Rabbitholed #53: The Conspiracy Theory Predicting CGI Aliens and Christ Coming to Earth
Also—did you know that Lin Wood is now saying that the planes on 9/11 were actually holograms? Because, wow.
“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool,” wrote William Shakespeare, and I’m sticking to that in perpetuity.
Why do I consider some conspiracy theories at all—instead of immediately disregarding them? Because a lot of conspiracy theories turn out to be actual criminal conspiracies, and a fair dose of cynicism is warranted based on the past several years and the poor decisions that have resulted from mob and authoritarian crushing of dissent and discussion entirely. Like lockdowns? Bad fucking idea!
Besides, who could have stayed alive during pandemic, witnessed the mountains of empirical evidence—micro and macro—and the documented lies coming out of official narratives and not have come to the most basic conclusion that it is critical for critical thinking to remain extremely skeptical of:
and the disinfo.
Which places the majority of consumers of news in an unfortunate place where you are left with a little bit of a conundrum in sorting out what is real and what is fake.
So I’ll do this piece with the same wink-and-the-smile I saw Barstool Sports tackle the conspiracy theory I’m going to unravel. Which is: “Watch this when you’re stoned.” I’m sober. But that invocation really does work as an amazing get-out-of-all-responsibility caveat, so for sure: Read this when you’re really high, man.