I need to make one slight correction on my post here (well, one so
far that I have noticed! : ) )
Instead of the "Order of the 300," I meant "The Committee of 300," a
book written by John Coleman. Sorry for the error!
--- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com
> Paranoid Conspiracy Theorists (PCTs)
> It seems that there is a lot of discussion on various internet
> bulletin boards, including the Higher Consciousness Society and
> Truth-seeker, about the existence of the Illuminati and Power
> in the world today and how this powerful group is orchestrating
> manipulating world events. There is an interesting site that
> much of this world-wide conspiracy theory that some people are
> This article is interesting in that it explains the original
> existence of the Illuminati: "The Illuminati was a secret society
> Bavaria in the late 18th century. They had a political agenda that
> included republicanism and abolition of monarchies, which they
> to institute by means of 'subterfuge, secrecy, and conspiracy,'
> including the infiltration of other organizations. They fancied
> themselves to be 'enlightened' but they had little success and
> destroyed within fifteen years of their origin (Pipes 1997)."
> "Paranoid conspiracy theorists (PCTs) believe the Illuminati cabal
> still exists, either in its original form or as a paradigm for
> cabals. Many PCTs believe 'that large Jewish banking families have
> been orchestrating various political revolutions and machinations
> throughout Europe and America since the late eighteenth century,
> with the ultimate aim of bringing about a satanic New World
> "In the paranoid mind, the Illuminati succeeded in their goals,
> have now infiltrated every government and every aspect of society.
> They are responsible for every evil and every unjust act that ever
> occurs anywhere; the fact that absolutely no evidence of their
> existence can be found only serves to make them stronger and more
> frightening. They are the demon in the closet and will probably
> never disappear from the paranoid fantasy world of right-wing
> conspiracy theorists." --New England Skeptical Society
> The article goes on to state that there are two main groups of
> PCTs: "the militant Christian fundalmentalist branch and the
> UFO/alien branch." They do not support each other because they
> each other as "nuts," but they both are focused on the theory
> that "the end is near."
> They base this belief in part on the following:
> 1. "The Illuminati are hastening the coming of the anti-Christ and
> the end of the world."
> 2. They believe in the claim of the connections of powerful family
> bloodlines of the Illuminati as set forth by the research of Fritz
> Springmeier, "Bloodlines of the Illuminati." I took a brief look
> his list of bloodlines and noted readily one error in his list,
> pertaining to the Kennedy and Auchincloss connection. It made me
> wonder how many errors are contained in his scenario.
> 3. The PCTs love David Icke . . . and other writers/lecturers. I
> will mention more about David Icke later.
> This article is an in-depth analysis of how and why PCTs believe
> they do. If you are interested, it is a good place to start
> there are various links and references listed for further research
> of the phenomenon of Paranoid Conspiracy Theorists. In conclusion,
> the writer of this article states that PCTs "reinforce each other
> and strengthen each other's resolve. They encourage each other to
> accept possibility as equal to probability, material experience as
> inferior to dreams, hallucinations, and out-of-body experiences,
> etc. They have no watchdog equivalent to I.F. Stone, and the mass
> media is too busy chasing tabloid rumors and celebrities to serve
> a watchdog of anything. And since the PCTs function almost
> completely outside of the normal arenas where they would be
> challenged and forced to produce evidence in place of speculation,
> they flourish relatively unscathed . . . "
> From my own personal experience in trying to discuss the
> Illuminati/Power Elite theories with a couple of PCTs I know, it
> impossible. If a person asks too many questions, request facts and
> proof, they attack and put you down. These individuals tell you to
> read a huge list of books, get involved in reading various
> websites, including Cassiopaea, David Icke, TRANCEformation of
> America, the Order of 300, etc. They seem to view themselves as
> knowing more than the general masses and exhibit a belief in their
> own higher enlightenment which they call higher awareness! Because
> they believe this so firmly, they will always consider those who
> are "inside the box" thinkers as being inferior and of a lower
> consciousness. I am glad I am doing my research on PCTs because it
> is helping me to better understand them and why we just can't be
> the same page. It also explains why a balanced perspective will
> never be achieved on any site in which they participate. They must
> always come out on top in any discussion--if they can't convince
> you, they will drive you away! Websites that give them the freedom
> to post seem to become corrupted in a short period of time.