[Excerpted from Donald Jeffries’ new book, Hidden History: An Exposé of Modern Crimes, Conspiracies, and Cover-Ups in American Politics, published by Skyhorse Publishing.]
Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.
- Robert A. Heinlein
I can remember when believing in conspiracies wasn’t cool. Now, in the second decade of the twenty first century, more people are starting to sense that things may not be as they appear to be. The truth in Lord Acton’s classic axiom that “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” becomes more self-evident every day. Politicians from the only two parties we have to choose from break promises, are unresponsive to the will of the people, and opt for war, austerity measures and state control over and over again. Gary Allen, author of the book, None Dare Call It Conspiracy, defined things perfectly when he wrote, “It must be remembered that the first job of any conspiracy, whether it be in politics, crime or within a business office, is to convince everyone else that no conspiracy exists.”
I contend that none of this is accidental, that it is not the result of what John Kennedy Toole termed A Confederacy of Dunces.… Read the rest