CRACKPOT THEORISTS AND SINISTER PLOTS
The well-known television evangelist and erstwhile politician Pat Robert-son suffers from frightful delusions. He professes to believe that former Presi-dents Jimmy Carter and George Bush are involved, along with the Masonic Lodge, in a plot to overthrow the United States Government. Pat says that after they successfully accomplish this dastardly deed, they will set up a One World Order run by the Antichrist. As an integral part of these sinister dealings, he states that the United Nations is working through the U. S. Congress to use public school literature for the purpose of brainwashing schoolchildren into worshiping the One World dictator. This will prepare the Earth for the worship of Satan that is to attend the events leading up to the final, universal battle of Armageddon. Robert-son says, further, that since 1940, all U. S. secretaries of state have been involved in this secret power movement to subject the United States to the diabolical New World Order.
Fortunately, most U. S. citizens have already shown at the polls what they think of Robertson’s sociopathic politics, and thus one might suppose that his radi-cal schemes could be summarily dismissed. But this is not possible, for even though they are a minority in American society, the lunatic fringe that Robertson represents cannot be ignored, because they do constitute a danger to be reckoned with. As long as hate groups keep on spouting their garbage into the stream of society, there will be a sullying influence on the more gullible segments of the populace. And this will corrupt politics, religion, and society in general, from the fact that libel and slander will cost the votes that rob really worthy persons from their proper places of service in government and in the churches, synagogues, schools, and civic groups that make up the framework of American culture.
It is, therefore, very necessary for the general welfare that crackpots and misanthropes be identified and the tide of public opinion turned against them by a process of education and enlightenment. Accordingly, an outline of the inferior ideologies of several true-blue all-American hate groups is provided below:
The John Birch Society, supporters of Senator Joseph McCarthy (now deceased) and Colonel Oliver North, etc. believe that communism has infiltrated the United States government, liberal churches, and the Wall Street financial establishment. Ralph Epperson, author of The New World Order (1990) says: “The Communist Party is actively supporting the changes to the new world order. The basic tenets of Christianity, which were the base for the ‘old world order,’ will have to be eliminated. If the slower, methodical techniques of change do not function, vio-lence will be introduced and controlled by the planners.” No doubt with the gen-eral demise of the global communist threat, the ire of many hate-groups will have to be refocused on other objects of execration.
The Ku Klux Klan, the Nazi Party, and right-wingers are all sorry that the Jews have not been purged from the earth by such methods as the Crusades, the Inquisi-tion, and the Holocaust. Anti-semitic polemicists forge spurious documents such as the Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion, which reveal sinister plots by the Jews to seize control of world power. (It is interesting to note that in the original form of the Protocols, which was written by Eugene Sue in Paris in the 1840s, it was the Jesuits, not the Jews, who were the evil plotters.) Hitler’s Mein Kampf attributed the economic and social ills of his nation to powerful Jewish influence, and his hate propaganda became the basis of the doctrine of Aryan racial supremacy. Myron Fagan, founder of the Cinema Educational Guild, which exposed “commu-nists” in the film industry during the McCarthy era, makes elaborate claims that “...the Illuminati* and Nathan Rothschild at the turn of the 19th century...first maneuvered all of Europe into the Napoleonic Wars, then arranged the Congress in Vienna, which they, and particularly Rothschild, planned to transform into a League of Nations, which was to have been the housing for their one-world gov-ernment. Anyway, that was the format the House of Rothschild and Jacob Schiff decided to employ, to achieve their objective, in 1914.” Fagan says further that, “in 1909, Schiff, the Lehmans, and other conspirators organized and set up the National Association for the Advancement of the Colored People, known as the NAACP. The president’s directors and legal counsels of the NAACP were always white men, Jews appointed by Schiff. Then, in 1913, the Schiff group organized the Anti-Defamation League of the B’nai B’rith, commonly known as ADL, to serve as the Gestapo and hatchet-man outfit for the entire great conspiracy. To-day, this sinister ADL maintains agencies in all parts of the country, and they advise and completely control every action of the NAACP, CORE, of the Urban League, of all other Negro civil rights organizations throughout the nation, inclu-ding such leaders as Martin Luther King, Stokely Carmichael and Bayard Rustin. In addition, the ADL acquired absolute control of the advertising budgets of many department stores, hotel chains, and TV and radio industrialist sponsors, also ad-vertising agencies, in order to control practically all the mass communications media and force every loyal newspaper to slant and falsify the news and to further incite and, at the same time, create sympathy for the lawlessness and violence of the Negro mobs. Here is documentary proof of the beginning of their deliberate plot to foment Negroes into all their lawlessness.”
