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Voodoo Histories relive Conspiracy Theories
What really happened
Rumors, theories…we can sum it up as 50 % per cent facts and 50 % fallacy. In a coffee shop or fast food or restaurant; or when you decide to stay and have a picnic in the park, one of the favorite topics that your friends will interact is about conspiracy. There are many hear says that this and that happened because of some connivance that occurred between the insiders in the government and terrorist group.
As far as world history is concerned, many accounts of espionage and conspiracy happened in every country, especially the so-called super power nations. I cannot even take a photograph in public in some of the countries I’ve visited as a seafarer because they prohibit camera shots outside the establishment, as in a mall, restaurant aside from public parks. Authorities also declared that taking photographs in a business establishment is a form of espionage. My bad. I don’t even think about it. I’m just taking photos, so that I can really show to my family back home the places I’ve reached while working overseas. In United States of America alone, my fellow seamen and I were cautioned by one of the employees, because we took photographs outside the one branch of Wal-Mart. We understood that it is because of what happened during 9/11 when the Twin Towers in New York were bombed and crumpled to dust by airplane suicide bombers. Some locals believe that one of us, seafarers can be involved in conspiracy with the terrorists that rattled the outlook of American citizen to transient visitors, like us.
I cannot blame them, the impact of 9/11 brought an awakening to another set of conspiracy theories that happened before the apocalyptic event.
If we will open the book of world history, there are many accounts that were researched and researched that led to conspiracies.
Now, an argument started anew when famed author David Aaronovitch published his controversial book: Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History.
In the book, Aaronovitch argued the authenticity of the facts being fed to the public about what happened to 9/11 malady (September 11, 2001). Have you heard the true story? The September 11 attacks were made by US Government itself. US President Franklin D. Roosevelt knew that the Imperial bombers of Japan will attack Pearl Harbor. The death of Princess Diana was truly planned. Even the Catholic Church was criticized because they are covering the true account of Jesus’ family.
Everything that was written by the British journalist Aaronovitch were already read and known to almost every part of the world. Every now and then, these accounts delve about the secret moves and plans that will be revealed after the shocking events, that conspiracy theorists will further give a darker explanation to the confused public.
Voodoo Histories is somewhat entertaining but sometimes depressing. At least, the explanation about modern conspiracy theories is still going on. We have an alternative source of information about the true account that transpired that often overshadowed by media sensationalism and press releases by every government in the world.
Maybe, the book will not change what the public had already known and digested. We can dub David Aaronovitch as a fake, but as a former journalist, I’ve seen the real and reel events everyday in our locality. I’ve seen how a government dictated media men about sensitive issues that should be known to the public. Some media people were paid to digest the true facts. So, I decided to get out.
Everyone will be or must be interested and open to tackle conspiracies, whether it’s local, national or worldwide events. We are open to such kind of revelations and I think Aaronovitch has given us some events to be reviewed and pointers to be taken.
Watch the movie: Conspiracy Theory
For viewing, you can either buy the VHS or DVD version of the movie, starring Julia Roberts and Mel Gibson. It opened my eyes, about the so-called conspiracy theories that are circulating the White House of the US government. Being looked up as the superpower nation of the world, there are many hidden negotiations that are happening in the USA. Press releases can never be considered factual or even actual interviews of political bigwigs can never be 100 % factual.
Fast Facts about David Aaronovitch
Full Name: David Morris Aaronovitch
Date of Birth: July 8, 1954
Profile: Aaronovitch was a researcher on Weekend World at LWT, then jump shipped from LWT to BBC and became an editor of On The Record.He has prominent positions in Britain's leading newspapers like The Guardian and The Observer. He was one of the interviewees in Channel 4's The Facts of Life. He studied at William Ellis School in Northwest London and Manchester University.
Awards: Orwell Prize for Journalism 2000, Columnist of the Year award at What the Paper Say awardsin 2003
Author: Paddling Jerusalem and Voodoo Histories