Conspiracy Theory Goes Mainstream?
By Staff News & Analysis - April 16, 2014

The Astounding Conspiracy Theories of Wall Street Genius Mark Gorton … Mark Gorton is a prominent financier and a respected entrepreneur. He founded the music sharing site Limewire, and he runs Tower Research, a famed high-frequency trading firm. Gorton also believes that the "ruthless" secret cabal that assassinated JFK and planned 9/11 could be coming to kill his family. Mark Gorton does not have a reputation as a crackpot. Quite the opposite. He's been favorably profiled in the New York Times for his business acumen and charitable deeds. … He is a very respected and very wealthy man. – Gawker

Dominant Social Theme: More and more aberrations. Smart people can be dumb!

Free-Market Analysis: Feedbacker Alaska forwarded this astounding article posted at the well known website Gawker.

Alaska's point is that Gawker is a kind of gatekeeper for the mainstream media, and by publishing this article before someone else does, Gawker editors can "spin" it in the appropriate direction.

The appropriate direction, of course, is one of subdued mockery and disbelief. But reading the article, one gets the feeling that age-old "damage control" revolving around denouncing someone as a "conspiracy nut" is just not as effective as it used to be.

In this Era of the Internet, the power elite has been exposed as never before. It is probably safe to say that never has a specific elite group been deconstructed with such vehemence and, on occasion, in a real-time context.

In the modern world, it is necessary for ruling classes to remain opaque to the ruled in the modern demos. But this is not happening anymore. There will be ramifications.

The myth that is propagated is that democracy determines who leads and that, therefore, average people are picking the personalities to run the system. If what we call directed history becomes too obvious, then the system begins to collapse. In fact, this is exactly what is happening.

This Gawker article provides us with yet further evidence. Here's more:

This week, we were forwarded documents that Gorton was sending out to employees at Tower Research. These documents—embedded at the bottom of this post—are essays by Mark Gorton, laying out his theories on the secret high-level murderous criminal "Cabal" that is responsible for, among other things, the JFK and RFK assassinations, the presidential careers of the Bushes, Clinton, and Obama, the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 plot, and the murder of countless witnesses, politicians, and journalists who sought to expose them, including Sen. Paul Wellstone and even Hunter S. Thompson.

Everything, according to Gorton, has been an inside job. It is really something. The longest and most complete of Gorton's essays is titled "Fifty Years of the Deep State." To give you a taste of what he believes, a few brief excerpts.

On the JFK assassination: The assassination of JFK was part of a full scale Coup d'état, the violent takeover of our government by a group of criminals. I have not the slightest doubt in my mind that JFK's assassination was the work of a network of criminals embedded within the political system and power structure of the United States.

Key among the players in the Coup of '63 were LBJ; Allen Dulles and the CIA; J Edgar Hoover and the FBI; right wing Texas oil executives including Clint Murchison Sr., H.L. Hunt and D.H. Byrd; the East Coast business establishment centered around Rockefeller interests and the Council on Foreign Relations; Curtis Le May (chairman of the joint chief of staff), other right wing leaders of the military and elements of military intelligence; and the Bush family (both Prescott and George H.W. Bush)…

LBJ planned to kill JFK from the moment he considered becoming vice president. And Gorton believes that the plotters of the assassination were ready to literally start a nuclear war as part of the coverup: The contingencies beyond how to blame Oswald were much more serious. If it were superficially obvious that JFK's killing was the result of a conspiracy, Castro was to be blamed, and an invasion of Cuba was to quickly follow.

… Yesterday, we called Mark Gorton to ask him about the authenticity of these documents. After a long pause, he said that he was mulling over the "consequences for me" if these documents came to light. Like what? "People killing me and my children," he said. "This has the potential to change my life." Gorton did confirm that he wrote the essays, though, which he described as works in progress.

One can postulate other reasons to write this article and publish these extracts. From what we can tell, Gorton's theories for one reason or another do not seem to expand the cartel to its logical conclusion – which would include, chiefly, the City of London and the internationalist banking class.