THE DIABOLICAL PAPACY:
Since the time of Martin Luther’s identification of the Pope as the Antichrist, various anti-Catholic elements have resisted the influence and expansion of the Roman Church. In the Catholic-versus-Protestant war that has divided Christen-dom over the centuries, there has been much harm done to mankind in the name of religion. The concentration of power in one man, the Pope, and the undeniable usurpation of that office for evil purposes in the past, provides ample fuel for the
*Illuminati: a short-lived movement of republican freethought founded in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, a Jewish-Catholic priest and professor of canon law at Ingolstadt. The group became aligned with Free-masonry and was outlawed in 1785, along with the Masons, by the Bavarian government.
fires of intense rivalries and outright violence. Hopefully, as with the declining influence of monarchy throughout the world, the powers of the papacy are now being modified and controlled so as to constitute less of a threat to non-Catholic freedoms.
Most Fundamentalist Christians condemn the ecumenical movement and oppose any general unification of denominations, because they fear that a global super-church will immediately fall under the control of the Antichrist. Myron Fagan says that “in 1908, the Methodist foundation of Social Service which, incidentally, was America’s first Communist-front organization, changed its name to the Fed-eral Council of Churches. By 1950, the Federal Council of Churches was becom-ing very suspect so, in 1950, they changed the name to the National Council of Churches. Do I have to tell you more about how this National Council of Chur-ches is deliberately destroying faith in Chistianity? I don’t think so, but this I will tell you. If you are a member of any organization whose pastor and church are members of this Judas organization, you, your contributions are helping the Il-luminati’s plot to destroy religion and your faith in God and Jesus Christ.”
Several radical political analysts argue for the existence of a “shadow govern-ment” which rules behind the scenes and controls politicians from the Presidency on down through the lowest echelons. Typical of the diatribes against these hypo-thetical forces of awesome power are those of Myron Fagan: “...the day that Roos-evelt entered the White House, the CFR conspirators regained full control of our foreign relations machinery and firmly established the United Nations as the hous-ing of the Illuminati one-world government...Those who today comprise the con-spiracy, the CFR and the Trilateral Commission in the United States, direct our government whom they hold in usury through such methods as the Federal Re-serve System to fight wars such as Vietnam, created by the United Nations, so as to further Pike’s* Illuminati plans to bring the world to that stage of the conspiracy when atheistic communism and the whole of Christianity can be forced into an all out Third World War within each remaining nation as well as on an international scale...All of the stock of the Federal Reserve Banks is owned by the members’ banks, and the heads of the member banks are all members of the hierarchy of the great Illuminati conspiracy known today as the CFR...Actually, Benedict Arnold was a petty traitor compared to our present traitors in Washington.” Gullible dupes of this right-wing demagoguery made up the Moral Majority movement and were of sufficient numbers to control the United States government during the Reagan era.
The Rockefellers, the Rothschilds, the Kennedys, other prominent families, ivy league college graduates, and members of the Federal Reserve Board are believed by conspiracy theorists to be diligently plotting the takeover of global finance. The organizations they have established - the Trilateral Commission, the Council
*Albert Pike, Confederate general from Arkansas and a founder of Scottish Rite Masonry.
on Foreign Relations, and the Bilderberg Conference - are all believed to be de-vices to facilitate the collapse of the world’s economy. Having seized all power by means of their wealth, a coalition of prominent families will enslave the rest of
mankind and amass the entire wealth of the world into their own coffers. Myron Fagan denounces “all of the international bankers in America, all of them mem-bers of the hierarchy of the Illuminati’s great conspiracy.”
UNITED NATIONS GLOBALISM:
Myron Fagan states that, “the United Nations is the crux of a great conspiracy to destroy the sovereignty of the United States and to enslave the American people within a UN one-world dictatorship.” Like him, many other crackpots believe that “big brother” government is the fate of mankind if the United Nations achieves its goal of world-wide domination. Then the people of earth will be controlled by Gestapo-like police using electronic surveillance devices and clandestine spy tac-tics. Big nations will bow to the will of small, backward areas of the world, and the resulting loss of national sovereignty will bring about the decline of America and the loss of all her status and wealth. Fagan says, “the liberal Rockefeller do-nated the land for the United Nations Building. The United Nations Charter was written by Alger Hiss, Pasvulsky, Dalton Trumbull, and other CFR stooges. A phony, so-called UN conference was set up in San Francisco in 1945. All the so-called representatives of 50 odd nations gathered there, promptly signed the Char-ter, and a despicable traitor, Alger Hiss, flew to Washington with it...We can’t understand why the expenditure of hundreds of billions of dollars has failed to slow down, let alone stop, the march of Com-UN-ism...Do you know that most of the UN Charter was copied intact, word for word, from the Marx Manifesto and Russia’s so-called constitution?...Do you know that the UN openly proclaims that its chief objective is one-world government, which means one-world laws, one-world court, one-world Army, one-world Navy, one-world Air Force, one-world schools, and a one-world church in which Christianity would be prohibited?”
According to conspiracy theorists, such prominent persons as the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, President Kennedy, his brother Robert, Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe were killed by sinister, secret organizations for various reasons. The list of perpetrators includes: the communist conspiracy, Madison Avenue, the Penta-gon, the Mafia, the CIA, space aliens, etc.
