Conspiracy Websites have been around as long as the Internet has been in existence. But for the discerning, not all Conspiracy Websites are equal. Some of these are poorly written anonymous rants found on free hosted WebPages such as those provided by Tripod and the now defunct GeoCities. While they sometimes contain interesting information, linking up to them is not a good idea. Another category consists of authors seeking their fifteen minutes of fame through the conspiracy genre. These websites are usually based on apocalyptic predictions that are supported by manipulated photographs. Then there are websites that were started with good intentions but which ultimately lost focus, throwing in everything including the kitchen sink. Some websites focus strictly on aliens, UFOs and the esoteric. But instead of gathering documentation on these subjects, they quickly devolve into wild eyed conjecture.
Now that you have heard about the negative stereotypes, it is important to note that mainstream media has played an important role in the dissemination of these negative stereotypes. For example, In 2007, The History Channel did a controversial documentary, “9/11 Conspiracies: Fact or Fiction” which tried to debunk all of the claims of those sceptical to the official version of 9/11. In its portrayal of sceptics, the documentary featured no 9/11 truthers. Instead, screenshots of a parody/joke meme “JEWS DID 9/11” was used to depict the sceptics.This is the equivalent of quoting Jon Stewart as the spokesman for the White House.
Suppose you were to search for another subject on the Internet, say weight loss. You would have to sift through similar categories of half-baked ideas before finding relevant information. But in the case of weight loss, you wouldn’t have to take to the Internet. You would be able to find quality guides at a bookstore. Or you could buy one from the author you watched on Oprah. This is exactly what makes the subject of Conspiracy different. Good material never makes it to a mainstream media that cringes at the notion powerful and moneyed interests (such as its owners and advertisers) involved in Conspiracy. Of course, the same mainstream media will take a vigilante stance against the conspiracies of little people…..such as bank robbers.
The uniqueness of relevant Conspiracy sites is that they exist only for a small group of seekers. Detractors use this to suggest that if Conspiracy was relevant, it would be everywhere on TV, not in some Internook. But many people expect to be spoon-fed information, rather than discerning and making tough choices. And since Conspiracy Websites will never enter the arena of hard sell and corporate sponsorship that characterizes mainstream media, they will always be off the beaten path, known only to their seekers. There is nothing kooky or strange about Conspiracy Websites. People have been anonymously circulating ideas deemed subversive and non-conformist by other people throughout history. Its the medium that keeps changing.
The following are ten of the best “Conspiracy Websites” that I have come across on the Internet through a period of several years. They are not arranged by rank. I believe each one is unique in its own way. Please note that many of these websites deride the label of “Conspiracy Website” for obvious reasons and instead prefer to be referred to as alternative news services. Also note that at times, their detractors obviously have complaints against them, ranging from militancy to anti-Semitism. My reviews do not indicate endorsement. The ratings for original content reflect approximately what portion of of entire content on the home page is original to the website. The ratings for updated content reflects how quickly new content appears on the home page.
Among Conspiracy Websites, Alex Jones Infowars is a juggernaut. The key to its success is being focused on developments such as the gradual limitation of civil liberties rather than crop circles. Such content attracts interest from several groups other than just the Conspiracy crowd. Infowars has become a repository of unreported news and mainstream media items that hint at the emergence of a “New World Order.” This isn’t a haven for Conspiracy enthusiasts. Its an open challenge to sceptics of Conspiracy, backed by factual evidence culled from mainstream media outlets. And did I mention that the Website is also the home to the popular Alex Jones radio show and his documentaries? Whatever his motives, Alex Jones has the goods. You can ignore him, but then you are to blame when you find yourself in a FEMA camp run by East European soldiers. Infowars has two forums as well. There is the hip Planet Infowars and the more serious Prison Planet Forums.
