It is the greatest art of the devil to convince us he does not exist
~ Pierre Charles Baudelaire
In the 1997 movie Conspiracy Theory, Mel Gibson played a mentally unhinged cabbie named Jerry who lived in a world of conspiracy theories, where a shadowy “they” were supposedly behind everything significant that happened. The “they” were variously said to be:
- The US government.
- The communist party.
- The Italian, Chinese, and Japanese mafia.
- Islamic/Arab militants.
- The CIA, NSA, MI 5/6 and/or other clandestine government groups.
- Multinational corporations.
- Labor unions.
- Fraternal groups such as the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the Trilateral Commission, the Royal Institute for International Affairs (RIIA), the Bilderbergers, the Club of Rome, the Fabian Socialists, Yale’s Skull & Bones Society (OTSB), the Illuminati, the Freemasons, and the Knights Templar.
- Financial organizations such as the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, and Morgans.
- Global organizations such as the United Nations and the European Union.
- Religious organizations such as the Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches.
Jerry is a pitiful figure, and represents the way that many people feel about those who advocate a conspiratorial view of history. People in general think that conspiracy theorists are kooks. Unfortunately, many of them have been wild-eyed prophet-types, who made dire predictions about the immanent collapse of civilization and/or the end of the world, and whose message was simplistic, ignoring all nuances and large swathes of reality. Such people may attract the gullible, but are ignored by thinking individuals, even through what they say may contain a few kernels of truth.
The same phenomenon is now also taking place from the opposite end of the political spectrum, with many wild-eyed haters of America claiming that that the 9/11 attacks were a conspiracy carried out by the Jews and the US government. This is despite the fact that all of the 9/11 participants were radical Muslims, and that al-Qaeda claimed credit for it.
Indeed, the problem with the Jerrys and their conspiracy theories is that no group or set of groups is powerful enough and has enough money and influence for serious people to believe that “they” are able to pull all or most of the strings in society and government over an extended period of time.
- Despite the fact that many Marxist dictatorships continue to exist, communism has lost most of its historic allure and influence as people have come to understand its oppressive and totalitarian nature.
- The mafia is often on the run.
- The Islamic/Arab militants, despite their intense hatred of Jews, do not yet have the financial, technical, and military assets necessary even for the conquest of Israel, let alone the rest of the world.
- The US government and associated governmental groups are subject to continual journalistic and political attacks from all sides by those who love to trash and discredit it.
- Corporations, unions, and financiers are powerful but also limited in their influence by market economies, democratic institutions, consumer activists, and the politics of the countries in which they operate.
- Fraternal organizations struggle with leadership squabbles, financing, and varying opinions over long-term strategy and tactics, as leaders come and go.
- Globalist organizations such as the UN and the EU struggle with the fact that they are often completely irrelevant.
- The power base of the Catholic Church has been reduced to the one square mile of Vatican City.
When considering this subject, it is important not to over-generalize about organizations, and to avoid sensationalism and shoddy research. For example, in the recent past Freemasonry and the Knights Templar have been cited as being major conspiratorial elements in Scotland and later America, as depicted in the movie National Treasure. But despite its cachet and romantic appeal, this connection is not supported by documentary evidence—the early writings of Scotch Freemasons make no mention of any connection with the Knights Templar or any of their supposed treasures. Freemasonry is large and decentralized, and as such it cannot truly be spoken of as an “organization” in the typical sense; no one person or group speaks for all Freemasons.
Furthermore, when we investigate the individuals allegedly involved in so-called conspiracies, they are often shown to have made mistakes, operated from mixed motives, suffered setbacks, and had less power and influence than was ascribed to them. They are merely human after all. When considering conspiracy theories, the following quote comes to mind: “Be careful of ascribing to cunning and strategy to that which can be equally well-explained by ignorance and stupidity.”
Most of the individuals throughout history who managed to gain significant power were ultimately cast aside, often during their own lifetimes. Alexander the Great died of drink at the age of thirty-three after conquering much of the known world; Julius Caesar was assassinated; Hitler overreached himself through greed and stupidity and ultimately committed suicide in his Berlin bomb shelter; Mussolini and Ceausescu were strung up and shot full of holes; Stalin, possibly the worst monster of all, died in his bed after a life of imposing his cruel and Orwellian vision of communist socialism on Russia, but was discredited a few years later after his deeds were publicized; and so on. Nations and empires have lasted longer, but all of them since the time of Nimrod and ancient Babylon have failed to achieve world-wide power. The last comprehensive attempt at complete world conquest was carried out by the forces of Islam in the seventh through the eleventh centuries, and they also came up short of their objective.
The cinematic Jerry was thus misguided in thinking that everything was a conspiracy. But within the movie it turned out that his central fears were accurate. There actually was a conspiracy, albeit on a smaller scale, that had deeply affected his life. Thus there are two mistakes we can make about conspiracies: 1) thinking that everything is a conspiracy where an unknown “they” control everything, and seeing hidden evil under every bush; or 2) ridiculing the notion that conspiracies exist. Just because everything is not controlled by hidden forces does not mean that nothing is. Reality lies somewhere in the middle, and much of the political history of the world has been and is being shaped by a variety of conspiratorial forces operating behind the scenes.
Here are several sobering facts about conspiratorial forces in contemporary America:
- Almost all American Secretaries of State and Secretaries of War/Defense since the time of Woodrow Wilson (1912-1920), as well as a number of presidents, members of congress, and others who have deeply influenced American political policy were and are members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). These men and a few women also have various connections through the Trilateral Commission, the RIIA, the Skull&Bones, the Bilderbergers, Rhodes Scholarships, Freemasonry and others. Despite the huge presence and influence of CFR members at the top level of American government, very few Americans have even heard of the CFR or know anything about its history and goals. Why? Because, like similar organizations, it is almost never mentioned in the media. The CFR is “hidden in broad daylight.” It is a public organization that publishes the journal Foreign Affairs, and most of its members would probably dispute any allegations of conspiracy – supposedly it is merely a forum where foreign policy options can be debated and considered. The fact that many significant individuals belong to an organization does not necessarily mean that the organization is conspiratorial, or even if it is, that all of its members are involved. But the questions remain: What are the real goals and activities of the CFR? Why is it that that only certain top political, media, business and union individuals are invited to join? Why is the media silent about this organization? How has the silence been achieved, and how and why is it being maintained?
- The establishment of the Federal Reserve system and the constitutional changes resulting in the Income Tax (two of the most influential elements of governmental financial control over the populace) were achieved by self-admitted conspiratorial forces in government (Frank Vanderlip, Paul Warburg, Nelson Aldrich, and others under the influence of the Rockefeller and Morgan banking establishments in the Jekyll Island cabal of 1911).
- Many American newspapers, news magazines, and older television networks (New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, CBS, NBC, CNN, etc.) have largely abandoned any creed of journalistic objectivity, if, indeed, they ever had any, and have become shills and panders for liberalism (i.e., socialistic statism), feminism, and gay rights. These organizations all have censors that limit controversial content on those key subject areas to a trickle—just enough to avoid being totally one-sided, so that they can claim to be “bipartisan.” The same bias can be demonstrated in many national groups who have a huge impact on American life, for example, the National Education Association (NEA), The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), National Public Radio (NPR), Planned Parenthood, Hollywood, the American Historical Association (AHA), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the Trial Lawyers Association. All of these organizations are blatantly pro-liberal, and the only thing hidden is the extent of their support. Ironically, many are owned, operated, and/or led by people with CFR, TC, RIIA, and Bilderberger connections as described above.
An excellent example of this bias at work is the gallons of ink that have been dedicated to exposing and excoriating pedophilia in the Catholic Church, compared to the virtual silence in the major media regarding the UN sex-for-food scandal, where UN workers were provided with young girls in exchange for distributing food that had been provided by member nations. Didier Bourguet, a UN staff worker in Congo and the Central African Republic, enjoyed many 12-year-old girls, and as a result was convicted of pedophilia in France. His lawyer excused his actions on the basis that he is simply doing what other UN staffers do, but who has ever heard of this man, and why not?
Similar to this is the case of Charles Rust-Tierney, the former president of the Virginia chapter of the ACLU, who was indicted for viewing, in the judge’s words, “the most perverted, nauseating, and sickening type of child pornography I have ever seen.” The images included the sexual torture of children under 12 years old, set to a song by the band Nine Inch Nails. Ironically, Tierney was a youth sports coach who had worked with and helped kids as well as mental patients, but who also advocated unlimited access to pornography. That story was also buried. The media covers what they want to cover, and hides what they want to hide.
