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1.0 out of 5 stars
Conspiracy is all there has ever been., 2 Sep 2012
My own conspiracy to obtain positive votes is probably not working......although I have accrued one more endorsement recently bringing my score to 2 out of 21. I'm encouraged actually because my review has obviously got into the brain boxes of at least 21 unrealistic people and even now is wreaking havoc amongst their belief systems at an unconscious level. Words are alive and have an intent of their own you know!
The bulk of my original review follows, but please do check UPDATES as I try to add more serious conspiracies as I spot them.
In Voodoo Histories, Arronovitch implies that conspiracy theorizing is the pastime of inferior people. I would like to point out to him and the reader that, ever since we, as a species, evolved to think for ourselves, conspiracy to defraud is all there has ever been. You can be absolutely certain that 'the powers that be' and 'vested interest' are conspiring against 'we the people' at this very moment when you are reading this.
Politicians routinely conspire against us. You only have to think of the expenses scandal. Our membership of the EU involves a massive conspiracy. Prime minister Ted Heath committed treason in 1972 when he took us into the Common Market knowing that it was more than a trading agreement. Our own Queen stood by and watched as successive traitorous prime ministers overrode the now automatic Royal Assent and signed 6 EU Treaties effectively signing away the sovereignty and independence of this country to unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats in Brussels. This conspiracy has resulted in the loss of our country to an elite group of people with a globalist agenda. The conspiracy and deception against the interests of the British people has been so mind bogglingly enormous that we should give thanks for those conspiracy theorists that do the in-depth research to expose it. If justice were done, it would be an 'off with their heads' moment.
Political parties are lobbied and funded by the commercial banks, the multinationals and the wealthy. For 'fund' read bribe. The loyalties of politicians have been bought and the latter continuously conspire to keep in place an economic system that is designed to siphon wealth from the poor to the rich. If you doubt this, just purchase the wonderful DVD 'Four Horsemen' right here from amazon.
Arronovitch debunks the conspiracy theorizing around the American twin towers attack of 9/11. But you don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to suspect that the twin towers was an inside job. Just do a few minutes rational independant thinking. Each tower was hit by a jet liner above the seventieth floor. The jet fuel was consumed within seconds leaving fires burning. After around 50 minutes, both towers collapsed at free fall speed down into their own foot print. Both towers had a huge multiple steel column vertical core designed to resist two simultaneous jet liner attacks. The buildings below the impacts would not have been heated sufficiently to melt steel columns. Yet the buildings collapsed straight downwards against the resistance of the lower intact structure. Archetects, engineers and demolition experts, together with people capable of rational thought, realise that this type of collapse would have been impossible. Check out some well made documentaries on Youtube by searching '9/11 inside job'. A good case is presented that government agencies were aware of the coming attack and assisted the collapse of the twin towers and building 7 with explosive charges. Certainly the free fall collapse of Building 7 shows clearly that that particular building was deliberately `pulled'. Also the conclusions of Dr Judy Wood in the Youtube videos: `Where did the Towers Go' are worth investigating before rejecting the idea of a government conspiracy. My conclusion is that the American government wanted to use terrorism as an excuse to invade uncooperative and independant Middle Eastern countries with a view to seize assets and make money. Also, the protection of the main Middle Eastern rogue terrorist state, Zionist Israel, was high on the American and British hidden agenda.
Truth with a capital T is always a coin with two sides. Arronovitch has presented one side of the truth about conspiracy theories. My review gives you, the reader, a glimpse of the other side of the coin of Truth. In the interests of 'balance', I would urge you to concider both sides of conspiracy theory and make up your own mind. Be aware that the human mind hates one thing above all else and that is 'The Truth'.
UPDATE: Some conspiracy theories may be incorrect, but Arronovitch is wrong to debunk conspiracy theorizing in general. Being a conspiracy theorist myself, I would contend that there is a secret that western governments, of whatever colour, conspire night and day to keep from the general public. The big secret that politicians will always conspire to keep hidden is that there IS an alternative to `austerity', there is a magic money tree. People need not be so strapped for cash that they cannot pay their mortgages and have to choose between eating or heating during the winter months. Three simple monetary reforms would liberate us all from the boom/bust cycle and IMF/banker imposed Austerity:
1. Ban all government borrowing. Government does not need to borrow one single penny from private banks. Government can itself create money through, either the treasury or through the Bank of England for all infra structure projects. This would be new money that bore no interest and did not need to be repaid at all. There need be no 'deficit' requiring Austerity to squeeze out from the poor and middle classes the repayment to private banks. If inflation became a problem, taxes could be raized a little to extract some money from circulation. Think of the tax break we could all enjoy if government acted, for once, in the public interest. Think about it. If the BOE can create out of thin air 375 billion quid Quantitative Easing to GIVE to the private banks, why can't it as easily create that money in the public interest for issue directly into the economy or to fund Vince Cable's Business Bank? Answer: there is a conspiracy to defraud you and me in favour of banksters. Also, the Maastricht Treaty forbids the issue of money directly into the economy. According to the Treaty, all new money must be issued as interest bearing loans through private banks. If ever there was a reason to leave the EU, this is it! But who knows it? No-one, because we are not allowed to know.
2. Ban Fractional Reserve Lending. Take away from banksters their ability to control the quantity of money in circulation when they make loans at interest. Simples! No more creating money out of thin air for profit. No more usury. No more boom/bust cycles. Banks can no longer lend out money they do not have. People are given to believe that the bank already has the money to lend them before they enter the door of the bank to take out a mortgage or a loan. They don't! Banning FRL will mean that Banks can only lend out depositors money and not digital money that has been counterfeited into extistence out of thin air by the loan agreement......which is not a contract.
3. Create a Public or People's Bank in every county on the model of the Bank of North Dakota USA which has been untouched by the credit crunch. (See Amazon, Ellen Brown's Books, President of the Public Bank Institute USA). Public Banks differ from private banks in that all profits of a Public Bank are recycled back into the local economy as opposed to being skimmed off for use elsewhere in massive fraud as occurs in the City of London. Perhaps you don't think Banks in the City of London conspire to commit fraud? Consider this: If you steal a flat screen TV from Debs in a riot, you will certainly go to jail. But if you rip off the entire world by rigging the Libor Rate or engage in market price fixing before front running stock market bets or miss-selling PPI insurance, you will not be doing porridge. I see a huge conspiracy in all this. If you don't, then I would suggest that you do a little bit of research and thinking.....if your mental faculties are up to the task.
I would also suggest that our utterly corrupt politicians would literally need to be dragged kicking and screaming by the hair before they would even discuss the monetary reforms necessary to liberate us and future generations from debt slavery.