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He began to talk about the big conspiracy by a group of bankers, media moguls, etc. Robertson writes that Icke is not anti-Semitic, saying that it is just easier for some people to accept that when Icke says reptilians he really means Jews than that he literally means extraterrestrial reptilians control world politics. Robertson also points out that in order to believe the accusations of antisemitism you must ignore numerous things, such as the many high-profile people Icke names as reptilian who are not Jewish a point also made by Jon Ronson in his documentary The Secret Rulers of the World , Icke's frequent statements that he is speaking literally and not metaphorically, and that Icke identifies the supposedly reptilian ruling elite as ' Aryan ' in several places.
Robertson also notes that Icke denounces racism, calling it "the ultimate idiocy". Michael Barkun has described Icke's position as New Age conspiracism , writing that Icke is the most fluent of the genre,  describing his work as "improvisational millennialism ", with an end-of-history scenario involving a final battle between good and evil.
Barkun defines improvisional millennialism as an "act of bricolage ": because everything is connected in the conspiracist world view, every source can be mined for links. Relying on Douglas Kellner 's distinction between clinical paranoia and a "critical paranoia" that confronts power, Richard Kahn and Tyson Lewis argue that Icke displays elements of both, and that his reptilian hypothesis and "postmodern metanarrative" may be allegorical , a Swiftian satire used to give ordinary people a narrative with which to question what they see around them and to alert them to the alleged emergence of a global fascist state.
Thanks to Icke's prominence, public figures are regularly asked whether they are lizards.
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Both men said they were not lizards. Key added that he had taken the unusual step of consulting not only a doctor but a vet. James Ward has said, "In some ways, you could say [Icke's] been vindicated. For years he has claimed that people operating at the highest levels of the establishment were members of secret paedophile networks, claims that now routinely appear on the front pages of our newspapers. And throw shit he does.
In February the Australian Government cancelled Icke's visa ahead of a planned speaking tour.
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This decision was applauded by both major political parties. Labor's immigration spokesman, Shayne Neumann , said, "Labor welcomes the fact that the Government did what we called on them to do and refused David Icke's visa application. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. David Icke. Leicester , England. Linda Atherton m. Pamela Richards m. Further information: New World Order conspiracy theory. Both are controversial but still well known in both right-wing conspiracist and ufological subcultures.
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In this historical context, PRS comprises three stages equivalent to those subsumed within PRS: thesis intellectual proposition, problem , antithesis negation of the proposition, response to thesis , and synthesis resolution of tension between proposition and reaction, resolution. The exact source and academic status of PRS is unclear and beyond the remit of this article, which generally views PRS as a form of faulty inferential thinking. More precisely, as the tendency to validate proffered suboptimal solutions based on limited evaluation of objective evidence. Retrieved 19 June Bridge of Love.
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The Rothschild-link is nonexistent here as well as later.
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A claim is made that Edmond Rothschild funded Zionism in the strain of Illuminati theory that is anti-Semitic and claims a Jewish world takeover. Rothschild did fund early settlers in Israel, but would have nothing to do with the father of Zionism, Theodor Herzl and early political Zionists.
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This can be proved from the diaries of Herzl and the massive evidence at Herzl Archive in Jerusalem. The house of Rothschild Banking Firm was liquidated in Germany in A few family members jailed by Hitler were bargained for and bought back at great cost. Everything prior to Weishaupt and the Bavarian Illuminati is a matter of heated speculation, mythology and controversy, with no real historical documentation.
In Russia and Germany it was accepted as fact and stimulated persecutions and pogroms.
Millions of copies were circulated in the s and s, and it was compulsory reading in German schools. The book, first published in , is presently called simply Proofs of a Conspiracy. It is interesting to read Robison and see what he is actually saying and not saying. One wonders if many who refer to him have truly read him. Robison, a Scottish mathematician, reproduces the Weishaupt secrets. Robison does not mention Rothschild or a Jewish connection. It is hard to see how one can get communism, American banking, or a Jewish takeover from anything Robison says.
But such is the historical inconsistency and lack of proof presented. Now it is time to look at some historical identifications of the Illuminati. Often they are based on source material from Nesta Webster. Webster, who died in , was a British mystic who believed in reincarnation, fascism and a Jewish world takeover. Yet she is used as a resource by Pat Robertson and others which shows how deeply they have thought about their ideas.
This article cannot even attempt to deal with the many nuances and differences that exist in each of the Illuminati theories. The difficulty exists because the Illuminati is variously identified and the contenders change with each passing year. French sociologist Jacques Ellul said the Illuminati was founded in the eleventh century by disciples of Joachim of Floris. It was vanquished in French cabalist Eliphas Levi claimed the Illuminati was founded by Zoroaster in Persia and introduced to Europe by the Knights Templar in the twelfth century.