Lizards and us… June 19, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
I’m astounded at how this has tenaciously remained in an admittedly fairly obscure part of the public imagination. The Guardian reports that:
When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted a livestreamed Q&A earlier this week, he was probably expecting questions about emergent tech and online entrepreneurism rather than someone asking whether he was, in fact, a shape-shifting alien reptile.
“Mark, are the allegations true that you’re secretly a lizard?” Zuckerberg read aloud, before replying in the negative and declaring the question “very silly”. Well, he would say that, wouldn’t he?
For the lizards/alien/shapeshifting rulers of the world stuff, which has at various times included such luminaries as ‘George W Bush and Donald Rumsfeld to Simon Cowell and Kris Kristofferson (!)’, remains extant. But as the Guardian asks, where did it come from?
Step forward….David Icke. I well remember successive interviews he gave as he moved further and further into conspiracy across the years winding up with ‘The Biggest Secret’, his book from 1999.
On Planet Icke, these shadowy puppet-masters, usually known as the Illuminati, emerged as none other than shape-shifting reptoid aliens from another dimension with a taste for human flesh, preferably of the infant variety.
Though, as the Guardian also notes, perhaps this was… ‘copped from a viewing of 1980s TV show V’. Poor old V, it was no great shakes, but it didn’t deserve that. By the way, was the reboot any good?
I’ve often thought that if I wanted to make money, real money, I’d start a religion. This seems in a way to be an equivalent. But isn’t it an oddly contemporary one? Here’s fear of elites, and also a sort of passivity too in the face of them, a depoliticised passivity at that, dressed up in the garb of aliens and UFOs and yet also cloaked in magical, almost fairy-tale, properties. It’s perfect for people who would never actually do anything much about actual class elites. Perfect for the times we’re in.