Fear of Paranoia

March 18, 2013

1984

FDR once said we had nothing to fear but fear itself.

I don’t know if he was speaking from personal experience or as a philosophical discourse but today most people seem steeped in fear.

The media helps fan the flames and pour on the gasoline to keep the blaze burning. One would almost think they had some sort of vested interest in keeping the fear alive.

Well, of course! Fear sells papers!

Fear also keeps people a little de-stabilized and malleable.

But one should realize this goes a little the other way as well. People who operate through such means have a certain understanding of them. In other words, they are afraid.

In reading 1984, the reader is quickly chilled by the awesome power of Big Brother to control so many people even down to their thoughts.

What is not stated so simply is that Big Brother is running scared. Why else does he need an army of thought police and spies inserted into all parts of society?

And this was Britain in the future. Britain, where guns are not as widespread as here, as Piers Morgan is so quick to point out.

Even without the widespread ownership of guns, the totalitarian rulers would still be dominated by fear.

Why?

Totalitarian regimes are held in place by a very small minority and those few strongarms they can bribe, cajole, or threaten well enough to carry out the wet-work necessary to keep them in power. And small minorities can quickly be tossed over by the majority.

Of course, it would take mobilizing the majority to some sort of action.

And humans are, fortunately, capable of withstanding only so much. At some point, things will break down and the majority will rise against anyone.

Do you think the French Revolution came about because a widespread coterie had been meeting clandestinely for years, planning and coordinating the uprising?

No. It happened spontaneously. People had simply taken all they could. When the tipping point was met, there was no turning back.

People who had been actually planning an overthrow of the government were swept away by the sudden violence that appeared out of nowhere.

You can understand why the “secret” society remains a secret.

You can understand why the conspiracy keeps itself in the darkened shadows.

They are living in constant fear.

Of us.


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Finding a Secret Society

March 10, 2013

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There have been hints throughout history of “secret societies” and their members.

Most people today know all about the “secret” society called the Masons. They have hardly been a secret. They have always been a very public group.

Still, there might be some sort of secret organization within the Masons but no one has ever found anything out about that group. But the Masons? Nah!

The Illuminati were another group that was supposedly very “secret” but they have been known about for centuries. Once again, however, there may be some secret motives behind them that we are still unaware of.

The idea of a secret society excites us and the mystery behind the idea intrigues us to no end. That was probably why the supposed Priory de Sion made such a big splash when it was first revealed in the book Holy Blood, Holy Grail.

Turns out the society was actually a fake, created in the 1950’s by a guy who wanted to be a major player. Some of the ideas that came out of the study were, however, very intriguing and led to other researches about possible secret societies, even if the priory was not one of them.

Benjamin Franklin, the founding wit of America, once said “Two people can keep a secret, if one of them is dead.”

So any sort of secret society would seem to be doomed from the outset.

Yet many people have worked for the government in highly classified positions and never revealed exactly what is was they were working on. Seems they were able to keep a secret even if they were not dead.

So, if there actually IS some secret organization of one-worlders out there – whether within the Masons or even in the “fake” Priory de Sion – it has been kept pretty much occluded.

If this society has been working for centuries to society’s detriment, it stands to reason that there must be some other organization that has been working against them, doesn’t it?

After all, why would they still operate behind a veil of secrecy? Especially since the secret seems to be pretty much out in the open… even if so very few seem to believe it.

Perhaps it is a society that follows the maxim of Benjamin Franklin.

But can there be a secret “society” if it is known by only one person?

Old Tales… Where There’s Smoke…

March 4, 2013

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You may not be a believer in reincarnation. You may think this is the only shot we’ve got. In that case you can take this as some sort of psychotic embolism or whatever.

In 1969, I lived in Los Angeles, California, with my family. I was sixteen and was not a believer in reincarnation. I thought it might be a nice idea to think we keep going after… well, you know.

Anyway, the family had gone out to eat at a nice Cuban cuisine restaurant in the Rampart district about a block from the Police Station where the television show “Adam 12” took their exterior shots.

In was dark when we exited the restaurant and my older brother glanced up and said, “Look at that.”

I did not know what I was going to see but what a saw sent an icy rush down my back and a heavy, sinking feeling. Up in the dark sky was a bank of lights, some twenty rows high by what must have been a hundred across. Almost like the portholes in some giant spacecraft.

My first thought was: “Damn! They’re back so soon!!”

And then I stopped to wonder where the heck that thought had come from.

