Saturday, February 28, 2009
Cloak of the Illuminati: The Lumpen Elite
Picking up the thread from the comments section of the last post. There does seem to be a basic contradiction, or conflict, at work here, not just in Chris Knowles, Jake Kotze, or myself, but in all of us. The fascination with conspiracy lore and the basic “need” – compulsion – to investigate it and then propagate the narratives we discover, goes very deep. I suspect this is due to the nature of the subject itself: that it contains a germ of obsession within it, or rather an active agent that engenders obsession. A big part of it has to do with the desire to convince others, to find out how much others know, and to suspect that they are somehow less clued in than we are, insufficiently “paranoid.” Because “conspiracy” facts are suppressed, not talked about, they assume an urgency for those of us who discover them, and we tend to overcompensate, become fanatical, in the face of what we perceive as the resistance of “the lumpen herd” (as CK calls it. : D )
This is an effective method for ensuring that many parapolitical researchers sabotage themselves in the process of dissemination (Jones, Icke, et al.) by becoming overwrought and overstated, and finally implausible. By pushing too hard what is finally just an interpretation, we risk discrediting the info we wish to convey: we tend to exaggerate or overstate it out of frustration and exasperation (“You don’t get it, it’s all a conspiracy!!!”), rather than measuring our statements and forbearing from making premature conclusions or sweeping condemnations, and simply allowing the information to exist as part of a greater tapestry.
Chris K posted (at the comments section of the last post) an interesting summary of a book called The Family, about what he calls “the REAL globalist conspiracy- the one that all the rest of big conspiracy hucksters conveniently never talk about”: Christian fundamentalism's most elite organization: a self-described 'invisible' global network dedicated to a religion of power for the powerful - fundamentalism's avant-garde, waging spiritual war in the halls of American power and around the globe.” In a later comment Chris states that for him, conspiracy material is “redundant.” Contradiction? Yet I experience a similar sort of ambivalence: on the one hand, I can’t quite stay away from this stuff, because the rabbit hole keeps getting deeper; on the other hand, like Kotze, I’d love to just put it all behind me and enter a new “galactic paradigm.” But clearly, we can’t put this stuff behind us until we sort it out and figure out what the real narrative is.
I think it’s significant that, while CK feels the subject of conspiracy is now behind him, he also feels a need to point out “the REAL” truth, regarding a global Christian elite. Significant not just as regards CK’s ambivalence, but his choice of who the real perpetrators are. Very different from a global Luciferian elite, no? I also think he is on to something—it can’t be coincidence that I am currently listening to Kevin Annett’s various lectures on “Christendom,” as preparation to interviewing him next week. Annett spells out, in a very sober and researched manner, how the Catholic Church became a corporation—loyal to the State—back in 317 AD, and how the Christian ideology—combined with some Aristotelian logic about hierarchies and moral virtue being inseparable from superior strength—formed the basis for a centuries’ long agenda of genocide and social engineering.
On the same thread already mentioned, Knowles posted the following:
“I think in the future we will look back and see the myth of the Illuminati as a projection of the unacknowledged shadow side of Christianity- those who are unable to acknowledge their own unbridled avarice, their own overweening totalitarian impulses, their own sanctified genocidal fantasies project them on to amorphous bands of plutocrats. Couple this with the often-justified inferiority complex that many Fundamentalists are constantly nursing and it makes for a toxic stew.”
All of these ideas are raising a new question in my mind. What if the whole mythic narrative of a Sun-worshipping, Luciferian Illuminati has been fabricated by the real global elite, who are basically just very weird Christians (or better said, Yahweh-ists)?? I suggested in Lucid View that the true “Illuminati” did not exist—yet—that it was actually a budding counter-movement to the global hegemony, and that it was entirely unorganized, not to say disorganized, since it consisted of sun-worshipping, Luciferian individuals who would rather die than join a group movement, or ever submit to any kind of dogma or allow any God above them.
Is the “real global elite” creating a cloak for themselves, out of the very elements they most fear, out of their own Shadow? It would be the perfect strategy, because not only would it conceal their own true nature and intentions, it would also render the true “Luciferian Illuminati,” the Gnostics - those who do not worship but aim to embody Christ, the Sun - it would keep us confused and splintered, fearing and hating the very archetypes and methods that would allow us to realize (and organize) ourselves. Gnosticism is knowing; the true “conspiracy”—when all is said and done—is that of unknowing, a highly sophisticated form of stupidity. What better example of the supreme influence and power of the very, very stupid—and of the lumpen herd—than organized Christianity?
Round and round we go. I haven’t even got to what I really wanted to talk about—the conspiracy behind the conspiracy, the one we are all in on, every last one of us, the one woven from the stuff of our dreams. The one for which the nuts-and-bolts Bilderberg/Illuminati conspiracy theories, like everything else, are simply a smokescreen, to get in our eyes and distract us from a far more frightening possibility, that reality itself has been hijacked. But this topic—the Sorcerers’ Revelation—will have to wait.
