Updated: Sep 2
Source Gary Allan
Chapter 1 - Don't Confuse Me With Facts
Most of us have had the experience, either as parents or youngsters, of trying to
discover the "hidden picture" within another picture in a children's magazine. Usually
you are shown a landscape with trees, bushes, flowers and other bits of nature.
The caption reads something like this: "Concealed somewhere in this picture is a donkey
pulling a cart with a boy in it. Can you find them?" Try as you might, usually you
could not find the hidden picture until you turned to a page farther back in the
magazine which would reveal how cleverly the artist had hidden it from us. If we
study the landscape we realize that the whole picture was painted in such a way as to
conceal the real picture within, and once we see the "real picture," it stands out like
the proverbial painful digit.
We believe the picture painters of the mass media are artfully creating landscapes for
us which deliberately hide the real picture. In this book we will show you how to
discover the "hidden picture" in the landscapes presented to us daily through
newspapers, radio and television. Once you can see through the camouflage, you will
see the donkey, the cart and the boy who have been there all along.
Millions of Americans are concerned and frustrated over mishappenings in our nation.
They feel that something is wrong, drastically wrong, but because of the picture
painters they can't quite put their fingers on it.
Maybe you are one of those persons. Something is bugging you, but you aren't sure
what. We keep electing new Presidents who seemingly promise faithfully to halt the
world-wide Communist advance, put the blocks to extravagant government spending,
douse the fires of inflation, put the economy on an even keel, reverse the trend which
is turning the country into a moral sewer, and toss the criminals into the hoosegow
where they belong. Yet, despite high hopes and glittering campaign promises, these
problems continue to worsen no matter who is in office. Each new administration,
whether it be Republican or Democrat, continues the same basic policies of the
previous administration which it had so thoroughly denounced during the election
campaign. It is considered poor form to mention this, but it is true nonetheless. Is
there a plausible reason to explain why this happens? We are not supposed to think so.
We are supposed to think it is all accidental and coincidental and that therefore there
is nothing we can do about it.
FDR once said "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it
was planned that way." He was in a good position to know. We believe that many of
the major world events that are shaping our destinies occur because somebody or
somebodies have planned them that way. If we were merely dealing with the law of
averages, half of the events affecting our nation's well-being should be good for
America. If we were dealing with mere incompetence, our leaders should occasionally
make a mistake in our favor. We shall attempt to prove that we are not really dealing
with coincidence or stupidity, but with planning and brilliance. This small book deals
with that planning and brilliance and how it has shaped the foreign and domestic
policies of the last six administrations. We hope it will explain matters which have up
to now seemed inexplicable; that it will bring into sharp focus images which have
been obscured by the landscape painters of the mass media.
Those who believe that major world events result from planning are laughed at for
believing in the "conspiracy theory of history." Of course, no one in this modern day
and age really believes in the conspiracy theory of history -except those who have
taken the time to study the subject. When you think about it, there are really only two
theories of history. Either things happen by accident neither planned nor caused by
anybody, or they happen because they are planned and somebody causes them to
happen. In reality, it is the "accidental theory of history" preached in the unhallowed
Halls of Ivy which should be ridiculed. Otherwise, why does every recent
administration make the same mistakes as the previous ones? Why do they repeat the
errors of the past which produce inflation, depressions and war? Why does our State
Department "stumble" from one Communist-aiding "blunder" to another? If you
believe it is all an accident or the result of mysterious and unexplainable tides of
history, you will be regarded as an "intellectual" who understands that we live in a