Joseph Atwill has changed the way we think about conspira-history.
[00:00:00] Speaker 1: I’ve seen VF a million dollars up.
[00:00:03] Speaker 2: open up two and a half million dollars.
[00:00:05] Speaker 1: What he got on you?
[00:00:07] Speaker 2: Nothing.
[00:00:09] Alex Tsakiris: That’s John Goodman, The Gambler, 2014. And that has to be probably one of the greatest Skeptiko movie clips of all time. And if you are struggling, which you might be once you get to the end of the show, to try and figure out how that fits with my upcoming very excellent interview with Joe Atwill, and our first of what I hope will be an ongoing series of dialogues about Caesar’s Messiah 2.0. Well, if you’re wondering how this fits, well, then you’re probably going to have to keep wondering, here’s a clip from the upcoming interview. I’m not going to legitimize your misrepresentation of the facts by agreeing to disagree.
[00:00:51] Joe Atwill: I don’t like to the point where we simply agree to disagree. If I had a philosophy, it would be the Socratic method. You don’t try to win but you don’t try to shy away from difficult subjects either. I think a lot of times expression is used just because someone either feels they’re going to lose or they aren’t simply dislike the individual that they’re exchanging with. They just want to end the conversation.
[00:01:19] Alex Tsakiris: Okay, and because I’m always about level three, here’s the level three part.
[00:01:24] Speaker 3:
Could you put away?
[00:01:26] Speaker 4: Nothing.
[00:01:28] Speaker 3: You get up two and a half million dollars any asshole in the world knows what to do you get a house with a 25-year roof and indestructible [unclear 1:35] economy shitbox you put the rest into the system of 3 to 5% to pay your taxes and that’s your base, get me? That’s your fortress of fucking solitude. That puts you for the rest of your life at a level of fuck you. Somebody wants you to do something fuck you, boss pisses you off. A wise man’s life is based around fuck you. The United States of America is based on fuck you. You’re a king, you have an army greatest Navy in the history of the world, fuck you blow me. This is the grandson of the 17th richest man in California.
[00:02:08] Speaker 5: Does he drink?
[00:02:09] Speaker 3: What he wants?
[00:02:10] Speaker 4: Have a beer just like anybody else, Thank you.
[00:02:12] Speaker 5: What kind?
[00:02:13] Speaker 4: Any kind.
[00:02:14] Speaker 5: That’s about 37 beers. Don’t fucking put it on me.
[00:02:17] Speaker 3: But he did put it on you miss. What do you want to be able to say to me? Fuck you!
[00:02:31] Alex Tsakiris: Thanks for indulging me. I have a great interview with the excellent Joe Atwill. Welcome to Skeptiko where we explore controversial science and spirituality with leading researchers, thinkers, and their critics. I’m your host, Alex Tsakiris. And today we welcome back Joseph Atwill to Skeptiko. If you’ve listened to this show a little bit, then you know that Joe is one of my favorite guests, somebody I really respect and his really, in some very important ways, has been a significant influence to my worldview, as I’ve been going along and doing these Skeptiko interviews. So Joe, of course, is the author of Caesar’s Messiah, the Roman conspiracy to invent Jesus, a book that had really, I think, a very, very big impact on biblical scholars, historians, as well as just a ton of average, everyday people who read the book and were just incredibly impressed blown away like I was by the research. This is basically a testament to the one man can make a difference kind of theory, which is kind of an interesting point in history, because that’s being debated in history right now, even when you think of all the great figures in history, it shouldn’t be a debate that, you know, one person can make a difference, well, in a smaller way, but in a very significant way. Joe researching on his own, not with a team of Oxford, a PhD candidate who are running around and doing all his research for him or anything like that, on his own came up with a very unique analysis based on his research, which he documents in the book of the conspiracy, or the alleged conspiracy that might exist between the Roman Empire and the creation of the Christian church. So just to kind of further wrap up this story because I have had Joe on several times, ever since I talked to Joe. It’s been one of my missions, because it was so significant to me to really continue to test his theory. And my way of testing is interviewing other people. So at this point, I have interviewed a lot of 5, 10 World Class biblical scholars, people with people PhDs, teaching positions at major universities, written books. And I always bring up the Caesar’s Messiah theory. And not everyone agrees. But no one’s able to counter it in any significant way. And I’ve also found that that’s really the way to tell whether or not somebody has the goods. It’s not whether everyone agrees with them, it’s whether they can put up a better counter argument. And I still haven’t heard one. And I always have to add as a caveat, Joe, and I take his groundbreaking fundamental paradigm shifting research in some significantly different ways. So I don’t want to sound like I’m contradicting myself, because I don’t agree with Joe in everything. And that might be part of our discussion here. But the paradigm shift that he has brought to us by really combining a deep, deep understanding of conspiracy, and conspiracy science, if we could even say that social engineering para political, how that has always been in play, and the enormous impact it can have on history, and institutions and with the structure of our society, as we understand it. Well, Joe’s unique understanding of that is just phenomenal. And that’s why I’m sorry to go on and on. But that’s why I’m so excited to have you back and connect with you again, Joe. So, thanks for being here. I’m really looking forward to this.
[00:06:38] Joe Atwill: Wow, thank you, Alex. I after that introduction, maybe I should just not say anything for the purpose of the show. Now, thank you so much. That’s very kind of you. Yeah, I mean, that says Messiah has really been a strange sort of academic phenomena, because it has become more and more popular through time, most of like the typical academic research, books fade. But Caesar’s Messiah just gets more and more popular. And this is simply because it just is a very strong argument. And people can understand it, a lot of the New Testament scholarship, like the classic mysticism concepts are plausible, but they’re so esoteric, so hard to understand that it’s hard for me to imagine the public would ever change their opinion regarding the historicity or the origins of Christianity with that kind of analysis. But the analysis and Caesar’s Messiah is different in that, I would describe it as basically as archeologic. In other words, at its core, I don’t really get involved that much with the system that I’ve discovered, I simply present the system, I simply lay the text side by side, and just ask the reader to make up their own mind whether or not there’s dependency. And since in my opinion, this is just completely obvious that one story, the story of Jesus is based on this other story, tip to stern, then the conclusion that I reached that it is a type of logic story, that it actually is a Roman Caesar vanity piece, these things become more and more self-evident, but it always surprises me, I suppose, even at this point, how popular the book has been and this just as an example, this month, was the highest selling sales month of the book 20 years after I brought it out. So it seems like it has a life and, of course, now with our current situation in which the government is restricting us taking away civil liberties, the skeptical aspect of my analysis, I think it’s very useful for people because it becomes a platform with from which you can sort of create some sort of plausible conjectures about the rationale that the government have for the lockdowns, which, perhaps we’ll talk about later, but I am very opposed to.