The Catholic Church, the Anti-Masonic Party, the Mormons, the Fundamentalist faction in the Southern Baptist Convention, and most conspiracy theorists see the Masons as a secret brotherhood practicing unmentionable rites and plotting to take over the world. (In medieval times the Knights Templars were stamped out for these same reasons.) The symbol of the all-seeing eye on the back of a dollar bill is said to be a sign that Masonry controls the United States government.
The Merovingian dynasty of kings ruled France and western Germany from the fifth to the eighth century. The last king of that line, Childeric III, was deposed in 751 A.D., but conspiracy theorists claim that the royal bloodline still runs in the veins of descendants of the prominent familes of the Habsburgs and the Stuart kings of England. Furthermore, they claim that the line goes back to a son born to Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene and smuggled into Gaul by his mother after the Crucifixion. The theory states that many famous people down through history have been in on a plot to restore the Merovingians to their old royal glory.
The idea that former slaves must be kept in their place is based on racist claims of white supremacy. Blacks are deemed inferior human beings, unable to contribute to the advancement of mankind and, in fact, more likely to exert a corrupting influ-ence on society. Some of this theory has had the effect of being a self-fulfilling prophecy, since keeping people down does adversely affect their moral, mental, and spiritual advancement.
WHITE DEVIL RACISM:
Black Panthers, Black Muslims, and African revolutionaries all assume that the plight of their people is entirely attributable to the evil nature of Caucasians. Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, says: “The epidemic of drugs and violence in the black community stems from a calculated attempt by whites to foster black self-destruction.” Black movie director Spike Lee says: “It is no mis-take that a majority of the drugs in this country is being deposited in black and Hispanic and lower-income neighborhoods across the country.”
Witches and Satan worshipers have formed a minor part of society down through history. Those who fear black magic as a real threat and see demons behind every bush imagine that whatever calamities occur in the world are the result of the de-liberate activities of malevolent persons holding great supernatural powers. Ac-cording to these theorists, Proctor & Gamble is run by Satanists. They claim that the company’s logo spells out the ominous number “666,” if the stars are con-nected with curving lines, or, alternately, if the moon’s beard is examined while looking into a mirror.
For three centuries, starting with the late 1400s, the church and state attacked what they believed to be a widespread diabolical organization of councils, covens, and orgies of practicing witches. Many thousands of people were subjected to torture, and after they confessed to nefarious acts, were hanged, drowned, or burned alive. Much evil was perpetrated against people who were the misfits of society: either odd or peculiar or simply curious about recondite subjects. Near the close of this period John Wesley stated that “to suffer a witch to live is to surrender belief in the Bible’s infallibility.” Eventually this witch craze abated as belief in magic and sorcery faded among educated people.
THE POWERFUL POISONERS:
The fluoridation of public drinking water is seen by a few crackpots as a plot to poison the populace. The disease of AIDS has been called a “designer disease” created in top-secret laboratories by government scientists for eugenic purposes and for the genocide of homosexuals, drug-users, blacks, and the underprivileged. Advocates of birth control are branded as enemies of those ethnic groups that have a high fertility rate.
GHOST WRITER FOR SHAKESPEARE:
In 1888 Ignatius Donnelly announced that he had deciphered a hidden code in Shakespeare’s plays that revealed the real author to be Francis Bacon, Lord Chan-cellor of England. Many people, including Mark Twain, have accepted this rather novel theory.
Conquest by aliens from outer space or from some other time dimension is a reali-ty for many people who take their science fiction too seriously. According to these theorists, UFOs have manipulated the human race throughout history. Space aliens consider mankind as their property. At one point in time they introduced the Black Plague so as to “cut back their herd.” Other more benevolent aliens built the pyramids and other colossal monuments, and they also acted as deities to form the world’s religions. Wesley Swift, a radical racist “prophet” who died in 1970, had another theory about UFOs. He said they were the Holy Administrative Spir-its of God, hovering over the earth and waiting for God’s signal to snatch away the wicked, “the tares out of the wheat,” before the Second Coming of Christ.
St. Augustine defined the first Conspiracy Theory as the Bible’s story of the fall of Adam. By Augustine’s belief, God predestined the sin of man and, in fact, set it up by means of a tempting tree, a talking snake, and a gullible woman. (This made God, the Devil, and Eve co-conspirators against poor Adam.) It was a test of Adam’s fortitude and faithfulness that he was fore-doomed to fail. Supposedly the whole purpose of this elaborate scheme was to give occasion for God to display His magnanimity in providing a merciful and gracious program for humanity’s salvation.
REAL CONSPIRACIES IN HISTORY
1100 Rameses III almost assassinated by the women of his harem
44 Julius Cæsar assassinated by Brutus and his fellow conspirators
30 Jesus Christ arrested and executed by conspirators
1688 William of Orange brought to the throne of England by seven plotters
1773 In the Boston Tea Party, a raid on three British ships by colonists disguised as Indians helped to precipitate the Revolutionary War
1865 Lincon assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, who was in league with several co-conspirators
1944 German officers plotted to kill Adolf Hitler