[ClickPress, Tue Nov 15 2005] As many of us in Europe, Canada and USA took part in services of remembrance for those that fell during the World Wars, Muslim extremists attacked Christian properties in Sangla Hill, Pakistan and destroyed five churches, a dozen houses, three schools, a dispensary, a convent and two parsonages..
The Parish priest Rev. Fr. Samson Dilawar along with local Christian leaders had been informed before hand, about the Muslim Fundamentalist’s plans to attack Christian institutions and Church properties, he reported the threats to local police and government security force. Even with pre-knowledge of the plans to raise a riot consisting of a mob of over 1500, the local authorities and security forces did not listen and made no move towards the protection of the Christian population and their property.
The Muslim mob waving axes and sticks attacked the Christian properties and settlements in the city of Sangla Hill, Faisalabad. Catholic, Presbyterian, and Salvation Army Churches, a convent, a girls hostel and twelve houses were set ablaze.
Police have stated that the riots started after Muslim preachers urged people to 'take revenge' after a Christian allegedly burnt pages of the Koran".
Shahbaz Bhatti, head of the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance - which promotes the rights of minorities in mainly Sunni Muslim Pakistan - denied the charges and condemned the attacks. "No Christian burned copies of the Quran," he told The Associated Press. "No Christian can even think of doing it," he said.
Archbishop Gary Beaver, of the Old Catholic Church and leader of the “Doing Hard Time for God!” project combating Christian persecution, stated “ I am totally shocked to hear of such mob rioting and obvious anti-Christian attacks.” Archbishop Gary called for the Government of Pakistan to urgently address the issues at hand and bring legislation into force to protect the Christian Communities against such ongoing religious persecution.
In an official communication, the Old Catholic Church stated that in order for a peaceful environment to be created for all people, the Pakistan Government must permit the freedom of all religions without any discrimination or persecution.
Archbishop Gary Beaver said “we are in deep grief and offer our prayers for all the suffering Christian brothers and sisters that make up the community of Sangla Hill, Pakistan.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Anti-Christian Mob of 1500 Riot in Punjab, Pakistan, Destroying Churches and Homes (From the Archives)
[ClickPress, Tue Nov 15 2005] As many of us in Europe, Canada and USA took part in services of remembrance for those that fell during the World Wars, Muslim extremists attacked Christian properties in Sangla Hill, Pakistan and destroyed five churches, a dozen houses, three schools, a dispensary, a convent and two parsonages..
The tower had an enormous symbolical significance. It was a sign of the political power of Babylon. Nimrod's Babylon, to be precise.
Nimrod, definitely the first globalist.
He founded Babylon as a system to keep people in slavery, working for him while he "protected" them against enemies by building walls around his "subjects". He called it "civilization" and spread it across the planet as fast as he could.
He invaded peoples land, lives, thoughts, and even their worshipping of the Creator. All in the name of bringing "civilization"!
What he did, of course, was building the global empire. And what he started, was furthered by his successors until this day.
The leaders today are spiritually rooted in ancient Babylon. At one of their favorite retreats, in the Californian forests, every year a ritual called "Cremation of Care" is being conducted. It is a bizarre ritual in which the ancient Gods of Babylon are not only being called upon, there are actual sacrifices that accompany this religious ritual.
This "Church for the rich" has a membership list that reads like a who's who of the power elite. Just type in "Bohemian Grove" at a search engine and you will find out that this is all recorded on video and available for download on the Internet.
Should it be a surprise that the leaders of today, who are all active globalists, like the leader of yesterday, who were all active globalists, have the same religion?
Of course not. Since the days of Nimrod, many succeeding "empires" proved to be exact "copies" of their predecessors, with a few cultural differences.
Are they "copies"? In a way, yes. But I would rather call them Perpetual stages of Globalization.
A plan from ancient times.
All for this one goal: a Global Empire with Babylon's god on the throne.
Nimrod didn't build the tower, as the story goes, to reach into the universe. Oh yes, there are many writers today who make good use of this idea. Zechariah Sitchin, Erich von Daniken, and others like to speculate on this idea and write sensational stories about UFO's and landing platforms.
Like the ones who think the tower is all about language, they too miss the point.
It's not about technicalities. It's not about how the tower was built, and if there were UFO's and little green men. It's not about which language they used.
It's about what it means, what it symbolizes. And the tower symbolized the Global Empire of Babylon. Everyone who looked at the Tower knew that.
Everyone who looked at the Twin Towers in New York knew exactly the same. The word, "world trade center" reveals how they symbolized the global economic empire of today's phase of Babylon.
But where today's Twin Towers were destroyed to rebuild them, the first Tower was destroyed by the First Anti-Globalist, the Creator Himself.
There's something mystical behind globalization. It is a religion, it is the strive towards a world government which will naturally be fascist. The ones who work at the heart of globalization are all deeply religious Babylonians.
They want to finish the work that Nimrod started.
And they don't deny it either. How many times have we not heard how "the Americans" are destroying the "Cradle Of Civilization" in their destruction of Iraq? And how many times have we not heard that George Bush was doing the right thing because Saddam Hussein was "re-building Babylon" and viewed himself as a modern age Nebuchadnezzar?
Of course, Saddam Hussein was only a CIA asset. Everyone knows how Saddam was brought to and maintained in power by "the Americans". And everyone knows how crazy he was.
Within the inner circle of Globalization (the participants at the Bilderberger conferences and Bohemian Grove rituals) they knew even more how crazy he was.
Because they knew Babylon couldn't be "re-built" as we're still living in it, and they knew Saddam definitely wasn't the one appointed to head the system either as they put him in power for as long as he was of use to them.
Now it's clear, that workers of globalization are workers of the symbol where Babylon's towers stood for. From the very first ziggurat in Ancient Iraq to the hi-tech skyscrapers in New York, they symbolize this religion of the world government.
A world "united" under political, economical, cultural and religious rule by the philosophy and offspring of Nimrod, the Satanist.
It's sad to realize how many people are led to believe that the above is common sense. Not just because it's everything but sense, the most scary part is the underlying philosophy. And the fact people are actually being held slaves of this philosophy.
A total surrendering of one's critical thinking in exchange for some feeling of security, or as the Bible cynically calls it "peace and safety", has nothing to do with freedom of course. Nevertheless, many are unable to see this logic as clear as they should.
So let's break it down, shall we?
The phrase "New World Order" makes the brainwashed citizen smile when he hears it. Especially when he considers himself to be part of the establishment. He completely forgets how the term was re-introduced by the father of the current King of America, King George II. Exactly 11 years before 9/11, on September 11 2000, George Herbert Walker Bush responded to the alleged fall of communism with the words:
"It's more than one small country. It is a big idea, A New World Order".
And King George The First didn't introduce the phrase either. Everyone can read it in Latin, the language of ancient Rome, on the American One Dollar Bill.
- Announcing the New World Order on the One Dollar Bill -"Annuit Coeptus Novos Ordo Seclorum" translates as "Announcing the year of the New World Order", although the official story is that it stands for "New Order of the Ages". Does it matter? Of course not. After all, the NEW AGE Movement is only a branch of this New World Order. And the word "Seclorum" can be translated into "world" are well as "age". Every scholar can tell you that.
The year which the New World Order is announced is also written on the Dollar Bill: MDCCLXXVI. For those who can not read the language of the ROMAN EMPIRE, that year is 1776.
In that year, the secret society of the Illuminati or enlightened ones was founded by one man called Adam Weishaupt. This in itself was just another step in that process which started way back in ancient times when Nimrod founded Babylon and had his slaves built that famous tower, the first world trade center.
So yes, there is a New World Order. It is announced way back in 1776 when the Illuminati were formed. And yes, it is a big idea, an idea from ancient times. From "all ages" indeed.
An idea which was formed long before Islam was there. Even long before there was a mention of Israel. So to say that this New World Order is only a reaction to vicious attacks by freedom-hating Muslims doesn't hold substance.
The New World Order was planned centuries before any of the organized religions came into existence. This can easily be figured out after researching the matter.
Every religion is a system of enslavement and comes straight out of Nimrod's Head Quarters. Nimrod ( the founder of Babylon) was also the one who started the process we know as globalization. A process aimed at creating a New World Order.
The modus operandi (working method) of the Globalists or the Babylonians is highly sophisticated and carefully developed over many centuries. But throughout the ages, the basic principal has never changed.
And when this principal is recognized, it becomes evidently where the so-called Freedom Hating Muslims get their motivation from and why they do what they do.
Yes, they hate our freedom. Yes, they are willing to kill to take our freedom away from us.
And they are very successful in doing so!
"Wait a minute", I hear you say. "Isn't the government defending our freedom from these evil terrorists? Didn't the government declare a War on terror? Were you deaf when President Bush bravely announced he would smoke Binladin out of his Afghan cave so that we could stay free? Didn't you get the fact that Saddam is now removed from power because he threatened our freedom with Weapons of Mass Destruction?"
Oh yes, the WMD's. "They got to be somewhere", King George II told the established press in one of his "fun raisers" Oh yes, Binladin. King George said that Osama wasn't the main target anymore either since he wasn't able to commit terrorist acts that much any longer.
Oh yes, Saddam. We all know how he was funded and trained by the CIA. After all, he was one of their assets. But what do all these things mean? Why did they give Saddam Hussein WMD's, only to use that later as a pretext for invading Iraq? Why did they also train Binladin and made him into the monster he now is? Why did 9/11 happen anyway?
The white-wash committees cook fairy-tales for a general public, which starts to sense that there is something fishy surrounding this all.
The whitewashers want us to believe that "Intelligence Agencies were incompetent". In other words, they: "were too stupid to foresee the tragedy".
Their solution is as simple as it is evil. More control and money for the ones who didn't prevent the terror events, so that they will not screw up again.
