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May 26, 2007 2:22 AM   Subscribe

The Internet Reposity of Free Hidden Information Videos: There's something for everyone here folks, whether you want to learn about The Truth behind September 11, The JFK Assasination Unmasked, Satanism and the CIA, The Masonic Origins of America, The Occult History of the Third Reich, The Flouride Deception...or just The Deepest Thoughts of Dolphins.
posted by Jimbob (30 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh and how could I forget this important PSA about deadly Chemtrails.
posted by Jimbob at 2:24 AM on May 26, 2007


it's my favorite conspiracy theory that all these conspiracy theory sites are specifically pushed as a black-op to discredit conspiracy theories.

And I say this semi-seriously, even though one must make allowances for nutballs just coming up with this stuff on their own.
posted by Heywood Mogroot at 2:36 AM on May 26, 2007 [2 favorites]


Ah...sweet, sweet paranoia.
posted by GavinR at 3:00 AM on May 26, 2007


I try to treat all conspiracy theories with a bit of respect. I’ve come to see them as gods for paranoid skeptics like myself, sort of a last ditch attempt to create some invisible force (sadly malevolent) pulling the strings of chaos.

And I’ve always been a chem-trails man. Steam the skeptics claim? I’ve never seen steam shoot out of say a teapot and hang there for hours in the kitchen. But my beliefs stem mostly from personal observation. In the past ten years that I have been aware of their presence I have indeed grown flabby, weaker and even lost a good deal of my hair.
posted by BostonJake at 4:07 AM on May 26, 2007


I saw an offical report that stated half of the CIA's budget goes to create misinformation.

What concerns me most is that there are fewer and fewer people in the US with the intellectual capacity to sift the wheat from the chaff.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 4:18 AM on May 26, 2007


What concerns me most is that there are fewer and fewer people in the US with the intellectual capacity to sift the wheat from the chaff.

I don't think it's capacity, I think it's laziness. It's just easier to sit back and type LOLZ TINFOIL HAT BATSHITINSANE ROTFL than to actually challenge your own assumptions about things and maybe do a little research. None of this is to say that many conspiracy theory purveyors aren't as lazy and intellectually dishonest as the people the knee-jerk against them (they're both just as bad), but a little critical thinking can help you see what's bullshit from what potentially has a basis in fact.
posted by psmealey at 4:59 AM on May 26, 2007


That Chemtrails: Clouds of Death video is pretty special, jimbob.
posted by ph00dz at 6:27 AM on May 26, 2007


That led me to rosaryfilms' youtube profile. Holy shit. I now favor stric regulation of the internet. Just kidding, sort of.
posted by spitbull at 6:33 AM on May 26, 2007


There's a lot of good writing on comspiracy theories out there now. Here's a collection with some of it. Basically, being oppression, fear, and hatred make people batshitinsane. Sometimes the most grandiose fantasies are built on nuggets of truth. And everyone loves a story.
posted by spitbull at 6:38 AM on May 26, 2007


strike "being" above
posted by spitbull at 6:38 AM on May 26, 2007


Stop covering up the truth about dolphins!!!!
posted by LarryC at 7:25 AM on May 26, 2007


Don't be fooled! This is only a distraction from the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.
posted by yohko at 7:42 AM on May 26, 2007


I saw an offical report that stated half of the CIA's budget goes to create misinformation.

Yeah, that's what they'd like you to believe.
posted by trondant at 8:24 AM on May 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


Years ago, I saw at least part of a William Cooper segment on the JFK murder. Cooper exhibits the Zapruder film, and proposes that the DRIVER turns around and shoots Kennedy with a chrome plated .45 pistol.

No, I'm not kidding...

Sadly, the Cooper segment on Google seems to be unavailable at the moment. I was looking forward to another "woogasm"...
posted by Tube at 9:31 AM on May 26, 2007


The dolphin link was down.

Here it is.

And it is lots of good dolphin-y fun!
posted by humannaire at 10:19 AM on May 26, 2007


Ooooh!

And here is the DNA Pirates one.
posted by humannaire at 10:26 AM on May 26, 2007


Whoa...check out this version of Dolphin Deep Thinkers part 2.

Is this on porpoise?
posted by humannaire at 10:32 AM on May 26, 2007


The docu on dolphins is great.
(and there's a version of part 2 with fixed sound)
posted by jouke at 11:16 AM on May 26, 2007


No ads for Tin Foil Hats? This guy is missing a serious e-commerce opportunity.
posted by wendell at 11:32 AM on May 26, 2007


is the narrator for the chemtrail video altering his voice? sounds like it to me and that's awesome. good thing he's covering his back so the un's black helicopters can't track him down via his voice.
posted by andywolf at 11:57 AM on May 26, 2007


Quality entertainment, thanks.
posted by WPW at 12:10 PM on May 26, 2007


The real ones are always much blander, yet, still fscking malicious as hell.
posted by AdamOddo at 12:27 PM on May 26, 2007


I like me some good reposity of flouride.
posted by Hildegarde at 1:08 PM on May 26, 2007


As for the Third Reich, there really were a number of high up Nazis who believed some of the most astonishing BS. Ever hear of "Cosmic Ice"?

Quite simply, Cosmic Ice says that there are exactly three things in the universe: the Earth, the sun, and ice. The stars are huge ice crystals reflecting sunlight, likewise the planets and the moon. Moreover, there have been several moons throughout history, one would crash into the Earth and cause huge natural disasters and then the Earth would pull in another huge chunk of ice to be the new moon.

Like all good nutballs the followers of Cosmic Ice were convinced that the truth of their position was being hidden by a vast conspiricy. This belief, I'd assume, was difficult to hold on to as the Nazi party rose to power, because Cosmic Ice was embraced by a number of prominant Nazis and eventually was so popular in the Nazi party that they actually had to publish pamphlets letting the public know that they didn't have to believe in Cosmic Ice if they wanted to be Nazis.

Search for either "Cosmic Ice Theory" or "Welteislehre", its great stuff. I can't decide if Cosmic Ice or Velikovsky's rantings are more entertaining.

Personally, I think its a shame that the grand old conspiricies of yesteryear are being supplanted by these newfangled conspiricies. Chemtrails and September 11 loons just don't seem to have the same je ne sais quoi as Cosmic Ice and fluoride loons....
posted by sotonohito at 1:56 PM on May 26, 2007


The "Occult History of the Third Reich" series is a pretty crappy treatment of an interesting subject. There's the occasional nugget of interesting info in there, but if you're seriously interested in that subject, I recommend Nicholas Goodrick-Clarkes two books "The Occult Roots of Nazism" and "Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity", both of which are excellent, serious academic works.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 4:08 PM on May 26, 2007


Everyone knows every major political figure in the history of the planet was assassinated by a lone nut.
posted by wfc123 at 4:14 PM on May 26, 2007


The truth behind the Trotsky assassination
posted by gum at 4:31 PM on May 26, 2007


I saw an offical report that stated half of the CIA's budget goes to create misinformation.

Yeah, that's what they'd like you to believe.


I spent the last few years building up an immunity to conspiracy theories.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:25 PM on May 26, 2007


Come on people, what's the domain name?

VALIS666

VALIS is the "Vast Active Living Intelligence System" of Philip K. Dick's 1981 novel of the same name, and 666 is an eighteen-hundred-year-old typo from the Apocalypse of John.
posted by kenlayne at 10:07 PM on May 26, 2007


Vril
posted by Twang at 3:26 PM on May 27, 2007


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