The Week in Conspiracies, 18-4-2016

Selfish! If you believe conspiracy theories (of any kind, apparently) you are a narcissist. According to a conservative paper: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3482408/Believe-conspiracy-theories-probably-narcissist-People-doubt-moon-landings-likely-selfish-attention-seeking.html

Shocking! Mark Millar interviews David Icke for The Big Issue: http://www.bigissue.com/features/interviews/6473/mark-millar-interviews-david-icke-the-public-are-waking-up-and-fighting

As he drops me off at the boat and gives me a copy of his new book, I’m left with the impression of a nice guy with an adoring family who left a BBC he despised in the hope of giving people a different information flow. As I open the book on my way to the mainland, I wonder what else in here is going to be mainstream headlines 20 years down the line.

Interesting! Interview with Whitley re: Super Natural https://youtu.be/qAdlV8icOGc

Serious! If academics can’t criticise the state, what use are they? More on the restrictions to the freedom of expression of public scientists: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/17/britains-scientists-must-not-be-gagged

 

The Week in Conspiracy, 28th March 2016

Red Ice Radio completes its journey from the left wing spirituality to right wing racial politics, via conspiracy theories, with an episode interviewing former BNP leader Nick Griffin and Jack Sen, who was thrown out of UKIP for antisemitism. http://rediceradio.net/radio/2016/RIR-160325-nickgriffin-jacksen-hr1.mp3

Richard D. Hall has released the third part of his series of documentaries on the disappearance of Madeline McCann – this one clocking in at four hours – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70oo2-Sj7to

Is Mark Millar working on a comic with David Icke? Probably not, but they’re up to something… http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/03/30/could-david-icke-be-reborn-with-mark-millar-or-is-it-another-conspiracy-theory/

Just for fun: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Conspiracies (Web Exclusive) – https://youtu.be/fNS4lecOaAc

Meanwhile, a couple for the “Some truth to this stuff after all” File:

http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2016/02/22/the-government-has-announced-the-outlawing-of-intellectual-opposition/

LA Times – “In Syria, militias armed by the Pentagon fight those armed by the CIA” – http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-cia-pentagon-isis-20160327-story.html