Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Wednesday Weirdness Roundup (with Video!)
Hey, if Glenn Beck can use idiotic visual aids, why can't I? It's a week of heightened hysteria in the conspiranoia world - the pie is falling!
First up, Chavez and the earthquake machine conspiracy...
I guess this makes Chavez the most prominent international figure to actually take this bit of conspiranoid WTFery seriously. Tesla groupies have always believed that Tesla's "suppressed" ideas (read: unprofitable/worthless inventions) have been employed by THEM to commit atrocities so horrifying the Deros would blush. For instance, Pants Afire Award recipient Benjamin Fulford claims that right after he "called out" David Rockefeller, an Illuminati assassin demonstrated to him the Illuminati's awesome power by predicting that an earthquake would soon occur near Japan's largest nuclear facility. Sure enough, this came to pass in 2007 (hardly surprising - the plant is on a fault line). But Fulford didn't mention any of this before the earthquake occurred, so the Illuminati's awesome power is still very much in question for the rest of us. Now he insists the Illuminati caused the earthquake with suppressed Tesla technology, claiming that a plasma ball was photographed over the reactor site on the day of the quake.
I am patiently waiting for an earthquake machine to turn up on eBay.
The second-weirdest conspiracy theory making the rounds this week is that a "9/11-style" false flag terrorist attack could take place at the Vancouver Olympics. Here's what one YouTube group, The Truther Girls, had to say about it:
It's been a bad week for Satanic panic, too. There was Pat Robertson's contention that Haiti was ravaged by an earthquake only because Haitian slaves made a "pact with the devil" during their slave revolts of the late 18th century. This is apparently Robertson's mangled take on a Vodun ceremony performed in 1791.
Robertson then urged the people of Haiti to "turn back to God", apparently not realizing that at least 80% of Haitians identify themselves as Catholic (or that Vodou is a syncretic religion that blends aspects of Catholicism into Afro-Caribbean beliefs, or that aside from the loa Papa Guede and Baron Samedi, Vodou practitioners don't really have a entity that corresponds to the Christian Satan).
Our last item of weirdness is the alleged "deathbed confession" of an Australian Satanist known as Frater 616 or Petor Narsagonan. This story has been posted at Henry Makow's Save the Males, Texe Marrs' Conspiracy World, and dozens of other beyond-the-fringe websites.
Basically, this is what happened: Late last year, a Christian website in Australia (loveforlife.co.uk) received a 15-page deathbed confession from the executor of the estate of a Satanist who died in 2004, Peter Narsagonan (AKA Frater 616). The document describes Satanism as an ancient practice that has penetrated every level of Australian society, along with all criminal activity (drug running, child abduction, human sacrifice, etc.). In other words, the "confession" is boilerplate Satanic panic literature.
Frater 616 supposedly became a Satanist at university in '71. He attended Black Mass orgies every single night, and came to know practically everything about the worldwide activities of his sect, the Alpha Lodge (he was head of the Alpha Lodge in Sydney at the time of his death).
Frater 616 listed many prominent people who were secretly Satanists, including Groucho Marx, J.P. Morgan, Irving Berlin, Elvis, and Stephen Spielberg. He warned that the lodge is fully in bed with the central bankers, intelligence agencies, several megachurches, and the military-industrial complex. Oh, they're also the ones behind multiculturalism, water fluoridation, and 9/11 (though the Mossad was behind the invasion of Iraq).
When you Google Petor Narsagonan, the executor who leaked his confession (Aloysius Fozdyke), or the Alpha Lodge of Sydney, you find nothing but the above story. However, a search for "Satanism Sydney" brought up an interesting comment on the faqs.org forum. It was a response to a query about Satanic churches operating in Sydney: "Unfortunately there are no Satanic Churches operating in Sydney - at least that I know of." This was posted June 4, 2004 by "A.J.F" - email address email@example.com.
Hmm. Frater 616 supposedly died on March 24, 2004, and according to Fozdyke he was the leader of the Sydney Alpha Lodge. Fozdyke himself was presumably a trusted associate. So why couldn't he have continued the work of the Lodge? The fact that he leaked the incriminating confession to a Christian website would seem to indicate that Fozdyke has been born again and wants to come clean, but as late as July 1st of last year he apparently remained a practicing Satanism.
Whether the Frater 616 confession is a prank or a generic piece of anti-occult propaganda, I'm disappointed that so many people have fallen for it without examining even its most basic details. Disappointed, but not surprised.