Planned Parenthood (PP) is an organization dedicated to providing abortion services, and receives federal funding in the millions to do so. It was recently revealed that they have been involved in sex trafficking, giving advice to pimps on how to obtain abortions for their rings of girls, and many financial irregularities. Based on what they have done, the story of this sordid group should be on the front page, and the media should be hammering them into a pulp. But the major media is largely silent, and you have to go to the internet and alternative news sources to get the full story. Through its founder Margaret Sanger, PP has had a long history of providing public school sex-ed curriculum which has been one of the major factors in the epidemic of teen pregnancies and abortions. Being the major player in the abortion industry, PP has thus used its influence in sex education to tap the pockets of US taxpayers, and has profited in the hundreds of millions it has generated by killing babies. It strong financial position has also allowed it to hire lobbyists at many levels to protect its gravy train. In the wake of the recent scandal some members of Congress have attempted to defund the organization, but Nancy Pelosi, the house minority leader, says that attacks on PP are “an attack on women.” More recently, the Susan Koman Breast Cancer foundation decided to stop giving donations to PP, but after being hounded by a huge outcry from PP-controlled assets they unfortunately backed down.
NPR has become another huge embarrassment. They are a liberal mouthpiece funded by the federal government which claims to be neutral, but whose hypocrisy was recently exposed. An undercover group claiming to be from the terrorist organization the Muslim Brotherhood, posed as a potential NPR supporter, and offered them $5 million. The head NPR fundraiser was shown on video agreeing with the statement that Jews “control all of the media in America” and he trashed Christians, Republicans, and the tea party movement as “dangerous, gun-toting, racist, xenophobes.” It remains to be seen whether they will also be defunded, but it is probably best not to hold your breath.
- Most American presidential candidates from both parties are depressingly similar to each other, and have been so since the days of Woodrow Wilson. Even some of the most dim-witted among us have noticed that both the Republican and Democrat parties are controlled by a political elite, especially at the top of the power pyramid. There have been exceptions, of course, e.g., Calvin Coolidge, Barry Goldwater, John Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan (and both of the latter were largely controlled by the establishment). Why do we always tend to get CFR-types like George Bush (both father and son), John Kerry, and Al Gore, from both the Democrat and the Republican Parties? Why do we continually have political newbies like Jimmy Carter (unknown governor of Georgia but also Trilateral Globalist), Bill Clinton (unknown governor of Arkansas, but also Rhodes Scholar and CFR member), and now Barack Obama (totally unknown senator from Illinois, but also from Columbia University and Harvard Law) who seemingly comes out of nowhere and are thrust into prominence by major media organizations and large amounts of insider money? Obama is an excellent example: he was a one-term US Senator with very almost zero political experience, but a smooth talker.
All of us naturally take sides, and often become very passionate about attacking the opposition, as well as defending and excusing the behavior of those on “our” side. The liberal hatred against George Bush was so intense and visceral, as was the conservative hated of Bill Clinton, that we are often are blinded to what these men actually did. Deception was such a large part of Clinton’s nature that it built up a huge frustration and a desire on the part of liberals to be able to accuse conservatives of lying about something, hence the continual liberal hyperventilation over Bush’s motives. Bush then involved America in an unnecessary and stupid war in Iraq, causing many to see him as a shill for American military contractors and oil companies. He therefore squandered the patriotism generated in the aftermath of 9/11, and the squander led to Obama’s lopsided win over McCain in 2008.
The competition for power between R and D is always intense, and there are certainly real differences between the party leaders (e.g., Clinton’s support for gay marriage, vs. Bush’s opposition to it). Many are only able to see the world through red or blue lenses, but if we are able to take the colored glasses off, perhaps there is not as much difference as we think. Clinton sent troops in Bosnia (with no liberal outcry whatsoever), and he was the one who ordered the Black Hawk Down disaster in Somalia, whereas Bush sent the troops into Iraq and was pounded relentlessly. The bottom line is that on issues of power and globalism, which are the ones most important to the CFR and related insiders, both men had somewhat similar policies.
After the 9/11 attacks there was a huge outburst of American patriotism and renewed support for conservative initiatives, but Bush and the Republicans never capitalized on this, and instead launched a war in Iraq following the invasion of Afghanistan. Why? It didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that before Bush started this war, it would eventually become another Vietnam, and that despite the fact that they voted for it, Democrats would use it to continually attack and discredit Republicans, which they did relentlessly and ad-nauseum. Bush essentially painted a huge “kick me” target on his own butt. Is is possible that the Iraq War was sponsored and encouraged by Bush’s advisers at least partially to trash conservatives, and thus destroy their political capital and their ability to make significant changes, e.g., replace liberal judges by conservative ones, and reduce the socialistic tilt of America? These are exactly the kind of political games played by the elites, who use the battles between the political parties to both conceal and implement their agenda.
One of the most influential philosophers of the nineteenth century was Georg Hegel, who developed the concept of dialectics—that politics and history is essentially the struggle between opposing forces. When one of the forces wins, another force arises to contend with it, and so on. Many leaders studied Hegel, and Marx based his theory of class struggle on Hegel’s concepts. The decline of royal power and the growth of democracy that took place starting with America in 1776 created new dialectical opponents—a total sea-change in how power was acquired and exercised. Even before those days some degree of deception was required in order to convince key people that the ruler was ruling on their behalf, but this became a much larger challenge for those craving power in democracies. Unlike a dictatorship, power in a democratic country is constrained in many ways: constitutions create competing power groups, elections allow the public to replace unwanted leaders, public opinion can be a significant factor, and so on. Insiders seeking to gain and maintain power in a democracy had to develop new and much more sophisticated strategies to get their way without the common people realizing what was happening.
The Iraq War is an excellent example of Hegelian dialectics at work. The war became a dialectical distraction—a way to influence public opinion against conservative positions by conflating and commingling them with all of the suspicions about war mongering and the supposedly evil American motives in Iraq. Without the Iraq War, Barack Obama would probably never have been elected, and we would not have had the government bailouts and especially the universal health care initiative which Obama sponsored, which has long been a goal of liberal socialists, especially those at the top, who continually crave more government control. If you think that this is “conspiratorial overreaction,” first see the movie Wag the Dog.
Is it possible that Bill Clinton, George Bush (both H and W), John Kerry, Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, and Barack Obama are all on the same side, when it comes to the support of globalism? Bush was in favor of NAFTA and amnesty for illegal aliens, Kerry loves the UN, and Al Gore is busy trying to enlarge the power of globalist environmental groups with his global warming campaign. The real issue we are facing in America is therefore not Democrat vs. Republican, but rather, the power of the state vs. the power of the family and the individual. We therefore need to look beyond the label and see what a politician truly stands for.
All of this suggests that both political parties are controlled by higher forces, and indeed, there is much evidence that identifies exactly who these top individuals and their organizations are. In America they are the “eastern establishment,” the same men and their descendents from the Rockefeller, Morgan, and Warburg banking and industrial firms:
- They used their control over Woodrow Wilson to create the Federal Reserve System in 1913. Despite the word “Federal” in the name, the Federal Reserve System is privately owned by the banks that control it, and the New York district has the major influence.
- They have controlled both political parties since 1912. In the early days their control was more tenuous, allowing for occasional ideological opponents such as Calvin Coolidge to be elected. But the last election in the US where there was a true difference between the candidates was in 1964 when Goldwater ran against Johnson. Goldwater was destroyed by a huge outpouring of negative media attacks funded by insider groups. Also consider that of the last six US Presidents, three of them came out of total obscurity (Jimmy Carter–ex-governor of Georgia, Bill Clinton–ex-governor of Arkansas, and Barack Obama–an unknown one-term senator from Illinois). All of these were brought to prominence and then elected almost entirely by the support of insider groups. Ronald Reagan would seem to be an exception. He was first elected in 1980 because of the wholesale contempt that Americans had developed for Jimmy Carter and his socialistic and globalist policies, as well as his foreign policy failures and giveaways. But despite the implementation of some of Reagan’s “supply-side” economic policies, and the economic growth that America eventually experienced, many of the initiatives discussed during his campaign never happened, and he was steered away from them by his advisers. During the Reagan years the insider strategy was “containment.”
