I want to tell you a story; This story will take its setting from one that you know well, reader, because it happens to be the same setting where you
live on a day-to-day basis. This story is brimming full of intrigue, betrayal, greed & (mass) murder on an unprecedented scale. Unfortunately,
there's very little romance involved in this story because I couldn't figure out how romance could even be remotely integrated into the plot; At
least, not without that romance being performed under false pretenses or with ulterior motives. Be that as it may, I hope that this story causes you
to think...really think
...about the world we live in.
This story may, by necessity, contain a lot of speculation due to lack of specific evidence, but the clues are all around you if you have the courage
to look for them; After all, that's what research is all about, isn't it? This story is nothing more than one person's attempt to accumulate
research on the entirety of human history into a (very) short synopsis. If you have access to a library, use it; If you have access to the internet
(which, if you're reading this, you probably do), use that also. If your internet time is limited, don't waste your time reading this online; Copy
the whole text & paste it into any word processor program available on your computer & save it on a floppy disk or print it on paper to read later.
Don't let yourself use the pitiful excuse of not having enough time; If you've been interested enough to read this far, then you already have the
time. It only remains to be seen if you have the curiosity it takes to make
the time for conducting further research.
As the Great Bard (William Shakespeare) has said, "All the World is but a stage & we are all merely actors upon it, playing our parts" (This quote
is paraphrased). You may find that any part of this story could involve you, as the reader, to recognize your part in this story. You may even
recognize of some of your ancestors that have played their parts throughout the history of this story. I think my part happens to be skulking around
backstage, looking to find the scattered pages of the script, checking & rechecking that script for consistency & continuity, looking at the props &
scenery, forever hoping that once the script has run its course the ending turns out to be a happy ending, even though the flow of history doesn't
point that way. All I'm doing here, dear reader, is telling you what I've learned while skulking around backstage; In a way, my writing this is
akin to coming out upon the stage in front of the audience to play a "bit role" that could impart some vital information to the plot of the
story...A narrator, if you will.
Take some time to play the role of a detective, using history to find your clues & a healthy bit of deduction to figure out what those clues mean.
Research not only the historical events themselves, but also research the people
who performed their parts in history, the
social/political/religious/economic environment & time period they lived as well as their motivations (which can be gleaned from other documentation
that they've written during their lifetimes) that initiated their actions. Don't rely merely upon your memory of the history you've learned in
school; After all, there are a number of people (who you don't know & have no concern for you as a human being) that have the power to specify
what & how much you're taught
. Memorizing names, places, dates & events is pretty much all of the history that many schools are allowed teach a
child. Even the amount of real truth contained in that "official" history is circumspect.
At times, you will need to rely on speculation, supposition & "hunches" to fill in some of the blanks because there is no one
existence who can find all
of the clues alone. Instead, use your hunches & ask yourself difficult questions that may point you in the
direction of more clues. Use logical deduction on current events & compare the results to similar events in history. Modify your thoughts with what
you learn about human nature & motivational factors during your research; Learn to think "outside the box" that you've been herded into during your
whole life. The broader & deeper your self-education gets, the more of the "big picture" you'll be able to see or extrapolate.
Everything I mention here, reader, is an attempt to motivate you to have the curiosity to research the answers yourself; Due to limits on time, I
can't provide you with specific references (except in a very few isolated cases). All I can provide is some kind of direction for your own research;
I can show you the path & describe it's twists & turns, but you must choose to walk it or not.
Here, I am only providing the outlines of the script because the script itself is scattered & widely spread about; You must find the individual pages
of the script & study it well if you wish to know the entire
script itself. This material will be primarily focused on the United States of
America for it's (arguably) the most potent National Power active in the modern world; However, I must also provide some world history because the
United States of America did not originate all that long ago and the histories of other nations had (& still have!) great influence on those origins &
its continued existence. It's up to you, reader, to discover enough pieces of the puzzle to be able to discern the overall image of the picture our
To give you some bit of background on myself, as the author, consider that what you've read in the supermarket tabloids (at least, the
non-sensationalist articles) to be merely a scratch on the surface of what this author is trying to convey to you. I'm something of a conspiracy
theorist with a healthy (or is it unhealthy?) dose of conspiracy history mixed in with a generous batch of mostly "mainstream" history &
self-researched history. Think of the story of Future Shock
as being a practical use of the old folk homily, "Those who do not learn from
the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat those mistakes". As true as this old saying is, this means that human history & society follows
"cycles". As I've already pointed out, I'm continuously checking & rechecking the script for consistency & continuity; To do so, your research in
history (and the causes & motivations
of the players of the events in history) will be mandatory. Then you will be able to see what the future
is likely to hold when you already know what came before in the Great Cycle of History.
Reading & contemplating the motivations of past events is only the start; You must be able to put the scattered clues together & learn the motivations
that initiated those events.
Chapter One is provided to give you a historical background of those parts of the script that have already been played out upon the "world stage".
The context is a general, loose description based upon what you've probably known (or guessed or feared
) all along. As current events will be
covered in Chapter Five, this chapter will end (in general) with the advent of the Modern Age & up to the current US Presidential Administration (as
of this writing in the year 2003 AD).
Chapters Two through Four outline the three major factions of power that have played a part in the history of this story. I provide an examination of
the motivations of the actors in the script, the events they performed & the results of those actions throughout the times following after.
Chapter Five outlines current events, the actors who are currently "on stage", the actions they are performing & the results of their actions on
Chapter Six is pure speculation upon those parts of the script that have not yet been played upon the world stage, but includes how past & current
events flow with their own momentum to reach the next era on the Great Cycle; This is the meat of Future Shock
. There must be a certain factor
of speculation involved here, but that very same speculation is based upon a solid ground of knowledge of similar events in history that have shown a
tendency for consistent patterns of repetition. The direction & impact that these events will have upon the future have already been seen in the
past; After all, history does
have a disturbing tendency to repeat itself. The only thing that really changes between history & modern times
is the scale, scope, the number of people affected by more "current" events & the specific techniques used to achieve the same results found within
Chapter Seven relates some of the actions we can take to prevent the possible darkness of our probable future, correct the problems of modern times &
restore a balance that humanity has not known for more than 10,000 years.
