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There has been an odd but oddly-captivating conspiracy theory floating around the internet for the past decade.
Well, that’s to say, there are many odd conspiracy theories floating around the internet at present. Everyone from the rap legends of the Wu Tang Clan to actress Megan Fox believes one conspiracy theory or another.
Some conspiracy theories are even considered quite en vogue in certain circles. Stolen elections, circa 2016 or 2020; COVID19 origins; singer Avril Lavigne, like Sir Paul McCartney before her, killed by evil record companies and replaced with a lookalike. We should really all be trading conspiracy theory cards instead of baseball cards. The rare ones that turn out to be true might really end up being worth something someday.
Some conspiracy theories are neither true nor all in good fun, of course. Some are vile perversions of the human psyche and transgressions against society which should be censored- never linked. (Yes, censored. Just like snuff films, the, “Big Book of Mischief,” or the so-called, “Anarchists Cookbook,” and a dozen other vile-intentioned how-tos on murder, torture, bomb making and contract killing of which most people- blessedly- have never heard.)
Some conspiracy theories are obviously just for fun. They are ear-worms; tongue-in-cheek, long-running jokes the seriousness of which is impossible to determine.
The Mandela Effect is one of those funny little conspiracy theories. It posits that the world- as we knew it- did actually end in 2012, just like it was supposedly predicted to do in the much-hyped Mayan long-count calendar.
That was the year, Mandela Effect-theorist believe, the Large Hadron Collider was turned on, thereby creating tiny pockets of antimatter that coalesced into a black hole which then sucked the entire Earth into its unknowable vortex- where we earthlings have been- presumably- languishing ever since.
That’s why, Mandela Effect-theorists say, everything has been going off the rails since then. You have to hand it to them; that last part is hard to refute.