"David Icke and the Politics of Madness--Where the New Age Meets the Third Reich
- I am using the above titled article by Will Offley, published
February 29, 2000 and posted on PublicEye.org.
You can google http://www.publiceye.org/Icke/IckeBackgrounder.htm to
read this article in its entirety.
I mentioned in a post that David Icke has been called a Neo-Nazi. As
Truthdecider mentioned in his post, one can find all sorts of pro
and con information on the Internet, and that we must be careful of
what we believe is truth and what is not truth. There can be quite
a bit of confusion and argument as to what are really the facts, the
whole facts, and nothing but the facts. A difficult task for sure! I
will extract some statements from Mr. Offley's article:
"On the face of it, few people would credit a retired soccer player
who rants about a world takeover by blood-drinking lizards from
outer space as being much of a threat to democracy. And as a general
rule, they would probably be right.
David Icke, however, is an exception to that rule.
Icke, 48, is a native of Leicester, England. For five years he
played professionally for the Coventry City and Hereford United
soccer teams until forced to retire by arthritis. He subsequently
went on to become a sports announcer for the BBC-TV. For three years
from 1988 to 1991 he was national spokesperson for the British Green
Party, until he began a political evolution that was to begin with
his expulsion from the Greens and wind up with his current
involvement with anti-Semitism, neofascism, and lizards from Mars.
At first this evolution seemed relatively harmless. Icke began to
flirt seriously with New Age theories, and then began to act on
them. He dressed in turquoise, and began to call himself the 'son of
godhead.' But by the time his book 'The Robot's Rebellion' was
printed in 1994, his trajectory had begun to take quite a different
course. In 1995, the British magazine 'Left Green Perspectives'
wrote that this book 'indicated a convergence of New Age thinking
with Nazi philosophy. Casting aside his pat concerns about the
environment, Icke enthusiastically embraced the classic Nazi
conspiracy theory, alleging that the world is controlled by a secret
cadre of the 'The Elite.' He openly endorsed 'The Protocols of the
elders of Zion,' the Tsarist anti-Semitic forgery that informed
Hitler's notion of a global Jewish conspiracy.'"
A few monts ago, I watched a TV program on the History Channel that
discussed the origins and influence of the "Protocols of the Elders
of the Zion." The program revealed that Henry Ford was duped into
believing the authenticity of the document and had several copies of
the book published and distributed worldwide. Later, it was
discovered that the "Protocols" were fake and untrue, but by that
time, Adolph Hitler had already embraced it and stirred the flames
of anti-Semitism in Europe. We do know what happened to the Jews
during Hitler's years of power. However, Icke has even questioned
that the Holocaust even happened!
Mr. Offley's article continues:
"The following year Icke brought out another book, '. . . and the
truth shall set you free.' This one, however, was self-published, as
its content was so objectionable that his publisher refused to have
it printed. And small wonder. The book repeated Icke's previous
claims that the 'Protocols' were true, and went on to state; 'I
strongly believe that a small Jewish clique which has contempt for
the mass of Jewish people worked with non-Jews to create the First
World War, the Russian Revolution, and the Second World War. . . .
they then dominated the Versailles Peace Conference and created the
circumstances which made the Second World War inevitable. They
financed Hitler to power in 1933 and made funds available for his
And the article goes on. Mr. Offley makes many more points about
Icke's paranoia view of history and how Icke has established a
following of people who will pay big bucks to attend his talks,
purchase his books and tapes and so forth. Icke has several websites
to promote his beliefs and his industry. It has made for a bit of
notoriety and certainly a very lucrative livelihood for Icke. I
think it is unfortunate that the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion"
have been revived, in part, due to the conspiracy theory beliefs
that Icke and others promote. In this country, there are all kinds
of splinter groups of people who will read books like Icke's and
take them at face value. We have groups of Aryans, fundamentalist
Christians, gullible New Ageres, and more who readily fall for the
trappings of a good speaker who is out to make a living selling his
propoganda. As long as Icke points to the "Protocols of the Elders
of Zion" as being a legitimate document that supports his beleifs of
a global worldwide conspiracy, he will continue to be labeled a Neo
Nazi. The bottom line is Icke is not to be trusted, and those who
believe in his message are being foolish.