Originally posted by lost
im fairly new to the whole NWO idea etc, recently i started reading "behold a pale horse" by william cooper.
question: is this guy valid?
This is an old topic which has been discussed time after time in ATS by so many posters.
William Cooper's book BEHOLD A PALE HORSE has been discussed quite a bit before, and it's getting old. The only original writings in the book are
his biography and his thesis: The Secret Government. The rest of the book is his compilation of materials that he gathered from other sources.
Anyway, those who didn't think much of William Cooper jokingly called his book BEHOLD A PALE OF HORSE#.
I, for one, believe that I cannot blame him if he were labeld a nut-case, mainly because of his obnoxious personality and egocentrism.
Here is what I wrote about William Cooper:
BILL COOPER, a manipulated "disinformant" of the 90's?
by Norio Hayakawa August 23, 2006
My association with Milton William "Bill" Cooper goes back to the summer of 1989 when I first met him in West Los Angeles and my interaction with
him went on intermittently throughout the mid 90's. The last time I was next to him was when he was in a closed casket at his funeral service in
Arizona. It was quite an emotional day for me.
It was on a typical, mild but clear Arizona morning of November 15, 2001 when a former conspiracy talk radio host and video producer, Anthony J.
Hilder and myself, both from Los Angeles and another conspiracy talk show host from Phoenix arrived at the Community Presbyterian Church of a small
country town of Springerville, located on a high plateau in Eastern Arizona.
It was around 8:30 a.m. and there was just a sprinkling of people in the foyer of the church. We all drove in to this sleepy country town with my van
to attend the funeral service for the late Bill Cooper who was shot to death on November 6, 2001 by Apache County Sheriff deputies in a confrontation
that took place in front of Bill's home atop a hill in the nearby town of Eagar. One deputy was seriously injured in that confrontation when Bill
fired a round to his head.
We had expected more attendees to the service which was to start at 9:00 a.m.
Soon the closed casket of Bill arrived and was set up in the front in the sanctuary. It was not a formal religious service. Before the service
started, we had a briefing by the officiating person. By the time the service started, there were around 85 persons seated in the pews. Some of the
attendees were from the Midwestern states, some were from the East Coast. A few, such as us, were from California. Others were from other
Southwestern states and the rest were local folks.
It was a simple, informal service with a prayer in the beginning, followed by a short biography of Bill, followed by Eulogies and Remembrances by
speakers and a final prayer, followed by the recessional of the casket from the sanctuary and a car processional to the Springerville Town Cemetery a
few miles away.
There were a total of 8 speakers at the service, including Anthony J. Hilder and myself. When my turn came, here is what I said from the podium:
"The world will always remember Bill Cooper as an egotistic, paranoia monger. Indeed, to many he was perhaps an arrogant, obnoxious, choleric,
self-aggrandizing, rude, vitriolic and vengeful person. Perhaps he was all of this and much more. But no matter how negative his personality is
described to be, we must admit the fact that he did indeed make a tremendous impact among hundreds, if not, thousands of his listeners, whether in
front of his astounded lecture audiences or through his "shocking" radio programs.
I first met Bill back in 1989 in West L.A. when he was just an unknown speaker and where he spoke for the first time at a gathering called UFORUM in
which I was a frequent attendee. I was quite stunned then with his hypothesis on the "Secret Government". It really sounded so fresh at that time
because unlike most UFO speakers of that time, he convincingly injected "UFOs" to a "one-world government" right-wing flavored conspiracy theory.
I was so impacted by his hypothesis that I soon became a volunteer and helped him organize his first successful major public appearance that same
year, which was held at Hollywood High School Auditorium, which was attended by well over 800 people. That became the historic launching pad for his
national lecture circuit. And the rest is history.
You can read the rest in the article I wrote about William Cooper: