Many readers believe there is a sinister conspiracy
to create a one-world government that dominates all people.
The thread of this thought is woven deeply enough in Western
society that I used this concept as the theme of my novel The
But is there really a mysterious group that has been secretly
working for generations to take over the world?
I doubt it, at least in the sense that there
has been one organized group. No evidence of this has convinced
I do believe there are many self-serving interests that do
manipulate our lives in a negative way for their own benefit.
A previous at garyascott.com/65thoctave lists
21 real controllers we can actually see that are acting to
dominate our lives right now.
Governments are just one of these controllers. Many people
are disturbed by the continuing loss of civil liberties (especially
in the U.S.) to governments.
There is a wonderful site www.dubyadubyadubya.com that
typifies the comments I have heard from readers about changes
we have seen over recent years. Robert Bauman, an attorney
and general counsel to the
Sovereign Society recently wrote an article entitled "United
States of America Land of the Unfree" that said we have
lost so many liberties to the USA Patriot Act that we should
consider leaving the
country. He writes that this law was passed unread by Congress
and gives the FBI and CIA and other police agencies unprecedented
powers including unchecked surveillance of the Internet without
a court order, the ability to secretly search homes and offices
without notifying the owner. Plus he writes that the government
has gained the right to eavesdrop on accused defendant's conversations
with their lawyers.
Others even feel that the attack on America was part of this
plot aimed at panicking Western society into giving up their
Has this really been part of an organized plot? This is such
a difficult thing to know that it is little wonder I dealt
with this in fiction rather than in a how to book.
There are so many questions. For example, are we losing our
freedoms? For many this is not true. The recent fuss Trent
Lott created shows that many minorities have gained freedom.
A five series article entitled, "Against Their Will" in
the Winston Salem Journal caused
such a fuss that the Governor of North Carolina was forced
an apology. According to the December 13 front page article,
a North Carolina eugenics program ran from 1929 all the way
through 1974 sterilizing more than 7,600 people. This program
exaggerated claims that mental illness; genetic defects and
social ills could be eliminated by sterilization. Children
as young as ten years of age were sterilized. By the 1960s
the program was targeting young blacks and was often characterized
by coercion and flawed intelligence testing. What makes this
even worse was that California and Virginia had even larger
I suspect that people who were targeted by such testing now
feel freer than before.
Information such as this is disturbing in that it shows how
much terror a misguided controller can reign on people. Yet
it is comforting to see that a more knowledgeable and easy
to contact population can destroy such controllers when aroused.
The next question is will this get worse? Undoubtedly. History
suggests that everything (bodies, states, economies, technology,
even the earth, goes through a set cycle from birth to death.
We would be denying the essence of nature if we thought that
America or any country would remain as it always has been.
Who is behind this? Whether the plot is organized or not and
by whom, is really a moot point. There are enough controllers
we can see who are trying to manipulate our thoughts, attitudes,
opinions, diets, wants, needs and desires. These manipulators
rarely have our best interests in mind. Spending our time trying
to figure out a mastermind is probably a waste of time.
There are bigger questions and a larger issue. The first bigger
question is why would someone want to restrict freedom? By
now it is obvious to everyone that freedom gives more to everyone
and that totalitarianism does not work.
The second question is how are these controllers likely to
attack and the most important question is what can we do about
Why? This would appear to be the nature of things. As just
mentioned, if we look into history we can see that all societies
have evolved. I wrote about this clear back in the 1970s in
my first book, "Passport to International Profit" and
called this evolution "The Concept Conversion Trick".
Here is what the book said.
"The Concept Conversion Trick works like this: A government
starts when people agree on a good concept for working and
living together. The people go to work and if the concept is
good they will create a paradise. The government gives them
a flag and a song. Then they pull the trick. They convince
the people that the flag and song are important while the people
are busy watching the flag and singing the song the government
replaces the concept with a set of ever increasing written
rules and regulations administered by bureaucrats and backed
up by a police force.
"This trick trades people's individual freedoms for a
shiver up the spine and when a song is played or a piece of
cloth waved. It turns spirit into matter. Like trading love
for a beautiful plastic doll. When the trick has been pulled,
the dust settled, the people realize too late what happened.
Anyone who steps out of line is called unpatriotic or even
criminal. He is swatted down by the bureaucracy or police force,
crushed with overwhelming power or made an example so others
will tow the mark for the good of society. All this is done
in the name of public interest."
I fear that we may be at the too late stage (or too soon for
things to be so bad that they will get changed). If this sounds
prophetic having been written over 25 years ago, it was not.
Any simple review of all the past great societies show that
they evolved in the same way. Like the Roman Empire, things
may get better for a while and then worse and then better,
but in the long term, as societies age, they lose their original
vibrancy and life.
Should we be surprised? Does not every single thing in this
universal existence develop in the same way, vibrant and flexible
while young and growing thicker and more brittle with age?
My father loved animals and worked at the Portland City Zoological
Gardens. He was a really kind, gentle, fair and scrupulously
honest man. Yet one of his jobs was doing the zoo's annual
budget and I recall him spending weeks late at night (on his
own time) working over these budgets each year. I also remember
him telling me that every year they had to ask for more money
because otherwise the city government would give them less. "If
we do a good job with their funds, they penalize us," he
This is how the bureaucracy and society works, millions of
small units each trying to grow and spend a little more, until
the whole thing swells into an unstoppable mass of self-interest.
This is the universal nature to grow until the growth becomes
so excessive that balance is lost!
This is why a conspiracy exists and this truth means that
the conspiracy runs far deeper than any man or group. The nature
of mankind and every underlying force goes from birth to continuity
and then transformation. That is the way of life.
Tomorrow we look at how the attack will come and what to do