Monday, 6 August 2012
'My Inner Conspiracy Theorist'
The other day a Facebook 'friend', who I do not know personally, posted a propagandistic picture about the 'Zionist bankers', the Rothschilds, a favourite of conspiracy theorists everywhere. I commented to the effect that this was the same old anti-semitic rubbish Hitler used to go on with and then unfriended said individual. Life is simply too short. But I could still see this person's Facebook posts. One Facebook friend of this person commented that "Hitler was a Rothschild" and that the 'Holocaust' [the inverted commas are hers] was set up to "get them [the Jews] back to Israel". My by now former Facebook friend commented that she agreed absolutely.
This person is a big supporter of rights for the Palestinians and no doubt considers herself to be on the Left. She's nothing of the sort of course; no Marxist or Liberal or Anarchist (if these words are to have any meaning at all) would ever put inverted commas around the Holocaust. She is rather a believer in wild conspiracy myths, some of which have their roots on the Left but many of which clearly have their roots on the extreme Right.
A favourite of conspiracy heads everywhere is the 'issue' - the inverted commas in this case are mine - of fluoride in your tap water.
Last year I published a poem titled My Inner Conspiracy Theorist in The Galway Advertiser and also on the Upstart.ie blog. Here it is http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/39610/my-inner-conspiracy-theorist It will also feature in my next collection of poems The Ghost In The Lobby, which will be published in September 2013 by Salmon Poetry.
I dedicate it to everyone who believes that the Rothschilds are putting fluoride in the tap water in an effort to drug us into dumbly accepting the 'New World Order'.