[00:09:24] Alex Tsakiris: Right. So, there’s a couple of different points there the connection between this work Caesar’s Messiah, and in particular, the speculation on your part, that there was a conspiracy, a para political, political psyop going on by the Romans. And it was using religion and the deepest beliefs, the deepest spiritual beliefs that people had about who they are and how they should live their lives that it was trying to manipulate those in order to bring about their political goals is I think what really resonates through time as you’re saying. So we look at that and we go, “Oh my God, if Joe is right, and the Romans were that adept at playing the game way back then what can we even imagine is going on now in terms of that game playing.” So there’s really a lot to kind of dive into. And as I was explaining to you in the email, I’ve made it kind of my mission in the last six months to really do a rebooting of Caesar’s Messiah 2.0 in my own way. So it’s not really the Caesar’s Messiah that you’re familiar with, because I’m kind of taking it in some other directions. I’m very interested in for example, Josephus, and more the Jews and his attempted political psyop that is the spacey and through Josephus, to tell the Jews that, “Hey, you know what, the spaciness is the Messiah, a spaciness who was always was the one who was always prophesized.” You don’t need Judaism, just, I see that really as kind of Caesar’s Messiah 1.0, that was the first attempt at that. But here I am getting into a lot of details, like, I want to kind of pull that back off the table, and not even go there because I think that’s a discussion we need to have, we need to spend an hour on that. I almost feel like Joe, and we were talking about this a little bit before we kind of turned on the record button. If you’re up for it, we might even use this interview to kind of sketch out some potential areas for further dialogues between us so that people can get kind of a fuller picture of this worldview that we’re trying to develop. How does that sound?
[00:12:03] Joe Atwill: I think it’s a great idea. It couldn’t be more timely.
[00:12:05] Alex Tsakiris: Okay, well, if you’re on board, then I’d almost start with this. And that is process. So if we were going to engage in this dialogue, and you engage in these dialogues all the time, what makes us great about you, is you are so open. And so just out there in terms of sharing ideas, genuinely, openly, give and take if people come against you, and you handle that with grace, and yet you still make your points. And I think that’s unbelievably terrific.
[00:12:41] Joe Atwill: I’m not an academic, so it’s a little easier for me to be polite.
[00:12:48] Alex Tsakiris: I don’t know, I’ve spoken to so …
[00:12:51] Joe Atwill: My point is that I think a lot of individuals, so it’s a very low resource environment, New Testament scholarship. And so many people, I think, they struggle with the idea of like this, this book from an academic is so successful. And so it’s harder for them to be just sort of open and clear minded, whereas I actually enjoy criticism of it. I find it to be, for me, it’s more fun than just having so it’s, I think it’s very gracious of you for to describe me like that. But actually, it’s just simply more fun to have someone that is critical than someone that simply wants to read, go over the theory.
[00:13:34] Alex Tsakiris: I totally agree. I say that to people, I swear when I say that, Joe, people look at me, like, I’m of a different species or something like that. When I say, “I love when I’m proven wrong.” When I’m proven wrong, I’m learning something, I’m moving forward. And why would I want to go forward with ideas that are incorrect or can easily be countered? Great. So in that sense, in that spirit, I welcome that kind of debate in the same way that you do. But one thing I wanted to throw out there because this I caught in the interview, I was just mentioning before that you did with Moe One, the Gnostic warrior podcast, which I really enjoyed, and Moe just had me on the show, but you guys got to a point and you said, “Hey, you know, and agree to disagree. We have to be open to agreeing to disagree.” And you are a nice guy. And I can be a nice guy. I don’t know if I really am a nice guy. But this agree to disagree thing is something that drives me kind of nuts. And I would throw that on the table. First thing is in this dialogue and in the dialogues that we might do in the future. Let’s not agree to disagree. I always when I hear that I always think of the interview I had with the skeptic, Michael Schermer, who I consider a frenemy in every sense of the word I genuinely like Michael. I enjoy talking to him. And I definitely consider him an enemy. He’s certainly an enemy when it comes to intellectual honesty, an enemy when it comes to good science, an enemy when it comes to being kind of a bullshitter. But nonetheless, so just a quick story and then I’m stop stealing the mic here. But I was interviewing Michael about a book he’d written, the book was heavens on Earth, the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality and utopia. This is Michael’s book. So the book leans on something that I happen to know a great deal about, which is near death experience science. And the only reason I know about it is because I’ve interviewed about 50 or 100 scientists who’ve actually done research and published it in peer reviewed journals on this topic, and Michael had completely botched the research in some rather obvious ways. And I call them on it. And I further call them on the fact that one of the most prominent researchers, a guy named Dr. [unclear 16:06] was a cardiologist head, was so infuriated by Michael’s mishandling of the data, the scientific data, that he called him out publicly and said, “You’re misrepresenting what I said.” And Michael was like, “Well, I guess we’ll just agree to disagree on that.” And then he said that to me, “Well, I guess Alex will just agree to disagree.” And it’s like, “No, I bought some Joe.” And I do think that it’s worth talking a little bit about these kind of process things, the process of the dialogue things, because I do feel like they’re lacking a lot of times, and they slip by, in some subtle ways that people don’t realize. And again, it’s this kind of social conditioning, social reinforcement. Oh, it’s always good to agree to disagree. Here’s another one, respect my beliefs. Why would I want to respect your beliefs? Isn’t that why I mean, at some, I get it on one level, right on one sound like a total contrary, and on a deeper human spiritual level, absolutely. 100%, I respect you, I respect and I respect everything you’ve done. I also respect you, intellectually, based on your track record. So I am liable to give more leeway to your beliefs. But at the end of the day, I enter into the dialogue, not respecting your beliefs, and not asking you to respect my beliefs. I mean, that’s what we’re supposed to figure out. Right?
[00:17:45] Joe Atwill: Yeah, and I also don’t like when this perspective is used as propaganda. In other words, the idea of, “Keep calm and carry on”, being given by mainstream media during a time when, you know, nefarious activity could require citizens to take action to stand up.
[00:18:06] Alex Tsakiris: Exactly.
[00:18:07] Joe Atwill: And so I’m really, whenever I hear kind of what should be trajectories, leading to conclusions that might inspire political activity, when I see it being hijacked with the idea of nonviolent communication keeps us from moving down this path, here’s another direction, and it always, it always goes back to a kind of psychological condition. You know, that is a way of living that some people may find valuable, but it is certainly not appropriate in our present moment, when you have so many actions from governments that are restraining freedom, this is when we really we cannot have as our perspective that, well, we’re just going to, we may not agree with what the government is doing, but we’re simply going to respect and stay calm, and we’ll just carry on with our lives as best we can. I mean, this is when you really want to, not only to agree to disagree and to keep thinking and keep talking. And you have to agree the Socratic method at this point, and not just, like, “Oh, I’m just going to drop out it’s too complicated arts I have to be too visible as a personality or whatever,” this is when you need courage and that’s courage. Courage is what will move the kind of discussion you’re talking about forward, you’ve got to have courage and so, when we when we discuss, I think we’ll both find it, it’ll be a process that’ll be enjoyable and hopefully will provide courage for the people listen to it.
[00:19:59] Alex Tsakiris: Well, the other way respect my beliefs then comes up, of course, you’ve run into this time and time again, because you’ve been at this Caesar’s Messiah thing, you’ve been the pioneer out there with the arrows in your front and the arrows in the back, because you do get stabbed in the back. But when it comes to these deeper beliefs, we are conditioned to believe that we should respect someone’s religious beliefs, certainly, and that the freedom of expression of religion carries with it this idea that we should respect their religious beliefs. I don’t agree with that. I don’t think we should respect people’s Christian beliefs, Muslims’ Muslim beliefs, atheistic beliefs, satanist ik beliefs, I think we should challenge them. And this is something really, that the atheists and I don’t have a lot of nice things to say about the atheist as a group, but I do have some nice things to say. And one of the things that they made clear 20 years ago with the whole Dawkins, kind of new atheist kind of thing was that these are ideas that have to stand up in the public forum on par with all the other beliefs we have, and you can’t run and hide behind the idea that no one should pick on you, because your beliefs are religious.
