American Internet culture reeks of putrid ignorance. Bombarded with smug users’ vitriol and shallow media, communication online disintegrated into a cesspool of rabid animals and instant pleasure seeking addicts. The marketplace and political tribalism dominate their online discourse. Images of cats and memes repeat on a never ending, soul sucking loop. It’s a flood of filth. Americans have been historically hostile toward British royalty, but Americans have given the royals of all nations plenty of reasons to be hated themselves. Even a subset of American Internet culture, which challenges authority with conspiracy theory, is bogged down by words like Illuminati, Red Pill, and Reptilian. As if watching a few videos and streamlining the acceptance of unfamiliar ideas led to their enlightenment, their words parade along the web, drumming up not only ignorance but more intense ignorance than ever before. Their general motto is as follows: “I have awakened. Now, my only purpose is to wake others.” More than likely, the same conspiracy theorists haven’t familiarized themselves with the works of Carroll Quigley, Antony C. Sutton, Manly P. Hall, and countless other authors who’ve poured their lives into their research. However, even with mounds and mounds of data, we all will struggle to grasp the totality of truth. I don’t recall reading a book created on a sturdy foundation of logic and research where the author describes the completeness of his understanding. I don’t think any author with an ounce of credibility would serve truth in convenient, bite size morsels because his or her consciousness supposedly reached the apex of understanding.
Throwing keywords around does not prove personal enlightenment came to fruition. The word Illuminati, for instance, is erroneously abused as a catchall term meaning the single, mystical, and all powerful secret society directing the world like a movie, with complete control over the script, the actors, and the set. Why are other secret societies not mentioned enough in American Internet culture? Any debate geared toward understanding secret societies and their role in the public would be terribly incomplete without describing at length more than one or even a few secret societies. Propaganda 2 was, or maybe is, a prominent force in Italy and was involved with the hanging of a Vatican banker under Blackfriars Bridge. Internet conspiracy culture tends to mention Aleister Crowley, labeling him a satanist without much detail. It rarely takes an objective perspective on his leadership in the British branch of Ordo Templi Orientis, his cofounding of the A∴A∴, and his occult beginnings in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. There are other secret societies beyond the Illuminati and the Freemasons worth delving into like the Knights Templar, Knights of Malta, the Rosicrusians, the Theosophical Society, the Hellfire Club, etc. Even two candidates from the 2004 presidential election, George W. Bush and John Kerry, hailed from Yale’s fraternal order of Skull and Bones. Years before the Bush family dynasty, the Taft family, as in the 27th President of the United States, William Howard Taft, and his father, helped create and mold the secret society.
When touching upon the subject of family dynasties, popular theory tends to magnify the importance of two families: Rothschild and Rockefeller. Similar to secret societies, any discussion of influential families, whose decisions can affect the entire globe, isn’t remotely complete without mention of the Dupont, Warburg, Schiff, Duke, Vanderbilt, Astor, Stillman, Whitney, Lehman, Harkness families, plus many more who’ve shared dominance in the oil, banking, tobacco, real estate, and chemical industries. The other less scrutinized players in this game of global conquest deserve every bit of narrow focus Internet culture gives to the Rothschild and Rockefeller dynasties. To be fair, there might be individual members ostracized from these families. These members may be unwilling to acquiesce to their families’ brutal plans. On the other hand, we do sound uncivilized and unreasonable while online. What if these families, along with their mysterious fringe societies, are only giving us what we ask for? After all, we fight through the minefield of office politics for the much coveted promotions and pay raises instead of looking after the homeless. We browse on our gadgets, scouring the Internet for products to help us forget what an awful life we’ve led instead of looking after the poor, the unemployed, and the underemployed. Nonetheless, one noticeable pattern emerges from meditating on power—the public cannot match the power of the wealthy, with its overt societies, corporations, and its covert societies, which seek esoteric knowledge, unless the public draws its strength from compassion, organizes, and moves with one another.
Despite our frayed nerves and tired eyes, we cannot continue attacking each other while ignoring the groups who have the power to help us. Who do you think we’re fooling? We reproach suspicious entities like the Illuminati, but what have we done ourselves to make the world a better place? A better idea would be transferring some of our focus off of others and work on ourselves, our immediate surroundings, and our conduct online. This way when we call out evil, our words carry more weight. The wise cannot be fooled by what we say. Internet culture can label the reverse side of the seal of the United States demonic, but no symbol literate person would screech, “Evil!” and excuse him or herself to ponder no more on the matter. As it involves little effort and no risk, we’re critical of Hollywood and the music industry. Those industries, like all industries with near absolute power, do indulge in wickedness, but let’s not forget our obligation to be good. Let’s start by educating ourselves. As espoused in Robert Hieronimus’s book, Founding Fathers, Secret Societies, the all-seeing eye of providence represents the creator deity, the father, consciousness, illumination, or the sun. The unfinished pyramid represents the creation, Mother Nature, unconsciousness, or the womb. The sun/mountain archetype stretches back to ancient Egypt, and the union between the sun, or Osiris, and the mountain, or Isis, produces Horus, who battles against his brother Seth. Seth represents death. The opposing forces depicted in the reverse of the Great Seal reflects humanity’s need for wholeness and is further mirrored by “E Pluribus Unum,” meaning “Out of Many, One.” This could be one of many meanings behind the reverse of the seal but as long as we all take part in researching, we’re better equipped to lead meaningful and noble lives.