I'm less worried about someone like Aliester Crowley than someone like George Bush or the big boys of international banking and business, because
they're the ones who have the real influence.
I think people are consistently, from birth, indoctrinated in a belief system about humanity that creates sweeping apathy amongst people. I think
it's so pervasive that it's largely undetected unless it's brought to one's attention.
Everything is so compartmentalised and divided, that it's difficult for most people to see the bigger picture, and we're constantly taught to
concentrate on the minute detail, white wash and fair-ground attractions of life, that everything else can can go undetected or ignored for as long as
possible, by which time, it can be blamed on a scape-goat or predecessors.
The system does work, clearly, but it's not perfect, otherwise there wouldn't be so many members on a site like this - Look at how many different
discussion forums there on here, and they all bleed into each other at times because there clearly is a conspiracy.
I think, going back to the idea of indoctrinaton, that we're taught that humanity is a self-destructive, war like race, so we come to rationalise and
expect war and desctruction, because we're taught that that is who we are.
But every other day there's a documentary on television, or a book published explaining the details of past wars, going behind the curtain and
showing them to be financial and political games of power, not by the general population who do the dirty work of fighting and dying, but the
politicians and bankers and businessmen who control and gain from these conflicts.
I don't know why more people don't put two and two together - if they've been doing it all through history, what makes it different today?
Human beings, I think, are looking for a sort of togetherness, a oneness, maybe it's simply genetic, that we're programmed with a desire to stick
with the strongest social groups so that our genetics and species continue - this behaviour can be seen in animals, so it's fair to assume it can be
true for us also.
There is a herd mentality in human beings, it's relatively easy to control large groups of people - this skill has been honed and magnified
throughout the years, to where we have mass-media communication now that has replaced many of the older forms of smaller local or family
communications, and I the deeper someone has been born into this system, the easier I think it is to exert influence, because they've never known
Unless someone is given a reason to, there is little reason to break from the herd, or question authority, because it brings up a lot of questions
about the self - Such as:
- If they didn't invade Iraq because Saddam was a threat to us, what DID they invade for? Oil? Money?
Which leads to....
- Would they really spill all that blood, on both sides, just for oil or money?
Which leads to.......
- Do those in political power really have so little regard for human life that they'd knowingly use people like pawns or cattle?
And on it goes...... A lot of tough questions because sooner or later one will arrive at.......
- Well, if this is true, then I've been fooled. We've all been fooled, even my mom, my dad, my teachers (i.e. my tangible authority figures)?
Does one feel ashamed at being had? Feel scared, alone and powerless?
Not very nice feelings......... Much better to just look at who's winning in Football, who's #1 in the pop charts, which movie star is having an
affair, which one had a boob-job, and which politicians are giving the best manifesto blurb - the left or the right. They're easy questions to
answer, because they reinforce the belief systems and view of the world that the mass media is pumping out to us at an overwhelming rate every single
day, over and over - and for all the world's problems is generally OK, and it's the goodies vs the baddies, right vs wrong, this or that, cut or
dry. Easy questions, easy answers.
I don't think it's that difficult to influence large numbers of people, you just have to know what buttons to press. Until people start to wake up,
I'm afraid that it will just continue, I don't know what it would take for everyone to 'snap out of it' - If one uses the same mass-control
influences and techniques as THEM, aren't we just as bad? People have to come to their own conclusions - that's the conspiracy, that people don't
have the power - When a few control the many, they can't do it with brute force, because they don't have that kind of strength, but control
people's minds, influence their view of the world from cradle to grave, then you have them.
We do have the power, we're the masses - We just have to realise it. I think everyone has a potential light-bulb moment, it's just finding