But before I could run down the street screaming like a complete lunatic, the lights turned off and flashed on again before dissolving into the word: “TESTING” as the craft turned toward the south and its silvery side reflected the lights from below, delimiting its many ribs and the large painted letters that spelled “GOODYEAR”.

Yes, it was just a blimp, not an invasion from outer space.

Still, the feeling that had struck me first got me to wondering who was I afraid was returning? And where did I get such a cockamamie idea?

Later, when I read some rather far-fetched accounts of ancient astronauts – yes, even in the Holy Bible – I began to wonder if I had some personal memory or even some racial memory of something of that sort having happened so long ago.

But why should I fear their return?

Enter “the smoking man” from the X-Files.

You could have knocked me down with a feather.

It was the same feeling I had experienced years ago in front of a Cuban restaurant in Los Angeles.

the Alien Gods

November 2, 2012

Over the years, I had seen or heard several fringe theories that the “God” of the Bible was actually an alien.

In many ways, it seemed to make sense. He and his “angels” flew around in the skies above, he seemed to have had some really awesome powers, and so forth.

Plus, in the scriptures of Genesis, it talks about the “elohim” (i.e. – the gods, plural). Some scholars say it could also mean just one god, so here it only meant one as well. I can see why they would like to remove the notion that the ancient Jews had more than one god so I can see why they would stress that the word itself could signify just one god.

Unfortunately, the text goes on to say the elohim took counsel among themselves… Still think it means only one god?

Anyway, most of the evidence for this god being an alien actually comes from the Bible. There’s another passage that talks of the “sons of god” marrying the “daughters of men”.

And then there’s all the characters from the scriptures who were taken up to heaven in a flaming chariot.

But all these threads had never been put together by any modern author until Zecharia Sitchin appeared.

Historians and philologists say he butchered the ancient Sumerian tablets to come up with his wild-eyed theories but they do support this “alien gods” scenario.

In fact, the late Zecharia Sitchin went further to say that the mingling of alien and earthling is what created homo sapien, and cro-magnon, probably working with the native neanderthal rootstock.

Very strange stuff, for sure. And there are many websites that go on and on how Sitchin stretches the evidence to “prove” his thesis.

Having a conspiracy theorist bent, I know about stretching facts to cover theories, especially when it covers some part of the historical conspiracy. For some reason, people just want to bury any of these connections, however slim. (Or however meaningless… it is as if people don’t want us to even start thinking or looking in certain directions…)

And if these tyrannical ancient alien gods had ruled over the race they created for some time before they vacated, what’s to say they are not planning on returning and resuming their overlordship? And if the race seems to want to be free rather than enslaved again, it could go very bad for us. Perhaps even to total annihilation.

So, there might be a group who has taken on itself the role of guardian of the human race, trying to keep us in line, or working to regain some control of the planet to get us whipped into shape so the returning god will not be too pissed at us. So pissed that he simply wipes us out.

It would be a very nice thing to do to keep humans alive, don’t you think? And so their goal is very admirable. They seem to have lost control at some point in history and are now trying to “help us back to subjugation”. Yes, “for our own good” of course.

And somewhere in the shadowy past, when these gods were treating humans like cattle, one of their number brought the gift of light to humans.

This story is to be found in the Greek myth of Prometheus, the light-bringer, who carried fire to the world. But “light” can also refer to knowledge and this is at the essence of the tale in the Bible about Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. They never ate an apple, as is popularly believed, but the fruit of the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Knowledge, or enlightenment.

The Prometheus character in the Garden of Eden tale is the serpent who seduces Eve to bite the fruit. In the Judeo-Christian religion he is known as Lucifer, which just happens to mean “bringer of light”. How bizarre is this? Satan seems to be the good guy in this piece…

So, why would enlightenment be a very bad thing for humans? Well, if they did not understand that being slaves, even of the “great god”, was a bad thing, such knowledge would be very detrimental to keeping them in subservient roles, would it not?

And so, today, we find the illuminati (or “enlightened ones”) are working to return the human race to the role of subservience and they see it as a very noble cause for when the god returns, there will be some anger displayed if he does not have his slaves anymore.

How strange it is, huh? The guys trying to put us back into slavery and the church that worships this alien god are the protectors of mankind while the followers of Lucifer, the pagan fringe, has been relegated to the bad guy role.

It sometimes makes it difficult to know which side to root for, doesn’t it?

the Long Conspiracy

October 26, 2012

I have mentioned that the conspiracy has gone on a long time. How do I know this? Primarily because several tenets of the conspiracy are already in place at the very dawn of recorded history.

