I’ve just become privy to the latest in conspiracy, a new movement attached to a catchy new word has hit academia.  I’ve been writing on this topic in this blog quite a few times now without even realizing the social significance:  I may be missing some lucrative career in trendspotting!

In the Journal of Contemporary Religion (Volume 26, Issue 1, 2011)

The female-dominated New Age (with its positive focus on self) and the male-dominated realm of conspiracy theory (with its negative focus on global politics) may seem antithetical. There is a synthesis of the two, however, that we call ‘conspirituality’. We define, describe, and analyse this hybrid system of belief; it has been noticed before without receiving much scholarly attention. Conspirituality is a rapidly growing web movement expressing an ideology fuelled by political disillusionment and the popularity of alternative worldviews. It has international celebrities, bestsellers, radio and TV stations. It offers a broad politico-spiritual philosophy based on two core convictions, the first traditional to conspiracy theory, the second rooted in the New Age: 1) a secret group covertly controls, or is trying to control, the political and social order, and 2) humanity is undergoing a ‘paradigm shift’ in consciousness. Proponents believe that the best strategy for dealing with the threat of a totalitarian ‘new world order’ is to act in accordance with an awakened ‘new paradigm’ worldview.

My immediate concern is of course:  Is this movement also part of their social engineering conspiracy?!

And I imagine most anyone reading this is still thinking, “What social engineering conspiracy?!”

Or if not, you might wonder, “Is it still a conspiracy if the agenda is right out in the public for anyone to see?”

Some even believe we [Rockefeller family] are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - One World, if you will.  If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it | (David Rockefeller, Memoirs, p. 405)

” The end goal is to get everybody chipped, to control the whole society, to have the bankers and the elite people control the world ”  Nick Rockefeller [ Aaron Russo interview ]

Common Purpose/Common Core

In the UK and US the push to control the masses through indoctrination and hierarchy are evident in two different highly influential programs called Common Core here in the US and aimed at education and Common Purpose in the UK aimed at the professions.  I have no idea if these are related in any way, and I won’t bother to waste any time finding out.  Why?  Because it’s clear already one parallel in these common names is that it’s an agenda for all us in the commons.

Laid out by whom?  For what purpose?  By what means?  These are all important questions no doubt, but they don’t change the underlying truth:  I’m tired of a world where the Haves dictate life to the Have-nots.  More than tired, fully fed-up,  by any name, in any sector, for any reason, because it doesn’t work.



Having been schooled in this system myself, I once agreed that the path to cultural evolution was universalizing the educational system and making the same opportunities available to all.  I now see how very naïve I was, not because I’m not still incredibly idealistic or that I don’t still want equal opportunity for all the world’s people, but because I see how very dangerous central planning and the consolidation of wealth and power really are.  No conspiracy theory necessary.


As I continue to explore these dark tunnels of the cyber world what becomes most obvious to me is how many folks are missing the point, on all sides of the conspiracy theory debates and debacles.

You do not need to believe in reptilians, or fake moon landings, or elite cabals, or that Jesus never lived, or crop circles are created by aliens, or any other of the fringe theories that mask or confuse truth or reason, you need only ask a simple question, of every single thing in your life:  Who is controlling my . . . .(insert variable: water, food, energy, income, savings, education, media, medicine, time, information, etc.)

And when you realize you don’t control any of these things in your life, the next obvious question would be, “Whose life am I living anyway?”