Update 17/03/2015: With great regret, I am being forced to remove Infowars from this list, although I never thought I would see this day come. There was a time when any unusual event or accident happened in America or elsewhere, I would rush to Infowars to get links to pieces of news that the mainstream media ignored or suppressed. Infowars would meticulously reproduce such news items on their website and would provide a link to the other website(s). Now, a cursory look at Infowars shows it chock-full of Trumping, Islamophobia, and unwarranted fears of blacks, immigrants and refugees. Since the Internet is already full of such websites, it makes no sense to give Infowars space here. This sudden decline of editorial quality has not been traced to Alex Jones personally though. It appears that some of his editors, such as the British Paul Joseph Watson are responsible. Here is one genuine Conspiracy Website expressing alarm over the same, and here is a “Race War” website congratulating him for going “Full Nazi.” Please note that this de-listing only applies to the Infowars website, not the Alex Jones Radio Show. Neither does it negate all of the good work they did in the past. Infowars will be remembered for producing the earliest 9/11 Truth documentaries immediately following 9/11. This was long before Loose Change made such documentaries hip and cool. While there could be darker reasons why both Infowars and Rense have gone this route, it is not unusual to see genuine Conspiracy Websites suddenly change course. Genuine Conspiracy Websites that keep things intellectually stimulating and open-ended attract very little traffic (and therefore revenue) from Western people. I have seen a Pakistani Conspiracy Website operator take his website down the same route just for giggles and clickbait (and he was quite successful; his readers were unaware of his ethnicity). All you have to do is constantly nitpick and regurgitate news items that remind dickweed variety of Western racists of their declining privileges. Many of them are in great consternation, that despite generations of servitude to the Criminal Elite, and their willingness to sell their souls to the Criminal Elite, they are being replaced with machines, robots, call-centers, immigrants etc. Next, sell them some ebooks whose copyright has expired and which are already in public domain, such as those of Lothrop Stoddard. Many will click the buy button without second thought. While it is true that the Criminal Elite want to foment all sorts of ugly wars and tensions, it is unfortunate that material that is best fit for the the intellectually disabled is masquerading as alternative news.
Don’t let the 90s layout fool you. Rense is considered to be first hand source for breaking Conspiracy news. Apart from culling relevant articles from the mainstream media, Rense regularly puts the spotlight on budding contributors, creating a variety of insights. Maybe there’s too many crop circle photographs here. But Rense is not aspiring for political correctness.
Update (18th February 2012): Ever since I have written this post, a lot of documentation has emerged that Rense may in fact be very selective in what it posts. To make up for this redaction, I have included another more credible website.
Kjos Ministries represents a Christian perspective on the “New World Order.” If you are not Christian, you can still find their information quite intriguing. Their main themes are the induction of New Age religions in the West, what the UN is up to, Cabal agenda in pop literature such as Harry Potter and the fake churches serving the “New World Order.”
Update: Some “questions” have emerged, and until this is cleared up, we can’t give Kjos Ministries a clean bill of health. Please check the next website as an alternative “Christian” website.
Watch Unto Prayer
Barbara Aho’s website is one of the oldest “Christian” anti-New World Order websites on the Internet. And as you can see, the format is still in the 90s. A lot of Western people, when confronted by the reality of dark conspiracies, fall back on Christianity, only to find it riddled and infiltrated by the same dark forces. They can be found under every rock and stone in the Christian world, and for centuries, have used mainstream churches and religious orders as their fronts. They were even successful with crucifying the Christ, and leaving no trace of his original message. Even the language of his original message is extinct, and later Bibles appear to be sloppy edits. Should you decide to fall back on Christianity, this website will help you navigate this long and convoluted maze.
Mad Cow Morning News
Mad Cow Morning News is not exactly a news service. It hosts the investigative efforts of Daniel Hopsicker into the shadowy background of the 9/11 hijackers, in particular Mohammed Atta. And their connections to drug lords (Drug Lords? In my America?). While this stuff may appear off-beat as of now, it may become relevant in some future investigation of the 9/11 attacks. The official 9/11 Commission didn’t bother to notice these anomalies. Hopsicker has provided stellar investigative reporting, bringing to light many hidden connections of the 9/11 hijackers.For example, did you know that the owner of Mohammed Atta’s flight school had his Learjet busted at Orlando, with 43 lbs of heroin on board? While the mainstream media continues to ignore Hopsicker and his findings, they do find him relevant. Proof? They are plagiarizing from his site.
Center for Research on Globalization
This website may appear to be a forest of articles. But what makes GlobalResearch.ca different is its disciplined analysis of political developments with emphasis on the “New World Order.” The articles are scholarly, in-depth and research oriented. Quality that you can quote in a University thesis. Famous globalization critic Michel Chossudovsky can be found here.
Rabbi Barry Chamish
Rabbi Barry Chamish is a Canadian-Israeli. He was forced to leave Israel after he became a target for The Powers That May Be in that country. While he fully supports the Israeli state and even the controversial “settlers,” he believes that non-Jewish and non-Israeli Cabals call the shots in the most sensitive affairs of Israel. Two of his regular culprits are the Vatican and the Council on Foreign Relations. While his articles are in the form of ramblings, they sometimes contain the best conspiracy insights on what’s going on in Israel.