You too are merely an actor on the world stage; Try not to be too afraid that you're going to blow your lines while you're on the stage, reader.
After the historical parts have been related, this story becomes only (ad-libbed) speculative fiction...Doesn't it?
Chapter One-General History
Chapter One should get you to think back to the ancient times...Even before
humankind stepped out on the world stage, back to the beginning of
life. As near as we can know it, life learned a very important technique for survival; Cooperation. Even the simplest, most basic single-celled life
forms found out that, by joining together & cooperating amongst themselves, they were more likely to survive & reproduce. After enough cooperation
through time they found that some cells in the group could diversify & specialize; Some cells would specialize to provide sight, others specialized
for digestion of food, others specialized into a network of neural tissue to aid in mobility, etc. This is what paved the way for the higher life
forms to develop. Thus, the Epochs of archeological history have been researched & recorded. Then Humanity finally took its place on the stage.
Whether you believe in Evolution or Creation (even though there is no real contradiction between the two), the results of researched history come out
to have the same result. What is meant by "no contradiction" is simply this: The original
Judeo-Christian Scriptures state that human beings
"came from the earth". Later "versions" (changes
!) made to the scriptures themselves point towards a belief that God literally formed us
from a handful of dirt. The original writings actually indicate that, even though God sparked the process of human evolution, we still "came from
the earth" & our evolutionary process was begun & guided by God but His "tool" to do so was the evolution of developing life. Either way you look
at the appearance of human beings, the results of our actions throughout history were still the same. Early humans learned that, by cooperating with
each other & developing ways to change their environment to suit their needs, humanity came to dominance on the world-stage.
Think back, reader, to a mere ten or fifteen thousand years ago when human life was simple & illiteracy was the rule instead of being the exception; I
speak of the times before the invention of writing. It has always been known (at least by the select few "elite" among the population) that
knowledge is power...Specifically, this meant power for those who controlled access
to that information. In this case, the "elite" that I
refer to are those in positions of power & influence; The Political Aristocracy who have direct control over the common population by force of law &
arms, the highly successful Merchant Class with wide-ranging influence on the economy & those with policy-making powers in the Religious Hierarchy.
Quite early in human history, the elite learned the value of cooperation, at least, a limited
form of cooperation, among themselves. Another
lesson the elite learned is the concept of "divide & conquer"; By keeping the masses of "commoners" fighting amongst themselves, the elite were
more likely to benefit from their limited cooperation with each other. Put simply, the elite prevented the common people from cooperating while the
elite themselves practiced cooperation amongst each other. With such an attitude towards the commoners, is it any wonder that a related attitude took
hold?...The attitude that the lives & deaths of the commoners were worth less
to the elite classes than their own agendas to gain more power,
wealth & control?
Even after the invention of writing, just a few millennia ago, there were quite a few in these elite classes who were illiterate but it was a very
small percentage, when compared to the populations of the average serfs. It used to be a common belief among the serfs that "book learning" was a
waste of time & a useless activity for people who practiced physical labor for a living; It's quite likely that the "elite" actively created &
this belief...After all, what need does one have to read when the only job of the "servants" are to farm the land, tend the livestock
and blindly kill their neighbors when the elite issues marching orders for war?
Since the days before permanent towns & villages were erected by the hands of men, people had to hunt & gather food to survive, which in time gave way
to agriculture & animal domestication; Even though the wolf had been domesticated into the dog for centuries longer, I'm referring here to the
domestication of herding animals for the purpose of providing food.
Wasn't the rule by the "enlightened elite" much better for the people than that "primitive" hunter/gatherer lifestyle so long ago? See how the
lives of the people have "improved" under the rule of the elite? Take a look at all of the revolutions throughout history & all of the reasons the
serfs had for revolution to answer that question.
Look at the French Revolution that overthrew the Political Aristocracy, the Russian Revolution for the same reason, the American Civil War, in which
the southern States fought for the self-determination to keep slaves & maintain an agricultural economic base instead of switching to an industrial
economy as the northern States did (A war of economics as much as anything else). Look also at the Industrial Revolution in which the major weapons
were the industrial machines that maimed & killed the common people who operated them until laws (& organizations like OSHA) were made to protect
them. Look at the various Jihads & Holy crusades in which people who professed faith in a "kind & loving God" committed mass murder & widespread
oppression on their neighbors. Look at the Inquisitions that tortured & killed many thousands in the name of that same God. Look again at the
widespread use of subtle, covert oppression, "hostile takeovers", "price wars", "undercutting" the rivals & selective murder that various
Merchant Guilds have committed in order to gain trade monopolies & eliminate rival Guilds. These are only the barest few
reader, of the myriad ways that people sought to break away from being controlled under the rule of the "enlightened elite". Each of these
examples and countless more like them have been indications on how well that the "common masses" really liked & benefitted under the rule of the
elite classes. This is because the elite have ruled for only their own benefit instead of for the benefit of all humanity. In short, they've sought
rulership & suppressed information (suppressed the truth
!) out of personal greed rather than to serve a duty to the human race. Granted,
leaders...But people need leaders who have the benefit of all in mind instead of personal greed & lust for power.
All of this death & destruction throughout history was wrought for the possession of information & the control of those who would or would not be
allowed access to it. It was instigated by the elite, but was performed
by the commoners who wanted & needed the right information to make
important decisions & perform important actions...But the people have always been fed on a diet of minimal information, mis
outright lies by the elite who controlled that information. So the people would make only the decisions & perform only the actions that the elite
the people to make; The people were led into the decisions & actions that ultimately benefitted only the elite classes
themselves. In a word, manipulated
Information used to be scarce due to the restrictive limits on time & manpower to copy information for wider distribution; Books were extremely rare.
