Chapter 1: Lets Talk Politics and Religion, Part 2
A Brief Look at Conspiracy Theories in History
Let us continue our analysis of the widely accepted version of the political spectrum. We discussed the left wing in the previous blog. Now let’s look at the so-called right wing.
To the right of center—but not nearly as close to the middle-of-the-road as the liberals—are the conservatives. This again, is according to the dominant liberal media and their fellows in academia, Hollywood and generally accepted everywhere.
Then, they say, to the right of the conservatives, over there on the far right are the Nazis and the Fascists. And in the United States, right next to them on the far right are groups like the John Birch Society. In short, the “Birchers” were said to be a bunch of radical, right-wing, neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic, racist, nut-job extremists.
Indeed, I had heard about those Birchers in some of my classes at Ohio State. And yes, it was information from the John Birch Society that I “accidentally” stumbled across in early 1976, as I mentioned in part 1.
What I found shocked me and then made me angry. Because what I was learning from their material made a whole lot more sense about what was going on in the world than anything I had ever run across in the university. You should also understand that I had left the Catholic church some years before that and I really had no use for religion at that time.
What I found was that there exists and has existed for a long time, a well-entrenched plan by people whom the John Birch Society simply called “the Insiders,” It is a plan to control and rule the world, not for the benefit of the people, but for their own lusts for power, wealth and control over everyone else.
As I stated earlier, I immersed myself in studying this information for six months, and the more I read and compared it to what was happening both in the USA and the world, the more convinced I became that it was essentially true. Later in this series, I will give you an example of some of my own personal research on this conspiracy which simply added more proof.
Now for those of you who have been conditioned to scoff at the word “conspiracy” in reference to history and politics, may I ask you to think critically? And let me define “thinking critically.” It has nothing to do with nit-picking, or harping about something; i.e., criticizing or being critical.
When we realize that the Greek root word from which we derive our word critically, that the Greek word means “to judge,” then we can easily see that critical thinking has to do with looking at an event or looking at issues and viewing all sides, and then weighing the evidence before coming to a conclusion.
This is in contradistinction to what happens in most of academia, beginning in elementary school, and throughout life, where people simply accept what they are told….just as I had throughout my entire education. I thought I had been given both sides.
But then I came to realize that maybe there are more than two sides. I have since learned that it is a common tactic of those who would rule over us to control both sides of everything and then keep the people so occupied that it never occurs to them to look for a third or fourth alternative explanation.
As I suggest to you how to think critically about this idea of the conspiracy theory of history, I repeat that we have been conditioned to scoff at the idea. That is why it is referred to as the conspiracy theory of history. Uh, right, the conspiratorial view of history is a theory…yeah, just like gravity! It is a fact, not a theory. How do we know that?
Well, let’s begin with the definition of a conspiracy. I consulted Black’s Law Dictionary, and I don’t want to get too technical here, but it is in essential agreement with Webster’s’ 1828 *D**ictionary,* which states that a conspiracy is: “A combination of men for an evil purpose…”
Let me stop there and ask you: would you say that if certain people worked together for the purpose of controlling you and taking away your God-given freedoms, would that be an evil purpose? Almost everyone would think so.
Webster’s definition continued: “an agreement between two or more persons, to commit some crime in concert; particularly, a combination to commit treason; or excite sedition or insurrection against the government of a state….”
I quoted that part of the definition just to demonstrate that conspiracy is not merely the case when two guys plot to rob a bank. It also applies to people who plot to grab control of the government. If they have done so unlawfully, or if once in control, they commit unlawful acts to maintain control, they are, without doubt, a conspiracy.
Back in 1964 a man named John Stormer wrote a book called None Dare Call It Treason. It sold over a million copies in six months. It was one of those numerous books I read back in 1976 that opened my eyes. The title was based on a quotation from Sir John Harrington who died in 1612, and it goes like this: “Treason doth never prosper, what’s the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason!”
