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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Conspiracy Theories, AIDS Denialism, Holocaust Denial, and Dr. Nancy Banks

Just as we were getting bored with the same old (elderly white male) AIDS Deniers, enter Dr. Nancy Banks. Claiming to have a medical degree from Harvard, Dr. Banks has been recruited into Clark Baker’s AIDS denialism legal team. She is one of his star witnesses for his Office of Medical and Scientific Justice. Banks is an ‘expert’ witness in Military cases, where Clark Baker has actually found an attorney dim enough to employ his services.

What I like most about Nancy Banks is that she illustrates something we have known for years… AIDS Denialists and Holocaust Deniers are nuts in the same shell. In the case of Nancy Banks, she is one nut that has it all – conspiracy theories, AIDS denial, and Holocaust denial. Below is an essay that sheds light on Nancy Banks. I have agreed not to name of the author to evade Clark Baker’s harassment.

Dr. Nancy Banks has no background in infectious diseases, has never done research, and has never published anything other a self- published book “AIDS, Opium, Diamonds, and Empire: The Deadly Virus of International Greed”.

Banks explains that AIDS is caused not by HIV but by a global conspiracy in league with a variety of secret societies and Western governments to loot Africa of its diamonds and other natural resources while diverting attention from the plunder by manufacturing the AIDS epidemic. According to her theory, AIDS symptoms are actually caused by the antiretroviral AIDS drugs or by tuberculosis and other diseases afflicting mineworkers. This subterfuge allows diamond corporations like DeBeers to escape liability for hazardous working conditions while at the same time engaging in a vast scheme to depopulate continent.

Banks draws heavily on anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. For example, she quotes prominent anti-Semitic authors Eustace Mullins, Andrew Carrington Hitchcock, and Salvador Astucia. As the quotes below also show, she is not afraid to openly accuse a Jewish conspiracy of genocide in Africa. She singles out Israel, the American Jewish Congress, and Maurice Tempelsman as examples of the wider Jewish conspiracy. Finally, as can be seen in the index, Banks’ book is a compilation of some of the most widely disseminated conspiracy theories of the 20th century including such varied topics as the Kennedy assassination, fluoridated water, the Matrix, and 9/11, all of which somehow explain her theory of HIV/AIDS.

Banks believes that almost all world events of the past 75 years can be tied to so-called HIV hysteria: “The AIDS paradigm has created a universal belief system based not on science but on inference, innuendo, and association. Very few people will exercise the capacity to synthesize what on the surface may appear to be unrelated events. The assassination of President Kennedy, the prolongation of the Vietnam War, the War on Drugs, the War on Cancer, the rise of Kissinger and Iran-Contra, the de-industrialization of the United States and the strengthening of China as a world power, the genocide in the Congo and the current financial crisis are different acts of the same psychodrama.” Banks, AIDS, Opium, Diamonds, and Empire, p362. 

Banks uses a variety of anti-Semitic and other conspiracy theories to advance her theory of HIV/AIDS:

AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire by Nancy Banks, p29, fn 38: Andrew Carrington Hitchcock, The Synagogue of Satan: The Secret History of World Jewish Domination.

AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire by Nancy Banks, p95, fn 123: John Coleman, The Conspirators’ Hierarchy: The Committee of 300. Coleman believes that world governments are controlled by a conspiracy of 300 families in England that acquired power and wealth during Great Britain’s Opium Wars with China. See

AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire by Nancy Banks, p127, fn 173, 175, 176: Various books about the Gemstone File. The Gemstone File is a conspiracy theory that Aristotle Onassis, Joseph Kennedy, Eugene Meyer, and others were involved in a global conspiracy including the mafia, oil and drug cartels, and rogue militaries. According the conspiracy theory, the Kennedy brothers were murdered when they attempted to break away from the conspiracy.

AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire by Nancy Banks, p128-29, fn 182. “Eustace Mullins stated that ‘Bernard Baruch, Eugene Meyer, Jr., and Paul Warburg . . . exercised more direct power over the American people than any president, because back of these men was the strength of the financial oligarchy which had maintained undisputed sway in this country since 1863.’” Eustace Mullins, The Federal Reserve Conspiracy.

Note: Eustace Mullins was a prolific anti-Semitic author and white supremacist who believed in a vast Jewish conspiracy to control the world through finance and medicine.