In reality, the terrorists attack us because they want to take away our freedom and they are succefully doing that because with every new terror event more freedom is indeed taken from the people.
The terrorists have exactly the same agenda as the governments. Both sides on the "War on Terror" clearly have the same goals and even practices.
So the question arises: "Who Are The Terrorists?" Who are the ones using traumatic events to scare the people into trading their liberty for security? Freedom for slavery?
The terrorists are very successful, that's obvious.
Oh yes, a lot of people don't see it because they were never taught to be free in the first place. They do not miss their freedom even when it is taken away from them. They mistake liberty for slavery!
And so the more terror events take place, the more they will scream to the government to take their freedom away from them.
And the more they will become angry at free-thinkers: "Who cares about freedom of speech when those evil terrorists are out to get us?", you hear them again and again.
When you study all of this, there is no doubt. The New World Order is a plan, an agenda, founded way back in ancient times. We know it as globalization.
Because our Creator has given us the right to liberty, naturally we would never accept the New World Order. Not now, and not then in the times of Nimrod. We're simply not created to be slaves.
After all, when a (wo)man is free, (s)he can go through the process of a personal development which is in the end beneficial for all.
We will only accept the New World Order if it is presented to us as something we actually want. For example, when it is presented to us as the only solution for a certain problem.
When the problem is terrorists taking away our freedom, the government's solution is to take away our freedom. They can only do it because the people are led to believe that liberty should be traded for security.
That is why the Globalists have created Muslim fundamentalism.
Did you know the books for the Taliban were printed in the USA? Did you know the Mossad actually founded Hamas? Did you know the British MI5 is admittedly behind most of the terror events subscribed to the terrorist IRA?
Perhaps you did.
And now you also now why.
It's all part of the modus operandi of the New World Order. And scholars know it as "Problem - Reaction - Solution".
Create a Problem, only to make the people React by demanding a Solution.
Babylon's solution, Babylon's agenda.
A Big Idea, a New World Order.
Some time ago, Dutch minister of Justice Piet Hein Donner received a high visit. His colleague from the United States came over to have an urgent chat. About terrorism, of course.
Because it's not really going along that well in the Netherlands, with that terrorism. And when this country wants to take his part in the rat race of nations, we got to take our own terrorist a little bit serious, shouldn't we?
When Americans pay a visit, we've come to know how that can have deadly consequences. And not only when they come to deliver "democracy" to Afghanistan and Iraq. Also in the Netherlands, death and destruction follow where Americans mind our business.
I only have to refer to the Dutch Great Bald popular hero Pim Fortuyn. A pain in the ass for the American warmongers, as Fortuyn didn't feel like spending billions to the Military Industrial Complex. When it was up to him, the Joint Strike Fighter simply wouldn't fly over the Netherlands.
He got a visit from the US ambassador and a few days later he was dead. Shot in the head by an animal rights activist who voted for the Dutch "Liberal Conservative" party D'66. Mat Herben, Fortuyn's spokesman and "loyal dog", took control over the List Pim Fortuyn (LPF). Of course he was experienced, being the spokesman too for the Freemason lodge in the Dutch Capital of The Hague.
And the LPF changed its mind. The Fortuynist "revolutionaries" and "true people's representants" followed Mat Herben like blind sheep. Fortuynism showed to be nothing more than fortunism. And so they all voted along with the established order. That JSD would and should fly. And it flied.
A few weeks ago there was again death and destruction in the Netherlands. And again it was the turn for an enfant terrible of the establishment to die.
Theo van Gogh, completely enraged by the traumatized Dutch MP Ayaan Hirschi Ali, tragically was proven right. His last word: "Mercy". He sighed it while he was bestially pierced with a knife by an acquaintant of the Dutch Intelligence Service AIVD.
The same AIVD where van Gogh's father worked for his entire life, when it was still called BVD. The same AIVD where Dutch "Minister of Alien Affairs" and good friend of van Gogh was the head of. The same AIVD that is known for it's provocative actions. The same AIVD that reached the national news, as it appeared that they created "subversive" groups for a lack of real ones.
With such family and friends, who needs enemies?
At first sight, it seems as if the movie "Submission" was the reason for killing Van Gogh. In this movie, an English speaking female voice says a prayer to "Allah". She thanks the god of the Muslims for the fact that her husband is constantly beating her. While you're listening to this "prayer" you can watch a female skin covered with wounds and written Soera's from the Koran.
Theo Van Gogh really liked his movie. In the many interviews that were conducted with him, he often spoke of threats and assaults. And always in a light-hearted manner. No, he wasn't seriously threatened yet. Yes, he had thought about having Al Jazeera broadcast "Submission".
What Van Gogh did was not so much different than what Jan Wolkers and other did years before him. Without getting murdered, by the way. Wolkers and other writers have terrorized the Christian population with their low-level pornographic "literature" in an unbelievable manner.
Wolkers and Van Gogh were both influenced by what Ayaan Hirschi Ali always calls "The Enlightment". Ali herself is also a convinced believer of this "Enlightment" or "Illumination". In one of her many remarkable statements, she revealed Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende (Christian Democrat) is also a member of this movement and added that he "therefore" couldn't be a "real" Christian. Something a lot of Christians wholeheartedly agree with.
There's a lot to say about this "Enlightment". Just one thing is, that it teaches how all religions are the same. And were about to expire as they were no longer of any use.
And like Wolkers hated anything religious, so did Theo Van Gogh. But Van Gogh was brutally confronted with the wrongness of this Enlightment. Because it's very easy to insult a Christian as his faith forbids him to use violence as response. This is not the case for the religion described in the Koran.
It might be easier to enrage a Muslim than a Christian. But in the Netherlands that isn't as easy as some would like...
Because in the meantime the AIVD just couldn't find alien residents who they could convince to do "something terrorist".
Because this is the way these things work. The Intelligence Services provoke people into doing something terrorist.
This is how things go at the global level, when the United States provide Afghan "freedom fighters" with weapons and literature in a war against the Soviet Union in the 1980's. We're now speaking about the Taliban.
This is how it goes, when Saddam Hussein is trained by the CIA who subsequently put him in power. And later removed him as a "big threat".
This is how it goes on the national level, when a bald-headed Pim Fortuyn threatens to become more powerful than the established order. And is being killed by an equally bald-headed animal's rights activist. Everyone in the Netherlands knows the name of Volkert van der Graaff. Not the fact he voted for the Governmental party D'66, by the way. Cause everyone sees him as "extreme left". Extreme left? Take a look at www.nazi.org when you think these people are all "extreme left wing".
This is how it goes at a national level, when some idiot called Mohammed B. who thinks Allah is waiting in heaven to reward him kills another enfant terrible of the establishment.
Volkert Van Der Graaff. Theo Van Gogh. Mohammed B.
All enraged, provoked, by the same "Enlighted" forces. Forces who use the automatism of Problem - Reaction - Solution to reach their goal of Globalisation (a Fascist World Government).
What has this all to do with John Ashcroft's visit to Piet Hein Donner?
Because Theo Van Gogh isn't murdered at all because he made a provocative movie which needlessly insulted millions of people worldwide. And it didn't force the government at all to, completely in the tradition of terrorism that "hates us for our freedoms", steal our rights away from us.
Oh yes, he made that movie and oh yes, he was killed by someone who thought a ritual slaughter was an appropriate answer to the movie.
But in reality both Theo Van Gogh and Mohammed B are nothing more than useful idiots who do exactly what they are trained to do: causing problems.
Because of those artificially created problems the Dutch population then responds. A reaction consisting out of a demand to the government to provide solutions.
The result? The introduction of the Police State!
The ladies and gentlemen of the establishment were all shouting into the microphone that "free speech" was murdered. That Theo Van Gogh was killed because of a certain right he was supposed to have. A right to criticize a certain religion without fear of persecution.
The same ladies and gentlemen did not add to that how a few months before a certain Feike ter Velde got a visit from some government officials because he had openly criticized Islam. Ter Velde was told that he would not have to face charges this time, but next time he would surely get into trouble for practising his right to free speech. The story can be found in "Het Zoeklicht", a magazine of which Ter Velde is an editor.
And they didn't mention at all how Feike Ter Velde has expressed his criticism on Islam in a civilized way. Not with provocative movies, but with argumentation. Where may or may not agree with.
The Dutch Government doesn’t want Feike Ter Velde to express his right to free speech in a civilized manner, but turns out to support a crazy, unmannered and rude provocateur like Van Gogh as one man.
And the Dutch population? They think the government protects them from terrorists who hate our freedoms. And allows the government to steal out liberties from us.
In America this is in full swing since September 11 2001.
9-11 is not just the date in which the Police State was formally introduced; it is also the alarm number of the American police.
And in the Netherlands we are now also going in this direction. It couldn't be different, as Theo van Gogh is murdered on 11-2. Which is, not entirely coincidently, the alarm number of the Dutch police.
No, it's not a coincidence that when Americans come to the Netherlands to talk about terrorism, we have our own 9-11 shortly after that.
Have you ever wondered how Adolph Hitler - a mediocre painter of Austrian origin - transformed himself into Germany's Fuhrer during the 1930s and 1940s?
The Nazi phenomenon was no historical coincidence, and far less a philosophical whim made real by just one man. Nazism had its followers, many of them exceptionally wealthy, veritable alchemists of the financial world back then.
According to research carried out over the last few years, Wall Street bankers (amongst others) financed Hitler's rise to power whilst making large profits at the same time. What is yet still more deplorable is the fact that relatives of the current U.S. president were amongst this group of individuals.
U.S. authors Webster G. Tarpley and Anton Cheitkin reveal in the recently published George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography that Prescott Bush (George W. Bush's grandfather) and other directors of the Union Banking Company (UBC) were Nazi collaborators.
The book relates how in 1922 - when national socialism was emerging - railroad impresario W. Averell Harriman traveled to Berlin and interviewed the Thyssen family with a view to founding a German-U.S. bank. The Thyssens were already behind-the-scenes owners of several financial institutions that allowed them to transfer their money from Germany to the Netherlands and from there onto the United States.
The banks in question were the August Thyssen Bank whose headquarters were located in Berlin; the Bank voor Handel (Netherlands) and the Union Banking Corporation (New York). At the beginning of the 1920s, one of the members of this family, Fritz Thyssen - author of I Paid Hitler - contributed some $25,000 USD to the recently formed German National Socialist Workers' Party, becoming the prime and most important financier of the Fuhrer in his ascent to power.
According to the book's authors, Thyssen was fascinated by Hitler, citing his talent as a public speaker and his ability to lead the masses. However, what impressed him most was the order that prevailed at his rallies and the almost military discipline of his followers.
And so, in 1931 Thyssen joined the Nazi party, becoming one of the most powerful members of the Nazi war machine.
At that time, the magnate presided over the German Steel Trust, a steel industry consortium founded by Clarence Dillon, one of Wall Street's most influential men. One of Dillon's most trustworthy collaborators was Samuel Bush: Prescott's father, George Senior's grandfather and great-grandfather of the current U.S. president George W. Bush.
In 1923, Harriman and the Thyssens decided to set up a bank and appointed George Herbert Walker - Prescott's father-in-law - as president. Later, in 1926, they established the Union Banking Corporation (UBC) with Prescott Bush at the helm. That same year, he was also named vice president and partner at Brown Brothers Harriman. Both firms allowed the Thyssens to send money to the United States from Germany via the Netherlands.
U.S. economist Victor Thorn has noted that although a large number of other corporations aided the Nazis (such as Standard Oil and Rockefeller's Chase Bank, as well as U.S. automobile manufacturers) Prescott Bush's interests were much more profound and sinister.
Thorn adds that UBC became a secret channel to protect Nazi capital leaving Germany for the United States via the Netherlands. When the Nazis needed to retrieve their funds, Brown Brothers Harriman sent them directly to Germany.
In this way, UBC received money from the Netherlands and Brown Brothers Harriman sent it back. And who was on the executive of both of these companies? Prescott Bush himself, the Nazis' first money launderer.
In their book, Tarpley and Cheitkin explain that in this way a significant part of the Bush family's financial base is related to supporting and aiding Adolph Hitler. Therefore, the current U.S. president, just like his father (former CIA director, vice president and president) reached the peak of the U.S. political hierarchy thanks to his great-grandfather and grandfather and generally his entire family, who financially aided and encouraged the Nazis.
Some time later, in October 1942, the U.S. authorities confiscated Nazi bank funds from the New York UBC, whose then president was Prescott. The firm was condemned as a financial and commercial collaborator with the enemy and all its assets were seized.
Later, the U.S. government also ordered the seizure of the assets of a further two leading financial agencies directed by Prescott through the accounts of the Harriman banking institution: the Holland-America Trading Corporation (a U.S.-Dutch commercial firm) and the Seamless Steel Equipment Corporation.
Then on November 11, 1942, an embargo was imposed on the Silesian-American Corporation - another firm headed by Bush and Walker - under the same Trading with the Enemy Act.
However, in 1951, the embargo was lifted and the enterprising businessman recovered some $1.5 million USD, earmarked for new investments largely to swell the Bush family's patrimony.
To this should be added a resumé of files belonging to Dutch and U.S. information services confirming the direct links between Prescott Bush, the German Thyssen family and the blood money of a group of rich U.S. families from the Second World War.
Tarpley and Cheitkin affirm that the great financial crash of 1929-1931 affected the United States, Germany and Britain, weakening their respective governments. At the same time, Prescott Bush became even more diligent, still more desirous of doing everything that was necessary to safeguard his place in the world. It was during this crisis that some members of the Anglo-U.S wealthy class supported the installation of Hitler's regime in Germany.
To sum up, the authors categorically state that the Bush family's fortune arose as a result of its unconditional support for Adolph Hitler's political project.
The UBC, under Prescott Bush's direction and with the long-term cooperation of Fritz Thyssen's German Steel Trust participated in the emergence, preparation and financing of the Nazi war machine through the manufacture of armored vehicles, fighter planes, guns and explosives.
The Bush family's habit of dominating territories and wealth is nothing new. Their fascist genes were generated during the 1930s. Therefore defining the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq and the threats to other countries as a continuance of blitzkreig offensives as fascist is no blunder. Neither is convening an anti-fascist front is a rhetorical exercise
Just one example: By carefully analyzing the video material broadcasted by the News Networks on September 11 2001, it becomes evidently that the hole in the Pentagon isn't caused by an impact from a plain, that's for sure.
WWW, February 2005 (Archived) - The conspiracy theory we know as "the official version of the tragic events on September 11" is just that, a conspiracy theory. Still, it serves as the moral justification of the current "war on terror".
Only a few hours after the planes flew into the Twin Towers, the world was introduced to Mohammed Atta and his gang. TV stations and newspapers portrayed his -infamous- picture and the UN waged war against the people of Afghanistan.
In this video, you can see another part of the conspiracy theory exposed as that, a conspiracy theory.
The conspiracy theory we know as "the official version of the tragic events on September 11" is just that, a conspiracy theory. Still, it serves as the moral justification of the current "war on terror".
Only a few hours after the planes flew into the Twin Towers, the world was introduced to Mohammed Atta and his gang. TV stations and newspapers portrayed his -infamous- picture and the UN waged war against the people of Afghanistan.
In this video, you can see another part of the conspiracy theory exposed as that, a conspiracy theory.
The truth about September 11 is far worse.
Meet Daniel Hopsicker of Mad Cow Productions. He has parents in Venice, Florida. This particular part of the USA is known to have the largest population of old people.
But it turns out, that in the months preceding the tragic events of 9-11 Mohammed Atta and other alleged hijackers have spent some time there too. In this video, Daniel Hopsicker introduces us to the shadowy world of the "Venice Flying Circus".
Mohammed Atta had conversations in restaurants which witnesses describe as "mafia style". A lot of golden chains, and talk about huge sums of money and "the family". He rented cars and even returned them a few days before the events took place.
What did Mohammed Atta and his friends do in Venice Florida? Allegedly, they learned to fly there. The hijackers got training at two different schools. Both happened to be owned by two Dutch residents. One of them is Rudy Dekkers, a very interesting figure.
The connections between Rudy Dekkers, Mohammed Atta and other people turn out to be quite then the conspiracy theory the US government puts forward.
Dekkers was obviously financed and protected, so that he can do what he does. He had several different businesses, but they never turn out to be profitable. Yet he constantly gets money from dubious sources. The government even let him do things which they forbid in their own laws.
Mohammed Atta, as it turns out in Venice Flying Circus, had a military education at Pensacola Airport. His behavior didn't look like he was a Muslim Fundamentalist either.
And these are only a few of the things Daniel Hopsicker brings forward in this remarkable documentary. Good to have on video, as it is packed with information. Look at it once, be shocked. Look at it for the second time, see more of the picture. Then see it for a third time, and...
The origin of that strange monument is shrouded in mystery because no one knows the true identity of the man, or men, who commissioned its construction. All that is known for certain is that in June 1979, a well-dressed, articulate stranger visited the office of the Elberton Granite Finishing Company and announced that he wanted to build an edifice to transmit a message to mankind. He identified himself as R. C. Christian, but it soon became apparent that was not his real name. He said that he represented a group of men who wanted to offer direction to humanity, but to date, almost two decades later, no one knows who R. C. Christian really was, or the names of those he represented. Several things are apparent. The messages engraved on the Georgia Guidestones deal with four major fields: (1) Governance and the establishment of a world government, (2) Population and reproduction control, (3) The environment and man's relationship to nature, and (4) Spirituality.
In the public library in Elberton, I found a book written by the man who called himself R.C. Christian. I discovered that the monument he commissioned had been erected in recognition of Thomas Paine and the occult philosophy he espoused. Indeed, the Georgia Guidestones are used for occult ceremonies and mystic celebrations to this very day. Tragically, only one religious leader in the area had the courage to speak out against the American Stonehenge, and he has recently relocated his ministry.
THE MESSAGE OF THE GEORGIA GUIDESTONES
1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely - improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.
10.Be not a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature.
Limiting the population of the earth to 500 million will require the extermination of nine-tenths of the world's people. The American Stonehenge's reference to establishing a world court foreshadows the current move to create an International Criminal Court and a world government. The Guidestones' emphasis on preserving nature anticipates the environmental movement of the 1990s, and the reference to "seeking harmony with the infinite" reflects the current effort to replace Judeo-Christian beliefs with a new spirituality.
The message of the American Stonehenge also foreshadowed the current drive for Sustainable Development. Any time you hear the phrase "Sustainable Development" used, you should substitute the term "socialism" to be able to understand what is intended. Later in this syllabus you will read the full text of the Earth Charter which was compiled under the direction of Mikhail Gorbachev and Maurice Strong. In that document you will find an emphasis on the same basic issues: control of reproduction, world governance, the importance of nature and the environment, and a new spirituality. The similarity between the ideas engraved on the Georgia Guidestones and those espoused in the Earth Charter reflect the common origins of both.
Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon, was recently quoted as referring to the American Stonehenge, saying:
"I want people to know about the stones ... We're headed toward a world where we might blow ourselves up and maybe the globe will not exist ... it's a nice time to reaffirm ourselves, knowing all the beautiful things that are in this country and the Georgia Stones symbolize that. " (1)
What is the true significance of the American Stonehenge, and why is its covert message important? Because it confirms the fact that there was a covert group intent on
(1) Dramatically reducing the population of the world.
(2) Promoting environmentalism.
(3) Establishing a world government.
(4) Promoting a new spirituality.
