do I dare disturb the universe?
Mike Brown's Conspiracy Theory Project
David Icke: His Life and Work
- The Robots' Rebellion (1994)
- ...And the Truth Shall Set You Free (1995)
- The Biggest Secret (1999)
- Children of the Matrix (2001)
Progression of Work
...And the Truth Shall Set You Free introduced more details concerning the Brotherhood's pyramid structure and the various sub-organizations it comprises, giving details of the division of authority and naming more prominent global figures who were included in its ranks. Among those named as members were George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Bob Hope, the Clintons, and Queen Elizabeth. It was also in this work that an extraterrestrial, non-human element was first ascribed to the Brotherhood.
Though Icke's earlier work is interesting in its own right, it was only in his magnum opus, proclaimed on its own bookjacket as "the blockbuster of blockbusters" which would revolutionize the world, that the Reptilian aspects of the Brotherhood were exposed. Even Icke's latest work, Children of the Matrix, is merely an elaboration upon the ideas presented in The Biggest Secret.
The extraterrestrial creatures of the Brotherhood manipulate mankind through their mastery over the fourth and fifth dimensions, which in turn allows them to create a massive psychic force field around the Earth which controls the thoughts of humans and keeps them ignorant of the Brotherhood's rule. However, if humans begin to wake up to the presence of the Brotherhood, the organization's psychic hold over the human race will be broken, the force field will dissipate, and mankind will be freed.
Sampling of Prominent World Events Attributed to the Brotherhood
- The 9/11 attacks
- The Oklahoma City Bombings
- The Holocaust
Responses to Criticism
Principal WOKS Used by David Icke
- A strict logical adherence to rules of physics which he made up.
Commentary on the WOKs
What we end up with in Icke's case are hundreds of pages of historical speculation, surprisingly well-researched, which support a premise based on a completely made up science of psychokinetic force fields and reptile-humans. The details are all there, but the basic absurdity of the conclusion is never properly explained. With three hundred pages of more or less sane argument Icke tries to hide the fact that his premise is essentially a non-sequitur. His theory could be described as decapitated, with a fantastical head quite separated from a well-constructed body.
Using imagination and logic in tandem, one can spend hundreds of hours promoting a theory that makes no sense at all. And does one admire a paranoid man who has spent his adult life analyzing, say, newspaper clippings and the movements of the stars in order to prove his own delusions? The major difference between Icke and a hospitalized schizophrenic is that Icke sold books.
Explanations of David Icke's Work
In The Reptoid Hypthesis: Utopian and Dystopian Represenational Motifs in David Icke's Alien Conspiracy Theory, academics Richard Kahn and Tyson Lewis argue that the reptilian overlord idea could just be a highly developed satire, comparing Icke to Jonathan Swift. From this perspective, Icke's work is viewed as a comic narrative with which people can question the world as well as a commentary on the fundamental absurdity of life.
Of course, such speculation may simply be another sort of conspiracy theory. After all, the most popular opinion is that David Icke really does believe in what he writes. Though, truly, wasn't the essence of his work questioning everything you see around you?
Is David Icke himself a reptilian overlord?
Perhaps not, but he is definitely some kind of evil genius.
"David Icke: New Age Conspiracist". Michael Barkun. A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America
Time: "The Reptilian Elite."
Richard Kahn and Tyson Lewis. "The Reptoid Hypothesis". http://www.academia.edu/167081/The_Reptoid_Hypothesis_Utopian_and_Dystopian_Representational_Motifs_in_David_Ickes_Alien_Conspiracy_Theory
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