They occupy an intermediate state, again, somewhere between Michael Jordan and Santa Claus. Another clue lies in the common NWO belief that a gigantic network of tunnels, secret bases, and entire cities lies beneath our own, a whole parallel world. Is their existence literally subterranean, or is it, rather, subconscious? When you go looking for them, you find them; or perhaps they come looking for you if you are in the right psychological state.
You find mysterious maps, ominous references, eerie stories from retired Department of Energy officials. But, if you approach the matter from a different mindset and a different state of being, you find nothing unexplainable. The maps have other interpretations, the former officials seem not credible. For you, there is nothing to find. You occupy a universe in which it doesn't exist.
Paradoxically, the conspiracists and the skeptics are both right.
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In most organizations I have encountered there is a conspiracy of silence that hides the organization's true goals. This secret, shadow organization is nearly coextensive with its visible constituency, meaning that we are each members of the conspiracy to enslave humanity; we are victims and perpetrators both.
At one time or another, all of us have contributed to the "reptilian agenda" of maximizing power and control over others. This agenda has a personal and a collective dimension. Personally, it is the egoic, even psychopathic behavior projected onto the secret rulers of the world. Collectively, it is the propensity of organizations, even those founded with great and sincere idealism, to succumb eventually to the service of their own survival interest.
Their stated mission becomes an afterthought, a justification for their secret purpose of self-preservation.
Certainly on a metaphorical level, the New World Order hypothesis is true. Follow it down the rabbit hole and it becomes not only true, but also real.
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The divergence of reality and truth is confusing to the objectivity-steeped mind. To further confuse matters, shadow realities can have effects on each other. It is just like a quantum experiment in which each possible state of a particle has an effect on an observable system, even though when a measurement is taken, the particle is found to occupy only one of those states.
In other words, the mere possibility of it occupying a certain state has physical effects. In a similar way, perhaps our world occupies a superposition of states, one of which is the NWO state, and we can see the interference effects of that state even without its being "real". Its reality, and that of the conventional explanation as well, is indeterminate. It is only when we begin to investigate that we collapse the wave function and enter into one or another shadow reality.
However rational and evidence-based we like to imagine ourselves to be, ultimately our beliefs are founded on faith. Few readers of David Icke actually do the footwork that would be necessary to verify his sources, and his sources' sources, many of whom, indeed, are already dead. If the NWO conspiracists are correct, then everything we have been told is wrong.
For some, this is profoundly liberating; for others it is deeply disturbing. The former are predisposed to believe; the latter to reject; this predisposition then clothes itself in facts and evidence. Thus it is that facts and evidence rarely change anyone's mind — they are symptoms and not causes of our beliefs. It is only when life-changing events alter one's predisposition that room becomes available for new beliefs. Our beliefs, and the states of being underlying them, do evolve and sometimes shift dramatically.
This happens especially when for one reason or another, one's world falls apart. Because we live in a time of mounting crisis, the world is falling apart for more and more people, and the unraveling of the old certainties will only accelerate in coming years. At such times, we occasionally face a moment of choice, in which we can decide what to believe. But, recognizing that evidence alone is insufficient to guide belief, how are we to choose?
I suggest that we choose a belief, and the corresponding psychological state accompanying it, based on how well it aligns with who we truly are and who we want to become. This doesn't mean that we should ignore evidence, for quite often anomalous events can show us that our personal mythology is cracking apart, and that we are ready to moult. It does mean that we should consider how each belief-state feels, what it implies about the world, about human beings, and about oneself.
How does it affect the answer to the question, "Who am I? How does it hurt? What emotions does it evoke? Then I invite you to do the same with the third alternative that I offer in the essay. This third alternative preserves the mythic truths of the New World Order hypothesis, truths that lie outside its interpretive framework. Here are two of them:. Rather than an evil Illuminati, could that power be money?
Some say that a global elite controls humanity via the money system, but could it be that it is rather the money system that controls the global elite? I'm sure many of you have known the feeling of being enslaved to money. The wealthy are not exempt, and indeed, possessing more of it, are even more deeply enslaved to its logic.
It is truly an "invisible hand," a force that "makes the world go 'round. Even those we might consider most culpable for the injustices and despoliation of our world act with little awareness of what they are creating. Whether they are hedge fund managers seeking to maximize a number profit , or political leaders seeking to further "American interests," the reality behind these symbols is obscure to them.
