The Nature Of Conspiracy

The Concealment of the Roots of Evil Depends Upon Conspiracy

"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root."
- Henry Thoreau

Evil is everywhere – it's not difficult to see. Everyday we're increasingly flooded with it – even to the point where we're indoctrinated not to judge anything as evil. Some ideologies now lambast that the only true evil is in labeling something or some behavior as evil or wrong. However, true Christians and LDS are not swayed by this rhetoric – they have not allowed their discernment of what is truly evil and what is truly good to be chipped away.

It is critical to understand that the obvious evil that we are trying desperately to keep from infecting our lives and society is merely layer upon layer upon layer of branches of evil. None of it comes close to the root. One can spend great time and energy campaigning against this evil behavior, or that evil concept – and with every branch of thorns they hack off, every noxious weed they spray, it's as though five more pop up in its place. It becomes a losing battle where more setbacks occur for every temporary victory. At the same time, most of us have allowed ourselves to trust and be won over by wolves and serpents who are doing a marvelous job of pretending to be on our side.

So what's the root of all this? Satan, right? Lucifer, the fallen angel, correct? Unfortunately, it's not as though we can “attack” the Evil One directly. So what are we to do? Of course, we must put our faith in Almighty God and petition him through prayer unceasingly. But is there anything more that we can do?

What if we can come to understand the root of Satan's connection to this world?

What if we are able to look into the depths of darkness and shine the light of public awareness upon the roots of all evil – the place where the noxious weeds of confusion, the poisonous flowers of temptation, and thorn branches of addiction spring forth from?

A secret cannot continue to exist when exposed. A conspiracy cannot continue to function if everyone who does not side with it has been convinced of the evidence of its existence.

Once one fully comprehends where the roots of evil lie, the veneer of deception that the whole world is blinded with becomes translucent and increasingly easier to penetrate. Those who have a testimony of Jesus Christ gain a powerful understanding of how the kingdom of the devil functions and thrives in the world – and the wolves and serpents become easier to identify.

Everything I Need to Know About Conspiracy, I Learned From Disney

First of all, the manner in which a conspiracy functions needs to be understood clearly. Everything one needs to understand about the basics of conspiracy is manifested in a single, memorable scene in the excellent film “The Incredibles,” by Brad Bird and the Pixar team, distributed by Disney. If you have never seen the film, here's the setting of the story: The protagonists are family members (father, mother, daughter, son, and infant son) who happen to have been born with superhuman powers. In this movie's world, they and others have inexplicably been born with super powers, and are referred to as “Supers.” Due to a series of events that occurred (destructive accidents, lawsuits against Supers, bad press, a campaign demanding that Supers cease using dual identities and simply act as normal folk, etc) this family, and everyone else born with superpowers, must do all they can to conceal their powers from the general public. For over a decade, Supers have been hiding their abilities in order to live out an anonymous, common-man livelihood. Because of current and/or previous involvement with Supers, there are plenty of non-Supers who have a vested interest in keeping these persons' identities secret – including government entities (who previously exploited and employed Supers), and other private entities who benefit from Supers-in-hiding (such as their former or current employers, etc).

The core of this scenario is precisely the definition of “conspiracy” – a minimum of two people conspiring together to keep something profoundly secret, or to withhold information from being exposed. Used in its most sinister definition, conspirators work together in committing a crime, fraud, or other wrongful act. In its nature, it is in the vested interest of all involved, or in any way connected, to do everything in their power to keep the secrets from being disclosed, or even any members of the conspiracy from being discovered, or from being prosecuted, or even from spilling their guts and confessing all. All involved in the conspiracy, directly or indirectly, are deeply motivated in keeping secret matters, as well as the members, quiet.

So, which scene in the movie am I referring to? Dash's visit to the principal's office.

