Every few years, a lunatic by the name of Paul Hellyer repeats the same old claims that he has been spouting for over a decade now, about alien visitations and that aliens are among us. It’s almost like the mainstream media forgot that they had reported the same story just a year or two earlier, so they pick up Paul’s claims yet again and run with the tired stories – all because he once held an official title in the Canadian government as the former Defense Minister. The most recent story was about Paul’s claim in an interview with Russia Today that there are species of aliens living among us, and that they want to teach us how to live a more “green” life on this planet, but that they’re waiting for our consent, and that a lot of the technology today “we got from them”. Given, some media sources like CNET reported on the Hellyer interview in a tongue-in-cheek manner, but that didn’t stop the whole list of other fringe websites from reporting on the interview as though the claims were new and that Hellyer was actually credible. Outlets like The Raw Story and the National Post reported the story as though it was some kind of new, legitimate, shocking news. Nope, just the same old recycled Ufology mythology from a guy who has been repeating these tired stories year after year at least since 2005.
Browsing conspiracy theories
What is the biggest threat to democracy? Islamism, terrorism, or perhaps dictator regimes? According to researchers from Cambridge University, UK, conspiracy theorists are democracy’s biggest enemy. Out of the tens of thousands of news stories read online during 2013, one that created a huge number of clicks and comments was the BBC’s story titled “Are Conspiracy Theories Destroying Democracy?” The report was based on the findings of a major new Cambridge University project to investigate the impact of conspiracy theories on democracy. Cambridge University’s five-year, interdisciplinary CRASSH project aims to explore what the pervasiveness of conspiracy theories in the 21st century tells us about the trust in democratic societies. From the McCanns spending the year denouncing conspiracy theories concerning the abduction of their daughter, to the Illuminati allegedly issuing a video warning something is to be staged on October 1, just ahead of the American elections, the CRASSH researchers are right about one thing – there is a pervasiveness of conspiracy theories in the 21st century. But are the conspiracies really a threat to democracy?
If you’ve read part I of this series, then you’re going to love what’s in store in Part II. If you haven’t read it yet, then make sure to go back and read all about the first couple of crazy conspiracy theorists we’ve covered already. Of course, if you’re talking crazy conspiracy theorists, it seems fitting to launch into part II of this series with Bill Ryan and Kerry Cassidy. Bill Ryan & Kerry Cassidy Bill Ryan was the focus of the “Serpo Project” prank run by Richard Doty (the MJ-12/JFK guru). Serpo set Bill up in the crank UFO circuit. Purportedly, in 1965, 12 U.S. personnel went off in a spaceship to the planet Serpo, in the Zeta Reticuli system. This was part of an exchange set up by President Kennedy in 1962 (yawn). Kerry Cassidy met Ryan in 2006, when they formed Project Camelot. They spent four years pumping all manner of garbage like Dick Hoagland, Boris Kipriyanovich, Erin Rothschild, and David Icke before they split the operation in half (and still advocated the same dross). Richard Dolan (unconcerned about any of the duo’s Serpo connections) first appeared in Camelot in 2009, and last appeared in 2013.
Discussing contemporary dissent and adding a UFO perspective takes attention to detail and much care. Hence, to aid my research, I have consciously melded the best of folks like Greg Bishop, Mark Pilkington, Steve Broadbent, Ryan Dube, Martin Cannon, Larry Hancock, Don Ecker, Barry Greenwood, Nick Cook, Bob Hastings, and Phil Coppens. These lads serve as my references and guides, when I wander down this path. One person missing from this collective consciousness is Richard Dolan. This article discusses how Dolan in trying to bridge the gap between ufology and earthbound conspiracy, has used nonsense like the 1987-1992 collection of MJ-12 papers and their fraudulent claims concerning JFK to try to reach the terrestrial conspiracy.
A recent meme in the form of a video is circulating the Internet and creating a loud buzz in the conspiracy world. The video warns of the looming date of October 1, but the year isn’t given, although the video date is 2013. A FEMA Alert that a retired South Dakota State Senator sent is at the heart of the video, but isn’t revealed until near the end. The alert gives the date of October 1 deadlines for various military tasks, training and deliveries to be completed. (1) The Internet scoop is that the Illuminati is staging something on October 1– just before the American elections. But the year 2014 and the elections aren’t mentioned in the video. The only year revealed in the video is the often blurry media headline dates in the year of 2013. The video appears to be a montage of various videos with an ominous background sound. In fact, a portion of The Illuminati’s Perfect Storm is spliced into the video at 6:57. The overall video message is one of doom orchestrated by the Illuminati in its final move to create a New World Order; a plot designed to incite rebellion among the masses. One video clip narrator discusses how Lil Wayne and other recording artists are being used by the Illuminati to encourage Americans to rebel. The narrator explains that the Illuminati believes the greater the chaos, the greater the control they will gain through martial law.
