- Conspiracy theories are starting to pop up all over the place drawing connections from the miner rescue to Masonic imagery. The # of miners (33), the date of the rescue (10 + 13 + 10= 33), the number of days it took to drill the hole (33) and the "inverted pentagram" on the miners' shirts are just some of the supposed symbols that are proof that this was all a big stunt by the Freemasons to communicate some sort of Masonic message, whatever the hell that would be. We DO NOT buy into this line of thought at all, and we think it's a bit of a distraction.
- We've read another theory that this was all staged by media companies like Timer Warner to bring in ratings. Again, we also dismiss this theory. We wouldn't be surprised if this rescue operation turned out to all be staged but we strongly doubt it was orchestrated simply to bring in ratings. It is much more likely that the motivation was Chilean politics.
- When reviewing all the footage that we could get our hands on, everything from the earlier days of the miners being trapped underground, the day of the rescue and interviews afterward, we can't help but feel that some of what we're seeing actually IS genuine. Some of the footage looks damn real and the raw emotion from some of the miners and their family does seem genuine. But other scenes seem more like a low budget film and come off fake as hell. It seems a bit half and half, which makes us think maybe some people were in on the hoax (if it was in fact a hoax) and others were not. Perhaps this was orchestrated at a very high level, but many of the people at the bottom were simply pawns. Also, perhaps some of the miners trapped were in on it while most of them weren't. The ones in on it kept an eye on things and made sure everything was going alright and the men weren't starving to death.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
On October 13th we expressed skepticism in the official story of the 33 Chilean miners that were rescued after being trapped underground for 69 days. Since then we've gone back and fourth, from thinking it's a hoax to giving the story the benefit of the doubt and figuring it probably did happen as they say. There's just a couple things I want to mention now that it's been a few days: