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David Icke: Is He Right?

This episode we are chatting about the four hours we spent basking in the wisdom of David Icke like reptiles under a heat lamp. We are interrupted twice by Google assistant, who may, or may not, be working for ‘Them’.

David Icke is probably the UK’s most well known conspiracy theorist, made famous for his public announcement back in 1991 that he was the son of God. He’s kept huge audiences enthralled in the years since with his theory that all earth culture, society and politics is manipulated by extraterrestrial lizards.

We discuss the merits of Ickes ideas, why they’ve proved so popular and the psychology of conspiracy theories in general. This is our longest podcast yet, so get comfortable and prepare for an information download.

Exploring esoteric, paranormal and spiritual topics from two completely different perspectives it’s The Seeker and The Skeptic.

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LINKS MENTIONED

Overview of David Icke’s ideas and career

Chapter 7 of David Icke’s The Biggest Secret

The Lizards and The Jews Documentary

Momentum video “Stop using lizards as a cover for antisemitism.”

Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories, Rob Brotherton.

List of quarantined subreddits

Quote investigator article on the ‘Everything is Energy’ quote falsely attributed to Einstein

How Real Is The Placebo Effect?

The ES Test

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, Mark Manson.

Anti-Vax Body Count

Koolulam, One Love. (Our intro clip)

Goldie Lookin Chain, David Icke Rap (Outro)

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    Another great episode!!

    One other negative about this sort of thing, is that people like David Ike, can be a gateway to other more ‘dangerous’ ideas.

    Someone might get into his stuff as they are genuinely interested about 5G (or some other equally benign theory) but then get introduced to the more troubling stuff, for example the negative views on trans people or immigrants.

    Maybe those people might’ve had a leaning towards those ideas (transphobia, racism, etec), but until they went to a David Ike gig, they didn’t realise those ideas were so popular (based on the crowd reactions) which might embolden them.

    Then they also get ‘facts/truth/science’ from David to back those ideas up and legitimise them.

    Just a thought…

    Also, David Ike was on the London Real podcast not that long ago. I didn’t listen to it at the time, but that podcast was quite good in the past, so I might go back and listen to it.

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      Good points Joe,
      It’s difficult to know how many of the audience already agreed with him on the socio-political stuff and how many were being introduced to the ideas right then and there.
      We have a list of ‘meta-show’ ideas and the intersection of new age ideas and politics is on that list (but it’ll take a lot of research).
      Rebecca.

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