Only the elite & the professional scholars (who worked for the elite) knew how to read & write. The information contained in those books & documents
was entirely owned by the Political Aristocracy because they had to know
certain information in order to rule & make laws effective for their
own benefit, owned by the Religious Hierarchy because they held the Ancient Wisdom of Spirituality & Divinity in order to keep a leash on the
"faithful" & owned by the Merchant Class because they had to keep records of their wealth, transactions, business contracts & general political
climates in order to increase their own influence over the spending habits of the masses. Only these classes & those people who swore into their
service could access their information & even then, only while in service to the elite.
Proclamations written by the Political Aristocracy needed to be distributed by literate people who would run through the towns & villages, reading
aloud to the people what it was that the "Lord & Master" wanted them to know; In modern times, the mass media fills that purpose. The Religious
Hierarchy "taught the enlightenment" of the Divinity to their congregations even though their "divine wisdom" was written entirely by the hands of
men. The Merchant Class merely held their information from everybody not of their class, unless revealing such information in select places & to
select people would increase their profit margins. In short, the Lord & Master of Information (of whichever class of elite) had complete control over
what information the people would learn; In that way, they could keep control over their "subjects" by never letting them know that life could be
any different (or any better) somewhere else or in some other way; Thus was born a "status quo" that insinuated itself into society to the point of
being unquestioned by the very people who were manipulated into it. By instituting systems of taxation, tithing or ever-increasing prices on goods &
services, they could drain wealth from the people & create (information-deficient but physically efficient) armies that could put down rebellions
among the population...Rebellions begun, most likely, by some wiseguy "commoner" that figured out that life could
be better & told everyone
else who was willing to listen to him; Either that, or it was an "elite" pretending to be (or seeking his way to rise above being) a commoner in
order to manipulate the people into giving him more power. Hitler was a good example of the latter.
After the advent of science & invention (ie: the Renaissance Age), the masses actually had access to information, but the proportion of literacy
amongst the "common class" was still dismally low for generations. New publications of newspapers, magazines, books & such other documentation
became much easier & cheaper to print & distribute, however the rate of literacy rose slowly. The elite sought to control
the spread of
information, just as they have always done; Control of which authors would get published, book burnings, defaming the character of "subversive"
authors & limiting access to schooling to learn
reading had much influence on the people as to what they would & would not be allowed to read.
Even the newly-instituted school systems fell under the control of the elite, by use of money & influence over what would be (& more importantly, what
The armies that were created by the elite were not relegated to only
putting down rebellions, primarily because the mere presence
army kept the likelihood of a rebellion minimal at most times. Mostly the Lord & Master of Information would send out his armies (crusaders/security
forces/whatever) to conquer his neighboring "Lords & Masters of Information", usually for the amount of wealth he could gain if he should succeed.
Once firmly entrenched within his neighbors' conquered lands & subjugated people ("acquired business resources"/"the religiously
converted"/whatever), the Lord & Master who won the conflict could see what information that the defunct Lord & Master had in his possession; Then he
would alter it to suit his own purposes & rewrite that information to justify his acts of war, mass murder & oppression.
As a related note, reader, have you ever researched the actions that Hitler took to rise to power prior in pre-WWII Germany? You may take a close
look at the current Presidential Administration in the United States & notice a nearly step-by-step repeat
of that history. This is no mere
coincidence, reader; After all, it's only well-known, documented history
that the United States & Soviet Union governments "absorbed" many
of the highest levels of Nazi Hierarchy once the war was over. They never "retired", they were merely working for "new bosses"!
Remember that, in ancient times, the winner of a war could do pretty much whatever he wanted to do with the lands & people of the loser; Such wars
were the birth of large-scale practices of slavery. You must realize, reader, that the majority of countries in existence in ancient times practiced
wide-spread slavery...Even the Classical Greek Democracy & the early generations of the USA "Democracy" has been usually described as "rule by the
people". However, "demos", the root-word of democracy, means (in Greek) "citizen body"; Therefore, if any given class of people aren't
"officially" recognized as citizens (ie: immigrants, slaves, etc), then they're not allowed to participate in the government structure. There's
another bit of "suppressed information" that only the elite (or a historical scholar) would be likely to know; This is not
learned in the mainstream school system, reader! As I've mentioned earlier, you must
continue your education on your own & not rely entirely
on "mainstream" education!
As another side note, reader, the newly-instituted Patriot Act & the subsequent Acts that follow it are merely a means of the US Government to allow
stripping the citizen
of all Rights of Citizenship, therefore creating a slave that may be imprisoned & tortured without Rights, all under a
broadly-defined label of "terrorist" that can include anyone they wish
? Also, the TIPS program encourages The People to spy
other...Just like Hitler did during WWII Germany! These are merely two examples of how the Nazi Hierarchy "absorbed" by the US Government have been
working for their "new bosses".
Reader, have you ever heard of the homily that, "History has always been written by he who wins the war"? This goes hand-in-glove with what the
winner of a war could do to the loser. After all, history is only another form of information that can be controlled. After a war, the Political
Aristocracy would burn (or ban) some history/law books & rewrite other history/law books to justify their "righteousness" for instigating war in the
first place & create new laws to favor themselves (Have you noticed the correlation between Hitler's book-burnings with the US Government's demand
for public libraries to report what books that citizens check out?); The Religious Hierarchy would also burn books that disagreed with their
"scriptures" (The destruction of the Library of Alexandria during the rule of the Ptolemaic Dynasty under Cleopatra II stands out in history as an
example); Those scriptures that were allowed to continue existing were also "translated, edited, reinterpreted & rewritten" time & time again,
adding new controls & restrictions to the "faithful" masses of followers as well as censor or oppress (and even murder
) any "heathen
unbelievers" that disagreed with them or sought to retain their freedom from control; The Merchant Class held their information close to themselves
as they have always done, letting only those who belonged to their class have limited access. Another modern-day example is by looking at the flurry
of paper-shredding & spread of lies that always seems to accompany an investigation following the discovery of unethical/immoral behavior by the
The Merchant Class also used their wealth to pedal influence with the Political Aristocracy & make changes in trade laws (and also other semi-related
-related laws) to benefit their business and, of course, higher profit margins. All the while that the Merchant Class used their
influence on the Political Aristocracy (Currently, Microsoft is working with the US Government to write the software for storing all known historical
information...This will effectively give Bill Gates control of our history
for whatever "editing" he may desire, not to mention that
Microsoft virtually invented
the concept of widespread use of spyware in their programs!), the Religious Hierarchy adds the influence of
"divine right" to the rule of the Political Aristocracy in exchange for more secular authority over the people (The initial writing of the King
James Version of the Bible was written with the bias of justifying the "divine rule by royalty")At the same time, the Political Aristocracy uses
its ability to "make laws" to limit the other elite classes & increase its own power & control. Can you see how the elite classes used limited
cooperation between themselves now, dear reader, while at the same time keeps The People ignorant & controlled?
