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5.0 out of 5 stars Cast the scales from your eyes
I have become something of a fan of Farrell having now managed to read through five of his books including this one. I have several more to go as I try to make sense of his world view and clarify my own. His basic premise is that a hidden group of people controls the world gaining power and money for the sake of it and restricting advanced technology to ensure their...
Published on 20 Jun 2012 by William J. Fox

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2.0 out of 5 stars Saucers, Swastikas and Psyops - don't waste your money
This book can be summed up in two words -Speculation and conjecture. Farrell takes a few facts and weaves a theory with them. His analysis of the data is the most outlandish and unlikely explanation possible. If you are looking for some relevationary subject matter this is not the place to find it. I bought this book for 6.50 through one one of Amazons associate...
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cast the scales from your eyes, 20 Jun 2012
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William J. Fox "KillerBill" (England) - See all my reviews
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I have become something of a fan of Farrell having now managed to read through five of his books including this one. I have several more to go as I try to make sense of his world view and clarify my own. His basic premise is that a hidden group of people controls the world gaining power and money for the sake of it and restricting advanced technology to ensure their future. Their origin was the Third Reich and their wealth came from murdered Jews. I, for one, believe Kennedy was assassinated because he intended to do something about them for the betterment of the majority.

For many years I have believed that persons other than national governments were really pulling the strings because so many things happen that are not in the best interests of the taxpayer or residents of various countries including the UK and the USA. I mentioned disinformation and its effect on serious research of aerial phenomena in my review of "Roswell and the Reich". A similar state exists in science regarding cold fusion and anti-gravity, and in Archaeology, as I found from reading "Forbidden Archaeology" by Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson.

We all know what "serious" historians think about the views of people like Charles L. Hapgood, Graham Hancock, Joseph P. Farrell, or anyone who dares to challenge orthodox views. Apparently there is evidence that humans may have been walking around in shoes up to 55 million years ago and a lot of the accepted fossil record regarding humans is of very dubious provenance, except that if it fits in with the accepted theories it is never challenged. When something anomalous turns up it is "lost" or stored away from prying eyes because so many reputations depend upon the currently accepted views as being the "truth". This is why no serious alternatives to "ramps and ropes" is really investigated regarding how the pyramids were built so quickly. Too many reputations depend upon ramps and ropes being the way. Inertia seems to be a serious problem in any type of research. Most people don't want to consider that they are being controlled by other people who do not have their best interests at heart.

Returning to the book, if you have no interest in anything outside orthodox views of history or how the world works you will not want to read this book. If, like me, you are interested in well researched books offering alternate views then I recommend it but only after reading some of Farrell's earlier work.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A history of a breakaway civilization, 17 May 2012
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I've just started to read the Joseph P Farrell books, although I am familiar with this particular area of research I just love his 'presentation'....... I am working my way through most of them (and nearly there)starting off with the grid of the gods, I was hooked. I love his style of writing, its almost like going to a lecture and i like the idea of having the 'references' on the page, there is so much information crammed into one book that i'm sometimes left with my head spinning but always wanting more. Very fascinating and interesting stuff- I wouldn't say I agree with everything but certainly the majority. I prefer to read his books than watch his blogs etc but i'm probably in the minority there. If you are wondering whether to read his books (because there is lots of dis-information and cultish clap trap out there) just try one and see........i'm sure you'll enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars breakaway civilisation and psychological warfare, 19 April 2013
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Here, as usual in his many books, Farrell's research is documented and well explained. Superbly researched and presented here is the nazi-linked breakaway civilisation and its psychological warfare on us, the masses.

What doesn't seem so believable is the denial of extra-terrestrial UFOs - oh wait, wasn't that what some reviewers are claiming? Nowhere in this book did I see any such statement by Farrell. What he does repeat, over and over, is that many of the sightings are of advanced terrestrial craft. For example, at the start of chapter 6, he writes: "Flying saucers, whether they originate on or off planet, present unique opportunities for the conduct of" psy-war and social engineering.

Farrell's obsession, if I can call it that (given it runs through almost all his books) is the hidden group who control the world, an amoral coven with virtually unlimited money and power. They have created a breakaway civilisation which dominates most of the financial, corporate, military, and intelligence structures of post World War 2 society and have technology decades (maybe even centuries) ahead of what we are allowed to know about. Some (rather naively, to my mind) claim that if there was such advanced technology it would be in use in (for example) current space exploration but obviously is not.

To me, this demonstrates a refusal to appreciate the enormous benefits of a hidden advanced technology for such a breakaway civilisation which considers itself to be highly superior and the masses to be animals (as did the nazis, basically). In his sequel "Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations", the author defines this world control ring as made up of (a) an American component represented by the interface between the corporate, financial, military and intelligence-covert operations national security structure; (b) a postwar European fascist/nazi component deeply interlocked with corporate and financial Europe and with the criminal underground/mafia drug trade as well as the Vatican; and (c) a postwar Asian elite comprised largely of the Japanese imperial family, the political and corporate elites of Japan and a criminal underground.

