This is highly opinionated...so don't say you weren't warned!
I don't know what's in the water this week, but I think a new record has been set for the types of videos people are spreading around on Facebook as hidden truths. The gullibility of people is depressing. You don't need to exert that much energy into disinfo for people to believe it and spread it, apparently. Or to just make something up off the top of your head and for it to gain a cult following.
Firstly there have been numerous people who spread, liked and even commented on a a news reports from The Onion News Network as if it were true. Aside from that as some people, especially those not in America may have just been ignorant of the validity The Onion News Network, the video was an obvious fake.
Secondly, David Icke's wonderful contribution to the world is once again flaring in intense cult following in spite of his own wavering views on whether there are actual Reptilians or just Reptilian-minded people (and don't forget, hate religion too). Videos and websites are being shown to me and are flooding my Facebook's wall like there's no tomorrow. And the best part about them is that they are so silly. All the various shape-shifting videos are obvious fakes. Like, not only that but the work of an amateur.
Thirdly, as "Illuminaist" Steve Jackson has pointed out, there are many contradictions yet people spread these contradictions without any forethought. For instance, considering Zeitgeist disinformation while David Icke not (who preaches a similar message mixed into an obsession with the original V serious--sorry that's my sleeper mind speaking again, silly me). Or: Queen Elizabeth was the victim of Jesuits/Catholic Church and at the same time part of the evil bloodline originating from Tribe of Dan whom the Jesuits/Catholic Church supposedly protect.
Fourthly, there's the whole mind-control [insert project name here] stuff that is getting way out of control. I've looked into the claims of some of the popular individuals (like Cathy O'Brien), and they are loony, at best. I don't even know why they are given the time of day. It reminds me when I would prank my classmates in Middle School into believing I was actually a real vampire. Imagine my success now if only I had kept it going and dropped a few famous names into the mix as well as some sordid details, with a mind to get a publisher! At any rate, nowadays everyone is mind-controlled, everyone is a disinformation agent or false flag. Everyone that has ever been involved in something political was part of a greater conspiracy (I've seen it stretched all the way back to John Wilkes Booth...which is confusing at best because most "conservatives" back then hated Abraham Lincoln in almost the exact same vein as Obama regardless of what he did or thought of about bankers). For the record, this doesn't mean I don't believe in false flags or creepy government or intelligence agency experiments and what not, I'm just pointing out the knee-jerk reaction to cry wolf about this stuff, and to automatically accept everything without a skeptical lens.
Fifthly (and not really on a conspiracy theory note, but it's in a similar vein), I was recently spammed with a recommendation that went into details about Alexander the Great being the prophet Dhul-Qarnayn and all that. It's one of my least favorite subjects to deal with because so many people enjoy it and no matter what you say, they have arm fulls of "evidence" to prove me wrong. It doesn't matter that Alexander's contemporaries asserted his paganism, or that he had many incidents of shirk, or that he was homosexual and even got called out on it by a disgusted satrap. It doesn't matter that displaying ram horns to symbolize god would never be kosher/halal, let alone being nicknamed because of said pagan symbolism. It doesn't matter that the Alexander Romance is a book of fables compiled after Alexander's death, or that he never preached monotheism, or that Aristotle is associated with being a believer despite (in Islam) the sects that adopted his teachings were often heretical by generic standards, and that he taught unIslamic opinions like women being a colder and lesser species. None of it matters because it's accepted by many scholars and so they must be right (because scholars are also experts in history, too, I guess).
I want to conclude this by saying that I am not dismissing stuff based on them just being hard to believe. I'm doing so on logic, evidence and common sense that comes from my personal life experiences. I do believe in many things that are considered weird or even taboo. Hell, I believe in UFOs (in relation to jinn) while most conspiracy theorists of the generic and more modern kind dismiss them altogether as disinformation to keep the masses distracted for either an alien invasion or a non-existent issue. I even believe in "Reptilians" and even blogged about them in a now lost blog, but not in the way David Icke handles them--I did so from an anthropological point-of-view, while keeping belief in the jinn in mind, keeping it very simple and without any mention of NWO or anything.
As I believe I've pointed out before, people seem to be seeing something that sounds cool and are accepting it and passing it on. Few seem to be looking at things with a critical eye unless it comes from the mainstream media.