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Operation Northwoods: A true U.S. government conspiracy for those who mock conspiracy theories

The next time someone heaps scorn on you, making fun of your suspicions about the federal government by calling you a “conspiracy theorist,” show this post to your mocker.

The term “false flag” has its origins in naval warfare where a flag other than the belligerent’s true battle flag is used as a ruse de guerre or pretext for war. As the term is used in contemporary America, a “false flag” incident is some traumatic event that is contrived and manipulated by the authorities to achieve some covert agenda. The public is given an untruthful version of the event by government and/or the media. The intended result is a “rallying around the flag” effect, wherein an inflamed and duped populace rally in support of the government’s secret agenda.

Admittedly, it is difficult for the ordinary American to think the U.S. government can stoop so low as to instigate false flags, for that would mean our government is in the hands of people so diabolical, calling them psychopaths does not begin to describe what they are. That is a frightening thought.

But it is a thought not entirely alien to our Founding Fathers who instituted a new polity based on a view of human nature as inherently self-interested instead of benevolent, and of government as a necessary evil that must be constrained and delimited. To quote James Madison in The Federalist Papers:

“What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external or internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”

For his part, Thomas Jefferson, in his 1787 letter to Edward Carrington, vividly described what government would be if unchecked and unsupervised. He warned that “if once” the people “become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.

The plain fact of the matter is that there are governments and political leaders who are evil psychopaths. Just ask the millions of innocent men, women, and children whom the Nazis had slaughtered, or the hundreds of millions of innocent men, women, and children whom the Communists had killed in the former Soviet Union, the People’s Republic of China and Kampuchea. Why would Americans, who partake of the same non-angelic human nature, be uniquely virtuous? It is for that reason that the Founders established a polity with mechanisms of checks and balances to limit government.

Even with checks and balances in place, the history of the United States is riddled with actual and planned false flags and conspiracies. As an example, the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, in which the U.S.S. Maine and U.S.S. Turner Joy reportedly were fired on without provocation by the North Vietnamese, was a false flag of the Lyndon Johnson Administration. Congress took the bait and passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution that, by pre-approving the president’s military actions, gave Johnson a free ticket to wage war in Vietnam. It turned out no Vietnamese boats were even in the gulf at the time of the alleged attack.

Then there was Operation Northwoods, a false flag of such scope and devious audacity, it takes your breath away.

As reported by David Ruppe for ABC News, May 1, 2001:

In the early 1960s, America’s top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba.

Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities.

The plans were developed as ways to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war to oust Cuba’s then new leader, communist Fidel Castro.

America’s top military brass even contemplated causing U.S. military casualties, writing: “We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,” and, “casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation.” […]

The plans had the written approval of all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and were presented to President Kennedy’s defense secretary, Robert McNamara, in March 1962. But they apparently were rejected by the civilian leadership and have gone undisclosed for nearly 40 years.

Operation Northwoods was proposed in March 1962 at the beginning of John F. Kennedy’s presidency by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and approved by the head of every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Only a year before, in his farewell speech to the American people on January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower had warned that “we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex.”

The Operation Northwoods proposals called for the CIA or other government operatives to undertake acts of terrorism against U.S. military and civilian targets in Guantanamo Bay, Miami, other Florida cities, and even in Washington, D.C. Proposed acts included sinking U.S. ships, having fake Cuban MIGs attack a United States Air Force aircraft, hijacking and shooting down a chartered civil airliner, and gunning down civilians in the streets. The attacks would be blamed on the Fidel Castro government, which would be used as pretexts for a “military intervention” against Cuba.

Thankfully, President Kennedy rejected the proposals. A year and 8 months later, on November 22, 1963, he was assassinated.

The public learned about Operation Northwoods only 35 years later on November 18, 1997. That day, the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board declassified Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba, a top secret collection of draft memoranda outlining the false flag proposals, written by the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Below are screenshots I took from the Appendix of a memo to the Joint Chiefs of Staff from the Department of Defense, dated March 9, 1962, in Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba. The Appendix contains the nauseating details of the proposed false flag.

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Please ask yourself whether anything has really changed for us to be assured that our government has not and will not undertake false flags like Operation Northwoods or worse. On the contrary, with the establishment media acting more as a Ministry of Truth than the feisty check on political power intended by the Founding Fathers, I fully expect our government to be even more devious and skillful. (See “CIA spreads disinformation to news agencies“)

If Sandy Hook was a false flag, it is small potatoes compared to Operation Northwoods.

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Evil and the Nature of Conspiracy Theories


Have you ever been ridiculed for believing a “conspiracy theory”? If so, think back and ask yourself what was the social and economic position of the person who did the ridiculing? I’m willing to bet they were either middle-class, upper middle-class, or lower upper-class. I make that deduction knowing that in order to even consider a conspiracy theory, let alone believe in one, a person has to be aware of the nature of evil.

Pick a conspiracy theory, any conspiracy theory, whether Sandy Hook, Boston, JFK, RFK, you name it, and at its root you’ll find evil.

People in those social and economic groups I mentioned – the middle-class, upper middle-class, and lower upper-class – have led pampered lives and tend to be very naive when it comes to evil. They’ve been educated at Columbia, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and other fine schools. It’s hard for them to even imagine the kind of evil behind an assasination or a false flag terrorist act. They’ve read about evil, perhaps, but very few of them have ever experienced evil. (Not so for the lower class and upper class. They understand evil very well. Indeed, many of them have participated in evil.)

J. Edgar Hoover said it best: “Yet the individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”

For the vast majority of people, the notion that this kind of evil exists is so frightening, it causes a shutdown or disconnect in the brain. That’s why so many otherwise intelligent people refuse to even look at the evidence involved in conspiracy theories. It’s similar to a wife’s reaction when she hears her husband has molested their daughter: denial, followed by an attack on the messenger.

And then for men there’s the courage issue. One of the male’s primary functions is to protect the family and the community from outside aggressors. When a man studies the evil involved in a conspiracy, such as Sandy Hook or Boston or the Vince Foster murder, he soon realizes that his country is being attacked, and now, if he’s a real man, he is obligated to do something about it. If not, he’s a coward, and short of being called a homosexual, calling a man a coward is the worst insult you can hurl at him.

So what do most men do? They take the easy way out. They deny the evil by denying the conspiracy. By refusing to even look at the evidence, no one, not even their own conscience, can call them a coward.

The more fearful a man is of losing face at his own lack of moral courage, the more aggressive he becomes in attacking those who present evidence of conspiracies. This fear is so powerful that many of them actually believe the lies they tell themselves.

It takes courage to confront evil. And of all the qualities that run the gamut of human emotion, courage just might be the rarest of all.

40% of U.S. adults (incl. 11% of Dems) not sure if Obama is American citizen


A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, conducted on July 16-17, 2014, finds that whereas 60% of U.S. adults think Obama is an American citizen, as many as 40% or 4 out of every 10 do not believe their president is an American citizen, which of course violates the U.S. Constitution’s Article II.

Of those Americans who are skeptical of Obama’s U.S. citizenship:

  • 23% outright don’t believe he’s a U.S. citizen, including:
    • 41% of Republicans, 21% of unaffiliated Independents, and 11% of Democrats!
  • Another 17% aren’t sure if he is a U.S. citizen, including:
    • Over 20% of Republicans and Independents, and 7% of Democrats.

The survey also probed Americans’ belief/disbelief in other conspiracies, including:

  • 32% of Americans believe President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by more than one shooter.
  • 24% or one-in-four adults are convinced that the U.S. government knew in advance about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and did nothing to stop them.
  • 20% of Americans believe that a UFO carrying space aliens on board crashed near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.
  • 14% think the U.S. faked the moon landing.

One interesting finding is that in general, men are more likely than women to believe most of the conspiracy theories.


Obama 2012 campaign conspired to register 11,000 in NC against state law


Only those who have eyes but refuse to see, and ears but refuse to hear, ignore the massive vote fraud that was perpetrated across America in the pivotal 2012 election.

As examples, there were:

  • 59 voting divisions in the city of Philadelphia where Mitt Romney did not receive a single vote.
  • Reports of voting machines repeatedly switching votes from Romney to Obama.
  • Counties with voter registration rates of more than 100%.
  • Reports of people unable to vote because records allegedly (and erroneously) showed they had already voted.
  • Reports of Obama voters being bussed in from outside the state.
  • An Obama campaign worker recorded on tape helping someone to register to vote in more than one state.
  • Tens of thousands of military overseas ballots being lost or delivered late.

For more, see “22 signs of Democrat Voter Fraud in 2012 Election,”

Despite all these reports and signs of vote fraud, neither the Romney campaign nor the Republican National Committee (RNC) did anything to expose the fraud or challenge the alleged election results.

If you’re wondering why and don’t know about a strange legal agreement signed by the RNC 30 years ago, the 1982 Consent Decree, in which the RNC agreed not to prevent or challenge vote fraud, see my post of Nov. 15, 2012, “Why the GOP won’t challenge vote fraud”.

And so it’s up to the American people and citizens groups to do the job of the useless Republican Party.

One such group is the Civitas Institute, a conservative organization in North Carolina dedicated to “The vision … of a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement.”

James Simpson reports for Examiner.com, Feb. 20, 2013, that North Carolina does not allow online voting. But the Civitas Institute discovered that the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBE) and the Obama 2012 Campaign conspired to register at least 11,000 people via the Internet in violation of state law. SBE staff authorized an Obama campaign website, Gottaregister.com, to use a web-based registration program.

Civitas has confirmed this through records requests filed with all of North Carolina’s 100 counties. The counting is not yet complete.

Currently California, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Nevada, Maryland, and New York allow some form of online voter registration. North Carolina and many other states do not. For obvious reasons, this method is fraught with vulnerabilities to fraud.

Another, still on-going, study by Civitas Institute finds that 832 people over 112 voted by absentee ballot in 2012, but there are only 330 people over 110 in all of the U.S. according to the 2010 census. 68.5% of those amazing over-112-years-old Americans were Democrats (SURPRISE!), 27.5% Republicans, and 4% unaffiliated. A glitch causes ballots to default to January 1, 1900 when voters do not enter their birth date, which accounts for most of this. This is just one of many problems with NC voter rolls, which are in a shambles and vulnerable to fraudulent votes.

Simpson concludes:

“the Obama administration…have shown themselves over and over to be completely contemptuous of the law – from vote fraud to Fast-n-Furious; from Benghazi-gate to recess appointments and unconstitutional executive orders, the list is endless. As I described in a WorldNetDaily article last November, the Obama administration was willing to use whatever means at its disposal to win this election, legal and illegal. Up until now, my assumption has been that, while they plainly engaged in vote fraud in some circumstances, it wasn’t enough to throw the election. Depending upon whether or not they used tricks like this nationwide – and they probably did – they may have in fact stolen this election.”


“…the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBE) and the Obama 2012 Campaign conspired to register at least 11,000 people via the Internet in violation of state law.”

GASP!!! That’s a conspiracy!!!

Just tell that to the next pretentious media personality snootily dismissing by deriding those looney “conspiracy theorists.”

H/t Obama Release Your Records


Author Jack Cashill speaks up for Sandy Hook skeptics

Beware of the label “Conspiracy Theory.”

Although the definition of “conspiracyis simply “an agreement between two or more persons to commit an unlawful act,” the terms “conspiracy theory” and “conspiracy theorists” are equated with “crazy.”

As such, the label is an oft-used weapon to dismiss and discredit anyone who refuses to parrot the party line and instead has the audacity to ask questions about some handed-down “truth”. As if there aren’t real conspiracies: Kennedy’s Operations Northwood Conspiracy, Nixon’s Watergate Conspiracy, Reagan’s Iran-Contra Conspiracy, Obama’s Fast & Furious Conspiracy, and, of course, there’s the criminal Conspiracy called the Mafia.

So much for the much-priced “critical thinking” that’s in the standard publicity literature of U.S. colleges and universities to promote a liberal arts education.

The latest effort to brand skeptics as crazy is over Sandy Hook — the massacre of 26, including 20 first-grade children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012.

The official version of the massacre should be questioned if for no reasons than that:

  1. There are inconsistencies and anomalies in the official narrative, about which there are no answers because —
  2. A judge had put a gag on what police can tell us about the massacre.  On Dec. 27, 2012, State Superior Court Judge John Blawie ruled that search warrant affidavits for the cars and home of alleged lone shooter Adam Lanza and his mother would stay sealed beyond the normal 14-day period, for another 90 days, that is, until late March 2013.
  3. The massacre has serious policy consequences because it is used by the Obama regime to justify infringements on our Constitutional Second Amendment right to “bear arms.” As an example, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif) cited the “20 dead children in Newtown” as “a wakeup call” to America when she formally introduced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 — her bill to ban “assault weapons,” including rifles, shotguns, and handguns  (See “List of banned guns in Feinstein’s “assault weapons” bill,” Jan. 24, 2013.)

We expect the Left to dismiss Sandy Hook skeptics, but we didn’t expect pundits on “our side” to do so.

A writer for Glenn Beck’s site, The Blaze, did a hit piece on January 23, “This is The Blaze’s Point-by-Point Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theory Debunk.” Beck himself not only dismissed the skeptics, he went a mile further by making fun of us — just as he had mocked “birthers” as stupid. Mockery is a standard tool used to suppress questions and critical thinking.

A commenter on FOTM said that conservative radio talker and Fox TV personality Sean Hannity also dismisses Sandy Hook skeptics. Hannity evidently did not learn a lesson from having lost about half of his TV audience after last November 6’s election. The leftwing Salon attributes the loss to his viewers being disillusioned because Hannity had predicted a Romney win. Salon, of course, is wrong because if that’s the reason, then other conservative talkers should also have lost their audience. No, Salon, viewers and listeners are leaving Hannity in droves because after the Romney loss, Hannity said the GOP should try to be “more appealing” to women and Hispanics, in effect, by becoming a Democrat Party 2.0. When I heard that on his radio show, that was the last time I listened to Sean Hannity.

Here’s author Dr. Jack Cashill’s rejoinder to those who seek to stifle inquiries into the Sandy Hook massacre.

For FOTM’s posts on Sandy Hook, go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.


CNN #2 The school these police officers were running into is NOT Sandy Hook Elementary School. Aren’t you at all curious why CNN would do that? See “CNN deception: Live aerial footage of police running into Sandy Hook was of another school,” Jan. 22, 2013.

Debunking the Sandy Hook Debunkers

By Jack Cashill– American Thinker – Jan. 21, 2013

During the age of Obama, the major media have gone fully AWOL. If they fear that their reporting will lead to inconvenient discoveries, they simply stop their advance, lay down their notebooks, and disappear. This trend began in the Clinton years and picked up momentum after the 1994 electoral debacle, but the Clintons at least worried that the media might turn on them.

If Barack Obama ever had any such anxiety, the nonreporting on Fast and Furious, Benghazi and now Sandy Hook has had to reassure him. Sandy Hook is particularly disturbing because the truth is, or at least should have been, so accessible. This tragedy should never have spawned anything like a conspiracy theory, but it obviously has.

Protecting the major media’s flank during retreat are many and sundry well-funded leftist blogs — Huffington Post, The Daily Kos, Media Matters, and TPM among others. While the major media withdraw, the blogs attack those who might challenge the “narrative” the majors have left behind.

A case in point is a recent multi-media Huffington Post piece titled “Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theory Video Debunked By Experts.” In the video intro, HuffPo editor Meredith Bennett-Smith laughingly dismisses the various alternate theories of what transpired at Sandy Hook. Says Bennett-Smith, “That is what conspiracy theorists love to do. They put out a lot of questions, but they don’t necessarily provide a lot of answers.” When there is a Democrat in the White House, alas, anyone who asks a question becomes a conspiracy theorist.

Like too many alleged fact checkers, Bennett-Smith addresses only the least significant of the challenges to the Sandy Hook narrative: the alleged use of crisis actors, the memorials that predated the shooting, the confusion about what weapon was in Adam Lanza’s trunk. The “experts” she promises in the headline turn out to be other Obama-friendly fact checkers like David Mikkelson, founder of Snopes, and Robert Blaskiewicz, editor of a comparable blog called Skeptical Humanities. Absent in the piece is anyone who knows anything about guns or police work.

Predictably, what the HuffPo piece does not address are the two most troubling inconsistencies in the Sandy Hook reporting: the nature of the guns used and the presence or absence of a second shooter. Both questions have gained importance because of the White House’s obvious political exploitation of a ginned up “assault weapon” hysteria.

As to the guns, on December 15, one day after the shooting, NBC’s chief justice correspondent Pete Williams spoke with Today Show host Matt Lauer. Williams shared “new information” from a “couple of federal officials and state officials.” Said Williams, “They say now that there were actually four handguns recovered inside the school, not just two as we were initially told; four handguns and apparently only handguns that were taken into the school.” (Italics mine)

Williams said that Lanza also brought an “assault style, AR-15 style rifle” with him to school, but, he added, “We have been told by several officials that he left that in the car.” In the days that followed, the story would shift to the AR-15, not as the exclusive weapon — two handguns remained in the story — but as “the primary weapon used in the attack.” On December 19, CNN reported, “Police say Lanza’s rifle used numerous 30-round magazines.” By January 6, the Hartford Courant was reporting that Lanza used the handguns only to shoot himself.

This shift in reporting may be justified, and Williams’ sources may have been wrong, but why has no one at NBC addressed the discrepancy? The police had plenty of time to establish the nature of the weapons used that first day. Williams cited multiple police sources. He is a seasoned reporter on a show that takes itself seriously. In retrospect, it is easy to see why authorities would want to bend the narrative to an AR-15, but why would anyone have chosen to mislead Williams on day two?

Equally under-reported is the disposition of the second suspect. On day one, the media were reporting that the police had apprehended a likely second shooter. As CBS News reporter John Miller said definitively, “They have a second person in custody.” He pointed out that this was not at all unprecedented given that there were two shooters at Columbine. Fox News described this person as wearing a black jacket and camouflage pants. According to Fox, a SWAT team escorted him out of the woods.

The Alex Jones Channel, although not always reliable, put together a nonconspiratorial video using network news clips of the chase in the woods, the capture, and interviews with witnesses. ABC News interviewed both a well-spoken child and an adult who confirmed seeing the man in custody. “They did walk a guy out of the woods with handcuffs,” said the man. The fellow then pointed the reporter to a police car where the alleged second shooter was still sitting.

Admittedly, the media got much wrong on day one: the name of the shooter, the mother’s relationship to the school, the supposed murder of the father, but the media quickly walked this information back. If they retracted the stories about the four handguns or the second shooter — or even explained the discrepancies — I have been unable to find any clarification, and the Huffington Post piece provided none either.

Until I see firm evidence, I remain agnostic about the official Sandy Hook narrative. My investigations into TWA Flight 800 and the Oklahoma City bombing have taught me to be wary of an “evolving” story line. In those two tragedies, as is often the case, the early reporting was the most reliable.

With TWA Flight 800, for instance, all initial reporting pointed to a missile strike as the cause of the highly visible explosion that killed 230 people off the coast of Long Island in July 1996. In the weeks that followed, without any new evidence, the Clinton Justice Department ignored the 270 FBI eyewitnesses to a missile strike and shifted the storyline from a missile to a bomb.

The FBI talked exclusively to the New York Times, and the Times returned the favor by interviewing none of the eyewitnesses. The cherry-picked evidence led to the following above-the-fold headline four weeks after the disaster — “Prime Evidence Found That Device Exploded in Cabin of Flight 800.”

