And with those words were launched about 1000 crazy ass conspiracy theories. There have been dozens of secret societies through history that have been theorized to secretly control the world, the illuminati, the skull and bones, the !? Society. But by far the most intriguing today is the New World Order conspiracy.
I must admit I find something rather comforting about the idea that a secret organization is in control of all world events. There’s something rather comforting in the prospect that in all of the chaos out there in the world there is actually, secretly, order. Even if it’s a new world order that’s at least order and I can see the appeal.
What I’ve never understood is the need for needless complexity on top of that. Why is nobody ever satisfied just with the notion that the rich elites secretly control everything behind the scenes and orchestrate everything with perfect, watch-like precision. It can’t just be that though it has to be some Byzantine combination plot between rich industrialists and the federal reserve (Can somebody explain to me why the federal reserve in particular gets so much crazy? It can’t just be the combination of the money and the government, you don’t see people talking about how the IRS is going to take over the world.) and the illuminati in combination with Osama Bin Laden or something. Or they’re all in it together and they’re Lizardmen.
Oh christ the Lizardmen. Actually I guess properly they’re called Reptilians but you know what I’m not going to dignify such an insane freaking idea with such a boring name, they’re lizardmen. People actually believe the world is controlled by lizardmen that come either from the center of the earth and have advanced technology that lets them visit space or that come from space and have advanced technology that lets them live in the center of the earth nobody seems to be able to nail that down.
Want to know the absolute best part about the reptilian conspiracy theory? It’s one of the few conspiracy theories whose starting date sets it up pretty definitively as the result of a pop-cultural phenomenon. The lizardmen conspiracy started showing up just after the original V series gained popularity. Know what the evil aliens plotting to take over the Earth on V looked like?
Shocking twist they looked exactly like the dudes in the lizardmen conspiracy. This is basically like if a bunch of nerds got together and thought that the Klingons were going to take over the Earth except nobody actually watched their stupid show so the conspiracy community bought it. On that note I have some really interesting conspiracy theories I’d like to kick around based on the failed Joss Whedon series Firefly. I feel like we could get some real traction with that audience size.