They are victims of their own propaganda, doing harm while sincerely believing to be doing good. It is easy to believe this of people in the middle and bottom of the pyramid, the ignorant and the duped. It is harder to understand how it could apply to people at the top, yet it is equally true — if not more true — of them.
They are among the most hopeless dupes of all. Money is not the only candidate for the nefarious controlling power. Various ideologies and their corresponding being-states, in particular those I call Separation and Ascent , are even more deeply responsible. They create a culture, and a self, that seeks to maximize security, predictability, and control; to measure and quantify the world; to eliminate risk and establish liability; to extend property rights and legal codes into every corner of life, and to monitor everyone and keep track of every thing.
The destination of such a program is none other than what the conspiracists fear: a totalitarian "one world government. We might say, then, that it is not those at the top of the pyramid that control the rest; it is the pyramid itself that controls all. But this pyramid, this Tower, built of the defining myths of our civilization, is evidently crumbling before our eyes.
I am not necessarily saying, "It isn't the Draconian races, it is the money system or the myth of Separation. In one reality, it is money, in another it is the ETs. New World Order conspiracists posit the existence of futuristic mind control based on alien technologies, beamed from the communication infrastructure, riding upon cell phone towers, television transmissions, and so on, or transmitted via occult symbology, subliminal messages, and neuro-linguistic programming techniques. There is truth in this, but the truth is deeper than the conspiracists realize.
Television stupifies us not only through its content, but through the ability of the medium itself to usurp the image-making capacity of the brain and create intellectual dependency. Advertising and, more subtly, the narratives of the mass media condition our thoughts and desires, so that we become afraid of freedom and nearly incapable of rebelling. But these technologies are rather clumsy and overt compared with the way that institutions of our culture, by their very logic, limit the range and manner of our thinking.
Education, science, religion, medicine, parenting, and the legal system all condition us to think in certain ways. But the most pervasive and powerful mind control technology, so ubiquitous as to be unnoticable, is undoubtedly the language itself. Can we overcome dualism, when our language is rife with it? Can we transcend separation, when our language assumes it in its very structure? By their very existence certain words limit us to thoughts that subtly serve the status quo.
For example, when I when I say that reality isn't what we think it is, by using the word "is" I reinforce the very independently-existing reality that I am trying to deny. More generally, as a system of signs, language distances us from the reality it is supposed to represent, allowing us to more easily treat the world as other. Sometimes, during meditation or mystical experience, the veil of language lifts and the richness of the unmediated world is revealed, and along with it the depth of our thralldom.
Again, even as it reaches its extreme, the system of mind control is crumbling. The devaluation of language that I discuss in The Ubiquitous Matrix of Lies has engendered a pervasive cynicism, a discounting of all speech, that renders the tools of mind control increasingly ineffective. So inured are we to a world of image and hype, that we believe little of what we are told.
Switching to the NWO lens, we might say that the Illuminati are panicking, desperately ramping up their mind control efforts to less and less effect. There are many other mythic truths, and variants of these, that could be added to the list.
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To me, they carry a resonance that transcends interpretation. Here are a few to play with: "The institutions of power are carrying us toward a secret and horrible destination. At some point, however, the story that was once enlightening becomes confining. As I have explained, conspiracy theories eventually bring most people to a kind of despair, even paralysis. When that happens, when the NWO story has run the course of its usefulness, it helps to have a new, larger story to step into.
The new story says that the abiding intuition that you have carried perhaps your whole life, and which drew you to conspiracism in the first place, is true. The world is governed by a secret power that holds us in bondage to no good end.
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But the conspirators are not others, they are we, you and I and everyone. A secret agenda of domination and control has existed in nearly everyone, and a world embodying that agenda has congealed around us, attracted to the dark, reptilian energies we have harbored. The good news is that these energies have nearly run their course, as the world of control breaks down and the campaign to conquer and dominate all other being founders on its own consequences.
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Just as Voldemort was unable to possess Harry Potter because he couldn't abide the love within him, so also is the ruling power of the world unable to abide our growing realization of our connectedness. Love, the felt experience of oneness, is spreading as the walls of separation come down. They never were sustainable. Today, even the most deluded — the power elite — are beginning to recognize that. The reign of the Illuminati is nearly over.
