State of Mankind

A New Way Of Thinking




                To conclude this review of Quigley’s Tragedy & Hope, I would hope to accomplish three simple things.  First, is to answer to the best of my ability the question of why Quigley wrote his book.  Second, would be to explain why I spent the time to write this review.  Third, would be to put things in perspective in a larger light and so, to end on a positive note.  This portion will be entirely my opinions about the things I have studied.

                So why did Quigley write his book?  Clearly he shed light on things that generally want to remain secret.  A small portion of the answer may come from the book he wrote but didn’t publish—The AngloAmerican Establishment.  This book was finished by 1945 (published posthumously in 1981) and took a very dim view of the Establishment.  Since 1945, Dr. Quigley gained a lot of information (he was permitted to read the secret documents of the ‘Round Table Groups’) and apparently changed his opinion of our ruling class.  Why the conversion?  I believe it is best summed up in scripture in 3Nephi 3:6-7, 9.  This is a portion of a letter written from Giddianhi (who is the leader of a band of robbers) to Lachoneus (the Governor of the land) as they are about to go to battle:

6. “Therefore I write unto you, desiring that ye would yield up unto this my people, your cities, your lands, and your possessions, rather than that they should visit you with the sword and that destruction should come upon you.”

7. “Or in other words, yield yourselves up unto us, and unite with us and become acquainted with our secret works and become our brethren that ye may be like unto us—not our slaves, but our brethren and partners of all our substance.”

9. “And behold, I am Giddianhi; and I am the governor of this the secret society of Gadianton; which society and the works thereof I know to be good; and they are of ancient date and they have been handed down unto us.”

                I believe that Dr. Quigley is convinced that the Elites have the knowledge and the answers to lead us to a better world order.  He clearly invites all ‘civilized’ people to support them, affirming that their victory is inevitable because of the ignorance of their opponents.

                My purpose, on the other hand, is to shed light on these things because I strongly believe that people can learn truths that aren’t always ‘sunshine and lollipops’ and act in a responsible way.  I believe that we are facing a battle of ideas that will drag out for many years to come.  At the heart of these ideas is the question, “Can mankind govern themselves, or do we need rulers?”  The reader may agree or disagree with me on a number of issues, but I think the vast majority of society could join with me in saying that we don’t want these people to rule over us.  There are just a few points that I would like the reader to consider after learning what I have shared:

  1. Don’t be afraid.  Fear is the opposite of freedom.  Fear causes violence.
  2. If we don’t want to have rulers, we need to be the type of people that can rule ourselves.  Become the best person you can be.
  3. A few simple steps to prepare, such as having some extra food and water on hand can really help prevent fear, should worst-case scenarios happen.
  4. Educate others.  The battle of ideas could go on for many years.  True victory will come when individuals understand and chose freedom, which includes accepting the consequences of our past actions.  This could entail paying huge debts or even short-term economic crash (as spending is brought under control and debts are paid back).  The alternative is serfdom as our debt holders run our lives and re-distribute our income elsewhere, while they profit.

               Make no mistake about it, I believe the short-term crash is the best option as the Elites system will certainly crash, and recovery will be all the more difficult.  In Matthew 7: 17-20 the Savior teaches, “Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.  Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire.  Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”

               We have learned about a corrupt tree, but there is an alternative.  If we stand back and re-focus, not on the small events of the day, but on the large-scale picture of what is really happening, we can see a wonderful event which has been prophesied for many years taking place.  In Daniel, chapter 2, king Nebuchadnezzar has a dream about a figure with a head of gold, breast and arms of silver, belly and thighs of brass, and legs of iron with feet of part iron and part clay.  Daniel explains that these different metals represent different kingdoms which will rule over men.  In Daniel 2: 40-41 it states, “And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron:  forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things; and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.  And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.”  Spencer W. Kimball taught that this represented the kingdoms of Europe [or Western culture].  The image is perfect, as the rulers of the West are powerful and strong in influencing the world, like the iron, but are also many different people, beholden somewhat to public opinion, and even fighting among themselves, and are thus divided, as represented by the clay.

Possible figure from Daniel Chapter 2

               Now that we see how our current earthly situation is represented, let’s see what the Lord has planned.  In Daniel 2: 44-45 it states, “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed;  and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.  Forasmuch a thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter;  and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.”

               We live in these days!  We can watch on the news every day the breaking of the kingdoms of men.  Historically, this always creates some exciting events—financial meltdowns, despotism, riots, and fear.  But we need not fear.  This is part of the natural process by which the corrupt tree is burned, and by which God is setting up his kingdom, “and it shall stand for ever.”  Though it can be difficult to see in the everyday world, the outcome of these events, in the long run, is certain.  It is our opportunity to choose to be part of God’s work or not.  The final encouragement I would give to all who learn of these things is to choose to be on God’s side.  We don’t have to agree on politics or religion, but we can all choose to love our neighbors and help them through the rough times that will certainly come.  Those who choose this way will also choose to be part of the Kingdom which will stand for ever.



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  1. david lawrence iii

     /  July 13, 2011

    It seems to me everyone is avoiding the obvious conclusion. I have attempted to look at the issue in the following article which is a work in progress. I would be interested in feedback as well. I call it “The Elijah Option”.

    You can find it here:


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