Certainly the group that commissioned the Georgia Guidestones is one of many similar groups working together toward a New World Order, a new world economic system, and a new world spirituality. Behind those groups, however, are dark spiritual forces. Without understanding the nature of those dark forces it is impossible to understand the unfolding of world events.
The fact that most Americans have never heard of the Georgia Guidestones or their message to humanity reflects the degree of control that exists today over what the American people think. We ignore that message at our peril.
Copies are available for researchers from Radio Liberty.
The Age of Reason was a book written by Thomas Paine. Its intent was to destroy the Judeo-Christian beliefs upon which our Republic was founded.
The hole that you see in the stone was drilled in the Center Stone so that the North Star could be visualized through it at any moment. This was one of several requirements stipulated by R.C.Christian for the building of the American Stonehenge and reflects his obsession with the alignment of the stars, the sun, and the moon. Occultists often worship the alignment and movement of heavenly bodies as part of their religious ceremonies.
Fiction as a Precursor to Fact: Sci-fi "Predictive Programming" and the Emergent World Religion (From the Archives)
The New Religious Consciousness
Aldous Huxley first presented the "scientific dictatorship" to the public imagination in his book Brave New World. In Dope, Inc., associates of political dissident Lyndon LaRouche claim that Huxley's book was actually a "mass appeal" organizing document written "on behalf of one-world order" (Dope, Inc. 538). The book also claims the United States is the only place where Huxley's "science fiction classic" is taught as an allegorical condemnation of fascism (Dope, Inc. 538). If this is true, then the "scientific dictatorship" presented within the pages of his 1932 novel Brave New World is a thinly disguised roman a clef--a novel that thinly veils real people or events--awaiting tangible enactment.
Such is often the case with "science fiction" literature. According to researcher Michael Hoffman, this literary genre is instrumental in the indoctrination of the masses into the doctrines of the elite:
“Traditionally, 'science fiction' has appeared to most people as an adolescent genre, the province of time-wasting fantasies. This has been the great strength of this genre as a vehicle for the inculcation of the ideology favored by the Cryptocracy. As J.H. Towsen points out in Clowns, only when people think they are not buying something can the real sales pitch begin. While it is true that with the success of NASA's Gemini space program and the Apollo moon flights more serious attention and respectability was accorded 'science fiction,' nonetheless in its formative seeding time, from the late 19th century through the 1950s, the predictive program known as 'science fiction' had the advantage of being derided as the solitary vice of misfit juveniles and marginal adults.” (205)
Thus, "science fiction" is a means of conditioning the masses to accept future visions that the elite wish to tangibly enact. This process of gradual and subtle inculcation is dubbed "predictive programming." Hoffman elaborates: "Predictive programming works by means of the propagation of the illusion of an infallibly accurate vision of how the world is going to look in the future" (205). Also dubbed "sci-fi inevitabilism" by Hoffman, predictive programming is analogous to a virus that infects its hosts with the false belief that it is:
Useless to resist central, establishment control.
Or it posits a counter-cultural alternative to such control which is actually a counterfeit, covertly emanating from the establishment itself.
That the blackening (pollution) of earth is as unavoidable as entropy.
That extinction ('evolution") of the species is inevitable.
That the reinhabitation of the earth by the "old gods" (Genesis 6:4), is our stellar scientific destiny. (8)
Memes (contagious ideas) are instilled through the circulation of "mass appeal" documents under the guise of "science fiction" literature. Once subsumed on a psychocognitive level, these memes become self-fulfilling prophecies, embraced by the masses and outwardly approximated through the efforts of the elite.
In addition to spreading virulent strains of thought, sci-fi has also been instrumental in the promulgation of Darwinism. For instance, the sci-fi literature of Freemason H.G. Wells would play an important role in promulgating the concept of evolution. J.P. Vernier reveals Wells' religious adherence to the concept of evolution and its inspiration on him as an author of science fiction:
“The impact of the theory of evolution on his [Wells'] mind is well known: it was first felt when he attended the Lectures of T.H. Huxley, at South Kensington, in 1884 and 1885, and, ten years later, evolution was to provide him with the fundamental theme of his "scientific romances" and of many of his short stories.”
- "Evolution as a Literary Theme in H.G. Wells's Science Fiction," 70
J.P. Vernier elaborates on the role of sci-fi literature, particularly Wells' "scientific romances," in promulgating evolutionary thought:
“Science fiction is admittedly almost impossible to define; readers all think they know what it is and yet no definition will cover all its various aspects. However, I would suggest that evolution, as presented by Wells, that is a kind of mutation resulting in the confrontation of man with different species, is one of the main themes of modern science fiction.”
- "Evolution as a Literary Theme in H.G. Wells's Science Fiction," 85
In Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future, Bishop Seraphim Rose expands on the role of sci-fi in the promulgation of evolutionary thought:
“The center of the science fiction universe (in place of the absent God) is man--not usually man as he is now, but man as he will 'become' in the future, in accordance with the modern mythology of evolution.” (73)
Reiterating Vernier's contention that the sci-fi notion of evolution is "a kind of mutation resulting in the confrontation of man with different species," Rose observes:
“Although the heroes of science fiction stories are usually recognizable humans, the story interest often centers about their encounters with various kinds of 'supermen' from 'highly-evolved' races of the future (or sometimes, the past), or from distant galaxies. The idea of the possibility of 'highly-evolved' intelligent life on other planets has become so much a part of the contemporary mentality that even respectable scientific (and semi-scientific) speculations assume it as a matter of course. Thus, one popular series of books (Erich von Daniken, Chariots of the Gods?, Gods From Outer Space) finds supposed evidence of the presence of 'extraterrestrial' beings or 'gods' in ancient history, who are supposedly responsible for the sudden appearance of intelligence in man, difficult to account for by the usual evolutionary theory.” (73)
According to Rose, science fiction's traditional depiction of religion suggests that the future will inherit a nebulous and indefinable spirituality:
“Religion, in the traditional sense, is absent, or else present in a very incidental or artificial way. The literary form itself is obviously a product of the 'post-Christian' age (evident already in the stories of Poe and Shelley). The science fiction universe is a totally secular one, although often with 'mystical' overtones of an occult or Eastern kind. 'God,' if mentioned at all, is a vague and impersonal power, not a personal being (for example, the 'Force' of Star Wars, a cosmic energy that has its evil as well as good side). The increasing fascination of contemporary man with science fiction themes is a direct reflection of the loss of traditional religious values.” (73)
Expanding on the "mystical" themes of sci-fi, researcher Carl Raschke asserts that the literary genre invariably extends itself into the realm of the occult:
“The snug relationship between occult fantasy and the actual practice of the occult is well established in history. Writers such as H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Rice Burroughs, progenitor of the Tarzan and Jane tales, were practicing occultists.” (303)
Raschke explains that sci-fi presents a future that has rediscovered the occult traditions of its past:
“Increasingly, science fiction with its vistas of the technological future intertwines with the neopagan and the medieval. The synthesis was first achieved with polished artistry in Lucas' Star Wars trilogy.” (398)
Eloquently summarizing the close correlation between science fiction and occultism, Raschke states: "Science fiction, 'science fantasy,' pure fantasy, and the world of esoteric thought and activity have all been intimately connected historically." (303)
Clearly, such ideas are fantastic to say the least. Yet, they have been given serious credence by contemporary scientists:
“Serious scientists in the Soviet Union speculate that the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was due to a nuclear explosion, that 'extraterrestrial' beings visited earth centuries ago, that Jesus Christ may have been a 'cosmonaut,' and that today 'we may be on the threshold of a 'second coming' of intelligent beings from outer space.' Equally serious scientists in the West think the existence of 'extraterrestrial intelligences' likely enough that for at least 18 years they have been trying to establish contact with them by means of radio telescopes, and currently there are at least six searches being conducted by astronomers around the world for intelligent radio signals from space.” (Rose 73-74)
According to Rose, the sci-fi genre's influence upon science could, in turn, provoke a shift in religious thinking:
“Contemporary Protestant and Roman Catholic 'theologians'--who have become accustomed to follow wherever 'science' seems to be leading - speculate in turn in the new realm of 'exotheology' (the 'theology of outer space') concerning what nature the 'extraterrestrial' races might have (see Time magazine, April 24, 1978). It can hardly be denied that the myth behind science fiction has a powerful fascination even among many learned men of our day.” (74)
In his final assessment of science fiction, Rose concludes that this ostensibly "scientific and non-religious" genre is, in truth, the "leading propagator (in a secular form) of the 'new religious consciousness'" that is gradually supplanting Christianity (77). Laced with occultism and intimations of an emergent pagan spirituality, science fiction could be facilitating a paradigm shift in religious thinking.
Secularization: A Segue for Humanism
Such a paradigm shift could already be underway. Among one of its chief "evangelists" is William Sims Bainbridge, sociologist and member of the National Science Foundation. Bainbridge concerns himself predominantly with the development of a new world religion, which he dubs the "Church of God Galactic." Expanding on the characteristics intrinsic to such a church, Bainbridge suggests, "its most likely origins are in science fiction" ("Religions for a Galactic Civilization").
According to Bainbridge, secularization provides the religio-cultural segue for this new religion. Examining the sociological phenomenon of secularization, Bainbridge makes an interesting observation:
“Secularization does not mean a decline in the need for religion, but only a loss of power by traditional denominations. Studies of the geography of religion show that where the churches become weak, cults and occultism explode to fill the spiritual vacuum.”