All three classes of elite would use wealth and/or influence of one kind or another to create laws/regulations/social reformations/etc that would
limit the amount of information that could be printed & distributed; The elite would either call the information "State Secrets", "Privileged
Information", classify the information on a "Need To Know" basis (But don't the masses of people who actually perform the major events in history
a "need to know" of what they're really doing & why they're doing it?) or even deny the existence
of the information altogether
in order to continue to control access to their information. By whatever method or use of "semantics" in the language, they still maintained
control of information; As a result, they maintained control over the masses of "commoners".
As you can see, history shows that the various classes of elite have learned the lesson of "limited cooperation" well.
However, Life itself has learned long ago that full
cooperation is necessary for survival, but the elite have only practiced limited
cooperation between themselves while negating attempts at cooperation amongst the masses; This seems like a good indication that the human race is not
likely to continue surviving unless we begin practicing full
cooperation on a worldwide basis!
People, the masses of the uneducated, were continually manipulated by politics, religion & economics to commit such atrocities on each other all
throughout history, all the while the elite would sit back (mostly) safe from the violence & strife while gaining more control over the people in the
process. Even if one or more of the elite fell (from assassination, scandal, whatever other reasons), there have always been other elite, affiliated
with the current ruling consortiums of elite, ready to jump into the spot so recently vacated; Note the scandals associated with the current
President's rise to Office (only about a decade after his father was in Office!) even though he had shown no real ability
to lead during his
life; Consider not only the voting controversy in the year 2000 that hit public awareness, but the current President had actively "covered up" his
own personal history of bankrupting two companies & nearly bankrupting the state where he was Governor (As well as being a drug/alcohol abuser in
college & repeatedly AWOL from his military duties until being appointed into Office).
It continues even today, reader, as a look at any news publication or the television can show you. This is the Power of Information
instigated by those who control access to the information & keep it out of the hands of the very same people whom they manipulate. The elite have
always used their greed & lust for power as their motivation to use wealth & influence as well as lies mixed with just enough truth to create
in the "unknowing masses" & to increase blind obedience from the public. With information at their disposal & the ability to control
that information, the elite had decided the fates of billions
of people over the millennium of human history...And it still continues this very
Manipulation & Social Engineering are terms that shall become most familiar to you, reader. Throughout history, the people of certain times & places
have seen the depths of the Manipulation & Social Engineering that have been used on the common people & these times & places have suffered violent
revolutions to overthrow the elite classes...But then who
usually stepped into the power-vacuum left by those now-missing elite? Usually,
other families & names of exceptionally clever ("Clever" doesn't imply real intelligence
, but at least a "shrewdness") individuals in the
elite classes who would bide their time & subtly release some information to the masses in order to cause
the seeds of revolution! History
shows that those elite who hold some
power & influence always wish to gain more; Absolute power corrupts absolutely, but petty amounts of power
corrupt completely out of proportion to the amount of real power actually possessed.
When combined with the attitude (mentioned earlier) that commoners are a "penny-a-thousand" (An exaggerated version of "dime-a-dozen") & only
have worth as stepping stones on the way to the top, is it any wonder that the elite only get replaced by more elite? Is it any wonder that those few
people who can handle the true responsibility
of power for benefitting the masses of humanity rarely (if ever) get admitted to the ranks of the
elite (unless the elite themselves made a mistake about the "responsible one's" motivations)? Is it any wonder that those few people who gain
power that can
handle the responsibility only exist long enough to be manipulated into doing what the elite wants, then discarded (usually with
"extreme prejudice") before they can make any positive contributions to society? Abraham Lincoln & John F. Kennedy are two famous examples of
responsible leaders who have been discarded by the elite. These two men (& a pathetically low number of others throughout history) have already known
the hardest lesson that a true leader must learn; The most effective leader is he who serves more than he is served.
These classes of "elite" have always played their endless game of "one-up-manship" on each other (While pretending "limited cooperation" with
each other), sometimes shifting the balance of power this way & that...All to the detriment of the people that fell under their control. Unless some
drastic changes are made in the way the "common people" see & act towards this Manipulation & Social Engineering, this Great Cycle will continue
indefinitely into the future; Another possibility is that there will come a day when these petty power-games have destroyed the Earth's ecological
ability to support the human race at all. After all, isn't the ecology of our Earth (Our only home
!) being adversely affected by the
despoilment & exploitation of the elite to feed their own greed? Granted, in the event of a "mass extinction" of the human race, there are likely
to be some
human survivors; But if these surviving human beings manage to claw their way back out of barbarism again, the Great Cycle will
continue anew if humanity hasn't learned its lessons of history. After all, the only ones with the wealth & influence that can ensure survival of a
despoiled ecology are those very same "elite"! By constructing controlled environments to live within, they'll
Between the Greek Mythic Age & their Classical Age, they were thrown back into a near-barbaric Dark Age; Even the ability to read & write was lost &
who knows what knowledge & information they lost during that time? This Dark Age was caused by the ruling elite at the time, after having exploited
the people for so long that plunder & piracy slowly replaced production & trade. The European nations underwent a similar Dark Age & lost much. So
has Asia. With more companies leaving America for foreign countries, the largest loss of jobs ever seen by this Nation & the National Deposit growing
by leaps & bounds, this very repeat of history is happening in America itself!