- They have taken billions from their oil and banking empires and created private trusts and foundations. The money in these trust funds is tax-sheltered, and the earnings are used to fund a variety of organizations, which have then carried out the initiatives described above. The foundations of Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller (the latter of which there are over 200) have had a huge and largely undisclosed impact on American society by funding selected programs in academia and government. Like the CFR, these organizations are hidden in plain sight, and rarely, if ever, appear in any news story. The programs funded by these organizations are almost entirely devoted to globalism, socialistic statism, and other initiatives designed to make Americans more politically pliable (i.e., dumb us down and make us poor). H. Rowan Gaither, a former president of the Ford Foundation and a member of the CFR, made this revelatory statement about the goals of his foundation: “Everyone here at the policy-making level [in the Ford Foundation] has had experience with directives from the White House. We operate under those directives, and the substance of them is that we shall use our grant-making power so to alter our life in the United States that we can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union.”
- They use public funding (i.e., taxpayer money) whenever possible to implement their agenda. The strategies required to control the government are very expensive, as they involve running the major media outlets as well as government bureaucracy. Because of the huge expenses involved, insiders typically seek to have their agenda funded by taxpayers (e.g., public funding for Acorn, NPR, and Planned Parenthood), who then kick back monies and provide campaign donations and/or favorable media coverage when needed. An excellent example of this was congressman Barney Frank who in the early 1990s got his gay lover Herb Moses a position at Fannie Mae, the federal lending agency. Frank and Moses then went on to set and implement the policies that led to the Fannie Mae meltdown and subsequent bailout, and all the while providing Frank with thousands in campaign contributions.
- They passed the income tax legislation, also in 1913 under Wilson’s aegis. This was done under the guise of providing war funding for the government, but people may nevertheless wonder why insiders such as the Rockefellers and Morgans would want a federal income tax in place, as it would presumably hit them the hardest. But as previous indicated, they had created trusts and foundations to shelter their assets. The true purpose of this legislation was therefore to preserve the power of the existing insider groups by preventing new companies and individuals from amassing similar fortunes and effectively being able to compete with the establishment.
The establishment has thus bought into and co-opted the existing political parties, and through their ownership and control of the media they have largely been able to set the parameters of the dialectical debate. Americans thus spend their energies fighting on issues of lesser significance, and elect leaders who routinely disappoint them, such as Barack Obama (it was said that Obama was given the nod for the nomination instead of others like Hillary Clinton because he was more pliable and therefore would more readily follow the script laid out for him by his handlers).
Individual candidates are not preordained by the establishment. Typically the most gifted, well-spoken, and tenacious individuals duke it out with each other, and the winning candidates are then co-opted and “handled” by the political system. But at the same time, insiders look for certain characteristics and tilt the playing field in favor of the individuals they most desire, as was done in the cases of Carter, Clinton, and Obama. If the insiders effectively control both parties and can select the candidates they desire, then they can sit back, watch the election results, and then put in place handling mechanisms to control whoever wins the election. It must not be thought that the President or members of Congress are mind-controlled Manchurian candidates, although that is not outside the realm of possibility. From the insider’s perspective there is typically no need to go that extent. Control over the President is exercised subtly, by advisers and by entrenched forces in the State Department and other agencies, and is focused primarily on the issues that the insiders consider to be important, in particular globalism, domestic socialism, and power.
Control over the top leadership is subtle, but very real. Even if a US President wanted to take a non-globalist course (e.g., to defund the UN) he would probably be unable to do so because these forces control not only the leadership positions, but also the many layers of bureaucracy below, which have sometimes subverted the policies of those at the top. The President and other leaders also have to be cautious of the huge media machine that can easily be turned against them, as was done to Bush, Quail, and others. Journalism has long been replaced by bare-knuckles advocacy, and the days are long gone when the major media actually covered the news. In today’s world, most the major media outlets (Reuters, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, etc.) decide what the news will be by deciding what they will cover, and issues that they have to cover are slanted and spun. For example, they have focused on the Catholic pedophilia scandals and on stories where homosexuals were mistreated, and ignored stories such as Obama’s forged birth certificate (imagine that the president was white and Republican with a forged birth certificate-the press would hound him relentlessly). An even more recent example is the recall election of Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, who took on the unions. After Walker demolished his opponent in a landslide with a ten point spread, the major media characterized Walker as “surviving” the recall attempt, and then dropped the story.
Thus it is very hard even for a President to go against what his advisers are telling him. It has been suggested that Kennedy was assassinated because he wanted to stop the war in Vietnam, which was then deeply desired by insiders, both to extend American influence and to sell war material. Lyndon Johnson, Kennedy’s successor, immediately expanded the war. Johnson was described by friends and fellow politicians as motivated throughout life by an exceptional lust for power and control. His biographer Robert Caro observed, “Johnson’s ambition was uncommon—in the degree to which it was unencumbered by even the slightest excess weight of ideology, of philosophy, of principles, or of beliefs.” Is it true that the kind and caring Democrats were actually warmongers who started the Vietnam War? Surprise, surprise.
Characteristics of Conspiracies
People complain that in discussing conspiracies we are often missing many facts, and that the story is not completely clear. In some cases that is a fair criticism because “investigative journalists” may simply be stirring the pot to sell books and to increase their own influence. However, as indicated above, there have been and continue to be conspiratorial forces at work. The fact that information is lacking is the unfortunate nature of a conspiracy—insiders do not want the public to know what they are doing and often go to great lengths to conceal their actions. It is similar to ferreting out corruption in a corporation or a union—you can easily obtain information that a company or union wants you to know, but it can take a long time and a lot of digging to discover what is really going on. It can be even harder to reveal conspiracies in government because the top people have virtually unlimited protective resources available to them, and often use them to devastating effect if they wish to do so, as Bill and Hilary Clinton did in an effort to cover their many tracks (e.g., the death of Vincent Foster).
The best writers on conspiracy have done a lot of research, so that to the extent possible, they can reveal actual facts of the conspiracy, and keep their inferences and suppositions to a minimum. This research takes time and access to documentation that may not be available, or may not be discovered until years or even decades later. When we think of power-hungry individuals, the name “Hitler” typically comes to mind. But prior to 1943, Adolf Hitler was admired by many, and his downfall came because of his own stupidity and overconfidence–simultaneously trying to make war on multiple fronts. Evidence was available earlier, but Hitler’s evil reputation was only fully exposed after he fell from power, and our knowledge of the Holocaust only began when allied soldiers found the death camps and saw the ovens and the stacks of bodies in Dachau, Auschwitz, and elsewhere. What if Hitler had been smarter and more careful, like Stalin in Russia, who killed many more of his own people (over 20 million Russian peasants) than the Nazis killed in the Holocaust (6 million Jews)? Stalin was more of psychotic monster than Hitler, yet people in general know less of him, because he was smarter and preserved his power and his secrets much better than Hitler did. Historians only began to fully understand the depth of the disaster that Stalin promulgated in Russia years afterward. Stalin fooled the West for decades, and the full story of what he did to Russia in the 20′s and 30′s came out only after his death in 1953. Another example closer to home is the Jekyll Island conspiracy mentioned above, in which the Federal Reserve and the Income Tax policies were conceived. The corresponding legislation was passed in 1913, but the conspiracy was not fully documented and revealed until 1952, long after insiders had taught the “official version” of the story and the public had absorbed it, making it virtually impossible to change the public’s mind.
The establishment presentation of history, as promulgated by our public schools, is that history was a series of “accidents,” with wars, slavery, and conflicts largely being caused by evil capitalists, and institutional religion. But history is always written, interpreted, and controlled by the winners. What is the organization that has the largest current impact on the teaching of history in the US, and where did it come from?
The American Historical Association (AHA) was founded in 1884 by Andrew Dickson White, who was a Yale Bonesman. White traveled to Germany where he studied under Hegel and other statists in the Prussian university system. He later founded Cornell University and served as its president for fourteen years, announcing that Cornell would be “an asylum for Science—where truth shall be sought for truth’s sake, not stretched or cut exactly to fit revealed religion.” White wrote the two-volume book the History of the Conflict between Religion and Science, which has been largely discredited, but, nevertheless, formed the intellectual basis for the mistaken notion that Christianity and science are continually opposed to each other, and that science has been repeatedly held back by religion. Like Cornell University, the AHA was created by White to perpetuate his ideas and to impose his own intellectual straight jacket on academia. The companies that write textbooks for our public schools are likewise owned and run by insiders with the same agenda. As George Orwell wrote, “He who controls the past, controls the present; he who controls the present, controls the future.”