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Godlike Productions is forum for discussing conspiracy. It has a nice, informal, everything-goes atmosphere. As a lurker, I have noticed that there have been occasions when people from the Intelligence community (Or The Powers That May Be) have dropped tantalizing pieces of information, such as advance knowledge of political developments.
Update (18th February 2012): It was a long time ago that I recommended this website. Since then, there have been way too many allegations of censorship, IP address banning and allegations of links to the US government that cannot be ignored. I have added a substitute site at the end of the article to make up for this redaction. And what exactly does the name of this website refer to? Lets hope it does not refer to the production of real conspiracies, which are convincing and “God-like” for the masses. The website itself, its format and its content isn’t certainly “God-Like.”
Update (1st December 2013): I have seen the censorship with my own eyes. Somebody had posted a link to material on cabaltimes to GLP, but now clicking the link says:
Sorry, that message is no longer in the database.
Above Top Secret
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AboveTopSecret.com is another Conspiracy Forum, but this one is primarily centered around UFOs. While the site claims to cater to everything Conspiracy, there appears to be an overt emphasis on UFO sightings, crop circles and related phenomena. Considering the fact that the forum is a very busy place, you really have to do some sifting if you are new to Conspiracy.
Update: (18th February 2012): Commentators have been yelling ever since I included ATS. And I decided to give them a ear. It appears that ATS is indeed censoring things. To make up for this redaction, I am including another website at the bottom.
Scholars for 9/11 Truth And Justice
While there are tonnes of websites on the Internet that view 9/11 from the Conspiracy perspective, only a handful produce original content that can be considered scholarly. Among them, stj911.org stands out. Unlike typical 9/11 Conspiracy websites, the focus here is on getting answers (and justice), not debating different theories. Among the several contributing members is Prof. Steven Jones, the physicist who found traces of thermite, while analyzing a fragment of World Trade Center rubble. Please also visit Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth which is also associated with Prof. Steven Jones. Also related: Pilots for 9/11 Truth.
This is a purely esoteric site, and unless concepts such as “time rivers” and “time codes” make much sense to you, you have no business at Etemenanki. But the Conspiracy oriented can’t resist flocking to this website. Because “time codes” appear to be tied to everything, including future political and historical events. This is either everything or nothing.
Henry Makow had everything going well for him. He was a Phd, a professor of English literature at the University of Winnipeg. That was until he ran afoul of some feminists, who made sure he was dismissed from the University. Initially, this website started as savethemales.ca, an angst driven call for protection of the rights of men. But since then, it has involved into a search for truth. What Henry Makow brings to the table is unique. Firstly, he offers scholarly critique of conspiracy theories (which is usually unheard of on other conspiracy websites). Secondly, he gives a window for guest contributors to post their thoughts as well. While some guest contributors have gotten away with outrageous stuff, its exactly this level of variety and openness that makes henrymakow.com so unique. This is probably the only conspiracy website where articles are vetted by a genuine Ph.D (Thank You University of Winnipeg).
Educate Yourself is probably one of the oldest conspiracy websites on the Internet. This also makes it a bit cumbersome to navigate. Upon first glance, Educate Yourself appears to be more of a copy-paste of ramblings collected from here and there. But its author, a certain Ken Adachi, deserves attention for two reasons. Firstly, he has authored some highly original content, which usually gets plagiarized by other conspiracy websites. An example is his article on the Fukushima reactor meltdown. He has brought pretty convincing proof of sabotage. Secondly, Educate Yourself has attracted a lot of bitter enemies, including one who described herself as having worked for the CIA. The more nearer you get to the tryth, the more bitter detractors you get.
Lets Roll 911 Forum
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Upon first glance, the Lets Roll 911 Forum may look like just another place to bum around. But this forum has been home to some of the most original and bizarre insights into the events of September 11th 2001. For example, the folks at their forum discovered that the point of impact on the WTC had several floors hollowed out since the WTC was constructed. They also discovered that an alleged 9/11 passenger is actually the ALIVE webmaster of a disinfo website of 9/11. It was because of this website that CNN pulled down its online 9/11 memorial. Using a free EXIF data reader, they discovered that many images of the victims had been created on 9/11. Need I say more?
