John Bruno Hare
Eric Dubay is an American professional conspiracy theorist. His first offering was The Atlantean Conspiracy, which is supported by a website(a). This book is heavy on paranoia but rather light on Plato and is now available as a free pdf file(b). This has now been updated and if you wish to OD on conspiracy theories, this paper(g) should help you on your way.
Dubay’s conspiracy is all-encompassing, linking The Vatican, AIDS, 9/11, Freemasons, Pearl Harbour etc, etc. How Plato’s lost civilisation can be linked with such matters is hard to fathom, apart from the marketing value of Atlantis. I’m surprised that he omitted Mickey Mouse, The Simpsons and the cost of Hungarian potatoes. One could be forgiven for thinking that Eric is badly in need of lessons in critical thinking.
In 2014, Dubay sank even further with the publication of The Flat-Earth Conspiracy, the promotional blurb for which ends with; “The greatest cover-up of all time, NASA and Freemasonry’s biggest secret, is that we are living on a plane, not a planet, that Earth is the flat, stationary center of the universe.”
Dubay is described as one of the leading voices behind the revival of the Flat Earth theory(c), in fact, he is now president of the International Flat Earth Research Society.
In April 2020, Dubay issued his first newsletter. It contains material on his Flat Earth propaganda as well as conspiracy nonsense regarding the coronavirus. Atlantis seems to have faded from his radar screen and hopefully will remain so. Alas, I wrote too soon, Dubay has now published Flatlantis , which I can only presume combines the story of Plato’s lost city with the ravings of the flat-earthers!
He has also published a lengthy paper entitled “200 Proofs Earth is Not a Spinning Ball”(d). Dubay follows in the steps of the famous nineteenth-century flat-earther, Samuel Birley Rowbotham. The link to Rowbotham’s book(e) includes a critical introduction by the late John Bruno Hare.
A number of Dubay’s books can be downloaded freely online(f).
>Dubay’s credibility as a commentator is highlighted by his assessment of Hitler – “Adolf Hitler was actually a vegetarian, animal-lover, an author, an artist, a political activist, economic reformer and nominated for a Nobel Peace prize. He enacted the world’s first anti-animal cruelty, anti-pollution and anti-smoking laws. Unlike the demonic portrait that history has painted of him, Hitler was beloved by his people and he wanted nothing but peace.”(h)<
John Bruno (J.B.) Hare (1955-2010) lived in California and is best known as the founder of the valuable Sacred Texts website(a). Hare also wrote introductions to Ignatius Donnelly’s two best known books, Atlantis, The Antediluvian World(b) and Ragnarok(c).
It was announced on the second anniversary of his death that his work will continue with new material in the pipeline for the site(d).