History ConspiracyTheories / OToZ

8th Apr '18 3:56:27 PM ImpudentInfidel
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*** There's also the problem that biologists don't think "races" even ''exist'' in any [[HumanSubspecies meaningful sense]]. The whole concept is 19th century pseudoscience. Human genetic variance in general is ''ludicrously'' low compared to most species.
10th Mar '18 12:26:01 PM nombretomado
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* SuperBowl III would see periodic accusations of [[ThrowingTheFight throwing the game]] targeted toward Colts quarterback Earl Morrall[[note]]a journeyman quarterback signed just before the season due to an injury to star quarterback Johnny Unitas, who was available and eventually did replace Morrall late in the 3rd quarter[[/note]]; mostly based on the (admittedly inexplicable) decision to throw to fullback Jerry Hill (instead of a wide open Jimmy Orr) on a flea-flicker pass just before halftime that was intercepted by Jet safety Jim Hudson, though generally the only major proponent of the theory was [[http://brandonsteiner.com/blog/41978175076/ Colt defensive end Bubba Smith]].

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* SuperBowl UsefulNotes/SuperBowl III would see periodic accusations of [[ThrowingTheFight throwing the game]] targeted toward Colts quarterback Earl Morrall[[note]]a journeyman quarterback signed just before the season due to an injury to star quarterback Johnny Unitas, who was available and eventually did replace Morrall late in the 3rd quarter[[/note]]; mostly based on the (admittedly inexplicable) decision to throw to fullback Jerry Hill (instead of a wide open Jimmy Orr) on a flea-flicker pass just before halftime that was intercepted by Jet safety Jim Hudson, though generally the only major proponent of the theory was [[http://brandonsteiner.com/blog/41978175076/ Colt defensive end Bubba Smith]].
12th Feb '18 8:27:50 PM nombretomado
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** One of the more amusing takes on this was an edition of "The WeeklyWorldNews", which claimed the "Mayan Apocalypse" would actually usher in an age of untold peace and prosperity.

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** One of the more amusing takes on this was an edition of "The WeeklyWorldNews", Magazine/WeeklyWorldNews", which claimed the "Mayan Apocalypse" would actually usher in an age of untold peace and prosperity.
8th Feb '18 6:21:46 PM nombretomado
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* If an unpopular or unlikely city/country is selected to host a prestigious sporting event (such as TheWorldCup or the OlympicGames), there is usually an accompanying conspiracy theory that the country bribed their way to hosting. Sometimes that's even proven to be true (see: Salt Lake City's Olympics).

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* If an unpopular or unlikely city/country is selected to host a prestigious sporting event (such as TheWorldCup or the OlympicGames), UsefulNotes/OlympicGames), there is usually an accompanying conspiracy theory that the country bribed their way to hosting. Sometimes that's even proven to be true (see: Salt Lake City's Olympics).
29th Dec '17 7:57:48 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* During the 19th century, it was claimed that immigration to the US from Europe was being backed by the European empires and the Catholic Church, which wished to subvert the threat that American democracy presented to their power by putting a Catholic Habsburg prince on the throne of an American kingdom. To do this, they would send over waves of immigrants from Italy, Ireland, Austria and other Catholic countries, who would act as {{black shirt}}s for the new King of America and work to suppress patriotic Protestant Americans. This actually was attempted in Mexico, though that was more about the European powers (namely France) collecting on their foreign debts -- and Mexico, which was not only largely Catholic but also weaker and poorer than the United States, kicked out the invaders in less than a decade--''even as various Mexican factions squabbled among themselves''.