The reality is that there are individuals in all societies who crave power over others, and if they are clever and ruthless enough, they will tend to rise to the top. The average person who goes to work, pays taxes, raises kids, and listens to the news every night, has little conception of the passion that those at the top of society have for power.
The craving for power cuts across all ethnic and racial lines. The same desire for control that motivated LBJ also motivates black dictators like Mugabe in Zimbabwe, Chinese like Mao, Cambodians like Pol Pot, Arabs like Saddam Hussein in Iraq and Muammar Qaddafi in Libya, Hispanics like Chavez in Venezuela, and so on. Are there leaders in Europe and the US who are equally power-hungry? Of course, but due to democratic political systems, individuals in those nations need to conceal their desires, and become much more clever and deceptive in trying to reach their goals.
Barack Obama is an excellent example of contemporary political deception in action. He had virtually no political credentials or experience, and was a one-term senator from Illinois who missed most of the roll-call voting. His entire background was that of a community activist; his pastor Jeremiah Williams hates America and was a great embarrassment during Obama’s campaign; his best friends are communists and social activists such as Bill Ayers, former member of the Weather Underground; he was born in Africa, and his Hawaiian birth certificate was forged, making him technically ineligible to serve as a US President; and despite statements to the contrary, he is more Muslim than Christian. Nevertheless, he has been able to cover up his background with platitudes, the major media have ignored and suppressed most of the negative stuff, and the fact that he is black generated a large sympathy vote. But if we examine what he has done or tried to do, then his true colors are revealed: huge bailouts of federal agencies and auto makers to support unions, followed by federal takeover of the companies; billions of tax dollars to support Acorn (a community activist organization dedicated to electing liberal democrats); increases in the size of the federal bureaucracy; universal health care that threatens to bankrupt the country; forced unionization proposals; cap-and-trade environmental taxes; support for Muslim initiatives and retreating from the support of Israel; higher taxes for all; etc.
Edward Klein in his book, The Amatuer, has captured Obama’s essence-a smooth talker and vicious campaigner who excels at oratory and has a Messianic complex, but who is clueless when it comes to actually running the country; by his many mistakes and stupid moves Obama has gained the nickname “Bungler-in-Chief.” However, he has an important advantage over other presidents–when he is criticized he or his supporters can claim that the opposition is purely racist. This also helps explain the huge opposition from the establishment media toward conservative blacks and women. The establishment believes that they own the black and female vote (all blacks must support Jesse Jackson and all females must be feminist), so a conservative black or female is a serious threat to them. Herman Cain, a black conservative, was trashed with sexual allegations, and despite a strong debate showing, Michelle Bachman was dismissed by continually comparing her to Sarah Palin.
If we understand that those in power are some of the most intelligent and driven among us, that they will stop at nothing, and that the chief goal of those who have achieved power is to stay in power, then we can start to open our minds to hidden history, because these individuals are prepared to use every means at their disposal available in the society they live in, to defeat their enemies (who are often equally intelligent and rapacious) and stay in power. When we begin to understand who controls our history, we will start to question many of the “facts” we have been taught in the public schools and the media, and discover that much of it is slanted, agenda-driven, and in some cases, consists of outright lies.
Kitty Werthmann, a woman who grew up in pre-WWII Austria, provides an interesting perspective on how socialistic government uses deception and the “frog in the pan” approach to gain power:
What I am about to tell you is something you’ve probably never heard or will ever read in history books. I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide – 98% of the vote. I’ve never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.
In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce was unemployed. We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates. Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didn’t want to work; there simply weren’t any jobs. My mother was a Christian woman and believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people – about 30 daily. The Communist Party and the National Socialist Party were fighting each other. Blocks and blocks of cities like Vienna, Linz, and Graz were destroyed. The people became desperate and petitioned the government to let them decide what kind of government they wanted.
We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany, where Hitler had been in power since 1933. We had been told that they didn’t have unemployment or crime, and they had a high standard of living. Nothing was ever said about persecution of any group – Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that everyone was happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria. We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family. Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back.
Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler. We were overjoyed, and for three days we danced in the streets and had candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and everyone was fed. After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle, we suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was employed. The government made sure that a lot of work was created through the Public Work Service. Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. Before this, it was a custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home. An able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn’t support his family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage.
Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school. The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler’s picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn’t pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang “Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles,” and had physical education. Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first time. The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the third time they would be subject to jail. The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination. The rest of the day we had sports. As time went along, we loved it. Oh, we had so much fun and got our sports equipment free. We would go home and gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful time we had.
My mother was very unhappy. When the next term started, she took me out of public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn’t do that and she told me that someday when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a very good curriculum, but hardly any fun – no sports, and no political indoctrination. I hated it at first but felt I could tolerate it. Every once in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends and ask what was going on and what they were doing. Their loose lifestyle was very alarming to me. They lived without religion. By that time unwed mothers were glorified for having a baby for Hitler. It seemed strange to me that our society changed so suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother did so that I wasn’t exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy.
In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established. All food was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn’t work, you didn’t get a ration card, and if you didn’t have a card, you starved to death. Women who stayed home to raise their families and didn’t have any marketable skills often had to take physically demanding jobs more suited for men. Soon after this, the draft was implemented. It was compulsory for young people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps. During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their barracks for military training just like the boys. They were trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps. After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines. When I go back to Austria to visit my family and friends, I have seen that most of these women are emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to handle the horrors of combat. Three months before I turned 18, I was severely injured in an air raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into the labor corps and into military service.
When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government immediately established child care centers. You could take your children ages 4 weeks to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, 7 days a week, under the total care of the government. The state raised a whole generation of children. There were no motherly women to take care of the children, just people trained in child psychology. By this time, no one talked about equal rights. We knew we had been had.
Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna. After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.
As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80% of our income. Newlyweds immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a household. We had big programs for families. All day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing. We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law owned a restaurant that had square tables. Government officials told him he had to replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn’t meet all the demands. Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control. We had consumer protection. We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the live-stock, then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.
Next came gun registration. People were supposedly getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long afterwards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily. No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.
Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.
After World War II, Russian troops occupied Austria. Women were raped, preteen to elderly. The press never wrote about this either. When the Soviets left in 1955, they took everything that they could, dismantling whole factories in the process. They sawed down whole orchards of fruit, and what they couldn’t destroy, they burned. We called it The Burned Earth. Most of the population barricaded themselves in their houses. Women hid in their cellars for 6 weeks as the troops mobilized. Those who couldn’t paid the price. There is a monument in Vienna today, dedicated to those women who were massacred by the Russians, but the full story of how Hitler and German socialism destroyed Austria has never been fully told.
After America, there is no other place to go.
But even though we may acknowledge the presence and the impact of conspiratorial forces in America and elsewhere, they do not control everything, nor do they even attempt to do so. Indeed, these groups intentionally remain at the top (federal) level, and usually avoid local politics in order to hide and obscure the perception of total control. They may also avoid local politics because it is not necessary to get involved there; most of the real issues of power are debated, decided, and controlled at the top, and localities must submit to federal directives. Furthermore, if they attempted control at all levels, then it would be much harder both to achieve control as well as conceal it. The few who become interested and take the time to investigate and report on them can then typically be dismissed as conspiracy nuts.
In keeping with the Fabian Socialists, whose logo is the turtle, these groups move slowly and carefully. They are willing to suffer occasional setbacks and develop containment strategies, so long as things ultimately move in the planned direction, toward more global and centralized control. These included initiatives such as NAFTA, universal child care, limitations of state’s rights, and the submerging of US sovereignty to organizations such as the UN and the World Court.
Reality is thus much more complex than either what is currently taught in public schools on the one hand, and by simple conspiracy theorists like Jerry on the other. There is no alternative to careful, exhaustive research, carried out with an open mind. Perhaps the most accurate general statement that can be made is: Conspiratorial groups have had significant influence on many historical events, and the causes of many of the significant events shaping our world are partially or wholly hidden.
Conspiracies Not Directly Related to Power and Money
Conspiracies are typically related to money and power. But there are other chains of events, which, to many, seem to have conspiratorial overtones. For example, the 1993 fire bombing of David Koresh and his Branch Davidian followers in Waco, Texas; the destruction of the Oklahoma City Federal building in 1995; and the Columbine school shootings, which have generated a number of copycat attempts.
