(Footnotes to be included in future version)
By Brishon Martin
(This article was originally written in 1999 in rebuttal to (CFR member and NeoCon/NeoLib) Daniel Pipes’ book: “Conspiracy: How the Paranoid Style Flourishes and Where It Comes From.” Updated 3.29.22
AYN RAND: “From Plato’s Republic onward, all statist-collectivists have looked longingly up at an ant hill [or bee hive] as at a social ideal to be reached. An ant hill is a society of interdependent insects, where each particular kind or class is physiologically able to perform only one specific function: some are milch cows, some are toilers, a few are rulers. Collectivist planners have dreamed for a long time of creating an ideal society by means of eugenics—by breeding men into various castes physiologically able to perform only one specific function. Your scientists [technocrats/”philosopher kings”] place, in such a society, would be that of toiling milch-brains, of human computers who would produce anything on demand and would be biologically incapable of questioning the orders of the anthropoid who’d throw them their food rations…[or carbon credits]… That dream…has already been achieved politically and intellectually…intellectually, in the mind of any man who accepts the science-ethics dichotomy. I believe that many of you were attracted to the field of science precisely by reason of that dichotomy: in order to escape from the hysterical mystic-subjectivist-emotionalist shambles to which philosophers have reduced the field of ethics—and in order to find a clean, intelligible, rational, objective realm of activity. You have not found it—not because it doesn’t exist, but because it cannot be found without the help of a clean, intelligible, rational, objective philosophy, part of which is ethics. It cannot be found until you realize that man cannot exist [as a happy and benevolent non-predator] as half-scientist, half-brute—that all the aspects of his existence are, can be and should be subject to the study and the judgment of his intellect and that of all human disciplines, it is ethics, the discipline which sets his goals, that should be elevated into a science. No man and no class of men can live without a code of ethics. But if there are degrees of urgency, I would say that it is you, the scientists, who need it most urgently. The nature of your power and of your responsibility is too obvious to need restatement… It is obvious why you should know—before you start out—to what purpose and service you choose to devote the power of your mind. If you do not care to know—well, I would like to say that there is a character in Atlas Shrugged who was dedicated to you as a warning… His name is Dr. Robert Stadler… If a professional soldier were to accept a job with “Murder, Inc.” and claimed that he is merely practicing his trade, that it is not his responsibility to know who is using his services or for what purpose—he would be greeted by a storm of indignation and regarded as a moral psychopath. Yet at his bloodiest worst, he could not perpetrate a fraction of the horrors achieved by any haughty ascetic of science who merely places a slip of paper with some mathematical computations into the hands of Khrushchev or Mao Tse-tung or any of their imitators in America… Accept…the moral principle that one does not surrender one’s mind into blind servitude to thugs, and one does not accept the job of munitions-maker for Attila’s conquest of the world; not for any Attila, actual or potential, foreign or domestic…”
What is a Platonic Philosopher King? Ayn Rand’s protege, Dr. Leonard Peikoff, has this to say by way of description of Plato’s Philosopher Kings: “…Plato has three broad classes of men: the men in whom reason is the dominant element, that is, the philosophers; the men in whom the spirited is the dominant element, that is…the military class; and the men in whom the appetites are most developed, namely the masses… businessmen and laborers… The question of politics for Plato is: Which group should rule?… The group that has to receive the ruling power in the state is the philosophers. They are the only men of reason… And…the philosophers must have unlimited power in the state. Philosophers, in a word, must be KINGS, absolute rulers… “Education, says Plato, must be wholly controlled by the state. We must have a thoroughgoing censorship of literature, music, philosophy, and science… We will allow people to hear only those ideas that are “good” for them, as judged of course by the authorities, the philosophers. We will tell people “noble lies,” that is to say, lies that are for the “good” of the people, as and when it turns out to be necessary. In other words, we are going to engage in out-and-out brainwashing. Thus, in Plato’s state, the ministry of propaganda and public enlightenment and its complement, the ministry of CENSORSHIP, are of the first importance… Plato is an ardent state-worshiper, and advocate of the view that individuals should systematically sacrifice themselves to serve the state.” Other names for this very ancient philosophy are: “The Babylonian Mystery Religion;” “Mithraism;” “Gnosticism;” “Masonry;” “Secret Societies;” “Zoroastrianism;” “Cabalism;” “Catholicism;” — with minor variations on the theme of the individual sacrificing to a man-“god” or King. I would argue, incidentally, that Plato is simply codifying the Babylonian Mystery Religion.
