27 April 2009

I'm not a conspiracy theorist but. . .

Now. . .if I were one of those tinfoil-hat-wearing-New World Order-ruled-by-alien-reptiles conspiracy types, I would be foaming at the mouth right now. . .

Test run
for the next 9/11: just making sure!

Scaring up
some pretext for martial law?

Run it up the flagpole and see who genuflects. . .or doesn't.

Laying the groundwork for an anti-Church?

The Unblinking Eye watches you watching It

The gospel of Global Peril frightens children, pets, and old ladies

The fastest way to a man's tinfoil hat is through his stomach

Taliban peace-lovers going nuclear?

The battle plan in three parts: American EU, The One's Deception, the Grand Strategy

Christian teaching becoming thought-crimes

No worries! He's coming. . .to take care of us all.

I'm not a conspiracy theorist. Nor do I believe that This is the End of the World as We Know It. What I do find fascinating is the sharp uptick in stories and commentaries that use apocalyptic language and images to convey basic political disagreements. Both the Left and the Right indulge in this sort of hyperbolic rhetoric. Perhaps this is a remnant of our evangelical Protestant history. Perhaps it just makes good reading on the internet.

Or perhaps I'm an unwilling dupe of our Reptilian Overlords and vehement denial by seemingly rational, well-educated people is all part of the conspiracy!

Back to work. . .


  1. expat1:06 AM

    Well, conspiracy theories are one thing, but on the other hand -- in the immortal words of Bob Dylan:
    "You don't need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."

  2. Flambeaux10:06 AM

    Oh I do think this is the End of the World As We Know It...but I don't think we've reached the Second Coming.

    I think we're witnessing the death throes of the world created in the cleaving of Christendom and the exhaustion of Modernity.

    Even if the post-Christian West limps on for another generation or two, the nails are already in that coffin.

  3. Flam,

    I agree... and the Obamanation is the undertaker...with a big grin on his face.

  4. Flambeaux11:16 AM

    So who's The Rock?

  5. When you wrote "anti-Church", which linked to the fauxrdination, maybe you should have written "auntie Church".