conspiracy[kuhn-spir-uh-see] an agreement by two or more persons to commit a crime, fraud, or other wrongful act.
Im reading an interesting book by Gary North called, Conspiracy: A Biblical View. I generally like reading Gary North because he not only has an extremely strong foundation in Austrian economics, monetary theory, and free market capitalism, but he has prolific publications showing that the Bible is largely a doctrine supporting those principles, and specifically espouses against socialism, totalitarianism and for the sovereignty of man.
I wont comment on the book further, but it raises what I think is a question of profound importance: Are there conspiracies? And what impact have they had on history and our current state of affairs? Conspiracies often get a really bad rap, but fundamentally understanding this question is paramount to understanding the way the world works, how we got to this point, and where we are likely headed.
If you believe theres no such thing as conspiracy theories, it follows that the governments of men are just bumbling incompetents, or isolated and greedy individuals acting in their own self-interest (albeit on a vast scale). However, if conspiracy theories are right, theres a more coordinated, nefarious agenda at work here, and our current path seemingly towards totalitarianism is a more pre-determined, more inevitable outcome. If a conspiratorial view of history is valid, the root causes of our present social problems probably run deeper, and will be more difficult to root out than many of us imagine.
Its amazing to me how many analytical and insightful people dismiss conspiratorial explanations out of hand, despite all factual evidence to the contrary, just because the term conspiracy theory carries so many negative connotations. Even if the conspiracy is not dismissed, it is often rendered off-limits to further discussion or analysis, to the obvious benefit of the conspirators (by design one could say). Lets look at some illustrative and well known conspiracy theories to clarify some terms:
THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION
The preeminent conspiracy theory of the last century has still not been adequately explained in line with existing evidence. The governments (Warren Commission) report is more evidence of a cover-up than a credible conclusion. Yet, with time, most of America has seemingly moved on.
But lets separate fact from theory. To say that the single bullet scenario defies the laws of physics is a fact, not a theory. To say that the autopsy on the body was doctored and inaccurate is a fact, not a theory. It might be evidence of a conspiracy, but it is not a conspiracy theory. To say, however, that the CIA was behind the killing, or the mafia, is a theory.
The most widely researched and discussed conspiracy theory of this century continues to divide the country and to stifle much intelligent discussion and a more thorough analysis. To point out that the official explanation does not adequately explain the WTC-7 collapse (not even mentioned in the 9/11 Commission report) is not a conspiracy theory. The testimony from firefighters that bombs were going off in the buildings before the planes hit is factual evidence of a conspiracy, but not a conspiracy theory. To say that Cheney orchestrated the attacks, or the Mossad (evidenced by the Dancing Israelis) IS a conspiracy theory. To be unable to point out FACTS that run contrary to the official account, however, is not a conspiracy theory, its tyranny.
But certainly not all conspiracy theories are true. In fact, false conspiracy theories are thrown out by conspirators themselves to discredit truth seekers and to generally give conspiracy theories a bad name. The problem is that the mainstream media only promotes a single, generally accepted, version of events and rarely scrutinizes the government or official sources anymore. The alternative media promotes every hare-brained conspiracy theory thrown out there. I know this is hard for a lot of folks, but just look at the facts, decide what are facts and what are opinions. Come to your own conclusions and let conscience be your guide. But recognize the government and media are lying to you a significant portion of the time and letting them guide your opinions is already giving in to tyranny.
CONSPIRACY AND LIES GO HAND IN HAND
"When it becomes serious, you have to lie." ~ Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg Prime Minister and president of the Euro Group of Finance Ministers
Conspiracies cannot exist without cover-up and lies. To believe that governments are not capable of lies and deserve our blind faith, though, is to be truly naïve. We know many of our economic statistics are lies (thank you ShadowStats), our justifications for war have been lies, and the list goes on and on. In many cases such lies are well coordinated through public relations firms and think tanks (i.e. managing public perception or engineering consent), and supportive of an unstated agenda. This large, coordinated effort, working in secrecy, under the cover of lies and half-truths, directed against a large majority of the population is the very definition of a conspiracy in our midst. To speculate on the agenda might be a theory, but the evidence for the existence of conspiracies at many levels are well-documented FACTS.
How extensive have conspiracies been in the past, and what impact have they had on history? There are literally hundreds of proven, well-documented conspiracies. We now know the Federal Reserve was created as a conspiracy (secret meetings on Jekyll Island, lies about the nature of the system, and operating secretively to this day). We know that the sinking of the Lusitania was a set up (sacrifice) to get the U.S. into World War I, after a coordinated anti-German marketing campaign in the press based on the British establishments secret promise to get the US to enter the war to save the UK from defeat. From Operation Northwoods, Gulf of Tonkin, Watergate, Iran Contra, and Operation Fast and Furious, the list of known and documented conspiracies in the US seemingly knows no bound.
Where there is conspiracy, there must be secrecy and groups operating in secret to a coordinated agenda. To truly understand the impact of conspiracies in history, one must understand the extent of secret societies throughout the ages. Secret societies have provided the cover and coordination for all the conspiracies of any real importance. We know that many of our Presidents and many of the Founding Fathers were Freemasons. The Bushes (as well as John Kerry and many captains of industry) were part of Skull and Bones. The Knights Templar, the Jesuits, the Knights of Malta, Opus Dei and Ordo Templi Orientis were noteworthy secret religious organizations). The Council on Foreign Relations, Bilderberg Group and Bohemian Grove are modern and inarguably secretive organizations that coordinate an agenda on an international and global scale, away from public scrutiny. John F. Kennedy even warned about secret societies operating in our midst in one of his last, prophetic public speeches (if you have never heard this or have not heard in a while, listen and imagine anyone saying words like these today).
My theory, consistent with Gary Norths book, shows that at different levels all of these secret organizations have supported a single grand conspiracy throughout recorded history. That conspiracy is designed to build a totalitarian system where men rule over other men (and women), replacing our God-given rights with a system of tyranny and feudal overlords. It is the vision of men supplanting the role of God, with the technology to extend life, travel the stars, and perfect the human design. This was the original promise given to Eve in the Garden of Eden when the serpent said, ye shall be like gods. It is the Ancient Promise followed throughout the ages by various religious orders, ancient cultures and secret societies. It is based on Satans arrogance that he could usurp the throne of God, and design a world based on the forced subjugation of the weak to the more powerful, rather than free will worship and the unalienable rights of all men.
The overarching conspiracy is today termed The New World Order, a world government of totalitarian design with the control of all resources and a single world currency in the hands of the few. It is the agenda we are being slowly brought towards. Luciferian by design, it has been coordinated in secret throughout history, until we find ourselves on the verge of the vision becoming a reality. The minor conspiracies we see today, including the currently-engineered economic collapse, are mere subplots to the one grand plan.
In an earlier post I described how Jesus laid out a plan for the church to circumvent this new world order, based on a system where very few rights were delegated to governments, where people lived in a system of mutual self-support, loving their neighbors as themselves, and not relying on the government to be their benefactor. This was the original plan that the US founding fathers uniquely put in place with such a limited Federal Government, and with obvious references to biblical principles in the founding documents. That plan still offers the best hope for a bright and prosperous future to those that can safely navigate to such a system.
Reprinted with permission from The Dollar Vigilante.
Gary Kinghorn is currently a senior marketing manager at Cisco in Silicon Valley, and is a part time ex-pat in Argentina at Doug Casey’s "Galt’s Gulch" in Cafayate. He is a long-time student of the Austrian School of Economics and previously worked as a financial advisor at Citigroup/Smith Barney. He continues to follow and offer advice on the economy, geopolitical landscape and asset protection strategies.