Unfortunately, it seems that young, brash Dash, gifted with the ability to move at supersonic speeds, is a troublemaker. He is sitting in the elementary school's principal's office along with the school's well-meaning principal, and Dash's balding, stuffy, tightly-wound teacher. Dash's mother, also a Super, enters the office. She gets informed as to why Dash is in trouble: the teacher accuses Dash of putting thumbtacks on the teacher's stool. When Dash balks at this accusation, the teacher retorts “Look! I know it's you!” The mother, knowing her son's personality, suspects that her son is guilty but shows no sign of it. Instead, she questions the teacher, “You saw him do this?” The teacher admits he hasn't seen him do it, so the mother continues, “Then how do you know it was him?” The teacher then presents a video tape and says “I hid a camera.” For an instant Dash's terrified expression reveals his guilt, and simultaneously the mother shoots Dash a nasty look. (She now knows full well he's guilty.) The teacher plays the tape, which shows Dash's classroom. The teacher walks to his stool, and as the teacher sits down, Dash's body flickers for a split second. The teacher sits on his stool, reacts in pain from sitting on a tack, and the classroom erupts in laughter. Dash and his mother pretend to not be able to see Dash's flash of movement, and the principal squints incredulously at the screen. “You don't see it?” the teacher persists, and rewinds the tape. “He moves right there!” (rewinds again) “Wait wait, right THERE! Right as I'm sitting down!” Dash and his mother pretend to not to be able to see it. The principal is understandably confused. The teacher summarizes: “I don't know, I don't know how he does it, but there's no tack on my stool before he moves, and after he moves, there's a tack. Coincidence? I think NOT!” Dash and his mother put expressions of confusion on their faces.

The unfortunate principal is now required to consider one of two possibilities:

  1. Dash has some unprecedented superhuman ability that allows him to put a tack on the teacher's stool in a fraction of a second while appearing to be sitting across the room, and both he and his mother are covering up that fact. Or…
  2. His goofy, rather exasperating employee is a completely deluded nut, who holds a personal grudge against Dash and is eager to pin blame on him.

So, which possibility does he go with? Occam's razor, right? “You and your son may go now, Mrs. Parr. I'm sorry for the trouble.” The teacher loses it, “You're letting him go again? He's guilty! You can see it on his smug little face. Guilty, I say, guilty!” As Dash walks out, we are shown his smug little face smirking, knowing that once again he has gotten away with his petty childhood crimes.

The scene is comically brilliant and very humorous. All the roles are played perfectly. The school teacher is characterized as pompous and self-righteous, which causes the viewer to neither wish to sympathize nor want to extend him empathy for his dilemma. Being the protagonists, the audience is naturally in favor of mother and son not being exposed as Supers.

However, there's a huge problem: The teacher was correct. There really was no coincidence, Dash really has been putting tacks on his stool. The teacher actually had genuine evidence of Dash committing that act. The evidence was compelling enough that even the teacher had a difficult time coming to grips with its implications – that, somehow, this cocky little kid could cause a tack to be on his stool from over a dozen feet away, and from the moment he stands above his stool to the moment he sits down Dash's body flickers for only a fraction of a second.

Let's look objectively at this teacher's dilemma. What will result because of his persistence in pushing this evidence?

  • His sanity will be questioned.
  • His honesty, judgment and integrity will be questioned ever afterward.
  • He'll be branded as having an unreasonable grudge against Dash – which will probably result in greater empathy and lenience unfairly extended to Dash.

All this will unjustly befall the teacher despite the fact that he collected hard evidence of a crime being repeatedly perpetrated on him.

However, there is one single, critical reason why all of this will befall the teacher: despite the incredulous nature of the claim, the principal was either unable or unwilling to objectively scrutinize the evidence, nor give appropriate consideration to the teacher's conclusions. Given the background of the movie's world, the principal undoubtedly was aware of the existence of Supers, yet decided to dismiss any further analysis of the evidence – for is it not rude to throw suspicion upon this nice mother and her son? The teacher's a loon – case closed.

This scene in The Incredibles demonstrates a microcosm level of conspiracy. The characters in this scenario represent the following real world equivalents:

Dash – represents a conspiracy-connected criminal act or event, or a conspiratorial person who is guilty of committing a criminal act.