[00:21:24] Joe Atwill: Absolutely, in fact, it’s completely incoherent, if you want to have religious beliefs, which is to say, broadly, socially important in terms of perspective and existence, then axiomatic to that is, you have to become public and accept public criticism. And you this is just clear, and that’s one really gonna praise, you hear you do such a good job of this, of encouraging your positions to be criticized, I’ve listened to a lot of your shows. And so this is, it’s just how public people should behave and how we should care. And Gee, it’s like, think of how long we’ve known each other, who would have thought at the beginning, we’d be where we are now politically, it’s all the more it’s more important than ever, to try to get this this perspective, the perspective of criticism and skepticism out there, you chose a really good title for your show, very timely in terms of our current political world.
[00:22:29] Alex Tsakiris: You know, it’s funny, you should say that, because on one hand, I totally understand what you’re saying, I agree with it at a level that kind of shakes me to my core, I never would have imagined we’d be where we are now, never would have contemplated it. Anyone of our generation, it just was inconceivable that the Bill of Rights, the Constitution would just be pulled apart piece by piece, and everyone would just be cheering its demise, like but I Brazil, at the same time, I feel that I resist going there because we are just where we are. And I love that, that you are fully engaged in everything that’s come about, partially as a result of this book that you wrote, 20 years ago.
[00:23:23] Joe Atwill: Strange that Caesar’s Messiah would end up being somehow related in my opinion, useful to the political conditions imposed by a medical.
[00:23:34] Alex Tsakiris: Exactly. And in your work since then. I mean, I think people hopefully people who are listening to this show know this, but in case they don’t, it’s not like you’ve stopped, you’ve continued to move on and there’s many new issues that you actually wrote a book on Shakespearean with similar kind of connections, hypotheses and stuff like that, but I always credit you with the one who turned me on to the Gloria Steinem, lifetime player kind of thing, which is incredibly important in understanding the para political and how things so you have multiple, multiple, you alluded to in the interview I just heard and I have not read this but you did an analysis of the Catcher in the Rye and similarly drawing out the para political conspiratorial aspects of it and stuff like that. So just as a little note there you’re not a guy who’s stopped and rested on your big work and not anything, you’re moving every day. You’re doing new stuff, right?
[00:24:43] Joe Atwill: Yeah, I’m a curious individual. And, and I have, in fact, kind of been inspired by the insights into propaganda that I got during the research on to Messiah to look really as best I could at my world, and like you talked about The Catcher in the Rye analysis is very important in my opinion, because you can see that our literature is, it has a surface level that the public understands, but that the oligarchs are in communication, and they have a different world that, then we are permitted to enter into, and it’s exactly the same thing that was going on with the Gospels. The insiders, could see the humor, and see that how they were creating legacy for themselves with the story about Jesus. But the plebeian saw nothing, they just saw the surface narrative so that kind of ignorance, and the way that it was used by the oligarchs to ossify their power, and in my opinion, it’s the most critical issue that we are facing, we have all these issues right now, so many of them. But this one issue has stayed throughout our civilization for 1000s of years, which is that humans believe what we’re told. And so this is something the oligarchs have learned how to manipulate. And we are, I think, suffering and are in danger of being genocided because of this systemic weakness that we have, about how, when information comes from, above us, in the social structure, we have this innate sort of acceptance of it. Unfortunately, even though this might be a good way to create social harmony, that would be in a situation where the social structure had the protection of the individual as part and parcel here and looking backwards, that trust between the authority and the citizens of a society has been broken, it’s been broken and therefore it’s been used. And now, we’re being told one thing after another, none of it really can stand up to any scrutiny, but few citizens are doing the analysis to really see how, obviously, fake unreal some of the things we’re being told are. And we really need to, at this point, to quickly rev up skepticism on a wide scale. So one of the reasons why my ears perked up when you were talking about doing more shows, because I think that’s the one of the things that we would no doubt it, because of how we are, we would get into, and I would love to do that right now just to just be a process by which, you know, people would just create more skepticism, and then from that, learn how to think, because the oligarchs use our ignorance as their primary tool, we don’t get taught how to think very well how to analyze how to use logic, how to evaluate facts, and these things just have to be developed now. That’s just critical. The, the oligarchs have developed technologic powers, I mean, in the old days they had the crucifix, torture these things, but now they have technology, they have snooping, they have the iPhone, they have drugs, so the oligarchs have developed their power to ossify their themselves in their roles. The citizen has to develop, we have to develop our skills at democracy, we need to try to counter their increase in technical capacity for dictatorship with an analytic power that the citizens have to ferret out what they’re doing, and then come up with countermeasures.
[00:29:16] Alex Tsakiris: Yeah, but Joe to throw a Shakespeare line, “Twas always thus,” that, to me is one of the things we take away from Caesar’s Messiah, if you really dig into it, and you start digging into it further and further, when and it’s always been like that. And the tools aren’t really that, they’ve changed a lot. And we’ve layered on some fancy technology, but “Twas always thus.” And that’s what I think is also interesting about history and that maybe I can jump out of the process mode because I could go on and on and talk about the process and how we do what we’re going to do. But maybe we need to jump into it, but I always pull up a little bit when you mentioned oligarchs because I think of oligarchs. But I also think of this idea of these lifetime players. I also think of the useful idiot, I think, a game master. I think that the monarchs, and I think of all these people as being white hats and black hats, I’ll tie it to one little tidbit that I think will kind of maybe take us in a different direction. And then we’ll get back to you. I can’t wait to talk about Caesar’s Messiah 2.0 in everything that I’m learning about that Roman history. And we’ll have lots of fun with that. But I love laying out this groundwork with you. So I jumped to FDR, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. And it’s always been an interesting point in history, because it popped up on my radar screen, when I first got interested in conspiracies. And that is the idea that perhaps we were willing to be surprised, attacked, and orthodoxy Warren, but people get what I mean, and the evidence that that starts mounting up the deep you look into it. And the most significant evidence that I think is layered with the kind of complexity that we need to really analyze this game player kind of thing. And whether it’s a white hat game player, or a black hat game player, is that I think the really smart, Pentagon military industrial complex people, and some of them are damn, damn smart. But they realized at that time, in the 30s, 1930s, and early 1940s, that world war two is going to be a war that was won or lost with aircraft carriers. So before the Japanese, and we had done everything at this point, to bait Japan, into attacking us, hell, we had basically committed an act of war by blockading all the oil from reaching Japan, which is an act of war. So we were ready for the attack, we had intercepted information knowing that they were going to attack, FDR sends all the aircraft carriers out to see, which is the telltale sign of two things. One, he knew the attack was coming and two, he knew that those stupid old destroyers and crap that he left in Pearl Harbor didn’t mean a shit. And if they put them to the bottom of the ocean, it wouldn’t really make any difference. And it really didn’t make any difference. And in fact, once they bombed those ships, he sent them back to port in San Francisco and in Los Angeles to guard the coastline like we needed it guarded. But here’s the point in all that was that an oligarch, a game master in a white hat? Because you could make the case that we needed that we needed that kind of Pearl Harbor event, which echoes the 911 thing, but we won’t even get there for a minute. We needed a pearl harbor event to wake up this us sleeping, slumbering, stupid American populace that was still wrestling with the fact of whether this World War was really something we needed to engage in. Well, what do you think about all that?
