Open letter to Conspiracy Theorists
The Truth, Conspiracy Theory and Disinformation
Conspiracy theorists, such as David Icke, talk and write about some very bizarre ideas as fact. Their followers often accept what they are hearing as the truth, but what if a lot of this sort of material is actually only partially truthful and is really disinformation that deceives those who are exposed to it?
What if the purveyors of conspiracy theory are more concerned with selling books and DVDs than in revealing the truth? Are the leading lights of conspiracy research, the authors, lecturers and radio show hosts, not so much concerned with getting the truth out to the masses but more interested in how much money they can make?
Conspiracy Theory has been very well marketed to the billions of people searching for the truth about the mysteries of life in this universe and many of them believe this stuff. People want answers to why the world is in such a terrible mess. Conspiracy Theory authors and lecturers claim to be revealing hidden mysteries and exposing the evil-doers behind it all. Secret societies, Freemasons, a Shadow Government or sinister cabal, a Babylonian Brotherhood, and even alien Reptilian shape-shifters disguised as humans, all are held to blame.
But how many of the incredible claims being made and promoted as 'truths' by conspiracists are actually disinformation or outright lies? How much of what is being marketed as the truth is anything but? These questions need to be asked I am sure you will agree?
The Illuminati has become a much-used label applied to a large number of people said to be the secret controllers of the world and members of a very sinister organisation. David Icke has used the term a lot in his books and talks, and members of the royal and elite families, political leaders like the American presidents and British prime ministers, religious leaders like the Pope and heads of global corporations and media, have all been reported to be members of the Illuminati.
The word Illuminati has become associated with evil but does such an organisation really exist? This is very debatable, although it certainly did many years ago.
Adam Weishaupt founded the original Bavarian Illuminati on 1 May, 1776, and of that there is no doubt. However, whether this order survived and continued until the present day is part of conspiracy theory belief and the evidence is debatable. Nevertheless the term Illuminati is now known to many members of the general public as well as conspiracy theorists.
Go back 20 years or even a decade and many people wouldn't have heard of the Illuminati but mainly due to conspiracy theorists the word is known to the masses. Of course, this neither proves or disproves the existence of such an organisation but rather it shows how popular conspiracy theories have become.
Contrails/chemtrails from the 1940s
Chemtrails are talked about by nearly all the 'movers and shakers' in conspiracy theory circles. For those who don't know what the word means, it refers to persistent contrails, which believers in the chemtrail conspiracy claim are part of an Illuminati plan to cull the human population and dumb us down by adding toxic elements such as barium and aluminium, as well as viruses, harmful bacteria and nano-particles even, into what is claimed is being "sprayed" out of aircraft. It is also said that chemtrails are used to modify weather and in "weather warfare."
What In The World Are They Spraying?
Countless videos exist on YouTube, and even a film now by G. Edward Griffin entitled What In The World Are They Spraying?, are circulated as evidence of the reality of these chemtrails. However, all of the visual images shown are of persistent contrails and cirrus or cirrocumulus cloud formations that can easily be explained by atmospheric science. These trails are nothing new and were in existence and photographed back in the 1940s, as is shown in the accompanying photograph here.
I used to believe in this conspiracy myself until I was shown the errors in this belief system by my friend Tony Duncan aka JazzRoc three years ago. JazzRoc lost his account at YouTube and has since then been blocked from various Internet forums for arguing against the existence of chemtrails. It seems that if you do not choose to agree with the conspiracy theorists and their beliefs you are not welcomed. Not only that but ludicrous things are said about you, as I have witnessed.
If you claim that chemtrails do not exist but are in fact harmless contrails you can expect to be called a "CIA employee", a "shill" or "paid by the secret government". If, as I have done, you change your mind about this conspiracy theory, it is said that you have been "got at," "hypnotised", and that you have "gone back to sleep."
Naturally occurring cloud formations and those created by aircraft contrails are often said to have been caused by (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Programme) and are said to be evidence of "weather modification." The term "boiled sky" has been used for cirrocumulus. This is the sort of nonsense circulated and believed in by chemtrail-believers. HAARP
Chemtrail-believers argue as avidly as any religious fundamentalist or member of a cult. They insist they are right, whilst at the same time refusing to look at hard evidence from accepted science. Chemtrail-believers prefer pseudo-science and taking the word of gurus of the conspiracy theory movement.
That the air would be poisoned just as much for the Illuminati who are said to be behind this sinister plot is conveniently ignored, as is the fact that it would be impossible for all the airlines of the world with all their trained staff not to have at least some people willing to speak out about this if it was real! That aluminium is one of the most widely distributed naturally occurring elements and is a constituent of clay as Aluminium silicate, is also not understood or accepted by those who believe in the chemtrail conspiracy.
