Nearly three years ago, a very unusual event happened in Britain. The chair of the Police Federation at that time, Steve White, was stepping down from his role, but before leaving, he openly stated his concerns about the continued influence of Freemasons in the British Police. He felt that they were an obstacle to reform and modernisation of the police service. To quote from the Guardian article, entitled Freemasons are blocking reform, says Police Federation leader, White said:

“It’s about trust and confidence. There are people who feel that being a Freemason and a police officer is not necessarily a good idea. I find it odd that there are pockets of the organisation where a significant number of representatives are Freemasons.”

In my experience, it’s very unusual for any person in a senior role in the UK to criticise the Freemasons. Some might say that this because the Freemasons have only a minor influence in our country. Unfortunately, White’s comments indicate that a very different problem is probably present; that Freemasons have a very strong influence in at least one major organisation in our country. It has been common knowledge, for a long time, that Freemasons are rife in Britain’s police force, its judiciary, its civil service and its military. If this is correct, then Freemasons have a huge degree of influence and control over the running of British society. Is this something we should be worried about?

This article will study the long-term effects of any secret-society on a developed society. I won’t be referring to a particular society. Instead, I’ll be focussing on the social effect of any secret organisation, whose members prioritise each other other everyone else. I’ll be looking at the animal kingdom, and how it deals with an invisible, controlling influence. To start with, it’s worth studying how our society works, in particular, how we organise ourselves.

Top-down hierarchies

Much of our society is organised in hierarchical organisations. A hierarchical organisation is a specific way to arrange a group of people working together. The employees are divided into groups. Each group is controlled by a manager. A group of managers is, in their turn, controlled by a senior manager, all the way up to the CEO or Chief Executive Officer of the organisation. Most adults in the developed world are used to this setup at their workplace. It is a logical way to organise a large number of people. The interesting bit comes in the recruitment of new staff into that organisation.

There are two main ways to recruit people into a hierarchical organisation; top-down recruitment or bottom-up recruitment.Nearly all hierarchical organisation in the world recruit in a top-down manner. In other words, a new team or group leader, at any level, is chosen by the people higher up the pyramid. This approach is so ubiquitous, so all-prevalent, that no one even thinks about it. But if we think about this top-down recruitment approach with fresh eyes, it soon appears bizarre.

Let’s imagine a normal working group in any organisation. They do their work, collaborating in their specific field to complete specific goals. Everyone in the team is experienced; they know the others in their group, their strengths and weaknesses. They know their manager well, as he/she has worked with them for a while. One day, that manager leaves, for whatever reason. The team therefore need a new leader. Logically, the best way for that team to gain a new leader is to select one from amongst themselves, possibly by a vote. This way, their new leader is chosen by the people who know the most about what that leader needs to do, i.e. the group themselves. The new leader’s abilities are also clear to the people who choose him/her, because those people have been working with that person for a while. It is a simple, intelligent and insightful way to choose a new leader.

But in a top-down-recruiting hierarchy, a completely different process occurs. Instead of the team concerned having a discussion and vote for their new leader, someone who doesn’t even work in the team chooses their new boss, usually a senior manager, someone two levels up from the members of the team. That chooser is therefore highly unlikely to have spent much time with the team. He or she won’t know the intricacies of the group’s work. What’s more, he or she often selects the new leader from outside the team, the department, or often the entire organisation. As a result, this senior chooser has, in many cases, never met the candidate before the interview. They will read the CVs offered by the prospective candidates, meet each candidate for the first time at an interview, talk to that person for an hour, then make a decision who to employ.

This method of recruitment is clearly far from optimal. It is basing its recruitment-policy on a CV and an interview, instead of years of personal experience. Sadly, such a method is, for example, tailor-made for psychopaths. Psychopaths are very good at being charming, engaging and lying successfully for a short period of time. They are perfectly willing to falsify their credentials. As a result, they do very well in interviews. If they are employed, they cannot keep up their charming front for long. Inevitably, over time, their toxic nature becomes clear. Due to their poor attention-span and motivation, they inevitably make mistakes. They usually deal with the ensuing problems by blaming their mistakes on members of their team. They can do this for a surprisingly long time, since it’s often the case that the person they are reporting to does not work in the psychopath’s team, and spends little time with that group. Because of this, the psychopath’s manager will not see the psychopath’s toxic acts on a day-to-day basis. In addition, he/she will be reluctant to admit what a terrible mistake he/she made to employ the psychopath in the first place. These factors enable the psychopath to survive for a surprisingly long time, often time enough to jump ship and find another job, usually in another top-down-recruitment organisation, thereby repeating the process all over again.

