7 Alan Watt: Reality Check
Alan Watt’s content was freely provided on his website: Cutting Through The Matrix. Now I am sharing it freely with you.
You don’t know me from the wind
You never will, you never did.
I’m the little Jew who wrote the Bible.
I’ve seen the nations rise and fall.
I’ve heard their stories, heard them all,
But love’s the only engine of survival.
Your servant here, he has been told
To say it clear, to say it cold,
It’s over, it ain’t going any further.
And now the wheels of heaven stop,
You feel the devil’s riding crop,
Get ready for the future, it is murder.
Things are going to slide in all directions.
Won’t be nothing, nothing you can’t measure anymore.
The blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold
And it has overturned the order of the soul.
When they said “repent”— I wonder what they meant.
—the late Leonard Cohen, Singer, Songwriter
MIND CONTROL: THE BIG TEST/LESSON (2006)
By the late Scottish prophet Alan Watt:
MARCH 2006—Alan gave the full talk REALITY CHECK (bombs of truth and prophecy) in 2006, via a transcript on his website Cutting Through The Matrix. (Sadly he died suddenly March 4, 2021. He was broadcasting on Feb. 28, a few days prior. I could not find his obituary. His wife Melissa is now renewing the website and she told us in September 2022 that he died of a heart attack at home.) Alan’s official website is CuttingThroughtheMatrix.com.
Alan Watt made radio broadcasts going back to 1998 on the “Sweet Liberty” broadcast and shortwave radio with Jackie Patru as the host. (This is an excerpt but I hope you will go and read the entire talk.)
Reality Check 1, is available as a
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Watts begins, “We’ve discussed the histories of mind control basically. We’ve gone through the histories of ancient religions, how they started up with civilizations, and the meaning of civilization. The money system is part and parcel with religion in the system called civilization.
“The techniques to control the peoples haven’t really changed that much. The same techniques are used, only on a much larger scale, plus children in school start the indoctrination process early and accept the world as it’s been presented to them.
“Many, many thousands of years ago, civilizations rose and fell; and really, by “civilization,” we’re talking about the creation of “artificial systems.” Money, of course, is an unnatural thing to use for barter. It’s of no use in itself. It’s supposedly a tool. That’s how it’s pushed through. It’s helped by using a third party; those who introduce the money ultimately control those who barter and those who buy.
“From money, they build cities. Cities are an artificial hive—a “beehive” as Plato called them; and through cities, these civilizations really are one civilization under many faces. Because they must use money in a city…city dwellers can’t feed themselves. They’ve trained the people outside to accept money for their food products and so on, then the civilization will build a “standing army” from within the city. With the standing army they go outside the city and conquer other peoples—force them into the system.
“They force them to use money. Give them a religion. Charles Galton Darwin (the grandson of Charles Darwin) said, “Every civilization has really been a form of slavery for the people,” and he was all for it. That was a NATURAL ORDER according to him; and of course, those who are trained in power and control of the people are trained in this technique since birth.
“THEY are brought up listening to a different version of reality than someone brought up in a local housing area. They’re told that “the realities of life,” how the predators should be at the top of the natural order. They’re predators of course, because they’re such hypocrites. As good predators, they can’t tell us how they’re really feeding off us or manipulating us for different ends, because you and me are “children” who don’t understand these things. Those with the low IQ’s, you know the little people at the bottom of the hill, you’ve got to keep them in the dark: they are the profane.
“Profane in Masonic Masonry means “those in the darkness,” which is a real hypocrisy in itself, because it’s like breaking the legs of cow and then kicking the cow because they can’t get up. That’s the hypocrisy of this system and that’s how they view the public as “children.” They’ve broken our legs and they hate us because we can’t get up. We’re pathetic; and of course, so they claim that we need them. THIS IS THE LOGIC OF THE PREDATOR.
“Now when you listen to the Elite talking, if you ever mix amongst them, you’ll hear them discuss this kind of stuff quite freely. “Oh the people need us. The masses, the peasants, the profane, they need us.” It’s like saying the mice in the field need that hawk; and so they rationalize this nonsense.
HARAPPANS (some of the Invisibles)
“From the days of Babylon and before Babylon, they called themselves the Harappans. This is the name that’s been stuck on these people by historians, just to give them a name, but the Harappan culture extended all the way from Egypt right through the Middle East to China.
[Historians claim the Indus River Valley Civilization, 3300-1300 BC, also known as the Harappan Civilization, extended from modern-day northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India. Scholars are still piecing together information about this mysterious civilization, but they have learned a great deal about it since its rediscovery. Its origins seem to lie in a settlement named Mehrgarh in the foothills of a mountain pass in modern-day Balochistan in western Pakistan. There is evidence of settlement in this area as early as 7000 BC. Via www.khanacademy.org]
“If you go into the ancient Minoan cultures, you’ll find the Minoan’s in the Aegean Sea controlled all the trade routes. They controlled all the merchandising on the sea, land, everything. They also had indoor plumbing and central heating, even hot water for bathing and showers and I assume, they had a beautiful lifestyle. They had painted frescos in every room, hand painted and it was just a wonderful existence for this high ancient elite, who obviously didn’t create the culture themselves or the system.
