Conspiracy theorists in America today have become so plentiful as to become laughable. A theory has been postulated concerning practically every major event on the planet, complete with alleged “proof” that supposedly not only vindicates the theory but legitimizes the theorist.
Regular readers of this column over the past four years since it was launched will note that the writer rarely buys into such theories and has, in fact, warned about the danger inherent in these theories and the people who devise them. This column, for example, took great pains to provide detailed evidence that disproved the numerous theories about the Bilderberg group, the Rothschilds, and other powerful, secretive organizations. They do not pose the threat that many assume.
In delving into Bilderberg and the Rothschilds, however, it was discovered that there is one powerful group of movers and shakers that has the gravitas and the means to exert an enormous amount of influence on the U.S. government and other nations. It is called the Council on Foreign Relations, or CFR.
And this leads directly to the point concerning conspiracies and conspiracy theorists. Usually there is a modicum of truth tucked somewhere deeply within the sensationalism and fluff that accompanies wild, unsubstantiated charges.
Some of the theories being postulated are not only true but alarmingly so. But in order to get to that truth, one must sift through a mountain of bilge to find it.
In the 1991 book titled, “Behold A Pale Horse,” conspiracy theorist Milton William Cooper makes a number of outrageous claims that go far beyond the realm of veracity. He claims, for example, that former President Dwight D. Eisenhower attempted to negotiate a treaty with outer space aliens in order to prevent them from destroying the Earth. He believed that these outer space beings had infiltrated the government. He also believed that AIDS/HIV was part of a conspiracy to decrease the population of blacks, Hispanics, and homosexuals.
Very few thinking persons would take these outlandish theories seriously. Yet within Cooper’s nightmarish fantasies he either inadvertently or deliberately inserted a conspiracy theory that has all of the markings of literal truth. In such an instance, the conspiracy is not a theory but an actuality.
Within the pages of “Behold a Pale Horse,” Cooper charges that certain sectors of the U.S. government initiated a covert operation decades ago designed to gradually turn the population against the private ownership of firearms. In order to accomplish such a feat, the government set about on a deliberate course of action that would insure that deadly, military grade firearms would make it into the hands of dangerous criminals. This would send the crime rate skyrocketing, the result of which fearful citizens would demand gun control and gun bans.
From the book, Cooper writes,
The government encouraged the manufacture and importation of military firearms for the criminals to use. This is intended to foster a feeling of insecurity, which would lead the American people to voluntarily disarm themselves by passing laws against firearms. Using drugs and hypnosis on mental patients in a process called Orion, the CIA inculcated the desire in these people to open fire on schoolyards and thus inflame the anti-gun lobby. This plan is well under way, and so far it is working perfectly. The middle class is begging the government to do away with the 2nd Amendment.
A glaring problem is obvious in Cooper’s statement, however. No credible proof or evidence can be found that confirms the charge that the CIA is using or has used drugs and hypnosis on mental patients. And a thorough examination of the Orion project makes it clear that there is no consensus as to what, exactly, that program entails, if it does, in fact, exist. Some theorists define Orion as something totally different than Cooper’s definition.
Yet within Cooper’s theory, apart from the over-the-top allegations, is one central truth — the U.S. government has, indeed, provided military grade firearms to some of the most dangerous criminals in the world, including those who are living here among us. The Fast and Furious scandal proved beyond any doubt that such a systematic program existed and may still be at work to this day since Congressional investigations went nowhere due to stonewalling and the refusal to cooperate on the part of Senate Democrats and the White House.
Not only were 2,500 heavy duty, high capacity firearms sent across the Mexican border directly to dangerous drug cartels, but according to the Justice Department cartel drug gangs now operate in all 50 states, particularly in large cities such as Chicago, which has become the murder capital of America.
Chicago has the most stringent gun control laws in the nation, yet the violence continues to escalate. And despite the attempts of anti-gun activists such as Barack Obama and his longtime friend, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to blame the violence on average gun owners, statistics from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) show that most of Chicago’s “gun violence” emanates from Mexican drug gangs.
In addition, something is pushing the severely mentally impaired over the edge that was not present in American society 30 years ago. Before the 1990s one rarely heard of mass shootings at schools, churches, movie theaters, and malls.
Even without drugs and hypnosis, there are ways that unstable persons can be pushed over the edge into committing unspeakable acts of violence. Society itself is at least 80 percent of the problem. America has forsaken its religious heritage that served as a restraint on the actions of individuals. Ethics and morals have been thrown out the window. A special report on CBS’s “48 Hours,” for example, noted how the United States has become a nation of liars. Hundreds of teachers in Atlanta, for example, were caught allegedly changing scores on standardized tests in order to make their schools look better on the national grid. A school in Texas was highlighted for the fact that not only did 25% of its sophomore class cheat on a key exam but the teacher who caught them was overruled by the school board for giving them failing grades on the exam.
Cheating was rewarded.
Hollywood is also a key example of the problem. Actors, writers, directors, and producers go public with their righteous indignation concerning the fact that citizens can own guns, although they themselves glorify violence in their movies and are flanked by armed bodyguards when they venture out. The emotionally fragile are bound to be greatly influenced by what Hollywood produces, in addition to the shockingly violent video games to which the nation’s youth seem to be addicted.
But the net result is the same even if Cooper was wrong about the drugs and hypnosis. Something is leading the weakest among us to go on shooting sprees.
Each time these horrific incidents take place, a few more Americans jump aboard the gun control and gun ban train. And the gullible fall for the shameful blood dance conducted by leftwing lunatics who are always standing at the ready to blame average citizens for what a few criminals do.
How many more of these shocking bloodbaths must take place before the gun-grabbing lunatics succeed in leading the populace to demand the Second Amendment be scrapped?
When a citizenry is disarmed, history teaches us that they are sitting ducks for oppressive, tyrannical government. Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Communist China, Castro’s Cuba, North Korea, and host of other governments proved that disarmament of the citizens was a mere precursor for the atrocities that would follow.
Those who point to Europe as an example that disproves that assertion must be reminded that not enough time has elapsed since they criminalized gun owners. Give them time. Eventually they will prove everything gun rights activists warn about.
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