[00:33:40] Joe Atwill: Yeah, I mean, I think it was the world wars, both of them were artificial, they were theatrical productions. [unclear 33:53] it’s such a long, analytic path. But I mean, you know, things that you can do just to kind of accelerate that understanding is look at the Fran Ferdinand’s license plate on the car he was on when he was assassinated, it’s A111118, which ended up being Armistice Day, three and a half years later, so they knew the dates that they would conclude the war before they began it. In WW1, you have the Kaiser and the King of England, but they were first cousins. They played together as children. Of course, they were both masons, they had their part of the secret society. So this looks very artificial. It looks like it’s simply population reduction. And it’s upsetting to me because my grandfather was mustard gas at the sohm, where they just push these people into automatic weapons. You know 60,000 people, I think died in a two-day period, just unbelievable carnage. So that was just like how and there’s to be some to go into that stream of analysis would be kind of a long diversion, but I’m just giving you my opinion. I mean, I would say another way you can look at it, look at 911, 911 is the that is the date in the Hebrew Bible that the temple was destroyed, if you look at the analysis at Caesar’s Messiah, you can see that the destruction of the temple was the Roman touchstone point for when they claimed to be ending the Jewish religion and replacing it with this Flavian version of Judaism. So the idea that the central turning point in history was that could be seen as, as you know, 911 is, it’s a little it’s different, because the numbers are slightly different. I mean they’re not different than the same numbers, but the month and the date are inverted. But this is how the topology works. I mean, topology is never verbatim fatalism. But you can people wonder why that date was chosen. I mean, it’s an art, in my opinion, it’s an obvious artificial government project. So the fact that this date was chosen, the fact that three buildings collapsed, I mean, this is like, representing the Trinity. So, these things are, they’re hard to understand, you have to do a lot of sort of background work and look for how they represent these things. But WW2, I mean, I’ve always thought that the kind of the most, like, beginning of kind of the humor of the thing was just as they call the attack Torah, Torah, Torah, which if at that time, the Freemasons had become very powerful politically and so, I’ve always thought that this was just a Japanese pun, on the relationship there. The masons had gotten into Japan and had it at the end MacArthur, that was amazing. He basically put all of the Japanese authority were to go forward after they were all Freemasons. So it was, Japan was one of the countries that had this Masonic kind of influence which then they attacked us. And as you say, there was very good political reasons, I mean, but they could have easily or could have possibly found other ways to deal with it. It’s sort of like the wars, Alex are very, you know, you look go back to the Revolutionary War, you want to see another example? Why couldn’t the large brothers Washington and King George just work it out? I mean, it but wars are very important. They traumatize a population. They depopulate certain groups. And so you just always have to ask yourself, what is really in back the big picture, I would say World War Two. You have this bizarre influence on two key components of what’s going on historically.
[00:38:36] Joe Atwill: The Quatuor Coronati Lodge was producing both the Nazi Party through Helen Blavatsky and the theological society and other people that they had set out there. So they have the Nazi Party is very, very easily identified once you can get into the like, who is actually developing the different things, the money the philosophy that the swastika the anti-Semitism arion supremacy I mean, these things are all coming from different individuals but they’re all part of this by the organization that Blavatsky set up. Babatsky, of course, I talked about lifetime actors, she claims to have been in Somalia’s in this deep religious spiritual thing where she develops this bizarre and weird, like a Philosophical Society. Actually, she wasn’t there at all. She was in Italy, with Manzini and Garibaldi, fighting in the Masonic army against the Pope. She was at the Battle of Mancano, where Garibaldi and the Pope had this bloodbath they lost. She was wearing the red shirt, she took two bullets and a saber wound that almost took our arm off, and when Garibaldi brings her back to England, she’s still wearing the red shirt. The red shirt was The Freemason symbol of the group that Garibaldi had developed, which then becomes the brown shirt and the black shirt, it’s a Nazi Party goes for it. But anyway, I mean, that’s kind of rambling here, but I’m just in complete agreement that when you look at Pearl Harbor, and you start seeing strange thing, you know, like how that appears like, they may have it for knowledge, man, it’s a portal, what you’ve what you’ve posited is a portal. And I would just encourage all citizens to walk down that opening that you created. The, what we have is history is nonsense. It’s sort of like the history of Jesus Christ being given to us, you know, as, this is, why we should, you know, be a part of this religion. I’m sorry, these are stories that are given to us for control. And the world wars are incredibly important to understand as stories told by lifetime actors, you look at Roosevelt, it’s supposably, what socialist, or some of the new deal. Remember, his first cousin is running. The Russell trust opium business in China was the head, he was the head of it. And so, you have these oligarchic I would call them oligarchic connections inside that family going in all different directions. These people are created and set up, we see them as whatever, the representation of their role is how we perceive them, Obama, for example, but if you look in their background, you start to see things that just seem inexplicable. You look at Ken Kizzy or the Stuart brand, people are creating the counterculture, you go backwards a bit, and you start seeing things that connect them into this long standing process by which the counterculture is being produced. And so Alex, this is my honest opinion is that what we have is history is actually a system of social control. And it’s tipped to stern, and there, you just can’t believe a darn thing of it, what you can get, I mean, it’d be like trying to recreate the history of the first century. If you understand the typology and how the oligarchs are using the story of Christianity, you can kind of tease a history out of it, you can sort of see, well, maybe this was how the struggle between the Romans and the Jews went down, because you have some basis in the typology to make sense out of. But other than that, there’s nothing using Josephus who’s the only real one on the ground, historian of the Judean war is ridiculous. So, this is a 100% device for social control. Once you have that, understanding, the world is more brutal, you can see that that there that what a lot of the things that we thought were benevolent or not, but it’s also a lot clearer, a lot easier to understand. You can have decisions now that will hopefully protect yourself in the future.
[00:43:29] Alex Tsakiris: Okay, so you just covered the world there.
[00:43:33] Joe Atwill: I didn’t mean to I just know, y’all know something. All right.
[00:43:38] Alex Tsakiris: Here’s what I would kind of suggest, like, whenever we hit these topics that require additional kind of work, then we should break them off as separate topics. I think God’s Key, Alister Crawley, Rudolf Steiner, who is really a white hat in there as well. But I’ve just interviewed a guy who’s the head of the Theosophical Society, that would be a great show to have and a great show to discuss. And I don’t think I kind of agree with you on a lot of that stuff. But I agree with enough of it, that we’d have a good dialogue. So I’d almost break that out.
