Are any of you old enough to remember that moon-landing back in 1969? It’s definitely one of those long-ago things that does NOT seem like it happened just yesterday. That one seems like a least two lifetimes ago.
If it really happened!
Ya, the big Moon Landing is one of the all-time favourites among conspiracy theorists. They’ve done elaborate research on the film footage and stills and reckoned the photographic technology just wasn’t there in 1969 to produce that calibre of film. Not to mention that the technology to land on the moon apparantly wasn’t quite within grasp yet either. But the Americans were afraid the Russians were going to beat them, so they faked the whole thing.
Other great conspiracies include the one that believes the US was behind 9/11. There was a documentary about it called Loose Change that proved why and how. America needed oil and needed a really good reason to invade some oil rich country.
The AIDS conspiracy. That the whole virus was created in a lab for some germ warfare thing or something and either accidentally or on-purpose was released into the wild.
Along with this one is the multi-national pharmaceutical conspiracy. That populations are deliberately infected with new illnesses so that pharma can generate drugs and vaccinations to “cure” them. Not that far-fetched. Because I’m pretty sure that globally healthy people would not be a good thing for these guys.
The Kennedy assasination conspiracy, of course, will never die. Princess Diana also, was murdered in a giant conspiracy plot. Maybe even Elvis. Now, Michael Jackson, too. Fabulously famous people never just die once; they die over and over and over and over.
The whole Roswell UFO thing. I won’t even pretend to be able to unravel that one.
Maybe someone near Atlanta can explain the thing about the stack of 500,000 plastic coffins beside a major road just outside of Atlanta? The theory is that these are owned by FEMA and that FEMA has also set up concentration camps all over the US in preparation for the imposition of martial law and the killing of millions of Americans. The current finanacial crisis will apparantly be the justification to impose a police state.
The Global Warming conspiracy. This was all cooked up by politiicans, you know in order to give them a nice big fat diversion on which to focus campaigns and draw attention away from real issues like poverty, crime, education, health care and all that nasty international stuff. It’s would be a kick-ass ploy if it were real. Whoever thought of it should be given the Whole Wide World PR Award or something. Because whenever the polls ask what people think is important, damn if the environment isn’t right up there.
Oh, and here’s one I’ve never heard before. Did you know that Canada, the US and Mexico are secretly plotting to form a North American Union (NAU)? Something similar to the European Union? We’ll have a common currency called the “amero”. It’s all part of a greater plot to take over the world or something. The NAU idea is very popular among academics and economists, (not the taking over the world part, just the union part). Those in charge in all three countries deny the whole thing.
Conpiracy theories are fun to read about. The best part is that there are actually all sorts of weird and convoluted conspiracies going on all the time. I think there are a lot of people in very powerful positions who do not have the best interests of the average citizen at heart. And that some of this stuff could be at least partly true. Remember, Just because we’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get us.