In the wake of Columbine, many have wondered to what extent the rise in teen rebellion, pregnancy, abortion, suicide, drug abuse, and other pathologies since the 1960s have been due to a conspiracy to eliminate all aspects of religion from the public forum. Public schools are militant in disbarring any hint of religion from classrooms; ACLU lawyers are desperately trying to stop states from allowing the teaching of Intelligent Design as an alternative to the theory of evolution in public schools; the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court was recently removed from office merely for wanting to retain a statue of the Ten Commandments in the courthouse; and so on. It is truly ironic that American public schools are teaching girls to put condoms on boys and refusing to teach sexual abstinence, all in the wake of hard evidence that such activity encourages sexual experimentation and teen pregnancy, while at the same time prayer is forbidden, and students are even disallowed from giving speeches where they thank God.
Under current law in a number of states, Planned Parenthood can perform abortions on minor girls without even notifying the parents. Furthermore, if the abortion is botched and the girl is injured or dies, a not uncommon occurrence, there is no legal recourse because abortion providers have been given sovereign immunity. Thus a movement that on the surface seems to be purely ideological may very well be motivated by a quest for money and power, because the money helps them stay in power, and to continue imposing their ideology.
Anti-Christian attacks in public schools are, of course, only one aspect of the intense culture war against America’s heritage of limited government, free-enterprise, strong defense, and traditional families. There is a comprehensive effort aimed at redirecting American society away from its roots:
- Feminists want to eliminate all distinctions between males and females. The CEDAW initiative (Convention to Eliminate all forms of Discrimination Against Women), which seeks to criminalize all expressions of male/female differences and to destroy any hint of male dominance, is the latest feminist attempt to resurrect the failed ERA (Equal Rights Amendment).
- Child advocates want to reduce the power and the rights of parents and transfer them to the government.
- Homosexuals want to have homosexuality be taught as a normal and healthy sexual orientation, and groups such as NAMBLA want the age of consent to be lowered.
- Sex purveyors want prostitution and pornography to be completely legal and available to all.
- Environmental activists and fringe groups such as PETA want animals to have human rights.
- Race-baiting groups want reparations and more affirmative action.
- Immigrant-rights groups want more open borders, sanctuary cities, and benefits for illegal aliens.
- Globalists and left-wing ideologues want to give away more American power and sovereignty to international groups.
- Lawyers want to create more victimology and less personal responsibility so that new and profitable ways of suing other people can be invented.
Is this enormous upheaval and reinterpretation of the traditional laws of America a conspiracy? If so, it is being carried out on a very large scale by diverse groups, each with their own agenda. One of the most important tools in unraveling conspiracies is asking the question, Cui bono—who benefits? Certainly lawyers and government bureaucrats, as well as other recipients of government money – groups such as Jesse Jackson’s PUSH organization. But interestingly, virtually all of the above-mentioned groups are interlocked politically and support each others’ programs. All of them, along with their lawyers, belong to and primarily support one American political party. As befitting the intolerant nature of these groups, who are interested in toleration only when it applies to their own views, this party has political litmus tests on its key issues. You cannot, for example, be a Democrat, have the support of the party, and run for national office without being pro-abortion.
However, this is not meant as a partisan attack on Democrats. The Republican Party has had a reputation of supporting the rich at the expense of the poor. It has also been a political gathering point for various conservative groups, but the national leadership has often betrayed their base by supporting and enacting legislation more in keeping with the Democrats. For example, the Republican Richard Nixon was supposedly a conservative, but was instead a Keynesian (statist) in his economic policies and made an abortive attempt to foist wage and price controls on the country; George H. Bush came in office with the pledge, “Read my lips—no new taxes,” but then raised taxes. Republicans have also been accused of being the “party of war,” because of Bush’s invasion of Iraq. But many democrats, such as LBJ, have been equally militant.
It must be understood that support for “free-enterprise” or capitalism does not mean unqualified support for corporations. Some corporations have been just as evil and oppressive as bad government, and indeed have at times acted together. Europe, for example, is largely “corporatistic” with the companies often linked to the government. Unfortunately, that is a necessary survival strategy for European corporations because of the huge employment expenses that are paid by the companies, and the control that the government has to either enrich or ruin individual firms. Thus the pressure to get in bed with the government in order to survive is almost irresistible. In Latin America large companies have often kept wages low and working conditions poor in order to increase profits and retain power over their employees, and have done so with help from government insiders who received bribes and kickbacks in return. People have therefore come to equate the word “capitalism” with “oppression.” Unions have likewise been both good and bad. They have been necessary at times to balance corporate power and protect workers from management greed and indifference, but in many cases they have outgrown their usefulness, and serve simply to retain power and privilege, as well as reduce the ability to deal with non-productive workers.
We must stifle the impulse to simplify the debate into sound bites, such as “capitalism=bad, socialism=good” or vice-versa. All societies that have ever existed have been a mixture of these economic systems. But it also must be understood that the continual pressure on government is toward the left end of the spectrum, toward more control and more spending, because people are always demanding benefits for themselves at the expense of others. Socialism has a long history of ruining societies—Argentina is an excellent example—and the same problems are rampant in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, and elsewhere. The Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Sweden, and Norway) are often cited as places where socialism has “succeeded,” but the comparison is unfair because there are very few minorities in those countries, and the Scandinavian people in general have a history of relatively high personal productivity. Nevertheless, in recent years those countries have shifted to a more capitalistic approach because the combination of extremely high taxes and the associated low job growth have strangled their economies, and caused many of the top people to leave for America and elsewhere. As one of my relatives put it, “Scandinavia is a great place to live if you are retired, but getting a job is very hard.” Most of the businesses started there are sole proprietorships because of the incredibly high costs of hiring and retaining employees.
The reason that free-enterprise must be supported is that it is only way that societal wealth can be generated, and it fosters personal initiative and self-responsibility, which are essential elements of a successful society. A free-enterprise system can also be caring, and it provides both government and private support for the poor and disabled. This is in contrast to socialistic systems where individual responsibility and initiative is minimized, and government control is all-important. Such systems tend to create dependency and poverty.
So what can be done?
If you truly wish to stand against the tide, what you do will depend upon your own desires and calling. Here are some thoughts:
- Take your political blinders off and start reading what the other side says about your favorite politicians and positions. Reading on all sides of an issue is essential for understanding what is happening. You will, for example, discover that the Democrats have important points to make about compassionate government – education, care for the sick and elderly, reigning in irresponsible corporations, etc. and likewise the Republicans have important points to make about the need for self-responsibility, limited government, low taxes, the need to control national unions, and so on. Having a balance between compassion and responsibility is essential. However, also be aware that the continual political tilt is in a socialist direction, which will be negative for America, just as it has been a disaster in every country where it has been comprehensively implemented.
- If you automatically pull the lever for one party or the other, stop it, and start getting educated about the candidates and the issues. Support and vote for candidates that are pro-family, pro-free-enterprise, pro-limited government, pro-self-responsibility, and have a good balance between being caring and responsible. Ignore what they say and watch what they do. There is constant pressure on all politicians to provide taxpayer dollars for a thousand purposes, which is why our government is mired in astronomical debt, and our currency is constantly inflating and loosing value. We need politicians like Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, who can stand up to both lawyers, corporations, and unions.
- Run for office, hopefully for the right reasons.
The True Conspiracy
Despite the interlocking political nature of the groups mentioned above, it can still be hard to think of all of this as conspiratorial. But there is an individual of great power who has a strong interest in the success of all of the above initiatives. He has enormous resources, intense cravings for control, and has been around since the dawn of humanity. Furthermore, his goal is to attack and destroy humanity in any possible way that he can. His name is Satan, the Devil. He is the ultimate conspirator and the father of conspiracies.
Satan is not “a force of nature,” “a principle of evil,” or some vague theological concept. He is a real individual, but a spirit and not human. At some point in the unknowable past God created angels—spiritual beings without bodies—but who nevertheless have personality and intelligence. Satan’s original name was Lucifer, the angel of light and the son of the morning (Isaiah 14:12-22). However, he rebelled against God, and brought many other angels along with him in his rebellion (according to Revelation 12:4, one third of the angels followed him). These became the demons, a huge host over which Satan is the absolute dictator. Angels and demons thus have the same basic nature and differ from each other only in their allegiance, their morality, and their intentions.
