The UK Telegraph has posted an article listing the 30 Greatest Conspiracy Theories, I gather, in order of their popularity or ranking. Part 1 is here and Part 2 here. We will publish the list but for the detailed explanations that go with them you will need to visit the original Telegraph websites.
While most of these are civil, non Masonic, matters #5 is about the Illuminati which reminds us all that Freemasons are still considered by many in society as some sort of cult, perhaps a dangerous one at that. Every time I hear that Masons are going to take over the world, that they are part of a “New World Order”, I am reminded about how many people “out there” are conspiracy “nuts.”
Then there are those that say Freemasonry is a satanic cult, that it offers sacrifices of goats at its altars after which sexual orgies take place.
If you think that this is all some dreamed up fantasy that is mainly circulated by minds that are three french fries short of a Happy Meal, you might change your mind when you read through the entire list. Actually much of this “stuff” is quite mainstream (not to be confused with Mainstream Masonry).
For some educated and logical counter argument The Beehive would point you to our own Greg Stewart’s podcast of “Peering Behind The Veil.”
- September 11, 2001
- The assassination of John F. Kennedy
- A flying saucer crashed at Roswell in 1947
- NASA faked the moon landings
- The Illuminati and the New World Order
- The Jesus Conspiracy
- Diana, Princess of Wales, was murdered
- Elvis Presley faked his own death
- Operation Northwoods
- North American Union
- Shakespeare was somebody else
- The disappearance of Shergar
- Paul is dead
- The july7, 2005 Tube bombings
- The Moscow apartment bombings
- Black or unmarked helicopters
- Harold Wilson was a Soviet agent
- The Protocols of the elders of Zion
- The Peak oil conspiracy
- Pearl Harbor was allowed to happen
- The Philadelphia Experiment
- Pan Am Flight 103
- The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami
- Plastic coffins and Concentration Camps
- The Aids virus was created in a laboratory
- Global Warming is a hoax
One that should be on the list that didn’t make it is the Morgan Affair, perhaps because of a British tilt to this story. For a good read on this story try Stephen Dafoe’s “Morgan: The Scandal That Shook Freemasonry.” I call this one a reverse conspiracy because based on Dafoe’s research it seems that what is often thought of as being the conspiracy seems to be quite true and what is actually the cover up is the conspiracy.
The Beehive welcomes in the comments section other American conspiracies that didn’t make this list. Perhaps there are some Canadian and Australian conspiracies worth noting. As usual our erudite readers will clue us in.