- "Religions for a Galactic Civilization"
Secularization has been commonly associated with atheism. Indeed, past periods of secularization have seen the decline of theistic faiths and a general rejection of traditional notions of God. No doubt, the publication of Origin of the Species and the subsequent widespread promotion of evolutionary thought had this effect. However, periods of secularization do not represent the obliteration of religion, but the preparation of the dominant religio-cultural milieu for the arrival of a new religion. Secularization and its correlative, atheism, only act as a catalyst for an enormous paradigm shift. This begins with the realization of a significant philosophical paradox intrinsic to atheism. Authors Ron Carlson and Ed Decker explain this intrinsic paradox:
“It is philosophically impossible to be an atheist, since to be an atheist you must have infinite knowledge in order to know absolutely that there is no God. But to have infinite knowledge, you would have to be God yourself. It's hard to be God yourself and an atheist at the same time!” (17)
In order to be philosophically consistent, the atheist must eventually conclude that he/she is a god. Whittaker Chambers, former member of the communist underground in America, revealed the name of this faith in one's own intrinsic divinity:
“Humanism is not new. It is, in fact, man's second oldest faith. Its promise was whispered in the first days of Creation under the Tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil: 'Ye shall be as gods.'” (Qutd. in Baker 206)
Simply stated, humanism is the religion of self-deification. Its god is Man, spelled with a capital M to denote the purported divinity intrinsic to humanity. Of course, this was also the religion of Freemasonry. In fact, humanism and Masonry have shared a long historical relationship. In The Keys of this Blood, deceased Vatican insider Malachi Martin examined the emergence of "a network of Humanist associations" throughout early-Renaissance Italy (518-19). These organizations represented:
“a revolt against the traditional interpretation of the Bible as maintained by the ecclesiastical and civil authorities, and against the philosophical and theological underpinnings provided by the Church for civil and political life.” (519)
Although these groups espoused an ostensible belief in God, their notions of a Supreme Being were largely derivative of the Kabbala:
“Not surprisingly given such an animus, these associations had their own conception of the original message of the Bible and of God's revelation. They latched onto what they considered to be an ultrasecret body of knowledge, a gnosis, which they based in part on cultic and occultist strains deriving from North Africa-notably, Egypt-and, in part, on the classical Jewish Kabbala.” (519)
Thirty-third Degree Freemason Albert Pike revealed that "all the Masonic associations owe to it [the Kabbala] their Secrets and their Symbols" (Pike 744). According to Martin, however, this ancient Hebraic doctrine was modified considerably by the early humanists:
“Whether out of historical ignorance or willfulness of both, Italian humanists bowdlerized the idea of Kabbala almost beyond recognition. They reconstructed the concept of gnosis, and transferred it to a thoroughly this-worldly plane. The special gnosis they sought was a secret knowledge of how to master the blind forces of nature for a sociopolitical purpose.” (519-20)
Many of the semiotic artifacts comprising the early humanists's iconography and jargon were also directly related to Masonry:
“Initiates of those early humanist associations were devotees of the Great Force--the Great Architect of the Cosmos--which they represented under the form of the Sacred Tetragrammaton, YHWH, the Jewish symbol for the name of the divinity that was not to be pronounced by mortal lips. They borrowed other symbols--the Pyramid and the All-Seeing Eye--mainly from Egyptian sources.” (Martin 520)
The Great Architect of the Cosmos, the All-Seeing Eye, and the Pyramid also comprise the esoteric semiology of Freemasonry. What is the explanation for all of these commonalities? According to Martin, these shared characteristics were the result of a merger between the humanists and the old Mason guilds:
“In other northern climes, meanwhile, a far more important union took place, with the humanists. A union that no one could have expected. In the 1300s, during the time that the cabalist--humanist associations were beginning to find their bearings, there already existed--particularly in England, Scotland and France-medieval guilds of men who worked with ax, chisel and mallet in freestone. Freemasons by trade, and God-fearing in their religion, these were men who fitted perfectly into the hierarchic order of things on which their world rested.” (521)
Evidently, there couldn't have been two organizations that were more diametrically opposed than Masonry and humanism:
“No one alive in the 1300s could have predicted a merger of minds between freemason guilds and the Italian humanists. The traditional faith of the one, and the ideological hostility to both tradition and faith of the other, should have made the two groups about as likely to mix as oil and water.” (Martin 522)
Nevertheless, the late 1500s would witness the amalgamation of these two groups (Martin 522). The most evident corollary of this organizational coalescence was a noticeable difference in recruiting practices:
“As the number of working or 'operative,' freemasons diminished progressively, they were replaced by what were called Accepted Masons--gentlemen of leisure, aristocrats, even members of royal families--who lifted ax, chisel and mallet only in the ultrasecret symbolic ceremonies of the lodge, still guarded by the 'Charges' and the 'Mason Word.' The 'speculative' mason was born. The new Masonry shifted away from all allegiance to Roman ecclesiastical Christianity.” (Martin 522)
Indeed, the new Masonic doctrine appeared to be one that thoroughly eschewed Christian concepts:
“There was no conceptual basis by which such a belief could be reconciled with Christianity. For precluded were all such ideas as sin, Hell for punishment and Heaven for reward, and eternally perpetual Sacrifice of the Mass, saints and angels, priest and pope.” (522)
The new Mason was no longer an architect of freestone. Instead, he was an architect of the technocratic Utopia mandated by Bacon's New Atlantis. His god was Man himself, an emergent deity sculpted by the Kabbalistic golem of nature through the occult process of "becoming." Of course, this concept would later be disseminated on the popular level as Darwinism and the world would call it "evolution."
These humanist-Masonic concepts remain firmly embedded within the science fiction genre. In an interview with humanist David Alexander, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry commented:
“As nearly as I can concentrate on the question today, I believe I am God; certainly you are, I think we intelligent beings on this planet are all a piece of God, are becoming God.” (568)
In addition to espousing this core precept of the humanist-Masonic religion, Roddenberry's Star Trek presented a technocratic world government under the appellation of the "Federation." Of course, one could argue that such concepts are simply part of an innocuous fiction concocted for entertainment. According to Bainbridge, however, there is "government-encouraged research" devoted to the realization of "the Star Trek prophecies" ("Memorials"). Apparently, the demarcations between fact and fiction are becoming increasingly indiscernible.
As science fiction vigorously proselytizes the masses in the humanist-Masonic religion, the spiritual vacuum left by secularization is being filled. As Bainbridge previously stated, the immediate elements to supplant the orthodox ecclesiastical authority are "cults and occultism" ("Religions for a Galactic Civilization"). The contemporary religious counterculture movement has most vividly expressed itself through the explosion of scientistic cults in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. Bainbridge himself has been actively involved with some of these cults, which act as working models for his Church of God Galactic.
Building the Church of God Galactic
Examining the most promising model for the Church of God Galactic, Bainbridge makes the following recommendation:
“Today there exists one highly effective religion actually derived from science fiction, one which fits all the known sociological requirements for a successful Church of God Galactic. I refer, of course, to Scientology.”
- "Religions for a Galactic Civilization"
Indeed, Scientology meets all the prerequisites for Bainbridge's Church of God Galactic, one of which being the cult's origins with science fiction. Carl Raschke explains:
“L. Ron Hubbard, architect of the controversial religion known as Scientology, openly and consciously decided to convert his science fiction work into a working belief system upon which a "church" was set up.” (303)
As a derivation of science fiction, Scientology inherited a central feature of the genre: Darwinism. In Dianetics, Scientologist high priest L. Ron Hubbard reveals the movement's adherence to evolutionary thought:
“It is fairly well accepted in these times that life in all forms evolved from the basic building blocks: the virus and the cell. Its only relevance to Dianetics is that such a proposition works--and actually that is all we ask of Dianetics. There is no point to writing here a vast tome on biology and evolution. We can add some chapters to those things, but Charles Darwin did his job well and the fundamental principles of evolution can be found in his and other works. The proposition on which Dianetics was originally entered was evolution.” (69; emphasis added)
Darwinian thought is especially evident in Scientology's preoccupation with survival. In Dianetics, Hubbard opines: "The dynamic principle of existence is survival" (52). In this statement, one can discern echoes of the Darwinian mantra: "Survival of the fittest." Hubbard proceeds to enumerate four dynamics of survival. It is within the fourth dynamic that the astute reader will recognize Darwinism's corresponding religion of self-deification: "Dynamic four is the thrust toward potential immortality of mankind as a species"(53; emphasis added). Of course, immortality is a trait reserved only for gods. Again, the religious theme of man's evolutionary ascent towards apotheosis becomes evident.
Eventually, Hubbard's church of Scientology "suffered religious schisms which spawned other cults" (Bainbridge, "Religions for a Galactic Civilization). One of the resulting sects was the Process Church of Final Judgement, a satanic cult that was the subject of a five-year ethnographic study conducted by Bainbridge ("Social Construction from Within: Satan's Process"). Enamored with the group, Bainbridge praised the Process Church as a "remarkably aesthetic and intelligent alternative to conventional religion" ("Social Construction from Within: Satan's Process").
A deeper examination of this scientistic cult reveals that its adherents probably retained much of the Darwinian thought intrinsic to its progenitor, Scientology. One case in point is the theology of the group's founder, Robert de Grimston. Bainbridge delineates this theology:
“Robert de Grimston's theology was Hegelianism in the extreme. For every thesis (Christ, Jehovah) there was an antithesis (Satan, Lucifer), and the cult aimed to achieve a final synthesis of all these dichotomies in the rebirth of GOD. Indeed, one way of explaining the failure of The Process is to note that it promised a Heaven on earth to members, yet it delivered something less.”
- "Social Construction from Within: Satan's Process"
Like Processean theology, Darwinian evolution also exhibits an inherently Hegelian framework. The organism (thesis) comes into conflict with nature (antithesis) resulting in a newly enhanced species (synthesis), the culmination of the evolutionary process (Marrs, Circle of Intrigue, 127). A similar dialectical framework was distilled in an allegorical form by H.G. Wells, a Freemason and protégé of Darwinian apologist T.H. Huxley. W. Warren Wagar elaborates:
“In the symbolic prologue to The Undying Fire, he [Wells] even likened the opposition of essence and existence to the interplay of good and evil. God was here represented as the inscrutable creator, who created things perfect and exact, only to allow the intrusion of a marginal inexactness in things through the intervention of Satan. God corrected the marginal uniqueness by creation at a higher level, and Satan upset the equilibrium all over again. Satan's intervention permitted evolution, but the ultimate purpose of God was by implication a perfect and finished and evolved absolute unity.” (104-05)
The Processeans shared Wells' notion of Satan, which portrayed the Devil as a necessary element of instability:
“For Processeans, Satan was no crude beast but an intellectual principle by which God could be unfolded into several parts, accomplishing the repaganization of religion and the remystification of the world.”