“They had got it from a previous civilization in turn; and so it comes to this Empire. We’re looking at people down through the ages who are intergenerational and who pass their system on to the next.
“Now of course that does seem to be what this is all about, because DYNASTIES and POWER NEVER GIVE UP POWER. When they do move, because it was their turn to lose in warfare, because they have turns, you see.
“War is to create change and to make profit, not for what the public thinks. Sometimes the ones who decide “we’ll lose this time,” will actually move, generally, to their enemy’s camp, who are their friends, and share the loot and bring up their children and slap the name of the country on them; and they don’t care what they call the country.
THE ELITE NEVER, EVER GET MASSACRED OR WIPED OUT with their wealth. They just move. They move all down through the ages. They bring on catastrophes to an empire when they’ve used up that empire and they’ve already created another one to move into and then they flatten the old one and move on. This has been the system for thousands and thousands and thousands of years at least.
“It’s a beautiful world, this road to progress, this destiny of progress. It’s never been defined to the public exactly where you’re going; and that’s not by chance. Although it is told you legally through movies and novels and even songs. That’s called “predictive programming”, because legally they must tell you what they’re doing, and they do all the time in the movies and novels and music. (Read that again – they TELL us. They have to…)
“Plato described the whole technique. Today, we call it a form of indoctrination of “predictive programming.” Which means that through fiction or through anything—you’re enjoying yourself, while you’re being entertained undercover.
“ENTERTAIN: “TAIN” comes from tin, the cover. When you’re “under the cover”, your censor part of your mind is not working.
“You’re unaware that you’re being downloaded like a computer. All the little emotional techniques they use, and you’re identifying with a hero or the female as the heroine and all that kind of stuff, once you start identifying with the characters, they’ve got you—because they can take you anywhere, no matter what that character does. As long as you identify this much with them, they then can take you that much into where they want you to go emotionally. Therefore, when the real things started happening in your own life, you say, “This is kind of familiar to me” and you don’t object to it, because you’re thinking, “I guess it’s the only way we could go in society in this particular area. I guess it’s a natural evolution,” but your mind was prepared, because these guys are the shepherds you know. They’ve got another bunch of slaves and scientists that work for them, who do this mind control business; and they farm us, to an extent.
“The trick of Darwin was to make you think we just evolved in 200,000 BC and before that, he even said 10,000 BC, which is rubbish. This whole evolution thing is actually a Masonic doctrine. It’s nothing to do with what we think it’s meant to be. It’s a Masonic doctrine. Darwin was just pulled out of the hat by the Royal Society, which was a Masonic scientific establishment chartered by the British Crown to exist. He basically gave the “Origin of the Species” etcetera to justify the right of certain types to rule; and he wasn’t talking about other animals or animals. He was talking about “them” over us. Evolution is a caste system. It’s to verify a caste system, to reinforce it and of course, it’s worked very well up until now. (And we believe it.)
“Going back to the Minoan’s, we know they also shared and were part of the ancient Egyptian elite, because the frescos on their walls have the same imageries, styles, techniques used as you’ll see in the frescos inside some of the tombs inside—in Egypt. They even had the little curls down at the front locks of the youth that they used to depict youth in Egypt.
“Yes, they make perfect sense. A real elite wouldn’t live in a place where they could be easily attacked. They would have a front—an empire or a city and come in and out of it, certainly, but they would also have somewhere safe, such as in the middle of the Aegean Sea. That’s where we get much of the Minoan history from today.
THE REAL MAFIA SYSTEM: THIS IS THE MOST ORGANIZED GANG ON THE PLANET. IT’S A GANG SYSTEM.
“Interestingly, the Minoan’s used a double-headed axe in their religious ceremonies, the symbol of the fascia, which comes from down through the ages. We’re looking at something the Catholic Church used afterwards, thousands of years later. Minoan’s lived around 5,000 to 6,000 BC and here is the same symbology used by their own Catholic church, who simply inherited their culture from the Greeks who moved into Rome. The Elite, of course, brought all this symbology with them.
“The Greeks got it from the Minoans. This is an endless stream of symbology, down through the ages, of language, you might say, which they understand very well; and which some very high Masons understand; and which some people, who are natural adepts, can figure out themselves, but there’s not many of them.
“The Catholic Church used this Minoan fascia of the axe with the bundle of rods around it, meaning “strength was in numbers.” When you get one twig you can break it easily, but you get a whole bunch of them in a bundle and try to break it in one go, it’s harder; and so the nobility—the ruling elite must stick together at all costs, you see. In the middle of the bundle is the main shaft of the fascia—the actual axe itself.
“On either side, you’ll see the fascia symbols or system, often elite, encircling the center shaft and they’re all tied together. They’re bound together by oaths, you see, in blood and money and so on—and their own secret religion. Yes, they’re creating a system going back, way way back into the mists of time.