The definition of conspiracy from Oxford Languages is: “the action of plotting or conspiring,” and “a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.” From Wikipedia “A theory is a rational type of abstract thinking about a phenomenon, or the results of such thinking.” Combining those definitions, a “conspiracy theory” should be a “rational type of abstract thinking about a” “secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.” By that definition, a conspiracy theory doesn’t carry the negative connotation of the irrational. Yet, in our modern cultur that negative connotation is widespread. How did this happen? In practical terms this article gives you a lot of information aimed at answering that question:
As Peikoff said in the quote above, Plato coached his progeny to gain TOTAL CONTROL and thus, TOTALITARIANISM. This totalitarianism, in the realm of education, culture and language, results in a range of terms which function as form of psychological warfare. These terms stigmatize and stifle any debate about the models of reality that the terms are meant to represent. A sampling of these weaponized terms range from “anti-vaxxers;” “anti-maskers;” “extremists;” and the grandaddy of them all is the all-purpose smear: “conspiracy theory,” or “conspiracy theorist.” If you have heard these smears aimed at a person or group and felt primed to dismiss some theory, some person, or some group, as de-facto irrational, and thus unworthy of consideration because their views are outside the mainstream, or if you have been afraid to express your views on a controversial issue because you fear being stigmatized with one of these smears; then you have experienced your mind under assault. Further, if you have used these terms as pejoratives against others — without extensive investigation — then you have succumbed to the attack and have become a perpetrator you sling this kind of weaponized language (perhaps without realizing the harm you do to yourself and others).
The term “Anti-concept” was introduced by novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, in her article, “‘Extremism,’ or The Art of Smearing” and she stated in this article that anti-concepts: “consist of creating an artificial, unnecessary, and (rationally) unusable term, designed to replace and obliterate some legitimate concept – a term which sounds like a concept, but stands for a ‘package-deal’ of disparate, incongruous, contradictory elements taken out of any logical conceptual order or context, a ‘package-deal’ whose (approximately) defining characteristic is always a non-essential. This last is the essence of the trick.”(*) The ‘package-deal’ or trick, with the anti-concept “conspiracy theory” is that it packages together conspiracy with irrationality implying that it is irrational to believe in the existence of conspiracies. However, it is not intended to smear all theories involving conspiracies. There are some conspiracies, or NARRATIVES, that the creators and knowing pushers of this anti-concept want you to believe – their own.
People’s models of the conspiracies that groups engage in can be rational or irrational. “Conspiracy Theory” is aimed at obliterating non-elite promoted, yet TRUE, valuable, or legitimate and thus rational models of a conspiracy/s. The smear “Conspiracy Theory” functions to demotivate and undermine consideration of those who challenge the official mainstream narratives of the elite Internationalists/Globalists, “Technocrats,” aka the Philosopher Kings.
The goal with such weaponized language is to get the average consumer of them to: (1) Dismiss NON elite/Globalist approved narratives; and (2) uncritically accept elite/Globalist approved narratives. A rational narrative supporting those who don’t embrace vaccines (or untested gene therapies); for those who don’t embrace wearing masks; for those who oppose “Digital IDs/Vaccine Passports” is possible but the Philosopher King’s language assault is meant to get you to believe otherwise. If the smear “conspiracy theory/ist” stands in your mind as meaning a de-facto irrational conspiracy theory then what room is left for a rational conspiracy theory? Motivated by fear and unconstrained by knowledge, anti-concepts undermine one’s motivation to create objective models, narratives or theories.
