One of the most beneficial attributes of the internet, at least in the West, is that anyone can publish anything. One of the most detrimental attributes, is that anyone can publish anything.
The internet has become man’s greatest tool for investigating corruption and exposing lies. However, it has also become the power elite’s greatest tool for surveilling the public and spreading disinformation.
Mark Twain once wrote, “It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled.”
This seems to be the case when we take a critical look at the so-called Truth Movement, otherwise known as the Disclosure Movement or Conspiracy Community.
There seems to be a big question on everyone’s minds, one that is discussed privately between friends, but no one wants to be the one to discuss it publicly for fear of being called a “shill.”
How much conspiracy conjecture is reasonable? When does it border on paranoia?
When studying provocative videos like Lloyd Pye’s infamous “Everything You Know is Wrong,” although it is a truly amazing presentation, we mustn’t take the title too literally.
It is important to state right from the start that one can still question things with an open mind without arriving at a definite conclusion. I’m a strong advocate for questioning the mainstream narrative. However, one must also consider the cunning use of disinformation by the architects of control who keep their fingers on the pulse of society and are often one step ahead of the awakening masses.
Not only do the power elite have a proven track record of using agent provocateurs to co-opt grassroots movements like Ron Paul’s Tea Party, but they have been caught time and again infiltrating groups like Anonymous and Gaia.com, promoting fake resistance groups like Occupy Wall Street and To The Stars Academy, using a sleeper cell gunman to discredit Pizzagate, and paying bloggers to spread deceitful rumors about whistleblowers and journalists. One common tactic everyone is aware of is to pay trolls to downvote videos and stir up controversy in the comments section of popular conspiracy videos with the goal of discrediting or distracting from the information being presented.
There is good reason to be skeptical of the mainstream narrative. We have been lied to about history, science, geopolitics, current events, religion, and so much more. In fact, the amount of conspiracies that have now been confirmed should make even the staunchest critic stand in awe.
This video is not intended to convince anyone of which conspiracies have been confirmed true or false. This video’s purpose is to get rational people to think critically before jumping on bandwagons.
The first instance I can remember cognizing the Truth Movement getting carried away began in the early days of YouTube, perhaps in 2006 or 2007. Based on the work of David Icke, some people began publishing videos trying to expose reptilian shape-shifting politicians, celebrities, and news anchors. Some of these videos have millions upon millions of views and it is reported that 12 million Americans believe in Modern Reptilian Theory, as it is commonly known.
An entire video could be made on this topic alone, so I would like to acknowledge that I am presenting this theory without much context. Nonetheless, the premise of these videos revolves around the belief that reptilian extradimensional beings either take the form of humans or control humans like puppets, and that sometimes they are caught slightly changing form while being filmed.
Proponents of this theory, of course, never take into consideration the obvious explanation that compression and film rate discrepancies can create large artifacts in video files. One can still believe in the existence of reptilian extraterrestrials, as I do, and still recognize that this particular aspect of shape-shifting people is certainly grasping at straws and is in fact not evidence at all.
Another example of fringe conspiracies getting out of control are the videos attempting to prove that Michelle Obama… wait for it… has a penis. Yes, you heard me right. Slowed videos of Michelle Obama walking or dancing seem to reveal a ‘rather large’ secret. This particular theory gained traction when Joan Rivers was ostensibly killed for confirming this to paparazzi.
As a journalist who takes investigation very seriously, this sort of witch hunt guerrilla-style reporting is frustrating. It was certainly unfair when the SJW mobs harassed Brett Kavanagh without any evidence other than a lone accuser, and it is unfair for Michelle Obama as well. And trust me, I’m not coming to the defense of Michelle Obama because I like her. I don’t; I think she’s evil. However, there are principles and methodologies that we need to adhere to if we want more important revelations to be taken seriously. Remember, the architects of control promulgate fake conspiracies to discredit the real ones.
Flat Earth Theory is perhaps the epitome of tantalizingly grand conspiracies that has mislead millions. Without going into a lengthy scientific rebuttal, I would like to examine why many people, even intelligent people, have taken the bait.
Conspiracy research grants you access into a small minority of critical thinkers who challenge the mainstream narrative. It can become seductive and hypnotic. Pulling on one thread begins to unravel the entire tapestry, and coming into the possession of rare knowledge can become addictive. Often, the goal of the truth seeker is to discover the grandest of conspiracies. There is nothing wrong with seeking the ultimate truth, but one must practice caution to avoid the traps set by those who wish to ensnare the gullible and the naive.
As one of the few philosophy-oriented conspiracy channels, I feel a responsibility to be the voice of reason when many bright and honorable people are being led astray. In the New Age community, many people will chalk literally everything up to synchronicity or the Mandela Effect. Rather than sticking with Occam’s Razor when they are wrong about something, they conclude that time and space have been distorted by ripples from the divergence and convergence of parallel timelines, rather than admitting that their memory is incorrect. Perhaps the Mandela Effect is real, but are there not times when people, even groups of people, are just plain wrong?
It’s becoming challenging to see the division within a formerly strong and unified community. I can’t even make a video without being accused of using Illuminati hand gestures or decorating my set with evil occult symbols. It should be stated that the Cabal has a history of associating positive symbols with their evil agendas. And it’s not just happening to me. I know a lot of other really incredible channels that have been accused of being controlled opposition. Perhaps the people making these accusations are themselves paid trolls, perhaps they are the overly paranoid people this video is directed at.
Where’s Waldo? is a children’s book series, created and illustrated by Martin Handford, that challenges readers to find “Waldo” who is hidden in busy crowds of people and surrounded by pandemonium. Although Waldo is distinct in appearance, the uninitiated struggle to see him. He wears a red and white striped shirt, a matching hat, and glasses. He is hidden in plain sight, but the difficulty of finding him is increased by the placement of “red herrings” or “decoys” that fool the eye.
Waldo has become idiomatic in Western culture, representative of elusive answers. Waldo is that which is found only by those who seek. The decoys of disinformation sabotage our pursuit for truth only if we waver in awareness. To the perspicacious man, discernment is a sharp sword.
Conspiracies are often hidden in plain sight with very obvious giveaways. Mankind is often overwhelmed by the noise of the world – his senses dulled to details, his intuition confused with conditioning, his quest challenged by clutter, and his solutions suppressed. The path of the philosopher is not only to recognize hidden truths, but to possess the courage to destroy sacred cows by denouncing falsehood when is sold under the guise of truth.