The DIA conspiracy has gone academic!

May 21, 2011

A freshman at Santa Clara University cited DIA in an online report he did on the novel Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, who you might know from the site Boing Boing. Apparently the book is a contemporary sci-fi take on Orwell’s 1984.

Anyway, here’s what the student wrote.

The Denver airport conspiracy theory is mostly based on things that people perceive as clues towards a message the government is trying to send. For starters if one looks at the runways from a bird’s eye view a certain way they create the shape of a swastika. Then there are two murals in the airport that have people interested, the first mural is of a Nazi German soldier with dead people all around him, and the other depicting a mass genocide and some symbolism towards the Mayan prediction of the end of the world. Lastly it is rumored that when they were building the airport they messed up and instead of knocking it all down, instead they just built the airport we know today on top of the one they originally had. Thus there are eight floor of airport that is below the Denver international airport and people believe that there is a secret government organization that meets there and is planning a mass genocide. There is nothing in Little brother about any conspiracy theories, but some things in the novel and parts of this particular conspiracy theory share things in common. For example Doctorow depicts this secret jail that the DHS operate out of which is similar to the idea of there be secret government buildings under the airport. This is interesting how people come up with common things; it shows how many people have similar beliefs about what the government is hiding.


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