History as coincidence versus history as conspiracy

I like to study history. I have been fascinated by the subject ever since I was a kid, poring over the large leather-bound World War II history books  in my father’s library. In my university days at The University of Texas,  I took a minor in it. Over time, the courses became less and less interesting as I grew weary of the dry, overly academic tone of most  texts and the focus on dates, battles, and ‘important’ figures, i.e. kings, queens, generals, and conquerors.

I began to seek out history books that dealt with the subject from the viewpoint of the victims instead of the victors. I found Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States (1995) and Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (1971). 

 

Bury_My_Heart_at_Wounded_Knee_coverAlthough reading history from the victim’s viewpoint was a refreshing change, all of the writers and professors were still approaching the subject  from the view of history as ‘accidental.’ This way of looking at and studying history is so ingrained within the academic establishment that most people are completely unaware that there is another way of looking at our past. This alternative school of thought looks at the past through the lens of conspiracy. This is called ‘the conspiratorial view of history.’ While mainstream historians view the important events in history as accidental, coincidental, or even random, the alternative school  sees conspiracies and patterns.

A conspiracy has three components: It must involve two or more people, it must use  tactics that are immoral or have coercion,  and the objective of these tactics must be illegal or immoral.

 

thumbnail.aspViewing history in this way opens up vast new areas of research and sheds light on hitherto ‘unexplainable’ events.  Researchers and writers such as Ezra Pound, Eustace Mullins, G. Edward Griffin, David Icke, Gary Allen, Jordan Maxwell, Jim Marrs, Jim Garrison and many others have worked tirelessly and radically against the grain to bring the conspiratorial  view into the conversation.  No historian who teaches from this angle is going to be offered tenure; we are not there yet. But at least many of these writers are now able to get major publishing houses to print their books, a change from 60 years ago when  Eustace Mullins had 18 publishers turn down his manuscript about the founding of the Federal Reserve System.

 

For researchers who do take the plunge into conspiracy , they can expect to be attacked often and mercilessly. The frontal assault comes from those in the academic, media, and political establishment, who  brand them with epithets such as ‘conspiracy theorist, anti-semite, holocaust denier, quack, wacko, lunatic, nutcase, buffoon’ , and many, many more. The mainstream have tried to dismiss outright the research done by these writers offhand, without ever looking at the actual evidence, using age-old tricks such as ad hominem attacks.

The rear assault comes from the public, including friends, neighbors, family, and colleagues who ask the common question: “Why do you see a conspiracy in everything?”

 

516P995FZTLThe brilliant writer G. Edward Griffin, during a lecture on the late Carroll Quigley,  had this to say on the subject of conspiracies: “Those who dismiss conspiracy have obviously never read a history book, for if they had, they would know that history is built on conspiracies. Conspiracy is the engine of history. Every major event has come to pass as a result of one, or many, conspiracies. Nor have they ever sat in a courtroom, for if they had, they would have heard the judges and lawyers discuss the ‘charges of conspiracy.’ Conspiracies are a fact of life!”

cover.225x225-75Indeed they are, and until the masses wake up to this fact, they will continue to be the victims of conspiracies, large and small. There are no coincidences in life, and certainly not in politics and global events.

 

 

 

The art of being free

Many yoga teachers are fond of saying ‘a flexible body is a flexible mind.’  Therefore, a good way to always maintain flexibility in your thinking is to take up a yoga practice. Most beginner yogis soon realize that as their bodies become more limber and supple, so too does their thinking.

Becoming flexible and adaptable in our thinking is crucial. We could also refer to this as ‘open-mindedness.’  Unfortunately, there are endless traps awaiting us as we strive to maintain this mind set and become free human beings.

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Easy ways to fall into the trap of rigidity include  adopting labels, joining groups and organizations, attaining advanced academic degrees, and attaching ourselves so tightly to a way of thinking or viewpoint that we become unable to incorporate and adapt to new and possibly conflicting information.

For example, take the theory of global warming. Visit the website or blog of any warming activist, scientist or blogger and see how many of them have recanted their position on the issue. Despite the absence of any warming over the past 17 years and the leaked memos regarding the IPCC and all the rest, they continue to plow on, oblivious to the facts at hand.

I wouldn’t buy a vacuum cleaner from this man, let alone trust his bogus research on man-made global warming. We know what he’s selling: carbon credits. Check out the size of his mansion to see how much he cares about mother earth.

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The peak oil theory is another good example. The leading theorists for this have been shouting through their bullhorns for the last 20 or so years about  plummeting rates of oil extraction and how this was going to cause civilizational collapse. Gas was supposed to be 15 dollars a gallon by now. Michael Ruppert, author of Crossing the Rubicon  (2004) and owner of the website fromthewilderness is a peak oil and collapse fear monger. Did the fact that none of his predictions turned out to be true cause him to issue any apologies or change his stance?  No.

 

James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency (2005) is another example of this trend. According to Kunstler , the end of the era of cheap energy has already begun and the resulting convulsions are going to be massive. The problem is that year after year, as new oil discoveries are made and his predictions fail to materialize,  no change in viewpoint is noted in his  writings or blog. These writers claim that the answer is simply that the government and corporations are hiding the true facts. No doubt governments and corporations lie incessantly, but to use that excuse as a cover for their own flawed research is rather disingenuous.

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I think what is happening here, and what we see in so many places on the internet and blogosphere , is that researchers and writers back themselves into a corner with their stances, and, having built up  followers and made their name promoting a viewpoint, are unable to extract themselves from their self-constructed box.

One of the most astounding examples of rigid and inflexible thinking that has occurred on a mass scale  over the past 6 years is peoples’ views of Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Hussein Obama. The man was swept into office in 2008 on such a wave of hysteria and ‘hope’ that people willingly ignored the facts about his background. In the ensuing years as he broke every single campaign promise he made, people still couldn’t bring themselves to admit that they had been duped. Thankfully, I see more and more 20-somethings, blessed with the adaptability of youth,  who are now waking up, but a surprisingly large number of boomers are still buying what this guy is selling.

 

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/rulings/promise-broken/

http://morallowground.com/2012/09/06/obamas-top-50-broken-promises/

 

1)  Hubbert’s Peak: the impending world oil shortage.  Kenneth Deffeyes

2)  Peak Oil Survival: Preparation for Life after gridcrash.  Aric McBay

3)  The Heat is On. Ross Gelbspan 1998

 

Chemtrails and subliminal programming

The  advertisement below was sent to my email inbox by my bank. Notice the subtle but obvious  inclusion of chemtrails in the sky.

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Below are two different screensavers for windows 7, the first one includes some chemtrails in with regular cumulus clouds and the second one is just an absolutely grotesque picture of a chemical filled sky. This is what ‘they’ want you getting used to, and so a good way to do that is to gaze on it every time you turn on your computer.

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The weather channel usually includes chemtrails in its home page. So do many other mainstream news sites.  Even sports sites like nfl.com have chemtrail inspired backgrounds in their home page. The conditioning runs deep.

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Travel agencies and airlines now routinely show chemtrail saturated skies in their photos of ‘beautiful vacation spots.’ There’s nothing quite like lying on a gorgeous tropical beach while staring up at a chemical filled sky blocking out the sun.

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