Prior to the tragic events of 9/11, conspiracy on the net was a broad landscape. JFK dominated in the political realm as did other issues. Sure, there was a lot of bogus information out there, but people tended to stay in their given territories. Hence, I soon realized someone serious about hitting the conspiracy big time online would have to recruit top notch researchers, and evaluate their sources. Thus, it would take a lot of time and money to be a viable alternative to the main stream media (MSM). One thing irked me, though. When Oliver Stone’s JFK came out in 1991, numerous charlatans had emerged hawking their crud. A clear example is conspiracy magnate Bill Cooper, who bought into the tacky theory of JFK’s limousine driver shooting Kennedy. (1) However, Bill Cooper had his own territory and supporters. You could either ignore his bunk or join him (most credible people avoided him). Nonetheless, in the wake of 9/11, one could not ignore any of “them”. A group of wealthy and forward thinking John Birch types (a gross generalization – but you get the idea) began creating or investing in conspiracy based networks. Once a select few would bounce around a few stupid ideas that might or might not take hold. In the new era, one terrible idea triggered another, and they stuck. These networks clearly preferred ratings and hits rather than research, hence the alternate media began resembling something every bit as banal as the mainstream it professed to hate. Emerging from this backdrop around 2001 was one Alexander Emerich Jones.
Paranormal researchers and hobbyists may be happy to hear that longtime paranormal radio talk show host Art Bell will be returning to the air waves. However, he is not returning to AM radio. Bell’s new radio program, Art Bell’s Dark Matter, will air from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. on SiriusXM radio. Bell has been in radio for more than three decades. He has tried to retire a few times prior to this last attempt to retire in 2010. However, it seems that the late night radio waves call to him and he will resurrect his paranormal-themed listener call-in show.
Almost 50 years ago, an American tragedy unfolded. The shock waves have been felt for generations. The assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the 22nd of November, 1963, is recognized as the most influential murder of the second half of the 20th Century. Indeed the JFK assassination has become a cultural phenomena, in the way the murder of Arch Duke Ferdinand in the first half never has. Forget UFO’s Earthlings, forget 9/11… The brutal murder of JFK is the well from which serious modern conspiracy thought sprung. Some exceptionally intelligent, articulate and credentialed Americans view the 22nd of November, 1963 as the catalyst for the decline of the United States reputation at home and abroad. These people are not kooks or cranks, and those still alive are definitely not the sorts of easy targets incompetent academics like Michael Barkun and Daniel Pipes want to attack and who figures like Noam Chomsky run from. Here is but a small sample of people whose opinions on the JFK assassination I recommend one take a peek at. –> Gerald McKnight, PhD –> Niall Ferguson, PhD –> Donald Gibson, PhD –> George Michael Evica, PhD –> Mike Parenti, PhD –> John Newman, PhD –> Jefferson Morley –> David Talbot While there is much pointless discussion about JFK’s personal life, the reality is that, while Kennedy was no saint, he was less of a rake than first made out. Indeed, he was in many ways ahead of his time, and the image of Kennedy as a sex crazed “Cold warrior” is a huge myth. (2) As we have discussed verbatim here at Top Secret Writers, false paradigms are present all over any conspiracy debate. As a researcher and writer, it is my duty to try to give you, the reader, the best research and [...]
Are conspiracies a sign of a society that distrusts its government? Or, is it simply the need of human nature to fill in the blanks when something horrific happens that defies acceptance? Whatever the reason, many believe that America has morphed into a conspiracy culture. By nature, humans are curious and on a base level, that trait drives us to explore and seek answers. The search for the truth surrounding events, especially when the answers aren’t readily available, drives some people to formulate theories about what could have happened. Also, a sector of the population are addicted to intrigue and drama. Some are even driven to create it in their lives whenever they can. Motives aside, somehow in the process of asking questions, these theories become set within the American culture.
As events unfolded following the two blasts at the Boston Marathon this year, a very odd and surreal parallel event occurred. There was a reported explosion or fire at the JFK Library. Now, anyone who knows me well knows that even though I run a website that is focused on “conspiracies”, I’m probably more skeptical about drawing connections between events than most people are. However, when such a rare event as the Boston Marathon bombings takes place – for a similar catastrophe to occur in the same exact city, within walking distance of the marathon explosions, is a situation that is very, very unlikely to occur. However, it did occur. Almost exactly after the Marathon blasts, at around 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon, a fire broke out in the HVAC system that houses, according to Boston media reports, offices, a classroom, and “some archival material”. (1) It’s the bit about the “archival material” that made me raise my eyebrows.