Besides being an anti-concept as it is widely used today, “Conspiracy Theory” is often accompanied by a battery of logical fallacies including: ad hominem; appeal to authority; and the argument from intimidation. The intended and widespread effect in popularizing this all-purpose smear is to make people dependent on “leaders;” governments; mainstream media; the United Nations; and on other globalist-controlled “authorities” (including willing or compromised “leaders,” “doctors,” “scientists,” and technocrats like Gates, Faucci, Biden, Schwab, Kissinger, etc.) to determine which conspiracies are within the bounds of reason and which are not. In fact, we hear a chorus of highly paid and/or deeply compromised (a la Epstein like compromise programs) globalist propagandists assuring us that if we doubt the mainstream media, or “authorities,” then we are “crazy tin-foil hat-wearing conspiracy theorists.” In “Plato’s Cave” it’s critical that the Philosopher Kings control the programming but let’s here it from the horse’s own mouth. David Rockefeller gives us an indication with this quote from 1991: “We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.” The “plan for the world” Rockefeller is confessing here is a global government which has many names: “New World Order,” “Technocracy,” “Global Governance,” “Internationalism,” “Globalism,” “Ecumenism,” etc.
Rockefeller’s “Supranational…intellectual elite” are essentially the same as Plato’s “Philosopher Kings,” and Rockefeller is again, quite open about where the elite Philosopher Kings are leading humanity (from his 2003 autobiography): “Some even believe [the Rockefellers] are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I’m proud of it.” While I don’t generally trust the words of those from the Philosopher King PREDATORY class, in this case I won’t argue with him.
Rockefeller is not the only Philosopher King to let the cat out of the bag about their end-goal. Through the years the Philosopher King’s marching of humanity toward world government has been an open secret for those with the time and inclination to investigate their own organizations and documents. I have been so inclined since at least the publication of Dr. Peikoff’s 1984 book “The Ominous Parallels: the End of Freedom in America,” where he argues that America is going FASCIST. I concur. In fact, I maintain that humanity is witnessing the end game of a transformation from relative freedom (at leaset in the West) to global fascism. The transition to fascism could not happen without a secret conspiracy because most humans would resist it. Thus, SECRET plotting and machinations by the predatory Platonic Philosopher Kings, who are conspiring against our rights, is a vital part of this transformation.
While my goal here is not to promote or demote any particular alternative theory, model, or narrative about important historical events that have taken place – events which usually led to wars or totalitarian laws or both — I do want to cite some examples of how going against the mainstream globalist narrative can bring on the “Conspiracy Theory” charge, a charge which strikes fear in the hearts of many particularly journalists, academics and politicians. This charge works as a disciplinary device that has been effective in defining certain events as off limits to inquiry or debate. This unchallengeable, or off-limits, nature of raising legitimate questions about official narratives destined to inform the public’s opinions, worldview and narratives include:
(*) The 1963 JFK assassination and the CIA-informed Warren Commissions conclusions with its “Lone Gunman” theory;
(*) The 1964 “Gulf of Tonkin Incident” which was used as the Casus Belli for expanding the Vietnam War;
(*) The events surrounding Israel’s bombing of a Naval ship the USS Liberty in 1967 thereby killing 34 US soldiers;
(*) The events surrounding the US Government’s actions at Ruby Ridge,” “Waco,” and the Oklahoma City Bombing (events which set up the now being cashed-in-on narrative that nationalists and constitutionalists are de facto racists and “domestic terrorists”);
(*) The government’s theory of a conspiracy surrounding the events on 911 and the official report on this event, and questions like why Kissinger, a friend of Bin Laden’s family, was originally put in charge of the investigation, plus why was “The Patriot Act” already written and enacted directly in the wake of 911 (Has the US National Security Act (1947), or the USA Patriot Act made us more or less secure? Here, the ACLU says less: https://www.aclu.org/issues/national-security );
(*) The (now acknoweldged) problems in the government’s claims that Iraq had WMD and why it was attacked by the US, despite no ties to the events of 911 and the same with the war in Afghanistan etc.
