There's a young kid at work named Jose. I call him a kid, but he's old enough to have a bunch of tattoos and ideas. I like the kid. Last week he handed me a book, and asked me if I'd read it and tell him what I thought. So I find myself reading, for the first time, a book by the renowned David Icke. This one is Children Of The Matrix, apparently his latest. For those who don't know, David Icke is the writer and speaker who has made a fortune claiming that earth is populated and controlled by alien, shape-shifting, vampiric, baby-eating, interdimensional reptiles who came to this planet eons ago and have never left.
I realize that nothing is impossible. I accept that there could be aliens among us, and there is apparently a mountain of evidence for a worldwide cabal of elite families, some of whom at least go back for many centuries. Elements of this cabal may actually be involved in some very bizarre and disturbing stuff, if some of the stories are even half-correct. Even so, Ickes comes across to me as deeply paranoid and delusional. He is an engaging writer. I slog on, suspending my disbelief as best I can, but the way he strings together disparate elements throughout history is often simply arbitrary and quirky. Now and then he does offer intriguing food for thought, but in general his proofs aren't even up to the standards of the British Israelites.
I do believe that almost all of what we've been taught about history is probably a bucket of squid. There does seem to be plenty of evidence of a worldwide culture of high technological achievement in the dim past. Some of its surviving traces comprise buildings we could not duplicate today, nor can we comprehend how it was done. There also seems to be plenty of evidence of catastrophic events which changed the very surface of the earth, possibly bringing these cultures to their end - and there seem to have been ancient wars that devastated cities and turned fields and forests into wasteland. There are traces of technologies we can't even understand or unravel, and some of them seem positively otherworldly. I can believe almost anything: in my own backyard I have counted dozens of standing stones - some as tall as five-story buildings, arrayed in displays along the crests and ridges, and it seems to have never occurred to anyone that these are anything other than natural formations. Hello? You want standing stones, how about I give you twenty, including ones with human and animal profiles, and in precise alignments? Anyway...anything is possible.
It seems to be popular among some writers about the past to connect widely-disparate elements from various times and places, based mainly on sequences of letters in their names which may or may not have caused them to be pronounced similarly. This frequently brings together such interesting combinations of languages as runes, Algonquin, Egyptian heiroglyphs and English. Sometimes they present some really interesting ideas. But I always feel like I should repeat, "apples and oranges, apples and oranges" at least three times as a lucky charm if not reality check. It seems to me that if you set out to prove that the world has been secretly controlled, basically by demons, for thousands of years, you'd want to lay out your evidence in a pretty consise way that any idiot could understand, or at least anyone who was willing to track down the research.
In fact, there could well be aliens among us, and we'd never know it if we perceived them as humans like ourselves. How do I know? I don't - but I challenge you to prove otherwise. I have seen and even photographed UFOs. I've had some of the strangest experiences anyone can have including spirits and poltergeists, EVP, OOB, telepathy and other things which, I've learned, aren't unique or even rare. People all over the world have been similar experiences for years and years, and it seems to be building.
The existence of this ancient cabal, dedicated to world domination through slavery of the masses to uphold the few, would in fact explain a lot. I do have a few questions, such as how it is that they haven't completed their task even though they've had hundreds and hundreds of years. Depending on who you believe, it's the Illuminati, the ruling families who have interbred and dominated the world since Atlantis, or it's the Jews, the Masons, neocons, neonazis, nymphomaniacs, no one really seems to know even though theories abound. But given that such a conspiracy exists, a lot would fall into place. According to Ickes, they are not only all of the above, but also satanists, vampires, and shape-shifting reptilian alien monsters, AND nearly all the famous and influential people in the world today are not only related but are in fact alien reptilians who depend on infused human blood and DNA to remain cloaked as (relatively) normal human beings - AND that these reptilians have thus controlled the planet and humanity for untold eons.
I have learned to scoff at nothing. That doesn't mean I believe everything. This is about fear. No one truly expects to never fear. Even so, most of us have conquered many fears and faced down others. More than that, we here have mostly learned to release ourselves from the constant barrage of fear that is blazed from the media. It isn't that we never fear; it's that we willingly release it. It isn't that we turn from the darkness as much as we turn toward the light. The darkness has no existence of it's own - it's simply where the light is not. It's simply our nature to turn toward what we find to be real. I find that encouraging. If the snakes are out there maybe they fooled us once. That's what the Bible says. And I have no idea how many authors have mined the story for layers of meaning and symbolism. But folks, I think we're smarter than snakes. There are a lot of writers with a lot of quaint and unique ideas, and some of them have some merit. David Icke is about as far out there, I think, as anyone I've read.