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Created by Ronald Hilton on 02/19/01 12:42 AM

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Conspiracies, Conspiracies, Conspiracies (Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/19/01 12:42 am)

Diana Hull writes:

"I am so pleased you are interested in this. I have a file on this matter that I haven't looked at for a while and of course initially thought this was classic paranoia at work. Yet if even 10% is true we could have cause to worry. If there is a "central agency" that controls government, even international decisions, it may be connected in some way to the major liberal foundations like Ford, Kellog, Mott and about 25 other foundations that control the non-profit sector, which is an enormously wealthy and unelected "non government government" all of its own. What I do have evidence for is that the major foundations (there are very few wealthy conservative foundations besides the Mellon Scaife group) work in concert and have remarkable agreement on what social agendas to promote. I have also wondered about a 'central switchboard' when radical college students all over the country will take a particular stand at the very same time".

My comment: A degree of paranoia is good. I have a Hegelian view of history. Absolute monarchy was the thesis, liberty and freedom the antitheseis, and responsibility (my favorite word) the synthesis. Now I am combining it with the conspiracy theory. It is an old story. Lucifer, the brightest of the angels, conspired against Jehovah. Hence the troubles of this world. The snake and Eve conspired against Him too, and that made matters worse. Was Jehovah a paranoiac? I have jogged through history viewing it as a series of conspiracies: Judas against Christ, Brutus against Caesar;the conspirator is usually the favorite of the betrayed. Think of all the presidents who have gone abroad, only to have their minister of war stage a coup and exile them.

There are several problems with conspiracies. These are not necessarily bad. It is well-documented that the American Revolution was a Masonic conspiracy. When I was in Nazi Germany, anti-semitism was justified on the grounds that there was a conspiracy of international Jewish bankers. This charge is angrily rejected, but what if documents show it was true? In any case, it does not justify the killing of millions of innocent Jews.

Conspracies are a minefield. Historians must guide us through them very carefully, an extremely difficult job. Hence the importance of them and their archives. The accusations of Jim Marrs must be thoroughly documented. The problem has been globalized since the creation of modern communications systems. The Bay of Pigs was a classic example of a conspiracy by stupid, ignorant plotters. Now governments spend fortunes trying to read and decipher electronic communications. The US long denied the existence of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade. It does. Big brother is listening. Perhaps we should be thankful.

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