By: David Livingstone | Writers Club Press, 2002, 460 pages
Western societies are governed by an elite who employ the façade of democracy to disguise their oligarchical rule. They exploit the media and universities to foster an idyllic myth of progress and “freedom”, to create the patriotic notion that Western societies represent the pinnacle of centuries of intellectual evolution.
In reality, these modern secular states were brought about, beginning in the XVIII century, by the subversive activities of secret societies, most notably the Illuminati.
According to their own accounts, however, their activities represent a centuries-long struggle to make supreme the cult of the Kabbalah, which they believe was originally revealed to early humanity sometime before the Flood, on the continent of Atlantis.
There have been numerous attempts to verify these claims, by authors like those of the Holy Blood, Holy Grail, as well as Graham Hancock, and most recently, Dan Brown and his Da Vinci Code. Because scholars shy away from these subjects, an unsuspecting public has been duped into absorbing much of the outlandish claims of these writers.
While their claims are often outlandish, the occult nevertheless has had a formative influence on the development of Western history. So critical has been the role of these occult philosophies, that it is impossible to understand the history of the West without a careful consideration of them.
The Dying God reveals a hidden history of occult influence throughout the ages, which begins in Babylon, in the VI century BC, with the advent of the Kabbalah, developed by heretical Jews, who were known to the ancient world as Chaldean Magi. They sought world domination through the worship of Lucifer, who they revered as the first great rebel, identifying him with an ancient dying-god of fertility rites known as mysteries.
The Greek philosophers were not the first “free-thinkers”, but the first to formulate these ideas, which were then preserved through the “mystery schools” of the Roman Empire.
It was the heretics of Islam who transmitted this tradition to the crusading order of the Knights Templars, whose influence was first felt through the emergence of the heresies of magic, astrology and alchemy, and linked with the cult of the Holy Grail.
Beginning with the Renaissance, the continuing program of these secret societies marked a steady onslaught of propaganda against the power of the Church, culminating in the Enlightenment and its revolutions, by which the Illuminati secured the formation of the secular states of France and America, thus firmly establishing the control they have wielded ever since.
- The Aryan Myth
- Ancient Greece
- Muslim Civilization
- The Bible
- The Enlightenment
- The Hellenistic Age
- The Holy Grail
- The Renaissance
History as Propaganda
It is commonly understood that Propaganda is usually employed to garner citizens’ support for current political objectives. But, these need to be placed in the proper context, in order to make them appear justified within the greater scheme of things. This fact has long been recognized, and therefore, since the eighteenth century, there has been a concerted effort to consolidate the media, in order to ensure a perception of reality, that was commensurate with the objectives of the powers that be.
Part of this agenda has been the re-writing of history, to nurture patriotic devotion to the collective consisting of the nations of Europe and America as “Western Civilization”, to be pitted in opposition with some specific “other”. In our case, the “East”.
The wholesale reorganization of history was undertaken at the beginning of the nineteenth century by the leading Robber Barrons. After the Civil War, the US government handed over huge tracks of land to specific individuals, who then used that land as collateral to build the railroads. The leading Robber Barrons were John D. Rockefeller and Andrew carnegie, who in turn were acting on behalf of the powerful Rothschilds in London.
Apparently, there is some controversy as to whether or not these capitalists should be referred to instead as “captains of industry”, which excuses their exploitive methods, by claiming that they built up the industry of the US, and that towards the end of their careers, committed their funds increasingly to charitable foundations. What is not explained, however, is that these “charitable” foundations were founded to advance their objectives, and forge the nation in the direction they chose.
With the colossal wealth they amassed in the decades prior to World War I, two boards of trustees were created, the General Education Fund (GEB), by Rockefeller, and the carnegie Endowment for Advanced Education (CFAT). Through a massive infusion of funds, they entirely reorganized the American university system, dismissing undesirable professors, and erecting facilities to concentrate on research into the physical and social sciences. Scientific research has been largely exploited to build up the military-industrial-complex, while social science has served to study human behavior, with the aim of discovering methods of coercion, and to discern and address subversive tendencies.
As noted by McIlhanny, in The Tax-Exempt Foundations, as discovered in minutes from their meetings, these foundations asked themselves the following: “is there any means known to man more effective than war, assuming you wish to alter the life of an entire people?” They could not find one, and so helped to precipitate WWI. Following the Great War, however, recognizing the need to maintain the control they had achieved over the “diplomatic machinery” of the US , the foundations recognized “they must control education”.
Together, as William McIlhany described, the Rockefeller and Carnegie foundations “decided the key to it is the teaching of American history and they must change that. So they then approached the most prominent of what we might call American historians at that time with the idea of getting them to alter the manner in which they presented the subject.” they recognized the success of their efforts, in not only consolidating their control over higher education, but over the government as well, and decided that if they were to maintain such control, that it would be necessary to re-write history.
Primarily, the foundations strategy was to use the guise of the US Board of Education, by fronting as “advisers”. These produced several teacher’s leaflefts, which were distributed to educators during WWI. The first of these leaflets carefully recommended that outright lies or false information was a “mistaken view of patriotic duty”, that was likely to be counterproductive in the long run. The recommendations went on to provide detailed suggestions on what to teach, and how to teach history “properly”. Because,
…history, properly studied or taught, is constantly reminding the individual of the larger life of the community… This common life and the ideals which guide it have been built up through the sacrifice of individuals in the past, and it is only by such sacrifices in the present that this generation can do its part in the continuing life of the local community, the State, and the Nation.
The Myth of Western Civilization
And as such, the myth of “Western Civilization” was born. Through their influence, the entire American educational system was coordinated to serve a centralized command, to further specific areas of scientific research, and to inculcate a proper “interpretation” of history. In Universities and the Capitalist State, Clyde Barrow commented that:
The full-scale rewriting of history under state supervision not only facilitated a short-term justification of American participation in the war, but also helped to institutionalize a much broader and more permanent ideological conception of the United States in the social sciences and humanities.
Initially, the notion of “Western Civilization” was created to foster a sense of identity among the Allied Powers, as members of a single civilization, pitted against the East, in the case of World War I, Germany. However, the development of this idea can be dated back to the early nineteenth century, with Hegel. As demonstrated by Glenn Magee, in Hegel and the Hermetic tradition, Hegel’s ideas were based on the occult. Borrowing from the Jewish Kabbalah, he developed the idea of history as progress of God coming to know himself through the intellectual evolution of man. In Hegel’s terms, this mean man’s evolution towards what he called “freedom”. This “freedom” was when man discovered that he is God.
This idea was in the service of secret societies, most notably the Illuminati, whose goal was the eradication of Christianity, and its replacement with secular rule. Therefore, “liberty”, represented “freedom” from religion. A traditional interpretation of history according to the Bible was replaced by a version that proposed that humanity has been evolving towards secularism. Prior to Hegel, it was common for European historians to acknowledge the persistent influence of the East, but Hegel de-emphasized its contribution, in favour of celebrating the exclusive “genius” of the Greeks. As such, to foster sympathy for their objectives among the common citizenry, it was argued that secularism began among the Greeks, who were the first to question the validity of myth, and that the West steadily progressed away from “superstition”. The first great advances were with the Renaissance, which developed the philosophy of “Humanism”, which culminated in the triumph of the American and French revolutions, and the creation of “democracy”.
“… a stunning book that casts modern civilization in a new and troubling light.”— Henry Makow, savethemales.ca