But no matter: These emergent presentations – whether limited hangouts or sincere historical revisionism – show us that extraordinary steps are needed to control the damage being done by the Internet Reformation.

And ultimately, it is not controllable.

We are not shy about taking credit here, by the way. For the past decade at least, we have pioneered an analysis of how the power elite works, via what we call directed history. And ever since we made the connection between the Gutenberg press and the upheavals it apparently caused 700 years ago, we have been forecasting a similar situation today.

Real history is a conflict between elites and the middle classes they seek to control. It's all about money and power, or it's been that way for at least the past several millennia.

Middle classes are usually at a disadvantage, but these days something new is happening. Modern information technology is destroying the elite stranglehold on a chosen narrative. In doing so, it is shifting the balance between the oppressed and the oppressor.

This certainly happened as a result of the Gutenberg press and now it is happening because of the Internet. The leak of certain emails virtually derailed the elite global warming scheme.

And more recently, a leaked conversation showed that the US was behind a good deal of the events taking place in Ukraine. The Bundy standoff with the Bureau of Land Management can certainly be attributed to the Internet.

And now there is this – a cogent series of exposés of the corruption of a US political "cabal" by an otherwise respected and credible source.

Are Western elites afraid of continued anomalous exposés and confrontations? The incredible buying spree of bullets and weaponry by US governmental agencies would seem to attest to that.

But ultimately, the Internet Reformation is not going to be stopped by bullets. Manufactured history is eroding; Western history will eventually resemble that of ancient Rome more than anything else.

We evolve, as well. We have told the truth about power elite dominant social themes; now we are taking advantage of our analysis to present investment ideas. (See below.)

Over time, we expect that much of our historical analysis will be adopted one way or another by the mainstream media. But it will still be twisted to disguise the true sources of instability in the world – monopoly central banking and modern corporate personhood.

After Thoughts

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  • As long as the ruling monarch-monopolists had total control of the media, thanks to stolen Tesla patents on radio and the 1917 Espionage Act that jailed hundreds of newspaper owners, editors and reporters, then DIRECTED NARRATIVES were unopposed. William Buckley, Skull & Bones, admitted CIA and editor of National Review provided one margin of acceptable rigged debate. Henry Luce, Skull & Bones and editor of Time magazine provided the other. Yellow journalist, monopolist and robber baron William Randolph Hearst started the NYC Enquirer as a test bed for subject lines, and to discredit non approved narratives in 1926. By the fifties, the now National Enquirer, had mob and CIA ties with directed narrative to discredit Roswell and other UFO subjects, creating the ‘tin foil hat’ mantra for ALL conspiracy ‘theories’.

    Veterans Today has the most exhaustive analysis of the JFK coup d’etat, including aerial photos of the multiple shooter locations and photos of Big Bush being removed from the CIA Uranium mining operation in the Dal-Tex building and photos of 17 year old Baby Bush watching from in front to the TSBD building, while Lee Harvey Oswald stood watching at the front door [1]. Dallas mayor, Earle Cabell assisted because JFK had fired his brother, Charles Cabell, as Dulles CIA assistant. Allen Dulles, CIA and John Dulles, State Department were cousins of Rockefeller, as were the Roosevelts. Abraham Zapruder, who filmed the event had CIA ties, and his film was photo-shopped prior to release [2]. The Warren Commission was an obvious cover-up, launching greater careers for Gerald Ford, Arlon Specter and many other players. Fifty years on, and the elites are still LYING about this snuff job, and their ability to LIE repeatedly.

    “A government that feels it can….or WORSE…that it MUST LIE about one thing….
    will soon feel compelled to LIE about EVERYTHING”….
    You can only be LIED to by those that you TRUST.

    [1] “Did Geo H W Bush Coordinate A JFK Hit Team” at Veterans Today

    [2] “Family of Secrets” by Russ Baker….lists a dozen CIA assassinations of foreign leaders….and Bush/CIA links

    • BTW….Adolph Hitler was TIME magazine….MAN OF THE YEAR in 1938 ! ! !

