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October 24, 2001 6:39 PM   Subscribe

The truth about what's really happening Quoting my cow-orker, who's going to see him speak next week, David Icke "used to be a professional footballer with Coventry City, until retiring with arthritis. Then he had a minor epiphany, and came to the realisation that the world is run by blood-drinking alien reptiles, who can disguise themselves as humans -- Queen Elizabeth and George W Bush are two such examples." Do all-encompassing conspiracy theories come any better than this?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen (21 comments total)

 
DON'T take the blue pill...
posted by ColdChef at 6:45 PM on October 24, 2001


Bad design. It takes more than five clicks to get to any recognizable content.
posted by gomez at 6:46 PM on October 24, 2001


Gomez, this is probably the best bit.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 6:48 PM on October 24, 2001


why is it people generally regarded to be nutballs (I thinking alex chiu here) have such arse ugly websites?
posted by Foaf at 6:55 PM on October 24, 2001



Yup. What I long suspected.
posted by gazingus at 7:05 PM on October 24, 2001


nutball chic, the dark hairy scrote of the internet.
posted by kliuless at 7:09 PM on October 24, 2001


Disguised alien reptiles intent on plundering Earth. Yea, that was a miniseries in the 80s called V. This Icke guy needs to get more creative with his conspiracy theories.
posted by raaka at 7:11 PM on October 24, 2001


An interesting article on him from the Guardian.
posted by transient at 7:14 PM on October 24, 2001


I don't remember the title or author but there was a short story in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in the early to middle 60s with this theme--a man takes part in a stage hypnotist'r routine and when told to wake up he wakes up and sees the lizards all around us, and, long story short, saves the world and dies of a heart attack he was told to have via a phone call from said lizards ...which he got after he woke up.
posted by y2karl at 7:31 PM on October 24, 2001


A good account of meeting David Icke can be found in this book: Them: Adventures with Extremists. They're all in there-- Alex Jones, Thom Robb, Randy Weaver, Bohemian Grove, and Bilderberg Group.
posted by perplexed at 7:35 PM on October 24, 2001


"Eight O'Clock in the Morning" by Ray Nelson in The 9th Annual of the Year's Best S-F, 1964, edited by Judith Merril.

Am I appalled at myself for knowing that? Yes.
posted by rodii at 7:37 PM on October 24, 2001


Hey, and Ray Nelson of Turn Off The Sky fame, too!
I'm not appalled--I'm grateful.
posted by y2karl at 7:43 PM on October 24, 2001


I met him once, for a short time, after he gave a three-hour lecture on the ruling families of earth and the reptilian dangers facing us. His theory has everything a good conspiracy theory needs, the reptilians even eat babies (seriously, he said this) that they keep in huge walls of cages on airforce bases, so there's no questioning their motives. If you're interested in the Bush family he's done a lot of good research on them, but you'll have to wade through the baby-eating to get to it.

In person he seems kind of distant and distracted, but he handles a crowd excellently. Really bad website though. (Are reptiles color blind?)
posted by Nothing at 11:13 PM on October 24, 2001


rodii: Good call! great story. I have it around somewhere.
They made a crappy movie put of it, later.

Did you read "About A Secret Crocodile"? It was in a Galaxy Anthology, the same one with "How To Serve Humans" and other great stories.
posted by signal at 12:09 AM on October 25, 2001


The whole reptilian thing appears to have been lifted in its entirety from the sci-fi TV show "V". But most people believe that it's a metaphor, a cover-story for David Icke's supposed anti-Zionist or anti-Semitic agenda.

So either he's a crazed lunatic or an evil genius. Can't decide which. Either way, we should give this guy as much airtime as possible, so that his theories aren't given more credence because 'they're trying to shut him up'.
posted by skylar at 12:40 AM on October 25, 2001


skylar: If you read the Guardian piece, I think it's more likely that when he says lizards, he really means lizards. The man is a complete fruitcake. And yet, in his irregular columns for Football365 he talks more sense than most.
posted by salmacis at 1:24 AM on October 25, 2001


i'm not sure what a cow-orker is, but it sounds horribly perverse.

"The most controversial author and speaker in the world." then why hadn't i heard of him before?

does anyone else think this guy looks like he belongs on an episode of CHiPs?

To hold their human form, these entities need to drink human (mammalian) blood and access the energy it contains to maintain their DNA codes in their "human" expression.

From what I understand from former "insiders", the blood (energy) of babies and small children is the most effective for this, as are blond-haired, blue-eyed people. Hence these are the ones overwhelmingly used in sacrifice, as are red- haired people also, it appears.

heh. sounds more like the Girl Scouts to me.
posted by tolkhan at 6:11 AM on October 25, 2001


Anybody else read "Anonymous Rex" by Eric Garcia?
posted by Carol Anne at 6:55 AM on October 25, 2001


Icke's site blocked by company firewall... they don't want me finding out the truth!!!
posted by elliot100 at 9:04 AM on October 25, 2001


the reptilians even eat babies (seriously, he said this) that they keep in huge walls of cages on airforce bases

No wonder they won't let servicewomen have abortions - they want to eat, errr, "adopt" the alternative.
posted by phoenix enflamed at 10:51 AM on October 25, 2001


tolkhan: i'm not sure what a cow-orker is, but it sounds horribly perverse.

Oh, man, i was totally going to make that joke- "Last time I tried to ork a cow, I got arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior"- but didn't discover this thread until, alas, too late.

ibid: does anyone else think this guy looks like he belongs on an episode of CHiPs?

No, but I'm totally thinking David Icke bears a freaky, eerie resemblance to actor Gary Graham, perhaps best known as Matthew Sikes on the Alien Nation tv show from the late 80's... ironically enough. :)
posted by hincandenza at 12:41 AM on October 26, 2001



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