Mrs. Parr – represents every other person or entity which is even slightly aware of the conspiracy, and which has a vested interest in it not being exposed. (It doesn't matter if they are directly connected to the conspiracy or not – if they perceive that they will be directly or indirectly affected negatively, they will cover for the conspiracy or conspirator(s).)

The Teacher – represents any of the following classifications of persons:

  • victims of conspiracy members' actions and/or the event[s] perpetrated by them
  • the loved ones of the victims of conspiracy
  • those who seek to know the truth about an issue (often labeled “conspiracy theorists”) who feel compelled to investigate further
  • whistleblowers who had access to conspiracy data or evidence, and/or who learned about it first-hand, and who decide to disclose that information (typically at great personal risk)
  • whistleblowers who were active members of the conspiracy who have decided to divulge the secrets, pacts, oaths, data, etc – thus risking the retribution of other conspiracy members

The Principal – represents the naive “outsider”: John and Jane General Public who live their lives completely oblivious and not motivated to investigate further.

The Principal represents each and every one of us, who for all intents and purposes are completely outside of and ignorant of the conspiracy. We have already determined within our own minds that a large-scale, interconnected conspiracy is a concept so incredulous, so completely in defiance of Occam's razor, that we are unwilling to objectively review and scrutinize evidence of it. More than anything else, this mindset empowers, protects, and encourages the conspirators, ensuring their continued secrecy.

And this is exactly how this situation continues in the real world. There are those who are a part of a network of conspiracy, and there are those who are not. Those who are a part of a network may come from completely different backgrounds, and who may appear wholly and completely different in every way, yet they're able to identify each other through symbolism, signs, and key phrases. Additionally, they are oath-bound (most of them bound in blood oaths) in supporting, defending, and upholding each other.

Those Who Ought To Be Experts Allow Themselves To Be Naive

Despite the fact that conspiracy and secret combinations are a major theme in the Book of Mormon, a vast majority of LDS members are clueless to the nature of conspiracy, and most dismiss just about anything that hints at it. Ask the average LDS person to name a secret combination or secret society and what answers do you get? In the querying I've done, and from the reports of others, the most common answers are:

  • the Mafia
  • Street gangs
  • Neo-Nazis or “skinheads”
  • the KKK

All of these are rather valid answers, except for one problem: none of them are all that secret. There's been so many books, movies and TV shows produced about both the mafia and street gangs that both are far from being secret. They've been dramatized, documented, explored, and stereotyped to the point of being a bad cliché. Neo-Nazis are also not exactly secret – their clothes, appearance, attitude, and paraphernalia give themselves away almost immediately, so it's not exactly difficult to discover who their members are. The KKK would actually qualify as a secret society, however due to it's widespread documented historical involvement in horrendous crimes against non-whites, and their overt white-supremacist rhetoric, the KKK has been strongly (and deservingly) exposed and vilified in the public mind. Additionally, many of it's leaders and spokesmen are known to the public, so it's also not a very “secret” society anymore – at least not as secret as it was intended to be when founded.

If these, or similar organized-crime type of groups, are the ones that come to mind when you consider the term “secret society,” then please realize that you are asleep. Realize that I wrote this book precisely for you – and six years before I wrote it, I was just as asleep (or perhaps more so) as you are right now. I plead with you to please read and pray about every single word in this book.

I will begin your awakening by disclosing to you the secret society that is the most influential, widespread, and all-encompassing in the world today: the Freemasons (also known as the Masons, Masonry, the Masonic Order, the Scottish Rite, the York Rite, and similar names). Throughout the rest of this book, I will be quoting liberally from prominent Masonic authors and authorities, as well as from former Masons. From their own authorities' records, you will come to understand the origins, beliefs, and goals of their organization.

Many Christians Consider the LDS Church to Be a Secret Society

Be aware that not only do many Christians consider Mormons to be a cult, they also consider the LDS Church to be a secret society which branched off of Freemasonry. Our holy temples being accessible only to faithful LDS members, after dedication, gives credence to this belief, in their eyes. They also cite the following as evidence that the LDS Church is a branch of Freemasonry:

  • Some of the symbols on our temples are either exactly the same or similar to those used by Freemasons.
  • The temple endowment contains elements that are similar to Masonic rituals.
  • For a short time Joseph Smith and other early church leaders became entry-level Masons in order to find and convert other Masons with sorely-needed stone-working expertise to build the temple. (This will be addressed later.)
  • A few elements of LDS doctrine superficially appear similar to Masonic beliefs, while being different from mainstream Christian doctrine. (This will also be addressed later.)

