How do Secret Societies maintain their secrets and their power?Submitted by jd925 on Wed, 05/22/2013 - 22:52
Many people here talk about the Illuminati/NWO/Knights Templar/Freemasons etc. so I wanted to figure out how these organizations would be able to carry out certain actions such as false flag events or big lies in the real world and keep it a secret.
Conspiracy skeptics often ask how could anyone keep these false flag events a secret? I know some of the answers I've used are the 1) Manhatten project 2) the Big Lie theory or 3) the admission of McNamara that the Aug. 4th Gulf of Tonkin incident didn't happen.
However I think there is probably more to keeping secrets and that's what I wanted to get a better understanding of. I probably know less than 5% of what military intelligence does and most of that is kept secret for generations if not more and they are probably involved in most of these false flag operations. I also probably know less than 5% of what Secret Societies do and their secrets are maintained for centuries. Secret Societies are what I wanted to focus on first. I've listened to Bill Cooper's Mystery Babylon series and he has a lot of great info:
How do Secret Societies maintain their secrets and power? I've come up with some initial thoughts and if anyone wants to chime in that would be great.
1) Initiations: Many of these initiations revolve around imitating life & death experiences with people putting swords to your throat or putting you in a coffin. I think it's traumatizing and has a strong psychological effect on people. I know the idea of death/rebirth may have more spiritual meanings, but for practical purpose of maintaining secrets and power the initiation process serves that purpose well. It's also the shared experience with others who participate in the initiation that build loyalty. College fraternity hazings have similar purposes. Every initiate becomes part of a brotherhood.
2) 'The Power of Secrets': Keeping the initiates on a program of development to learn more about themselves is fine, but maintaining a 'secret knowledge' may also become the carrot on the stick for control. Those in power during ancient times used their knowledge of astronomy and predicting eclipses partly to gain power over the people. Many of those depending on the sun to grow food and survive would fear eclipses.
3) Perks of the Brotherhood: It seems people get material benefits as well. They might get more access to jobs and positions or fame & fortune. Just give someone the secret handshake and you're in.
What are the elements that allow Secret Societies to maintain loyalty and the secrets? How difficult is it to break from the brotherhood? What are the repercussions for sharing a secret? How powerful do you think Secret Societies are? There was an anti-Mason party around the time of America's founding. Anyways I wanted feedback about what you all thought about how Secret Societies maintain their secrets and power.... thanks