Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The Sorcerer's Apprentice & Illuminati Impostor
Considering Conspiracy Theory From An Imperialist Angle
By Douglas Herman
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." - Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850)
"Shams and delusions are esteemed for soundest truths while reality is fabulous." -Henry David Thoreau
Recently, for about a week, I wore the gold and diamond ring of the alleged most powerful group of elites in the world on my finger. The ring was old and worn but still exuded talismanic power. I felt like Mickey, the Sorcerer's Apprentice, donning the robe and cap of the sorcerer, wielding the wand of that magician. I felt like an Illuminati imposter, able to channel Albert Pike and Aleister Crowley, seeing through my All-Seeing Eye, seeing the sacred symbols and numbers in the sky itself. For about a week I stared at my surroundings and began to see clearly geopolitical reality--from a sociopathic /psychopathic viewpoint that is. Suddenly I was privy to deep dark secrets. But more about this later.
All conspiracy events fall into two categories: Those events which have less to do with strengthening the security state and those which overwhelmingly empower it. The suicide of Marilyn Monroe, the murder of MLK, The Roswell UFO sighting and the Moon Landing conspiracy would fall into the first group. The assassination of JFK, the Oklahoma City Bombing and the 911 Attack would fall into the second. The result of each one of these events strengthened, not weakened, the national security state, eroded Constitutional rights, weakened the public while enriching a few of the powerful and well-connected.
Americans fall into two distinct groups. Those who believe in the possibility of conspiracy theories and those who discount any and all conspiracy theories except those formulated by their own government. Have you ever noticed how the two mindsets rarely meet on common turf? Interesting huh?
Some people believe the rich and powerful possess no hidden agenda, but are simply wealthy and powerful people without malice aforethought.  Thankfully, with recent world events unraveling by the minute, fewer and fewer people remain so trusting, ignorant or naive.
Did you know that both Thomas Jefferson and Charles Lindbergh were conspiracy theorists? Yes, both men warned, loudly and in writing, about the future dangers to the country of big private banks. Imagine what their friends must have thought of them. Paranoid nut jobs and wackos. Nearly 200 years ago, Jefferson wrote: "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."
The conspiracy theories of yesterday are the conspiracy facts of today. Lindbergh considered the Federal Reserve the enemy of the American people. Indeed the Minnesota Senator said, after the hasty passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913, "When the President signs this bill, the invisible government of the monetary power will be legalized....the worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking and currency bill." 
Surprise, surprise; a couple of conspiracy theorists proved prescient. Wonder what their critics would say today?
The Theory of Conspiracy Theory
Once again, ALL conspiracy events fall into two categories: Those events which have less to do with strengthening the security state and those which overwhelmingly empower it. There are NO so-called Black Swan events. Significant state shaping events occur deliberately. The Reichstag Fire didn't just happen but was made to happen in order to benefit and strengthen one group of people while weakening another. 
Many lesser conspiracy events are directly tied to the powers that be. The suicide of Marilyn Monroe and Bruce Ivins and the Roswell UFO sighting and subsequent conspiracy would fall into the first group. The media spun these events but the conspiracies did not necessarily shape and strengthen the power of the state. By contrast, the assassination of JFK and RFK, the Oklahoma City Bombing and the 911 Attack would fall into the second. The result of each one of those events strengthened, not weakened, the national security state, eroded Constitutional rights, weakened the public while enriching a few of the powerful and well-connected.
The General Public Embraces Conspiracy Theory
Some years ago, while working aboard an Alaska fishing boat, I struck up a conversation with my fellow crewmen. That evening, while at anchor, we listened to the George Noory, Coast To Coast radio show. George spoke of the Roswell UFO event of 1947. The young crewmen laughed at the idea; they had never heard of Roswell.  After outlining the reported crash at Roswell and subsequent US military denial to my crewmen, I asked them which well-known conspiracy, if any, they considered might have a ring of truth about them. One crewman, a native Alaskan, said he didn't believe we landed on the moon and gave his reasons. The other crewman, a Panamanian by birth, believed that Panama's president, General Omar Torrijos, had been murdered by a remote controlled bomb, causing the small airplane in which the general traveled to crash. Many people believe the exact same thing happened to JFK Jr and Paul Wellstone.  Assassination by Aviation.
Go to any forum, even ones provided by the mainstream media, such as Yahoo or MSNBC, and you will notice overwhelming belief in so-called conspiracies by the responses of the readers. What you will also notice is diminishing faith or trust in any of our so-called leaders or public servants.
Not surprisingly, many so-called conspiracy theories later turn out to be true. Like the so-called Gulf of Tonkin Attack. Never happened say many Navy vets who were there. Likewise Detroit attorney, Kurt Haskell, who was standing at the gate, claims he witnessed the so-called Underwear Bomber being led aboard the flight and the result of that event was backscatter machines at US airports, further strengthening the security state. And finally, John Perkins alleged in his book Confessions of An Economic Hitman that general Torrijos was assassinated by American interests, allegedly by CIA connected operatives.
Sometimes you need a scorecard to keep track of all the conspiracy theories and the logic, witnesses and scientific basis behind each one. An open-minded person need ask the very same questions a good reporter would ask: Who, What, Where, When and Why? Who benefits and why, chiefly. Nowadays mainstream news reporters never seem to ask those questions, especially regarding a significant event such as the 911 Attack. Cui Bono, all good detectives ask; who benefits.
Years ago, a brief encounter with a former intelligence professional became the basis for my book, The Guns of Dallas. In the book, as in reality, my protagonist was dying. He said, I recall: "We're all like a bunch of stupid penguins standing in shit on an iceberg. We can barely see what's around us and we can't see what's down below, the deep dark mystery that represents 90% of our surroundings, unless of course we dive deep into the dangerous waters where predators lurk." Then he laughed. Then, a little later, he died. A couple years later a similar dying CIA agent, E. Howard Hunt, made a similar deathbed confession regarding the same significant event at Dealey Plaza.
