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Thats what it says on the cover anyway, and any book that claims to be that powerful is worth a second look. But first the author. David Icke is a very controversial figure, from a sportsman and sports commentator to a self claimed son of a higher being and author of world changing books is quite a step, and one that hes taken a lot of public flak for. After becoming involved in enviromental and green issues, his ideas took off on a massive tangent and since then he has been promoting his own conspiracy theory of which this book forms only one small part. To some he is a nutcase, and in his books he admits to hearing voices and paranoid illusions which make good evidence for that case. To others he is a good marketeer, theories of this nature will always be very controversial and therfore sell books in large volumes. To others he is more dangerous, his close affinity with world order conspiricies can be seen as being a bit to close to the Third Reichs anti-semitic theories that enabled the Holocaust to take affect. To some people he is a small light of truth in a wilderness of dark ignorance. What he is you will have to decide for your self. In his own defence against the accusers who call him a nut, he replies..."Todays mighty oak is just yesterdays nut that held its ground". He may be right.
This book follows on from his many previous books which form a continuous body of work. Those of you not familiar with his ideas may find that his theories are extreme and somewhat difficult to swallow at first, but afterall this is the book that is going to change the world. The ideas in the book are presented in a random order, there is no particular plot line, more a stream of ideas that blend from one agenda to another. Basically the outline is this. There is at work, and has been for thousands of years a controlling body that manipulates the world. Governments, banks and corporations are all puppets to this group. Most people dont know that they fit in to a big picture, because if you allow people to think they are free then they have no need to look into the inner workings of the world around them. Wars are started, governments toppled and business deals made, all at the say of this shadowy organisation as a way of maintaining control and more importantly making money. History has been re-written by these people and the esoteric knowledge that would set man free has been surpressed.
These illuminati theories are not new, but Ickes book introduces some big changes. He believes that this ruling elite is an alien race that came to earth thousands of years ago, the evidence of which can be found in the writtings and mythologies of ancient Sumeria and Babylon. Not only have they been controling the worlds events since this time they also have one distinguishing feature. They are inter-dimensional reptiles able to pass between worlds. This is where it all gets a bit hard to swallow, these theories have been aired before in the works of Von Daniken and Sitchin both names that have also been tarred and feathered over the years. He belives that the reptilians have interbreed with the humans and the resulting half breeds are the human like leaders who run our countries and rule our world. With this group in total control of information and power they can make the world of today and its history seem any way they wish.
The problem I have with his theory is that he cant lose. If he is right, and the world leadership is being manipulated to keep us all in our place, then how can we prove he is right. If he is wrong then he is just another controversial theorist exercising freedom of speech and making lots of money along the way. That said there are ideas in the book that make you think differently about the world around you, but a lot of it goes just a bit too far into the realms of fantasy..or is that just what they want me to believe?
Its a book for conspiracy theorists, political activists and those interested in the idea of the New World Order, its always controversial, its always on the edge, but it is a bit difficult to believe. But then as Gandhi said "even if you are the minority of one, the truth is still the truth"