(*) The US government bailout of banks which set up the sub-prime mortgage crisis and who compromised the ratings agencies;
(*) The last two years of the Corona/Covid justified medical martial law that was enacted in virtual “LockStep” around the globe.
As human beings, we have evolved in a context where our very survival depended on belonging to, and being accepted by groups. Feeling hesitancy, or fear, about believing or doing things which might get us abandoned or attacked by the group is commonplace. Expressing skepticism with our social group(s) can be threatening and may indeed subject us to an increased risk of abandonment or attack. Social groups typically have a kind of immune system to help them survive, sometimes at the expense of individuals in them. Like Plato (also the father of collectivism) Platonic Philosopher Kings embrace collectivism for the masses, (while practicing a form of MONARCHY amongst themselves), which overtly sacrifices the individual to the agendas and will of the Philosopher Kings — particularly to the top Philosopher King. I think it’s obvious that those predatory Philosopher Kings willing to sacrifice the lives of other humans will have no hesitancy in engaging in weaponizing our language/s. That this weaponizing of language has taken place is not benign or accidental but rather it’s a type of strategic control, a form of mind or ego-control.
Back to the issue of weaponizing language for a moment, as the article above notes, the popularization of the smear of “Conspiracy Theory/Theorist” goes back to the CIA (and its notification to its bureaus) about how to deal with the fact that many Americans were questioning the official narrative about the events in Dallas in 1963 and the Warren Commission’s “Magic Bullet Theory.” The CIA itself informed the Warren Commission.“ To quote: “Conspiracy theory’s acutely negative connotations may be traced to liberal historian Richard Hofstadter’s well-known fusillades against the ‘New Right.’ Yet it was the Central Intelligence Agency that likely played the greatest role in effectively ‘weaponizing the term. In the groundswell of public skepticism toward the Warren Commission’s findings… the CIA sent a detailed directive to all of its bureaus. Titled “Countering Criticism of the Warren Commission Report,” the dispatch played a definitive role in making the “conspiracy theory” term a weapon to be wielded against almost any individual or group calling the government’s increasingly clandestine programs and activities into question… CIA Document 1035-960 was released in response to a 1976 FOIA request… The directive is especially significant because it outlines the CIA’s concern regarding “the whole reputation of the American government” vis-à-vis the Warren Commission Report. The agency was especially interested in maintaining its own image and role as it “contributed information to the [Warren] investigation.”(*)
The gist of the CIA’s strategic counter-attack against individuals coming up with alternative narratives, models or theories of what happened in Dallas was to weaponize our language with “Conspiracy Theory” and it was not the only time the Platonic Philosopher Kings weaponized language. In Rand’s 1971 article “Credibility and Polarization” she further states about “anti-concepts” the following: “The use of anti-concepts gives the listeners a sense of approximate understanding. But in the realm of cognition, nothing is as bad as the approximate… One of today’s fashionable anti-concepts is “polarization.” Its meaning is not very clear, except that it is something bad, undesirable, socially destructive — evil. It’s something that would split the country into irreconcilable camps and conflicts. It…serves as a kind of “argument from intimidation”: it replaces a discussion of the merits…of a given idea by the menacing accusation that such an idea would “polarize” the country – which is supposed to make one’s opponents retreat… It is doubtful…that one could get away with declaring explicitly: ‘Let us abolish all debate on fundamental principles!‘… If, however, one declares ‘Don’t let us polarize,’ and suggests a vague image of warring camps ready to fight (with no mention of the fight’s object), one has a chance to silence the mentally weary. The use of “polarization” as a pejorative term means: the suppression of fundamental principles. Such is the pattern of the function of anti-concepts.”
