a reply to: The Vagabond
Feel free to dispute anything I have said, whenever you get around to it. You call it circular logic, but by substituting words like
"premise" "hypothetical" and "theory" instead of the actual claims, you fail to actually illustrate any circular reasoning.
You want to have it it spelled out. All right, then:
Your theory is that the Illuminati use the occult — if I understand you correctly — both as a means of social control and as a code for sending
secret messages to one another in plain sight (hmm... no phones, faxes, text messaging, couriers, carrier pigeons or tin cans connected to each other
with string? And out on the street, right, where members of the Illuminati are constantly trotting by on their way to get a Big Mac for lunch? Oh, all
right, they're walking their corgis.)
The unproven first premise on which that theory rests is the assumption that the Illuminati exist (as anything but a bunch of tax clerks and
sanitation inspectors who like to dress up in robes and wave wands on Thursday nights, drinking cheap wine and plotting world domination; you know,
sort of like the Rosicrucians).
There were a few other assumptions made in your post, such as your analysis of the relative utility of Christianity and the occult as instruments of
social control, or that the wealthy elite of the world want to maintain the status quo
in the first place, but they're just part of the
décor. The master boo-boo, I'm afraid, is assuming the Illuminati exist in the first place.
The 'hypothetical elaboration' took the form of 'the Illuminati must be using the occult as I propose because of this, that or other phenomenon I
have observed', even though those phenomena could be accounted for by numerous other explanations, or may not even exist as you describe them.
And then you bring it all back to 'therefore the Illuminati exist and are doing these things,' or, as you put it,
Given the political need for a simplified and effectively packaged philosophy to unite the efforts of the elite in an integrating world, and
how well such motives would explain seemingly bizarre observed facts (such as that many of our leaders participate in organizations like Bohemian
Grove and Skull and Bones, where they surround themselves with rituals and symbolism that they will not discuss with others), i don't think paranoid
is a fair word for connecting the dots.
Well, I have to disagree with you there, I'm afraid. I
think it's paranoid.
But surely you knew all this to begin with? I thought you were just winding up our more intellectually challenged members.