I took some heat for not labeling a recent fictional article as such, so let me start this out by saying that as far as I know, the things stated in this article are believed by the people who state them.
Some of you may have been around when I wrote the straight-up satirical article: Barack Obama was Genetically Altered Super-Child, about Barack Obama being some kind of a genetic concoction involving some cells from George Soros.
As part of my study program on conspiracy theories, I’ve been reading about the Illuminati, a 18th century secret society that persists in conspiracy theories even if not as an actual organization. (Indeed, one of the birthers said that one time some thought that yours truly was “an Illuminati stooge.”) The story is that powerful “international financiers” (code words for “Jewish bankers”) have been manipulating the world under a variety of labels: Illuminati, Freemasons, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, Skull and Bones, Bohemian Grove, Templars, Bilderbergers and New World Order to name a few. They supposedly cause the wars and the panics in their lust for power, and will soon take over everything through UN troops stationed in secret bases all over America, carried around by black helicopters on the heels of a fake UFO invasion which will cower everyone into submission. Yes, people believe this stuff.
The two themes have come together in an article this past weekend by Clifford Shack titled From those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Hitler & Stalin. “Those folks” refer to the Illuminati and the chief conspirators, the Rothschild family.
Did The Rothschilds Breed the Parents of Barack Obama, Jr.?
That’s the leading question of the story. Classical conspiracy theories can get long and convoluted and impossible to summarize briefly; however, one of the ideas in the story is that Barack Obama is really the descendent of US President Theodore Roosevelt who sired President Obama’s grandmother on a visit to British East Africa.
Habiba Akumu Obama, also known as Akumu Nyanjoga (c.1918-2006).Barack Obama’s paternal grandmother. Obama wrote that she was miserable in her marriage and abandoned her husband and children and subsequently married again and moved to present-day Tanzania. Luos tribe people are given names related to the circumstances of their birth and Akumu means “mysterious birth”. She took the name Habiba upon her conversion to Islam. …
The article traces Obama’s lineage including:
I believe that Stanley Ann Dunham and Barack Obama, Sr. were chosen by the U.S. and British Intelligence to parent a future black president.
And so on. This is a much more canonical conspiracy theory that the typical birther stuff, and there are the obvious racist implications when you read the actual article. There are a wealth of related web links to these right-wing Illuminati theories, but I really don’t want the site pointing to that kind of stuff.