By now, you can probably see the pattern forming; The changing balance of power which cycles through each of the elite classes in turn, each major
change spawning a new "Dark Age" due to a general collapse in society...All wrought by the ruling elite classes who rule for their own greed. Is it
any wonder, reader, why there have been so many revolutions in history in an attempt to change this "status quo"? Some countries & geographical
areas experience smaller cycles at differing rates of speed, but the same cycle can be seen over a greater period of time covering the entire world &
the human race as a whole. Such a pattern is difficult to see, unless you look at the Great Cycle over a worldwide scale for periods of centuries &
millennia rather than limiting yourself to viewing individual geopolitical areas over decades & generations.
A question I asked myself was that, if humanity as a whole undergoes a Dark Age would we be likely to retain enough knowledge to have "learned our
lesson" by the time we claw our way back to "civilization" once again? As the repetition of history indicates on the scale of individual
geopolitical areas, the answer would be "no". The climb back from barbarism instigated a wide "borrowing of ideas" from other, still stable
nations; If the whole world undergoes a Dark Age, there will be no "still stable nation" to aid in the climb back to civilization.
The Great Cycle of unethical & greed-induced rulership has always reasserted itself once the barbarism had ended. However, once seen for what it is,
this Great Cycle can
be broken & replaced with something better as long as the lessons of history have been learned & effort is taken to keep
such tragedy from repeating yet again. To do this, people need to know
what is happening, they need to know the truth
of history; Truth
be given by the elite, it must be searched & found. The people must never again allow the elite to steal the control of your lives
& spread ignorance like it was candy to children...The human race must "grow up". The only type of "world unity" that will be for the benefit of
humanity is if that sense of unity comes from within
the people...It can't be forced as the elite wish to do, otherwise it will lead to a
self-imposed "cycle of self destruction" with the elite leading the way for us all.
Chapter Two-The Religious Hierarchy
Let's take a look at the Religious Hierarchy for a few moments; Even though the Political Hierarchy were the first of the "elite" to stand up &
take power (As leaders of the tribes they were born into & lived with), it was not usually used as "power for the sake of power"; Granted, the Alpha
of the tribe had some additional perks with his position, but he always
had to keep the needs of the tribe as a whole in his mind; More on this
in Chapter Three.
The first of the "elite classes" to rise into consistent exercise of power through applied selfishness was the Religious Hierarchy, some time after
Religion was born (or was it "invented"? After all, religion never existed until human beings began the struggle towards "sophistication" & rose
above the other animals). Being knowledgeable in the ways of the spirits of Animism & being able to formulate rituals to appease such spirits (that
no one else could see, it should be noted!), the Shaman could use his (or her) influence to partially
dictate the social behavior of the
tribe...Including the leader (The Political Aristocracy of the tribe)! However, the Religious Hierarchy during these times could not influence the
tribe as far as survival & prosperity was concerned, because the Political Aristocracy had that kind of power all sewn up for itself. The Shaman
could "advise" the Alpha of the tribe, but no more than how it affected the tribe's interaction with the spirits.
By the time agriculture was invented & used as a regular food-source, the Religious Hierarchy rose to gain power & control over the tribe by
organizing & categorizing the myriad spirits that were being praised with the old rituals. A few shamans, spread thinly amongst the newly created
villages began to define & categorize these spirits by levels of power & spheres of influence; Since these shamans were the only ones who could
"communicate" with these spirits, they unfortunately let their power-lust control them; They figured out a way to interpose themselves between the
spirits (now calling them gods) & the common people, "interpreting" the will of the gods & commanding the people. Pantheism then came to be the
"new religion". The Religious Hierarchy now "shared" power with the Political Aristocracy, by giving their decrees of "rule by divine right" to
those in the civil leadership positions in exchange for those leaders giving the "church" lands & more influence over the leaders themselves & the
rest of the village as a whole. It should be noted, reader, that the Mesopotamian Religious Hierarchy even had control over the drafting of citizens
to dig irrigation ditches & perform agriculture; The Temple Gardens grew all types of crops but the common people ate only bread & onions.
Eventually, as population began to increase & resources began to wear thin, even Pantheism wasn't enough to control the people & the recent
construction of larger cities; Wars over "religion" & "faith in the true gods" against the "heathen unbelievers" in the nearby cities began. As
the populations of the "faithful" expanded across new lands (usually by wandering missionaries & force of arms), the Religious Hierarchy realized
that "interpreting" the wills of so many gods degraded their power structure & the "teaching of wisdom" was becoming inefficient; Even the people
from temples of different gods belonging to the same religious pantheon were fighting amongst each other. The Religious Hierarchy needed a way to
consolidate their dogma into a coherent whole that could be uniformly taught to the "flocks of faithful" regardless of geographical separation; They
saw a need for "One God" in order to more efficiently organize their own power..
"Officially sanctioned" Monotheism began in ancient Egypt by the "heretic" Pharaoh Amenhotep IV. You must realize, reader, that the Pharaoh
(Actually, "per-o", meaning "Great House") of ancient times was not only the Head of State but he was also considered to be the living incarnation
of a god himself (Usually some combination of Horus & Set, even though the "Osiris cult" was popular amongst the commoners); Thus, Pharaoh was also
the Chief Priest. Amenhotep IV even changed his name to Akhenaten ("Useful to Aten") & built a new capital city (Given the same name) to honor the
"One God" Aten. However, the common Egyptian was solidly integrated (with all
aspects of their daily lives) into worshiping a vast pantheon
of gods. The "Heretic Pharaoh" & his Monotheistic religion fell into obscurity after his death & even his royal descendants were reviled; His
immediate heir, Tutanhkaten (later renamed Tutanhkamon) was wiped from Egyptian historical records until the discovery of his tomb in modern
Perhaps the major reason that Monotheism was accepted by the common people at all was because Pharaoh Akhenaten didn't leave any room for the "old
gods" within his new religion; The quietly-spoken persecutions of the now-defunct Religious Hierarchy didn't help Pharaoh's reputation either.
that hundreds of gods existed in Egypt alone, but "The Heretic King" had told the people that those gods don't
anymore; He had their temples shut down during his reign. Perhaps one reason he disbanded them was that he saw the corruption within the Religious
Hierarchy at that time. However, perhaps Pharaoh Akhenaten's biggest mistake was that he allowed the secular maintenance of the realm slide downhill
in favor of his religious lifestyle.