In every age, Satan and his legions of demons have developed conspiratorial strategies based on the then-current social and political climate to create as much human misery, animosity, war, suffering, addiction, disease, and hatred as possible. Tactics have, of course, varied through the centuries, but from the demonic perspective, what the tactics are is unimportant; the only thing that matters is that people are enslaved. In Satan’s world the end always justifies any and all means. Demonic strategies have therefore been seemingly contradictory at times: oppression and abuse of some groups, indiscriminate/unhealthy freedom for others, and both at the same time. That should be expected, as part of the demonic goal is to create confusion, despair, and mistrust, especially in the most intimate relationships (husband-wife, children-parents, and man-God). Satan is thus the ultimate conspirator, and the quintessential power behind the throne. Jesus identifies his nature, calling him “the father of lies” (John 8:44), and “the thief who comes only to steal, kill, and destroy” (John 10:10). In his book Faust, Goethe’s Mephistopheles is a devil, but also honorable and dashing. The real devil, however, is totally evil and corrupt, and seeks to destroy and consume even his friends. He is the essence of selfishness, and uses his power to first attract, and then to devastate; tempting people to do wrong, and then accusing and kicking them after they have fallen. The names of Satan reveal his nature: Abaddon (the destroyer), Accuser, Adversary, Beelzebub (lord of the flies), Beliel (wicked and worthless), Deceiver, Dragon, God of this age, Murderer, Ruler of this world, Son of perdition, Serpent of old, and others.
Every human has a spiritual component, and the ability to be influenced by spirits, both for good and for evil. Exactly how this works we do not know, but we can be enticed, either by our own desires or by suggestions from spirits. This is why the Bible warns us about dabbling in the occult, and forbids mediums and fortune tellers, because when we enter the spiritual world, we have no idea what is truly happening. If we cannot even understand and fully grasp the world we can see, how could we possibly understand the spirit world which we can’t see? Demons will masquerade their true nature, appearing as “angels of light” in order to enter a person and gain control of them. However, a person can test the spirits by sensing how they are being led. The message from the Spirit of God initially seems like bad news because it will lead you to give up pride and place and serve others, with the rewards coming later. By contrast, the devil offers immediate gratification, and his marks are pride, selfishness, and rebellion. A good portrayal of this is the movie End of Days in which Gabriel Byrne plays Satan. At one point where he is contrasting his way to God’s, he says, “Me – I don’t do guilt.” It is only later, after we have been hooked that we realize that we have been deceived and trapped.
An invisible but nevertheless intense and deadly conflict is therefore taking place around us all of the time, with people being the target and battleground; it is a war for the souls of men. The demonic strategy is always to corrupt a person in any way possible (although some individuals are already bent on rebellion and therefore have little need for demonic temptation). Satan is unable to create any new desires in us, so he has to rely on the existing ones to get us hooked. Desires for experience can become an addiction to drugs, a friendly drink with the guys can become alcoholism, earning money can become envy and greed, sex with a marital partner can be replaced by unfaithfulness. We can be corrupted in thousands of different ways and permutations. Sex is perhaps the human desire with the most demonic possibilities. God created us as sexual beings and called it “good,” but marital sexuality is often derided as dull and boring. People supposedly need some form of illicit sex to have any real excitement. Consider that the vast majority of pornography is related to non-marital sex (adultery, affairs, swinging, pedophilia, rape, etc.)
Many scoff at the notion of a literal devil, just as they scoff at God. Secularists believe that anything unseen and beyond the natural world is fictitious. But nevertheless there are unseen forces acting on us, and we do not understand how they work. As Jesus said, “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going.” (John 3:8).
Given the extensive evidence for the reality of demonic and angelic spiritual forces, why should it be such a stretch to accept them as equally real? The reason that this stretch exists is not because evidence is lacking. The reasons are twofold: 1) a willful refusal to believe, because a person is wedded to another philosophy or religious system; and 2) a demonically-inspired spiritual blindness that keeps a person insulated from spiritual reality.
In the movie The Matrix, Morpheus put it this way: “You are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage, born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch. A prison for your mind… The Matrix is a system and that system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.”
Jesus gave us even more insight: “The sower sows the word. There are some who are beside the road where the word is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word which has been sown in them.” (Mark 4:14-15) Even more powerful is this: “But though he had performed so many signs before them, yet they were not believing in him. This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet which he spoke: ‘Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?’ For this reason they could not believe, for Isaiah said again, ‘He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so that they would not see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, and be converted and I heal them.’” (John 12:37-40) “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through me… If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 14:6 and 8:31-32)
There are many ways and paths that people take in attempt to find God, meaning, and fulfillment. But all of them except Jesus are a mirage. This is why Christianity is continually discredited, as it is Satan’s goal to keep as many people away from Jesus as possible.
Christianity as a Conspiracy
An increasingly popular view being pushed by secularists is that Christianity was an elaborate conspiracy, carried out by Jesus and/or his disciples. This idea is not new, and was the explanation given by the Jewish Sanhedrin, the first enemies of Christ, for his resurrection. In order to evaluate that possibility we must consider the characteristics of conspiratorial groups:
- The purpose of a conspiracy is typically to benefit the conspirators, providing them with wealth, power, or both.
- The planning, the actions, and even the identity of the conspirators are kept secret, because revealing them before the appropriate moment would lead to public censure and approbation. In some cases, the conspirators will give themselves secret names so that even other insiders do not know the identities of the leaders.
- The more elaborate secret groups have hierarchies—layers within layers of influence (CFR, Illuminati, some Freemasonic groups, etc.) People in the outer layers often know nothing about the true actions and goals of those at the top, and they may think of and defend the group as merely a harmless mutual aid society.
- The group usually has some type of “hidden wisdom” that is gradually revealed only as a member commits him- or herself and begins to climb the ladder to the higher levels.
Contrast the above to the characteristics of Christianity:
- Rather than gaining power or wealth, Jesus was crucified as a common criminal and his disciples were persecuted. Instead of conquering enemies and taking the resources of others, Jesus said, “pray for your enemies, and do good to those who persecute you.” Instead of seeking wealth, Jesus said, “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness…because where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” When Jesus was crucified, all of his disciples fled, feeling abandoned and betrayed. They were also in danger of attack by the Sanhedrin, and in despair, they left to return to their homes and previous occupations. It is only after the resurrection of Christ that they became fully convinced of his power. There were not merely one or two Jesus sightings, rather many saw him and attended his ascension. Peter later wrote, “For we did not follow cunningly devised tales when we told you of the power of Christ—we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.” John wrote, “What we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at, and handled with our hands, concerning the Word of Life…” Far from gaining wealth and power, most of the apostles later suffered some form of martyrdom.
- The teaching of Jesus was done completely in the open, to vast crowds, and in the Jerusalem temple, right under the nose of the Sanhedrin. At times he taught his disciples in private, but much of that teaching was recorded in the Gospels for all to read.
- There are no hidden hierarchies in true Christianity. The Pope is the leader of only the Roman Church, and many Christians do not acknowledge his leadership or even listen to what he says. There are, of course, leaders within the church, but the Bible indicates that are all are capable of becoming “kings and priests to our God.”
- There is no “hidden wisdom” in Christianity to which only an adept has access. For Christians, the Bible is the only accepted word of God, and everyone can read and consider it for themselves. The Bible is, by orders of magnitude, the most widely read and published book in human existence. It is so far ahead of any other book that the best seller statistics don’t even mention it.
In The Tomb of Jesus, a recent television show, James Cameron attempted to prove that a recently discovered tomb in Jerusalem was where Jesus and his family were buried. However, the only real evidence is the name on the ossuary, “Jesus, son of Joseph,” and those names were very common at the time of Christ. But if the disciples somehow avoided the soldiers guarding Jesus’ tomb and stole his body in order to fake his resurrection, why would he then be buried in a box with his name on it, and with his family buried around him?
Other theories have been advanced, that Jesus merely swooned (somehow after being severely beaten, being nailed to a cross, and then having his side pierced with a spear), or that the disciples somehow stole and hid his body. But none of these can account for the stories of the resurrected Christ, his effect of the disciples, and the subsequent enormous impact that these former fisherman had on the world.