Sir John, however, was apparently plagiarizing or translating without giving credit to the ancient Roman poet named Ovid, who died in 17 A.D. Ovid had written, in Latin, of course: “Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason? Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.”
In other words, once the bad guys grab control of the government, then no one dares to call them traitors and treasonous because of fear of being jailed or worse. So let us look now at the latter part of Webster’s definition of a conspiracy which included the idea of two or more people getting together to “excite sedition or insurrection against the government of a state….”
Regarding sedition, on April 18th, 2010 the very left-wing columnist at TIME magazine, Joe Klein, was a guest on the General Electric-owned NBC network’s Chris Matthews Show and Klein came this close to accusing Glen Beck and Sarah Palin of sedition. Here’s what he said:
“I did a little bit of research just before this show — it’s on this little napkin here. I looked up the definition of sedition which is conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of the state. And a lot of these statements, especially the ones coming from people like Glenn Beck and to a certain extent, Sarah Palin, rub right up close to being seditious.”
First of all, Klein did “a little research” alright—too little, or he would have given a more complete definition of sedition. Or maybe he only wanted to use the part that would make Palin and Beck look bad.
Funny thing about those far leftists is how when their guy is in power that suddenly freedom of speech and the freedom to peacefully dissent is now called sedition. But back when Bush was president, Klein himself had stated something to the effect that dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
Now I do not wish you to draw a conclusion from this that somehow, I favor Bush as opposed to Obama. Remember, think critically! Is there an alternative way to look at this? More on that later in the series.
We were discussing the conspiracy theory of history. I insisted that it is not a theory; it is a fact. Another reason of how we know that? Well, I could say that you need to go and study history, which is advisable also. But in some cases even that is unnecessary because it is becoming so blatantly obvious with certain events that I daresay the majority of citizens in America today already believe that history involves many conspiracies.
For example, how many of you believe the government’s conclusion given to us via the Warren Commission that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman who assassinated President John F. Kennedy? (Let the record show not one in my live audience believed “the lone gunman theory.”)
Okay, how many of you believe the typical history textbooks which tell us that John Wilkes Booth acted alone in assassinating President Lincoln? (Again, let the record show that not one person in my live audience believe our standard “history” textbooks that Booth acted alone.)
Even Martin Luther King’s family has come to believe that James Earl Ray was only a patsy in the murder of King. And going way back to about the time of Christ…oh, well, how about Jesus Himself? Was he crucified by a lone gunman, so to speak or was He sent to the cross by a conspiracy?
Also, in that same era, Julius Caesar was assassinated by men who conspired, senators who plotted together to accomplish that murder. I could go on with example after example showing that conspiracy is the norm in history.
Brilliant men throughout history—and many of them brilliantly evil men—have realized that the course of history is far too important to be left to chance. So history becomes the story of this faction trying to make their scheme happen against other factions also scheming to make their plots happen. Franklin D. Roosevelt once famously remarked that “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happened, you can bet it was planned it that way.”
Further along in these studies, we will see much more evidence proving various conspiracies through history. For now, I simply wanted to caution you not to fall for the widely-promoted (by leftists) idea that to believe in the conspiracy theory of history proves you are a moron, naïve or whatever other nasty name they wish to label you.
Back to my personal journey… I stated that after immersing myself in a deep study back in 1976, that what I found shocked me and then made me angry. This is very typical of most people who have been awakened to major truths. By the way, if you have seen the movie, The Matrix, that is a very close parallel, an allegory in many ways to the true picture.
Not that we’re all in suspended animation being fed by some big tube in our backs and that what we think is reality are really computer-generated virtual reality programs playing in our brains. But the idea of a red pill and a blue pill is precisely the choice that people have when confronted with the truth; namely, if you choose the blue pill, you will go back to sleep and forget that you were ever once awake to true reality.
But if you choose the red pill, then to quote a line from The Matrix, “Hold on to your seat belt, Dorothy, this isn’t Kansas anymore.” In other words, once you really immerse yourself in the truth, you can never again go back to sleep. You will see the world as it really is, not as the masses have been conditioned to think that it is.