“Civilization to the elite is that which is ABNORMAL. They create the ABNORMAL. They are the deviants so they create the ABNORMAL. Nothing normal can come out of deviancy. That makes sense.
“You’ve got an artificial system which “CONNED” the little people. The word CON, COHEN, CAIN, KAHN, KING all comes from the same root of PRIEST. They conned people to use money and then of course they could create their cities. Hire people for a standing army. You can’t get a bunch of guys together to go and conquer anybody if you don’t have some means of keeping them there—some kind of a reward. They’ll just go home eventually, get bored and fed up.
“Money is always the key to this civilization, this building process: building of cities, empires, society itself. Freemasons like Albert Pike and Mackey and a whole bunch of other ones are always extolling their own virtues of being able to build society, build culture. In the Middle Ages, where they built their cathedrals and their big huge churches and so on, they’d often build them either next to or on top of existing ones; and so, as they’re building the new one, demolishing the old. The old system is buried and demolished as they’re building up the new one.
“We have an elite who’ve used war, money, cities, culture creation, religion and all the things that come into the culture festivals, generally based on lunar and solar and stellar mythologies, to keep the people in check. Keep them happy, dumbed-down, stupid and obedient more than anything else, because obedience is so important.
“SELECTIVE BREEDING is what they’re getting at; and “don’t let the lower head rule the upper head” is what they say to (Masons), and nobody understands that. That’s why it’s always in their language. It’s a breeding program. A first generation Mason can’t get up terribly high, even in the second degree of the Scottish Rite; but if he marries an Eastern Star, who, again, is up two generations, then the offspring can go higher—the son of the Mason and then the third generation can go much higher still. Therefore, you’re breeding upwards through selective breeding and they’ve wisely chosen for you at that level, just like the nobility’s wives have always been chosen for the men.
“What you do in your free time when you’re not breeding is up to you, as long as you’re both kept in a good financial style. She can do what she wants and you can do what you want. There’s no love there. LOVE is something which is FAIRLY NEW that’s been MARKETED TO THE PUBLIC; because people, even in the past, in the lower orders of things, married out of necessity, male and female; and they really didn’t have a good life, either one.
“When the Normans came into Britain and introduced this wonderful system of lordship over the public, and also subservience to the king, the head chutzpah; and then you have the lords and the feudal lords below them; and the sub-lords they’re servicing and their own patch to guard over and use—the peasantry were bought and sold with the land. In English, they elected to change peasants to SERFS.
“They didn’t like the word slavery because “we’re a Christian country and we can’t have that in our history books, so we call them serfs. 90% of the public were serfs, you see, and were bought and sold with the land. It started from the time of the Norman invasion, who brought civilization to Europe. This is the same civilization slaughtering people, and it was massively financially backed as well. Many years in the making of this, tremendous logistics in keeping them all supplied at sea and on land, it was much bigger than WWII, and costs and the whole thing and time. This is an ancient system coming through here backing it heavily; and it was a “must be.” THEY HAD TO CONQUER EVERYTHING AND ELIMINATE ALL OPPOSITION, WHICH THEY DID, and they were terrible rulers. They were inhumane, terribly inhumane.
Watts said: “WE ARE THE SHEEP. They are the GOOD SHEPHERDS. We are now run by so many bureaucracies and expert NGO groups that speak for us, even though we don’t know who they are; this is who’s running the world today. We’ve been under tremendous mind control for such a long time—under intense control. WE ARE SELF-MAINTAINED SLAVES.
“They can never look at themselves honestly, because good psychopaths cannot. They run on ego, super ego. That’s why they’re PSYCHOPATHS and they get their way regardless of the consequences to anyone around them, because they have no empathy for others. They can work together, as long as they’re working towards a common goal and they’re always sharing the loot, but the time obviously comes when good psychopaths have to turn on each other.
“Population Control counsels were held by Britain under Thomas Malthus in the 1700’s. They discussed methods of culling off the excess people through disease or creating housing schemes, basically on swamp-lands and unhealthy areas… stuff that we did to the American Indians, in other words. Put them in areas where they can’t eat very well and the climate isn’t the best and with the swamp mosquitoes or whatever, then plagues breakout. They even had it worked out, under Malthus, that the poor houses they created, they threw you in when you were broke or you owed money for your rent, as most folks did. If you didn’t have money, they’d throw you in a debtor’s prison, which costs you money, by the way. That was added to what you owed. Then they kicked you out into the poor house where you were forced to work until you died, and you didn’t last long. In the poor house, most women and children lasted six months at the most, and this was called a more efficient way of disposing of the “POOR UNFORTUNATES,” as they called them.
“We are now run by so many bureaucracies and expert NGO groups. This is who’s running the world today. A world run by the “Natural Order,” they call it, just the intellectual elite, those who have proven, as H.G. Wells said, they have proven to history and to the wealthier families who have accumulated for centuries that they are the natural elite. They have the right to control the lesser, you see, those in profane, those guys at the bottom of the hill there. You know the guys that Moses left behind.