- Bainbridge, "Social Construction from Within: Satan's Process"
This portrait of an ongoing dialectical conflict echoes the Masonic dictum: Ordo Ab Chao (Latin for Order out of Chaos). The dialectical process underpins evolution, which began with the Masonic doctrine of "becoming." The final goal of a repaganized world synchronizes very well with Freemasonic occultism. All comprise the new religious consciousness being promulgated by science fiction. This is the future that the masses are being conditioned to accept by sci-fi predictive programming.
In Religion and the Social Order, Bainbridge presented the following mandate:
“It is time to move beyond mere observation of scientistic cults and use the knowledge we have gained of recruitment strategies, cultural innovation, and social needs to create better religions than the world currently possesses. At the very least, unobtrusive observation must be supplemented by active experimentation. Religions are human creations. Our society quite consciously tries to improve every other kind of social institution, why not religion? Members of The Process, founded mainly by students from an architecture school, referred to the creation of their cult as religious engineering, the conscious, systematic, skilled creation of a new religion. I propose that we become religious engineers.”
To understand what sort of faith is being sculpted by the technocratic "religious engineers," one need only look to Scientology and the Process Church. Both of these scientistic cults, awash in Darwinism and its corresponding humanist-Masonic religion of apotheosized Man, are microcosms for an emergent one-world religion.
Heralding the Technocratic Messiah
Of course, a new world religion requires a new world messiah. There is even a messianic legacy within Masonic mythology. Thirty-third degree Mason Albert Pike states:
“Behold the object, the end, the result, of the great speculation and logomachies of antiquity; the ultimate annihilation of evil, and restoration of Man to his first estate, by a Redeemer, a Masayah, a Christos, the incarnate Word, Reason, or Power of Diety.” (274)
The astute reader will immediately notice the capital M in "Man," denoting humanity's intrinsic divinity. Being a god was humanity's "first estate." Thus, the Masonic messiah is not the transcendent Creator incarnated as Jesus Christ. Instead, Masonry posits that the messiah is within Man himself. According to Masonic doctrine, humanity's cognizance of its innate divinity is integral to achieving apotheosis. Pike recapitulates:
“Thus self-consciousness leads us to consciousness of God, and at last to consciousness of an infinite God. That is the highest evidence of our own existence and it is the highest evidence of His.” (709)
As for the early Christians who believed that Jesus was the transcendent God clothed in flesh, Pike derisively portrays them as superstitious simpletons:
“The dunces who led primitive Christianity astray, by substituting faith for science, reverie for experience, the fantastic for the reality; and the inquisitors who for so many ages waged against Magism a war of extermination, have succeeded in shrouding in darkness the ancient discoveries of the human mind; so that we now grope in the dark to find again the key of the phenomena of nature.” (732)
Pike's reprimand concerning Christianity's substitution of faith for science betrays Masonry's scientistic proclivities. Earlier in human history, such scientistic belief was less powerful. However, in this post-Masonic era where the doctrine of the elite's epistemological cartel has been fully externalized, scientism rules the day. As such, the present scientistic society demands a scientistic messiah.
Paradoxically, this occult concept of self-deification asserts that humanity's internal deity requires an external facilitator to achieve full manifestation. Again, science fiction has played an integral role in preparing the masses for such an eventuality. One of the most significant pieces of messianic sci-fi predictive programming is Steven Spielberg's E.T. The central theme of the film E.T. is most succinctly encapsulated in the familiar shot that also adorned many of the movie's publicity posters. Of course, this is the shot of the outstretched hand of the movie's human protagonist touching the glowing fingertip of an alien hand reaching downward.
The symbolic meaning embedded within this image becomes evident when compared with Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel painting. Like the thematically axial shot in E.T., Michelangelo's portrait presents Adam "with a raised arm and in fingertip union with God" (377). The semiotic synchronicity between these two pictures is clearly religious. Spielberg's pivotal shot in E.T. is an intertextual reference to Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel painting.
Both appear to be premised upon the Christian theme of God communing with His own creation. The ministry of Jesus Christ, whom Christians believe to have been God incarnate, tangibly enacted this theme. Reiterating this theme, Spielberg's film features an extraterrestrial "messiah" who reproduces many of Jesus' miracles. The most significant "miracles" performed by this visitor is its own resurrection and ascension into heaven. Yet, despite these ostensible Christian elements, Spielberg's film cannot be construed as a "Christian allegory." Both instances, it should be noted, are explained in a naturalistic context. More specifically, the "resurrection" is merely the creature's exceptional immunological response to Earth's bacteria and the "ascension" evacuation via a waiting spacecraft.
Yet, Spielberg's bowdlerization of Christian theology is anything but new or innovative. E.T. merely continues a tradition embodied by Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel painting. The portrait departs from the traditional Christian paradigm concerning the Genesis account and humanity's relationship with its Creator. Ian Taylor explains how Michelangelo's painting deviates from the traditional Genesis account:
“Unlikely as this may seem, it is, nevertheless, a remarkable fact that when painted in 1508 Michelangelo took the bold step of departing from the biblical account of the creation of man to depict what is today seen to be a theistically evolved version. Prior to this time, artists had stuck to the Genesis description of a non-living being made from the dust of the ground becoming a 'living soul' by the infusion of God's breath (Genesis 2:7). Michelangelo's now famous painting of the creation of Adam shows a human form quite evidently alive with a raised arm and in fingertip union with God. The question this painting raises is that since the creature is alive, what kind of pre-Adamic being does it represent? Enterprising Jesuit teachers have seized upon this as historical vindication of the truth of theistic evolution, so that the creature depicted must then be some kind of advanced anthropoid. There can be absolute certainty that nothing could have been further from Michelangelo's mind, yet the Greek influence and tendency to rationalize revelation is represented symbolically throughout the entire painting, not in style, but by the insertion of Greek sibyls between the Old Testament prophets.” (377)
Like Michelangelo's portrait, Spielberg's E.T. attempts to reconceptualize man's relationship with the heavenly. The film is set in the modern age of science, a time when mystical cosmology has been supplanted by human reason. This contemporary cultural milieu is one governed by scientism. In this context, the human protagonist of E.T. represents an Adept or, as they are called in esoteric circles, an Illuminatus ("illuminated one"). With his evolutionary development augmented through extraterrestrial intervention and a paradigm shift just on the horizon, Spielberg's human protagonist is the next in a long line of Avatars. The extraterrestrial visitor is an anthropomorphic representation of Prometheus, who imparts the torch of Wisdom unto man.
As is evidenced by films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T., the relatively recent UFO phenomenon made a significant impression upon Spielberg. In fact, the UFO mystery has prompted many to reconceptualize their relationship with the heavenly realm. Timothy Good provides an example of such a shift in thinking:
“Miles Copeland, former CIA organizer and intelligence officer, related an interesting story to me involving the Agency's attempt on one occasion to use fictional UFO sightings to spread disinformation. The purpose, in this case, was to 'dazzle' and intoxicate' the Chinese, who had themselves on several occasions fooled the CIA into sending teams to a desert in Sinkiang Province, West China, to search for nonexistent underground 'atomic energies.' The exercise took place in the early 1960s, Copeland told me, and involved launching fictional UFO sighting reports from many different areas. The project was headed by Desmond Fitzgerald of the Special Affairs Staff (who made a name for himself by inventing harebrained schemes for assassinating Fidel Castro). The UFO exercise was 'just to keep the Chinese off-balance and make them think we were doing things we weren't,' Copeland said. 'The project got the desired results, as I remember, except that it somehow got picked up by a lot of religious nuts in Iowa and Nebraska or somewhere who took it seriously enough to add an extra chapter to their version of the New Testament!” (357)
If this UFO manipulation perpetrated by the CIA was effective enough to compel certain factions to embellish and pervert the Scriptures, imagine what a deception on a larger scale could accomplish. Rose states:
“Science fiction has given the images, 'evolution,' has produced the philosophy, and the technology of the 'space age' has supplied the plausibility for such encounters.” (Rose 91)
Apparently, the idea of extraterrestrials visiting earth was so powerful that it prompted many to reconsider their traditional religious notions. No doubt, the UFO phenomenon had the same effect upon Spielberg. Herein is the ultimate theme underpinning the imagery in E.T.: the redefinition of God.
The fingertip union between terrestrial anthropoid and extraterrestrial anthropoid represents the religious mandate for the creation of a new scientistic faith. Through sci-fi predictive programming, filmmakers like Spielberg could be serving as "religious engineers" in the construction of a new messianic legacy. However, this savior is anything but the Christ of Christianity.
Consider the following account of Linda Moulton Howe. During a meeting with Richard Doty, an intelligence officer with the United States military, Howe was presented with a briefing paper regarding alien visitation. In its body, one finds a claim heralding the arrival of an individual that the film E.T. has prepared the public to accept. Howe elaborates:
“There was a paragraph that stated, 'Two thousand years ago extraterrestrials created a being' that was placed on this earth to teach mankind about love and non-violence.” (151)
Was Doty acting on behalf of some hidden "religious engineers?" Was he a counterfeit John the Baptist, appointed to introduce the world to a technocratic Christ? Now, it is important to recall Doty's connections with military intelligence. He has worked within circles where the Freemasonic myth of Sirius is actively circulated. If such a deception is underway, sci-fi predictive programming like E.T. has helped cultivate the fertile soil of public imagination.