The main thrust of this book is psychological warfare being carried out by a covert group; this theme is very well backed-up in an (often rather tedious but always admirable) academically thorough manner. There is a controlling intelligence manipulating the UFO phenomenon for its social impact, with the goal of massive deception. The basic psy-war technique is to create a loss of faith, polarisation, and - most important - fear. Anyone interested in either UFOs or New Ageism (I've read a lot in both areas in the past) will probably agree that - as Farrell points out - a "meme" or idea is shared, namely, that humanity is helpless, its technology outclassed, and it must submit to the guidance of an elite. (In the case of the UFO community, the abductions make this point; for New Agers, it's the repeated predictions that aliens will save us and "lift us off this earth" into the heavens - another repetition of the salvation theme of all major religions).

One of the goals is alchemy (another Farrell obsession) "in this case the transformation of man and his consciousness, and no one can doubt the UFO/alien stories have done just that". He writes: "I believe there is a machinery of mass manipulation behind the UFO phenomenon. It aims at social and political goals by diverting attention from some human problems and by providing a potential release for tensions caused by others. The contactees are a part of that machinery. They are helping to create a new form of belief: an expectation of actual contact among large parts of the public. In turn, this expectation makes millions of people hope for the imminent realisation of that age-old dream: salvation from above, surrender to the greater power of some wise navigators of the cosmos..."

Towards the end of parts 1 and 2 (of 3), Farrell summarises his conclusions so far: UFOs are real. They are physical devices used to affect human consciousness. They [may or] may not be from outer space. Their purpose may be to achieve social changes on this planet, through a belief system that uses systematic manipulation of witnesses and contactees; covert use of various sects and cults; control of the channels through which the alleged "space messages" can make an impact on the public....to let UFO speculation grow unchecked would only make the public an easy and defenseless prey to charlatans of all kind. It would mean that any organised group bent upon the destruction of our society could undermine it by skillful use of the saucer mythology...

Farrell points out that abduction stories are consistent across the centuries - even the ancient idea of chimerical offspring of humans and ETs (fairies, gods, and such) continues to be reproduced. There is heavy emphasis on the existence of superior races of people with chosen missions. There are powerful symbols and social images of "universal peace", "the exploration of space" and "a single world economy". He also shows how the themes of dictatorship, racial and technical superiority, and an off-planet origin for humanity from higher beings, as well as social utopia, are all memes or ideas well in keeping with the ideology of both nazism and within certain American corporate and banking elite circles.

Part 3 is devoted to an investigation of the collusion of US and European bankers (yes, German and Italian financial institutions too) before, during and after World War II. Farrell reports on how the BIS (Bank for International settlements), a private company, was set up by the central banks, also private companies, for the express purpose of money laundering. He describes the US collusion in laundering Nazi war plunder immediately after WWII, on how this enabled the breakaway civilisation, and on the subsequent and varied covert and criminal sources of funding, including the worldwide traffic in illegal drugs.

He also touches on the close relationship between Muslim terrorist organisations and American corporate interests, a network in existence since before WW2 and with deep connections to the American corporate world, to rogue groups within American intelligence and to the Nazis themselves. These radical Islamists originated in Saudi where they were employed as schoolteachers in a perfect storm of Nazi racism and Wahhabbi bigotry. Farrell briefly outlines his view that 9/11 and the JFK assassination were among the many atrocities linked to this basic constellation of relationships.

Farrell moves to an analysis of the infrastructure structure of the underground black world of the breakaway civilisation, the core and peripheral areas, the various states within states, government and private corporate research facilities, the vast underground complexes - and the persistent rumours that they are linked by an equally hidden and underground system of transport tunnels. He also observes that many people absolutely disappear every year, never to be heard from again. No bodies are found, no trace of them ever surfaces. Where do these people go?

He comments that the breakaway civilisation and its psychological operations appear to be connected with an inherently apocalyptic view of the future. In the last chapter Farrell finally considers the bloodcurdling possibility of its possession of a technology greatly in advance of that of the core civilization surrounding it, as well as its suppression of the knowledge and existence of such technology.
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Saucers, Swastikas and Psyops - don't waste your money, 22 Feb 2013
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This book can be summed up in two words -Speculation and conjecture. Farrell takes a few facts and weaves a theory with them. His analysis of the data is the most outlandish and unlikely explanation possible. If you are looking for some relevationary subject matter this is not the place to find it. I bought this book for 6.50 through one one of Amazons associate vendors so I didn't pay the full price. If I had I would have felt cheated. In short don't waste your money. I can only hope his other books are better.
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