That’s the story about Moses, of course. MOSES WASN’T A REAL PERSON. It was a myth that was born from Egypt and before that from India. It’s nothing to do with a person as such or a wandering captive people. It’s the “Natural Order,” according to the mystery religion, because the so-called Israelites, who had been slaves, were still slaves, were still base people. In the story, which is exoteric and esoteric, they’re down at the bottom of the mountain and its lightning and thunder going around there, so they can’t get up. They can’t follow Moses up the mountain, because only the illuminant man can, you see—the illuminant man, the one who’s illumined and has spirit. You see: THE PROFANE DON’T HAVE SPIRIT. THERE’S the BIG SECRET. You’re base. You’re creatures of instinct, as Paul said in the New Testament.
The mob, who are slaves, stay slaves basically and they stay there; and of course, being slaves and dumb and stupid, they make a golden calf because the slaves, the base ones, want a two-legged or at least a four-legged, something solid anyway, to worship. They don’t want a god or something that they can’t see, feel and touch. They want to worship something physical; and so Moses the illumined one goes up the mountain, up the degrees, up the scale to talk to God. He went where the rest could not follow. That’s what it means. That’s the simple esoteric story of it. Moses in Egyptian means “CHILD”. Unless you become as a child you cannot see the kingdom of heaven. Ramoses is a child of Ra. Thothmoses is as child of Thoth; and on and on we go.
“This is the REAL HISTORY, which isn’t hidden if you want to find it.
What are we really up against here?
Watts continues, “Those who are willing to open Pandora’s Box will eventually come to this big question. Is there any white knight out there? Is there a cavalry coming at the last minute? It’s all in the books and in the novels and the movies and religions. You have to participate in life to offset this; and participating in life, which means KNOW YOURSELF, COME ALIVE and use your life for it; because if you don’t, it’s game over for everyone.
“Most people don’t care about anyone else today, that’s true. I’ve heard it so many times. “Well, thank God. I’ll probably be retired and I’ll spend my pension, I’ll be dead, thank God,” because they don’t give a damn about those who come next, which also means that they don’t give a damn about all of their ancestors that came before them and suffered and slaved and so on, so that they could relax with a pension.
THERE’S NO CONTINUITY BETWEEN THE PAST, PRESENT AND THE FUTURE.
“Ego-syntonic behavior has been encouraged and it’s very possible brain damage has occurred as well, since Arthur Koestler who worked at the United Nations, wrote a book called “The Ghost in the Machine” and he worked on ways to lobotomize that part of the brain that gives you yourself awareness and your critical survival capabilities. He was working on ways to destroy that chemically, through viruses, or whatever. Koestler wrote about it all in his book. He was all for it right to the end. It’s a square line to you. He said: the masses won’t need those instincts anymore because the scientific elite will be making all their decisions for them. We’ll be well managed. Whereas those who manage us must retain survival capabilities so they could steal your planet earth into the future. That’s what the rulers at the top talk about, of course, as they talk about us. But we must not know this kind of stuff. We’re just children. It’ll give us nightmares. Don’t tell the children what we’re doing.
“They’re telling you their system. They show you their religion from evolution, which is their belief system both physical and spiritual, because they do believe in reincarnation; but they don’t believe everybody reincarnates. There’s a whole theology behind that, even though encouraged to believe in it amongst the lesser, as they call it.
“They have a different belief system for themselves, a specialized one; well, naturally, a special one. You can’t foresee what everyone else is. So there’s the physical and inbreeding which is terribly, terribly important to them because it’s part of the “spiritual recycling,” you might say, of the same dynasties within dynasties; and that’s what they claim gives them their power and intellect and the right to dominate and so on; and they give us religions.
“Religion is to tie, to rebind, to re-tie. They tie our minds down. When you’re tied, you’re not free to think. We’re told we’re free, so that’s how it compensates. We’re told we’re free, even though we’re crippled at birth by a system, that is indoctrination.
“They give us good shepherds, down through the ages, with this little shepherd crook to pull you; and they are crooks. That’s where the word comes from. THEY ARE THE CROOKS AT THE TOP AND THEY ARE VERY PROUD OF IT.
We have sun gods, all down through the ages; and we have Mary’s, all down through the ages. There are all these virgins, and of course, there are so many sun gods all down through the ages, who come back and tell the same stuff; and iron crosses, because the sun crosses, you see, at the meridian points and so on, and the sun sets highest in its crossing and we have the cross of the sun. WE’VE BEEN CONNED MIGHTILY. We’ve fought each other over all this rubbish. We’ve been very predictable sheep indeed.
Always learning but never knowing. NEVER KNOWING.
There’s a war raging, alright, but you will find its theatre of operations inside the human psyche. It is a war on consciousness, an atrophy of culture and its stark consequences is the spiritual malaise of humanity.
Freemasons, for one, understood that information was power. Concealing beyond the prying eyes of the lower orders, the esoteric mysteries of the universe.