And what are these tenets of which I speak? First, the degradation of the female – the female has always been marginalized throughout history – second, the social formation where the person on top of the social body is the the ruler of the people rather than the servant of them – the earliest records already have kings ruling over the people – and third, state religions are already in place to control how people get in touch with their deity (or deities) – all priesthoods claimed to have been the go-between to the god(s).

It has often been said that the oldest profession was prostitution, but I think kingship and the priesthood probably go back as far, if not farther. Regardless, they are all three symptoms of the same societal problem that continues to the present, all part and parcel of the underpinnings of the great conspiracy.

Many people I have talked to over the years tell me that the conspirators are all essentially evil. That may seem logical to most people but I find it hard to believe that people – most people, anyway – could have a sane existence by doing what they knew was wrong, or evil.

I think Hitler was actually working toward something he considered good, not being evil for the sake of it. Sure, it was demented and had some very serious side-effects but he thought he was doing some good.

Just like the “smoking man” in the X-Files stories: he was doing what he thought was best for the human race. It did not look that way to the rest of us but the rationale worked for him.

So, what was this conspiracy all about?

The beginnings are so obscure as the be forgotten but some myths do come down to us from that time and they tell a whopper!

Apparently, some people visited here from outer space – yes, that crazy tale – and the alien was able to convince many people that he was god. And, yes, this guy loved to be bowed down to and worshiped!

Then one day, for whatever reason, the guy took off and claimed he would return. And with his departure came the threat of what would happen if the humans here were not still working in his best interests on his return.

So, his chief priesthood has been working to insure humans will still be subservient on the god’s return. Elsewise, the guy may just eradicate the species and start over again. Yes, the illuminati are trying to keep us from being wiped out by this crazy guy, if and when he returns.

Is the story far-fetched? You bet!

Too incredible to be believed? Absolutely!

But is there any other explanation?

I would certainly be open to discussing ideas from others.

Because the idea sounds too far-fetched even for me.

Searching for the Wains

October 23, 2012

In my historical researches for the hypothetical secret society that I call the Wains, you might wonder how I came up with the notion of their existence.

First of all, researching the grand conspiracy that led up to the present, it appears these bad guys were getting the upper hand several times in history but always seemed to be thwarted by something… or someone. Naturally – since I was writing fiction – I had to come up with a counter-society that was working against them. But who and where were these guys?

Secret societies have always been hard to ferret out because… well, they were a secret. Many times, their existence is only known by the void they leave behind. If you see some actions having passed but cannot trace the change of events back to the start, it looks like it might be evidence of secrets. If you get my drift.

Then I hypothesized, what if this was not a normally “structured” secret society? Not like the illuminati where they have meetings, secret handshakes, code-names, and what-not. What if the Wains were a more fluid organization, where only one or two people actually knew about the history and continued the “group” as it were. “Members” were people who were enlisted to aid the aims of the Wains without actually becoming card-carrying Wains. This would make it extremely difficult for anyone – i.e. the bad guys – to discover the group and destroy them.

It was an interesting idea and it would make it hard for them to be uncovered. Yes, even by researchers like me.

So, do they really exist?

Who knows for certain. All I can say for certain is that it appears someone has been working throughout history against the bad guys of the conspiracy and I cannot find anyone else taking up the task.

A little evidence would be very helpful, but I don’t see anything forthcoming. Still, some suppositions could be made about this group.

They would not be active, publicly, politically, in any formal way. Members of the group might be active in the public sphere, such as the work Dickens accomplished in attempting to improve the social conditions in England.

But I would imagine a lot of their activity could be found among the fringe elements. For example, more of a pagan religiosity rather than any organized religion. More of an ecological earth-centered structure than any high-tech fast-lane group. That sort of thing.

And why did I choose the name “wain”?

There is a constellation in the Northern night sky that many call Charlemagne’s war wagon… we call it Ursa Major, or the Big Dipper.

But the name traditionally held by the people of Europe was not Charlemagne’s war wagon, it was “Cheorl’s Wain”. It is easy to see how it could have been mistakenly thought to be talking about Charlemagne, but “cheorl” or “ceorl” was and ancient Teutonic word for the common man. And “wain” meant wagon. So, the constellation used to guide many of the early people of Europe was known as the common man’s wagon.

Somehow it became misappropriated and taken away from the common man.

Hmm, now that sounds typical, doesn’t it?

So, Who are These Wains?

October 20, 2012

I have studied history and have seen a lot of what looks like tracks of a long-standing conspiracy throughout much of it.

