No, I've not read any of his other books. I, much like you, have gone through a ton of the stuff on his site.
The thing that draws me into researching Icke is the fact that he's not the only one (maybe he's not even the first) to take a look at the
importance of bloodlines to certain elite families.
There's some excellent research on the web and in books (Like "Bloodlines of the Illuminati by Fritz Springmeier), that goes a long way to show how
certain families seem to conspire to "keep it all in the family".
When I first heard of Icke, and the whole reptilian thing, I just laughed my @$$ off for a good 2 weeks.
Then I decided I should look at what he said from another angle. Instead of thinking of the "reptoids"(or whatever) as an actual physical
manifestation, I chose to view that as a more mental/psychological manifestation brought on by more ancient parts of the human brain. Maybe he meant
that these folks were operating with a cold, reptilian-like method of conquest?
Surely I had seen many in my life and travels that acted rather "primitive" only concerned with self, would trample anyone to gain advantage. Those
people, sadly, are everywhere.
So that line of thinking allowed me to read his articles without throwing it right out of my brain.
However, now that I've gotten far enough into his stuff that I actually had to buy a book, I know that my "reptoid brain" theory is not what he
meant; rather he means they are an actual physical manifestation.
I have an open mind on the whole, so I decided not to discount him because it doesn't mesh with my views.
The things that bother me about this "reptoid" info are:
1. I believe a lot of this line of thinking of his came from a Ms. Arizona Wilder, who I believe he met and uses as a "channeling source". Being a
lifelong student of human nature (almost at the expense of being part of human nature), I realize how easily it is for so-called "channeled info" to
come from the person's mind and imagination, rather than from any external source. To know the truth of this woman's "reptoid" stuff would mean
having to know this woman's motivations, but she seems to be even more abstract than Icke himself.
2. Icke also states that he's followed up this research into various ancient cultures that all seem to have held belief systems that revolved around
"reptoid" gods that came down upon man. To me, this could be true.
However something that seems more true in a "common sense" way, is that such stories could be more so a product of early man's mythos of nature and
the wild, unexplainable forces that he thought controlled his life. Certain things, that evoke fear in us to this day, evoked fear in early man as
well. One such thing would have to be reptiles of various types.
Take for example the story of "Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden" and you find that Lucifer was in fact, portrayed as a serpent. Is this one of
Mr. Icke's "smoking guns" that proves his theory? Are other tribes that worshiped or feared "Winged Serpents" also part of this "proof" of
Regardless, I can't believe him on those merits alone. However I have done a great deal of research into the ancient elite, and I have found various
references of sects and orders that were built by the elites, as their seat of control. Some of these, such as "The Order of The Serpent" go back a
LONG time, and filter outward in what seems to be a very calculating manner.
Still, not a smoking gun of "reptoids".
Probably the only thing that makes sense to me right at first sight, is his idea of their overall "plan" or rather their modus operandi for hiding
themselves and their power and controlling covertly.
We humans are very militant and believe, via conditioning and possibly also via primal instincts, that the only way to conquer is via violence.
That is not the case. Many of the worlds most powerful and devious rulers have gathered their power peacefully, seeming to be "apostles of peace"
until a time when they decided to use their acquired power in a a more...violent manner.
A very advanced civilization could take our world over without firing a shot. Have people in places of power help them "steer" the world to whatever
goal they were after, and keep most of the population ignorant to the fact that they ever existed.
Amuk asked a great question a few post back about "Do we try to trick cattle? No, we just reach in, taser 'em and send 'em off to the packer". Not
verbatim, but you get the idea.
There's a difference between us and cattle, several actually, depending on how you want to look at it.
We are aware, and therefore if we were aware of such a plan, I mean if you grew up knowing you were a "cosmic cow", then you'd harbor some fears
and hatred that would eventually manifest itself on a large scale.
If they are really ruling use, it is likely they do so in the minority. So an organized uprising of many of us would not be in their best
Another angle is that we are all lead to the doors of deception, they can't force us in due to "free will", but they can have us grow up with heavy
amounts of societal conditioning that can ensure we don't take advantage of our "free will" and look to break free from their grasp.
That really makes sense if you take time to study people. Most people don't use "free will" (as in clear objective thought and rationalizing) on a
daily basis, and that's with mundane things. Something of this scope, which you’re taught from a small age “doesn’t exist” in various ways, would be
nearly impossible for most people to ever grasp or begin to rebel against.
This thing that we're all looking at/for, it's BIG, and when I say big, I mean really huge brother. The magnitude of this system is so large that
our normal conditioned logic would have us believe it could never exist.
But I'm fairly; no I'm extremely confident that it does.
Sorry for the long diatribe, but you asked!