Never one to shy away from a chance to delve deeper into what goes on in his head, Ab-Soul linked up with BuzzFeed to pen a list entitled "7 Conspiracy Theories That Will Make You Question Everything." Ab-Soul has already expressed in his music and in interviews that he follows some left-of-center schools of thought and is mindful of many alternative political and sociological beliefs. This list compiles seven of those unorthodox ideas that might seem kind of "out there" to many, but according to BuzzFeed, Ab-Soul is leaving everything open-ended. Naomi Zeichner writes:
He didn’t dwell on proving each theory’s potential. “If you’re into that, you can dig into that,” he said, with a wizardish smile.
You can read the full piece here, and check out all seven theories below.
1. The president is not actually the president.
“I have reason to believe that the guy who delivers the oath for the president to recite at the presidential inauguration — I think his boss is the real president. Somebody’s paying him to get this guy inaugurated.”
2. Fluoride calcifies the pineal gland.
“The pineal gland excretes melatonin, which helps regulate your dreams during REM sleep. Fluoride calcifies the pineal gland. Fluoride is found in toothpaste, something that you need to use every time you eat. It is also found in tap water,” Soul said. “I brush my teeth with Tom’s non-fluoride toothpaste.”
3. Spelling is a spell.
“Ad-vert-is-ment. Pro-agenda. Hell-o. You greet people with hell,” Ab-Soul said. “Be aware of spelling. You gotta think — language is self. Language is a survival tactic.”
4. "Minority" is a disingenuous concept.
“What race of people do you hear referred to as minorities? Non-white people, blacks, and hispanics. The ‘minorities.’ But they’re not in the minority.”
5. The word "racism" is a tool for injustice.
“Racism is not an emotion. It’s not a feeling. It’s not a prejudice. Racism is a race, like a running race. Racism is a word created to describe this race for supremacy. It’s a tool used to keep people in separate cars.”
6. UFOS have been identified.
“UFOs: Unidentified Flying Objects, plural. I think they’ve been identified. We have a lot of reason to believe that NASA or the space intelligence is confidential. A lot of the pictures that you see have been photoshopped. If you’re into that, you can dig into that.”
7. Ultimately, everyone sees the world differently.
“Your eyes are connected to your brain. Everything you’re seeing is coming out of your brain. So what you’re seeing may not be what I’m seeing. You’ll never be able to hold your brain in your hand.”