The conspiracy theories against international bankers who are thought to be outsiders but infiltrating our government and destroying our country from within is an old one, it has an origin, it can be traced.
When the Catholic King and Queen took back Spain after the reconquista they gave Jews and others a choice: convert, leave, or die!
The Jews who converted became known as New Converts. The Spanish passed anti-Semitic laws not allowing them to have certain jobs. One of those was money handling, the Catholics thought it was beneath them.
Little did they know that banking, international banking, would grow in influence and have a huge impact on the economy. So this conspriacy theory, anti-Semitic in origin, was invented during the Inquisition, many in the Spanish government did not support the Inquisition which in part was about claiming the New Converts were heretics and taking away their money.
The same international banker conspiracy theory can be found in the movie Mississippi Burning being quoted by a KKK member.
The same conspiracy theory was also found in the militia-related literature I would come across in the alternative bookstore I used to visit in the '90s.
It is still around I see.
Conspiracy theories themselves also have a psychological component which if you are interested in why some hold conspiracy theories to begin with then read the following:
By John Gartner, Ph.D., published on September 01, 2009 - last reviewed on January 13, 2012
Field Guide to the Conspiracy Theorist: Dark Minds
This is where our conversation ends for the moment (re: the quote above where the gentleman states "is idiotic".)
Edited by Leave Britney alone!, 08 May 2013 - 01:44 PM.