David Icke, former British footballer and sport journalist, is either a genius or a crackpot. And plenty of people think he’s the latter.
The media lampoons him mercilessly and it’s fair to say he often brings it on himself when he proclaims, for example, that he is Jesus reincarnated.
Icke is a conspiracy theorist who believes the power elites are extraterrestrial shape-shifting lizards.This includes the British Royal family (though somehow he does not include Diana in this lizard cabal).
Despite what you might think of the Royals it has likely never crossed your mind that they are lizards. But Icke insists that if you watch slow motion video footage, you can spot a second membrane on their eyes when they blink.
However, Icke is mostly harmless and has some serious things to say.
For these two reasons alone, it’s a pity he insists the elites are lizards because it undermines his more lucid utterances and makes him an object of ridicule, contempt, and disdain.
The truth is, people can be appalling and abusive to others and our powerful elites are no exception. So to call the super-rich extraterrestrial lizards is a cop out that absolves them of their human failings.
After all, humans are complex, multifaceted creatures and our capacity for kindness and compassion is only matched by our capacity for hatred and cruelty.
We don’t need conspiracy theories about extraterrestrial lizards to tell us that.