Blue bloods or serpent bloods?
Since time immemorial there seems to have been a common theme between royalty and serpent worship around the world, as for example in China, where the ancient emperors believed they had the divine right to rule because they
were connected to the “serpent gods”. Further evidence can be found in early images of ancient cultures such as the Hindus and Cambodians with their nāgas, Nordics with their Jörmungandr, and African and Native American cultures with their various serpent deities.
It is said that this connection between the nobility and the serpent creatures has never been forgotten, as the bloodlines of the serpents and the humans have converged over time, thus producing reptoids, or the lizard people.
The reptoid world order
According to David Icke, a new-age philosopher and one of the most outspoken proponents of the reptilian theory,these blood-thirsty, man-eating creatures have influenced the course of humankind since ancient times. Reptoids are a result of not only the mixing of human and reptilian bloodlines; these reptilians are actually an alien life-form that came to Earth from another dimension some 200,000 years ago to breed with people, thus creating our current world elite. Conspiracy poses that world leaders like Queen Elizabeth, George W. Bush and the Clintons, are all lizard people, belonging to secret societies like the Freemasons and Illuminati.
Currently, an approximate 12 million US citizens believe that lizard people run the country. That is just a bit more than the population of Belgium, or a rough equivalent of the population of the state of Ohio. For an average person without inclinations towards conspiracy theories this might seem like an amusing piece of information providing a bit of distraction from the daily dose of gloomy news.
However, the lizard people conspiracy is only one of an untold multitude of conspiracy theories gaining credence. We shouldn’t be focusing on the lizard people, we should focus on the underlying political paranoia and distrust towards our current political regimes. This paranoia is not something obscurely afflicting only some individuals but a widespread condition of modern societies, possibly related to changing societal values. It is hypothesized that the rise of paranoia and conspiracy theories correlates with a rise in individualistic values and a feeling of loss of control. When the modern individualists have to try to reconcile with the lack of control over their lives, it is easier to transfer blame onto hidden forces controlling the distressing events.
In this globalized world where split-second events in one part of the world can have long-lasting repercussions on an international level, it is easy to understand where these feelings of powerlessness stem from. Governments fall, economies crash and somewhere in the rubble stands the individual gathering the scraps left behind, trying to make sense of it all. When it happens one too many times without anybody claiming responsibility, cognitive biases kick in with a tendency to see patterns where there are none. After all, it seems more plausible that it was the reptoid Illuminati who benefited from the 2008 market crash than trying to understand the interconnectedness of our world and the interplay of the seemingly insignificant incidents that led us to the economic meltdown?
As these distressing events happen and nobody can be held responsible, people start to question the status quo, since its incapacity to provide protection is apparent. In an interesting study in 2012, researchers found that only 10-12% of the American population trusts the national legislature. The election of Donald Trump is an excellent example displaying this loss of trust in Washington amongst the average Americans who are tired of corporations affecting the economy and decision-making.
If the mainstream parties and conventional politics cannot channel the voice and concern of the public nor offer a feeling of security to the masses, people will turn their gaze elsewhere to find explanations. For some this means protesting by voting for a political outsider like Trump, who found a way to manipulate the fears of the public. For others, it means interpreting current events from a perspective where the reptoid-Illuminati controls the world. They are both the symptoms of an individual feeling powerless while experiencing massive world events.
By Anna Bernard
Featured image: Bernard Spragg. NZ, “Brown anole, Maui” (CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0))
Image 1: Jim Winstead, “Dragon outside jumbo floating restaurant” (Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
Image 2: Garry Knight, “Practicing Scales” (Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
Image 3: Christopher Dombres, “Conspiracy theories” (CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0)
Image 4: Gage Skidmore, “Donald Trump supporter” (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)