Still, regardless of what you think of the man and his actions, it's unlikely that he's the real-life Ernst Stavro Blofeld in disguise, what with already fucking being the most powerful guy in the Western world. So, why is all that horse crap making rounds? It's almost like there is some major institution out there, presenting themselves as a credible entity yet knowingly feeding utter bull to everyone it can reach ...
... oh, hi, Fox News! Didn't see you there! Who would have guessed we would see you in an article about crazy conspiracy claims, channel that causes actual foxes to storm the county clerk's office to change their species' name to "pumpernickel" just so they wouldn't be associated with you. I would normally throw a  after that sentence, but you know what? I'll do it after Fox starts doing it.
"I would sue, but they tell me the last 'Giant Corporation Vs. Small, Vole-Eating Mammal' case was a fucking bloodbath."
Yeah, all the theories above -- among others -- might originally come from crazy/confused/ill-advised individuals, but they're all offered a mouthpiece and a millions-strong audience by one of the rare major news channels that makes you less informed than not watching the news at all would. Considering that the very definition of conspiracy theory is "an explanatory hypothesis that accuses people, a group, or an organization of having caused or covered up, through secret planning and deliberate action, an event, or situation that is typically harmful," there's probably an ironic joke in there somewhere.