In comparison, psychopaths would not fare well in a bottom-up hierarchy. Since their behaviour becomes clear over time, it is highly unlikely their colleagues would promote them into a leadership position. Psychopaths would therefore languish at the bottom of bottom-up hierarchies, where they can only inflict limited damage.

But there is another flaw in this top-down approach to recruitment. It is different to the psychopath problem, and is possibly worse; it is to do with secret societies.

Secret societies

The top person in an organisation, that uses top-down recruitment, has the power to populate the top levels of the organisation with whoever he or she thinks is the best person for the job. Human beings being human beings, this top-person will often want to populate the organisation’s senior posts with his or her friends, family and club-mates, rather than seeking out the best employee for the job. He or she can even feel justified in doing this, as those people are familiar, rather than a stranger who may be lying through his or her teeth all the way through the job interview. The top-person may conclude that hiring a friend is the best way to avoid hiring a charming but incompetent, toxic liar. But of  course, this approach still isn’t the right way to get the best person for the job. Because of this, many large organisations have rules to prevent this very behaviour. But what if  the head of the organisation wasn’t choosing a sibling? What if he or she wished to employ a member of his or her secret clan, cult or society? If that happened, then they could easily get away with it, as the society is secret.

Top-down-recruiting organisations and secret-societies are therefore tailor-made for each other. Once a member of a secret society heads up an organisation, he or she can populate the entire organisation with other members of his or her secret group. There are no rules to stop this process. Some staff might wonder at the suitability of their choices, but these can often be declared to have been made because of the ‘character’ of the person chosen, rather than their actual skills. If the secret society is large enough, then most blatant mis-matches can be avoided, as there is a large enough pool of people to choose from. The organisation will still get worse, because the recruiting isn’t getting the best people, but it won’t seem blatantly rigged. It is worth remembering that the Freemasons, for example, employ methods to identify themselves to each other without revealing that fact to others. The famous Freemason handshake is a case-in-point.

It is even possible that the development of the handshake, as a way for men to greet each other in Europe, was primarily so that secret society members could identify themselves to each other. This idea might sound far-fetched but what really is the reason for hand-shaking? It is unnecessary, unhygienic and its traditional reason, that it showed that the men concerned were not armed, is ridiculous. In comparison, it is an ideal way for two secret-society men to identify themselves to each other, not only as fellow members, but also to convey their rank within the society.

The spread of a secret society, from one company to another in a society, should be slow, as one company doesn’t usually enforce staff appointments in other companies. Unfortunately, in our modern world, this is no longer true due to one key element; shareholding.

Shareholding enables a small number of individuals to control many companies. What’s more, they can choose who goes on the board of those companies. A major shareholder, who is a secret-society member, can therefore insist on a fellow secret-society member being placed on the board of all the companies he or she has control over. Once that’s done, the propagation of more members can occur using the top-down recruitment process. With shareholding, the secret-society populating of top-down recruiting organisations goes into overdrive.

Members of a secret society might, at this point, stand their ground. They might say that they are superior, and deserve their senior roles in organisations, but if that’s true, why not be open about your membership? If such societies did have superior people, then that would be clear because of how well their organisations performed. The Quakers, for example, were an entirely open, pacifist religious organisation that transformed British society through their food companies, while they also campaigned to end the slave trade. Their behaviour shows that there is no need for secrecy. It’s purpose is purely to deceive and gain an unfair advantage.

In the long-run, any organisation riddled with secret-society members will suffer, simply because it is not recruiting the best staff. Instead, the organisation is recruiting only vaguely appropriate staff from within a small subset of possible people; the ones in the secret society. What’s worse is that members of this secret society, knowing they have the inside track, will often make less effort to improve themselves, or work hard. Why put in effort when membership of your club gives you the job regardless? The direction is inevitably downhill.

There are some ways for secret-society-riddled companies to hide their remorseless decline. One way is to buy up the opposition, and populate its senior posts with more members of the secret society. This solves the immediate problem of embarrassing competition, but the take-over only increases the amount of incompetency and inefficiency in the larger society. After generations of this, a society rife with secret societies will become extremely inefficient. It will be like an animal overrun with parasites. Its health slowly declines and it eventually dies, or is so sickened that it is killed by an external predator. This analogy is vivid and useful, and the next section will explore the idea in more detail.

Dark control

The animal world is fundamentally riddled with parasite-host battles. Parasites appeared soon after life appeared and there has been a war between them and their hosts ever since. There is some scientific evidence to indicate that sexual reproduction itself –  the genes of two parents making their offspring – came into being specifically to get rid of parasites. Asexual reproduction, in comparison – the production of young that are genetically the same as the parent – makes it much easier for parasites to get a hold. In an asexual species, once the parasite fine-tunes itself for the host, it has control forever. Gene-mixing is an escape route from parasitic dominance.