The ancient Hebrew Religion became the next major Monotheistic religion; Indeed, its descendant religions are the most successful & widely spread
religious practices still existing today!. This attempt at Monotheism became more popular among the people because the Religious Hierarchy learned a
valuable lesson from Akhenaten's failure; The "old gods" still existed, but only as "lesser divinities", "saints", "avatars" or "lesser
aspects" of the One God. Thus, people were still somewhat free to venerate the "old gods" without much fear of persecution, as long as they
venerated those "old gods" under the strict control of the Religious Hierarchy's "visions". If you look at the lists of Catholic Saints, reader,
& compare them with the old "pagan gods" (Particularly from the Celts & Druids) & their spheres of influence, you'll find that the Roman Catholic
Religion "borrowed & modified" much from the pagan religions.
By this time, the Religious Hierarchy had a firm control over nearly everyone
who fell within their geopolitical range of influence, even
having power over the Political Aristocracy of the time; Even the Political Aristocracy owed their positions to the "divine right of rule"! Saul,
Solomon, David & many others who were kings during these times would not
have gained these positions without the Religious Hierarchy! Even
before this, when the Hebrews didn't like the idea of having kings, the Religious Hierarchy provided "Judges" (Yes, I refer to the Book of Judges
in the Bible) to interpret "laws & customs" for the people, based upon the rules imposed by the Religious Hierarchy.
You are probably aware that the Judeo-Christian Religion (& all of its myriad branches & splinters) originated from the ancient Jewish Hebrews; As a
note, it's now generally accepted that the Jewish people originated from the selfsame Mesopotamians who founded the first Pantheistic religion!
Where did those ancient Hebrew scriptures originate? Well reader, you need look no further than the Dead Sea Scrolls; These are the source of the
entire Judeo-Christian Religion because these Scrolls were "absorbed" by Judeo-Christians from the Hebrew Religion. However, you must also realize
that these Scrolls are not complete: Some of them have been damaged (& partially unreadable) by age; They've been subjected to
translation/re-translation & even a lot of reinterpretation
(Okay, let's not mince words here: Outright Alteration & Change
) over the
centuries; We can't even know for certain if all of the Scrolls themselves have yet been found
; In essence, many of those portions that are
still unreadable had to be "extrapolated" for content. I you believe that The Church publishes modern Bibles on the assumption of complete accuracy
& content of the Dead Sea Scrolls, you're wrong. The so-called "secret archives" of the Roman Catholic Church exist...And the modern Bibles are
altered according to what information that The Church itself chooses to reveal or hide!
When looked at through the eyes of history, the Judeo-Christian Religion may have used the Dead Sea Scrolls as a source
but they have modified
the context of that source as well. This was the birth of Christianity, beginning as Roman Catholicism at that time. However, the Religious
Hierarchy within the original Roman Catholic Church wanted more control
over more people; Hence, they changed the original context & meaning of
those original writings. In short, Organized Religion itself was "force-evolved" to adapt to the needs & desires of the Religious Hierarchy for
more power & control over the common people.
For one modern example of information that has been long suppressed by the Religious Hierarchy; Hell did not exist (at least, not in its current
widely-believed form) until after the ancient Greeks got their hands upon the original Hebrew texts somewhen after the beginning of their
"Classical" Greek Age. I have found a website that devotes itself & a sizable number of related links to the discussion of the Hebrew scriptures
(as they concern the topic of Hell) as well as the motivations of those "religious scholars" who've had a hand in altering the content & context of
the original scriptures. This website (with direct links to other sources) is what-the-hell-is-hell.com...
& it's interesting reading
for those Judeo-Christians who wish to have a deeper understanding
of the origins (& manipulations) of their religion.
In brief, the Hebrews (according to the text of the Dead Sea Scrolls) named the afterlife as "sheol", which simply meant "grave" or "pit"; In
this case, "pit" describes the hole in the ground in which the body is buried; This is a literal
translation, not an interpretive
translation. When the ancient Greeks read & translated these Hebrew scriptures into their own language, they needed a way to instill fear of
afterlife punishment into a sinner (In order to instill blind obedience), therefore they "borrowed" Hel from the Norse religion & mixed it with
their own Hades. If you recall this period of Greek history, reader, this is the time after the "Age of Heroes" & the "Dark Ages" when the Greeks
had even lost their ability to read & write. Once they began to colonize all over the Mediterranean Sea & started producing enough surplus goods to
conduct trade again, they borrowed wildly from all other cultures of the area.
The Norse also believed in an afterlife, but the Hel that they had believed in was a place where all
souls went, to suffer punishment or to
receive reward, spending the remainder of eternity according to the way that the soul lived it's life on Earth. However, the Norse also had Valhalla
as a place where those who died in valorous combat went to serve Odin, the All-Father of the religion. The Greeks also "altered" the concept of
righteous souls being separated from the sinning souls; Thus was born Hell (Sheol being the "parent"), the eternal punishment for sin. Could this
be the cause & origin of the stereotypical "Jewish Mother" who uses guilt-trips as a psychological tool to control her children? The Religious
Hierarchy are past-masters of the techniques of "fear of eternal punishment" & "guilt caused by misbehavior" for their practices of
"psychological warfare" against the common people. Is that stereotype based upon the "Middle Ages" manipulation of the scriptures & teachings of
Jewish Religion, passed down through the generations to create such a stereotype? Perhaps, perhaps not; This is mere speculation on the origin of a
well-known stereotype on my part.
Another concept that was changed from the original Hebrew writings was that the afterlife in sheol wasn't supposed to be for the rest of eternity.
The Hebrew texts described the time of death, before going to God, as lasting only for "an age" (Again, literal translation). Thus, we can see that
the Hebrews wrote of a finite period of time of rest (However long they considered "an age" to be, but definitely a finite
period of time),
removed from the cares of the earthly world before joining with God in Paradise. However, the Greeks changed these writings into becoming Heaven (The
place where one is with God for eternity) & Hell (a place of eternal punishments for even the slightest of infractions of the laws of the Church);
These "Church Laws" were largely distinctly different from God's Laws, as written in the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments were intended to
be God's Laws for humanity, but Moses (heavily influenced by the Egyptians that he grew up & lived with!) added all sorts of additional Laws, such as
the long list of "clean foods & hygiene practices (Egyptians were quite fastidious with their choice of diet & personal hygiene).
