People sometimes accuse me of being a conspiracy theorist, but I think that’s an overused and abused term. Sure, I don’t always think the official version of things is the truth. But there has to be some evidence. And some relevance. And some skepticism.
I believe that 9/11 was an inside job. I believe that Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t act alone. I believe that the attack on the USS Liberty by the Israeli Air Force on June 8th, 1967 was deliberate. And I believe that Guy Fawkes was framed, the whole gunpowder plot was a false flag to shore up James’ support and sell a lot of bibles, but as far as I know I’m the only one on that last one.
But I don’t believe in Bigfoot. I don’t think the Rothschild’s run the world. I suspect the Chupacabra is actually wild dogs. Crop circles are made by pranksters. The moon landing and the holocaust both happened. Vaccines do not cause autism.
I’m on the fence about aliens and ghosts.
Here’s one that I just saw a minute ago that might be true and might not and the main thing I want to say about it is it doesn’t really matter one way or the other. The article says that Van Gogh’s painting “Cafe Terrace at Night” contains a hidden reference to “The Last Supper.”
It’s possible. Van Gogh was a priest before he was a painter, but he kind of sucked at it. His weird personality scared and offended his parishioners so Church authorities just kept sending him to less and less desirable places until eventually he and the church parted professional ways, but he was still a deeply religious man. The painting does show twelve people in a restaurant (the waiter is Jesus, I guess).
But, I suspect it’s mostly pareidolie, some art expert seeing what he/she wants to see. Sure, there are twelve people. It’s not an unusual number. Sure, both are scenes of people eating. It’s a common theme. Sure, Van Gogh could have put some religious symbolism in the painting. He was clever enough. But it might be just coincidence, too. I’m going to keep looking at it as a nice painting of people enjoying a cafe at night, because it works that way, too, and I like it.