Parasites come in various forms. Many, such as tics, bot-flies and mosquitoes, are physically obvious; their hosts can see them. These parasites are successful because their host might be aware of them, but they can’t stop their attack. Other parasites are much harder to spot. Intestinal parasites, for example, are never on view. They do reproduce outside the host’s body, but they do it as tiny organisms, too small to see. But there is a third group of parasites which propagate in a more sinister way, by actually changing the mental behaviour of their hosts. These creatures are known as Behaviour-Altering Parasites.

The excellent book Parasite Rex by Carl Zimmer describes the world of Behaviour-Altering parasites, from parasites that ants climb stalks to be eaten by birds, to wasps whose larvae controls the minds of caterpillars, to a parasite that crosses from mice to cats by making the mice love the taste of cat urine, to the infamous Toxoplasmid Gondii, which  may be in many people’s brains. Cordyceps Unilateralis is perhaps the king of this group. It is a fungus that gets into an ant’s brain. The ant then climbs to a branch of a tree, over the ant’s nest, and clamps its mandibles into the bark. The fungus then forms a sporing cap, which erupts from the ant’s head, and showers the ant’s nest with its spores. These parasites are clearly grim but they are also astonishing in their abilities. How, for example, can a wasp larvae tell its caterpillar host to ward off predators of the larvae? These parasites show how far the animal world can go in terms of parasitic control.

The parasites of Parasite Rex are truly science-fiction movie characters, as they can feed into our paranoia about how much we can trust other people, and even our own motives. The famous science-fiction film Invasion of the Body-Snatchers played on this paranoia. In the film, alien pods land on Earth and grow into facsimiles of people. They then make the people fall asleep and they become their doppelgängers. Eventually, half the town is infected. The story was inspired by a true-life psychological problem known as Capgras Syndrome. Someone who suffers from this problem does not get an emotional reaction from recognising people close to them. Because they get no emotional reaction, they conclude that the wife, friend or sibling can’t be real and must be an imposter.

This is the point where secret-societies become linked with behaviour-altering parasites. Just like those parasites, or the alien pods in Invasion of the Body-Snatchers, secret societies enter an organisation and infect members of it, without there being any outwards signs of the infection. The secret-society then spreads, prioritising their own health and survival over the health of the host organisation. Just as with the animal parasites, there is a limit to this spread. Parasites can only survive if they keep their numbers to a certain fraction of the host’s numbers. If they are too numerous, then they risk destroying their host, and, inevitably, themselves. They also have another problem if they become too numerous; they are themselves parasitised. Any secret society that grows beyond a certain size will inevitably contain, within it, a more secret-society, trying infiltrate and control the larger body. Different parasites on the same host often fight with each other, and this will inevitably occur within secret societies too. All of this goes on, hidden from their hosts. The only outwards manifestation of this hidden activity, conflict and exploitation is  that the health of the host species gets worse and worse.

At this point, many readers may be seeing parallels between this theory and what is happening in the developed world, or what has happened over previous centuries, but the most important parallel isn’t so much secret-societies and the rest of us, but all of us and the world we inhabit.

Unfortunately, even if we’re not secret-society members, choosing our brethren over everyone else, we are choosing fellow humans over our planet. Our host is the Earth and we are its parasites,  feeding off its resource. Tragically, we are making her sicker as we multiply out of control. Climate change is the physical manifestation of our toxic, parasitic behaviour. We are not even a sane parasite, as a sane parasite would never allow its host to die. We are insane parasites, which leads us back to the behaviour-altering parasites mentioned earlier in this article. Are we insane because we, ourselves, are being parasitised? Are we like the ants who climb grass stalks in order to be eaten by birds, so that the parasite within us can proceed to the next stage in its life-cycle; inside the bird? Are secret-societies controlling us and making us into lunatics?

Sinking ship

Climate change is getting worse and worse. The scientific evidence indicates that we may no longer be able to stop it. Our attempts to reduce its effect have been woeful. It’s also clear that the people in charge of the developed world – those with nearly all the money – have deliberately and repeatedly played down the threat of climate change. They have pulled strings to make sure that our economies did not move away from toxic fossil fuels. Instead, fossil fuel use has increased. This, in the long-term, seems to be a crazy, suicidal strategy. Even if the developed world is riddled with secret-societies, acting in their own interests, they would still be destroying their own future. Are they?

