Aug 032020


“There are a bunch of situations where it is perfectly rational to believe in a theory about a conspiracy,” says Dr M R.X. Dentith, a research fellow at Waikato University who studies conspiracy theories.

“The question is, at what point do we say what’s going on here is irrational, and the conspiracies people are putting forward are unwarranted.”

New Zealand has been a popular destination for conspiracy theorists. In 2009, US conspiracy theorist Richard Gage – a prominent figure among those who claim the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre were orchestrated by the US government – visited Wellington and spoke to a crowd of more than 600 people at Te Papa.

So many people turned up, the meeting had to be broadcast on screens into a spillover room. Gage later said it was the largest crowd he had drawn in his years of speeches on the topic.


  One Response to “The Conspiracists Election – How the farthest fringes of politics are making a play for the centre”

  1. Dear Charlie

    Regarding your recent article ” The conspiracists’ election: How the farthest fringes of politics are making a play for the centre” , I am interested in why you made a reference to Richard Gage, AIA both as a conspiracy theorist and as being on the farthest fringes of the discourse? Also how Richard Gage, AIA relates to the new political party headed by Billy Te Kahika in New Zealand? Perhaps you meant to say, like Richard Gage, AIA, Mr Te Kahika has also been prepared to stand up for an uncomfortable truth, and as a result, has attracted a large following of people who are fed up with the main stream media publishing press-releases and government spin.

    As for Richard Gage, AIA who represents over 3,000 building and technical experts, far from the farthest fringes, a recent US you gov poll shows that one in two Americans have doubts about the government’s account of 9/11, and after viewing video footage of World Trade Center Building 7’s collapse, 55% suspect that it was caused by a controlled demolition. I think kiwis are also open minded and when presented with the scientific evidence of 9/11 can see that the official narrative defies the laws of physics and common sense. For the record, I have sent to our media the following information, and I will also endeavour to take this opportunity to share this serious information with you, as you may not be personally aware of it. On March 25th 2020, the conclusion of a four year investigation by researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks was published, which determined that the collapse of 47 story World Trade Center Building 7 on September 11th, 2001 was not caused by fire. Also back in 2018, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York stated that he would present to a special grand jury the Lawyers’ Committee’s reports that there is conclusive evidence of yet-to-be-prosecuted crimes related to the use of pre-planted explosives and/or incendiaries to destroy WTC1, WTC2 and WTC7 in New York City on 9/11.

    Back to COVID 19 and Billy TeKahika, this election he will have my support as he appears to be willing to stand up for truth and protect the public – a value our journalists used to hold dear.

    Kind regards