According to the Anti-Defamation League, in his book The Federal Reserve Conspiracy, Mullins wrote: “The American people have assumed the burden of hundreds of billions of dollars of debt simply because we let a handful of enemy aliens take over our monetary system. The three most important architects of our present monetary system are ... Paul Warburg, the German Jew who wrote the Federal Reserve Act, Emmanuel Goldenweiser, the Russian Jew who supervised the details of Federal Reserve Board operations through its first thirty years, and Harry Dexter White, son of Lithuanian Jews, who set up the International Monetary Fund.”

AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire by Nancy Banks, p141: “Diamonds are common and cheap. . . . This is a commodity that is tightly controlled by a small group of individuals who form a spider web of misery and intrigue that leads from South Africa to Tel Aviv to Brussels and New York. These sparkling gems are not a girl’s best friend, but a warmonger’s best asset of untraceable funds to pay for guns, corrupt politicians, assassins, and chaos in pursuit of an agenda run out of Israel.”

AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire by Nancy Banks, p145: “It is not surprising, according to reports, that [Premier Diamond of South Africa] has blamed this rapid rise in the incidence of tuberculosis on AIDS, inferring that working conditions are irrelevant. The cynical use of AIDS, as a method to neutralize potential legal action against Premier Diamond’s sub-standard mining practices is rather typical of the ‘impeccable business decisions’ of this organization. What possible liability could accrue to a company that has a graveyard full of dead workers and cities full of injured workers who have a disease that was ‘sexually acquired’?”

AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire by Nancy Banks, pp148-49: “AIDS is part of the business model being used by the West to explain away the numerous atrocities committed by extractive corporations as a part of their routine business practices [in Africa]. Maurice Tempelsman, an icon of such business interests, has invested his entire life in supporting this business model whereby workers’ lives are ended abruptly by deliberate business decisions that privilege profit over human life. . . . Tempelsman has played a key role over the course of the last six decades in the destabilization and economic ruin of several African countries. . . . By sitting on the board of the Harvard School of Public Health’s AIDS Initiative, Tempelsman has made sure that the atrocities he instigates in Africa as a staunch advocate for mining interests are misconstrued as the HIV/AIDS crises. . . . [His] resume omits that Tempelsman is chairman of the American Jewish Congress, a Zionist pressure group that claims it works closely with the Israeli military.” (emphasis added).

AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire by Nancy Banks, pp150-51: “The Congo is the second largest country in Africa. For decades, under Belgium rule, it was ruthlessly stripped of its natural resources . . . . King Leopold claimed that everything in Congo belonged to him. . . . The corporations answered to King Leopold, and Leopold answered to the Rothschilds who became the court bankers in 1853.”

AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire by Nancy Banks, p159: “AIDS is the subterfuge for the economic destruction of a continent and psychological warfare against the African people of the Diaspora. [Maurice] Tempelsman as chairman of the Harvard School of Public Health’s AIDS Initiative intends to keep it that way. It’s just business!”

AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire by Nancy Banks, p169, fn 263: Salvador Astucia, Opium Lords, Israel, the Golden Triangle and the Kennedy Assassination. Astucia’s thesis is that the World Jewish Congress, in league with Jewish gangster Meyer Lansky and the FBI, hired French heroin traffickers to murder John F. Kennedy. As repayment, the heroin traffickers were allowed to resume their activities in southeast Asia, which required the U.S. to overthrow the government of South Vietnam.

Opium Lords, Israel, the Golden Triangle and the Kennedy Assassination, by Salvador Astucia, p1 “Opium was the glue that held together the rivaling factions that conspired to kill JFK. The main factions in the conspiracy were Zionist instigators, the American Mafia (headed by Jewish mobster Meyer Lansky and his lieutenant, Santo Trafficante), French-Corsican crime syndicates in Marseilles, France and Southeast Asia, and the US military.” (emphasis added).

Opium Lords, Israel, the Golden Triangle and the Kennedy Assassination, by Salvador Astucia, pp250-51 “Regardless of the document’s origin, many of the Protocols [of Zion] bear a striking resemblance to reality. And quite frankly, the general tone of the Protocols is similar to that of the Talmud. . . . The first example—Protocol XII, Control of the Press—clearly reflects reality in modern America. The US news media is almost completely dominated by Jewish individuals at the executive and ownership levels.” (emphasis added).

AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire by Nancy Banks, p225, fn 336-37: Eustace Mullins, Murder by Injection. Mullins is a prolific anti-Semitic author and white supremacist. In Murder by Injection, he claims that a Jewish global banking conspiracy led by the Rothschilds and acting through their American agent Jay Rockefeller have created a medical monopoly in the United States that is poisoning Americans with vaccines and fluoridated water in order to reap profits from the medical and pharmaceutical industries while also sapping the will of Americans to resist the New World Order. Banks takes her theory of HIV/AIDS directly from chapter six, “Whither AIDS?”

Murder by Injection, by Eustace Mullins, p5. “The present work, the result of some forty years of investigative research, is a logical progression of my previous books: the expose of the international control of monetary issue and banking practices in the United States; a later work revealing the secret network of organization through which these alien forces wield political power—the secret committees, foundations, and political parties through which their hidden plans are implemented[.]” Mullins’ reference to his previous works is significant. Mullins’ previous works include the virulently anti-Semitic books The Curse of Canaan and The New History of the Jews.

The Curse of Canaan, by Eustace Mullins, pp150-51. “With Satan’s help, the Canaanites attacked and seized the land of Israel. . . . The Canaanite invaders now occupying Israel are not ‘Christ’s’; they are the revilers and mockers of Christ. . . . We have been persecuted because we have fallen into the trap of the world, the dualism which offers us the choice of following God’s Will, or of passively joining the Canaanites in accepting Satan as the leader, which means participating in the shedding of blood and the obscene rituals of human sacrifice.”

The New History of the Jews, by Eustace Mullins, p5. “Throughout the history of civilization, one particular problem of mankind has remained constant. In all of the vast records of peace and wars and rumors of wars, one great empire after another has had to come to grips with the same dilemma . . . the Jews.”

The New History of the Jews, by Eustace Mullins, p49. “Jews and Ritual Murder: At the dawn of civilization, the blood rite, in which human blood is drunk from the body of a still-living victim, was known to many tribes. However, only one people, that has never progressed beyond the Stone Age, has continued to practice the blood rite and ritual murder. This people is the Jews.”

Murder by Injection, by Eustace Mullins, p203. “In reviewing the all-pervasive influence of the Rockefellers and their foreign controllers, the Rothschilds, in every aspect of American life, the citizen must ask himself, ‘What can be done?’”

Almost every major conspiracy of the 20th century can be found in Banks’ book. Banks weaves each conspiracy theory into her narrative and blames each one for being the true cause of the AIDS epidemic and AIDS symptoms:

Deep politics, p13
Jay Rockefeller and the Flexner Brothers, p27
World Zionism and the Versailles Conference, p28
Fluoridated water, pp71, 73, 363
Fluoridated water is a form of population control, p366
Unemployed cancer researchers looking for fame, p109
The Skull and Bones Society at Yale, p112
Kennedy Assassination, pp113, 116
George H.W. Bush, p113
Dick Cheney, p121
Joint Special Operations Command, p121
9/11 (The World Trade Center was leveled by explosives by neoconservatives to justify the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan), pp121-23, 356
Nixon and Kissinger start the Vietnam War to expand their drug empire and poison American blacks and Hispanics with heroin, p126
Mafia and Joseph Kennedy, p131
CIA and the Kennedy assassination, p133
HIV does not cause AIDS, pp233, 259, 395
AIDS is a hoax, p241
AIDS is an energy deficit condition, p353
AIDS medications cause AIDS, p242
AIDS is caused by dehydration, p393
AIDS is caused by lack of sleep, p393
AIDS is caused by pollution, p394
AIDS is caused by heavy metal music, p394
AIDS is caused by Coca Cola, p395
Love and gratitude prevent HIV, p396
HIV is not sexually transmitted, p293
Stargate and Army remote viewing program, p328
The Matrix, p360-64
Chakras, p365


  1. Seth's a HomophobeMarch 27, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    The standard Jewish Mantra when all else fails.

    "Anti Semetic" "Holocaust Denier".

    All this shows is a lack of substance in any other argument.

    1. Right, right. It's because Seth's Jewish and hates gay people :/. And not because a simple google search of "Nancy Turner Banks Jew" shows he's right.

  2. I just want to get one thing out of the way: I, JTD, did NOT write this. Clark Baker is already harassing me about another issue, I don't want his crazy ass after me for this too.