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* During the 19th century, it was claimed that immigration to the US from Europe was being backed by the European empires and the Catholic Church, which wished to subvert the threat that American democracy presented to their power by putting a Catholic Habsburg prince on the throne of an American kingdom. To do this, they would send over waves of immigrants from Italy, Ireland, Austria and other Catholic countries, who would act as {{black shirt}}s for the new King of America and work to suppress patriotic Protestant Americans. This actually was attempted in Mexico, though that was more about the European powers (namely France) France[[note]]Britain and Spain were initially involved as well, but they genuinely only cared about the debts and left as soon as that issue was sorted[[/note]]) collecting on their foreign debts -- and Mexico, which was not only largely Catholic but also weaker and poorer than the United States, kicked out the invaders in less than a decade--''even as various Mexican factions squabbled among themselves''.
3rd Dec '17 6:27:39 PM Fireblood
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* It is historically true that, during slavery, American slaveowners often used Christianity to justify slavery and handpicked verses about serving masters to reinforce slavery. However, some theorists take it to another level, claiming that Christianity is still being promoted by The (white) Man in order to brainwash and subjugate them. Proponents of this theory often believe that African-Americans should either become atheists or return to the original African religions, which are being suppressed because they are more truthful. Belief in this theory often goes hand in hand with the belief that aspects of Christianity were co-opted from African (usually specifically Egyptian) religions. This idea was pushed by the Nation of Islam in regards to black slaves being Muslims originally (true in many, but not all, cases) and therefore Islamic beliefs were what they should take up again (never mind that the NOI's beliefs are very different from traditional Islam-most Muslims disclaim them entirely or that Islam is not an original African religion anymore than Christianity is. A few African peoples took Christianity up, for better or worse, before any Muslim or European invasions, some before the whole Islam religion even started).
* There's a fringe theory in many anti-Islamic circles that Allah is not actually the same as the Judeo-Christian God. Before the rise of Islam in the 630's, a moon god called Hubal was worshiped in Mecca, at the future site of the Kaaba, by the Quraysh tribe. While not much is known about Hubal, he was believed to control forms of divination. Followers of Hubal would perform Belomancy, throwing arrows into the air when they had a question and interpreting the way the arrow landed as Hubal's answers. Muslims battled the Quraysh for many years until Muhammad entered Mecca in 630 and removed the idol of Hubal and all other pagan gods, establishing Muslim rule over the city. However, this theory suggests that Hubal and Allah are actually the same God, with believers pointing to the abundance of crescent moon imagery and the Islamic lunar calendar as evidence. Thus, they claim that Muhammad was an impostor and Islam is a pagan religion. Of course, not only have scholars and historians disagreed on whether or not Hubal even was a moon god to begin with[[note]] The claim that he was dates back to Hugo Winckler, a 20th century German archaeologist. Others have suggested he was actually a god of war and rain, but there's still no consensus [[/note]], anyone with a passing knowledge of Islam will tell you they don't really have holy images or idols. While the crescent moon has become an important symbol, it's not a religious icon. Not to mention "Allah" is simply the Arabic word for God. In fact, Christian Arabs also exclusively refer to "God" as "Allah."

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* It is historically true that, during slavery, American slaveowners often used Christianity to justify slavery and handpicked verses about serving masters to reinforce slavery. However, some theorists take it to another level, claiming that Christianity is still being promoted by The (white) Man in order to brainwash and subjugate them. Proponents of this theory often believe that African-Americans should either become atheists or return to the original African religions, which are being suppressed because they are more truthful. Belief in this theory often goes hand in hand with the belief that aspects of Christianity were co-opted from African (usually specifically Egyptian) religions. This idea was pushed by the Nation of Islam in regards to black slaves being Muslims originally (true in many, but not all, cases) and therefore Islamic beliefs were what they should take up again (never mind that the NOI's beliefs are very different from traditional Islam-most Muslims disclaim them entirely entirely) or that Islam is not an original African religion anymore than Christianity is. A few African peoples took Christianity up, for better or worse, before any Muslim or European invasions, some before the whole Islam religion even started).started (for instance, Ethiopia made Christianity the state religion earlier than Rome did).
* There's a fringe theory in many anti-Islamic circles that Allah is not actually the same as the Judeo-Christian God. Before the rise of Islam in the 630's, a moon god called Hubal was worshiped in Mecca, at the future site of the Kaaba, by the Quraysh tribe. While not much is known about Hubal, he was believed to control forms of divination. Followers of Hubal would perform Belomancy, throwing arrows into the air when they had a question and interpreting the way the arrow landed as Hubal's answers. Muslims battled the Quraysh for many years until Muhammad entered Mecca in 630 and removed the idol of Hubal and all other pagan gods, establishing Muslim rule over the city. However, this theory suggests that Hubal and Allah are actually the same God, with believers pointing to the abundance of crescent moon imagery and the Islamic lunar calendar as evidence. Thus, they claim that Muhammad was an impostor and Islam is a pagan religion. Of course, not only have scholars and historians disagreed on whether or not Hubal even was a moon god to begin with[[note]] The with,[[note]]The claim that he was dates back to Hugo Winckler, a 20th century German archaeologist. Others have suggested he was actually a god of war and rain, but there's still no consensus [[/note]], consensus.[[/note]] anyone with a passing knowledge of Islam will tell you they don't really have holy images or idols. While the crescent moon has become an important symbol, it's not a religious icon. Not to mention "Allah" is simply the Arabic word for God. In fact, Christian Arabs also exclusively refer to "God" as "Allah."
29th Nov '17 11:42:51 AM Raygunguy
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28th Nov '17 4:38:24 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* There's a fringe theory in many anti-Islamic circles that Allah is not actually the same as the Judeo-Christian God. Before the rise of Islam in the 630's, a moon god called Hubal was worshiped in Mecca, at the future site of the Kaaba, by the Quraysh tribe. While not much is known about Hubal, he was believed to control forms of divination. Followers of Hubal would perform Belomancy, throwing arrows into the air when they had a question and interpreting the way the arrow landed as Hubal's answers. Muslims battled the Quraysh for many years until Muhammad entered Mecca in 630 and removed the idol of Hubal and all other pagan gods, establishing Muslim rule over the city. However, this theory suggests that Hubal and Allah are actually the same God, with believers pointing to the abundance of crescent moon imagery and the Islamic lunar calendar as evidence. Thus, they claim that Muhammad was an impostor and Islam is a pagan religion. Of course, not only have scholars and historians disagreed on whether or not Hubal even was a moon god to begin with[[note]] The claim that he was dates back to Hugo Winckler, a 20th century German archaeologist. Others have suggested he was actually a god of war and rain, but there's still no consensus [[/note]], anyone with a passing knowledge of Islam will tell you they don't really have holy images or idols. While the crescent moon has become an important symbol, it's not a religious icon. Not to mention "Allah" is simply the Arabic word for God. In fact, Christian Arabs also exclusively refer to "God" as "Allah."
26th Nov '17 5:39:28 PM nombretomado
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*** US and British intelligence services didn't know for sure, but sensibly concluded that the Carrier-arm of the Japanese fleet was going to be used against the British Far-Eastern Flotilla in Singapore. It was painfully obvious to everyone that a Japanese offensive operation/campaign was imminent and that it would target British Malaya and the Dutch East Indies - to secure critically-needed iron and oil supplies. US forces in The Philippines were placed on alert just in case because hey, when people are going to war on your doorstep it doesn't hurt to be prepared, but nobody actually expected that ImperialJapan [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII would be loony enough to bring the US into a Japanese-Allied war]].