Then as now, it’s not enough for these people to hold a monopoly over knowledge, they must deprive everyone else of its illumination, or go one further and spread ignorance. To complicate matters, what was formerly held sacred has become profane and what was formerly profane has become sacred, to quote Robert Sepehr. -Writer Dustin Broadbery
Watt said: “This data doesn’t mean it is truth or anything else. We’re stuffed full of incredible data today. That doesn’t mean it’s true, any of it, or even that it’s necessary to know.
“The only person who could be “natural” today would be a few survivors in the Amazon who haven’t been caught yet and handed a credit card and cell phone, because these are called “primitive societies,” and there’s some left in Borneo and different places. They have no need of psychiatry or medicine or pharmaceutical agencies. They don’t know what high blood pressure is or diabetes or therapy or psychoanalysis. These “primitive men,” as they call them, really are probably more in-tune with their reality, more than we could ever imagine. You’ll see them staring in the jungle at a tree away somewhere. They’ll stare for two or three hours. That’s got meaning for the person.
“We’d say, “What’s the profit in it? What the purpose? Profit: Purpose.” However, he’s getting some mental healing out of it, whatever it is happening; and as long as he’s doing it, live and let live. Leave him alone. He doesn’t need pills and tranquilizers and TV or soaps or anything else. This guy can survive in his own way and all of his offspring will survive for thousands and thousands of years if you leave them alone. We can’t. We are interdependent on the system. The system that makes us go crazy makes you interdependent on the system.
“Life is supposed to be an experience of ALL emotions, and it’s in-between emotions, neither happy nor sad; but they can’t have that, you see. When you’re neither excessively happy nor sad, you might think; and if you think, that could be a danger to those who RULE YOU.
“That’s why you’re crammed with all this worthless data and all these choices of “who’s going to do my thinking today. How many channels on TV can I get, or how many radio stations?” Or, “How many video games can I play with today, but give me someone else’s thoughts because I don’t want to use my own. It’s too much of a burden.” THINKING IS A BURDEN.
“We’re guided like sheep to the slaughterhouse. Most will go willingly because they’ve swallowed reality hook, line and sinker, as it’s been presented to them. Those who understand what’s going on are caught in different degrees of sides. Join a patriot side. Join a militia side. Join this that and the other. All these sides are given for you by the same elite who run things at the present.
“THEY’VE ALWAYS GIVEN US OUR HEROES TO FOLLOW, ALWAYS. Albert Pike said that: “We always give the people their heroes.” That’s why they never lose. So you don’t follow people. These Elite are the masters of manipulation. You really think you can beat them by learning the law and using their law against them?
“The only way you can beat this is starting with yourself, because you have to know yourself and start to dominant yourself and think for yourself, because we are up against incredible, incredible evil. I hate even using the word because the whole English language is all Masonic, and EVIL IS JUST LIVE BACKWARDS.
“IQ levels are dropping. It doesn’t happen by chance—you’re born with an IQ. When it starts dropping, something has happened to make that happen. What can do it? Bacterial warfare? Bio-warfare techniques? Injections? They were discussing this back in the 1700s and 1800s, using inoculations to do it, talked about at big meetings in Europe.
“Bring down the populations. They don’t just talk about it. They have a Department of Population Control at the United Nations. What do you think it means? A wish list that they sit and dream about? No. It means that they will implement it and they can’t tell (us) the children. “Hey, you’re going to have a shorter life. You’re going to come down with crippling diseases and you’ll die out there.” They can’t tell you the truth. You don’t tell the children the truth. It’s scary.
“There’s so much to encompass, so much, so many directions; so much of the esoteric to explain to you. There’s so much of the exoteric to explain to you for things to start happening. Therefore, I went through doing just a little intro. Just gives you a petty quick synopsis of the past and the present and where we’re going in the future—very shortly, actually.
“We’re getting sprayed like bugs from the sky with those who have eyes to see. Like bugs. Like you take a can of Raid and spray it over an anthill. That’s what they think of us and not one person in major media will talk about it. Why?
BECAUSE: THE MEDIA IS ONE OF THE MOST ESSENTIAL ARMS OF GOVERNMENT. IT’S PART OF GOVERNMENT. THEY COULDN’T GIVE YOU THEIR MATRIX REALITY WITHOUT IT. THEY COULDN’T KEEP YOU IN IT WITHOUT IT.
“It’s not all gloom and doom. It’s not all gloom and doom at all, but before you can save others, you’ve got to save yourself; and to do that you have a lot of work to do, a lot of decisions to make. Most can’t make those decisions. Most will say, “Hey, leave Pandora’s Box closed. It’s scary in there. It could be dark. I might fall in,” but there’s always brave souls who will and that’s the ones who come alive. The dead will never make choices. The choices are made for them.
