Secret Government

The Suspension of Disbelief

By Thomas J. Carey

Everyone has seen a movie or a play at some time or other in his or her life that has involved the invocation of that time-honored theatrical technique known as “suspension of disbelief” (hereinafter referred to as “SOD”) by which the audience is required to believe a premise that it would never accept in the real world—things that happen in the story, that no one would believe if they were presented in a newspaper as fact. In such instances, the audience makes a semiconscious decision…

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William Tell and The Templar Nation

By Steven Sora

The history of Switzerland is, at best, elusive. It is that way seemingly on purpose, with its origins murky. Its origin as a confederacy, we are told, originated with a man named William Tell who supplied the spark for independence. Yet most scholars say his story is a myth. The Swiss have their own version of a Declaration of Independence. It was said to be lost but was actually hidden for centuries. There is a reason the story of the origins of Switzerland as a…

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The Surveillance State

By Marie D. Jones and Larry Flaxman

The concept of personal privacy has changed drastically in an era of explosive technological advancement that includes drones and satellites that see through walls, cameras on every city street corner, cyber spies lurking behind your computer screens, and cell phones that track your every move. Nothing you do is done in private, not even in your own homes. In many ways, even your thoughts, behaviors and actions are being exposed to a variety of powerful sources that want nothing more than to control some aspect…

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