Reblogged from http://www.thepeoplesvoice.tv
Here, for your delectation, is my presentation from the British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion study group – SOCREL – conference, 2012, entitled Universalising the Other: Reptilians, the New Age and Globalisation. It was part of a panel on “Religious Conspiracies” which I organised. Here’s the abstract:
This paper examines belief systems which emerged during the 1990s and broadened their appeal over the last decade, blending popular conspiracy theories with New Age narratives. Typically, they propose that an occluded elite work to controll and oppress humanity, physically aand spiritually, but that when enough individuals become cognisant of their oppression, the transformation and emancipation of humanity will occur. Using David Icke’s notorious Reptilian thesis as an example, I argue that these metaphysical conspiracist narratives present a conception of the Other which locates the origin of social inequity in non-human agencies, rather than ethnic or ideological differences. Thus, Icke creates a popular theodicy which accounts for the problem of evil within a globalised and pantheistic worldview. i argue that Icke’s thesis – and metaphysical conspiracism more broadly – is an attempt to explain away the failure of the New Age and the Enlightenment project more broadly to create a world of peace and plenty in the 20th Century.
As you listen to the audio (player below), you can follow the powerpoint slides on the embedded player underneath. I hope you enjoy.
I think I may have burnt myself out. Normal service will resume in due course. In the meantime, enjoy this, broadcast in 2005 on UK Channel 5:
You may also be interested in the follow-up interview between Wogan and Icke in 2006, where Wogan is somewhat apologetic, which is great for me because I really like Wogan and I always thought that he was quite astonishingly rude back in 1991. Seems that 2005/6 was the high-point of mainstream rehabilitation of Icke – be interesting to see where it goes after this October’s Wembley event:
Sorry for the lack of updates of late – I am astonishingly busy in the meat-world, but I’ll have some new writing for you all soon.
In the meantime, here’s another David Icke rarity – his 2002 video presenting the account of Arizona Wilder, a Californian woman who claims to have been the victim of psychological torture by the reptilian elites. She claims to have had a split personality induced through trauma, and that the other personality was a sex-toy for politicians including George Bush. Grab a drink, and strap yourself in – it’s going to be a bumpy ride…