So how is it that the Religious Hierarchy can justify having "faith" in an all-knowing, all-powerful, kind, just & loving God be willing to send His
very own children to an eternal
punishment? Especially when you consider that this very same God is noted for forgiveness of even the most
grievous of sins & truly wants
you to be with Him? How did "an age" of rest from earthly cares while in "the grave" before joining with
God become either a straight ticket to eternal reward in Paradise or a straight ticket to eternal punishment in Hell? For some reason (probably
intentionally enforced ignorance instituted by the higher levels of the Religious Hierarchy), most of the lower-level Priests/Rabbis/etc. that you ask
these questions of will not know the answers.
For that, we need to see what motivations
those in the newly-burgeoning Judeo-Christian Religion had for making such changes. The website
mentioned above has links to writings & other documentation that those in the Religious Hierarchy of the time used to communicate with each other;
Many of which describe the real
attitudes they had towards the people who followed them & believed in their "wisdom of the Divinity". The
Religious Hierarchy wanted to expand
themselves into having control over the hearts & minds of more people & gain firmer control over those
already within the "flock". Those who were already of the Faith but still had extremely limited information available to them still had to rely
upon the studies & teachings of the lower-level Priests; The Priests themselves only had access to information of the scriptures by "degrees" or
"levels" according to their position in the Religious Hierarchy. Remember that information equals power & even the Priests who personally tended to
their "flocks" of believers had to rely solely upon the higher levels of the Religious Hierarchy to give them information about God & what He
They also instituted massive programs of conversion, mostly peaceful (with missionaries). However, when peaceful conversions were not practical or
successful, they resorted to Holy Wars & Inquisitions; Conversions performed with the threat of torture & death. As Albert Einstein has been noted to
say, "Killing under the cloak of war is still nothing more than murder." God has been noted to say, "Thou shalt not kill." Ask yourself these
two questions, reader: How can any
war be considered "holy"?; How can any Priest who works within a military/government organization possibly
justify that "God is on our side" if a soldier's Faith makes him hesitant to obey orders to "kill the enemy"? These are merely a few more
questions that even a lower-level Priest is not likely to be able to answer, simply because they don't think of those same questions (or the soldiers
are told to take it on "Faith") when learning about Religion from the Religious Hierarchy.
I've already mentioned another tactic that the Religious Hierarchy used was the "borrowing" of ideas from those older "pagan" religions that they
were converting (or destroying); After all, if altering the original Hebrew texts allowed them to keep control over their own faithful flocks, then
altering the current ideas in the other "heathen" religions that they sought to convert could make those conversions even easier; Since the new
religion (Christianity altered yet again, even more than any earlier time in history) contains suitable similarities to the older religion, then it's
much be easier for the "pagans" themselves to "modify" their faith towards the new religion. Reader, you may again compare the lists of Canonized
Saints to the "gods" of the pagan religions to see some of these "modifications". But do not stop there; Look also at many of the basic tenants &
ritual observances for more similarities; For two examples, Christmas is scheduled upon the pagan day for observing the winter solstice & Halloween is
based upon the pagan All Hallows Eve, the autumnal equinox & time of harvest.
Also consider that the basic Judeo-Christian religion can't even decide which of those "altered truths" (okay, let's not mince words...LIES!) to
put their faith in; How many "branches" of Christianity are there? Were you aware, reader, that the faith of Islam was based upon the "branch" of
Judeo-Christianity that came from Abraham when his tribe & family moved into the more eastern countries of the Middle East? What of the numerous
Protestant branches? Baptists, Mormons, etc, etc, unto ad nauseam
? Each of these "splinter groups" claim to be Judeo-Christian, but they
all believe in a different set of lies that have originally been borrowed & modified from the original Hebrew religion & other religions which
Christianity had come into contact during its history!
Why do so many "devout believers" automatically consider any devoted scientist to be an atheist (Or even worse, deceived by the Forces of Evil)?
After all, Albert Einstein was once asked how he came up with some of his most brilliant theories; He admitted that, when sitting down to think about
the universe, he'd ask himself, "If I were God, how would I have put it all together?" If Mr. Einstein was motivated by faith
to ponder the
Creation of God to such an extent, how would that make him an atheist? Wouldn't his devotion to contemplating God's Creation make him more
devout than those who denigrated him? When Mr. Einstein found out that his theories on atomic physics were perverted into use as a weapon of mass
murder, he cried. Does this sound like an atheist? Many scientists consider the Sciences themselves to be a path to "figure out how God did it",
even though the Sciences themselves can sometimes be riddled with their own dogmas as thoroughly as any religion.
Why do so many "devout believers" who believe in a kind, just & loving God still preach tenants of injustice, hate & prejudice? Do you, dear
reader, remember how "faithful" the Klu Klux Klan professed to be? You need look no further than the lies that the Religious Hierarchy have
"absorbed" from the original Hebrew Faith & a multitude of other religions; The not-so-subtle dogmas that "demonize" any person who does not
believe in the same faith & are therefore not considered to be "human". After all, even their own Bible (Most versions of it, anyway) claims that
Jesus sacrificed himself for the sake of all
mankind; Not only the believers, but everyone
who has ever lived & everyone who would ever
live (Past, present & future). If this is so, then why bother trying to convert anyone
reason, especially by use of force?
They've all been Saved anyway!
Even the original Hebrew Faith itself is guilty of this tactic; Many of the most fundamentalist of Orthodox Jews believe that God's Laws & tenants
only apply to His "favored children", the Jews themselves. Anyone who is not Jewish may be lied to, cheated, even killed with relative impunity for
it's not considered to be a "sin" if the victims were not Jewish (& therefore, not even truly "human"). You must also realize, reader, the being
Jewish is not
a function of Faith, but a chance
of genetic heritage; Not "what you believe" but "who are your parents & what is your
lineage". Racial elitism taken by "faith".
