posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 04:02 PM
I am (thankfully) not in as position to know who they are by name, but have very good cause to know they are in control.
Without getting into who I am or why I would know, which are subjects I won't discuss (and thus you should apply appropriate skepticism) -- other
than to say that I am no one of consequence, I can confidently assert that we're not talking about one monolithic "conspiracy", but rather a great
many "factions" of interested parties who control significant amounts of money and power.
Their reach and interests tend to be more global than national, although there are some hard-core nationalist factions as well as somewhat
self-interested factions out there (criminal syndicates, for example). They are also neither homogeneous in structure nor are they all equal in power.
Some factions control others, and many hierarchies exist. Most are unaware of where they truly fall within a given hierarchy, and nearly all are
"connected" to more subtle and powerful "authorities". There are a relatively small number of "top dogs", and even they are beholden to
While they don't necessarily correspond to specific political parties or movements per se, and there's a lot of overlap, they do accomplish the
majority of their work through political means due to its efficiency. Yes, politics can be efficient when it comes to achieving certain objectives.
However, a significant amount of this political work is accomplished through covert means, information warfare and extralegal activities.
They are all ultimately well-meaning in their own way (even the most hardened criminal has a rationale to justify his deeds), but can differ violently
in terms of objectives and methods. Additionally, these "factions" tend to be somewhat amorphous and can vary in their short-term tactics depending
on who is currently running the show, their current constituencies, current alliances and the status of long-term objectives. While only a very few
think of themselves as "evil" or "sinister", almost all are "players" who are not afraid to shed blood (sometimes a lot of blood) to further
President Bush, for example, is indeed a very powerful man, and does wield great influence, but no man is an island, and you don't become president
on your own. He does answer to a higher authority, although it would be simplistic and foolish to believe that he simply "takes orders". Those with
true power don't give orders, they persuade you to want to do what they want you to do.
Bush is beholden to some very powerful people, who do indeed "really" run the show, but relationships at that stratum are not crude matters of
"boss" and "employee". The real relationship is far more subtle, and thus far more reliable and effective. Don't forget Bush is himself a
"player", it is the coin of the realm. He knows his power, and also knows its limits, but he doesn't know all there is to know.
If you really want to know who is calling the shots, some detective work can pay off, if you'd call it that. Some of these people are "hidden in
plain sight", but others will disappear you if they so much as wonder if you have a clue. The good news is that you're unlikely to ever get close
enough to the dangerous ones to warrant attention. Those folks have their own orbits and tend to stick to them.
I realize that this amounts to a great deal of verbiage yielding little real information, that it reads like some sort of dubious, generalized
horoscope, and that you probably knew all this anyway, but sometimes that's the best I can offer on the "big picture" (although, technically, this
isn't really the true "big picture"). Bear in mind that I not only do not know everything (or even all that much, frankly), but have my own
interests to consider, as well.
There's plenty of information out there for the curious, but be warned that almost all of it is utter nonsense, that there's a mind-numbingly huge
amount of it, that most of it is crafted to mislead or control you, that nothing is as it seems, and that the truth can be stranger than fiction.
The time to panic is when you begin to understand.
[edit on 7/12/2004 by Majic]