Mar 262013

Bearing the enticing title of Lizard People, Church Steeples & Tin-Foil Hats, a March 25th, 2013 Salient feature article by student journalist Laetitia Laubscher makes a brief mention of The Salient article, while necessarily promoting the VUW conspiracy theories course, as did a June 2012 article by professional journalist Kerry McBride, bears little resemblance to the earlier DomPost advertorial. Ms Laubscher has actually researched her topic, and even went so far as to solicit comment from NZ911Truth.

I have some observations on the article which I will keep to myself for now, but meanwhile, please read the article and leave a comment on the on the article’s comment section.

 Posted by at 9:23 am

  5 Responses to “VUW Salient conspiracy theories article”

  1. Thanks Phillip. Looking foward to reading your response to this article.

    I have posted a comment at Salient awaiting moderation

    For the record is not a “conspiracy” group. We are a group of concerned citizens, who after having examined the evidence of 911 are asking for a new investigation. We are part of a global 911 truth movement that includes recipients of scientific awards, defence and intelligence experts, political leaders, architects, engineers, physicists, fire-fighters, and of course the 9/11 family members who work to share the scientific information of 911 with the wider public.

    I would recommend that all students who examine the official 911 conspiracy theory watch the documentary 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out, released in May, 2012, by Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Link to documentary here

    The documentary features dozens of experts and represents over 2000 architects and engineers who have signed AE911Truth’s petition for a new investigation of the three skyscrapers that were destroyed on 9/11, killing almost 3000 Americans and initiating a decade of global war and all of its horrors and costs, as well as the increasing loss of liberties.

    This documentary has been given to Professors Wilson and Brock and I sincerely hope it is included in the course material. I often wonder if like myself when I initially dismissed this overwhelming body of information as “conspiracy theory” there is perhaps a collective suffering from “cognitive dissonance” (a theory I learned from my Professors at Victoria University when I was a student there in the school of psychology) with regard to this disturbing information. Like many now admitted government conspiracies (eg The Gulf of Tonkin, Operation Northwoods) it was difficult for me to come to terms with the scientific evidence I have learned about 9/11. I hope the beliefs about conspiracy theories and 911 do not prevent the academics and students at Victoria University to look at and deal with this empirical evidence.

  2. Mick March 27, 2013

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Once labeled with the “conspiracy theory” tag it’s an uphill struggle to credibility ,is this an accident or sometimes by intent ?
    I don’t think of myself as being a “conspiracy theorist” . “conspiracy” is often cited in every Justice system on the planet ,be it a group of individuals conspiring to rob a bank or a group of Banks conspiring to rob individuals (LIBOR comes to mind). Therefore it would be foolish to dismiss “conspiracy theories” out of hand .
    I personally have issue with events that occurred on September the 11th. 2001 in America ,known as “911″ (an ironic date for Americans ,it being their Emergency phone number, to state the obvious).
    “911″ has demonstrably changed the world ,creating a “before 911″ and an “after 911″ mindset. So it’s examination should not be dismissed or down played considering the loss of human life and human rights it has already cost.
    Seeing as it is a very complex scenario i will not write a novel length response to your article but I will list (some) aspects of the “911″ conspiracy theory ,remembering that the “Official” explanation is also known as the “Official Conspiracy Theory”.

    1) How did 4 commercial aircraft fly around the most protected air space on the planet for over one hour without challenge ?
    2) How does one explain the near free fall collapse of three steel framed Skyscrapers for the first time in the history of construction and all on the one day and on one site ?
    3) How does one explain the successful attack on the Headquarters of the most powerful Military in the history of mankind ,without a response ?
    4) How does one explain the fact that the so called ring leader of the religious fanatic suicide hijackers Muhammad Atta was in a relationship with a pink haired American stripper and had been seen to drink heavily and snort cocaine ?
    5) How does one explain the fact that six weeks after the event molten pools of metal where seen under the rubble pile of ALL three Skyscrapers by attending firemen ?
    6) How does one explain the the lack of any aircraft debris at the Shanksville crash site ?
    But not limited to .
    This is a short list of unexplained occurrences related to that day ,even the victims families complained that less than 30% of their questions where answered by the 911 Commission and to this day they want ALL the answers as is their right.
    When and how does a “conspiracy theory” accrue enough information to show proof of a conspiracy ?

  3. My son didn’t end up doing this paper …some issue with cross crediting …

  4. Very relevant and timely article by James F Tracy

    Conspiracy Theories and Media Coverage of the Sandy Hook School Massacre: In Search of the Last Liberal Intellectual
    By James F. Tracy
    Global Research, March 28, 2013
    Url of this article:

    • James F. Tracy has done the best work I’ve seen on Sandy Hook.

      Every day I see more proof that no real news about matters that are currently censored, including JFK’s assassination in 1963, appears in the MSM/foundation funded media. We have to keep doing what we’re doing, become our own media and support and champion the independent news sources like Global Research, Memory Hole Blog, Corbett report, et al.

      It looks like my more critical comment on Laetitia Laubscher’s article will not be approved. She and the Salient apparently “can’t handle the truth.”