Dare Call It Conspiracy
April 25, 2002
Politics As a Circle?
Earlier this year, I found myself writing some columns for
a newspaper in a medium-sized city in Arizona. My columns
were published, after a great hue and cry from some supportive
locals, in an effort to provide a more "liberal" viewpoint
on the newspaper's OP/ED pages.
One of the other columnists whose work was also published
at this same newspaper, was an avowed Libertarian-fundamentalist-right-wing-Bircher.
This man ranted about "black helicopters", the United Nations,
guns, religion (and the need for it in government), and so
on. The difference between our political philosophies could
not be more stark nor apparent - or so I thought. But then
a strange thing started to happen.
As I penned and published columns ridiculing the Bush administration's
assault on our civil rights (vis-a-vis the Patriot Act), I
noticed this other columnist was also writing articles denigrating
Bush and his hoary minions. And so it went, one column after
another. I finally decided to contact the other writer (whom
I had never met in person), in an effort to ascertain why
were we agreeing so much, as I was having a great deal of
trouble trying to rationalize our now frequent "meeting of
To make a long story short, we communicated via e-mail through
the course of several letters. What transpired was truly enlightening,
for both of us. We found that we shared a mutual distrust
of our (current) government, Bush, big-business, corporations,
Republicans in general, many Democrats, and felt that the
country was going to hell in a hand basket.
This experience reminded me of a political theory I developed
back in the 70's during my "radical" period - that politics
is like a circle. Defined, of two given people, one may find
him/herself to be so far to the "left", and the other so far
to the "right", that they transit the circle, meeting at the
political twain. This is what happened in our case.
The other writer espoused theories and opinions that could
well be found in a Green, anarchist, or liberal/progressive
Democrats' handbook. He felt the IMF, the United Nations,
and large mega-business interests, were controlling the world,
and certainly the United States government. So what's to disagree
with? Surely, I differed with him on religion in government,
the NRA, the United Nations, and a few other issues, but by
and large, we were both surprised and amazed by how much we
We Call It Conspiracy
On my recent move to California, I was going through some
of my old books and found a dog-eared copy of one called None
Dare Call It Conspiracy, by Gary Allen. In its day (1970),
it caused a minor sensation for its revelations, and was quickly
dismissed by the mainstream press as a tome from the John
Birch Society. At the time, I also dismissed it, as the writer
denigrated liberalism and socialism with the same fervor with
which he denounced communism, bankers, and corpratism. I remember
my disgust with some of the assertions and comparisons the
author had made, and tossed the book into a box, to be traded
at the next book fair.
Last week, upon my rediscovery of the book, I decided to
reread it, just for the hell of it. Well let me tell you,
I've finished the book (again), and have come to the conclusion
that the author was/is nothing short of a prophet!. Yes, the
book is outdated (there is no more Soviet Union, for example),
and some of his screed at times strikes me as a bit anti-Semitic,
though he professes this not to be the case, and a few other
niggling details. But, again, like my finding agreements with
the "winger-writer" in Arizona, I found myself shaking my
head, and feeling a harmony of opinion.
Here's a couple excerpts from the book that just had me spinning:
"Those who believe that major world events result from
planning are laughed at for believing in the 'conspiracy theory
of history'. Of course, no one in this modern day and age
really believes in the conspiracy theory of history --- except
those who have taken the time to study the subject."
"FDR once said: 'In politics, nothing happens by accident.
If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.'"
Well, what if we were to apply FDR's thinking to the 2000
election, the events of 9/11, and those in Afghanistan? We
can already see Rep. Cynthia McKinney is being attacked left
and right, and others who have embraced conspiracy theories
or hold doubts about the aforementioned events, have also
been quickly dismissed as traitors and tin-foil hatters.
Author Allen also tears into the mass media for hiding the
truth, and manipulating the news to favor those in power who
are perpetrating these conspiracies. The same examples he
uses back then, are as relevant today as ever, if not more
so. Consolidations and mergers in the world of media, have
only made propaganda dissemination easier for them to accomplish.
The book goes on to give the author's theories on who does
control events, not only in the U.S., but around the world.
Some more excerpts:
"...the Professor (Quigley) describes (the goal of the
cabalists) as "nothing less than to create a world system
of financial control in private hands able to dominate the
political system of each country, and the economy of the world
as a whole". In other words, this power mad clique wants to
control and rule the world. Even more frightening, they want
total control over individual actions.
"...numbered from birth (social security number?) and
followed, as a number, through his educational training, his
required military or other public service, his tax contributions,
his health and medical requirements, and his final retirement
and death benefits."
"It (the cabal) wants control over all natural resources,
business, banking, and transportation, by controlling the
governments of the world. In order to accomplish these aims
the conspirators have had no qualms about fomenting wars,
depressions, and hatred."
"...(the cabalists) operate in an extremely efficient
manner, at least in the higher levels of leadership. It (they)
make use of every possible means at its disposal, be they
scientific, technical, social, or economic. It (they) follows
a perfectly mapped out strategy. It (they) hold almost complete
sway in international organizations, in financial circles,
in the field of mass communications, press, cinema, radio,
Does any of this sound at all familiar to you? Does any of
it reflect on today's political, business, and social climate?
You bet it does! "None Dare Call It Conspiracy" though, was
written THIRTY-TWO years ago! With the exception of a break
during the Clinton administration (and look what they did
to him for having the audacity to break up their little party),
and a shorter one during Carter's term, this same "cabal"
has been slowly, and methodically, working towards its goal:
The domination of the world by a corpratist elite.
There are many more delicious (and frightening) details and
facts the author provides about who and what is behind these
evil plans. In the interest of brevity though, I cannot detail
them all for you here now. I suggest that you to find a copy
of None Dare Call It Conspiracy. I don't know if it's
in print any longer, but surely, unless the cabal has collected
and burned all copies of it, there must be some around. It
was originally published by Concord Press, of Rossmoor, California.
The book also dovetails nicely with information and theories
from writer and former Naval Intelligence officer, Al Martin,
who suggests and provides evidence (www.almartinraw.com/column54.html)
that the "Bush Family Cabal" are indeed a major part of this
In addition, a read of the history of our country from the
Theodore Roosevelt through Hoover administrations would prove
equally enlightening. It never ceases to amaze me how history
repeats itself! The Republicans and corporate elitists have
been trying to control and destroy our country for many years.
Had it not been for the few Democratic administrations occasionally
blocking their path, their goals would now certainly be realized.
All in all, required reading for those if us who believe
we are up against something much more sinister and evil than
simply a bunch of redneck Texas Republicans. In the interest
of democracy, and your own political education, I urge you
to explore history, read None Dare Call It Conspiracy
and Al Martin's works, and certainly Greg Palast's books.
The better educated and informed we are, the more difficult
it will be for the people accomplish their goals.
Bassman is a free-lance writer, photographer, and activist.