The Papacy has often been described as a conspiracy, and in the past that was true. After the Edict of Milan in AD 313, the emperor Constantine made Christianity the state religion. In a few short years church leaders went from being hunted down and slaughtered, to position of power and having access to large sums of money. It is at that point in church history that the Papacy and power struggles within the church truly began. The Papacy was maintained because of the desire of people for a visible and human spiritual leader, and the desire persisted even when the leader was not spiritual. For much of its history, the papacy thus represented a corruption of Christianity rather than a model of it. In contrast, there were no conspiracies and no attempts at secular power at the beginning—Christians were on the run, and suffered waves of persecution for three hundred years, until the time of Constantine. See the article Criticism of the Church for more information.
Satan especially loves to gratify the desires of those who lust for power. Therefore, it should not be surprising that human history is filled with war, treachery, deceit, and corruption, especially of those who have clawed their way to the top of society. Attacking Christ and the church is what Satan does, in any possible way that he can. It is ironic that he tries to accuse Christians of conspiracy and deception, when he, himself is the ultimate conspirator and the father of lies, but so it is — “all is fair in love and war, and this is war.”
A Conspiracy Retrospective
The first thing that captured one’s attention upon entering the conference suite were the huge windows which looked out into the absolute awesomeness of deep space. Brilliant stars sparkled like diamonds on a field of dark azure, and a network of suns like the rings of Saturn slowly rotated around an unseen point at the center. The windows of the suite somehow extended above the ceiling and below the floor, which created the eerie and unsettling impression of floating unanchored through the cosmos.
But what filled and transfixed one’s vision outside the windows was a gigantic vortex hanging in space, slowly spinning and inexorably sucking all nearby matter into its maw. Concentric circles within the vortex spun at different speeds and in opposite directions. Each circle was a different shade of ultraviolet, and glowed like reflected black-light. Flashes and eruptions on the surface of the vortex were occasionally seen, which in reality were lightning bolts of captured energy thousands of miles long, as this black hole at the center of the galaxy continually exerted its massive force in attempting to crush and pull everything into itself, down its throat, and into the mystery beyond.
Staring at the vortex was dangerous for its hypnotic effects, but when one’s attention could be wrenched away from the scenes of deep space just outside the windows, the next thing the eye focused on was the richness and opulence of the suite. A large conference table carved from mahogany with seating for fifty occupied the area, and exotic carved chairs with leather and brocade seats surrounded the table. Each place was set with gold plates and crystal glasses, and the middle of the table was filled with bottles of spirits and covered platters of steaming food. The walls were paneled with teak and encrusted with precious stones, and the entire section behind the head of the table was a large fireplace with a huge fire burning in it.
Paintings and tapestries covered many of the walls. At first glance they seemed to be some form of garish modern art, but on closer inspection, they were progressive scenes of terror, with people being tortured and then ripped apart limb from limb. The barely recognizable body parts were thrown in heaps like garbage, with cubistic worms and other insects crawling through the slime and ooze. It was as if the painting Guernica was redone over and over in increasingly violent and revolting forms by a crazed and demented surrealist. Surmounting the fireplace was the strangest picture of all—a large painting done in a serpentine swirl of angry red tones. It was a depiction of a couple engaged in an intimate and openly erotic embrace, kissing and hugging each other. They seemed to be deeply in love, but the woman was about to kill the unsuspecting man with a silver spike—she was La Belle Dame Sans Merci. Even stranger was the fireplace fire: it seemed to be fueled by a number of burning souls—agonized faces periodically appeared in the flames, and a faint cry was audible when one approached it.
This suite had been the site of many former discussions, but the current meeting was to be of the greatest significance, involving the most powerful and important members of the establishment. They gradually arrived and took their places around the table, and the assemblage of threatening individuals and raw ego was intimidating. A few chatted, but most stared at each other with a hostile arrogance laced with caution. Finally the Chairman of the Board arrived—a tall and powerfully built, Big-Brother figure with black hair, fiery eyes, a curling mustache, and a face that was both sensuous and utterly ruthless. He was followed by four scantily dressed females. The Chairman sat down in the seat at the end of the table near the fireplace with his groupies standing behind him, and everyone fell silent as he took the place of authority.
“All of you know why we are here,” said the Chairman. “Time is growing short, and the end will soon be at hand. We have won many battles, but the war still hangs in the balance. WE MUST WIN THIS WAR! Nothing else is of any importance. Are all of you with me?”
The faces around the table nodded their assent. “I said,” the Chairman bellowed, “ARE ALL OF YOU WITH ME?”
The entire group shot to their feet in a fawning display of sycophancy—”YES, MASTER, WE ARE ALL WITH YOU, MASTER!”
The Chairman was snorting traces of a reddish-yellow powder from his nose, and his lips curled in disdain. “Bow down and adore!” he barked. Everyone immediately got down on the floor and prostrated themselves. His females knelt around him kissing his feet, and even the fire in fireplace rose until it was a solid wall of flame. After a few minutes of silent worship, he gave the order, “Now, sit down!”
Everyone around the table resumed his or her seat, their powerful egos cowed by the figure at the head. Spirits were poured from the bottles, and everyone began to drink to the Chairman’s health. Then the food was served. The dishes were all meat prepared in various ways—some crunchy with phalanges and metatarsals included, and others where the meat was so well-cooked and succulent that it fell off the femur and humorous bones. The crowd around the table was ravenous and ate noisily. Then the plates and platters were cleared off, another round of drinks was poured, and everyone looked to the head of the table.
Holding his glass of mixed spirits, the Chairman circled the room with his eyes, his piercing glance testing each face. Then he said, “I will personally rip apart and feed to the flames any of you that is not with me.” Several inadvertently stared at the Chairman’s powerful hands and claw-like fingers. He had gotten their full attention.
“As you know,” the Chairman continued, “We are here to consider and decide on the strategy and tactics we will adopt for the final phases of the war. You were told to consider and bring your ideas to this meeting. So, what is your counsel?”
Everyone was silent for a moment, and then a male named Malus rose to his feet. He was dressed in black leather with black riding boots, and even his lips, eyes, and teeth were black. His voice was a sneer: “Our existing policies have served us well. Creating emperors, kings, and dictators, and then corrupting them has kept many in bondage and has delivered many souls to our table. We should continue these policies until the end.”
Malus sat down and a tall austere male stood up. He was dressed in a clerical collar, and was the head of the religious studies department. With his priestly appearance he looked strangely out of place in this high-powered gathering. “I agree with Malus,” said the cleric, whose name was Ecclesiasticus. “We should definitely continue our existing policies of political tyranny. We must also continue to create new fake religions and give angelic visions to dupes who will lead people astray. Also, we need more toleration, and ecumenicalism — toleration of anything except truth about the enemy. But let us not forget the corruption of the top church leadership. That has been one of our most important and fruitful efforts in creating frustration, hypocrisy, despair, and anger.”
“Yes!” shouted an ugly pig-like male named Odio, who jumped to his feet. “Let the hatred flow! We need to create more rage, more unprovoked attacks, and more animosity between people.”
“I am with Ecclesiasticus,” said the female sitting next to the cleric, who was one of his assistants, with orange hair and black lipstick. “We need to combine more sorcery and witchcraft with mainstream religion, and we need more crystals, magic, and wild paganism.”
“Don’t forget me!” chimed in a slinky female named Meretrix. “We still need to provide plenty of sexual entertainment, fornication, infidelity, pornography, and adultery.”
“I’ll drink to that!” echoed Dionysus, a riotus, obese male with a crown of ivy on his head. “We will invent new liquors and drugs to keep people inebriated.”
A chant, like an ancient engine being cranked to life, started and was taken up all around the circle: “Ouro, Ourobor, Ouroborin, Ouroborindra!” The chant seemed to unleash a powerful spirit of lust and rage that spread around the room like wildfire. Some of the members began fighting with each other, and expensive dinner jackets were ripped to pieces. Others grabbed their neighbors and began forcing them down on the floor, and Odio seized Ecclesiasticus in a revolting embrace. Several males took Meretrix, ripped her clothes off, threw her on the table, and climbed on top of her.
The Chairman sat and watched this explosion of uncontrolled ferocity and rape with an evil smile, enjoying the scene, but then he noticed one individual, dressed in a white suit, was still sitting at the table shaking his head. “This will never work,” the white-suited individual said quietly.
“STOP!” the Chairman yelled. The fighting immediately ceased and the participants in the gang rape crawled off the table, pulled on their shredded clothes, and sat down again, still shaking with lust.
“Messeh, what is your concern?” asked the Chairman.
