Some people thrive on conspiracy theories. The very nature of conspiracy theories is such that historically the widespread belief in conspiracies has destabilized societies in ways that can be very well documented.
For instance, the German High Command promulgated false documents, “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, purporting to be a Jewish conspiracy and utilized the documents to create paranoia in Czarist Russia and other countries. Hitler’s beliefs in a Zionist conspiracy helped to bring about the subversion of Germany’s Weimar Republic and in many quarters of Europe and the Middle East, the Protocols are still accepted at face-value as historical fact.
Adam Weishaupt & the Illuminati
Another popular conspiracy theory has to do with the Illuminati. The fact that the group existed as a secret society in Germany is well documented. Adam Weishaupt, a professor of canon law (Catholic Church law), infiltrated various Masonic lodges across Continental Europe with cell groups that operated much like modern counter-intelligence networks.
Ingolstadt University, a Jesuit institution, provided a base of operations and the network recruited by appealing to a variety of beliefs, including Theosophy, Rosicrucianism, necromancy, social reform and various occultist practices that were attracting freethinkers in Europe. George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were familiar with the Illuminati and its methods. Additonally, Frederick the Great, an accomplished Freemason and master of intelligence and counter-intelligence, was quite adept at using the networks of secret societies that infested Europe in the 1700s as strategic tools to further Prussian geo-political interests.
The relevance of the Illuminati to modern political discourse owes to the allegation that the followers of Professor Weishaupt subsequently went into the publishing business, thus, promoting socialism and revolution in France and other countries. The story continues that the various factions of radicalism and occultist secret societies were ready to be knit together by an ideology that would transcend all the various threads of occult speculation, utopianism, anarchism and social reform.
In 1848, Karl Marx made his announcement that the “spectre of International Socialism” was already haunting Europe and striking fear into the hearts of Europe’s kings and aristocracy. “Das Kapital” itself is a hugely successful conspiracy theory.
Engels,the scion of a wealthy industrialist with a vast fortune, financed Marx’s research- research that provided a rationale that tied many conflicting social forces into a system of worldwide terror. It is a tribute to a brilliant mind thatMarx succeeded in paving the way for Lenin and Stalin to create a monolithic machine out of the assortment of strange and conflicting beliefs that constituted the earlier Internationales.
Reptilian Conspiracies & Illuminati Subversion
But there is a modern New Age twist that seems to position the 200 year old Illuminati boogeyman to appear as a social phenomenon that is just beginning to be recognized at this time. Please do not just turn me off because you are sick of hearing about conspiracies of the left and the right. The emerging New Age doctrine makes the Illuminati 10,000 years old. To make things stranger, the teaching purports to have a basis in the Biblical account of Genesis before the flood:
“Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. Then the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.”
Genesis 6: 1-4
According to the New Age interpretation of the Bible, however, the Illuminati were extra-terrestrial Nephilim that eventually inhabited ancient Babylon- and the creatures are still interbreeding, thus producing offspring- including the family of President Bush! They are allegedly manipulating politics and preparing our world for a new Babylonian tyranny, operated on an intergalactic scale and with headquarters in underground fortresses beneath major American cities. If you think this is far-fetched, just start surfing the internet- it gets more far-fetched!
There are apparently good reptilians and bad ones, with some extra-terrestrials exhorting humanity to eschew weapons of mass destruction and to learn to get along, while others are ready to turn earth into a giant slave farm in order to feed the master reptile race during its travels across space.
Such deceptions often contain an Anti-Semitic tendency that is also hostile to orthodox Christianity!
Spiritualism, Haunted Houses & England’s Fabians
Fabian Socialism attracted some of the most notable social thinkers of England in the early 1900s, and conducted much of the early research pertaining to Progressive economics, trade unionism, feminism and social reformation. Eventually H. G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw, Sydney Webb and other influential intellectuals were drawn into the movement.
The social framework these individuals envisioned shaped England and the rest of the modern world. It is surprising to discover that the whole intellectual edifice of Fabianism initially developed as a result of working people gathering together for spiritualist séances in a house that was supposedly haunted. They eventually began receiving messages about economics and other matters that attracted the cadre of celebrated thinkers that transformed much of England and the rest of the world.
John Maynard Keynes & the Federal Reserve
America has now become riddled with schemes presented as economic stimuli and “progressive” changes in the laws; i.e., just a small change here and a small change there. Keynesian economics- expanding the money supply to increase the government’s share of financial resources and deplete the value of money- has now created massive deficits that were unimaginable for Americans. Keynes advocated that every nation should centralize its banking and allow currencies to float with no value other than the emotional value people invest via their confidence in government economic policy.
John Maynard Keynes, known as a proponent of free markets and capitalism, realized that centralizing banking functions and manipulating the value of national currencies would accelerate economic growth- at least for the short term.
As the Western world embraced Keynesian economics, governmental power grew, currencies were subjected to the vagaries of international financial interests and the private sector became dependent on government programs. Thus, corporations grew into feudal cultures of their own, attracting a new breed of people that have sacrificed many of the old loyalties, traditions and beliefs in order to find security in the bureaucratic matrix of the brave new corporate state.
Modern Statism is an ideology flying under many colors. Nevertheless, various forms of socialism provide the underpinnings for most modern states and corporations prosper because it takes a corporate bureaucracy to navigate the governmental regulatory apparatus.
Impact of England’s Fabian Socialism
Fabian program (gradually transforming society by instituting small changes in the laws of a nation and moving towards global government in increments) has become so familiar that we just shrug our shoulders and pass it off as more liberal-progressivism.