And when you truly wake up, it will make you angry. Then you have another choice: what do you do with that anger? Some—a relatively very small number of foolish young men have thought that they need to organize groups, and gather firearms and ammunition in order to wage warfare with this system—a system which is so pervasive and so powerful that many refer to it as a beast system. Where did they get that term? Well, look now at Revelation 13, verse 4;
Revelation 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
At this point, I am not going to get into biblical proofs—since that would take far too long in this introductory set of blogs, so I am just going to make a couple of identifications, and give proofs later—in extensive detail. I know that those of you who have followed my teachings for a long time have confidence that I am able to prove what I say when I teach.
And so the beast here in this verse is the world-ruling empire. It is an empire which has taken many forms throughout the course of history. The dragon is the devil or satan and again, we are not going to debate here concerning exactly who or what the devil or satan is.
What we are focusing on here is that last statement which asks “who is capable of making war against this beast system? The implied answer is that no one can make war with the beast and be successful.
And that is true, no one can; insofar as anyone who thinks that he can organize a group of patriotic people and arm them and go up against and defeat the beast system. It is suicidal. It is sheer folly. Moreover, it is a sure sign that those participating in such futile efforts have very little spiritual understanding.
You see, after being on the paid staff of the John Birch Society for a time, it became quite clear to me that there was no way on God’s green earth, that the John Birch Society was going to succeed in stopping this beastly juggernaut. And of all various patriotic groups out there, the JBS was the best in terms of organization and effectiveness.
I had been a Field Coordinator, responsible for all the Society’s activities in half the state of Ohio. It was a multi-faceted job which included supervising our volunteer Section Leaders and volunteer Chapter Leaders, helping to recruit new members by giving presentations (or lectures, if you will) to teach them about the threats to our freedoms which are posed by these “Insiders.”
And by the way, I did not need to script anything in those days, I was so familiar with the ideas and concepts of Americanism that I could lecture for hours without notes, and sometimes did. As you know, I always script my lectures now, because it is always new material and I strive to be as precise and correct as I possibly can, as I teach the holy Word of God.
I also appeared on radio talk shows, answered invitations to speak from high schools or colleges. Oh and by the way, for the most part, I was there in the classroom so that the teacher could show the students what one of those radical, hateful, neo-Nazi, white supremacist, anti-Semitic, and racist extremists looked like.
But I never turned down an invitation. And need I say? The John Birch Society was none of those things. The members I worked with were some of the most wonderful, God-fearing, America-loving, down-to-earth good people that you would ever want to meet.
That included Baptists, Catholics, Mormons, Methodists, Presbyterians, Jews and just about every other denomination—although I must say, back then—1977-1980, I did not know of one Muslim member in my area. But back then, there were very few Muslims in western Ohio–period. We had mostly white people, but there were also some black members, and some Hispanic members.
It is also noteworthy that the Mormons especially were excellent members. Then and now, I have major disagreements with their theology, but the Mormons whom I knew were wonderful people, who worked very diligently in following the Birch Society’s plan to save America from the communists and their bosses, the “Insiders.”
The Society’s plan was simply a strategy of education, followed up by the very traditionally American lawful means of restoring Constitutional government, via letter-writing to government officials, petition drives, ad hoc committees. It was totally non-partisan and it totally eschewed violence. Here was (and perhaps still is) the motto of the John Birch Society. See if this sounds familiar: They call for “Lower taxes, less government, and more individual responsibility.”
Gee, sounds similar to what you hear many politicians saying today, doesn’t it? Whether they are bona fide conservative politicians or those pretending to be conservative just to get elected. Okay, disclaimer time: I am telling you the truth about the John Birch Society as I found it to be, but I am not standing here trying to recruit for the JBS. I am simply recounting to you parts of my personal journey, and it is all for a purpose to be shown later in this these studies concerning Mystery Babylon and the Stone Kingdom. To be continued…