Most people – including most conspiracy theorists – think any conspiracy is of short duration. In other words, stemming from the Masons.

Having never been a member of any Masonic Lodge, I cannot say for certain that no part of the conspiracy stems from there but I have known many members of that club over my lifetime and they have all thought the idea was ludicrous.

And, knowing full well that even members of the upper tier of the Masons may not have been invited into the fabled dark “inner circle”, I know that there may be some of the conspirators dwelling among their ranks.

Still, the conspiracy as I have seen it so far predates the first Masonic Lodge that those fellows really are newcomers on the playing field. So, if they are part of the conspiracy, they are a new branch of the club and not the core organization.

Now, who is this core organization and how do the Wains relate to them?

The Wains – as I have called them – are fiction. I have no idea if such a group actually exists – though traces of some group like this can be found throughout history – and their actions appear to be diametrically opposed to the group that now encompasses the Illuminati and the Bilderbergers, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateralists. In common parlance they would be the “good guys” in contrast to the conspiracy’s “bad guys”.

Unless, of course, you number yourself among the friends of the Illuminati, in which case they would be the good guys and the Wains would, of course, be the baddies. It really is nothing more than a matter of perspective.

So, this secret society, by whatever name, has been battling the “dark forces of evil”, as I see it, for more centuries than we have history.

But, do I really know such a group exists?

No, not for certain. But I can only hope that someone has had our back through all this time or we are going to be in bad shape in years to come. If there is no such group and all that has been holding back the black hats is their own temerity, I think that time is just about over.

But I think they do exist, or else we do not have much of a prayer.

Connections So Remote, Tantalize

October 17, 2012

Years ago, even before I came up with the idea for the Wain Society, I had made a connection in my mind between three men in history: Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen Foster, and John Wilkes Booth.

I don’t know why my mind made the connections but for some reason, I thought they were connected.

Later, when I studied the history, there seemed to be no connections between the three and I wondered why I had thought they had some bond between them.

And though the facts seemed to indicate otherwise, my mind still held to the idea. Poe was born in 1809 and died in 1849, when Foster was 23 and Booth was only 11. Any connection between them would have been a little bit of a stretch. After a time, I simply forgot about the matter.

Years later, doing research for my novel about the secretive Wains, one person I thought who seemed to embody many of the ideals of the group was Charles Dickens. The social crusader he was, as well as the train wreck that almost killed him, and his early death at age 58, all seemed perfect for a champion of this secret society.

And it was during my research of Dickens that I found an interesting set of “coincidences”.

In 1842, he made a journey across the pond to visit America. Here he stopped shortly to see an old friend from England who had immigrated several years before: Junius Booth, the actor. Then he journeyed to Philadelphia to meet with Edgar Allan Poe, whose works were bestsellers in Europe though kept him penniless here.

Amazingly, Dickens visit had borne a connection between two of the three characters already. But how could he possibly be connected to Foster? Hm, I read on.

Dickens tour of America took him westward as well and he visited Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While in western PA, he fell ill and was given aid and comfort by a very charitable Christian family there: the Fosters.

And so Dickens visit in 1842 brought the other three together. Sure, Wilkes Booth was a mere four years old at the time and Foster had just turned sixteen, but there was a connection.

Was there something more to this trail than we know about? I don’t know but I was writing fiction and the connection was good enough for the story.

Ah, but reality beckons with such tantalizing fragments where hunches lead to such serendipitous follies.

And that’s how conspiracy theories get formed.

Wains Society… still on hold

April 21, 2012

For anyone who has ventured onto this blog, the “hold” will mean nothing, as the book it was intended to be about has still not been written. Other projects have drawn my attention away from the novel about the fabled secret society.

Meanwhile, the first and foremost event that introduced me to “Conspiracy Theory”, the Lincoln Assassination, has held my muse hostage for the past two years. It has resulted in the publication of Eighteen Pages, published last month on kindle digital editions, and the sequel, Eighteen Pages More, undergoing the final stages of editorial revision as I type this, and the soon to be completed non-fiction work on the same subject, The Plot to Kill John Wilkes Booth.

At which point, I may be able to return to the novel from which the Wains Society was birthed.

I will keep the Wain waiters updated as the process evolves.

What is the Wain Society?

October 18, 2009

Anyone interested in learning more about the Ancient and Benevolent Society of the Wains should stay tuned to this blog. I shall be letting everyone in on the very interesting history of their secrecy and their intent.

But that will be in a while. Other duties call…