  • Neh

    Do you really believe the entrenched powers-that-be will take this exposure lying down? It’s the rising and justification of a worldwide police state, existing unitedly in the shadows now, but being drawn out into the open…

    • Our point has been a simple one for more than a decade: There is nothing they can do. As with the Gutenberg Press, the Internet Era will have to run its course before the technology can be controlled. That will take another several decades from what we can tell.

      • Dimitri Ledkovsky

        What they are actively doing is dumbing people down with unprecedented vigor so that truth and lies are undistinguishable.

        • middleway


    • Hey You

      Yes, there is something they can do. That is to start another (bigger) war as some are suggesting.

      • Earn nest

        Notice all the defections in Ukraine? I believe they know something akin is staring them in the face. A blatant misuse of power could very well end in an unmasking that could stop them for good.

  • SSMcDonald

    RIGHT WING???? Not in all of recorded history are these listed right wing: “LBJ;
    Allen Dulles…… Texas oil executives…….. East Coast business establishment
    centered around Rockefeller interests and the Council on Foreign Relations…….
    elements of military intelligence; and the Bush family (both Prescott and George H.W. Bush)…”

  • Danny B

    Yup, the fight rages on. Interesting that at the Bundy Ranch debacle, GOV had signs ready to go that read “First amendment zone”.

    BTW, I posted the link to Groton here a few days ago. Same comment as the mention of Michael Pento being edited out of a CNBC interview.

  • Eric Hansen

    Perhaps there is a certain truth to that saying “The pen is mightier than the sword”?

  • Hegleian

    I don’t think the Knights of the Golden Circle are done yet. They have been practicing the 25 rules of disinformation and Gradualism for over 3 centuries.

    • L Gore

      Perched on the edge of eternity, watching “Past Masters of Deceit”!

  • Astromoney

    The Gorton info is not new:
    “The astonishing Link between the JFK Assassination and the Deposing of Nixon”
    “Conspiracies from Dallas to Watergate and Beyond”
    The YANKEE and COWBOY WAR by Carl Oglesby, Foreword by Norman Mailer. Berkeley Medallion Books 1976
    “The struggle between the Old Money of the Eastern Seaboard & the New Millionaires of the West”
    “The Howard Hughes-Mafia-Nixon connection”
    “Who Killed JFK & Why”
    “The Secret Deal between Meyer Lansky and FDR”
    “The Truth abouot the plane crash that took the life of Howard Hunt’s wife”
    “What really happened at the Bay of Pigs”
    “How the Nazis lost the war and won the CIA”
    “How Jimmy Carter fits into the Conspiracy”

  • Fabian

    I read yesterday (but I don’t remember where) the preliminary results of a study on the impact on policies of the masses vote in the US. The result show that this impact is statistically insignificant. Decisions are taken at a very high level without much consideration to the people’s vote. Is there a wide conspiracy atop of us, I don’t know (if I’d it wouldn’t be one) but it looks like we don’t matter much anyway.

    • FEEuser

      Understood in the popular sense, “democracy” is just a formality in American politics. It is an appeal to an unthinking mob.

      Voting, with possible exceptions made for local elections, bonds, and a few other local matters, is worse than a waste of time. It just enables them by giving them a big forum, publicity, and PR, with which to hit us with their propaganda. People should just walk away. I did. Elites are concerned with voting patterns only in the sense that a ship’s captain is concerned with mutiny, maritime currents, turbulence, storms, and the like.

      Since “pure democracy” is out of the question, and the writings of the founders make clear why that is, people CAN be persuaded of the futility of “democracy” in even a country of modest size, let alone a large one.

      The concept of a “republic,” that which the US is supposed to be, is a little harder to deal with, however. My theory is that the US has never really been a true “republic” either, and CANNOT BE, either! That would come as an even greater revelation to most people than that the US is not a “pure democracy.” Yet, some of the Founders also held this opinion and back me up, e.g., Thomas Jefferson and John Taylor.

