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Stereotyping Conspiracy Theorists

Reader comment on item: [Michael Barkun on] Old Conspiracies, New Beliefs

Submitted by Guy w. Kleinert (United States), Jan 18, 2004 at 07:09

Like many websurfers, I've read & seen some of the conspiracy theories your article refers to - ie; UFOs, underground aliens, the Illuminati, Freemasons, etc. As with everything I read, I take with a grain of salt & a healthy scepticism. But to take all these theories & group them into a single category is a form of stereotyping.

Much of our technology today was once science fiction, and was considered just as ridiculous as todays theories. The one example I'd like to give relates to the "New World Order" conspiracy theory, and this is a fact as cold & hard as the granite it's carved in. The dedication capstone at the Denver International Airport (laid by the "Most Worshipful Freemasons) clearly reads "New World Airport Commision" below the dedication date of March 19, 1994. There is also some controversy about the art (murals) displayed at this airport. In addition, for those who wish to investigate further, a man by the name of Philip Scneider (who died a mysterious death) claimed to have seen a vast underground complex & aliens at DIA. Just type "The Philip Scneider Story" into your search engine & you'll find some interesting reading be it fact or fiction. Controversial as well is the fact that DIAs runways, when viewed from the air, form a swastika. This is a bit more difficult to find on the web as many sites are suspiciously 'no longer available'. Keep in mind, there are still people today who believe that Hitlers "conspiracy" to murder millions of Jews was fictional.
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