Why do we fear and ridicule conspiracy theory? If knowledge is power and ignorance is bliss, then what is smug denial? Conspiracy, Con Spire, means with breath or to breathe together. So why do so many prominent critics of the abuses of the state, a powerful apparatus that maims and murders, lies, cheats and steals, why do many of these influential voices readily and loudly accept the states versions of pivotal events while loudly condemning those who ask who really benefits?
"We are born to search after the truth; to possess it belongs to a greater power," wrote Montaigne. Meanwhile, as the American Empire becomes increasingly fascist, many otherwise intelligent writers in the mainstream and alternate media, condemn those of us who would search for the deeper darker truths below the surface.  Noam Chomsky, Matt Taibbi and Alexander Cockburn write brilliantly on an array of topics but they regard the government's version of September 11, 2001 as sacrosanct.  Why?
I would rather heed the late Danny Jowenko's professional opinion on controlled demolition of WTC 7. Indeed, I would rather hear what US veterans Bob Bowman, Gordon Duff or General Partin have to say about 911 rather than Matt Taibbi. Curiously Matt writes continuously about the toppled economy but fails epically when one considers the trillions in profits in the wake of the New Pearl Harbor.  
Some have a very good grasp of events and write damn well about those corrupt policies of an increasingly fascist state. And yet, and yet, they seem altogether too dismissive of the possibility --God forbid--that a group of professionals could carry out a black operation, often called a False Flag operation, similar to Operation Northwoods.
Fast & Furious:  The Conspiracies Just Keep On Coming
Recently a notorious government program called Fast and Furious, a cold-blooded US government program to funnel vast numbers of guns through the ATF to Mexican drug cartels, was revealed. Who authorized it and why? Napolitano? Holder? Clinton? Obama? All of them? Shouldn't American and Mexican citizens know? But suddenly, faster than you can say Ron Paul, the average, enraged American citizen was distracted again. The following day another alleged terror plot was revealed and widely broadcast by the US mainstream media. The culprits? Iranians, naturally. Fast and Furious was adroitly swept under the radar. Brilliant.
We live in interesting times. Presently, before the internet is monitored or more rigidly censored, an average fellow can test a conspiracy theory and show the result on YouTube.  One metal worker rigged some beams and obtained some conventional thermite to see if the conspiracy regarding the collapse of the trio of WTC had any substance.  Fact-based in other words. You can watch his experiment if you google Proof that Thermite can cut a vertical column. No, he did not possess weapons grade, so-called nano-thermite. Imagine if he had.
Gold & The All Seeing Eye
About that old gold ring I mentioned earlier. A relative said she bought it at a pawn shop.  32 degree Mason, known as the Illuminati to many.  Only a select few achieve 32nd status and fewer still the privileged 33rd degree. You might be surprised who is on that list of powerbrokers.
Yet you do not need a Masonic ring, or a sorcerer's wand or wizard's cape to see the Big Picture. With the ring, I could see for miles and miles, could see the rationale behind Brzezinski's Grand Chessboard and NATOs attack and annexation of Libya. I could see the rationale for the upcoming pre-scripted attack on Syria and Iran. I could see Cheney and Kissinger as imperial geniuses, while I wore that ring.  I could see why my dying informer, who served as protagonist Jimmy Jeremiah, in my novel said: "The people pulling the levers like to keep people like you and me ignorant and divided; it furthers and strengthens their power over us."
I could see how and why so many misguided patriots in uniform, and especially so many sociopaths in so-called Public Service, willingly serve a handful of psychopaths.  All for the sake of the empire, the bloody empire. To protect and serve the status quo and the one percent who wield power, wreck countries and world economies while stealing resources.
The rumored war with Iran seems to spring naturally from this agenda, from a conspiracy theory point-of-view. With the European nations and the USA nearly bankrupt, morally and economically, what other recourse do these residual empires have but to make continuous war on nations with resources but without suitable weapons to oppose them? As Bastiat noted: "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."
If we compare Libya to a vulnerable old merchant ship, laden with riches (oil, water and gold) we realize that NATO resembles a pirate fleet rather than a band of humanitarians. All pirates need prey. Thus the NATO pirate fleet now greedily eyes the richly-laden galleons Syria and Iran.
Predictable Plunder & Power Grab
Check any list of 33 degree Masons. FDR is on the list. FDR took power in 1933 and said "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."
Nothing. Happens. By. Accident. A "sneak" attack on a US Navy base while a former Secretary of the US Navy Roosevelt sat in the White House?  Excuse me if I refuse to consider either Pearl Harbor or the 911 Attack as Black Swan events but predictable political moves, master strokes of psychopathic genius.
Interesting side note:  G. Edward Griffin, who wrote about the rise of the Federal Reserve in The Creature From Jekyll Island, appears in a documentary about these same chemtrails, called What In The World Are They Spraying.   Mr. Griffin also appeared as a guest on the Glen Beck / Fox network TV show and surprisingly was allowed to speak at length about the draconian rise to power of the Fed. Call it a conspiracy theory if you like, but not long after that broadcast, Glen Beck lost his prime time Fox TV show.
Footnote: If you look carefully at chemtrail patterns you can readily see the Masonic calipers, or dividers. The same calipers that appear on the Masonic rings and regalia. Years ago I told a woman friend that the Illuminati only used three letters when spraying chemtrails and you can see them plainly in the sky: I doublecross U.
Douglas Herman winters in Bullhead City Arizona and can be reached at

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