David Icke and Alex Jones
David Icke and Alex Jones are probably the most famous conspiracy theorists of all with the largest numbers of followers and supporters of their work. Both Icke and Jones talk about how the Illuminati seek to control the populations of the world by staging "false flag" terrorism events and using the technique of "divide and rule" as a tool against the masses. They claim that a "climate of fear" is deliberately created and Icke goes as far as suggesting that the Reptilians feed on this fear induced in humans.
However, both are hypocrites because they add to the amount of fear with their alarmist statements, as well as stirring up biased hatred and division by suggesting that the elite families, such as the Rockefellers and Rothschilds, are Illuminati and evil. This creates an 'us and them' scenario with the conspiracy theorist followers of Icke and Jones versus those in the elite, who are often demonised as the Illuminati. Icke refers to the elite as Satanic Reptilian shape-shifters of the "bloodline families."
This is another example of the sort of nonsense that gets believed. Until I became a supporter and friend of adventurer and environmentalist David de Rothschild's I hadn't realised the hatred that is fuelled against members of very wealthy families based on nothing more than their surnames.
David has tried making a joke out of all this by saying maybe he should "get a new moisturiser" with reference to the crazy belief he is a Reptilian. He has to live with knowing that out in the world at large are a lot of people who do not know him but nevertheless hate him simply because of his surname and what they have read in a David Icke book or heard on an Alex Jones show. What a crazy situation that is.
Alex Jones apparently can charge a lot of money if you want to gain a lot of publicity from being on his show. This is something film-maker and author Chris Everard discovered and posted about at Facebook last year. Everard also had problems at the David Icke forums, despite having worked with Icke in the past.
All is not as it appears. David Icke's now former wife, Pamela Leigh Richards, even claimed in their divorce that her then husband had said he thought she was a Reptilan too. The story was reported in the Daily Mail.
Alan Watt debunks the Reptilian theory pt. 1
Arizona Wilder on Government Mind-Controlled Slaves and Reptilians, pt 1
David Icke is the most famous conspiracy theorist author and lecturer who talks about the idea that alien Reptilians known also as the Draco or Alpha-Draconis race of beings are at the top of the pyramid of control of this world and that they actually are behind the Illuminati. These beings are said to live in the fourth dimension as well as in this one where they are in the guise of human beings but can shape-shift into their 'true' identity. Icke explained all this in great detail in his book The Biggest Secret .
Amongst those who helped convince him of the reality of these Reptilians were fellow conspiracy theory author and self-proclaimed survivor of mind control experiments at Montauk, Stewart Swerdlow, the ageing Zulu shaman Credo Mutwa and Jennifer Greene aka Arizona Wilder. Wilder claimed to have seen transformations occur in Satanic rituals whereby members of the Royal Family and others changed into giant lizards. She also admitted she was the victim of mind control and had had mental problems.
What Icke fails to tell us is that many other people had been talking about the Reptilians too. Alex Collier, who claims to have been in contact with beings from Andromeda, talked of the Alpha Draconis alien Reptilians in his talks and in video interviews he gave to Rick Keefe. The problem is that Collier appears to be another fraud. He quoted the words of American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson but attributed them to one of his Andromedan friends. Collier stated that Vissaeus told him "The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry." Are we really supposed to believe they read Emerson in the Andromedan galaxy? More recently Collier has been reported as homeless and appealing for donations.
A ridiculous online heated argument developed at one point between David Icke and Duncan Roads the editor of NEXUS magazine. Icke had claimed that the late Sir Laurence Gardner was a Satanist and a Reptilian shape-shifter and had been witnessed in his non-human form by Stewart Swerdlow and Arizona Wilder. I have included a link to this in the section at the bottom of this hub.
Robert Morning Sky
None of these people who have been talking about the Reptilians ever mentioned that it was actually Robert Morning Sky who was first on about these reptile beings. He is reported to have said that in the late 1960s 'I submitted to my Religious Studies professor a thesis that summed up my three years of research. It was entitled "Terra Papers - Hidden History of Planet Earth." Within days, he had labelled it "a work of blasphemy and outrage!" It nearly got me thrown out of school.' Morning Sky has been found out to be neither a Hopi or an Apache that he has claimed to be, and once described himself as follows in LEADING EDGE 95:
"I am nobody. I am not a shaman, a medicine man, a guru, a channeler,
or a psychic. I am not an ex-intelligence officer from the CIA, the
NSA, the secret services or any other branch of any service. I am not
the reincarnation of an ancient being, an ancient deity or a heavenly
visitor. I have nothing to offer you in the way of credibility. I am
a nobody... and I like it that way."
Morning Sky states in his Terra Papers - The Hidden History of Planet Earth : "One of the oldest Star Races in this sector of the universe is the reptilian Ari-An which descended from dinosaur ancestors in the star system of Orion. Ruled by Queens, they created the most powerful empire in this galaxy. Ari-An warriors were unmatched for ferocity and bravery, and the Ari-An Empire was unmatched in power and size."
Note the similarity between "Ari-An" and Aryan!