      In another sense, “mass democracy” (note the addition of the word “mass”) is, as Hans Herman Hoppe has written, a wonderfully effective vehicle for repression and decivilization. Thomas DiLorenzo has written that Americans are “…deluding themselves that the god of democracy will somehow save them from statist slavery.” (Organized Crime, p. 20). Hayek said the same thing: “there is no justification for the belief that, so long as power is conferred by democratic procedure, it cannot be arbitrary.” (The Road to Serfdom).

      • Earn nest

        Get your a$$ out there and vote for Rand!

  • Contrarianism

    DB – the political and financial elite’s don’t need bullets to stop the Internet Reformation, all they have to do is grab ahold of the cord and rip the plug out of the wall. Isn’t that what SOPA was all about?

    The power elite are well aware that the internet has pulled back the curtain exposing their dark and secretive world. You can bet those who lurk in the shadows are unnerved by all the unwanted attention and scrutiny. They have had for decades (and still do) the MSM in their pocket functioning as a defacto private ministry of propaganda, masking their activities, spewing lies, broadcasting deceptions and diseminting misinformation to keep the public off the scent. At the behest of the elite’s, newsworthy stories get buried, critical inquiry is squashed, and investigative reporting has been made an act of terrorism. Because of this they have been free to operate in relative obscurity … until now.

    In light of the above, I would not be at all surprised if our puppet government declares one day soon an “internet marshal law” …thereby silencing your beloved internet reformation. Followed a few days later by a “banking holiday” bailing-in the banking sector w/a 80% depositor haircut. Followed shortly thereafter by a currency devaluation. Then a nice little war. Yay!! 🙂

    • Our “beloved Internet reformation?”

      Concept irritates you, eh? Oh, well … Time will tell …

      • Contrarianism

        No disrespect intended. I’m only skeptical of the internet reformations ability to survive and thrive under the increased scrutiny of the power elites and a growing tyrannical fascist state.

        Clearly, the elites are threatened by this growing power which threatens their power. However, these are not the sort to sit idly by and watch their power slowly erode over time. No way. And their is no peaceful coexistence middle ground with those who exploit the masses in order to survive.

        So, the way I see this playing out is one of two ways … either the internet reformation continues to blossom into a full blown revolution that ultimately knocks the elites of their privileged perch, or the power elites strike at the source (through legislation or executive decree) to break the preverbal internet backbone before it breaks them, thereby cutting all of us off from the truth. My fear is it will be the later.

        • Greg Williams

          They are in a tough place now though. They can no longer afford to be subtle in their efforts to dominate. They are in a delicate balance between control and consent to be controlled. They know damn well they cannot overtly control 7 billion people – we are controlled merely by our own autonomy. We oppress ourselves by adhering arbitrary and unjust law without them doing anything more than declaring something “Law.” The internet has opened people’s eyes to lies, and so we are questioning law. Well, now the elite must close their fist more tightly, but that action merely makes their move even more obvious, which then confirms the “crackpot” conspiracies and awakens even MORE people – people less “intelligent” and metered in action. People less stable and predictable. Imagine a bunch of “red necks” around the world who finally understand how full of shit everything is. They aren’t going to sit down and discuss calmly with the ruling elite. They will have their trusted boom sticks with them.

          So, again – the power elite are in a serious pickle now. It is too late to take subtle action and this necessitates obvious action which then alienates more people and accelerates their loss of control. Simply stated – they are fucked.

  • Justanothergoldbug

    I look forward to when the older generation
    of lizards like Alan Greenspan, Rupert Murdoch, Henry Kissinger, George Soros
    and most of the EU royalty etc. have died off. I know they have eager and
    willing protégé’s waiting in the wings but I don’t think they have the same
    zeal and especially not the same informational advantage that those old
    reptiles had over our parents’ generation.

    • Hey You

      Yes, the key concept is informational advantage. Now, the internet provides information to all. Before, it was easy to hide some embarrassing information. That’s no longer possible, as the veils of “confidentiality”are dissolving.

  • Boris Epstein
  • Some of the people at his level of accomplishment have been privy to certain facts shared in the “street” and at the “watercooler” type of areas, where the rich and powerful chit and chat. Their acquaintances, among whom are the very people referred to in this article, have the idea that he is one of their own “insiders” because he has the position he holds. So they relax and let it slip.

    A few “insiders” I have come across only talk to me because I already know this stuff. My wife, a former “diputado” in a Latin American country that is the topic of buzz in anarcho-capitalist and libertarian circles these days, was reluctant to open up when we first met, but of course admitted that these shadowy forces even in the legislatures are some of the worst monsters there are. *Some* of them, not all. Obviously my wife was one; but she got out after at first chance, only one term.

    The worst of them seem to be the Endarkened Ones, who fancy themselves “interplanetary guardians” of Earth, according to one close family member who was bedazzled by one of them during his wanderings. Stuffed goat’s heads all over the house, he said.

    De-programming got started when one of Governor Reagan’s aides (yes that Reagan) was engraged when his son came home one day talking about Jesus after one of the principal “Jesus People” groups had spoken to him. He hired out as an expensive operator, to kidnap the adult children of his clients from their “cults”, subject them to bright lights, drug them into stupor, and work on them till they “turned”. He was thrown in the slammer when his work led him to snatch somebody from a Catholic lay Bible study group. His first point of advice to “deprogrammers”: take away their “marked Bibles”.

    I could relate other personal tales of knowledge of these guys. One political power player from south of the border told me her dad warned her to always obey them. “Captains and kings”, they call themselves, and “Grey Guards”. I was once invited by email from the “Bavarian Lodge” to consider joining them, together with a stock tip as enticement and compromiser. I did NOT bite. Hint: it is a company that will surely benefit from the government mandates relating to embedded chips, which is in turn surely the “mark of the Beast”.

    But anyway, like I always retort as a last resort: When in history, has their *ever*, at all, been a lack of the rich and powerful plotting to become ever richer and more powerful?

  • FEEuser

    Whatever name it goes by, SOME sort of working theory is necessary to penetrate the dark shadows and corridors of uncertainty in history. The term “conspiracy theory,” is currently and obviously being used as a pejorative.

    Yes, some “conspiracy theorists” are irresponsible. So what? Not a few mainstream historians and newsmen are irresponsible, too, and not just because their works contain fallacies, but also because they have sold out, i.e., become “court historians” and “presstitutes.”

    One of the most difficult problems with the field of history is that there are many gaps in our knowledge of the past. This is an unavoidable problem. We cannot duplicate the past in a science lab. We can never really know ALL the facts. There are always lacunae, gaps between the known and the unknown, and descriptions of the past will always be interpretations.

    The critical question is whether these gaps are bridgeable in any meaningful, trustworthy sense. I believe that they are. But it is up to the public and the markets to decide on the soundness of a theory, and NOT some elite-sponsored “gate-keepers” who have some decidedly different agenda.

    The problem is compounded in that many of the key players in history (and historians themselves) have not been at liberty to tell all that they know. In other words, a great deal of the history happens in SECRET. In order to make sense of this hidden sector of information, one MUST resort to theory. In fact, theory is an ESSENTIAL feature of good historical writing, provided that it is handled responsibly and judiciously.

    Perhaps historians’ biggest problem as scholars is that, as Hans Herman Hoppe wrote:

    “historians qua historians cannot rationally decide between incompatible interpretations of the same set of data or sequence of events; hence, they are unable to provide answers to most important social questions.” (Democracy: The God That Failed, xix).

    Good history is, by nature, highly interdisciplinary. This is another reason why a lot of history writing is bad; many historians refuse to use a priori social theory. If they did, it would help them avoid grievous errors. It would also, however, put their careers in jeopardy.

    The power elite has powerful motives for denigrating those who try to “fill in the gaps” of history. The powers that be obviously don’t want anybody sticking their noses into their business or asking inconvenient questions.

    These ad hominum attacks are not going to work anymore. The Internet has seen to that. It is already too late for the elites to stop the revelations which are exposing the preposterous memes of their directed history. The Internet has created a tidal wave of truth which, sooner or later, is going to sweep the liars into the dust bin of history.