This Week in Conspiracy (6 June 2011)

What ho! I decided against going to the Renaissance festival this weekend so I could bring to you the next installment of TWIC and so as to avoid going to a Renaissance festival. Huzzah!

"Oh, yeah, this guy has Renaissance festival written all over him."

Only cool kids laughed at that joke. On with the conspiracies!

No Conspiracy Theory of the Week this week, kiddos. Maybe if you’re good we’ll have one next week.

RJB

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3 Responses to This Week in Conspiracy (6 June 2011)

  1. Ken says:

    The photo actually has the caption “E.coli bubonic plague.” That’s like having a “man-gerbil,” for crying out loud.

    But remember, as long ago as the 1920s Dr. Fu Manchu developed a hybrid of sleeping sickness and plague, and cross-bred tsetse flies and fleas to act as carriers. If we can’t trust nearly-one-hundred-year-old English “yellow peril” pulps, what can we trust?

    (Sax Rohmer, The Bride of Fu Manchu)

  2. Bob says:

    Ah, your knowledge of what was nerdy even a century ago provides insight and concern! 🙂

    RJB

  3. Ken says:

    Truly there is nothing new under the sun, although I doubt that group was directly inspired by Rohmer. On the other hand, when it came to the Yellow Peril the pulps and the politicians had a kind of feedback cycle, each taking the worst excesses of the other and going one step further – to their mutual profit. (Once again, nothing new under the sun…)

    Along similar lines, Jason Colavito in The Cult of Alien Gods makes a strong case that the modern UFO and occult history movements both come directly from HP Lovecraft, and thus indirectly from his sources in Blavatsky, Churchward, and Donnelly.

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