The Reptilians: A Conspiracy In Plain Sight
Before I begin, I have to make mention of the fact that I am about to espouse a conspiracy theory. I bring this up because almost every time on the internet that a conspiracy theory appears, there is no such disclaimer. There is a negative connotation to conspiracy theories that makes them less-than-credible. But conspiracies have happened, which is really why they are so popular. The first one is evidence of every other. So, warning, there is a conspiracy theory tied into this post. I will do my best to do quick google searches and pull validating quotes out of both primary source materials and biased websites to validate my preconceptions. I will not be photoshopping any images, or posting any 45 minute YouTube videos which I insist you watch before reading.
Now, on to the reptiles!
This conspiracy involves a grab for money and power, but it is also, I postulate, intended to help spread an ideology for the purposes of democratically-electing representatives of this ideology, thus propelling the power grab. I do not believe that either national political party of merit is a perfect fit for this philosophy, as I would call it both nominally libertarian and nominally environmentalist. I am at times both a libertarian, and an environmentalist, but I am not a part of this conspiracy.
The conspiracy is health woo. “Woo” is a term I’m only beginning to get used to using, but the general idea is that “woo” isn’t just a false claim. The term isn’t just describing falsehoods, but the intention that originates them. Woo is a lie from a source that is either insincere or not intelligent enough to be making the claim authoritatively. The majority of people who push woo are in the latter category, doing so innocently. This does not absolve them of guilt for spreading woo, as the consequences in terms of human suffering are real and sometimes deadly, but we don’t need to focus on the “useful idiots” of this plot.
There are others who must know, and are simply being insincere. This is a statement of my optimism in the intelligence of human kind, that the scientists who push woo are just practicing traditional capitalist consumer deception. I do not believe there are any secretive controlling influences in this conspiracy. They are all out in the open. They just aren’t immediately obvious. The core of this conspiracy is a group of conservative / libertarian doctors aligned with the “Health Freedom Movement,” and pundits and news outlets that push their findings as fact, evidence be damned. It is legal to lie on the news, so there is no system of accountability and no arbiter of who is being sincere and who is working consciously against public health.
The Health Freedom Movement works against socialized healthcare. Against vaccinations. Against fluoridation. It works against FDA regulations and wants a special standard of scrutiny for its own claims, a lower standard than that to which scientists hold peer-reviewed, evidence-based medicine. It promotes itself in sophisticated ways, and is gaining considerable traction in the radical communities of our cities and towns. It undermines the ability of legislators to make rational, science-based decisions. And it is gaining prominence. Our collectively-undermined faith in government and institutions in many ways perpetuates the erosion of those institutions and thus drives a continued loss of confidence.
American faith in government is in a period of rapid, and quickening decline. Class struggle is on the rise as millennials, unemployed and hyper-connected, spend a majority of their time on the internet, reinforcing each others’ frustrations with our largest institutions. I believe the erosion of public trust in medical and scientific institutions is, as much as is possible, entirely intentional. It helps certain people to become wealthy, and it fits in with a long-standing pattern of deceptive business practices from unscrupulous capitalists eager to make their snake oil legal.