Have you, reader, ever heard of another homily that goes, "Some people are alive for the sole reason that it's illegal to kill them?" It seems
that many (too
many) religions (and governments
!) define broad categories as to who it is "legal" to kill. All of this murder &
oppression throughout history from people who profess having "faith" in a God who commands us not to kill; Ironic, is it not? It's quite sad as
well. An article at a website, known as The Onion, puts forth this point quite aptly (if a bit irreverently) & you can read it at
This is not to say that I'm going to pick on only the Judeo-Christian Religion, reader, because literally all
of the major organized religions
(Buddhism, Taoism & others) profess to the same basic tenants; Love thy neighbor as you would yourself; Help each other when help is needed; Cooperate
with each other in projects to improve the community & the human race as a whole; Have some basic respect & consideration for your fellow human
beings; Treat others as you would have them treat you. For having such similarity in these tenants, it seems a waste of your time, your effort &
to follow any single religion when they all
contain the same truths buried under a quagmire of different, self-conflicting
Where did the Religious Hierarchy go wrong? By manipulating & socially engineering blind obedience from the masses through fear-mongering; The threat
of "excommunication" (As if any
human being or human-created organization could place themselves as intermediaries between a human soul &
God, denying that person the Right to speak to & listen to Him). In some of the lesser-developed countries the threat of torture & death (A more
direct & immediate
method of fear-mongering than guilt-mongering ever was, but less insidious) is still used to gain the obedience of the
masses; Refer to Islamic Jihad or the IRA, reader.
And yet you should be aware by now that, of all of the "Holy Scriptures" ever written, that only one
example exists as being attributed to
the Hand of God Himself; The Ten Commandments. Even this might be contestable, because Moses was alone on the mountain for forty days in order to get
these Laws...Plenty of time for him to carve the stones himself. Scriptures in virtually all major religions were wrought by the hands of men, just
as fallible & ignorant as any other human being who existed. We make mistakes, we misinterpret, we misunderstand or we simply don't have the level
of intellect or possess a diverse enough use of language & vocabulary to accurately describe what we experience; As well as honest mistakes creeping
into the writings of men, the Religious Hierarchy itself has inserted their own dogmas & lies into the scriptures, further misleading the people away
from God's True Word & manipulated to be under control by the Religious Hierarchy itself.
Those who are truly Faithful research the information about the religions on their own. They're coming to realize that most religions share the same
basic tenants & codes of behavior, but they can also see how the Religious Hierarchy have been manipulating & controlling the obedience of the people
by manipulating the religious structure & scripture itself. In other words, dear reader, you can still have Faith but you do not
to tell you how your Faith should be expressed.
Free your spirit & you will see that you no longer need to live under their manipulation. Besides the basic failings of fear-mongering, the seeds of
the "decline of religion" (More accurately, the "decline of organized
religion") were planted by the Merchant Class during the Neolithic
Age & accelerated by the rise of the Renaissance Age, as you will see in Chapter Four.
Chapter Three-The Political Aristocracy
In this chapter, I reveal some of the specific history of the Political Aristocracy & its role in the control of information, as well as how they use
that information to control "the masses".
Before & during the times of the practice of Animism, people learned to live within the boundaries of their environment & the Natural Order set forth
on Earth; They developed efficient use of technique (Using bluff & bluster to scare off rivals, hiding from strong predators, etc.) & technology (The
making & use of tools) that didn't upset the balance of nature. Certainly, there were some disagreements between tribes & some warfare, but they
rarely (if ever) sought to maintain control over more than just their own tribe & the land that supported them. For the most part the people were
content to marvel at the wonders of nature & strove not to upset its balance, even if they had to move on due to lack of food. The land took care of
them & they in turn took care of the land. After all, if you change your environment too much, you render yourself incapable of adapting
the altered environment; The exploitation & polluting of our Earth is
creating too much change in our environment too quickly for us to adapt.
It makes me wonder, reader, how the elite classes intend to continue their rule if the human species goes by the way of the dinosaurs? High
technology can only support a very limited number of humans for a very limited amount of time before the human being can adapt to a new environment;
Of course, the elite intend to keep this technology for themselves so that, if humanity ever crawls back out of barbarism, they'll be in the best
position to start the Great Cycle all over again. This planet is
the only home we have so we must
take care of it...All of us!
For any species of life (including Human Life!), nature places strict limitations on population growth & has a balancing effect on each ecological
niche that existed. During the very ancient times, population was low, nature was bountiful & the food necessary for survival was quite easy to
acquire. If the observed behavior of modern-day primates & hunter/gatherer tribes that still exist are any indication, the average person "worked"
for about 4-5 hours per day & they had enough leisure time for religious rituals & creative loafing (Isn't modern "progress" wonderful?). Is it
any wonder then, that early human society & technology hadn't shown any significant change in the archeological record for about 500,000
(Half-A-Million!) years? Who in the tribe would want change (Or even accept a change) in Paradise?
Way back in time, before the advent of writing & agriculture, the details of how tribal leaders maintained control over their people is not well
known; Due to the lack of recorded information, most information of this period in time has to be examined & contemplated by archeologists. However,
it has been surmised (by observing primate groups & currently-existing hunter/gatherer tribes as well as the archeological evidence) that the Alpha
(leader or chief of the tribe) needed personal strength & cleverness for the benefit of their tribe.
If the leader was not clever enough to find food & shelter or strong enough to secure suitable hunting/gathering grounds from other invading tribes,
then that leader would be challenged by someone stronger and/or more clever...It would tend to take a bit longer if the current leader was holding his
position due to personal strength without
the benefit of cleverness, however; A potential rival for leadership did not lightly
the current leader's ability for sheer intimidation by physical prowess. Eventually, the leader who could not
handle responsibility for the
tribe's overall survival & prosperity would be replaced by someone who was more steady & dependable. This system worked because the leader was
responsible for the prosperity of the tribe as a whole, not assuming leadership for his own personal desire to obtain power.
[Edited on 16-11-2003 by MidnightDStroyer]