Objective standards of trustworthiness (as high as those that apply in an honest court of law) should apply to any “leader,” politician, billionaire, government official, the United Nations, or to their frontmen. And these very people have been caught lying and/or being engaged in corruption countless times in order to gain and keep power. Just in the US, recall the Watergate break-ins scandal from the Nixon era; Iran-Contra “guns for rebels” and “No new taxes” from the Reagan-Bush era; continuing the Bush dynasty such whoppers as “Weapons of mass destruction” and “Mission Accomplished;” then the bald-faced, and televised, lies and courtroom testimonial evasions with Clinton, and his ties to pedophile blackmail ringleader Epstein (ties shared by Trump, Gates and many others). As for the narratives: “Covid came from a bat” not from illegal and immoral research labs funded by Pope of Science Fauci; “Untested shots are safe;” “Protestors are Domestic Terrorists;” “Health/Green/Digital Passports are for your safety;” keep this historical context of deceits in mind when weighing the credibility of any claims coming from the Philosopher King’s stable of minions.
Instead of being intimidated, or appealing to an unreliable, untrustworthy authority, when trying to suss out the cause of a political event or agenda, we should ask: (1) Who has the motivation – who benefits?; (2) who had or has the opportunity; (3) who has the means; and (4) who has a historical track record of doing similar things — especially when it comes to a track record of seeking global dominance. Could the groups that benefited the most from an event or agenda, who had the most opportunity, greatest means, and best track record, have conducted it themselves as a “False Flag” or enabling “Catastrophic, Catalyzing” event?
With the the Covid “crisis” magnificently dove-tailing with the “Great Reset,” “The Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Gate’s “Decade of Vaccines,” “Green/Vax passports,” and “having no private property,” large numbers of people are waking up to our Philosopher King’s war against us. Their unifying and global government agenda has been pushed for decades by: the United Nations; its NGOs and “Public/Private” [FASCIST] partners; globalists of all stripes; their organizations and foundations like the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, Klaus Schwab and his World Economic Forum, Davos, Bilderberg, CFR, RIIA, and many other institutions including the Catholic Church and Silicon Valley’s fascist and heavy-censoring high-tech Guilds or Cartels. Just recently 20+ world leaders called publicly for a “new global settlement.”
In sum, the Platonic Philosopher Kings, their functionaries, and even unwitting dupes, are weaponizing language in an effort to make us confused, fearful and above all OBEDIENT in order to make themselves globalist totalitarian masters of the “New World Order”(George Bush Sr.). They are using weaponized language to advance their agenda of “One neck for one leash” as Rand puts it. One of their predatory battle tactics is an insidious abuse of language and communication which goes beyond propaganda and truth suppression, to the prevention of wayward and unapproved thoughts; accusations of mental illness; and charges of “Domestic Terrorism” all reminiscent of the Church’s INQUISITION. As the brilliant investigative journalist Whitney Webb reports: “It is important to point out that such initiatives, whether HARPA [the new federal agency…that would work with the Department of Justice] or [former Federal Attorney General] Barr’s newly announced program, are likely to define “mental illness” to include some political beliefs, given that the FBI recently stated in an internal memo that “conspiracy theories” were motivating some domestic terror threats and a series of questionable academic studies have sought to link “conspiracy theorists” to mental illnesses. Thus, the Department of Justice and “mental health professionals” have essentially already defined those who express disbelief in official government narratives as both a terror threat and mentally ill — and thus worthy of special attention from pre-crime programs.” Seems the Emperor feels like disrobing in toto.
