I like to study history. I have been fascinated by the subject ever since I was a kid, poring over the large leather-bound World War II history books in my father’s library. In my university days at The University of Texas, I took a minor in it. Over time, the courses became less and less interesting as I grew weary of the dry, overly academic tone of most texts and the focus on dates, battles, and ‘important’ figures, i.e. kings, queens, generals, and conquerors.
I began to seek out history books that dealt with the subject from the viewpoint of the victims instead of the victors. I found Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States (1995) and Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (1971).
Although reading history from the victim’s viewpoint was a refreshing change, all of the writers and professors were still approaching the subject from the view of history as ‘accidental.’ This way of looking at and studying history is so ingrained within the academic establishment that most people are completely unaware that there is another way of looking at our past. This alternative school of thought looks at the past through the lens of conspiracy. This is called ‘the conspiratorial view of history.’ While mainstream historians view the important events in history as accidental, coincidental, or even random, the alternative school sees conspiracies and patterns.
A conspiracy has three components: It must involve two or more people, it must use tactics that are immoral or have coercion, and the objective of these tactics must be illegal or immoral.
Viewing history in this way opens up vast new areas of research and sheds light on hitherto ‘unexplainable’ events. Researchers and writers such as Ezra Pound, Eustace Mullins, G. Edward Griffin, David Icke, Gary Allen, Jordan Maxwell, Jim Marrs, Jim Garrison and many others have worked tirelessly and radically against the grain to bring the conspiratorial view into the conversation. No historian who teaches from this angle is going to be offered tenure; we are not there yet. But at least many of these writers are now able to get major publishing houses to print their books, a change from 60 years ago when Eustace Mullins had 18 publishers turn down his manuscript about the founding of the Federal Reserve System.
For researchers who do take the plunge into conspiracy , they can expect to be attacked often and mercilessly. The frontal assault comes from those in the academic, media, and political establishment, who brand them with epithets such as ‘conspiracy theorist, anti-semite, holocaust denier, quack, wacko, lunatic, nutcase, buffoon’ , and many, many more. The mainstream have tried to dismiss outright the research done by these writers offhand, without ever looking at the actual evidence, using age-old tricks such as ad hominem attacks.
The rear assault comes from the public, including friends, neighbors, family, and colleagues who ask the common question: “Why do you see a conspiracy in everything?”
The brilliant writer G. Edward Griffin, during a lecture on the late Carroll Quigley, had this to say on the subject of conspiracies: “Those who dismiss conspiracy have obviously never read a history book, for if they had, they would know that history is built on conspiracies. Conspiracy is the engine of history. Every major event has come to pass as a result of one, or many, conspiracies. Nor have they ever sat in a courtroom, for if they had, they would have heard the judges and lawyers discuss the ‘charges of conspiracy.’ Conspiracies are a fact of life!”
Indeed they are, and until the masses wake up to this fact, they will continue to be the victims of conspiracies, large and small. There are no coincidences in life, and certainly not in politics and global events.