posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 08:43 AM
It was a slow evolution.
Was a subscriber to Omni Magazine (yeah yeah, I'm old) that got me into UFO stuff, etc. Voraciously read Colin Wilson, etc. around that age too.
Fascinated by Big Foot, ETs, vampires, the paranormal since I was a child. I've always been fascinated by the hidden 'truth' or what goes on behind
the scenes, since what goes on in front of us seems so artificial a lot of the time. My parents could never lie to me the way they could lie to most
children - I could see through almost anything and was a natural skeptic. Other things in my life at a very impressionable age contributed to this.
Grew up in the 70s/80s and watch a LOT of movies. 70s movies in particular could be pretty paranoid - Capricorn One, Parallax View, etc. Then in the
80s, learning about all the secret military black-budget projects, Iran-Contra, etc. Punk music (back when it mattered) exposed some of this stuff too
- especially Jello Biafra.
Then in the early 90s a bunch of students held a conference and a visiting professor was working on a book essentially connecting a very rich family
in Canada as pulling the strings behind every Prime Minister and the Premieres of Quebec and Ontario, regardless of party affiliation.
I thought it was a bit of a stretch and asked him how he responded to people who claim he's just a 'conspiracy theorist'.
He asked why they aren't all called 'coincidence theorists'? WHY would everything that happens, particularly when a few rich, powerful people
benefit most from these things happening, simply be a coincidence?
If events were random, sometimes these people would lose, but they don't...
By the time 2001 rolled around, a few seconds after hearing about the WTC attacks, I was thinking 'inside job'.