Birtherverse meets the New World Order
The “Birtherverse” is a concept I sometimes use to talk about what the world would be like if the birthers were right. The Birtherverse has a very different set of laws that govern it and what I would call critical thinking is turned on its head. One of my articles on this theme: The Bizarro Wikipedia.
Long before there was a Birtherverse, there was another long-running alternate view of reality, where every major event in the world is manipulated by powerful international plotters, often thought to be Jewish bankers (or maybe reptoid aliens)1. Nowadays this alternative power center is called the New World Order.
The only new thing here is the prominence of the topic in my own thinking. It was inevitable that a conspiracy theory about the powers behind the governments of the world would include one of the most powerful persons in the world, the President of the United States. Certainly the Bushes and the Clintons have been prominent parts of conspiracy theories and it’s not credible that Barack Obama would get left out.
Classic conspiracy theories rely more on making spurious connections between unconnected events rather than factoids2. However, the two have come together. One early example was Orly Taitz, birther attorney and activist who held the view that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was preparing concentration camps to hold the birthers – something right out of the New World Order, UN World Government, black helicopter genre. More recently we see Chris Strunk blending Vatican New World Order theories into his lawsuit about determining presidential eligibility.
I started this blog because I saw many people believing demonstrably false nonsense – things like “a certification is not a certificate.” I care about misinformation parading as truth and I feel motivated to debunk it. However, there are other conspiracy theories that I find so totally incredible (Nazi UFO space aliens from the South Pole) that I am not motivated to debunk them. I am however a little interested in them and this is after a blog where I write about what interests me.
1There is actually a hybrid between the alien overlord theory and the International Jewish Conspiracy. Some Christian Identity preachers say that there are two races in the world, one descended from Adam and one descended from the Serpent in Garden of Eden. These latter are snake-like reptoids casually indistinguishable from humans, and are associated with some modern Jews.
2A factoid is something that appears to be a fact, but isn’t.