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*** US and British intelligence services didn't know for sure, but sensibly concluded that the Carrier-arm of the Japanese fleet was going to be used against the British Far-Eastern Flotilla in Singapore. It was painfully obvious to everyone that a Japanese offensive operation/campaign was imminent and that it would target British Malaya and the Dutch East Indies - to secure critically-needed iron and oil supplies. US forces in The Philippines were placed on alert just in case because hey, when people are going to war on your doorstep it doesn't hurt to be prepared, but nobody actually expected that ImperialJapan UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII would be loony enough to bring the US into a Japanese-Allied war]].
5th Nov '17 2:51:40 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* It is historically true that, during slavery, American slaveowners often used Christianity to justify slavery and handpicked verses about serving masters to reinforce slavery. However, some theorists take it to another level, claiming that Christianity is still being promoted by The (white) Man in order to brainwash and subjugate them. Proponents of this theory often believe that African-Americans should either become atheists or return to the original African religions, which are being suppressed because they are more truthful. Belief in this theory often goes hand in hand with the belief that aspects of Christianity were co-opted from African (usually specifically Egyptian) religions. This idea was pushed by the Nation of Islam in regards to black slaves being Muslims originally (true in many, but not all, cases) and therefore Islamic beliefs were what they should take up again (never mind that the NOI's beliefs are very different from traditional Islam-most Muslims disclaim them entirely).

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* It is historically true that, during slavery, American slaveowners often used Christianity to justify slavery and handpicked verses about serving masters to reinforce slavery. However, some theorists take it to another level, claiming that Christianity is still being promoted by The (white) Man in order to brainwash and subjugate them. Proponents of this theory often believe that African-Americans should either become atheists or return to the original African religions, which are being suppressed because they are more truthful. Belief in this theory often goes hand in hand with the belief that aspects of Christianity were co-opted from African (usually specifically Egyptian) religions. This idea was pushed by the Nation of Islam in regards to black slaves being Muslims originally (true in many, but not all, cases) and therefore Islamic beliefs were what they should take up again (never mind that the NOI's beliefs are very different from traditional Islam-most Muslims disclaim them entirely).entirely or that Islam is not an original African religion anymore than Christianity is. A few African peoples took Christianity up, for better or worse, before any Muslim or European invasions, some before the whole Islam religion even started).
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