Fabian was a Roman general that used tactical deception in order to keep his enemies unaware that they were being enveloped.
Incidentally, during the Twenties & Thirties, many so-called progressives were as enthusiastic about Hitler and Mussolini’s experiments with socialism as they were about the International brand of socialism pioneered by Marx & Engels. Statist solutions on display in Russia, Italy and Germany presented a promising future especially during the Great Depression. Some people asked whether the newly inaugurated monopoly of investment bankers known as the Federal Reserve contributed to the financial chaos during the 1930s. The rationale for a federal reserve was to control the expansion of the money supply and prevent cycles in the economy.
Theosophy & Madame Blavatsky
Madame Blavatsky was a Russian aristocrat living in Paris in the 1800s and her Theosophical Society was an eclectic combination of Hinduism wrapped around an arguably potent political agenda; i.e., “hidden masters” were moving through human society and inculcating the planet with higher wisdom by means of clairvoyant and direct communication via selected individuals. Theosophists still claim that these “Masters” are in touch with Devas, angelic extra-terrestrials that guide human institutions and culture by telepathy and other hidden influences.
Southern California and parts of Arizona (the whole Left-coast) have long been riddled with such cults that look to extra-terrestrial “hidden masters” for inspiration and guidance.
Aldous Huxley & CIA Acid Dreams
Aldous Huxley, another intellectual from a family of England’s most notable intellectuals, used his novels as platforms to propagate “brave new worlds” where children would be cared for by the tribe rather than by nuclear families and legal systems would meld into a unified primitivism where government could be much less defined (and supposedly more nurturing and organic) because populations would be pacified (enlightened) by drug induced euphoria and Eastern mystical experiences.
In the Fifties and Sixties, Huxley and the CIA were experimenting with LSD. Aldous’ brother, Julian Huxley, was busy promulgating a social agenda that sounded vaguely like the utopian, mushroom-eating societies favored by his nephew, Aldous.
UNESCO & the Brave New Humanistic World Religion
Julian Huxley’s counter-intelligence propaganda apparatus was headquartered at UNESCO, where he was head of the UN religious mission. he was also the first director of UNESCO. In “Religion Without Revelation”, Julian Huxley identified the sense of the numinous (feelings of awe and religiosity) and announced that a universal world religion needed to incorporate profound feelings of spirituality by making numinosity available to everyone without the need to look to higher authority; i.e., Biblical revelation.
So is there something subversive about trying to conjure up religion that has roots in the Vedic system that is thousands of years old? Why shouldn’t people go to Sedona and experience shamanism while drawing power from ancient vortexes or pay thousands of dollars for spiritual and financial advice from Ramtha, an ancient warrior-demon channeled by a former housewife in Yelm, Washington? After all, she advises thousands of people, including Hollywood types, that pay thousands of dollars for seminars on relationships, finance, careers and economics.
Witchcraft (which has always been connected with the use of pharmaceuticals) and New Age religion have their roots in the same soil. The drugs, rebellion and lawlessness of the Sixties are the fruit of a secular-humanist agenda that was blue-printed by intellectuals like Julian Huxley under the auspices of the United Nations. In fact there is a well documented history as to Henry Luce and his wife at the Time-Life empire embracing the psychedelic experience in the 1950s. They both took psychedelic drugs in the 1950s, promoted LSD in their magazines and invited CIA people to their elite parties at which LSD was distributed, in many cases without any knowledge on the part of their guests who must have some interesting recollections of such social gatherings. The guests included celebrities from the highest levels of the political, academic, media, financial and entertainment worlds
Aldous Huxley, along with Timothy Leary and other products of CIA research programs, were the Pied Pipers that lead a whole generation into a quagmire of left-wing paranoia and New Age confusion (see the book “Acid Dreams” for a psychedelicized history of how the U.S. conducted covert operations that fomented much of the craziness of the Sixties). Many people refuse to treat such issues seriously because, quite frankly, it sounds loony to discuss allegations of reptilian inter-breeding and secret societies that have their roots in Eighteenth Century Europe.
David Icke is a man with a substantial following (Google reptilians if you think I am exaggerating) and arguably poses a threat to our nation’s national security if enough people believe his audacious fables. And his New Age followers have money.
Are such conspiracy theories a threat to society?
The only threat I see at this point is that Icke fosters the appearance that Christians subscribe to views that are hostile to virtually every legitimate social and religious institution. This is how counter-intelligence agents operate to subvert the opposition. Many sincere Christians are becoming involved with speculations about the Nephilim and the Illuminati. Some of the organizations that David Icke and others allege to be Illuminati agencies include, but are not limited to, the U.S. government (especially the CIA, of course), Billy Graham’s organization and the Catholic, Baptist and Mormon Churches- all Illuminati operations, according to Icke).
In the Book of Romans, the Apostle Paul instructs Christians to be good citizens and to honor governmental power and authority.
Although we have not received any information that indicates that a significant number of New Age adherents are preparing to use armed force, there is a subtle anti-Semitic influence to Icke’s theology that deserves close inspection. Any doctrine that dehumanizes other people by allegations about their genetic strain already has a strong predisposition toward racism which history shows can morph into anti-Semitism almost by default! The fact that Mr. Icke allegedly worked for the BBC may explain his tendency to vilify Israel and the Jews- but he may be a professional provocateur.
The Bible shows witchcraft and sedition, heresy and murder, deception all traveling in flocks like birds that move together. Where you find one, you will find every foul thing