“My dear brethren, do not ever forget… that the loveliest trick of the Devil is to persuade you that he does not exist!” – Charles Baudelaire, The Generous Gambler
That quote, often ignorantly assumed to have originated in some recent Hollywood movie or other, came from Baudelaire, and it has a couple of applications in today’s world. One is the obvious, literal meaning: many a ‘sophisticate’ or ‘freethinker’ today scoffs at the idea of a Devil, ridiculing the ‘religious nuts’ who believe a Devil exists.
Likewise, the same type of self-styled sophisticate or intellectual-wannabe scoffs at the notion of conspiracies, implying that they happen only in the imaginations of the gullible and credulous, or in today’s parlance of psychobabble, the ”paranoid.” Believe in conspiracies? You are obviously paranoid, and in need of the services of a ‘mental health professional.’ Or you are a tinfoil-hat wearing, right-wing conspiracy nut.
Leftists do believe in conspiracies, but only right-wing ones; strange, since most of the world’s disastrous Communist revolutions came about through conspiracies.
But somehow the very idea of conspiracies at work in the world is discredited amongst a large segment of the population, so that people are left powerless to even deal with the idea. In our very peer-pressured society, nobody wants to be the one lone ‘nut-job’ in a group of people who believes conspiracies happen, or that much of what we see in the world today is evidence of a widespread and only halfway-concealed conspiracy.
Some of the scoffers state baldly that conspiracies are not likely to work because, according to popular wisdom, most people can’t keep a secret, and if it is not possible for a fairly large group of conspirators to keep a secret, then conspiracies can’t be successful. And if such plots are likely to be revealed by loose-lipped plotters, then conspiracies must necessarily be rare occurrences, hence not something to worry about.
Considering the obvious examples where conspiracies did occur and did succeed in their aim — such as the plot against Julius Caesar, or the Bolshevik Revolution, or the French Revolution, or even our own revolution — where is the counter-evidence that conspiracies seldom happen, much less that they seldom succeed?
H.G. Wells, known to many as a science fiction/fantasy writer, was also a one-world utopian socialist, and titled one of his works The Open Conspiracy. Even now, we see the fruits of that effort; the one-world notion didn’t begin with the 1960s as many people assert. It has been a longstanding plan, going back centuries.
Emerson Livgren here writes on how the discrediting of the ‘conspiracy theory’ has been used to demonize or marginalize those who warn of or even speculate about possible conspiracies. So Baudelaire’s phrase about the Devil convincing us he does not exist has illustrated how possible conspirators can disarm people, leaving them vulnerable to possible conspiracies. Convince people that conspiracies are a preposterous notion, that they just can’t or don’t happen, deride people who warn or caution against conspiracies — and you have a flock of easily-fooled people, people who are afraid mostly of being held up to ridicule by their peers. The conspirators can go on with their half-hidden machinations, confident that people have been well-conditioned not to speak out.
Further complicating things, however, is the fact that there is such a thing as disinformation, admittedly used to discredit those who warn about conspiracies by spreading preposterous or questionable information. This adds confusion to the stories, and often the disinformation is so bizarre that it tends to taint the legitimate reports by association. People then don’t know what to believe, or they dismiss everything as lies, disinformation, or ”paranoia.” This works very well for those who are trying to conceal facts. People become cynical, hyperskeptical and jaded, and this serves the purpose of making the truth hard to sift out. There are blogs which many of us can think of which warn against conspiracies — but which present facts that strain credulity even for the open-minded. This isn’t helpful to the average truth-seeker.
This is our situation now, what with the globalist agenda.
For instance, most of us have heard of the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan, which seems to describe perfectly what is happening to Europe — and to us — now. But there are those who say this is all White paranoia, having no basis in fact. Yet if this plan is a forgery or a hoax, how does one explain the odd fact that the same script is being followed in each and every country that was once part of Christendom, in every Western, once-White country? Coincidence? If so, it’s an awfully big and unlikely coincidence.
Common sense, in cases like this, does not support the idea that the same conditions could just happen, by accident or coincidence, in so many countries at once. And we have the words of many of the world ‘leaders’ expressing ideas that betray intent, not just chance.