- In times past, people were suspicious
of their rulers. This was because, lacking a mass media, it was rumor which
conveyed information, and rumor has no respect for authority.
- In our world today, it is the media which
we rely upon for our information, and even rumors have become subservient
to the mass media. In those places of the world which lack the electronic
infrastructure with which to convey the mass media, rumors continue, and
governments seek to control the population through violent force. In nations
such as ours today, the power of the media has become such that the government
is able to control us so effectively that violent force is no longer required.
As a result of this lack of violent oppression by government, we have been
deluded into believing that we live in a democracy.
- One element of the media's focus over
the last hundred years has been to discredit any theory which can be classified
as a "conspiracy." As a result many people have come to view
conspiracy theories with suspicion, rather than viewing government with
suspicion. This is a very strange reversal of human opinion, and it is
important to note that this is a very recent development in the history
of mankind. Conspiracies have driven political direction since the beginning
of civilization, and are the rule rather than the exception. It is a testament
to the power of modern media that over the course of the last hundred years,
a carefully controlled media has been able to condition the population
into the belief that conspiracies are the last resort of those citizens
who are either paranoid or unable to explain their own failures by any
- We need, therefore, to establish the
true historical background of conspiracies, so that the reader can view
the matter from the perspective of historical fact rather than the highly
politicized modern mood. One of the most highly respected historians of
our century, Carroll Quigley, wrote of the historical developments leading
to the modern control of the media by political powers. In his book, "Tragedy
and Hope", he explains that newspapers have been under the control
of those with political agendas since 1890, and have been used for manipulating
public opinion to support foreign wars. His book also gives the history
of the formation of a secret society in 1891 which has influenced governments
and world affairs ever since. The groundwork for conspiracies is well documented,
and the reader should not be so simple minded as to think that conspiracies
are the fabrication of unstable minds, when solid historical documentation
supports their existence throughout human civilization.
- Another point to consider is this: Why
does the media in general discount conspiracy theories so consistently?
If the media is not controlled, as I say it is, then would not each editor
of each newspaper respond to each theory independently, and would this
not result in a wide variation of the treatment of such theories? But this
is not the case, and the media is very well coordinated in discounting
conspiracy theory. This can only be considered as further proof that the
media is centrally controlled.
- The greatest hindrance the average person
has in learning the truth about the world is his inability to put present
developments into historical perspective. This is to say that lack of historical
knowledge makes it hard for the average reader to step outside of the paradigms
of his era, and this in turn makes it difficult to take a truly objective
approach to studying historical fact. This is an important point simply
because the present day manifestation of those events which many now regard
as conspiracies are the outcome of secret societies which began one hundred
years ago, at precisely the time when mass media was becoming a powerful
social force. In fact, it is the author's opinion that without mass media,
the plans of these secret societies would have never become successful.