Masons, New World Order, Monsanto, Benevolent Extraterrestrials, Malevolent Extraterrestrials, Chinese, Nazis, White Supremacists (including Neo Nazis), Lumarians, Illuminati, HAARP, Communintarianism, Collectivism, Socialism. Military/Industrial Complex, Lunar Landings, AIDS, Superefficient Gas Engines.
Did I leave anybody out?
Radical Islam, Anti-Catholicism, Anti-Semitism, The JFK/RFK/MLK Assassination Theories (some of which are contradictory), Big Banks, Deflategate/Spygate (look ‘em up).
Did I leave anybody out?
Oh! Gene Autry and the secularization of Christmas and Easter.
Think about it. ‘Here Comes Santa Clause’ doesn’t say anything about Christ. ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ says even less. ‘Here Comes Peter Cottontail’ paints Easter not as a time of Christian rebirth, but as a time of “He’s got jelly beans for Tommy – Colored eggs for sister Sue.”
Mr. Autry promoted his songs in movies and on TV. He parlayed the wealth he gained from those ventures into the Anaheim (Los Angeles) Angels baseball team, which plays in a publicly owned ballpark. You can guess who funded that park, and it wasn’t Autry.
Irving Berlin and Bing Crosby are on the periphery of this particular conspiracy. Mr. Berlin, whose parents were aristocratic, Russian, and Jewish wrote ‘Easter Parade’, ‘White Christmas’, and ‘Happy Holiday’. Der Bingle, a Gonzaga boy, added a certain religiousness to such songs. And the American public of the times – a predominantly Christian population – ate up the songs without question. And if perchance, one or two people commented on the absence of Christ in those songs, the conspirators could say they were trying to encourage children to behave. Or they were celebrating old time traditions. Or people should stop seeing evil where none was intended. Back then they didn’t talk about black helicopters or tin foil hats, drama being much simpler in those days.
So here we are, Christianity having been subtly removed from Christian holy days, while prayer rooms are being put in public places so Muslims can practice their religion. This is called ‘The Law of Unintended Consequences’. What started out as a simple quest for profit found its way into the hands of individuals, organizations, and corporations like Brach’s, Hallmark and the ACLU
I wonder if the Jewish people in this country are pleased or annoyed by the fact that their religion is largely ignored.
Wikipedia says this about conspiracies:
“There are many unproven conspiracy theories of varying degrees of popularity, frequently related to clandestine government plans and elaborate murder plots. Conspiracy theories usually go against a consensus or cannot be proven using the historical method and are typically not considered similar to verified conspiracies such as Germany’s pretense for invading Poland in World War II.”
You can’t prove or disprove conspiracies. The good ones are so pernicious that it takes a conspiracy to penetrate them. But here’s the thing. There are hundreds of publicized conspiracies. Probability dictates that most of them are not true. But probability also dictates that SOME of them are true.
And will I get in trouble for looking under a rock or two today?
The Truck Conspiracy?
On the agenda for tonight’s City Council meeting, AGENDA ITEM:12(A) Truck Purchase
Here’s what the agenda item says:
FISCAL IMPACT: This purchase is in the CIP for 2017. The total purchase price for the truck is 254,954.93.
All equipment is under the state bid contract pricing.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: The staff recommends the purchase of the 2018 freightliner from Istate Truck Center and the purchase of the equipment and building of the new truck bodies from Crysteel Truck Equipment.
It looks to me like this quarter-million dollar truck was selected, and then the specs were written. One wonders why, after years of success with trucks having only one body, it is suddenly necessary to have a truck with two bodies. One also wonders how much extra space and equipment will be needed to store and service the body changing operation. The highway blade on the side of the truck is an interesting feature.
“At least Bank of America got its name right. The ultimate Too Big to Fail bank really is America, a hypergluttonous ward of the state whose limitless fraud and criminal conspiracies we’ll all be paying for until the end of time.”