One of the world’s favourite conspiracy theorists is coming to New Zealand


One of the best things about the internet in the early days was that it became the meeting place and primary publication platform for people who would not be taken seriously by the main stream media. David Icke is a superstar in this area.

Conspiracy theorist David Icke is coming to Auckland for a one-off show next month – almost 20 years on from the year he proclaimed New Zealand would disappear.

The former English footballer and sports broadcaster-turned-author-and-speaker has proposed many hypotheses since his “awakening” in 1990, including that he is the son of God and the Royal Family are “bloodsucking alien lizards” who work with world leaders to enslave the human race.

He also claimed the world would be devastated by natural disasters in 1997 and as a result, New Zealand would “disappear”.

Icke refused to answer the Herald on Sunday’s questions about his dire prediction for New Zealand, saying he’d had other hypotheses proven and his large following – he has published more than 20 books and spoken in more than 25 countries – is evidence of the support for his research.

His WorldWide Wake Up Tour show at Auckland’s Logan Campbell Centre on August 6 will include his insights into world events and the plans he believes are in place for WWIII.

The 12-hour seminar will have New Zealand-focused content but Icke had not determined what it would be when he spoke to the Herald on Sunday. Tickets are $90 to $150 each.

“What [the audience] can expect is to have their minds blown,” Icke said.

“I’ve spent 26 years researching from the point of view of an open mind what this thing called life is and what the world is all about … You come out of the womb and you are immediately influenced in terms of your perceptions of everything by your parents … That base perception is so tiny and narrow it’s breathtaking.

One of the things “normal” people do when encountered by conspiracy theories, or people espousing them, is to apply a label. That means everything this person proposes is now safe to ignore and safe to laugh at.

“I couldn’t care less about the critics,” Icke said.

“What people think of me is their business. I’m interested in the truth, not how people perceive it. My audiences’ reactions are immensely positive.

“Their common denominator is they have an open mind.” Icke challenged sceptics to attend his show and make their own decisions about his research.

“Why are so many people around the world coming to hear this information when the guy delivering it is supposed to be crazy?

“As Albert Einstein said, ‘condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance’.”

Icke’s work at the fringes (the Royal Family are reptiles!) is definitely hard to accept, for even the most “open-minded” listeners, but to discard everything the man says is to miss out on information and knowledge that may be less controversial, and likely to be true. Critics only point to the most extreme claims and his most embarrassing misses, while ignoring when he gets it right – which is remarkably often.

Icke has been saying Britain has suffered a long period of ritualised child abuse, which goes right to the top, including some people in parliament. For decades he was ridiculed. But we’ve all seen that particular boil pop in the UK over the last few years.

One thing is guaranteed: people who go and listen to David will be in for one hell of an entertaining ride. Value for money is guaranteed. And the deal is that you simply listen and give things a chance.  Not everything he promotes is a lie, and not everything is true. But that leaves a huge amount of scope to have your mind blown, even if you just go to be entertained rather than informed.


Pete / NZ Herald

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