    I wrote about Nancy "Bigot" Banks at D4D when her atrocious bundle-of-blather masquerading as a book first came out. She said that gay men used to take Bactrim as a prophylaxis for STDs before they went out at night and slept with dozens of men at one time. Not only is that an obvious statement of a bigot, bit it is also false. Bactrim has never been used to as a treatment nor as a prophylaxis for STDs. Banks is an obvious fraud.

    Cheers to whomever subjected his or her self to the hours of agony it must have taken to slog through this horrible "book".

  3. Just for Fun: Celia Farber has once AGAIN claimed to be leaving RA facebook. I have to hand it to Brian Carter, he calls her out and says because he knows her so well, he knows she won't be able to stay away.

    This is about the 700th time Farber has made some such claim. Poor thing.

  4. Here is something very interesting form RA faceboook. They were discussing the Baby Rico saga and someone asked why Clark Baker has not swooped in to save the day and Elizabeth Ely gave a one sentence response:

    "OMSJ has not been invited into the Baby Rico case."

    So, this is the biggest thing to happen to the AIDS Dissident movement in many years and even Baker's own side does NOT want him!! That says it all, IMHO!

  5. It's interesting to note the similarities between Nancy Banks and an earlier AIDS conspiracy theorist Lorainne Day. Both were former medical doctors who themselves had to confront serious health problems - in Day's case it was breast cancer, but Nancy Banks only says she had "two back-to-back life threatening illnesses" around a decade ago.

    Both have subsequently made names for themselves on some of the weirder corners of the internet promoting a raft of elaborate crackpot theories which include alleged secret government conspiracies, scientifically baseless proposed quasi-medical treatments and florid antisemitism.

    In fairness to Banks, I should point out that she has never - to my admittedly cursory reading - denied that the Nazi holocaust occurred, despite the bizarre anti-Jewish themes in her writings.

    I shouldn't have to point this out, but serious mental illness is common in all societies, and having a medical degree does not provide immunity.

    Nor is there such a thing as a crazy-filter on the internet

    1. I don't even know whether to believe her that she was actually ill.

  6. Over at RA facebook they are discussing Maggiore's death and the Al-Bayati autopsy report. It's amazing how much they don't remember, especially Elizabeth Ely. She even said she does not know if Al-Bayati performed the autopsy himself. Come on. This was the biggest scam the deniers tried to pull off. Their selective memory further underscores what an abysmal failure it was then and still is. And that they know it! They are just trying to re-write history for the newbies.

  7. RA facebook is a gold mine of crazy. There is a long thread about "Gio Azule" and what a crazy, nut-job conspiracy theorist he is. They are ganging up on him and claiming that people like him and several others they explicitly name, are making them all look crazy! That is so funny to me. The fact that they can not see that they are all just a bunch of pots and kettles is amazing to me.

    Also, Christine Johnson comes right out and says that RA facebook is embarrassing and she's ashamed to even be a part of it. What a hypocrite. Then get out. But she's too crazy to see what a hypocrite she is.

    Lastly, Liam Scheff is the biggest conspiracy theory, nut-job around and the AIDS Denialists welcome him with open arms.

    Cray and sad. Sad and crazy. But in-fighting is hilarious.

    1. It is funny. I admit I often go there to laugh at them when I am down.

      But then you see that desperate person post with a CD4 count of 22! and rampant toxoplasmosis. And you realize they may kill him in a matter of days. And it stops being quite as amusing. I hope the hospital convinces him to get help, or he'll be right back in and won't check out again.

  8. So now I know why Kalichman is silent on this trash blog.
    He has a new hobby
    Doen't Bill Gates have anything better to waste his money on?

    1. Than preventing millions of illnesses for pennies. I honestly can't think of one.

  9. Keep my funding coming.May 15, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Clearly Seth has jumped off the good ship HIV/AIDS as it sinks beneath the waves. Besides there are far better funding opportunities now in the vaccine arena for the Grant-Whore from UConn.

    Same actors, different play, nothing to do with herd immunity and all to do with herd mentality.

  10. The one thing I really think is possible is the de-population of Africa through AIDS. There is a lot of racist people out there, stupid by the way, who always think they're superior to other ones. No one is pure, I think the purest race is the black one. The rest of us are a mix of multiple races.

  11. It took less than two months for Celia Farber to break her word AGAIN! She is back posting at RA facebook page where she claimed she was quitting back in March! What a mentally unstable, sad person she is.