[00:44:20] Joe Atwill: Well, I wanted to conclude with one little thing because I just this in case people want to like go into that. One of the things that is overlooked so often when people talk about Hitler, is that he was actually a creation of Dietrich Aerocart. And this is known I mean, he’s one of like, taught him how to talk, how to have a stage presence. He bought him the overcoat because he thought he wasn’t manly looking. But on his deathbed, he created a quote, which is in existence and eckerd said, you know, don’t feel bad for me, I’m going to have more influence in Germany’s history than any other person because I’m the one who turned Adolf Hitler on to Blavatsky and the Secret Doctrine. Adolf is dancing to my turn. So, I hate to say it but when you start out with Blavatsky in the 1880s you know coming up with the right angle swastika as the symbol, which then you know ends up with Sebastien Dorf, the like owning the National Socialist Party and then handing it over to Eckhart. And the next generation that people are shredding Hitler. I mean, that, to me, it’s just too many points of connection and it’s all going in one direction. And it’s been completely overlooked. I mean, just shocking that this hasn’t actually gotten more attention because remember that when you talk about national socialism, you’re talking about the Bellamy’s. The Bellamy’s are the ones who actually came up with the term, they developed the flag salute in America before they went to Germany to introduce the philosophy there, but and the Bellamy’s were strict followers of Blavatsky. Blavatsky has letters with them and writes about them as though they were basically, her creations and doing her bidding. And so, these connections have always been, they’re not given to the public, I mean, try to find Eckhart’s deathbed quote, when I gave you, man, it’s very, very hard to find it, they’ve scrubbed it. So, we won’t agree on a lot of stuff. But I think we’ll both agree on this principle that we really need to go into our history, and to see how, what the stories have been given, and how they have influenced as well, how our beliefs now create a relationship to government to our role in the world to ourselves, this wasn’t done by people who were trying to develop us spiritually, these things are given to us or control.
[00:47:06] Alex Tsakiris: So great, I like the way you teed that up there at the end. So, I actually have a lot to say about Blavatsky in particular, Alistair Crowley, and all that stuff. And Richard Smalley was the guy’s name. I was trying to think of who the about the esophageal society now, and I just interviewed him, he wrote a terrific book; “How God Became God.” And he’s written some other books. Anyways, what I wanted to kind of shift focus on a little bit, because I think it’ll get us to the same place. And because we can’t talk about everything, and I wanted to kind of return it back to the WWII thing is history. And I just had a great interview with a guy named Dr. Adrian Goldsworthy, who is primarily at this point, he is like a writer. He writes history books, and people love them. And he writes about Augustus and about Caesar and Pax Romana. And he’s an expert on military history. But he has a PhD in history from Oxford. And we talked a lot about how history is done and I love his approach. I love his rigor. And I think it paints to me, I’m more siding with him on some of these things than I am with you. I think this idea is that gets kind of bantied around a lot is that, “History is nonsense. We can’t trust history, don’t trust anything they’re telling you about history.” To me, it plays into some of these other things we hear it’s like the whole flat earth thing, which I think is really, really an important topic. We could spend the whole hour talking about flat earth and how I believe that, that is definitely an engineered meme. Because if we can break people off and make people feel like it’s okay to express ideas that any halfway scientific person would just dismiss out of hand, but “Hey, it’s okay. You got a Yep, everything.” It’s the … I’m gonna go off on that. I don’t want to because that’s, so we can have a whole discussion on flat earth as well as a meme as a social engineering project. I want to return to history, I want to return to Dr. Adrian Goldsworthy, because what Goldsworthy, I love the way that this guy does his stuff, because and I kept pushing them because like one of the things and I mentioned this at the very beginning of the show, I said, “Adrian, your stuff is kind of subtly subversive in some kind of important ways. One of the ways it’s subtly subversive is this great man theory.” And I was at the beginning, saying, “I am amazed at what you one person were able to not only create in your head, but the effect that that was able to have on our society.” Well look at somebody like Julius Caesar and multiply that times 10. Look at somebody like Augustus who was really shouldn’t have been risen to that level.
Again, it’s multiplied by 10. It’s interesting to note that. In history as an academic discipline, the way that it’s done this idea has been under attack for the last 20 years.
And it’s part of this postmodernism will like no people don’t matter. It’s really a product of systems and environmental factors and other factors that are not the individual. And of course that hard harmonize it so perfectly with the control idea is that. You there’s no, you you’re a biological robot in a meaningless universe.
So Caesar there’s no Julius Caesar. He wasn’t important. What’s important is the system, the state now. So what’s interesting is we can’t allow that to creep into history because it’s bullshit. And, uh, and Adrian was able to kind of point that out. Or we were able to kind of bond on that. But the other thing that we were, he really did a great job of, and I think he does in his research is that.
There’s this kind of no looking forward, no looking back, discipline that I think we have to have in history and the no looking forward is we can’t create a historical figure of Blavatsky if you will. And then we come to understand Blavatsky, oh, she’s a lifetime player. She’s this she’s that. And then that’s all she ever is because whenever she encounters something else on the historical timeline, we’re always going to insert our understanding of that person.
I think that’s a huge mistake to make. And I think where that really comes, comes home is in this idea I’ve been playing around with, which I think is kind of fundamental to my re understanding of. Not only Caesar’s Messiah 2.0, but what’s lacking in history. And that’s, that is this idea that we’re, we are all leading rich, spiritual life.
So, you know, the spazy in is leading a rich spiritual life and sure he’s doing all these shenanigans, he’s doing all these other things, or I’ll give you a better, a better example that people, I feel a bit tired of, uh, of this one too. But Constantine Constantine is leading a rich spiritual life, even though his conversion at the bridge to Christianity is completely fake and can be demonstrated to be fake.
And the arch that he builds years later, doesn’t have any Christian icon re uh, in it anywhere, which is clearly evidence that there wasn’t a real conversion there, but also his whole building of constant and all poetry is lovely Christian about it. Except when he adds these fake churches at the end, it’s all about the sun, God and Sol Invictus and all the rest of that stuff.
But the point is then he is also somebody who kills his son. Because his wife comes home and says, Hey, your boy, he’s leaning up on me, man. He’s trying to get with me. And Constantine goes into it, rage. He kills his son. And then some of the people close to him said, Hey, your wife, she totally, it worked. You mad.
She was trying to get her boy in there too. He never did any of that stuff. So he goes into a rage and he kills him wife. So, but all along, here’s my. He’s still leading a rich spiritual life when he’s dying. And he asked the priest to come in and he’s wondering whether this, all this Christian bullshit that he’s been spinning for the longest time.
Might there be any truth to it? Might there really be an afterlife? I’m a Roman I’ve always believed in the afterlife. What is coming for me? What is my relationship to this higher consciousness? However, it is, it is always on his mind. It is always there. It’s on all our minds. When we go to bed. When we wake up at two o’clock in the morning, when we stare at that ceiling, we all have the same, same thing, the same questions.
So history has been written by atheists for atheist, and it’s denied this fundamental reality that we all experience that we’re all leading these complicated, rich spiritual lives. So I will. Maybe I’ll pause there and say, I think we have to be really careful in analyzing history and looking how the best historians do history.
So many of them do a terribly, but some of them do it. Right.
[00:54:56] Joe Atwill: Right. Well, , let me give you a couple of bond bonds about Constantine that that will sort of flesh out this idea. , the, the arch you’re referring to was actually designed to align with the, um, prior Flavian religious edifices that were there in the Coliseum.