Vigilant Citizen (A new 11th Recommendation)
Vigilant Citizen (not Vigilante citizen) is probably the most profound attempt to document and explain overt and hidden symbols in Western media, entertainment, architecture and events. The anonymous author of the website seems to have volumnous knowledge of what most occult symbols mean and their historical context. And unlike Etemenaki, Vigilant Citizen sees no enigma or mystery in the symbols. To Vigilant Citizen, the symbols represent pure evil, and the proliferation of such symbols only reflects the sad state of affairs in the West. A cursory look at Vigilant Citizen is guaranteed to change your perspective on the so-called mass media.
Thierry Meyssan (A new 12th Recommendation)
The French have a strong penchant for conspiracy theories. Maybe its because they have historically been at the receiving end of many conspiracies (The French got a bloody proto-Communist Revolution, while the British took away their coveted overseas empire and turned it into what became known as the British Empire). France is also probably the only Western country to feature political leaders who marched against The Powers That Be (Napoleon, Charles De Gaulle). Thierry Meyssan is one of the earliest 9/11 conspiracy theorists. While the wreckage of the World Trade Center was still smouldering, Meyssan was busy preparing his book, 9/11: The Big Lie. Meyssan later tried unsuccessfully to initiate an international investigation into the events of 9/11. Currently, Meyssan presides over the Voltaire Network. Since the events of the Arab Spring, the Voltaire Network has become an important source of alternative news on the Middle East. Hard to find information on plots, inside deals and assassinations can be found here. While the Voltaire Network has been criticized for being too accommodating towards Russia, Iran and its allies, it still remains one of the best English sources on the Middle East.
Executive Intelligence Review (a new 13th Recommendation)
To lump EIR into this list would give it an unfair advantage over the rest. EIR was founded in 1974 by American political activist Lyndon LaRouche. In other words, it predates the Internet. The Internet has given EIR an online platform but unlike any of the aforementioned conspiracy websites, EIR requires a subscription, and has an actual office with researchers and staff. What makes the EIR so special? EIR has been tirelessly documenting the “Anglo-Saxon Conspiracy” using real, actionable intelligence, which makes it favourite among those looking for some inside information which the mainstream media will never give them. And there is real research here, as opposed to conjecture and speculation.
Miles Mathis (a new 14th Recommendation)
I am going to start by saying that the website of this dude is NOT a conspiracy website and I am not sure how he feels about being listed here. Miles Mathis is
many things many accomplished things. An artist, a photographer, a painter, a writer, a critic…..(the list goes on), and this website is a personal website (Not a blog). What Miles is truly exceptional at is producing well-written critiques on the many facets of modern American culture. The problem is, modern American literature, music and culture in general is so heavily compromised by conspiratorial interests that the line is now completely blurred. It is difficult to tell which is genuine American culture and which is the production of The Powers That Be. Now most American writers and critics know when to draw the line and keep quiet when they notice unusual things. And they always know which side their bread is buttered (They can even smell butter several continents away). It comes with the cultural programming. But it seems Miles somehow escaped the dragnet. Here’s an explanation of this puzzling phenomenon in Miles’ own words (he is referring to the fact that Beatles star John Lennon is very likely alive). To quote,
It doesn’t really matter, since the media is now so controlled there is no way to blow the whistle on something like this. This paper won’t get any traction, since most people prefer to believe what they are told by the mainstream. Most people won’t read this, and even if they do they won’t be convinced because they don’t want to be. Most people are very uncomfortable being in a minority, and the minority capable of following my argument here is very small—something under 5%. Those running the world don’t concern themselves anymore with the small percentages, since they have found they can be ignored. If a few smart people see through the scams, so what. The rest won’t follow them. Most people follow the mainstream propaganda because it is louder, and for no other reason. And that will not change. That’s a sad fact of government, and doesn’t give us much hope for democracy; but at least it allows people like me to write what we want.
And to quote him again (I really have to),
The question remains: why do I feel safe revealing such a “deep and dark secret”? Because the takeover has been so complete and so successful, these people have nothing to fear from you or me. We are to the point that people like us can think whatever we like: it just doesn’t matter. There isn’t the faintest possibility of a revolution coming from the American public or American intelligentsia, so harassing people like me is counterproductive. They know that if they messed with me, that would just be giving support to my claims. They don’t respond because they have no need to respond. There is no intelligentsia, so “purging the intelligentsia” is no longer necessary. It is a thing of the past, like cobbling or leechcraft. Or art. [………..] The trillionaire families are not worry-free, even now, but it is not truth-tellers like me they are worried about. There are very few left who have an ear for the truth. In the past, they were more concerned with maintaining the great lie, but now it is just another thing on the budget, there because it is there. We see that by the way they leak their own stories now, often just for a kick. What started as a serious and necessary enterprise is now just a game. They aren’t worried by the truth anymore. No, they are worried about other trillionaire families, and maybe occasionally by rogue bankers and ex-Generals. Things can still happen, that is, but they don’t happen from the grassroots—and you don’t hear about them anyway. You will never again hear news of any real event. The only way to know of any such event is to monitor the tremors. To do that, you have to do what I did above: sift a million lies for a grain of truth. Most people aren’t interested enough in the truth to go to the trouble. Most people aren’t interested enough in the truth even if you do all the sifting for them, handing it to them for free.