If there is an honest and benevolent desire to stem a supposed rising tide of irrational theories going against government narratives there is a supremely effective way to stem such irrational theories: end the secrecy; open up the archives; declassify all the relevant documents and evidence; and stop destroying evidence. But when this has been suggested the answer is that secrets must be kept for the purpose of “national security.” In other words, the GLOBALIST Philosopher Kings hide behind the fig leaf of protecting THE NATION-STATE’S SECRETS, while actually protecting their global monarchy. When and if the secret archives are opened up and independent and honest historians are allowed to study and publish their findings we will get much better history and narratives. For example, “Tragedy and Hope,” (by Clinton’s mentor Carol Quigley) came out of the “Council of Foreign Relations” (CFR) opening their archives to Quigley. Similarly, “The Conspirator’s Hierarchy: The Committee of 300” came out of The British government’s archives being opened to historian Dr. John Coleman; not to mention Antony Sutton’s excellent work on the West creating the Bogeyman of the USSR with the “Cold War.”
As it is NOT the security of any nation but rather the security of the Globalist Technocratic Platonic Philosopher King’s system that is being protected by all this secrecy, instead of smearing “Conspiracy Theorists,” do yourself, and other autonomous, independent, BENEVOLENT freedom lovers, the honor of expecting the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I highly recommend the work of both Whitney Webb (Unlimited Hangout) and James Corbett (the Corbett Report) for true journalism.
The need to come up with theories to model reality is necessary for all humans in order to function in reality. Smearing us as crazy, mentally ill, or “Domestic Terrorists” does not change or address that need. Appealing to the fallacy of “Ad Hominem” (name-calling) and the use of anti-concepts are what one would expect from someone who is guilty and who seeks to hide their crimes and predatory motives. When asked to open their archives, if government’s balk tell them what they tell us: “If you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to fear.” Putting a finer point on it: JAMES CORBETT puts it like this: “Although we live in a time when it is possible for nebulous government agencies [and fascist cartels] to know every detail of our life…we are also living in an age of unprecedented ignorance about what our own governments are actually doing… Somehow we’re expected to go along with the sophomoric sophism that if we ‘have nothing to hide then we have nothing to fear.’ Yet, at the same time we are asked to believe that the government must keep all manner of information secret from the public in order to carry out its work of “Protecting” the public.”
In view of the unprecedented positions taken in regard to Communism (“social justice”) and state coerced acceptance of shots by our first ever Jesuit Pope, here’s Dr. Leonard Peikoff tying in humanity’s current decent into global tyranny to the historical masters of Platonic Philosopher King Totalitarianism: PEIKOFF: “…It is instructive to observe that PLATO is the father of Western RELIGION and the father of Western COMMUNISM and that both of those are beautifully integrated in his philosophy to form one coherent whole. This is a very helpful identification when you observe that the two branches of his decedents [COMMUNISM & CHRISTIANITY] pose as warring antagonists…” For more on Pope Francis’ Platonic totalitarian politics see this excellent article by Stephen Hicks and Maria Marty:
And finally, Ayn Rand understood the true ultimate end of the Vatican and state’s it in the quotes below:
(1967) “The Catholic Church has never given up the hope to re-establish the medieval union of church and state, with a global state and a global theocracy as its ultimate goal…” and:
“(Requiem for Man) …The encyclical insists emphatically on only two political demands: that the nations of the future embrace statism, with a totalitarian control of their citizens’ economic activities—and that these nations unite into a global state, with a totalitarian power over global planning. [Rand quoting the encyclical] “This international collaboration on a worldwide scale requires institutions that will prepare, coordinate and direct it… Who does not see the necessity of thus establishing progressively a world authority, capable of acting effectively in the juridical and political sectors?…” and:
“The Vatican… is an institution geared to a perspective of centuries, to scholarship and timeless philosophical deliberation…”
In other words, long-range planning is the two thousand year old Church’s specialty. Now as the world’s first global monarchy reveals itself, to those of us able to see its unmistakable totalitarian (Platonic) essence, I recommend that benevolent, autonomous, freedom-lovers enjoy the time they have left as they are primary prey in the crosshairs of our predatory global monarch, his top officers, and his minions.