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Mark Dice
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Dice in October 2009
Born
Mark Shouldice[1]

(1977-12-21) December 21, 1977 (age 40)
ResidenceSan Diego, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Alma materCalifornia State University (BCJ)[2]
Mark Dice
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2013
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2017

Mark Shouldice (born December 21, 1977), known professionally as Mark Dice,[1] is an American YouTube personality,[3] conspiracy theorist,[4][5] and author[4] known for his conspiracy theories about secret societies, Satanists and the Illuminati control of the world.[4][6][7][8] Dice has also attracted criticism and attention for his claim that the United States government orchestrated the September 11 attacks.

Career

In 2005, Dice wrote and self-published The Resistance Manifesto, a book on Illuminati and New World Order conspiracy theories.[9] In 2009, he published The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction, discussing the possibility of an Illuminati secret society.[10] In 2010, The History Channel series Decoded featured Dice who met with the show's investigators to discuss the Illuminati secret society.[11]

Since then, Dice produced a series of YouTube videos in which he asks people in public places to sign satirical petitions, such as repealing the Bill of Rights "for Obama" and granting Obama immunity for any and all crimes he commits while in office.[12] The videos were discussed on Fox & Friends and in The Washington Times.[13][14]

In 2015, Los Angeles Times sports columnist Kevin Baxter derided Dice for his theory that Katy Perry was Satanic, and his theory that the Super Bowl halftime shows were elaborate Illuminati rituals.[15]

Michael Reagan controversy

In June 2008, Dice launched a campaign he called "Operation Inform the Soldiers" to urge people to send letters and DVDs to troops stationed in Iraq supporting a conspiracy theory that the September 11 attacks in 2001 were an "inside job".[16] "People want the facts. The Marines are hungry for the truth—what got them there [in Iraq], why are they risking their lives—and we're going to help them understand that", he told Fox News. In reaction, syndicated talk show host Michael Reagan commented on-air that Dice should be found and tried for treason and said, "How about you take Mark Dice out and put him in the middle of a firing range. Tie him to a post, don't blindfold him, let it rip and have some fun with Mark Dice." Reagan added that he would pay for the bullets.[17] Reagan apologized for his comments the following week.[17] Progressive advocacy group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) described the incident as part of a broader pattern by Reagan of advocating for murder, and it called on its readers to ask Radio America, Reagan's syndicator, to explain whether it permitted its hosts to "call for murder on the air."[17]

References

  1. ^ a b San Diego County Assessor Recorder County Clerk. Retrieved 2016-08-29
  2. ^ "Inside the Illuminati: Evidence, Objectives, and Methods of Operation - Mark Dice - Google Books". Google Books. 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  3. ^ Wnedling, Mike (October 19, 2016). "'Black people don't like Trump' video was staged". BBC.
  4. ^ a b c Tavernise, Sabrina (6 December 2016). "As Fake News Spreads Lies, More Readers Shrug at the Truth". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Newton Lee (23 October 2016). Google It: Total Information Awareness. Springer. p. 526. ISBN 978-1-4939-6415-4. [C]elebrity conspiracy theorists like Mark Dice[...]
  6. ^ Lee, Benjamin (4 November 2016). "Marina Abramović mention in Podesta emails sparks accusations of satanism" (Republican author Mark Dice tweeted: "I am now accepting apologies from everyone who said I was crazy for writing books about how the Establishment are Satanists"). The Guardian. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  7. ^ Sykes, Leslie (May 17, 2009). "Angels & Demons Causing Serious Controversy". KFSN-TV/ABC News. Archived from the original on December 20, 2014. The Illuminati is a real, mafia organization that is operating today. Many would say that the Illuminati were instrumental in insuring that the 9/11 attacks happened, that they are behind the banking collapse that everybody is facing.
  8. ^ D'Addario, Daniel (January 24, 2013). "The music world's fake Illuminati". Salon.
  9. ^ "The Resistance Manifesto". Google Books. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  10. ^ Carla Hinton (May 9, 2009). "Book Sheds Light on Illuminati". The Oklahoman. Friday's premiere of the suspense thriller Angels & Demons, based on Dan Brown's book of the same name, may spark interest in a secret society central to the movie's plot. So says Mark Dice of San Diego, author of the new book Illuminati: Facts and Fiction. Dice, 31, said historians and scholars agree that the Illuminati organization was created in Bavaria, Germany, in the late 1700s, but there continues to be a debate about whether the group completely disbanded when its sinister plans were discovered by authorities, and its members were exposed more than 200 years ago. Here, Dice discusses his book on the Illuminati, a group featured prominently in Angels and Demons.
  11. ^ The History Channel (December 2010). "Brad Meltzer's Decoded – Statue of Liberty". History.com. Retrieved 9 July 2015. Dice appears in the 44-minute segment from 20:32 to 26:07.
  12. ^ "San Diegans eager to sign petition allowing Karl Marx to succeed Obama in 2016". The Washington Times. September 9, 2013.
  13. ^ Fox and Friends (April 17, 2013). "People Signing Away Rights to 'Support Obama'? Yep".
  14. ^ "Californians sign sham petition supporting 'Obama's preemptive nuclear strike' against Russia". The Washington Times. June 11, 2015. Article discussing one of Dice's petition YouTube videos that went viral.
  15. ^ "NFL's latest conspiracy? It's Katy Perry". Los Angeles Times. January 26, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  16. ^ "Group Plans to Send Letters to Troops in Iraq on How U.S. Government Planned 9/11". Foxnews.com. 2008-06-10. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
  17. ^ a b c "Action Alert: Talk Show Host Calls for Murder". Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2008-06-27.

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