Week 14: Conspiracy Theories
- Why are there conspiracy theories? A culture of lies…
- Princess Diana
- Area 51
- Aliens & Roswell
- Man on the Moon
- The Knights Templar
- The Da Vinci Code & the Holy Grail
Q: What is a Conspiracy Theory?
Q: Why do we have so many conspiracy theories in our culture?
Q: What is the usual subject matter of conspiracy theories?
Q: About what types of people do we usually design conspiracy theories?
Q: What are the most notable conspiracy theories of the modern age?
Q: What is the conspiracy theory that will likely become the most talked-about theory of the 21st century?
Q: Name a number of famous conspiracy theorists and the theories associated with these people.
- FILM: “Truth & Lies about 911” 911 Conspiracy theories: for Mike Ruppert, what does G.O.D. stand for? discuss… http://www.copvcia.com/
- “Of Big Oil, By Big Oil, For Big Oil” Mike Ward http://www.popmatters.com/features/021227-conspiracy.shtml
- “911 Conspiracy Theories” CBC http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/conspiracytheories/
- FILM: Barry Zwicker’s Media File: For whom did Bin Laden work during the war against Soviet Russia? What was Bin Laden role during this war? What does Barry Zwicker believe about Bin Laden’s current role in American foreign policy?
- “The Great Deception” Barry Zwicker http://www.visiontv.ca/Programs/prog_archives_greatdeception.html
- FILM: “Did Man Land On The Moon?” Discuss specific evidence presented in this theory.
- “Are the Apollo Moon photos fake?” Ian Williams Goddard http://iangoddard.net/moon01.htm
- “Did We Really Land on the Moon?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5MVVtFYTSo
- FILM: “John F. Kennedy’s Assassination” Discuss the various assertions of this film.
- NEW: “The Last Confessions of E. Howard Hunt” Erik Hedegaard http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/13893143/the_last_confessions_of_e_howard_hunt
- E. Howard Hunt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._Howard_Hunt
- “JFK, 9/11 and Conspiracy Theories” Maureen Farrell http://www.buzzflash.com/farrell/03/11/far03002.html
- “The Kennedy Assassination” John McAdams http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/home.htm