I talked about the stage-by-stage plan, how we live in a big business plan. In big business plans, they have five year, ten year, fifteen, twenty, fifty year, seventy-five year, one hundred and fifty year plans. The same as institutions and foundations. Foundations can literally exist for hundreds of years, specialized with specific tasks to hire, recruit, and retire, and rehire, and recruit, and retire and so on, and train, until they achieve their goals. They can take centuries to do it with unlimited financing. So, it’s not so difficult, you understand, to plan the future that you want to bring into being, when you have incredible financing, especially when you work with the boys that make money out of nothing, thin air, and they give you Central Banking systems, and fund all governments, which means everybody goes cap in hand, in politics to the masters for their backing, even to run in politics and get their approval and so on. The whole system in other words, the whole system is rigged. And that’s why things have never gotten better in the Western World for oh, maybe fifty years, maybe longer, actually. transcript-1696/
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** KASOS: Minoans and Venetians?
I don’t want to overwhelm anyone with so much ancient history but keep reading if you want to connect some dots:
The southernmost island in the Aegean Sea, Kasos lies southwest of Karpathos, and is east of Crete. The first known settlements there were Minoan and Mycenaean in origin. Kasos is the southernmost of the Dodecanese chain of islands, “a crossroads of civilisations, an important navigation route from antiquity to recent times,” according to its current culture ministry.
In 2018, marine archeologists discovered 58 shipwrecks around the Fourni islands, further north in the Aegean, describing it as possibly the largest concentration of ancient wrecks ever found in the Aegean, even the whole of the Mediterranean. Most of the wrecks were from the Greek, Roman and Byzantine eras. The ships carried goods to and from Greece, the Black Sea, Asia Minor and North Africa.
In 2019, archaeologists discovered five shipwrecks dating from several different historical periods. Scientists have also found evidence that points towards an ancient port facility in Kasos.
In January 2021, marine archeologists revealed four shipwrecks, dating back to Greek, Roman and Byzantine eras. One of the wrecks was 2,000-year-old Roman ship. Archaeologists found iron cannons, pottery, and more.
(According to Homer (Iliad, 2.676), Kasos contributed ships toward the Trojan War.) Will ancient shipwrecks hold the key to lost port of Kasos and Minoan ship builders? Archaeologists came across several types of amphorae (pottery). More: https://www.express.co.uk
Following the Bronze Age “collapse,” Classical Antiquity is the period of history between the 8th century BC and 6th century AD centered on the Mediterranean Sea, with interlocking civilizations of ancient Greece and ancient Rome known as the Greco-Roman world. It is the period in which both Greek and Roman societies flourished and wielded huge influence throughout much of Europe, Northern Africa, and Western Asia.
Kasos closely followed the history of nearby Karpathos.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasos – cite_note-be139-1 [Melas, E.M. (2010-03-12). “Minoan and Mycenaean Settlement in Kasos and Karpathos”. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. 30: 53–61. doi:10.1111/j.2041-5370.1983.tb00435.x.]
Along with Karpathos, Kasos was “subjected” (ruled over) from 1306 until 1537 by the Venetian Cornaro family, then Kasos belonged to the Ottoman Empire.
The Venetian Republic was a sovereign state and maritime republic in parts of present-day Italy (mainly northeastern Italy) which existed for 1100 years from 697-1797 AD. Centered on the lagoon communities in the Adriatic Sea, it incorporated numerous overseas possessions in modern Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Greece, Albania and Cyprus. The republic grew into a trading power during the Middle Ages and strengthened this position in the Renaissance.] [The family and name Cornaro are said to descend from a patrician family of Ancient Rome. The Cornari(o) were among the twelve tribunal families of the Republic of Venice and provided founder members of the Great Council in 1172 AD. They are The Invisibles at a later timer period.]
The Ottoman Empire started sea campaigns as early as 1423, when it waged a seven-year war with the Venetian Republic over maritime control of the Aegean, the Ionian, and the Adriatic Seas. In the 13th Century, Venice gained a great deal of territory in the Aegean Sea, theoretically amounting to three-eighths of the Byzantine Empire. It also acquired the islands of Crete (Candia) and Euboea (Negroponte); the present core city of Chania on Crete is largely of Venetian construction, built atop the ruins of the ancient city of Cydonia.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Venice – cite_note-20
MONEY!? Cydonia (Kydonia) is one of the five great cities of Minoan Crete, although exact location of the ancient city was not even resolved until the latter half of the 20th century. The most powerful center of western Crete, Cydonia produced Bronze Age pottery and Linear B writings circa 1700-1500 BC, and was one of the first cities of Europe to mint coinage (MONEY).
Kasos is a member of the Delian League, founded in 478 BC, an association of Greek city-states, with the number of members numbering between 150 and 330 under the leadership of Athens, whose purpose was to continue fighting the Persian Empire after the Greek victory in the Battle of Plataea at the end of the Second Persian invasion of Greece.[wiki]
When the highly organized palace-culture of Minoan Crete arose, the Cycladic islands faded into insignificance, with the exception of Kea, Naxos and Delos, the latter of which retained its archaic reputation as a sanctuary through the period of Classical Greek civilization.