That it seems to be reaching unprecedented heights only bespeaks the imminence of its demise, the extreme of yang giving birth to yin. The war of good versus evil was never anything but a lie. The concept of evil is perhaps the greatest servant of evil. After you asked, the answer is yes. We embark on a journey of separation in all its forms, we reach its extreme, and we come back to Union at a higher level of complexity, enriched by our journey. To adopt one last time the vocabulary of the New World Order myth, we might say that the reptilian overlords or the Illuminati have fulfilled their purpose.
Though some might try to hold onto it a little longer, sooner or later they will accept that their time is over, and they will bow out of service. The greater truth, though, which contains but does not contradict the lesser, is that the Illuminati, the Reptilians, are you and I.
On this level too, what I have said is true. Can you not feel the obsolescence of that part of you, the part that endlessly seeks to control the world, to dominate others, to maximize egoic self-interest? Is it not increasingly evident that its efforts have created only misery? Is it not apparent that, no matter how hard you try to remedy its failure by intensifying its efforts, its ultimate failure is assured? For all of us, the time is coming for that part of ourselves to bow out, so that we can step into service, into trust, and, collectively, into the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.
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Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to primary sidebar Skip to footer This essay has been translated into Chinese. The Futility of Control Are there really ultra-intelligent, ultra-competent people on top whose plans actually work and whose technologies actually succeed in molding the world to their plans? The Dynamics of Command A staple of conspiracy theories is the idea that "President Obama is a puppet" or that, "Even David Rockefeller is taking orders from higher up.
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Author: Angela Watercutter Angela Watercutter. Author: Brian Barrett Brian Barrett. Unfortunately, some Americans go beyond simple and even justified suspicion or skepticism and proceed to the firm conviction that the government is controlled by forces aiming to wage war upon ordinary citizens. If a "New World Order" government spanning the entire globe is ever created, it won't be for a long time. Americans have great difficulty overcoming their own internal cultural, religious and political differences, and they have more experience at it than just about any group.
It is unlikely that the rest of the world will be able to do a sufficiently successful job that would allow for a single world government. At one time the evil enemy of America was easy to identify: the Soviet Union and world communism. Paranoia was a hallmark of that struggle as well, something clearly evident early on when Sen.
McCarthy held his investigative hearings to discover communists in entertainment, politics and anywhere he could think of. But once the Soviet Union abandoned communism, a new enemy had to be found.
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Then President George Bush gave a name to that enemy when he, in his State of the Union Address, outlined a vision for the future where nations work together against common enemies like Iraq. He called his vision a "New World Order" - and thus a new conspiracy was also born. Amazingly, UFOs have played a role in world government conspiracies.
Instead of extra-terrestrial visitors, they represent secret government military projects aimed at observing and eventually attacking ordinary Americans, especially militia organizations. Premillennialists anxiously awaiting the Second Coming of Jesus see all of this as neatly tying in with prophecies they think they find in the Bible, for example in the books of Daniel or Revelations. They imagine that there will be a unified, reborn Roman Empire which will fall under the control of the Antichrist the European Union has become identified as a new "Roman Empire" now - it used to be NATO.
Common to the people who go to such lengths in interpreting prophecy is a sort of eschatological hubris in which they make it clear that only they have access to the correct keys of interpretation. Others - including other Christians - are derided as being servants of evil or unwitting and ignorant dupes of forces supposedly arraigned against God.
What ultimately becomes of all these conspiracies? Not much, usually, outside of perhaps fanciful Hollywood movies and TV shows. Conspiracy believers have a strong tendency to live in their own worlds and interact only with people who either already believe or who have shown a strong tendency to believe similar stories. Occasionally, they can result in violence, as with the case of the Oklahoma bombing which killed people - the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil and the act of white-supremacist Christians who bought fully into the different conspiracies discussed in this article.
Altogether the conspiracy theories tend to exert a profound influence upon the thinking and ultimately actions of the believers. Although they themselves don't constitute huge numbers, their attitudes towards government, minorities, and organizations have a habit of filtering through the rest of society. Even today, many people who are not otherwise given to thoughts of grand conspiracies and who don't identify themselves with the religious right can harbor vague suspicions towards groups like the Freemasons. This only serves to divide people into hostile factions and that, ironically enough, reinforces the Us vs.