Conspiracy theories are part of human nature. The greatest and age-old is religion, that is the belief of an unseen super power controlling everything.
My favourite contemporary conspiracist is David Icke who’s still going strong after four decades. Recently he addressed a huge London crowd protesting the lockdown and outlined (to applause) his conspiratorial “theory” behind the virus.
Icke was out here a few years ago. His theory that New Zealand was going to disappear underwater, from memory in about 2005, (excuse the pun) went down well. I recall writing that it sounded perfectly reasonable and urging everyone to take up long distance swimming lessons.
Icke is most famous for his theory that the world is controlled by a reptilian elite in human form with evil intentions. Reptilians included the Queen, George W. Bush, the Clintons, Kissinger and many others. As I wrote at the time, it all sounded sensible, indeed I named a few prominent Kiwis who were doubtless part of it.
My own conspiracy theory previously out-lined on this blog still has time to be realised.
Early in the year I predicted Trump being well behind in the polls when close to the election and China organising an international incident for Trump to quash with threats and look good. Why? Because in the struggle to become the world’s major power, China has a huge vested interest in Trump gaining a second term, given his destructive effect on America.
I’ve got the polling part right, so much so every analyst is now picking a Biden landslide. But I’ve still got a month to go for the critical China part to eventuate. We shall see.