The Canary Islands were also identified as the Fortunate Isles known from Greek mythology, as part of Hades, beyond the borders of human settlements, inhabited by heroes. Plutarch mentions them in his “Life of Sertorius.” In 1964, Roman amphorae* were discovered off the coast of the island of Lanzarote, which shows that there was trade with the Romans. (Lanzarote is the 4th largest of the Canary Islands, famous for its volcano-clad landscapes and palm tree-fringed beaches, often called the “Island of Eternal Spring” since it has a subtropical–desert climate). In the 1990s, scientists found in the city of El Bebedero in Lanzarote numerous fragments of Roman ceramics, glass or metal—dated to the 1st-4th century BC.
* In the Roman Empire amphorae were pottery containers used for the non-local transport of agricultural products. Their fragments litter archaeological sites of all kinds on land and at sea and have been a subject of serious study for over 100 years.
The Canary Islands are considered one of the first places where Atlantic slave plantations with labourers of African origin were established, during the 15th century AD. (Possibly true.) The Transatlantic slave trade began during the 15th century when Portugal, and subsequently other European kingdoms, were finally able to expand overseas and reach Africa. (Nope.) The Portuguese first began to kidnap people from the west coast of Africa and to take those they enslaved back to Europe. (It started much earlier so this is questionable.)
Bees were special and peculiar to the ancients. They were of considerable importance in Egyptian and Minoan beliefs. The bees had a divine element in them and were surrounded by a mystical aura of mystery. It is best expressed by the so-called Bugonia ritual. It was common in the ancient world to believe that bee swarms were born from the bodies of dead bulls. This is where the aforementioned name comes from Bugonia, in Greek βοῦς, meaning cattle, and γονή, gonad—means so “born from cattle.” This ritual, as a natural or man-made event, was aimed at creating or restoring a bee swarm. In the literature of the Roman period, we have much evidence of this process. One of the most famous is the one from Book IV of Georgics Virgil:
Sudden and wondrous to tell — throughout the paunch, amid the molten flesh of the oxen, bees buzzing and swarming forth from the ruptured sides, then trailing in vast clouds, till at last on a treetop they stream together, and hang in clusters from the bending bough.
Saffron, a spice derived from the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus), has through history remained among the world’s most costly substances. With its bitter taste, hay-like fragrance, and slight metallic notes, the apocarotenoid-rich saffron has been used as a seasoning, fragrance, dye, and medicine. The first known image of saffron in pre-Greek culture is much older and stems from the Bronze Age. A saffron harvest is shown in the Knossos palace frescoes of Minoan Crete which depict the flowers being picked by young girls and monkeys. One of these fresco sites is located in the “Xeste 3” building at Akrotiri, on the Aegean island of Santorini—the ancient Greeks knew it as Thera. These frescoes may have been produced anywhere between 3000 and 1100 BC. They portray a Minoan goddess supervising the plucking of flowers and the gleaning of stigmas for use in the manufacture of what is possibly a therapeutic drug. A fresco from the same site also depicts a woman using saffron to treat her bleeding foot. These Theran frescoes are the first botanically accurate visual representations of saffron’s use as an herbal remedy. This saffron-growing Minoan settlement was ultimately destroyed by a powerful earthquake and subsequent volcanic eruption sometime between 1645 and 1500 BC. The volcanic ash from the destruction entombed and helped preserve these key herbal frescoes. More: https://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site.php/10854/knossos.html#fieldnotes
Flushing Toilets 4500 years ago?
Middle Minoan II (MMII) begins about 1850 BC and lasts about 150 years until a great earthquake. Architecture, art and civil engineering attains great dimensions, paralleling Akrotiri* in many ways. High column bases are made of breccia, porphyry, serpentine and conglomerate, while the columns themselves were milled tree trunks, inverted to prevent resprouting and also to minimize drip damage to the wood. To carry surface runoff elaborate stone lined drains were constructed large enough to crawl through. An intricate latrine system was devised including a candidate for the world’s first flush toilet with incision in stone for a toilet seat and buckets nearby for flushing. Field report: https://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site.php/10854/knossos.html#fieldnotes *Akrotiri was a Cycladic Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic Greek island of Santorini (Thera).
ALAN WATT:L BIG BIG MIND GAME: DOUBLE SPEAK?
Double-Think and Double-Speak and all the rest of it… we’re getting really conned into a big, big, big mind game. And it’s to do with EUGENICS.
I’ve said it so many times before that eugenics is behind everything. Because, how do you control the world? How would you control the world? How do you control and profit off a whole world in its order out of chaos? The chaos being unenlightened masses, who do their ordinary things. They run around trying to enjoy themselves and work and just exist, etc, and have some fun here and there. But the Big Boys don’t see that as profitable. They’ve got to make sure that they get more and more profit from you. So, you must give them scary scenarios of, of impending doom and gloom, or annihilation. And you can tax and tax and tax them. And then you give yourself, especially under warfare or terrorism, which is the same kind of thing, you can really take away any kinds of rights and freedoms from them. And they’ll tend to obey you, because they think if they don’t obey you, some bad guy, some boogie man is going to kill them all. A very old technique, of course, well documented amongst their own writings, by the way, in different military academies, and we’re living through it again. But, eugenics. Really, it comes way back to eugenics.