Yeah. So he was acknowledging the spiritual perspective of this, of the Flavian namesakes. I mean, th this is not, um, the way he, he re res structured his arch was absolutely had one purpose. And that was to align him with the, uh, uh, the flavorings who invented Christianity. And then. The thing that always is amused me is his, uh, his burial church, because what he did was, um, is he gathered in, um, the relics of all of the 12 apostles, which were available at this time for a price in the Roman empire, but he got 12 of them and arrange them in a circle around his grave.
So he was sort of giving a pretty nice clue as to who Jesus Christ was. You see? So, um, that’s, uh, this is Constantine he’s, , , you know, he has the idea, he has a rich spiritual life. , no doubt is correct. I think, uh, it’s just a question of how we understand spiritual. ,
[00:56:23] Alex Tsakiris: So that’s a fundamental question, Joe, how do we, how do we understand spiritual?
I can tell you mine, but you tell me, you tell me yours. And in particular, if we’re going to play around with this idea that their history is lacking in that it fails to acknowledge that the spiritual life of these people is fundamental to them, whether it’s Montezuma tearing the hearts out of people, because some demon told them to do it, or whether it’s the most, you know, what pick your pick your most saintly, a leader it’s there, it’s this interaction with this extended consciousness that we have to factor in.
[00:57:02] Joe Atwill: Well, my
ability to mint, I was raised a Catholic. I don’t think I was ever particularly developed, but I didn’t believe it. I mean, you know, when I was particularly in first, second grade made perfect sense to me.
, Or a sense, but it was influential. , but, uh,
as I’ve gotten older, I mean, I
really think that, um, to, to experience spirituality is best done through the Socratic method.
I think that we come into a clearer understanding of ourselves and, and have, uh, the communion, that connection, um, between humans that is, you know, one of the real essences of what I would see as spirituality. I think that in isolation, um, it doesn’t, you know, it doesn’t have a core social meaning. Um, but I also think it’s it’s that we are designed as social animals.
And so I think that spirituality needs to, uh, you know, be within that context. And so I think the best way to achieve, you know, the, uh, Sort of what as Hagle described, you know, as the two mirrors held up to each other, creating infinity, um, that, uh, that people, um, would knowingly be Socratic, you know, where we are when we can agree on a point of fact or, uh, an aspect of truth.
Um, and we have shared this, um, with, with one another, that, um, we are at, um, the point of spirituality where we are in, in connection with the natural world. And so I think we’ve, we’ve got to what I would regard as the highest kind of spirituality, because this would be coming from the, the ethnic connections, you know, that, um, from which, you know, our species emerged.
And so I think that they’re, that deeply ingrained in us. I w I had mentioned early, you know, how the oligarchs used their knowledge of this to their advantage and have a broken it to some extent. Um, but it’s still there. It’s just that it’s, we don’t recognize. I think that our spirituality is made more clear and dense and, and, um, uh, an elevated through one another’s reasoning and, and understanding of the world, because the oligarchs have used this, you know, that, that part of our mind for particularly for religion, but also for patriotism, you know, for different things that, uh, um, the, they need to get us to walk out into the battlefield, into, you know, create more territory for them.
So, , this would be how I would, would characterize spirituality as. When we, um, are able to, um, recognize one another’s truths in ourselves. And, uh, and particularly when we have earned it through a process,
[01:00:15] Alex Tsakiris: that’s really interesting. And we could all actually break that off if we want at any time into a whole other topic of discussion, because you’re coming at it from a very humanistic standpoint and a lot of the words and phrases that you do reflect that.
I always find that. Kind of inferior to the scientific, you know what I mean, first you have to start with the scientific. Is there an observable phenomenon to even talk about? So. When I talk about spirituality, I start with the scientific understanding that you are more than a biological robot and that has been proven. So then once we take that step, then we have to ask how much of this extended realm that we don’t understand are we willing to bring into our worldview? And so when I talk about a Montezuma’s connection to a spiritual world, I’m not saying I know what the hell it is, but I’m saying when he says that there is a spirit entity, uh, uh, uh, very MLevel.
Spiritual entity, what we’d call a demon. Then I do not dismiss that as a possibility when somebody says they had an encounter with what they understand to be Christ consciousness. I don’t dismiss that even though I’m very doubtful of a historical Jesus, because I realized that I don’t understand, we are going to always be limited by our understanding of that extended consciousness realm.
But the last thing we want to do is deny the fact that it comes into play and it comes into play over and over again. And it’s not a ma history has done the thing of, they lost their keys in the parking lot. And they’re looking for them over, under the lamp post because the light’s better. Well, you’re never going to find them over there.
So one of the keys to understanding history is to understand that we are connected. To this extended consciousness realm in some way that we don’t understand. But some of the factors we do understand is that number one, it seems to transcend space in time. It certainly transcends time. So we don’t, we no longer have to hypothesize about bloodlines or about any of the rest of this stuff.
There is a real possibility and I would just frame it up as a possibility. That the connection between these people in history is an ongoing connection with an extended consciousness realm that is intelligently informing them in the same way. I say that is a more parsimonious explanation for the connection we see between what’s going on in history and how it echoes with our present day situation or other points in history.
Then we can look at, so I chalk that up as to something we can kind of explore a lot further, but as a kind of teeing it up, that’s where I that’s where I’d kind of stick my claim.
[01:03:39] Joe Atwill: Yeah. I wouldn’t disagree with that. , position. The, the problem is only, , you know, identifying motivation because, , The, uh, you know, history can be distorted deliberately for political purposes.
In other words, you know, you can have artificial, you can, the leaders can lie. And so now you don’t have the correct understanding of, well, how did we get here? You know? Um, so this is a possibility, but beyond that, , yeah, I would, I would, we, we were, we went through this once where I totally agree with your analysis.
, it’s just that unfortunately we do have the problem of, uh, that history can be distorted, that, that people can deliberately lie. And so this is another, it’s another aspect that we have to always be aware of when we’re trying to understand what is real. I mean, when you, when you try to understand, , you know, the, the rationale behind the attack on Pearl Harbor, , you know, I, I think the.
No, the kind of the influences from the, from what can be seen as the spirit life of the individuals who are involved in these decision-making, , is, is important. Of course, you can’t really say this, that doesn’t exist, but you also have to kind of look at the ways in which this, this could be a deception.
And so, you know, in fact, perhaps knowing one from the other is, is like the key skill that we would ever teach children as, uh, is, you know, uh, you, you certainly, if you lose the, um, uh, the spirit understanding that you’re describing, I think you’ve as, as you point out, you’re you, you, you succumb to the idea that that is certainly being given to us, just for social control, that we’re biological robots and that idea.
Yeah. Ground zero for social control. So then get people to believe it, then, you know, it’s very easy from there to just say, okay, here, take your Soma, enjoy your experience and do what I tell you. Exactly as a, as a function of social control. It’s literally perfect.
[01:05:53] Alex Tsakiris: I want to take, I don’t want to take it too far because I totally agree with what you’re saying in terms of deception.
And there’s some other places we can go with that, but I don’t want to hit too heavy on the spiritual thing. Cause that’s not the core of it. I mean, it’s one aspect of it, but the other is what you’re talking about, which is the conspiratorial in that, you know, there there’s this, these other agendas going on and they’re always in play.
They’re not sometimes in play. They’re always in play. Anyone who has amassed wealth, power influence has done it with conspiracy. I mean, it’s like, it’s another one of these things where you kind of want to go when people are so conditioned to say, God, I just interviewed this couple, this father, daughter, check this.