Since Miles is a genuine aficionado of American culture, his writings come with a certain density, and richness of background information. And unlike the writings of some conspiracy theorists, his are completely free from any anger whatsoever. His website stands testimony to two things. Firstly, American intellect did not die with Mark Twain and David Thoreau. It can still be found in some nooks and corners (but you have to look really hard). Secondly, a liberal arts degree may not always be a case of money being wasted.
Update: Cabal Times has reviewed a gamechanging theory of Miles Mathis on the assasination of President Kennedy. According to Miles, he faked his death and took the *REAL* American Presidency underground!
September Clues (a new 15th Recommendation)
After 9/11, an Italian named Simon Shack created a documentary called September Clues, that focused exclusively on the tampered nature of videos that were broadcast by major media outlets following 9/11. His analysis reveals that while the towers did indeed come down following explosions, the planes that hit them were animated pixels, and in some cases, entire videos were created beforehand. There is not much to this website except this documentary and a fairly active forum. We are still recommending the website because we find the documentary to be cutting edge. Instead of trying to answer all questions, it focuses specifically on finding traces of tampering in the news videos. In one such news video, the masking was not applied correctly, and the pixelated plane that hit the tower had a tiny portion of its nose show up at the other end!
Honourable Mentions (New!)
As a rule, the mainstream media and mainstream politicians generally avoids giving publicity to specific conspiracy websites, even negative publicity. Rather than referring to them by name, they usually use monikers to refer to them, such as “paranoid conspiracy website,” “anti-Semitic website,” etc. and this keeps people with an internet connection from checking them out on their own. But on some very rare occasions, mainstream politicians will stoop low enough to personally name and attack some specific conspiracy websites. On January 27th 2015, French President François Hollande attacked “conspiracy websites,” in a public address. To quote,
[The] answer is to realize that conspiracy theories are disseminated through the Internet and social networks. Moreover, we must remember that it is words that have in the past prepared extermination. We need to act at the European level, and even internationally, so that a legal framework can be defined, and so that Internet platforms that manage social networks are held to account and that sanctions be imposed for failure to enforce”
What seemed to have got President François Hollande so rattled up was that all of these websites were raising disturbing questions about
his pet project, the attack on Charlie Hebdo. Mr. Hollande was the first secretary of a socialist party think-tank called the Jean-Jaurès Foundation. This Foundation published an article on 24th February 2015 which identified specific websites The Powers That Be had issue with. President Hollande had good reason to be worried. On 24th March 2015, a passenger jet allegedly crashed in the French Alps. And many of the very same websites once again raised the possibility that a French base that was situated minutes away may have been involved. To quote Jay Weidner,
“The only people who call conspiracies ‘theories’ are the conspirators.”
- Thierry Meyssan: (Already covered on the Cabal Times list). Referred to as the “pope of conspiracy theorists” by the Foundation. I do believe he deserves your tithes more than the actual Pope.
- Webster Tarpley: An early 9/11 Truther and a vocal critic of President George Bush. Currently doing radio shows.
- William Engdhal: A geopolitical analyst and critic of Global Warming, the Arab Spring, and Big Oil. His excellent analysis of the Shale Oil bubble was covered on Cabal Times.
- Wayne Madsen: Sadly, most of his material requires a subscription.
- Michel Chossudovsky: (Already covered on the Cabal Times list). Famous globalization critic.
- Kevin Barrett: A Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist. One of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. To quote him, “They are freaking out about the new book I am about to publish, We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11.” Note that some have taken issue with the website’s slogan (now scrubbed): “The true voice of the clandestine community.”
- Lyndon LaRouche: One of the earliest and most original proponent of the Anglo-Saxon conspiracy. Echoes of his thinking can be found among all major conspiracy theorists.