by Richard Cook
Is there a conspiracy of the rich and powerful to take over the world and does that conspiracy have anything to do with the current economic crisis?
The answer is undoubtedly “Yes,” but exactly what the conspiracy is, who is behind it, and how it works is not always easy to define.
Lately I have been reading a book by Jim Marrs, a Texas journalist, entitled Rule by Secrecy. While I don’t agree with all Marrs’ interpretations of events, the book is a useful compendium of generally available information, often using sources that people who read the available conspiracy literature are likely familiar with. The book is a little out-of-date, having been published in 2000. So the machinations of the George W. Bush administration are not included.
The first half of the book is a discussion of modern history that starts with such organizations as the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Bilderberg Group as examples of how the inner circles of highly-placed people in the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere in the world manipulate and influence events.
The book then proceeds in a reverse-chronological order to trace the influence of conspiratorial groups through the major events of the 20th century, including the Vietnam and Korean Wars, World Wars I and II, and the Russian Revolution. Each of these major world convulsions, says Marrs, was planned and carried out by behind-the-scenes manipulators affiliated largely with international banking. Marrs also writes about the roles of specific families such as the Rockefellers, Morgans, and Rothschilds.
From the 20th century, Marrs continues his tour of history by delving into such events as the U.S. Civil War, the American and French Revolutions, the Enlightenment, the Knights Templars, etc. Finally, he says, “All Roads Lead to Sumer.” He looks for the origins of the conspiratorial pattern among the myths and legends of ancient Mesopotamia, including stories that are interpreted as pointing to control of humanity in the distant past by aliens from outer space.
Obviously, most of the material presented in a book like this is impossible to prove, especially when it is based on 5,000 year-old history, but the general drift is compelling. It’s especially interesting to examine present-day institutions like Yale’s Skull and Bones which have roots deep in the past and connections with occult groups like the Illuminati. Indeed there are those who say that not only are rich people like David Rockefeller working to gather all the resources of the earth into their greedy hands but that behind the obvious power grabs are black magicians trying to control events by calling on evil entities. Of course the whole philosophy of materialism the ruling classes adhere to might be called a kind of black magic in that it attempts to hypnotize people into believing the material world is real and the spirit non-existent.
Whatever is going on, it is clear that a primary tool of the power-hungry elite is the debt-based monetary system that is being used to turn much of humanity into debt slaves. A major planned reduction of the earth’s population also seems to be in the works. Frankly, the Obama administration, rather than being a collection of reformers, seems to be just another instrument of elite control. At this point a person is challenged as to whether to sink into despair or find a way to fight back or at least survive. I believe it can be done, because, “While they have the arm of flesh, we have the Lord God almighty.”