A considerable number of Christian groups are convinced that the LDS are only “Christian” on the surface, yet are secretly pagan in their worship and beliefs – and they believe most LDS members are duped and don't even grasp that they are actually pagan. Thankfully, there's absolutely no truth in this. In order to come to this conclusion, these critics of the LDS Church must dismiss and strive to discredit:

  • the extensive and painstaking records kept during the Church's foundation and history (which, thanks to efforts like the Joseph Smith Papers project, are increasingly being verified and demonstrated as accurate)
  • the miraculous nature of the Book of Mormon's origin and translation
  • the inexplicable miracle of Joseph Smith's revelations, experiences and achievements, despite being raised as an uneducated farm boy, and being murdered at age 39
  • the Church's worldwide proselyting effort
  • the Church's practice of unpaid, lay clergy
  • the Church disseminating its entire doctrine to all (instead of hiding it from the public and only delivering it to its members, layered piecemeal fashion through multiple oaths and rituals)
  • the Church's belief that salvation is extended to all people (not just those who are “elite”)
  • the Church discloses its leadership roster to the world, and its leaders are required to be humble, meek, inspired, and practice what they preach
  • and all the other numerous, glorious and miraculous aspects of the LDS Church, including “Jesus Christ” being in the name of the Church, its firmly Christ-centered doctrine, its unabashed celebration of Jesus Christ's life, ministry, and atonement, the embracing of every aspect of the Bible, etc.

Critics must dismiss all of this and much more in order to condemn the LDS Church as an offshoot of Freemasonry, and not what it actually is: the restoration of Christ's ancient Church, organization and doctrine, delivered in purity from Almighty God, and not derived from the limited wisdom and understanding of men. God creates, Satan imitates.

Comprehending the Culture of Secret Societies

Those who were raised in non-Christian countries, societies or environments often are clueless as to the Biblical histories, stories, parables, symbolism and jargon that one is exposed to while growing up in Western cultures. Some of us may find it difficult to grasp how entirely foreign these things come across to non-Western cultures – just as, perhaps, Asian Buddhist or Indian Hindu histories, symbols, legends, and scriptures are prone to be entirely foreign to us. It's difficult for us to comprehend exactly their cultural and religious mindset without deeply studying or immersing ourselves in their environment.

On this wise, the deeply cultural, historical and even religious mindset of the members of secret societies is potentially so foreign to Christians as to be inconceivable. Secret societies aren't simply self-existing, periodic, disconnected entities that crop up then die off now and then in history, certainly not in the way we would think of organized crime syndicates. They are, in effect, a secret religion with an extensive theology, and deep awareness of historical events. Their origin goes all the way back to Cain. They glorify the time pre-dating the flood (which they do not deny occurred) as the most idyllic as ever existed on the earth. Their foundational beliefs, structure, doctrine, and most cherished teachings date back to ancient Babylon. They revere ancient Egypt as an exemplary era, a pinnacle. Theirs is a profoundly elaborate culture (while simultaneously being profoundly hidden) with rites and customs that date back millennia. Countless families, even dynasties, have been born into and raised with deep beliefs and understandings of these teachings and doctrines – no different than how Christians and LDS have been raised with the stories of the Bible, prayer, baptism, Sunday School, and the miracles of Jesus.

In order to understand the motives, goals, and agenda of the modern counterparts of secret societies, we must understand their ancient roots. When we fail to do so, we fail to grasp the reasons behind their actions and especially fail to comprehend the reasoning behind the agenda. When we fail to understand their beliefs, we allow ourselves to disbelieve evidence of their involvement in key historic matters. We allow ourselves to fall victim to a false sense of security – to dismiss valid data and evidence of their patterns as merely circumstantial or coincidental.

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