I’m not big into conspiracy theories. They can be fun, but conspiracies have a fatal flaw…they approach their theory from only one side, ignoring any evidence that contradicts their premise. Only one side of any argument will certainly be convincing.
I have a friend who believed 9/11 was fabricated by the U.S. government from watching a conspiracy documentary about it. One night I watched it with him and pointed out the flaws in the documentary’s arguments. My friend was not well informed about the topic and thus was easily swayed.
So with skepticism I recently chatted with someone who gave me perhaps the wildest conspiracy theory of all time…the Human Extinction Conspiracy…or HEC. I politely listened. I really couldn’t believe what he was saying at first. I thought he was crazy, but strangely he began to make sense in a demented way. Lets go for the ride. Let Tim talk.
“HEC” Tim said, “Is the Human Extinction Conspiracy.”
I rolled my eyes. Any individual would have to be suicidal to wish global human extinction. But a global conspiracy of the like-minded who control the planet? OMG…oh please.
I told Tim I’m aware of the New World Order conspiracy theories suggesting the New World Order wants to reduce the planet’s population. Decreasing the world’s population would supposedly promote humanity’s long-term survival. Why didn’t it happen already?
Tim replied, “Nuclear war, artificially created pandemics? The New World Order does NOT want to decrease the world’s population…but to INCREASE it. That is why those events did not happen, and the only reason.”
Tim looked at me and shook his head and said I didn’t get it. He said, “Nuclear war or a pandemic would not cause complete human extinction. There would always be survivors. The New World Order stopped halfway measures. The Cuban Missile Crisis was prevented by the N.W.O. Nuclear war would have been ineffective. AIDS was resolved by the N.W.O. The N.W.O wants only COMPLETE extinction.”
Okkk…I’m thinking woo-woo. My blog is deep in woo-woo, I embrace woo-woo, but this is too much. I asked, “Why would a global conspiracy want to kill the planet?”
Tim said, “Two reasons, money and the bible”.
I replied, “To hurry the Second Coming of Christ?”
Tim said, “That’s only part of the conspiracy, the religious people. Religious folk say we own the world and we can use the world as we see fit. They don’t care about the end because they will be raptured beforehand. The more the world sucks, the closer the rapture anyway. But the religious people are only used as pawns.“
Tim continued, “The N.W.O prevented nuclear war during the cold war to PREVENT partial extinction for now. That would lose money. Their goal is to heat up the world enough to release all the frozen methane hydrates to cover the earth. This is what caused the P-R extinction thing. Nuclear war would have slowed down a P-R event.”
“So the New World Order is intentionally encouraging runaway global warming to destroy the planet?” I asked?
“Yup”, Tim said.
“Money”, Tim replied. “Screw other people’s kids, I’m rich. What the hell do I care about the future? If you could become a wealthy, but after you die the world ends, what would you do? Besides, your kids will be raptured anyway.”
I ask, “Do you really…really imagine anyone would destroy their future to maintain their current prosperity?”
“Duh. That is a stupid question, what you think? People do that all the time. Do the research and prove me wrong.” Tim said.
Tim got me to thinking, so I checked out his theory. Add up the oil economy and it is huge. We couldn’t exist without it. If we were faced with a stark choice…complete economic collapse to prevent human extinction equal to the Permian-Triassic extinction event, would we do it? I really don’t think we would. Give up my lifestyle on the “possibility” the future will end? I wouldn’t. I suppose, unthinkingly, I’m part of the Human Extinction Conspiracy. I will continue to party on like there is no tomorrow and live for today for tomorrow may never arrive.
The P-T event destroyed around 90% of life on earth, including insects. Nothing on earth ever equaled this disaster. The sudden release of methane clathrate was the final blow. Theories suggest volcanic eruptions warmed the environment enough to release this gas, the coup de grace. Even the bugs died off.