In essence, E.T. is the cinematic rallying call for the reengineering of religions. In Morals and Dogma, 33rd degree Freemason Albert Pike states: "God is, as man conceives Him, the reflected image of man himself" (223). According to the Scriptures, God made man in His own image. According to the hidden "religious engineers," it is man's time to return the favor.
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About the Author: Phillip D. Collins acted as the editor for The Hidden Face of Terrorism. He has also written articles for Paranoia Magazine, MKzine, News With Views, B.I.P.E.D.: The Official Website of Darwinian Dissent and Conspiracy Archive. He has an Associate of Arts and Science. Currently, he is studying for a bachelor's degree in Communications at Wright State University. During the course of his seven-year college career, Phillip has studied philosophy, religion, and classic literature. He also co-authored the book, The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship: An Examination of Epistemic Autocracy, From the 19th to the 21st Century, which is available online here.
The actions taken by the Bush Administration in the aftermath of 9-11 have caused muckrakers from across the political spectrum to take a closer look at the hidden hand guiding the current President. Researchers, both left and right, have identified the same enemy: a faction of the elite known as neoconservatives. The exposure has led to mounting opposition against the neoconservative agenda from numerous grassroots activists.
Now, several neoconservatives are launching a counterattack.The strategy is one of vilification. In an article for National Review, Michael Rubin characterized the neocons' opponents as anti-Semites obsessed with conspiracy theories (Rubin). Max Boot continued with the "conspiracy theory" angle, claiming that the neocons' opponents have overactive imaginations:
“A cabal of neoconservatives has hijacked the Bush administration's foreign policy and transformed the world's sole superpower into a unilateral monster. Say what? In truth, stories about the 'neocon' ascendancy-and the group's insidious intent to wage preemptive wars across the globe-have been much exaggerated. And by telling such tall tales, critics have twisted the neocons' identities and thinking on U.S. foreign policy into an unrecognizable caricature.” (Boot)
Why have the neocons' retaliation been so aggressive? Do they simply wish to "set the record straight"? Are Rubin and Boot merely trying to correct several misconceptions over neoconservatism? The tone of their rhetoric and apologetics suggest another motivation: obfuscation. The neocons realize that continued exposure will eventually lead to the destruction of even the most well constructed disguise. One individual who realizes that the neocons have camouflaged their real intentions is Pulitzer Prize winning author Seymour Hersh. Hersh characterized the neocons in the following way: "...one of the things that you could say is, the amazing thing is we are been taken over basically by a cult, eight or nine neo-conservatives have somehow grabbed the government" (Hersh). Cults are usually very adept at the concealment game. Many times the masquerade is so effective that a group's own members do not even realize they are part of a cult. What lies at the center of the cult of Neoconservatism?
The Neoconservative cult has always paraded around under a patriotic, pro-American, anticommunist facade. What lies behind this veneer? Frank Fischer answers this question in his book Technocracy and the Politics of Expertise: "...neoconservativism is at base an elitist ideology aimed at promoting a new group of conservative technocrats." (172)
What is a "technocrat?" A technocratic society, or Technocracy, can be defined as follows:
“Technocracy, in classical political terms, refers to a system of governance in which technically trained experts rule by virtue of their specialized knowledge and position in dominant political and economic institutions.” (Fischer 17)
Professor Carroll Quigley also wrote about a dictatorship of "experts," suggesting that a cognitive elite "will replace the democratic voter in control of the political system" (Quigley 866). Of just such a democracy of "experts," Freemason and Fabian socialist H.G. Wells stated:
“The world's political organization will be democratic, that is to say, the government and direction of affairs will be in immediate touch with and responsive to the general thought of the educated whole population.” (The Open Conspiracy: H.G. Wells on World Revolution, 26)
Literary critic and author W. Warren Wagar comments on this statement:
“Read carefully. He did not say the world government would be elected by the people, or that it would even be responsive to the people just to those who were ‘educated.’” (Wells, The Open Conspiracy: H.G. Wells on World Revolution, 26)
Wells would elaborate on the concept of Technocracy in his novel entitled The Shape of Things to Come. Disguised as "science fiction," Wells' roman a' clef propagandized the masses on behalf of world government. In its pages, one finds an elucidating portrait of the technocratic tradition that spawned neoconservativism.
The Technocratic Roots of Neoconservatism
In The Shape of Things to Come, Wells calls Technocracy an "expressive and significant word." In The Technocrats: Prophets of Automation, Henry Elsner states that Technocracy became the "new word of 1932" (1). With the Depression sinking to its nadir, the technocratic Weltanschauung "exploded into public attention" and "marked the conversation of millions of Americans" (1). The epidemic scope of this ideational contagion is made evident by the prolific media exposure that it enjoyed:
“In the closing months of 1932, as the Depression deepened and national politics seemed to be drifting helplessly, speculations about Technocracy swept across the country in almost every available form. The high point was reached in January, 1933. The New York Times alone had no less than sixty articles on Technocracy that month. Forty-one periodical articles and seventeen books and pamphlets on Technocracy were included in the standard indexes for the beginning of 1933.”(7)
In The Shape of Things to Come, Wells succinctly characterizes this phase of popularity as an "outbreak." Indeed, the 30s witnessed the rampant metastasis of technocratic thought. Elaborating on the epidemic of Technocracy, Wells writes:
“Everywhere in that decadence, amidst that twilight of social order, engineers, industrialists and professors of physical science were writing and talking constructive policies. They were invading politics.”
Wells characterizes the men who would comprise the technocratic movement as follows:
“Now the skilled and directive men of the collapsing order of the twentieth century were of an altogether livelier quality. Their training was not traditional but progressive, far more progressive than that of any other class. They were inured to fundamental changes in scope, method and material. They ceased to be acquiescent in the political and financial life about them directly they found their activities seriously impeded.” (The Shape of Things to Come)
Wells proceeds to reveal a Fabian strategy of gradual ideological assimilation: "The movement spread from workshop to workshop and from laboratory to laboratory with increasing rapidity all over the world" (The Shape of Things to Come). Indeed, Technocracy did spread. James Dowell Crabtree expands on the pandemic breadth of this ideational contagion:
“Technocracy has spread from America to other parts of the world. In many recent articles, the People's Republic of China's new generation of leaders have been called 'technocrats,' as were some leaders in the former Soviet Union.” (148)
In fact, technocratic concepts have pervaded the very fabric of socialist totalitarian regimes throughout history. Author Frank Fischer elaborates:
“In practice, the technocratic concept of the administrative state has been most influential in the socialist world of planned economies. Given their emphasis on comprehensive economic and social planning, the technocratic theory is ready-made both to guide and to legitimate the centralized bureaucratic decision-making systems that direct most socialist regimes. Easily aligned with the ideas and techniques of scientific planning, particularly those shaped by Marxist economists, technocratic concepts have played an important role in the evolution of socialist theory and practice.” (25)
It comes as little surprise that the technocratic movement would initially pledge its support to Franklin D. Roosevelt's overtly Marxist New Deal. Indeed, many adherents of Technocracy believed FDR's policies for economic recovery would facilitate the nation's final metamorphosis into a Technocracy. In the early days of the 1932 election, economist Henry A. Porter published Roosevelt and Technocracy. The book concerned itself with a pivotal question: "Will TECHNOCRACY be the 'New Deal?'" (45). Based on his examination of New Deal policies, Porter gravitated towards the affirmative.
In fact, Porter voiced his resounding approval of FDR and other closely aligned New Deal liberals:
“Only skillful statesmanship--the statesmanship of a Roosevelt, and sound economic principles — the principles of Technocracy, can lead us out of the valley of Chaos and Despair into which we are plunging.” (71)
There was good reason for the technocratic movement's initial support of Roosevelt. The socialist founder of the Nationalist movement, Edward Bellamy, heavily influenced FDR. Bellamy authored Looking Backward, 2000-1887, another piece of sci-fi predictive programming literature that proselytized readers on behalf of global socialism. James Crabtree synopsizes the book as follows:
“Inadvertently, Edward Bellamy and his Looking Backward, 2000-1887 tapped into the latent American faith in technology as the solution to humanity's every problem. Looking Backward is a science fiction novel, telling the story of a man from 1887 thrust into the future and learning of all the changes that had taken place in America during the intervening century. In the year 2000 all wants are met. Society has eliminated non-progressive institutions that were corrupt in the 1880s and replaced them with a government-run industrial state. In Looking Backward everyone could retire at the age of 45 after a life of serving in a job for which he or she was best suited. Bellamy's future was indeed Utopian. Bellamy characterized society as machine. Whereas in 1887 it was a machine badly managed and inefficient, in the year 2000 society was well run. His 'everyman' character, Julian West, found himself in a future where the 'regime of the great consolidations of capital' had been overthrown and the 'concentration of management and unity of organization' had taken control. Whether he meant to or not, Bellamy had defined the managerial concept of society. What is more important, he gave many people an ideal of an industrial, or technological, state towards which to strive. (7-8) ”
Looking Backward would later become "officially recommended reading for members of the Technocratic movement" (Crabtree 8). In fact, the Nationalist movement that sprouted from Bellamy's sci-fi predictive programming could be considered "a precursor to the Technocrats, and its members 'pre-Technocrats'" (Crabtree 8). Henry Elsner delineates the various commonalities shared by the technocratic movement and Bellamy's Nationalist movement:
“Despite differences in detail, a number of the basic principles of organization are remarkably similar in Bellamy's and in technocratic. (1) The organization of all industries into a few large-scale, publicly owned units, administered by technical experts who are selected from within the ranks of the units concerned. (2) A bureaucratic rather than an industrial-democratic organization of the workplace. (3) Equal, independent income issued to all members of society as a right of citizenship. (4) Income distribution through a nonmonetary accounting system wherein the registration of items purchased serves as an automatic means of estimating future production requirements. (5) The elimination of a political government, i.e., officials other than those at the heads of the productive, distributive, and professional units, and the abolition of political parties. (221)”
Yet, Elsner correctly identifies various differences between Bellamyism and Technocracy (223). These dissimilarities suggest that Bellamyism acted as a conceptual segue, "a transition between an older, essentially pre-industrial 'utopian' societal socialism, and technocracy" (223). Indeed, Technocracy did appear on the horizon and would give way to the New Deal. Shortly after being sworn into office, Roosevelt outlined his plan for economic and social recovery in the book Looking Forward (Crabtree 105-06). The title itself seemed to be an allusion to Bellamyism:
“By picking 'Looking Forward' for the title, Roosevelt almost certainly thought to follow in Bellamy's footsteps and produce his own version of Looking Backward that would serve as a model for future society.” (Crabtree 106)
In Looking Forward, Roosevelt wrote: "A greater efficiency [in government] than we have heretofore seen is urgent" (71). Within this statement, one immediately discerns the technocratic preoccupation with governmental efficiency. This preoccupation is probably attributable to the mutual doctrinal foundation of both Technocracy and New Deal liberalism: Progressivism. In particular, the ideational strand of Bellamyism is evident.
