Billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer has been rather busy of late – what with his proposed High Court challenge to the carbon “tax”, musing about joining forces with Gina Rinehart to take over media and the very personal feud with Treasurer Wayne Swan.
In between what must be a very busy schedule, Clive has also taken the time to educate us on the “plot against Australia”.
The plot against Australia you say?
Well, apparently the Greens have been working with the CIA to destroy our economy.
Mr Palmer said yesterday a report by Greenpeace and other green groups last week entitled Stopping the Australian Coal Export Boom was the work of the US-based Rockefeller Foundation, which in turn he said, was funded by the CIA.
Holding a copy of the report, which detailed a campaign to stymie the expansion of the coal industry, Mr Palmer said: ”This is funded by the CIA.”
To those less familiar with the ideology of conspiracy culture of the denial movement Palmers statements are not at all surprising.
Conspiracy thinking and the fear of the “other” runs deep within the denial movement.
In the deniers world bankers, scientists, the UN, Freemasons, Greens and socialists are plotting to take over the globe and reduce our living standards on par with the stone age.
How did the country respond to Clive’s attempt to alert us to this danger?
Mostly with hysterical laughter and quizzical looks.
Thus, Palmer quickly backed away from his claims by “clarifying” what he “actually” meant”. Bob Brown and the greens are “decent” if somewhat “misguided” and “well-meaning”.
However, Palmer stands by claims the CIA is behind attempts to destroy the coal industry:
Standing by his claims that the United States through the CIA was trying to undermine Australia’s coal exports to Asia to preserve its own economic dominance, the Queensland magnate said Rockefeller family organisations had been shown in the past to be fronts for CIA activity.
“It’s quite normal. If you go back to the British Empire, if you go back to Japan in the ’80s and ’90s, it’s very much how normal business is done in the world.”
What’s next Clive?
9/11 was an inside job?