The figure in the white suit rose to his feet. “Sir, we need all of the others, but Malus is completely wrong in suggesting that we can merely continue our old political policies.”
“What?!” yelled Malus, who had been one of those on the table. “Sit down before I break you in half, you piece of…”
“Enough!” bellowed the Chairman. “You have had your say. Now sit down and shut up!” In a fit of lust, anger and dark hostility, Malus glared at Messeh, who stared back at him with vicious reptilian eyes. Malus sat down and Messeh continued.
“There will still be opportunities for dictators and tyranny, and we should take full advantage of them. But we must not underestimate our enemy. He will help humans create free societies where they will choose their leaders. Power will be dispersed and it will be harder for a single man to control everything, and therefore for us to control society through him. Therefore we need to become much more subtle and clever. More than ever, we need the help of Decipio here.” Messeh pointed to a male sitting across from him, with slick, oily hair, an expensive suit, and tasseled loafers, who was the head of the legal department. Decipio nodded and gave everyone a huge smile.
Messeh continued, “Make no mistake, in the days to come humans will create new societies where they can elect their leaders. Therefore we will need to build groups that can secretly control elections, so that it doesn’t matter which side wins. We also need to help the humans invent things like socialism and propaganda so that they can create governments that are based on lies—loving and caring on the surface, but in reality are run for the benefit of those at the top. They will take the human’s money and resources without their knowing what is happening, and use to to enrich the leaders and keep them in power.”
Malus, who was still spoiling for a fight, jumped up again. “How will you do that if people are allowed to make their own choices?”
Messeh gave a contemptuous glace at his opponent. “You are so stupid—why are you even in this group? It would be fun to have you as my pet fish—that is all you are good for.” Malus went berserk, and taking a switchblade out of his pocket, he jumped on the table and attacked his hated enemy. No one stopped him as everyone wanted to see a fight. But Messeh was ready with his own knife, whipping it out of his jacket as Malus jumped at him. He dodged Malus’ blow and the two of them squared off against each other, with yellow smoke coming out of their nostrils. Again Malus lunged, but Messeh parried the stroke. Using the other’s momentum Messeh pulled him close, and then buried his blade to the hilt in Malus’ chest, ripping it up and down. The Chairman laughed as Malus screamed. His body burbled and shook, and then collapsed into a pile of ooze on the rug. Raising his glass to congratulate Messeh, the Chairman said, “Thank you for the after-dinner entertainment.” Then he clapped his hands sharply. Servants came, rolled up the rug, threw it in the trash, and replaced it with another.
Meanwhile, Messeh cleaned his knife on a napkin and put it away. When the servants had finished their work he continued: “As I was about to say before I was so rudely interrupted, controlling public opinion is simple. We will create news organizations and media that will deceive people and tell them what we want them to hear. People will then be even more deceived because they will think that they are being educated. We will create a society of educated idiots.”
Cupiditas, a serious-looking female dressed in a business suit and the head of the psychology department, stood up to join the discussion. “Messeh is correct—with such governments we can control the education of young humans. Public education must be mandatory for all. Then we can eliminate all teaching about our enemy in the schools, and can have prayer stopped. We can dumb the children down, get them to have early sex, and promote drugs, alcohol, and abortion on demand. Think of all of the babies that we can kill!”
A wave of enthusiasm swept over the group, and several jumped up to shout their support for more abortion. Then Cupiditas continued: “This will also allow us to do things that we have wanted to do for centuries—to pollute the relationship between men and women, and turn them against each other.”
Homosaphus, a strange looking female with long black hair, red lipstick, and high heels spoke up: “I have always wanted to bring back the god Molech so that people will kill their own babies, and I love what you are saying. But how can we achieve this? What is the plan?”
“We will use the selfishness of men to turn women against them, and drive it home with the influence of government, public education, and the media organizations that Messah mentioned,” replied Cupiditas. “Unfortunately we can’t *make* people do what we want until they turn their wills over to us. But as we have done since Adam and Eve, we can tempt and influence them, and create a culture that is based on our values. Our goals are the same as they always have been—to get people into hell so that we can feed on them. However, our tactics must change with the times. The old Molech was a statue made of brass, but the new Molech will look like a medical center — how is that for deception! The ancient people burned their babies as a sacrifice for better crops or victory over enemies; modern people will kill their babies for reasons that are even more selfish — to save money and keep their lifestyle.” The Chairman smiled wistfully, as if inspired by an old memory, and Messeh stood up again.
“Cupiditas has presented our general strategy and some of the tactics for the future,” said Messeh. “But make no mistake, the enemy will also be at work, and our precious education systems and abortion mills will be under attack, so we must make every effort to defend them and discredit the attackers. However, we must also remember that most humans are like sheep; they are selfish and will follow whoever leads them into selfishness. We will make women want to be like men, and men like women, and use the power of government to make people accept it. Think of all of the divorce, unhappiness, and confusion we can create, and all of the destroyed families that this will generate! And with new human advancements in technology, we can have them produce songs and movies filled with filth from hell. We will have many new ways of contaminating humans in order to gain control over them, and using their vices to enslave them.”
Homosaphus raised her glass and shouted, “Long live Sodom and Gommorah!” She was actually a cross-dressed male, wearing a short skirt over hairy legs, and sporting a beard. “We also need more weird sex, and sex with animals. Then we can create new sexual diseases!”
Cupiditas smiled at Homosaphus, but then looked contemptuously at a figure across the table dressed in a military uniform. “Vitium, our record of demon possession has, for the most part, been a dismal failure. Why have your tempters done such a lousy job even after we have provided them with so many excellent resources?” she demanded.
“My army will be ready whenever necessary,” snapped Vitium, who was the overlord of a host of demons. “We make every effort and use every opportunity to possess, oppress, confuse, and enslave humans. You and the others are responsible for developing the training programs, and perhaps this time around you will do a better job.”
“The problem is your lousy management,” sneered Cupiditas, reopening a perennial wound. She was very much aware that those at the top would be consumed and replaced if they didn’t produce results, and she wanted to make sure that any blame would be placed on the other side of the table. “We have lost far too many souls to the enemy, and when we develop better programs, I want the penalty for tempter failure made even more severe.”
“Certainly,” replied Vitium coldly. “I will lash my minions harder. But I want equal penalties for poor training and program development, which were the real reasons for our lack of success. The problem is that you, as the director of PyOps, are totally incompetent. I am looking forward to consuming you myself when your ignorance and stupidity are fully exposed.” Smoke started coming out of Cupiditas’ ears, and she was about to jump over the table like Malus and attack her adversary. But her associate Callidus, a male in a white lab coat sitting next to her, wisely restrained her, knowing that Vitium would tear her to shreds in a fight.
“I…I think your ideas are brilliant, Cupiditas,” said Callidus. He was desperately trying to calm the powerful female down, while at the same time sucking up to her. “Listen…for decades I have wanted to find a way to make humans believe that everything came about by accident. We will develop the theory of evolution, and your public education programs will allow us to force this theory on everyone and make it the only theory that can be taught, so that people will ridicule the enemy.”
“But Callidus,” asked the individual sitting next to him. “That theory doesn’t make sense. We know that humans are dumb, but how will you get them to believe what is against the laws of science?”
“Simple,” replied Callidus. “As Messeh said, people are like sheep. When enough rich and influential ones of them believe and promote a lie for a long period of time, then it becomes the truth, and most will not even think to question it.”
“Yes,” said Messeh. “All of this will allow us to achieve one of our main objectives since the dawn of humanity—to make people believe that both we and our enemy don’t exist. If we can achieve that, we will have won a major victory.”
The Chairman looked around the room and smiled. “Anything we can do to harass, pervert, infect, defile, and destroy humanity is also an attack on our enemy. It will also result in more humans in hell and therefore more food for our table. This is a good plan. Let’s do it!”
How can we protect ourselves from the conspiracies of Satan? Resist him and hold on to Jesus.
 See the article, The Mythical Conflict between Science and Religion, by James Hannam, http://www.bede.org.uk/conflict.htm, for more information on the deceptive nature of White’s arguments, how they have been debunked, and why, despite the bankruptcy of his claims, they continue to be made in schools and the media. Another interesting article is The Myth of the Flat Earth, by Jeffrey B. Russell, web.archive.org/web/20040717084200/, and www.id.ucsb.edu/fscf/library/russell/FlatEarth.html