The precursory technocratic concepts of Bellamy found some fragmentary expression through the policies of the New Deal. One manifestation of Bellamyism was the Social Security Act, which was inspired by a retired physician named Dr. Francis Townsend (Crabtree 105). Townsend's concepts were cribbed from Bellamy's Looking Backward (Crabtree 104). Among one of his theoretical policies was a federal program that would have allocated $200 a month to unemployed citizens over the age of sixty (Crabtree 104). According to Townsend's conjectural program, the recipients of this financial assistance would have thirty days within which they would be required to spend the $200 (Crabtree 104).
While the Townsend Bill did not enjoy passage by Congress, it did inspire the Social Security Act that was successfully signed into law later (Crabtree 105). Diffuse in its transmission, technocratic thought remained at the root of this New Deal machination. Crabtree explains:
“In this way, one might say that the Technocrats did indeed have an indirect influence on the New Deal, by way of one of the contributors to their doctrine (Bellamy) to an activist who espoused their ideas of guaranteed income (Townsend) and finally into law.” (105)
In addition to this program of "guaranteed income," FDR's administration would introduce a plethora of government agencies. These would included the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the Public Works Administration (PWA), the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA), and, most notably, the National Recovery Administration (NRA) (Crabtree 106). What was initially a small federal government was soon transformed into a massive bureaucracy. In some ways, this new "[c]entralized and functional" monolith was similar to the continental administration promoted by Technocracy Inc. (Crabtree 106). Moreover, its impact upon America's Federal government would leave a "permanent mark" (Crabtree 106). Big government was born and Technocracy's rise in the West had begun in earnest.
Historically, FDR's overtly socialistic policies clashed with the anti-statist sentiments of many Americans. Yet, neoconservatives, who have been consistently characterized as "anticommunist" and "pro-American," supported the New Deal. Irving Kristol, the "godfather of neoconservatism," states in his book Neoconservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea that neocons: "...accepted the New Deal in principle..." (x). Later in his book, Kristol writes:
“In a way, the symbol of the influence of neoconservative thinking on the Republican party was the fact that Ronald Reagan could praise Franklin D. Roosevelt as a great American president-praise echoed by Newt Gingrich a dozen years later, when it is no longer so surprising.” (379)
Why were neoconservatives so amicable towards the socialism of the New Deal? The answer is because Roosevelt's Marxist proclivities harmonized with the neoconservative variety of Technocracy. It is interesting to note that "godfather" Kristol was a Trotskyist in his youth. Kristol makes it clear that he is unrepentant: "I regard myself lucky to have been a young Trotskyist and I have not a single bitter memory" (13). The statist tradition found in Marxism is also carried on by the neocons. This is another point made clear by Kristol: "Neocons do not feel that kind of alarm or anxiety about the growth of the state in the past century, seeing it as natural, indeed inevitable" ("The Neoconservative Persuasion").
Marxist economic theory remains firmly embedded within neoconservative ideology. Several neoconservative ideologues have espoused socialist ideas. Arch-neocon William F. Buckley has written: " Congress shall appropriate funds for social welfare only for the benefit of those states whose per capita income is below the national average" (qutd. in Epperson 49). Commenting on Buckley's statement, researcher Ralph Epperson writes:
“This writer [Buckley] advocated a newer brand of Marxism: "From each state according to its ability, to each state according to its needs" (emphasis added). This writer advocated that the national government divide the wealth, taking it from the wealthier states and giving it to the less productive. Pure Marxism, except the writer involved both the state and the federal governments rather than just the federal government as Marx envisioned. This is only expanding Marx one step: the result is the same. Property is distributed by the government just as before. The shock is that this new thought came from the pen of William F. Buckley, Jr., hardly a paragon of Marxism. But notice that Buckley's intent is the same as that of Marx: to use government to redistribute Consumption and Capital Goods. (Epperson 49)”
No doubt, these Marxist proclivities were a consequence of neoconservativism's technocratic heritage. Of course, there are those who would argue that the technocratic tradition has been at variance with Marxism. Indeed, technocratic and Marxist theoreticians have feuded on occasion. Yet, the common thread of state socialism binds both, as is evidenced by their closely aligned economic policies and virtually identical outcomes. The petty differences between theoreticians become inconsequential. Technocracy was a logical outgrowth of earlier variants of socialism. The ideational continuum appears to have been a drift from Bellamyism to Technocracy to New Deal socialism. Neoconservativism is the latest segment in this larger continuity of thought.
From Technocratic to Technetronic
Since the 1970s, the next developmental stage of Technocracy "has been both theorized and hailed under the banner of 'postindustrialism'" (101). Examining this shift in technocratic thinking, Fischer states: "contemporary technocratic theories are now theories of postindustrial society" (101). Yet, some technocratic ideologues regard "postindustrialism" and "postindustrial society" as potentially misunderstood or derisive characterizations. One such ideologue is Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security advisor to President Carter and the chief inspiration for the geostrategy being currently implemented by the neocons. Eschewing the "postindustrial" portraits of Technocracy, Brzezinski fancies the euphemism of "technetronic" society (101).
Brzezinski's "technetronic" model is no less elitist or anti-democratic than its theoretical progenitors. According to Brzezinski, this new stage in Technocracy's evolution will witness the ascendance of a "scientific/technical elite" that would seize control of the "essential flow of information and production" (Fischer 103). This epistemological cartel would subsequently direct its consolidations of knowledge toward the scientific subjugation of the masses. Fischer elaborates:
“Increasingly, scientific knowledge will be used directly to plan almost every aspect of economic and social life. In the process, Brzezinski avers, class conflict will assume new forms and modes: Knowledge and culture will replace material needs in the struggle between the scientific/technical elite and the masses of people who will have to be integrated into and subordinated in the postindustrial system.” (103)
Although accurate, Fischer's synopsis of Brzezinski's vision is stated in somewhat euphemistic terms. Yet, Brzezinski's own portrait is far more authoritarian in character. In Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era, Brzezinski more vividly describes the "gradual appearance of a more controlled and directed society" (252). With painful candor, the former national security advisor proceeds to paint his technocratic picture for the future:
“Such a society would be dominated by an elite whose claim to political power would rest on allegedly superior scientific know-how. Unhindered by the restraints of traditional liberal values, this elite would not hesitate to achieve its political ends by the latest modern techniques for influencing public behavior and keeping society under close surveillance and control.” (252)
In short, Brzezinski's "technetronic" society, the "postindustrial" incarnation of Technocracy, is the "scientific dictatorship" advocated by Aldous Huxley. This "scientific dictatorship" has always represented the fulfillment of technocratic doctrine. Akin reiterates:
“The technocrats attempted to pull all of these strands--their faith in positivistic science; their mechanistic view of man with his essentially animal-like irrationality, his desire for security, abundance, and tranquility; the organizational imperative caused by natural inequality; and the dominance of technology--together into one functional ideal whole. It resembled Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and the managerial society that James Burnham deplored; it could lead equally to B.F. Skinner's Walden Two.” (148)
This, the technocratic agenda of a fully functional "scientific dictatorship," is the objective to which the neoconservatives have resolutely committed themselves. One needs to look no further than the Patriot Act, Homeland Security, and other recent neoconservative-conceived machinations to see the intimations of this emergent "scientific dictatorship."
By now, there should be no more confusion over the true identity of neoconservatism. They are not the Godly statesmen endorsed by America's evangelical Christian establishment. Nor are they the pro-American anticommunists portrayed by left-wing ideologues. They are a cult of techno-socialists and the outgrowth of an older conspiratorial traditional. The post-September 11 world is swiftly becoming the tangible enactment of their Utopian doctrine: Technocracy.
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About the Authors
Paul D. Collins has studied suppressed history and the shadowy undercurrents of world political dynamics for roughly eleven years. In 1999, he completed his Associate of Arts and Science degree. He is working to complete his Bachelor's degree, with a major in Communications and a minor in Political Science. Paul has authored another book entitled The Hidden Face of Terrorism: The Dark Side of Social Engineering, From Antiquity to September 11. Published in November 2002, the book is available online. It can be purchased as an e-book (ISBN 1-4033-6798-1) or in paperback format (ISBN 1-4033-6799-X).
Phillip D. Collins acted as the editor for The Hidden Face of Terrorism. He has also written articles for Paranoia Magazine and B.I.P.E.D.: The Official Website of Darwinian Dissent. He has an Associate of Arts and Science. Currently, he is studying for a bachelor's degree in Communications at Wright State University. During the course of his seven-year college career, Phillip has studied philosophy, religion, and classic literature.
Their book, The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship: An Examination of Epistemic Autocracy, From the 19th to the 21st Century, is available online.
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