Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Wikipedia-Illuminati Conspiracy!

It took retired journalist John Seigenthaler, Sr., a lot of time and grief to get the giant Wikipedia website to remove entries that linked him to the assasinations of both John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert F. Kennedy. A prankster, who claims to not have known that some people take Wikipedia seriously, finally admitted to posting the bogus entries.

Apparently Seigenthaler didn't have the power and mysterious connections that United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has, at least according to a new conspiracy theory being spun by Canada Free Press founding editor Judi McLeod, an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the media. A former Toronto Sun and Kingston Whig Standard columnist, she has also appeared on Newsmax.com, the Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and World Net Daily. Gotta figure she swings to the right side of the Wing with a list of publications like that.

McLeod's article at the Canada Free Press states that the bio of Kofi Annan at Wikipedia has been altered, that the mention of Annan's father being a "high ranking freemason" has been removed surreptitiously from the encyclopedia. She bases this rather amusing conclusion on the fact that a November 2002 bio of Annan published on William Shaw Cross's Saga magazine begins: "Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary General was born in Ghana in 1938. His mother was from the Fante tribe on the Cape Coast of Ghana and his father was half Fante, half Ashanti. Annan could have become a chief of either tribe. In the last days of the British Empire, his father was in business, a manager in Lever Brothers subsidiary and a leading Freemason."

Wikipedia doesn't mention it. Neither does it mention the Saga article at all.

The "conspiracy" thickens. In the Talk Section at Wikipedia, an editor says, "the thing is, I'm having trouble finding evidence that the mentioned information was ever in this article.... I have looked through all 542 revisions to this article, from the first on 03:06, 23 September 2001 to the last at 01:43, 8 February 2006. None of those revisions have any mention of the word 'freemason.'"

Still, McLeod insists the reference to freemasonry has been removed. She fans the flames of conspiracy with these words:
Even though it has more than 6 million members worldwide, Freemasonry and what it stands for is something not readily understood by the chattering classes. One needs the time and patience to go back through history to ever begin to understand the intrigues of this all-boy organization.

According to Freemasons, Illuminati and Associates, "Freemasonry is the largest international secret society in the world.

"The highest degree of the Scottish rite of Freemasonry, the Meritorious Degree, the Degree of the Illuminati, whose motto is "Ordo Ab Chao," or "Out of Chaos comes order" — which literally means if they break down the existing structure and cause the population to cry out for order, they will emerge as rulers and have the world that they seek."

How many politicians create havoc only to jump in and save us right around election time?

Interesting to note that many of the estimated six million Free Masons occupy leadership positions around the world.

Almost as interesting to note that some conspiracy types swear that the main agenda of the United Nations is for One World Order.

Was Kofi Annan’s father a "leading Freemason"?

If the father of the seventh and current Secretary General of the United Nations was a Freemason, what affect [sic] did this have on the little boy who grew up to run the world’s largest bureaucracy?

Meanwhile, why did the information about Kofi Annan’s father being a high-ranking Freemason flat out disappear from Wikipedia?

For sure, the answer would make for an intriguing story.

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  1. I occasionally lend a hand at the Freemasonry page at Wikipedia, which is probably the all-time most vandalized page on the network. There are at least a half dozen committed masonic conspiracy theorists who continuously alter that page (and related pages) to add all sorts of nonsense. They write in "high ranking freemason*" as often as they can mange, and probably just forgot which bio they had done that to. What's funny is that these ppl are almost invariably protestant Christians- who, last time I checked, actually DO control the world. LOL

    *Like my FIL, who is retired from a tire factory..from which he apparently helped control the world. Boo!

  2. I can see the headlines on the fundamentalist Christian conspiracy websites if word gets out:

    "Tire factory workers rule the world!"

    You better keep that information to yourself, or before you know it, no one will feel safe on a steel radial on a rainy night, and then, well, the shape of a tire is in the form of an O, and that can only stand for Onanism, which of course is a Sin and Sin starts with S that stands for Satan that rhymes with Pool and then you got trouble in River City!


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