reply to post by garyo1954
Fair enough. I did skip a step between the OP and the topic of God and labels. I'll try to rectify this and hopefully it will shed more light on my
other posts in relation to the OP.
Somebody pretty clever observed that the search for a grand conspiracy that connects the important events in the world is really a search for God.
Again, this begs the question, what does "God" mean? I think, in this context, it means order.
We instinctively know that we're missing the big picture, don't we? We know there is something just beyond our grasp; a missing piece of information
that, once put into place, reveals the connections and the implications.
The OP mentioned the reptilian theory, and it's a good one. Maybe it's true in a literal sense - one can never be too sure - but for me, the truth
of it is more poetic or metaphorical. When we think of reptiles, we think of cold-blooded, emotionless animals. Isn't that what we're afraid of the
most in the people who lead us? They seem so far removed from the world we live in. They know wealth, power, and prestige. They have the wherewithal
to do, it would seem, anything they plan to do. And when they speak, it often sounds as if they are just using words to manipulate our emotions. We do
not feel connected to them at all. Who are these people?
But look again. There is another way to look at reptilian theory that says maybe these people are human, but their drives, ambitions, and motivations
are based in the reptilian part of the human brain. Remember, the brain has evolved gradually over eons, and not all at once. The spinal cord and the
lower brain are responsible for autonomic function and are the seat of the most basic drives of survival, sex, and domination. Icke says these people
are emotionless and very ritualistic in their behavior. Reptilian behavior can be viewed as ritualistic. The rattlesnake's warning, the alligator's
egg-burying ritual. I'm sure there are more examples.
The cerebellum, which sits atop the "reptile" brain, is also referred to as the mammalian brain. There we find the home of emotions, such as the
warmth and affection we receive from our dog when we come home, or the powerful bond between a mother and her child. Do we simply not see any evidence
of this warmth in the ruling elite? Does reptile theory tell us more about ourselves than it tells us about them?
There may be other ways to look at reptile theory, I don't know. But I can see from these examples that the theory is, in fact, valid... from
different points of view.
There may be a more useful theory than reptile theory to understand the ruling elite and what they have in store for us. How can we know which theory
is the best? For me, there is no way to answer that question until I know the answer to certain other questions. For instance, is there such a thing
as occult knowledge? If there is, can it really be used against us? Is there a God? Won't he protect us from people who would harm us? And the
questions grow. For every answer I uncover two more questions, and I begin to feel paralyzed, because my approach seems to push me further away from
comfort and further away from understanding.
Ultimately, the solution must be to understand who you are and what is really going on, here. Is there a God? Is there something that really connects
the dots? In my opinion there is, but you have to find it for yourself. You have to tear down all your preconceptions and false beliefs and in the
process, you will reveal a theory of connectedness that is uniquely yours. Reptile theory, as nice as it is, belongs to Icke. You have to do your own
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