Although not as unnerving as a missile strike, the bomb scenario threatened the peace and prosperity message to be promoted at the Democratic National Convention just days away. Whether coordinated with the White House or not, the Times simply ceased reporting on the bomb. A month later, the official narrative shifted from a bomb to a center fuel tank explosion, a possibility that had been ruled out a month earlier. Like the networks at Sandy Hook, the Times never bothered to explain what happened to the evidence that led to the earlier conclusions.

In a similar spirit, days after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the Washington Post reported specific FBI testimony describing “eyewitness accounts of a yellow Mercury with McVeigh and another man inside speeding away from a parking lot near the federal building.” (Italics mine)

The media, however, quickly lost interest in the swarthy John Doe No. 2. The likely reason is that If he proved to be an Islamic radical, it would be harder to blame the “Republican Revolution” for the bombing. At McVeigh’s trial, the Justice Department did not put a single one of the many reliable eyewitnesses on the stand because every one of them saw McVeigh with his foreign-looking accomplice. Again, the media chose not to notice the discrepancy. As Clinton himself acknowledged, Oklahoma City — i.e. the reporting on Oklahoma City — saved his presidency.

Bottom line: if the Democrat-media complex can turn an obvious missile strike into a mechanical failure and lose John Doe #2 to history, turning four handguns into an assault weapon and making a second shooter disappear is small beer.

Another “note” on Conspiracies

“Why do the nations…”

      –from Handel’s Messiah

Psalm 2 (NIV)
Why do the nations conspire 
  and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up
  and the rulers band together
  against the Lord and against 
  his anointed, saying,
 “Let us break their chains
    and throw off their shackles.”

The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
  the Lord scoffs at them.
  He rebukes them in his anger
    and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
“I have installed my king
  on Zion, my holy mountain.”

I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:
  He said to me, “You are my son;
    today I have become your father.
  Ask me,
    and I will make the nations your inheritance,
    the ends of the earth your possession.
  You will break them with a rod of iron;
    you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

  Therefore, you kings, be wise;
    be warned, you rulers of the earth.
    Serve the Lord with fear
      and celebrate his rule with trembling.
  Kiss his son, or he will be angry
    and your way will lead to your destruction,
  for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
    Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Still enjoying the theme? Here’s more from Handel’s Messiah.

“The Trumpet Shall Sound…”

1 Corinthians 15:52-53
For the trumpet will sound, 
  the dead will be raised imperishable, 
  and we will be changed. 
For the perishable must clothe itself 
  with the imperishable, 
    and the mortal with immortality.

Take heart dear readers,
the Lord Almighty is on His throne.
Pleasant dreams tonight. ~ TD

Regarding Conspiracy Theories

FEMA Camps, Freemasons, Illuminati, Bohemian Grove, False Flag, and all their vile cousins are terms that haunt us (me). They sometimes make sleep hard to find. Some people whistle thru the graveyard; I prefer to renew my courage with God’s word and His fellowship.

Conspiracy is nothing new.



Ever since the expulsion from the Garden, humans have exhibited a tendency toward conspiracy. In fact, Eve’s and Adam’s original sin was a conspiracy with the serpent, intended to challenge their Creator.

In the book of Proverbs, after the prologue and call to honor the advice of parents, the first “nuts and bolts” piece of advice is to avoid entering into conspiracy!

Proverbs 1 verses 10-19
My son, if sinful men entice you,
    do not give in to them.
  If they say, “Come along with us;
    let’s lie in wait for innocent blood,
      let’s ambush some harmless soul;
  let’s swallow them alive, like the grave,
    and whole, like those who go down to the pit;
  we will get all sorts of valuable things
    and fill our houses with plunder;
   cast lots with us;
    we will all share the loot”—
my son, do not go along with them,
    do not set foot on their paths;
  for their feet rush into evil,
    they are swift to shed blood.
How useless to spread a net
    where every bird can see it!
  These men lie in wait for their own blood;
    they ambush only themselves!
  Such are the paths of all who go 
    after ill-gotten gain;
      it takes away the life 
        of those who get it.

For me, this sheds an encouraging light on those who choose to resist conspiracies.