by Uri Dowbenko
"History is the lie commonly
So it goes that most history books are
wrong, or at best, highly inaccurate. Disfigured by the lies of the
times, they typically present factoids without context -- and
usually without any hint of the power struggles and conspiracies of
academicians and other hacks employed by the Power Elite, mainstream
history books usually present a biased world view, so the Ruling
Class can govern without interference.
There are, however, rare exceptions.
Jim Marrs' "Rule by Secrecy" is a challenging and provocative history of
the world framed by the realities of secret societies. It is a
literal encyclopedia of hidden knowledge.
"Secret societies not only exist,"
he writes, "they have played an important role in national and
international events right up to this day."
Marrs begins with modern public
policy and political action groups of the Power Elite -- the
Council on Foreign Relations,
Bilderbergers, the Royal Institute
of International Affairs, the
Round Table Group, and the
Order of Skull and Bones. He then
assesses current world affairs manipulated by the financial
Rockefellers, Morgans, and
Rothschilds, as well as their
private centralized banking cartel -- the euphemistically-named
Federal Reserve Board.
"The concept of conspiracy has long
been anathema to most Americans who have been conditioned by the
mass media to believe that conspiracies against the public only
exist in banana republics or communist nations," writes Marrs.
"This simplistic view, encouraged by a media devoted to
maintaining a squeaky clean image of the status quo, fails to
take into account human history or the subtleties of the word
Marrs then probes the history of
the 20th Century -- the Wars in Vietnam, Korea, World War
I and World War II, explaining how Wall Street and City of
London bankers have financed not only the Nazi War
Machine, but the Russian Revolution and the Rise of Communism as
Surprised? Every person indoctrinated by establishment textbooks
believes that historical events are the result of accident --
the carefully laid stratagems of men who make money on wars -- men
with connections to secret societies and the politics of the occult.
Moving back through the so-called US Civil War, or War Between the
States, Marrs reveals the history of secret society
agitation, the Anti-Masonic Movement, the French Revolution,
Jacobins and Jacobites, and of course, the American Revolution and
the interference by
the Illuminati and their plots
against Liberty and Freedom. Marrs also tells the story of
ancient secret societies like the Knights Templars, Rosicrucians,
Priory of Sion, the
Merovingians and the far reaching
web of conspiracy which dominates world history.
Going back even further, Marrs relates the history of the
Road to Rome, the Cabala, the enigma of
the Sumerian civilization,
the Anunnaki, and the Floods
and Wars of primordial earth. "Rule by Secrecy" is clearly
written, thought provoking, and totally entertaining. And it's the
best available alternative history of Planet Earth.
A former journalist, Jim Marrs is the author of the landmark
deconstruction of the JFK Assassination, "Crossfire" (1987),
"Alien Agenda" (1997) and "Psi Spies" (2000).
Standing on the shoulders of independent researchers and authors
like the late Gary Allen, A. Ralph Epperson, G. Edward Griffin, John
Coleman, Jonathan Vankin, Dr. Antony C. Sutton and Eustace Mullins
to name a few, Marrs admits that the book he's written is "the
kind of book I would have liked to have read fifteen years ago."
"The immense wealth of information
on secret societies, most of it written long ago, is
filled with names, dates and events that are meaningless to
modern readers," writes Marrs. "Therefore judicious
editing and space limitations make this study somewhat cursory
by necessity. It is my hope that just enough detail has been
retained to support this account of secret society activity
while still providing ease of reading over a very complex and
Marrs notes, for example, that
court hagiographer Niall Ferguson, a 1998 Oxford Fellow,
history tutor and author of an extensive
Rothschild Family history, is
"a self-styled atheist from a
Calvinist background who paid no attention whatsoever to the
metaphysical aspects of the Rothschild background, their
knowledge of Cabalistic tradition, or their connection to
Freemasonry and other secret societies."
Is it willful ignorance? Or calculated
omission of the facts?
