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Some Dare Call It Conspiracy
April 25, 2002
By Bassman

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 the minds".

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 agreed upon.

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, and television."

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 ( that the "Bush Family Cabal" are indeed a major part of this ongoing conspiracy.

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.

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