Meanwhile, I’ll finish up by responding to a private email I received. Since the sender hasn’t agreed to my posting it yet, I will keep them anonymous for now. First off, the person wrote:
>I still don't see how you are anything like JSD , I read KK33 again last night, and just don't get it.
Are you all in cahoots maybe? Something to do with selling ?
The comparison to Shelby Downard was a quote that Adam Gorightly generously donated but which I have now decided to take down from the blog, since it seems to be giving the wrong impression. JSD was something of a one-trick pony—he is famous for one piece (“King Kill 33”) that may actually have been written by Michael A. Hoffman. In the 2nd part of my chat with him, Chris Knowles dismissed Downard’s work as science-fiction (I neglected to point out to CK that he adores sci-fi!); but for myself, it’s the very outlandishness that I love about KK33. To my mind, the further from what we think we know about reality a conspiracy narrative gets—while still intersecting with the “facts” such as they are, and so long as it has archetypal truth in it—the more likely I am to buy it. Downard was, in my opinion, and whether he knew it or not, a gonzo parapolitical writer, like Robert Anton Wilson only without the humor. I consider myself to be in the same tradition—gonzo, that is, without being restricted to parapolitics or even occultism. (My real field is psychology, and I guess biology, though I know next to nothing about it – hence the need for “gonzo”!)
Moving on: anonymous wrote:
Personally, I see a new post 2012 slave age for humanity, a collective living hell which we are building, in fact have nearly finished construction of. As a Christian, I thought you would be aware of that, certainly I doubt that Jesus would be promoting any one-ness given the current state of affairs. Perhaps I am wrong, though I doubt it.
“As a Christian, I thought you would be aware of that.” Huh?
Is this person referring to myself as being a Christian or to themselves? The former seems unthinkable; but since I do resonate at the deepest level with the Christ archetype, since in my Gnostic moments, I recognize the self AS Christ (don’t worry, I’m not gonna do an Icke on you all), maybe some people do think I’m Christian? Lucifer forbid. Nothing could be further from the truth. From a Christian perspective, I am the ultimate heretic and blasphemer. Not only do I accept Christ and Lucifer as One Archetypal Force, with polar expressions, I identify myself with/as both of them!
Moving on. Would Jesus be promoting One-ness, “given the current state of affairs”? To Christ all things are Christlike. What else would Jesus be promoting save oneness? “I and the Father are one” (John, 10:30), and “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.” (John 14:20)
What is with these Christians? They do nothing but talk about the infallibility of the Bible, but they ignore the most pertinent bits of it, in order that they can stay on their knees, arrogantly worshipping their own sense of unworthiness. Can’t they even grasp the essence of their own goddamned religion? Apparently not.
>I read many comments which seem to infer that everything is going to be just fine as long as we all think in the same manner - surely you see that it is not.
I see nothing of the kind, but nor do I see that all of us thinking in the same manner has much to do with anything. In the end it comes down to each of us, as individuals, face to face with IT, the Spirit, the Christ event, the eschaton, call it what you will. There is no collective that is anything but “lumpen” without this first alignment with intent, also known as “God’s will.” And then there is no collective, as such, because we become God’s will, an expression of the divine. And yes, everything will be fine—whether or not the human species survives the process—which it can only do by surrendering to it, the very inverse of fighting “Satan,” or the New World Order, or whatever, since all are aspects of the divine which we have disowned and pitted ourselves against, in our infinite arrogance and stupidity .
>I don't have a problem with anyone as individuals - I don't know them - but Kotze= turncoat/plagiarist, Knowles= delusionaly optimistic, both therefore dangerous in terms of humanities future in my opinion.
Anyone who listens to the latest podcast will see that Chris Knowles is anything but optimistic, delusionally or otherwise. As for humanity’s future, see above. Another red herring to distract us from the real question: What the hell IS humanity, anyway?
>You should bear in mind why your great country was founded, who by, and what is happening now with the "global credit crisis". It surely does not take a knowledge of Jung and his archetypes to understand that, nor any specialist prophecy skills to see the disturbing conclusion.
Any conclusion we have reached, without the very helpful context of Jung and his archetypes—which is to say, an understanding of how everything that happens externally reflects and enables an inner psychological process—will always be useless: the exact same conclusion we have been led by our noses to reach, by the lumpen nature of our own dementia, no more and no less.
That’s all for now.
One more thing: I am taking the month of March off, meaning I won’t be engaging with readers, though I’ll try to keep posting stuff. Time to get off my podium and worship a while in the temple of Chronic Pain, pay my dues to Chronos. To those who have supported me of late and been attending so closely to my words, I am very grateful—don’t be discouraged by the absence of responses. I will still be reading comments, laying low behind the scenes, working on processing some of the endlessly accumulating psychic waste, forging gold (or at least copper) from the lead.
Helios willing, I shall return in Springtime!
Love Will Out.