By dismissing occult politics in its historical context, many
authors miss the mark in their analysis. They miss the hidden
interconnections which reveal the power struggles of realpolitik and
vouchsafe the reputations of the Ruling Class Criminals.
Media watchdog organizations like the right-wing
Accuracy in Media (AIM) are
especially suspect, even though they pretend to watch out for the
"Writer Michael Collins Piper
in 1990 made public that AIM founder Reed Irvine was paid
$37,000 a year as an 'advisor for the division of international
finance of the
Federal Reserve System,'"
writes Marrs. "Noting that many Fed members also belong
to the secret societies, Piper wrote,
'To this day, Irvine and
AIM never touch on any subject which is sensitive to
the interests of the international Establishment: whether it
be the Bilderberger group, the Trilateral Commission, the
Council on Foreign Relations or the truth about the
privately owned Federal Reserve.'"
Marrs also deals with the current
trend toward world domination under the guise of globalism or
"The question of whether or not a
plan for one world government is a sinister conspiracy to
subjugate the population or simply an attempt to facilitate a
natural evolutionary step is a matter still to be decided,
apparently with little or no help from the media," writes
"But one thing is absolutely clear," he continues. "It is
apparent that globalization or one world government or
the New World Order is not
simply the imaginings of conspiracy theorists or paranoids, but
the articulated goal of the secret brotherhoods, organizations
and groups, all of which carry the imprint of the old orders of
Freemasonry, the Round Tables and the
"If the CFR, the Trilateral Commission, and the
Bilderbergers are simply innocent well-intentioned people
working to bring about a peaceful and prosperous world, as they
claim, then why all the secrecy?" he asks.
"Why all the front organizations,
some of which are the antithesis of others? Why do they
obviously distrust public attention?"
Marrs' conclusion is chilling --
"Which leads to the single most
important question: If they do create a centralized one-world
government, what's to prevent some Hitler like tyrant
from taking control?"
The fingerprints of conspiracy also have
taken Marrs to examine the roots of war in the context of
"American capitalism needed
international rivalry -- and periodic war to create an
artificial community of interest between rich and poor,
supplanting the genuine community of interest among the poor
that showed itself in sporadic movements," says history
professor Howard Zinn.
"World War II was fought to stop
fascists in Germany, Italy and Japan who had been created and
financed by secret society members in the West. Despite
the deadly nature of the war, American and British society
members continued to do business with the enemy and then
rearranged their reconstruction afterwards. Nowhere was the
duplicity more evident than in President Roosevelt
failure to alert American troops at Pearl Harbor of the
impending Japanese attack brought on by his own containment
"Rule by Secrecy" is a
fascinating history of insider world politics. It should be required
reading for every high school and college student.
"It is evident that, to whatever
degree, individuals connected by blood, titles, marriage or
membership in secret societies have manipulated and
controlled the destinies of entire nations through the fomenting
and funding of war," writes Marrs. "These people consider
themselves above the morality and ethics of the average man.
They obviously look to some higher purpose whether that be sheer
wealth, power or perhaps some hidden agenda concerning mankind's
origin, destiny and spirituality."
"Rule by Secrecy" is an absolute
must for every thinking person's library. In a call to action, the
book ends with a self-empowering concept that,
"knowledge is indeed power.
It is time for those who desire true freedom to exert themselves
to fight back against the forces who desire domination through
fear and disunity."
"It is a time for truth -- about our
past and our present, about who really rules and about what's
being done to this planet in the name of progress and
profit....The time for secrecy is at an end."
"Don't wait for the corporate controlled media to inform and
explain," writes Marrs. "Read and listen to everything
within reach and search for sources of alternative information
-- on the Internet, in documentaries, in old library
books and unconventional bookstores. Read and watch things you
normally wouldn't. Then quietly contemplate. Use that God-given
supercomputer called your 'brain.' Perhaps more important, feel
what's right within your heart, your soul, your