Controversial conspiracy theorist, Alan Watt has debunked David Icke's and others' idea that there are Reptilians. But in turn, Watt has run into problems himself with former followers who were not happy to find out about where his material came from.
Infighting and debunking
I remember a David Icke newsletter in which Icke was complaining about Watt who had suggested that Icke was a Freemason. This is an example of infighting which sadly casts a poor reflection on the fields of conspiracy theory, ufology and the leading authors and researchers in these circles.
In the meantime Andre Anglin who was running the Outlaw Journalism forums, and others who were using the site at the time, became aware that Watt had actually plagiarised the works of Glen Kealey. Confronted about this Watt became not just angry but threatening. The confrontation was preserved on the Internet.
Since this was written, Anglin has become an outspoken fascist and Nazi supporter in recent years.
Chris White and others who were regulars at Outlaw Journalism at the time were not happy with Michael Tsarion either and again, on being questioned about his material, the author also became belligerent and threatening. Simply Google these names and you will find the evidence.
Then in 2009, when there was all the fuss about Swine Flu, a woman called Jane Burgermeister came to fame very quickly because of her statements and actions regarding this. It was reported that she had filed criminal charges with the FBI against the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations (UN), and some of the highest ranking government and corporate officials over bio-terrorism. It was alleged they were attempting to commit mass murder in a human population cull using the Swine Flu vaccinations.
Burgermeister was interviewed by Kerry Cassidy and Bill Ryan for Project Camelot, a site and organisation that was presenting 'whistle-blowers.' Just as rapidly she fell foul of a number of fellow conspiracy theorists though and there was talk of legal action. For some strange reason Burgermeister claimed that Christian Apostle JoAnne Cremer was running a Nazi cult and was a Satanist, even though the two had just been working together on getting info out about the Swine Flu vaccines. I witnessed some of what she had said posted on her blog. Cremer naturally wanted nothing more to do with Burgermeister.
Dr Bill Deagle, who was another Camelot interviewee, claimed that Burgermeister was a fraud and she responded by threatening to sue Jeff Rense, True Ott, Arthur Evangelista and Devvy Kidd for defamation of character. Rense made a public apology. As far as I know eventually it all blew over but it was very bad publicity for all involved.
Film-maker Chris Everard, of the Enigma Channel and Feed Your Brain magazine, has accused Ian R. Crane of pirating his materials in order to sell them on. This appears to be a very fair criticism because how can Everard make money for his efforts if others steal what he has created?
Sadly, not everyone is happy with Everard's claims either though as can be seen if you research his name. Everard's films usually have footage he has copied from elsewhere.
Conspiracy theory is full of plagiarism, infighting and battles between rivals and their egos. Google most names who are famous as conspiracy theorists and you will soon find videos and websites debunking them and questioning the reality of their claims. It is a sorry state of affairs and enough to put any newcomer to these ideas off.
Matthew Williams Crop Circle Expose Pt1 of 5
Crop Circles and Matthew Williams
Even Crop Circles have been claimed to be nothing more than an elaborate hoax. I actually know Matthew Williams who has admitted that he is a crop circle-maker. In the year 2000, he was even arrested for doing this.
He has admitted too that he is not the best of the crop-circle-maker because there are others out there that produce more complex work and that he has done so too when he has been part of a team.
Matthew used to run a Truthseeker magazine and stage events with guest speakers in the ufology community many years ago and that is how I first came upon him .
Of course, many people in conspiracy theory and ufology believe that these mysterious circles are made by aliens or other-dimensional beings and that they convey messages to us in symbolism. Many other explanations have been put forward but the idea that they are made by humans has not gone down very well at all. People prefer to believe in aliens and paranormal forces as being behind their creation. What do you think is the truth?
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It is really a very great shame that so many people desperately searching for the truth have authors and public speakers to listen to who work in all sorts of sensationalist and alarmist material, not because it is true, but because it gets more attention. It is a sorry state of affairs indeed when leading lights in conspiracy theory research accuse the mainstream of being underhanded and in not dealing in the truth when they themselves are no better.
It appears to me, after many years of research and believing at times in much that is put forward, that conspiracy theory is no more trustworthy than the mainstream media it claims is controlled and corrupt.
Jordan Maxwell and other conspiracy theorists often suggest that we should do our "homework." I have certainly done mine and am finding I am losing interest in a lot of material I was once very interested in.
I know a lot about these subjects but cannot get on radio shows as a guest or to be interviewed for videos. I tried Coast to Coast AM many years ago and have tried Project Camelot too to see if they were interested in me with no response at all. Am I too truthful and not sensational enough in my claims?
I have moved onward. I think we need practical solutions to the world's problems and what we as individuals can do. I really don't think it helps any one to be worried about getting poisoned by chemtrails when you go outside or in believing that their political leaders are actually giant alien lizards disguised as humans!
© 2012 Steve Andrews
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