Of all the theories out there, the theory of a shadow government is the most popular. A google search will reveal thousands of informational sites claiming to be able to prove the existence of a cryptocracy, or shadow government, that runs parallel to many other governments.
This government is supposedly made up of the power elite, corrupt politicians, and companies working together to benefit themselves and control the democratically elected government, as well as the public. Most theories are centered on the U.S. government, but it is widely accepted that this sort of entity would require the involvement of the power elite from all over the world.
Similar to the United States’ government, it is claimed that the shadow government also has five branches; they are not meant to be a system of checks and balances but meant to exert control. The first branch, the Executive branch, is said to be made up of the power elite including: George Bush, Bill Clinton, all modern Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) directors, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), The Bilderberg Group, and the Trilateral Commission. The other four branches – the Intelligence Branch, War Department, Weapons Industry, and Financial Department – are said to be made up of special groups within several government agencies, such as the CIA, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Defense (DOD),Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Department of Energy Intelligence office (DOE – INTEL), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), as well as the Investigative and Intelligence commands in each branch of the military.
Most of these supposedly involved agencies are part of the U.S. government, but it is claimed that any intelligence commands of other governments are likely involved. The groups of the power elite, such as the Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations, Le Cercle, and the Trilateral Commission, have been classified as discussion groups and think tanks for the betterment of the world – they are generally quite secretive but claim no involvement in policy making or governmental influence. Conspiracy theorists, however, claim the opposite – it is believed these groups and their meetings are part of the shadow government controlling the world. These power elite, certain types of politicians, intelligence gatherers, CEOs of large companies, and high-ranking military officials from various countries, would be part of the so-called Executive Branch of the cryptocracy.
The Bilderberg Group
The Bilderberg Group has been meeting for roughly 62 years, and is generally held in the Bilderberg hotel. Its goal, according to its website, is informal discussion in an attempt to create dialogue between Europe and North America. It has between 120 and 150 members which include political leaders, experts from industry, finance, academia, and the media. The group rules state that the information may be used by participants, but the identity and affiliation of the other participant(s) may not be revealed. The privacy of the meeting, and the group’s rules guarantee that participants are not bound by their position or party, so they are able to participate in an open manner. The 2016 list of topics included: current events, China, Russia, Europe (migration, reform, and unity), U.S. political landscape (economy, debt, and reform), cyber security, energy and commodity pricing, precariat and middle class, and technological innovation.
The Council on Foreign Relations claims to be a non-partisan think tank and has over 4,900 members. Its mission is to be a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, as well as civilians with an interest in better understanding the world. It is said that the CFR is a significant influence on the shadow government, as its members influence various different parts of the government and media. Theories state that this organization, like the Bilderberg Group, directly influence policies, trends, and the media.
The Trilateral Commission was started in the 1970s by citizens of Japan, Europe, and North America in hopes of creating a closer relationship between these regions and allowing for better communication. Like the other organizations it is referred to as a forum or think tank for the betterment of relations between countries and discussion of important events and topics affecting the world. The goal of the group is globalization and the informal discussion of the issues affecting the regions that formed it. Conspiracy theorists claim that they are also part of the elite that help run the Executive Branch, and other departments, of the secret shadow government. The Trilateral Commission has the most information online, but there is still quite a bit of secrecy about the details of what is discussed at their meetings.
Le Cercle is perhaps the most mysterious group of all; shrouded in secrecy this organization has no official website, and there is very little information that can be found online. Most information found is on very low-budget websites created by conspiracy theorists, on Wikipedia, Wikispooks, or WikiLeaks. It is said to have been founded in the 1950s, in France, and is also referred to as the Pinay Circle/Cercle Pinay. Supposedly, the group has members from over 25 countries, mostly intelligence operatives, radical ideologues, and “deep” politicians. Like the other supposed conspiring organizations, it is said Le Cercle is in control of finances, military operations, and influencing policy makers around the world. It is only said to be a think tank, like the other organizations, but is classified as extremely right-wing and anti-communist.
The amount of information online about these secretive groups, the shadow government, and other conspiracy theories is overwhelming. The more one researches, the more seems to come to light about the possibility of clandestine operations by our supposedly elected governments. However, these theories are often dismissed as mental illness, and immediately discredited. Often most things we see about these theories depict their believers as insane, or radically religious individuals. The theories that tend to be identified as the most popular are those about the Free Masons or Illuminati – the most popular sites on these claim the involvement of black magic and mind control, surely the ramblings of a mentally ill individual. However, when investigating it is easy to find theories written by highly educated individuals, ex-government employees, and even ex-presidents, rather than those that are so often dismissed as crazy. Perhaps the craziest of the theories, depicting believers as schizophrenics and radically religious people are also engineered by the government so that the masses continue in disbelief of the majority of conspiracy theories. Or these are the ramblings of several thousands of mentally ill individuals with the same delusions.
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