For the election year of 1972 I was able to get an absentee ballot because of my being in the Navy. I can't remember how I voted for the lesser offices; it was probably for the man and not the party though because at that time my focus had been on the race for the presidency. I had come to dislike the policies of Richard Nixon as much as those of his predecessor, but when I heard the views of George McGovern as an initial response I was shocked. As is the trouble with many Americans, we tend to let it go by when a spokesperson uses the words we, or us, when—in fact—we had nothing to do with it. As a beginning point we all need to realize this for a tactic designed to make us responsible for the blunders of the leadership. If we think in terms of we, then we will inadvertently take some responsibility for directions taken that are actually against our vested interests. As a serviceman in 1972 I was under the mistaken impression that I had a part in the federal government, so when the democratic nominee lambasted the direction that the Washington leadership had taken I took offense. At first I didn't know what to make of him: Here was a genuine hero, a pilot in the great war who did not just lean to the side of withdrawal from Vietnam but aggressively attacked the flawed reasoning that had put America in that mud-pit. After much consideration, however, I had to agree with his position; I voted for him and remain proud of the fact that even in the face of a vast majority I was able to choose the right man.
I start this essay by relating this incident since I see it as related, in a way, to the choice of the chicken or the egg. There are usually cloudy and smoky and gray areas that confront us when we have to make difficult decisions. The way the leadership of the sons of darkness have been able to win in these last (more than) six thousand years is to direct our mental processes to emotional areas; from there we can easily be jerked around. To the answer of chicken or egg, the answer is yes.
The creator endowed us with the powers of logical reasoning. To me these are sacrosanct and placed in a very high station, but without realizing it, there is a huge majority that is subliminally programmed to go along with what they are told and—thereby—go against their own vested interests. Their own proven systems of checking new data for flaws or proofs are subverted by emotional considerations. A good case in point is 9/11: "Oh no, I can't think that!" And, thus, we return to the choice of McGovern or Nixon. In large part, people that are the most susceptible to this manipulation are those that have a knee-jerk reaction of belief to anyone in authority. This is the basic step in the programming of the masses. Arthur C. Clarke introduced us to the insane computer, the HAL 9000, in 2001: A Space odyssey, but since it was a work of science fiction most people were entertained without their connecting the production to how the society of man is manipulated, directed and programmed by dark forces. No one wants to admit that he's been had, taken for a sucker. This is another one of the tools of the sons of darkness; that, and the feelings of shame attached to the telling of unpleasant truths, such as those stated by George McGovern.
Leading up to WW II, the dark powers were very successful in programming an entire nation: Germany. The country became so mentally ill they gave their military over to the control of a former corporal. But we must see that while this may be an extreme case, the string pulling and powers of influence by indoctrination and programming are just as forceful and powerful in the USA of the present time. We have a monopoly in that the reins of information dissemination are held by very few trusts; that hidden-in-darkness cabal decides what is fit for news and what is not, and the only difference between it and the controllers in Nazi Germany is that in America it can ignore you as long as you are marginalized, as long as you don't get a very large audience. But the end can be the same in that there are secret groups here that will MURDER you if you become too problematic for the leadership to put up with. Until then, we are put in our place by the tactic of arrogance. "They" exude confidence as they condescendingly behave toward us; this is in reference to our inner child as they take the role of the parent, and this is where the confidence game begins. Any of our positions may be ridiculed by name calling, talking down to us, shouting over us, and pooh-poohing. And one thing's for sure: They have us over a barrel because an open mind is not to be found with any of them and they have no problem with dishing out lie after lie until they get an inroad into our search for what is true, while they are only about winning at any cost. The reason Hitler was so successful is he was able to apply all of, and more of, these tactics of the sons of darkness; but if you have any closed areas of the mind then you won't be able to penetrate the game to the root cause. If you examine the traits of the Nazi leader, you may see bombastic arrogance with an absolute refusal to accept any responsibility. This spirit is never wrong. It is always about me, me, and me, and when things go bad it is your fault. Many promises are made; very few are kept. And sprinkled into all of this is a continuing series of threats.
