Conspiracy theories always begin and are then subsequently developed surrounding unknowns. The unknowns or unknowable facts about things, events or situations in the past, present, or future are open to speculation, prophecy, purposeful misinformation, and sometimes serious investigation and research. Often, conspiracy theories require some group of people with political, governmental, financial, technological, or religious power or position conspiring to have an effect on the future of society that will benefit the group at the expense of others not associated with their group by causing an event to take place or covering up an event that has taken place. Sometimes, an intriguing conspiracy theory can develop around a purposeful hoax.
The godfather of unknowable facts and another interesting social phenomenon is the apocalyptic vision. These end-of-the-world conspiracy theories are typically rooted in religious documents and promulgated by believers of the particular prophecy of doom. Most notably and cyclically believed at various times throughout history is the apocalyptic vision of the Book of Revelations in the Christian Bible, but it is not the only apocalyptic conspiracy theory. Other end-of-the-world scenarios have emerged from archaelogical discoveries of the demise of various ancient civilizations, environmental and global modelling, and even the onlsaught of unknowns due to our hyper-advancing technological age.
As we explore various conspiracy theories, apocalyptic visions and hoaxes, we will find some of them to be very small and specific but others will be large and encompassing. The majority of conspiracy theories are controversial in some way. While their controversial nature may be very offensive to some people -- especially when ethnicity or religious belief is involved -- that is also the very thing that makes them interesting. Together, we may be able to further categorize and describe these conspiracy theories, while at the same time, end up being no closer to explaining them further or solving any of the mystery surrounding them.
It is my intention to explore these conspiracy theories interactively. I encourage you to utilize the comment function to add to the discussion of various entries. Hopefully, you can add to the research and help give an upgraded version to a particular conspiracy theory entry here on Thunderstorms. In addition, you can also write up your own research on your favorite conspiracy theory and submit it. As we add entries, we will also be organizing and expanding the resource list.
In conclusion, Conspiracy Theory in the Imajica will begin with my own entries on various items that may simply interest me, but it will become more entertaining and interesting as you participate with your own comments and conspiracy theory suggestions and submissions. Remember that this is supposed to fun, but don't ever forget that they are really out there and they're going to get you.
If you have not done so already, please read the Intro section.
Conspiracy Theory in the Imajica is brand new. I will be organizing the Contents section as we explore various conspiracy theories, apocalyptic visions and hoaxes. You will be able to click on items in the contents list to go to that entry.
Meanwhile, here are some possible topics for discussion or your own submissions that may cause you to look over your shoulder, draw your drapes, or adjust your tinfoil hat.
Possible conspiracy theories surrounding events:
Conspiracy Theory: Hack the Vote 2004?
September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S.
Death of Princess Diana
President John F. Kennedy assassination
Roswell, New Mexico UFO crash
Possible conspiracy theories regarding technology:
Digital recording technology
RFID - Radio Frequency Indentification
HAARP facility in Alaska
Apocalyptic visions and religious end-of-the-world theories: Conspiracy Theory: Who is your Anti-Christ?
The Book of Revelations
Irish Saint Last Catholic Pope
Conspiracy theory groups and organizations:
New World Order
American Civil Liberties Union
Anti Defamation League
Ku Klux Klan
Governmental Alphabet Soup:
Industry and Corporate Players:
This is where you can write up your own conspiracy theory and have it published.
If you have not already done so, please read the Intro section to get an idea of what Conspiracy Theory in the Imajica is all about. Also read the Contents section to make sure your conspiracy theory has not been previously been published by someone else.
Even if someone has published an entry on a conspiracy theory that interests you, you can still submit a write up and it will be published -- if it adds to the discussion in some substantial way. If you simply have some small point to make, just use the comment function.
The main reason I've set up a method for your conspiracy theory submissions is to allow you to more easily write something substantial about the given topic and utilize HTML for links to reference material on the web, such as other pages or images.
Here are the guidelines, format and some helpful hints for your submission:
Read the Intro and Contents sections before submitting anything.
Know the difference between a submission and a suggestion. A submission is a fully coherent example of your own writing. Think of it as you writing a magazine article. On the other hand, your suggestion for a conspiracy theory should be entered in the comments section.
Your submission can be any length, but magazine article length is preferred.
Your submission is an email message. Submit straight-ascii (unformatted) text.
If you are not experienced in HTML, include footnoted hyperlinks to web sites or images in your text. Here is an example:
In a White House press release(*1), George Bush said, "blah blah blah" but a recent Defense Department report(*2) contradicts Bush's assertion. This picture(*3) proves it.
If you wish to include images, you must host them yourself. Photobucket is free, use it.
Use a spell checker on your submission. I won't publish it if I can't read it.
In your submission email message, indicate the name you want published with the submission. It can be your real name or a pseudonym. Include a valid email contact address for the "Submitted by" if it you want it to be different than the one you use to submit the conspiracy theory. There are a thousand free webmail hosts, use one.
Your conspiracy theory can be about anything or anyone. The reason for an email contact is to give you credit or blame for your own words.
I reserve the right to edit your submission to format it for publication using the blogdrive software and to actually publish your submission at my convenience. Further, I reserve the right not to publish anything you submit and to completely ignore you. That's just the way it is.
However, it is more likely that I will publish whatever paranoid delusions and neurotic ramblings you submit. Do some digging, investigate, and adjust your tinfoil hat.
If you have finishing reading everything you need to read and still think you have the skillz to submit a conspiracy theory for publication, send it to:
Below are twenty of the most recent entries I've published here on Thunderstorms in the Imajica. This is my freedom of expression green zone. Even though some entries may read like the transcript of some court-ordered psychiatric therapy session of a complete lunatic, your own comments are also generally allowed. Please remember: I hate everybody and every thing; I hate everything about everybody; this includes you. Click the blog entry title to comment on that entry.
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