A Conspiracy of Doody-Heads

Dumb Luck

I enjoy talking about, reading about, promoting, and debunking conspiracy theories of all sorts.  It reaches a point that any time the topic comes up… Elvis faking his own death, the Roswell crash, lizard-men from the center of the hollow Earth… you know, all that good stuff… my kids roll their eyes and attempt to change the subject before I can get on a roll.  Okay, I get that.  Other people like to see history as a static, unchangeable thing set in stone.  It makes them comfortable to believe the same things others believe about what is ultimately true.  It makes them uncomfortable to think about how what they know might not be grounded in fact, especially if it is not grounded in fact because someone they have always trusted intentionally misrepresented or altered the facts.

I have always laughed about Elvis being sighted eating chili in a Wendy’s somewhere in Michigan.  It is a joke that people are ever swayed by the spurious journalism of National Enquirer and such trashy fluff.  And yet, there are questions out there that haven’t been fully resolved.  People are right to wonder and demand investigation, even into silly things.  There are anomalies that real investigative journalists have uncovered surrounding Elvis’ apparent demise.  For instance, why does the autopsy DNA not match the tissue sample from the liver biopsy performed on Elvis in 1975?  Why does all the evidence put forward by researchers only indicate that his 1977 death was faked, and nothing debunkers uncover actually disproves that?  This controversy has entertainment value, and people will constantly make jokes about it and continue to clamor for more proof.  Myself, as a conspiracy aficionado,  I believe there is good reason to believe he did fake his death, and may still be alive.  However, I also think that if he was driven to such extremes that he had to fake his own death, we should give him the peace he seeks and leave him alone.  Jokes about Elvis’ love children with space aliens are much funnier when you don’t have to worry that Elvis will overhear and be offended.

Senator Tedhkruzh

Alien lizard men from the center of the Earth are another matter.  Have you never heard that the Queen of England, the Clintons, and other important world leaders are actually shape-shifting reptoid aliens intent on taking over planet Earth to feed on its human population?  If you haven’t, it is not because David Icke hasn’t been working hard to promote the idea and introduce it to you.  This former soccer player and broadcaster makes a mint on his conspiracy-theory lectures and programs.  He is very much the same kind of huckster and con man that once sold snake-oil cure-alls across this country.  I have found this particular conspiracy theory easy to debunk.  It does have entertainment value and makes for some very interesting humor.  But it also puts lot of money in the pockets of people who are intentionally misleading others into thinking this absurdist science fiction is somehow based on facts.  And it makes people distrust world leaders for all the wrong reasons.  We should vote Ted Cruz out of office for his despicable policies, not because he is a lizard man from the center of the Earth.

So, why do I associate myself at all with conspiracy theories?  Well, why do some comedians like Stephen Colbert whose politics are obviously liberal associate themselves with conservative politicians and focus so much on that side of the political debate?  It is a source of great humor, and it actually adds meaningfully to the over-all debate.  Conspiracies do exist.  We have been lied to about important things like the death of JFK, the events of 9-11, and possibly, the Roswell crash.  The truth matters to me.  It matters almost as much as the ability to make fun Elvis sightings and lizard people like Texas Senator Ted Cruz (pictured above in his natural form).

4 Comments

Filed under conspiracy theory, humor, Paffooney, telling lies

4 responses to “A Conspiracy of Doody-Heads

  1. Kat Kantor

    Ted does look better in his natural form.

  2. I’m happy to see that you acknowledge the potential veracity of some conspiracy theories which is important. Also I agree that you have to have a laugh at some of the more comedic ones, I make point of this in one of my blogs, how to distinguish between essential and non-essential conspiracies. Like, who cares of Elvis is still alive? Yes it would be a big shock that we’d get over but not as big a shock if 9/11 actually was an “inside job.” For me it is important to separate these if you want to be taken seriously as a researcher or aficionado lol

    • I started being obsessed with conspiracy theories with the Roswell incident, especially after researching the lives and careers of rancher William Brazel, Major Jesse Marcel, and UFO researcher Stanton Friedman. I was fascinated by the disconnect between people’s own words and what the media reported they had said. I found enough evidence of the cover-up to conclude that something other than the official story was really true… even after the Project Mogul revelations. You don’t go to such lengths to cover something up if there isn’t something to cover up. And I was even more disturbed when I found the same patterns in the information about 9/11. I have gotten used to being laughed at and trivialized for my concerns, but if the buildings were demolished rather than taken down by the airplanes, then this is a terrible secret that changes everything I used to believe about government and our society. I can’t absolutely prove what I believe to be true, but I can make a better case than the other side does. I am, however, a humor writer, and as important as these issues are to humanity, it is not the focus of my silly little blog. I continue to pursue these things, but I can’t promise any new evidence or valuable truth will ever come out of my writing… at least not about these things. But I am always glad to make the acquaintance of someone who agrees with me rather than calls me names.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.