THERE IS TOO MANY OF YOU
And so, they’ll predict some chaotic weather which doesn’t quite pan out. But they’re getting there. And of course, once they start creating the massive winds and trees get blown down and there’s chaos and flooding, etc, then they can turn to the public and say, see, it’s your fault. There’s too many of you. And see, that’s really what’s behind all this nonsense of climate change. It’s the old, old story from the Club of Rome that there’s too many of you and they want reasons to bring the population down by authoritarian means, basically. That was all discussed and published by the Club of Rome, many years ago. Any excuse would do. And they found one by creating the excuse.
We peons at the bottom don’t have the filtration systems in the homes, literally, literally, I mean filtration systems, not just little air filters, but real air filtration systems, almost on the scale of nuclear war, for instance, would have multiple layers of filters and carbon and all the rest of it, to filter out all the contaminants. We don’t have that type of real, real well made system. But the elite do. They all do. And even their cars, which are chauffer driven, also have all these systems built into them too. And they have other techniques on the go. Real chelation techniques, where their blood is filtered through every so often particular machines, which take out the toxins. Real chelation therapy, but not for the general peons.
In fact, the Club of Rome pretty well say that by the year 2050 they’ll have vastly reduced the population of the world.
How Scientists’ Misguided Utopian Theories of Biological Selection Defined the 20th Century | Adam Rutherford on the Dark History and Troubling Legacy of Eugenics
For the whole of history, all cultures, all countries, all societies, have considered the principles of who can reproduce, who lives and who dies. Governments, society, biology, tradition and myriad other factors nudge and steer and compel people away from the freedom to reproduce with whomever they want. Biology and culture are inextricably entwined: each sculpts the other. For just over a century, we have referred to the deliberate crafting of society specifically by biological design with a word that for half of its existence has been regarded as desirable, and for the other half, poisonous: eugenics.
Eugenics is a project with a short history, but a long past. The oldest readers will have direct memories of the Second World War, and how governments tried to exert the most pernicious forces of control on their populations. Eugenics is perhaps most closely associated with the deranged acts of the Nazis and their evil attempts to exterminate not only millions of Jews, but also hundreds of thousands of people with physical disabilities or mental illnesses, or other characteristics such as homosexuality. They were collectively categorized as Lebensunwertes Leben—“lives unworthy of life.”
The escalation of Nazi Germany’s eugenics program to the Final Solution occurred in incremental steps, preceded by years of broader policies aimed at the general improvement of the German people under the guise of Rassenhygiene—“racial hygiene.” The toxicity of the idea of eugenics no doubt emerged from our collective discovery of the horrors of the Second World War, but state-sanctioned eugenics policies were also implemented in more than thirty countries, and some of these endure in the twenty-first century. They were espoused enthusiastically by the two great opposing powers of the postwar twentieth century—the communist Soviet Union and the capitalist United States. Eugenics has always enjoyed bipartisan support.
Eugenics is in many ways a defining idea of the twentieth century. It was enacted as policy by the most powerful and populous countries on Earth and fueled tyrannical regimes that tore the world apart with unprecedented vigor. Before that though, eugenics was a guiding light for the betterment of Western societies, viewed as normal and desirable by people across political divides, and forcefully championed by the most powerful men and women in society. Winston Churchill was a key driver of eugenics policy in the United Kingdom in the first two decades of the twentieth century, as was Theodore Roosevelt in the United States. Margaret Sanger, a pioneer of reproductive rights for women, advocated for eugenics policies, as did the scholar W. E. B. DuBois, as a potential mechanism for racial uplift for Black Americans.
Many playwrights, suffragists, philanthropists and philosophers, as well as more than a dozen Nobel Prize winners, embraced the ideas of eugenics as a force to change society, some with an almost religious fervor. The first part of this book is a history of an idea that hid in plain sight, from its roots in key philosophical texts of the classical world, in obscure and popular scientific books, and all the way into its genocidal realization in the twentieth century.
It’s difficult for us to comprehend, only a hundred years later, quite how ubiquitous this idea was in the early decades of the twentieth century.
It’s difficult for us to comprehend, only a hundred years later, quite how ubiquitous this idea was in the early decades of the twentieth century. But the evidence is right in front of us, baked into our culture and literature. Novels such as Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World or H. G. Wells’s The Island of Dr. Moreau are tales about genetic manipulation of human life, and the scientist and eugenicist Julian Huxley (brother of Aldous, friend of Wells) even advised on the 1932 film adaptation of Moreau, entitled Island of Lost Souls, for its scientific accuracy. Eugenics percolated through culture in less obvious and overtly fantastical ways too.
Biological control has been exerted by the powerful for thousands of years, on populations, on women by men, on the powerless and on the lives of people deemed undesirable, defective or simply enemies. The discussions in the age of the genome are recapitulations of the eugenics of a century ago, whose enactment dominated the twentieth century. To know this history is to inoculate ourselves against its being repeated.
Excerpted from Control: The Dark History and Troubling Present of Eugenics by Adam Rutherford. Copyright © 2022. Available from W.W. Norton & Company.