Are Conspiracy Theories intrinsically absurd? Why do some people believe in them while others just laugh at the very idea? A must-read for every conspiracy theorist and scary as hell if you aren’t.
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About the Author
M.E. Brines spent the Cold War assembling atomic artillery shells and preparing to unleash the Apocalypse (and has a medal to prove it.) But when peace broke out, he turned his fevered, paranoid imagination to other pursuits. He spends his spare time scribbling another steampunk romance occult adventure novel, which despite certain rumors absolutely DOES NOT involve time-traveling Nazi vampires! A former member of the British Society for Psychical Research, he is a long-time student of the occult and a committed Christian who sees himself as a modern-day Professor Van Helsing equipping Believers for battle against the occult Principalities and Powers that rule a world in darkness. (Ephesians 6:12) The author of three dozen books, e-books, chapbooks and pamphlets on esoteric subjects such as alien abduction, alien hybrids, astrology, the Bible, biblical prophecy, Christian discipleship, conspiracies, esoteric Nazism, the Falun Gong, Knights Templar, magick, and UFOs, his work has also appeared in Challenge magazine, Weird Tales, The Outer Darkness, Tales of the Talisman, and Empirical magazine. *I'm often asked how I square my Christianity and "messing around" with the occult, as if I'm partial to bestial things with a goat under the amber light of the moon or something. No so. I'm a student, in the same way I used to study Soviet weapons and tactics back when I was a US Army officer. This gives my work a unique perspective no matter what your belief system. I don't judge. I just present the information and let the reader decide.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I couldn't even get through this after skimming it. Not everything that has 'conspiracy theory' attached to it is from The Devil!
Reviewed by Jean Hall for Readers' Favorite It is a confusing world out there and conspiracy theories may uncover the truth. M.E. Brines, in The Truth About Conspiracy Theories, adds his voice to a range of facts and events that have been questioned over time. Some people believe that the U.S. Air Force covers up an extra-terrestrial presence at Area 51 in the Arizona desert. The aircraft test site has been shrouded in mystery for many years. In the world of politics, some people believe that there was a group behind President Kennedy's shooting. It is hard to accept that one man could change world events in such a drastic way. Lee Harvey Oswald pulled the trigger, but who influenced him to do it? Perhaps the mob, Cuba's Castro regime or even the CIA had an interest in assassinating the President? The author even goes into biblical text and ancient Roman history for examples of conspiracy theories. Individuals, institutions, and governments do have their own motives for suppressing awkward, sinister, or embarrassing truths. This opinion piece explains that conventional wisdom should be taken with a grain of salt. It is easy to just accept conventional thought and go on with our daily lives. But M.E. Brines in The Truth About Conspiracy Theories challenges the reader to question their beliefs. He presents a good argument for the validity of conspiracy theories. "People dismiss evidence for conspiracy theories because it contradicts their worldview." Much of what the author writes is controversial and that is exciting to the imagination. The pamphlet is brief but it shows how the source of information on the news and in history books can be compromised by corruption or personal interest. Take a bit of time to read this author's opinion and look at world events from a different point of view.