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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Chickerty Chick La La

And just to add to Mr. Zelinsky's quote from Jack Chick early in the thread, the section immediately following shows how difficult it is to refute conspiracy theories by demonstrating internal incoherence:

"To us, the conspiratorial theory makes far more sense than the accidental theory. The conspiracy claims Rivera has made are by no means extreme and paranoid. Indeed, many respected and thorough researchers have, after many years of painstaking research, come to the conclusion that there is a conspiracy at work which desires to control the world by controlling the banks, commerce and the media.

I give you here the titles of eleven books in which the authors... make their conspiracy beliefs known.

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While we do not agree with all that these men have written, nevertheless, the one common fact on which they all seem to agree is that there is a conspiracy at work in the world. These conspirators, they conclude, are attempting to manipulate and rule the world through their control of the banks, commerce and media. So, in that respect, they agree with Rivera's claims.

The one area where Rivera differs from them is the powers behind the scenes. The other authors basically blame the Illuminati, the International Bankers or the Zionists. ....
Rivera, on the other hand, takes a more Biblical stance and blames Mystery Babylon, the city on seven hills (i.e., Romanism) as understood by the great Protestant Reformers.

Surely then, Rivera is not alone in his view, but rather is just one among an almost endless line of respected authors, including modern writers, who are saying much the same thing."


You say the world is controlled by the Elders of Zion, I say by the Catholics - potayto, potahto. Let's not get nitpicky.

1 comment:

Adelaide Dupont said...

Three words about conspiracy theories:

Gates of Vienna.

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