This is too weird not to pass along:
It turns out that about 7 percent of registered voters believe the moon landing was a hoax and that 9 percent are convinced that the government puts fluoride in our drinking water for unspecified ”sinister purposes.”
So says a survey I just stumbled across by a firm called Public Policy Polling, which asked 1,247 registered voters about a host of conspiracy theories.
- 29% believe in space aliens
- 28% believe “a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government”
- 25% believe Lee Harvey Oswald was part of a conspiracy
- 21% believe a UFO crashed at Roswell, N.M.
- 14% believe in Bigfoot
- 11% believe the U.S. government allowed the 9/11 attacks to happen
- 6% believe Osama bin Laden is alive
- 5% believe Paul McCartney is dead — literally, I mean, not creatively (the story goes that “he blew his mind out in a car” and would have been “28 IF” he’d lived to see the release of “Abbey Road”)
- 4% believe “shape-shifting reptilian people control our world by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate our societies”
Now, you might want to write off that last one because a) it’s so obviously tin-foil-hat crazy and b) it’s only 4%, but remember this: There are roughly 180 million registered voters in this country, and 4 percent of 180 million is 720,000.
That means 720,000 of our fellow Americans say they believe shape-shifting reptilian people are trying to take over the world.
Seven hundred-twenty thousand. That’s more people than there are in Detroit!
Of course, most of those people were probably just kidding … or, maybe that’s what the government wants us to think!