To rise to the next level we shall have to disconnect all the memory modules of the biblical HAL 9000. (Hitler had the requisite stuff, the right stuff to play God.) Much of monotheism's success over the last six thousand years was due to its offering a sense of the erasure of responsibility for those adherents who could sublimate their own selves for the sake of continuing an interpersonal relationship attached to a religious template of behavior. It is much easier to surrender one's will, much simpler, and since one's confidence is lacking in this affair the drawing power is strong. (But by following in this path only the ones without a true soul are the beneficiaries. The rest of us, the ones who do have a spark of God get it shoved into the mud.)
According to the sons-of-darkness definition, Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed due to their wickedness. This comes from the leadership that denies any sixth-sense power existing in man, the ones that are against the discovery of the light in any of us. Again, it is about responsibility. If the inner powers of man were acknowledged, then the lesser ones among us might realize that we have many psychic weapons and our interactions with one another pose risks of all sorts of maladies, accidents, or diseases being brought to bear. They can't handle the knowledge that they might do something terrible with their minds, so they flee to a childish fantasyland. If anything, I would like to establish a school of "The Alternates"; in this body we would take all of the generally held opinions about everything and examine them from different angles. For one: There is another explanation that can serve to shed light upon what happened at those twin cities near the Dead Sea. This interpretation begins with something that Stephen King wrote: He mentioned that full commercial airplane carriers do not crash. Conversely, however, if cancellations start coming in and a few of the passengers don't show up, that's when there may be a disaster on the way. Any reasonable person may consider a strong possibility of precognition at work here. But this will not occur to a conventional, closed-minded believer because, in his arrogance, he already has all the answers.
On to a point I wish to make, toward a consideration not yet mentioned, the attention of the reader is directed to the lowly cockroach. Exterminators know that when a colony is sprayed, even as they are dying the members will indulge in an orgy of sex. If we take into account a sixth sense of precognition in man we may see that there was a sizable part of the populations of Sodom and Gomorrah who knew a disaster was on the way. They didn't know what it was. Most of them moved away in the years leading up to the actual catastrophe, but the remainder indulged in acts of perversions and removed all barriers to aberrant behavior. We might view the evidences of corruption found in the ruins of Pompeii and wonder about the same sort of premonitions possibly leading to the eventual destructions. Then, when we review what certain psychics have written about the last days of Atlantis, this alternative explanation may also be considered. We are back to chicken or egg. I tend to think of the psychic answer as the most correct one. The sensitive among the people could not pin down what was coming, but they knew it would be terrible. So convention was cast aside and an atmosphere of eat-drink-and-be-merry became the norm.
Still though, a question must be asked: In the face of all the decadence of Las Vegas and Hollywood, has the God of the Bible taken a vacation rather than engage in any act of retribution? Or, have times changed to the point where this sort of behavior just doesn't matter anymore (that was then, this is now). Where responsibility is absent, dependence upon an expected reaction based upon a past experience produces no result at all. In short, while I'm sure that it did actually take place, the tale of Sodom and Gomorrah is a fear-mongering tactic, a parental fairy tale designed to manipulate us by instilling a chilling effect. The truth is that (as Zecharia Sitchin leads us to see) the ruling secret societies of Ur of the Chaldees decided to get rid of those two settlements, and Abraham was an agent in their service. The two men who visited him at his tent were there to check him out as to how he had been able to implement the Sefer Yetzirah program. They certainly were not angels.
In Inherit the Wind Spencer Tracy played the role of Clarence Darrow. He explained his views on religion by equating it to a pretty hobby-horse that he once desired as a child. His parents took note and actually bought it for him, but when he tried to ride it the thing fell apart, being held together with not much more than spit and polish. The bottom line is undependability and unreliability.
Again I turn to the unrecognized powers of humanity: In the cases where prayer, rites, rituals, and supplications work, it is not due to the reactions of the Godhead as is commonly understood; the truth is that these communications go outward to the rest of the human members in the universal mind and yet no credit is given to the collective consciousness of the body of man. In fact, in a horrible travesty the ones who have the greatest power to do the best are denigrated by the wicked and evil leadership from their powers of darkness.
As of this time the majority of humanity sees this as too difficult to grasp, that, in an overall unity, mankind rather influences reality as it goes along. The masses do not want to acknowledge the powers held my many of us for fear of the onus of responsibility.