PART VI: ANCIENT SECRETS
by Anthony Forwood (2011)
52: From Religion to Science: The New Belief System
What we take for scientific fact is not always an accurate perception. Science is no less influenced and distorted by selfish human desires than is anything else. That certain inaccurate beliefs and understandings are held by the masses is desirable to those who wish to control, while knowledge of certain more accurate truths is purposely ignored, suppressed, or distorted.
This can be seen throughout history, such as the attempts of the Church to maintain its control of the masses by denying or forbidding anything that threatened the belief system that kept it in power. They burned heretics such as Giordano Bruno for advocating the work of Galileo, drowned purported witches indiscriminately for the merest indication of holding heretical beliefs, and sent their masses to war against non-believers throughout the land, killing millions upon millions of people over the centuries of the Church’s reign.
The advent of science brought a slow but certain death to the power of the Church, and the reigns of this power were eventually passed over to a new form of rule governed by a new belief system. This was largely due to the growing awareness of the masses regarding the fraudulence and corruption of the Church, and it was becoming too much for the Church to continue to hold the masses in their sway. The Church had relied greatly on the people’s awareness of their underlying spiritual nature, using it as a means to control and dominate them. They did this by teaching that the spirit lives on after death, either going to heaven or hell, and that whichever one a person would go to depended on their conduct during life. This knowledge of the spiritual human aspect was used as a method of intimidation, but it came to a point where the entire religious system was no longer able to control the masses this way, and a new method of control was needed. The idea of a human spirit needed to be obliterated completely from the minds of the masses. Better would be a belief system that was cold and mechanical, where there was no place for matters of the spirit and human souls were unimportant.
This turning point was marked by the eventual recognized transfer of power from Church to State, with the State taking over the ruling powers while the Church continued on but with much less power. The old belief system was no longer very effective in its purpose and a new structure was built into the State that filled that purpose while also allowing a certain necessary flexibility that the Church’s structure did not. This flexibility, of course, was the ability to make or change laws and beliefs as was needed, without such an extreme measure as divine intervention, which was not supposed to happen within the Church except on the rarest of occasions.
Science blossomed out of the freedom of the Renaissance after the Dark Ages of Medieval Europe ended. Civilization underwent a major transformation at this time, and this was the dawn of a new world order, the transition from the old belief system to a newly developing one that held so many possibilities and offered so much room for free exploration, in comparison to the staleness and disillusionment of the old system. Science was being heralded as the ultimate verifier of truth, based on its set of rigidly objective laws and meticulously stringent protocols of inquiry. It opened up the exploration of nature’s mysteries, and the pursuit of new discoveries and inventions that might benefit society – and further the secret agendas of the alien group.
The masses were introduced to new products and inventions that made their lives easier or more interesting, and certain of these were so successful that over time empires of wealth and power began to develop among the industrial magnates who succeeded best in their fields. These empires came to be as wealthy and as powerful as nations, and began to become allied with governments in matters of industry and trade. This guaranteed immense long-term profits for the industrialists, while keeping them in the pockets of the governments they were allied with. Such alliances worked well, and the industrialists came into a power of their own, particularly in the areas of transportation and communications, which nations have since become more and more reliant on. These two industries were vitally important in connecting the masses together, and in so doing, creating a unified society. These two industries would allow for the contamination of an entire population with the beliefs and ideas that those who controlled these industries chose to expose them to.
The rule of the State has actually been no more than a stepping stone in the relinquishment of power from the Church and transferring it into the hands of a new entity we know as Science and Technology, which are now suddenly dominating over the lives of the masses so completely and so beyond common understanding that people seem to have little real choice but to surrender to them.
Knowledge was once kept secret through the traditional methods of the mystery schools, and this had worked so well for so long for those in power. They had erected the old belief system of religion, which dictated what was truth through divine law as it was supposedly passed down from the gods themselves. Secret knowledge was now to be protected from the masses through a belief system that would contain certain purposeful omissions and distortions, and which would use the sheer complexity of understanding and the compartmentalization of knowledge into different fields of study to better hide certain truths and falsehoods. The priests of the old system came to be succeeded by the scientists and technicians of the new system. They were heavily indoctrinated in the new beliefs and were trained to perform the new rituals and incantations that were required of those new beliefs to extract their power. These scientists and technicians were overseen by a new council of elite ‘high-priests’ who dictated through certain establishments of authority what pursuits were to be followed, what new truths would be accepted, and what was to be regarded as taboo. These establishments have continued to exist since their inception, and have expanded into further establishments as necessary to oversee and contain each area of study that science and technology come to encompass as they grow in size.
Science and technology have crept into almost every conceivable area of human life and understanding, and these pursuits have not always been led with an altruistic or humanitarian spirit. Working for the common good has often been the original intention of the inventors and discoverers of the scientific and technological advancements that have been made in our time, but the pursuits that the high priesthood of Science and Technology have taken and continue to take have been driven ever more so by an increasing desire for ever-new realms of power and control, rather than for human advancement. Beyond the transportation and communications industries, which both burgeoned at the turn of the twentieth century and have continued to grow and diversify ever since, other industries became mainstays for an expanding population of ever more willing consumers. These consumers were influenced by advertising, an industry all its own that has been as ‘necessary’ to us as the insurance industry or any number of other industries that have been devised by unscrupulous entrepreneurs interested only in power and profit.
After World War II, Capitalism was sold to the people of the western world as the American dream, and would-be Capitalists began to crop up everywhere as the development of an ever-increasing amount of new products and services came into being through the continual advances of scientific and technological pursuit. The desire in the minds of the masses to have such things was established through a steady stream of advertising, and merchants and marketers made these products and services available as factories, warehouses, office buildings, and retail stores cropped up more and more.
The new belief system being constructed by science was offering so much knowledge and understanding, and the technology from this was always promising to provide greater ease and pleasure to the consuming public, who became hypnotized by such promises and began to live and work for no other reason than to consume and be fascinated by what was essentially a new form of magic.
At the same time that consumers were being mesmerized by Science and Technology, their lives were being taken over by the demands of social expectations. Capitalists drove their employees like robots, expecting certain standards from them that were at first limited to workplace activities, but have since come to extend to personal matters, using these standards to coerce employees into being loyal and dedicated workers. This has also created different social classes, such as the familiar distinction between blue-collar and white-collar workers, and has greatly magnified the distinction between the rich and the poor.
With the development of industrialization came the need for specialization in the work force, and this prompted the availability of specialized training. Schools and universities were set up to provide the education needed for future work-forces, and these learning centers were also carefully controlled by the high-priests of Science and Technology and those they served. It was necessary to be able to screen prospective students of the new belief system that was to be taught, in order to control who could pursue certain professional careers and who could not. For this reason, scholarship programs were designed that would give those favored candidates easier access to the education that would draw them into positions that could be controlled, and prominent schools and universities such as Yale and Harvard were used as conduits for siphoning off the best minds that had been most heavily indoctrinated in the new belief system, offering them career placements where they would be the most useful to those in control. Many secret societies have lodges or clubs at these universities, through which they bring in these chosen individuals and prepare them further for the work that they will do for the controlling powers.