The animal world is full of examples of how a parasite can survive the death of its host. For example, Cordyceps Unilateralis can survive the death of an ant it infects. It can even survive the death of an entire ant-hill, as long as it can transmit itself to a new ant-hill. It can do this because its spores can travel a long way. This distance-travelling is crucial for many parasites. Many of them change into a form that can fly, float or swim off to a new environment and a new host. If we apply this strategy to secret societies, ourselves and Earth, then we can see that there is a possible way for the ‘parasites’ that infect us to survive our climate-catastrophe demise; they simply leave the surface of Earth before it becomes uninhabitable. The question then becomes; is this process actually underway?

Nothing to see here

Logically, if the human race is riddled with secret-society parasites, then they will have grabbed most of our money. They will occupy the top positions. They are busy helping each other and they have guilt-fuelled hostility to the rest of us. They are also probably contemptuous towards us and regard us as stupid and inferior. This is a natural, self-serving mentality. They would therefore be mentally prepared to dump us in the climate-change fire and run off, thereby saving themselves. If they were doing this, how could we tell?

The most likely signs that we were in ‘parasite flying off stage’, globally, I think, would be as follows:

  1. We’d be told everything is fine. A parasite won’t want to alert its host to the decay and flight. A lot of effort would therefore be made to convince the host that everything was fine. This would stop the host from changing anything.
  2. We’d notice the money was disappearing. The secret-society parasites would be quietly transferring lots of money, as resources, to enable them to leave. A parasite, when abandoning its host, has to grow wings. This takes resources and energy. It therefore will suck its host dry before flying off. Ideally, it will suck out the resources just fast enough to leave before the host collapses. It wouldn’t even care if this accelerated the host’s demise, as long as its successful flight was guaranteed.
  3. Advanced technology would be hidden. The parasite usually wants to monopolise the escape resources. It also wants to make sure the host doesn’t spot that it is going to fly off. Its therefore in its interests to hide its growing wings, and even, ideally, convince the host that wings aren’t possible.

At this point, some readers might notice an alarming coincidence between the above list and what is going on, on our planet, right now. Our planet is currently undergoing climate change because of the relentless burning of fossil fuels. The main recipients of this burning are a very small number of extremely wealthy people, many of whom are connected to secret, esoteric societies such as Skull and Bones, the Rosicrucians, far-right cliques of the World’s Religions and so on. These secret societies have all existed, in their various incarnations, since the beginning of civilisation itself. They were there when our population was small and our environment was hospitable and they have been close to power, or in power, as our population sky-rocketed and our planet’s resources were used up.

This power-elite is also encouraging us to destroy our climate through relentless consumption. They are also spending a very large amount of money to stop us worrying about climate change, or changing our behaviour to lessen its effect. Our leading scientists have already worked out that climate change will collapse western civilisation and cause a catastrophic reduction in our global population by 2100. This information is available to us, and yet all of us continue to manically burn and buy, egged on and guided by our media and corporations, which are almost entirely owned by our planet’s tiny but astronomically wealthy elite.

There is also disturbing evidence that trillions of U.S. taxpayers dollars have disappeared into classified, black projects. These projects are connected with stories of anti-gravity developments, space-fleets, a Mars colony, deep underground military bases (DUMBS), all of which are hidden colonies away from the Earth’s surface, which would make them relatively immune to the effects of climate change. I’ve discussed these possibilities in my article Alternative 3: Fact and Fiction.

If the above reports are true, then certain powerful groups on our planet do now have technology far in advance of what is available to the general public. Those powerful and secretive groups therefore seem to have the money, the technology and the moral viewpoint to make a ‘parasite flight’ happen.

It would be good to think that if such a programme was happening, we could stop it. We could investigate the suspected groups, catch them, put them in court and lock them away out of harm. All we’d need, for this to happen, would be the cooperation and loyalty of our police force, our military, our government staff and our judiciary… Oh, wait. By strange coincidence, this is the same set of people mentioned at the beginning of this article as notoriously been riddled with a secret society.

Sadly, we may not be able to stop the ‘parasite flight’, if it is occurring. Fortunately, it does come with  a long-term silver-lining.

Harsh can be healthy

Once a parasite has left its host, the host is parasite-free, as long as it can stay alive. What’s more, if the host is living in a harsher environment, and its numbers have seriously decreased, then there is little room or opportunity for new parasites to infect it. Parasites thrive when their host is numerous, overcrowded and leading an unhealthy life. A small number of individuals leading a harsh existence  can therefore be a blessing in disguise, as there’s little opportunity for parasites to thrive. This may become our situation in a post-climate-change Earth. Our descendants, the ones that do survive in the harsh environment of 2100 onwards, will be living a tough life, but they may become the most liberated and free members of our species to have existed for a very long time.