Conspiracy Theories About America
Ghosts In The Machine
There Are UFOs in New Mexico
Today, Roswell and its almond-eyed aliens have become part of popular American culture. Finding aliens in the New Mexico desert would seem almost anti-climactic considering the number of movies, television shows, and books written about the secret government bunker hidden beneath the sand. But rewind to 1947, the year the CIA was formed and the Cold War began to heat up.
A newspaper in Roswell, New Mexico, reported a "flying saucer" had crashed with aliens inside. The Air Force claimed it was debris from a high-altitude surveillance balloon belonging to a classified program entitled "Mogul." Conspiracy theorists and true believers of alien life on earth dismiss this story as a government cover-up, claiming the federal government is hiding civilization-altering information from the public. If so, they are hiding the information in plain sight. Perhaps the government is able to continue to develop extra-terrestrial technology because of the presence of extra-terrestrials.
Pearl Harbor Could Have Been Prevented
The date which will live in infamy was a tragedy, but unavoidable. After all, no one knew about the Japanese sneak attack, right? Wrong, or so some historians believe. Numerous stories over the years have emerged indicating that President Roosevelt not only knew Japan was planning a military strike on Hawaii, but allowed it to happen to galvanize the lethargic American public into wholeheartedly entering World War II.
There are many primary source documents supporting this claim. One is the declassified McCallum memo, written two years prior to Pearl Harbor, which called for an eight-step-plan to provoke Japan into an overt act of war against the States. Indeed, Japan had already been under trade embargo that diminished its energy supply, possibly one of the reasons behind the attack.
Our Greatest Institutions Promoted Communism
In the early 1950s, the House of Representatives commissioned an investigation to see if tax-exempt foundations were promoting communism. The Reece Committee (as it was called) hired a former banker and businessman, Norman Dodd to lead the investigation. After institutions such as the Rockefeller, Ford, and Carnegie Foundations willingly turned over their meeting minutes to him, Dodd published his startling conclusion that these philanthropic organizations were, in fact, promoting communism by slowly diluting historic American values and replace them with collectivist teachings on an international level.
Dodd's report was universally panned; none of its shaky findings were ever seriously considered. If any of those companies ever promoted communism in the U.S., they certainly weren't very good at it.
America Gives People Cancer
This conspiracy began when Venezuelan president/dictator Hugo Chavez suggested to an assemblage of his troops that the U.S. may have been responsible for his having become stricken with cancer. Fidel Castro, after all, is also suffering from cancer. "It would not be strange if they had developed the technology to induce cancer and nobody knew about it until now," he said, adding half-heartedly: "I don't know. I'm just reflecting,"