She has a degree from Harvard and a PhD from Columbia. He teaches at Columbia med school and he is an MD and they wrote this. Denying to the grave, which is this kind of why people believe we’re things and it’s a whole, you know, Mon manifesto for shut up and do what you’re told and take the vaccine and wear your mask and the whole thing.
And I, it was, it was uncomfortable discussion. I’m glad that they engaged with it, engaged in it, but one of the chapters. Was on conspiracy theories. And I just, I could barely read the first line of her chapter without laughing right in her face, which I kind of did. And it said, I’m sure that none of you have ever been involved or know anyone who’s been involved in a conspiracy.
And I just said, and I said to the dad who was obviously kind of sitting in the background is an old Jewish guy from New York as much more worldly. I said, first off I come from Chicago. I grew up in Chicago, nothing in that town gets done without buying somebody. Influencing somebody pro it is 100% conspiracy.
So I don’t want to just dwell on the spiritual thing, because what you’re saying about the conspiracy thing and the lack of understanding at a deep level, how fundamental conspiracy is to everything we look at, I think is absolutely central to this.
[01:08:12] Joe Atwill: Yeah, I would, I would, uh, actually start my analysis of, uh, the lady’s book with, from the perspective that she’s probably engaging in a conspiracy.
I mean, that is so preposterous that, uh, you have to wonder if there’s an agenda in back of it. I mean, what, what is she trying to get me to believe, you know, No
[01:08:31] Alex Tsakiris: And that’s where we have to talk. Does that’s a whole other topic of conversation because you are the original guy who really woke us all up to the lifetime player.
And so another topic that we need to spend at a whole hour on is the subtleties of the different players on the field. Cause I’ll tell you what Sarah Gorman, she is not smart enough to be that she’s just, she is a useful idiot. She is the classic useful idiot. She is. She is in the position. She is because she just organically spews nonsense.
That is useful for what people are trying to do at some level. Well, but the
[01:09:12] Joe Atwill: people who you know, would be able to determine that she would be in the media. I, uh, have have prep. They would be the origin of the conspiracy, but I just think that it just strikes me as silly that position. And, uh, I would wonder if it’s not organic.
, you know, you talk about the lifetime actor. I just wanted to give like a, a real quick and easy to verify way of, of kind of seeing how it works. , all this Huxley, , he gave an interview with Mike Wallace, which is online. Anyone can go and look at it and he talks about how dangerous, um, you know, the government gaining a technology that could control the mind of the, of the people, uh, is, and he gave all, you know, he comes across as a kind of left wing, uh, you know, all the success that is sort of well-known for being, um, okay.
So that’s, that is the public perspective of him. And then as it turns out, um, there was a documents discovered in the cash of MK ultra, which listed him, uh, as, um, organizing it and specifically creating experiments for the very purpose that he, um, you know, had gone to the public and warned us about, um, the, he gave jolly west the instruction of what kind of experiments you wanted to do to control people’s memory through the use of LSD.
Um, and of course, you know, jolly west, but he just couldn’t be in a more malevolent individual. And everything that he did for MK ultra was a, you know, with, to develop mind controls so that the government could have a robotic control could turn us into these biological robot. So the point is by denying or it shouldn’t be.
By being the person to bring the idea of, of this being evil Huxley was creating a complete perfect camouflage for himself, right? Who would ever accuse him of doing this? Because he’s the one who actually brings these ideas to us as being dangerous. So this is, but you can see how hard it is to be a citizen.
Can you see a minute is it’s just so tough because they, the media, you know, this was on a 60 minutes interview with Mike Wallace, I believe, or perhaps 60 minutes. But anyways, Mike Wallace doing the interview, um, the, the media is controlled by individuals who are engaged in the conspiracy. And therefore we get this information coming to us from the top down and it just, they always have the first shot at our mind.
You see, this is why just, you know, you’re. Asking people to take this a different way of looking at spirituality, man, it couldn’t be more timely or more important because you can see how valuable that would be to dealing with something like, um, Huxley’s, uh, mind control attempts at us, you know, that, uh, we would, we would, we would be more skeptical if we would just kind of open ourselves up to just core, uh, criticism of everyone who brings ideas to us.
[01:12:33] Alex Tsakiris: Yeah. So I think that’s going to get, as we get more into this, that’s going to get super, super interesting because the good stuff is all down on the layers on the bottom, throw out a couple of names because you know, as part of these ongoing dialogues, which the more we talk about tomorrow, I’m super excited to do this with you.
Cause you’re just, so I just love the way you think. I love that mind. I always have. I wish I was sitting across the table from you there in Santa Barbara. And uh, I always said, I always think about doing it. And then it’s like that four hour
[01:13:04] Joe Atwill: drive. I come down to send you next time I do it. I promise you.
We will get together. Shows face to face. Great.
[01:13:14] Alex Tsakiris: Great. Okay. The next time you please, if you get down to San Diego, please,
[01:13:18] Joe Atwill: please do that.
[01:13:20] Alex Tsakiris: Okay. Okay. Thank you. And I, and I mean, it’s so sincerely on air, off air. It’s like, Joe, it just, we don’t even have to hit record and we just go walk on the beach and just have a good time.
But, but I’ll throw a couple of names out that I definitely think we would want to introduce to this one is Colonel Michael acquaint. Now, do you know who he is? Okay. So I think he’s very, very interesting player in, in, in a couple of ways. One is in the Huxley way where he’s on one hand saying kind of the complete opposite of what he’s doing and putting up this whole thing about Satanism.
That’s really kind of upset, absurd, but at the same time, he’s a chaplain in the army and he writes the manual for all the chaplains, but his is from a satanic perspective, but. What we’re supposed to understand really about that, I think is that it was kind of meant to just rile people up, you know, to go on Donahue and you know, where the ridiculous, you know, he had these eyebrows that were turned up by horns and you had this little pitch on the widows peak on, in this.
And the whole thing was just to stir people up and it’s traceable back to his days in Vietnam, where he was engaged in pre MK ultra mind games, where they would fly in helicopters and they would broadcast these recordings to the Vietcong saying your soul will wander forever when you’re died on the field and all this kind of deep psychological shit.
So there’s two parts to that story. One is the part that we’re talking about at one level of the social part, but the other is he really was a Satanist and it was also a pedophile with his wife and probably killed a bunch of kids as long as along with his wife being a pedophile and a bunch of people testified to it and they did it because they were trying to connect with this extended consciousness realm that was influencing, welcoming them to, to do that in a way that they thought would generate more, whatever that’s something to explore.
So I just kind of stick that out there, but the other one, and I don’t know if you’ve talked about if you’ve done this, but we will have, we will have a great discussion on this. Do you know who Lou Elizondo is? No, I don’t. Are you familiar? This is like, you know, people get all worked up about COVID, which they should no question.
I am not minimizing that, but have you do just a couple of weeks ago, the Pentagon published their , preliminary assessment of the, what they’re now calling the UAP, but what we all understand is that UFO phenomenon.
[01:16:13] Joe Atwill: No. I know they’ve been kind of hinting about this for the last year, few months.
[01:16:18] Alex Tsakiris: It’s, it’s, it’s really much, much, much bigger. It is the biggest story in again, you know, like we were talking about at the beginning of our lifetime and it’s all just accelerated in the last 20 years. I mean, we, we have to keep in mind that for the last 60 years in the United States, government has killed, threatened to kill.
And, uh, and then also physically abused people for revealing any secrets about their understanding of, uh, the UFO phenomenon. So all the way back to Roswell. Real and real in every way, but the kind of real turning point event on this was what was published in the New York times in December of 2017. And I actually have the head, the fortune good fortune of interviewing two of the reporters who published that piece.
One is, , a woman named Leslie cane, who I love and respect, and she has a great Netflix series on after death. Uh, that was very well done. And, , the other is Ralph Blumenthal, who is a love the guy. And he just wrote a book of excellent book on John Mack, who was a Harvard professor and the first person to work with abductees.
Way back in the 1990s and stuff like that. But Blumenthal’s career with the New York times is just as a reporter. I mean, you reported on the mob, he had 40 year career. He was, you know, he was a mainstream reporter.
[01:17:56] Alex Tsakiris: And both of these people got, in my opinion, got kind of duped into doing this story about the official rollout by the government of acknowledging that UFOs are real. And that was done in the New York Times in December 2017. And there was a huge deal made of it. But for the most part, the general public was like, “I already know that. I’ve seen all the movies on TV from allies. I’ve seen all the movies in the theater and everything else last 20 years.” Well, they didn’t stop though, they kept coming out with more leaks and information and all the rest of this stuff. So we will have a good time talking about that whole thing. Because that ties into a bunch of stuff. One, there’s reason to believe that one of the goals of the MK Ultra program was to get a better handle on the communication that they knew existed between ET in the extended consciousness realm, because ET is telepathic. We don’t know what that means. But we know that that’s what people report all the time. And we also know that ET seems to be mixed up in this space time kind of thing in a way that we don’t understand. So, there’s a lot of evidence pointing towards and we can share it with you. And then we can talk about it, including the personal account of Whitley Strieber, who was a witness not only to ET and a personal witness and personally attacked, but also when he was a kid was subjected to an MK Ultra program that attempted to create dissociative identity disorder in him as a tool to weaponized this kind of vaulting into this extended consciousness realm. So I guess where I’m going with all that, I mean, I don’t want to say where I’m going for that, that kind of minimizes it. This is probably in my mind, the biggest event that’s going on right now, the government’s acknowledgement that they have completely lied about their knowledge of ET and UFOs for the last 60 years, is probably the biggest story that there is right now. Because along with that, where they’re trying to take that, you can take that information two ways, one place you can take it is to say, which is what they’re trying to do is that ET is a threat. And we need to treat this as a defense issue. The other way to take it, which some people are taking it is ET is probably our source of origin in some way that we don’t fully understand, and is, in some way, trying to steer us towards not killing ourselves. And the evidence for that is quite substantial. If you ever read Robert Hastings’ book about UFOs and nukes, the evidence is absolutely overwhelming. In its eyewitness evidence of some of the highest ranking military officials who were there who were buried in the bunkers, 30 feet underground, and had their nuclear silos shut down, one after another in sequence, while above ground, they were reporting UFOs that were shooting beams down into the silos. Now each one of those silos is completely independent of the other, their power system is independent, their computer system is independent, you can imagine just anyone the redundancy there is like, crazy because it’s a nuclear war kind of thing. ET was in complete control of that, in Russia, ET did the opposite. They activated the silos, one after another after another, and the Russians were freaking out. Now afterwards, they shut it down. But the point was clear, guys, we can do whatever the fuck we want with your big fancy toys, and guns that you think you have. So to me, I think we have to keep looking, we have to look in all the ways that we’re talking about, but I think we have to keep asking, “Is this the biggest game that’s in play? Is this the biggest game that’s in play? What is the bigger game that might really be in play? And when I compare what’s going on with ET to what’s going on with COVID? One looks like a kind of child’s play compared to the other. So Joe, we ought to move towards wrapping up this first session, because we’ve laid out so many possible …
[01:23:07] Joe Atwill: I agree. And we can like compartmentalize them into smaller units with so that we can give them the depth that will give your listeners the best understanding of each other. And our positions on these things that they these are the critical issues in many ways.
[01:23:25] Alex Tsakiris: This is great. I’m so excited to go there and to do it and I’m also excited to dive into this Roman history because as grim as it is, in a way, because it does reflect on it’s like looking into the mirror in some ways to where we’re at now. It’s also fun to go play in that Roman sandbox, it feels a little bit less threatening, a little bit lighter.
[01:23:53] Joe Atwill: Let me give you like a bonbon, sort of like my Constantine bonbon. St. Peter’s has the huge open space in front of the courtyard that has the bliss in the middle of it. If you look at the Vatican today, just think of it like this courtyard is a huge courtyard that in the back of St. Peter’s and right in the middle of it, they have this giant opolis Egyptian thing that goes straight up to the sky. Do you know that, that is actually the original Flavian chariot racing pavilion, I mean, they literally built the Vatican, right out of the Flavian Palace there? It’s just incredible. And they left the it was a chariot racing arena called a circus. And Domitian had kind of refined it, but it was left intact and then just became the Vatican. So I thought that was kind of amusing that …
[01:24:59] Alex Tsakiris: That is amusing.
[01:25:00] Joe Atwill: Yeah, you’d have the Flavian circus as the basis for the Vatican. Because they also have the pope called the pontiff Maximus, which was the title that the Flavian Caesar held. So you can see that these guys, they know,
[01:25:22] Alex Tsakiris: Our guest, again has been, oh, they’re just extraordinary, Joseph Atwill, please check out the previous interviews we’ve had. I think you’ll enjoy them. If you enjoyed any part of this, I think you’ll enjoy those. And do check out Joe’s websites. He has a website for Caesar’s Messiah, that he continually updates and Joe where else are you publishing some of the stuff that you are continually working on?
[01:25:48] Joe Atwill: I am going to be doing a whole series of publications on the Caesar’s Messiah’s website. I think one important piece of analysis is available at postflaviana, which is another site where I publish postflaviana has the analysis that you mentioned concerning Catcher in the Rye. And also one that’s very relevant to our current moment on the tempest. And this is an analysis of the Shakespearean play, which is not in the book on Shakespeare because it is so explosive that I didn’t want to put it inside the book, but it is available on postflaviana. You can also just pull these things out by just googling my name Atwill. And the tempest is Atwill and Catcher in the Rye and I wanted these analysis because they are relevant to our current moment to be available for the public, you know, with not hidden behind a payroll or anything, just do that and check it out. And if you have questions, I’m just at Joeatwill@gmail.com. I get a lot of emails. So I can’t always get back immediately. But I do try to respond to all the emails.
[01:27:04] Alex Tsakiris: Excellent Joe, excellent. Well, thanks again. And I couldn’t be more excited to continue this with a series of additional interviews. So folks, stay with us for that. Thanks again to Joe Atwill for joining me today on skeptiko. The wind questions it up from this interview is the oligarch question and the citizen’s responsibility question. What is our responsibility? And what power do we have against the oligarch as Joe likes to say and I don’t like to say but it’s his word. So we’ll go with it. Let me know your thoughts. I’m gonna do more dialogues with Joe. Love this guy. Stay with me more to come. Till next time take care bye for now.
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