier to believe in an orderly planned and most importantly, meaningful event than that same event being attributed solely to meaningless chaos.
What I find so interesting about the Vigilant Citizen site and others promoting similar anti-masonic nonsense is that they are basically regurgitating monarchist anti-enlightenment propaganda from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Church and the Thrones faced a serious threat from the subversive philosophies that emerged from the enlightenment, specifically rationalism and democracy. If man could discover truth through reason, he had no need for the Priest; if man could govern himself through democracy, he had no need for the King. The most famous example of this kind of reactionary propaganda is actually found in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. In addition to being a wildly antisemitic crock, it denounced the secular ideas of the enlightenment and basically said that they were lies to empower the evil Jews.
Personally, I'm a fan of The Enlightenment, Jews, and Free Masons.

FGFM said...

Personally, I'm a fan of The Enlightenment, Jews, and Free Masons.

I met the presidential candidate of the Anti-Masonic party back in 1984. In order news, I'm apparently also part of the NWO.

Andy Breitbart Explains It All For You


wrenault091 (54 seconds ago)

@hitchwatch: Feigning ignorance, cheap, very cheap. You ONE TIME ORIGINAL COMMENT that started this thread, was instantly buried as Spam, this is a common tactic among the low-rent shit-heel TRAITOROUS COINTELPRO-style WHORES, I've seen it for months now on YouTube, it's ALWAYS someone spewing your line of bullshit, you're trying to say that's a coincidence? ROFLMAO. BUSTED!!! No one MARKED your comment as spam, it obviously was not repeated before as it's got a huge block of my own text in it!


manyleaves (50 minutes ago)

Oh. I see; you work for George Soros now. Can't divulge that. If you are such a superior intelligent from GS, why the failure? You never did answer my question about Soros wanting the banks nationalized. You pose questions to me but don't answer my questions. Why do you claim Soros is a capitalist when he demands things from Obama that that are socialistic? I never claimed I worked in finance, but I can recognize failure.

angrysoba said...

I met the presidential candidate of the Anti-Masonic party back in 1984.

You should have attempted a secret handshake to see his reaction.

I'm apparently also part of the NWO.


It's a broad church.

Marylander said...

While we're talking about psychological drivers of conspiracy theories, let's not forget narcissism. It takes a truly deluded narcissist to think that he and he alone know some profound truth that the rest of society from the brilliant scientist to the unskilled laborer just aren't smart enough to figure out. Faced with disbelief by the overwhelming majority of society, instead of thinking critically about his theory, he simply concludes that he is enlightened, wise, smarter. He is in on a secret known only by an elite few. It must be very empowering. It's also incredibly irritating.

FGFM said...

The Anti-Masons might be winning given that the Scottish Rite Cathedral here in Chicago is up for sale. Amazingly enough, someone has constructed a computer model of it.

Scottish Rite Cathedral of Chicago

angrysoba said...

It takes a truly deluded narcissist to think that he and he alone know some profound truth that the rest of society from the brilliant scientist to the unskilled laborer just aren't smart enough to figure out.

True, but that's why they often cite polls and establishment figures to give their theories credence.

Eisenhower/Kennedy spoke out against the military-industiral complex and other conspiracies so they are used as affirmations of any other theory that any conspiracy theorist can dream up. The fact that those people may have meant something quite specific isn't important. Holocaust deniers will quote a remark made by Raul Hilberg to show that their theories are reputable casually ignoring the fact that if they are holding up Hilberg as an authority then they have to explain why his work affirming the Holocaust can be rejected.

The polls that they present are usually just as cherry-picked as their authority figure quotes. One of them was commissioned by 9/11 Truthers and clearly, deliberately worded so as to give them more apparent support than they genuinely have.

FGFM said...

Let us celebrate Kesha Rogers.

angrysoba said...

Kesha Rogers?

Is Lyndon Larouche still influential in the States?

I thought he'd be as popular as this guy.

angrysoba said...

By which I mean Fred Phelps.

FGFM said...

LaRouche has never been influential, but a fair number of his supporters run in Democratic primaries in weak districts where the GOP has a lock or for more obscure offices. Occasionally they win and lose heavily in the general election. They can also create havoc when they get elected to Democratic committee seats in places like Du Page Co., IL, a heavily Republican area. In other news, I've been told to do my own research.


wrenault091 (14 hours ago)

@hitchwatch: Sounds like you want me to remove your head from your ass, that isn't my job, clips of these sorts of things can be found in Alex Jones' latest documentary, search youtube for:
fall of the republic hq full

These mainstream media clips STAND ON THEIR OWN MERIT, they typically get played once on cable then swept under the rug, I think you'd do well to watch that documentary then take notes, and research them line by line. I SAW GORE SAY IT LIVE WITH HITLERY KLINTON, CONVINCE YOURSELF

FGFM said...

Rogers was and maybe still is a member of the "LaRouche Youth Movement. The Schiller Institute (one of many LLR front organizations) gets a shout-out.

NoIdentity said...

As far as I can tell LaRouche is an irrelevant figure in American politics. I keep forgetting that he was once a figure on the Left. Lately he seems to be more of a Right winger on cultural issues. Though like most "unique thinkers" it's hard to peg them on the political spectrum. I do know that he still seems to hate the British, especially Her Majesty and the Monarchy in general. Do any Brits actually suspect that the Monarchy has some kind of pervasive unseen power? I always thought most of the British public thought of the Monarchy as either a nostalgic symbol or a joke to be mocked.

FGFM said...

I keep forgetting that he was once a figure on the Left.

He first ran for president in 1976 on the U.S. Labor Party ticket which had a logo of a farmer on a tractor even though he had gone right-wing or at least nuts back in 1973. His campaign seemed to revolve around his theory that Jimmy Carter, if elected, would wage nuclear war with Mexico in order to take its oil. He was also big on the whole Trilateral Commission conspiracy and several of Carter's associated belonged to that group. He claimed in his half-hour national election eve broadcast (which followed Carter and Ford's commerical of the same length) that a vote for him wouldn't be wasted in the fight against Carter because Ford would win!

angrysoba said...

I didn't know much about LaRouche until a friend of mine in Japan started talking about him. He wanted to know where all the "good debaters" had gone and specifically mentioned LaRouche. When I asked what LaRouche's political platform was he said, "It's one that's very troubling for the US political system...so they put him in jail for tax evasion!"

I saw one of his videos during the last presidential election. He's a Truther and was saying in the video that he's the only presidential candidate who Truly knows what's going on. He added that Hillary Clinton might know too...

The Queen is not usually seen in Britain as a malign force but some conspiracy theorists are fond of a cryptic warning that was supposedly made by her to Diana's butler, Paul Burrell, that there "There are powers at work in this country about which we have no knowledge". These dark forces don't appear to mind him publishing his memoirs, interviewing with newspapers, selling his own brand goods, appearing on reality TV and being all-round media whore though.

jews said...

Are you kidding me? the birth of AngryLarry was a total sham! Think about it! Everyone knows that two-headed babies don't survive. And have you noticed that the GOP has started to act very strangely? They obviously don’t want this story getting out. I mean, what would happen if people began asking who his mother was?? Well, they may be able to fool the sheeple, but the members of American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists aren't swallowing their story. Look, don’t take it from me; George Clooney is convinced as well. But we have to act fast, because they may start multiplying. I just wanted you to be aware of this, in case I disappear.

angrysoba said...

Thanks for commenting dreiloon, but I'm not Larry.