Beyond the Beyond: The People vs. David Icke
Beyond the Beyond
The People vs. David Icke
What’s seven feet tall, covered in scales, and bent on world domination? If you said a shape shifting inter-dimensional race of lizard people, you might be right.
No one is quite sure where this particular idea sprouted from, though some believe that its origins reside in an NBC mini series from the1980s called “V.” That might be the case, or it may have sprouted from certain short stories by Robert E. Howard featuring serpent men, though these could have in turn been influenced by the “dragon men” of Helena Blavatsky’s 1888 Secret Doctrine.
There was also the alien abduction of police officer Herbert Schirmer, who claimed that in 1967 he was taken aboard a craft of humanoid beings who resembled giant reptiles. This happened in Ashland, Nebraska, and it is of interest to note that Mr. Schirmer passed a lie detector test, and a psychologist who examined him concluded that he did indeed believe the claims he was making.
Okay, let’s stay on topic. We’re here to talk about David Icke. Icke played football (soccer here in the states) in England in the 1970s before suffering a severe arthritic condition that forced him to retire early. He worked as a sports journalist for a number of years before transitioning to traditional broadcasting in other forms of media. He became a household name while working for the BBC’s flagship program “Bandstand” in the 1980s.
But then things took a turn for the… strange.
In the late 1980s, on the Isle of Wight, Icke was drawn to a turquoise-colored book that seemed to call to him from the shelf. The book was called “The Light Shall Set You Free” by Dr. Norma Milanovich and Dr. Shirley McCune, and explored the concept of guiding humanity to a higher spiritual plane. This reminds me of the loathsome, ridiculous, stomach turning “ascension” gobbledygook that would gain a foothold and all but dominate new age bookstore talks for the next twenty-five years. Somehow the people spouting this garbage inserted their slimy tendrils into the UFO community at large, which is a story for another day. But if you’re interested in that sort of thing, stop reading and look up Corey Goode and David Wilcock. You, too, can ascend for the small price of $19.99 a month and all of your self respect.
And you’re back.
After purchasing the book, Icke began feeling a presence around him all of the time, and described it as a wall of energy that he likened to some sort of spiritual awakening. He moved away from a status quo that he’d been participating in his entire life, and started to explore more non-traditional belief systems.
Emphasis on non-traditional.
Icke began writing books at a feverish pace. Since the 1990s, he’s written over twenty, with most of them being close the size of phone books. He covers a variety of topics, from spirituality to depopulation, extraterrestrials to alternative medicine, politics to conspiracy theories like… you guessed it: shape shifting overlords controlling the planet. These beings, Icke claims, are called “Archons,” an ancient race of reptilians who have infiltrated humanity at the highest levels, bent on control and secretly manipulating us from behind the scenes for millennia.
Now, David Icke isn’t the only one to talk about the creatures. Billy Corgan, of Smashing Pumpkins fame, once told Howard Stern on his famous radio show that he too believed in this scaly, green race of entities. Billy claimed he once saw a human woman shape shift into a reptilian right in front of him! Keep in mind that this is the same guy who launched a pro wrestling company, performed an eight hour free form synth version of Siddhartha, AND dated Courtney Love. He may not be entirely grounded in reality. Demi Levato also believes in lizard people, so I guess Billy’s in good company.
Now, just for a moment, let’s try and keep an open mind. What if there was some ancient bloodline that has been in power for centuries or longer? Several years ago, a Salinas girl named BridgeAnne D’Avignon was trying to trace her own family tree when she discovered that every single president, except eighth president Martin Van Buren, is descended from King John of England. Yes, George Bush and Barack Obama are related. When asked about the similarities between all these men, the twelve year old replied “They all have the trait of wanting power.”
Let’s talk about some of the things that David Icke got right.
For years, he’s been warning about the dangers of GMOs in foods. While there is still some debate over the safety of these foods, some studies have suggested that there can be negative health effects associated with them.
Icke was also an early critic of the war in Iraq. He claimed that it was entirely was driven by oil, and not some issue with national security.
I remember reading about Icke’s concerns with surveillance in the early 00s. He warned about the end of privacy and a growing government and corporate surveillance state in a post 9-11 world.
In his book “The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy,” he predicted that a major financial crisis would hit the world in 2008, followed by a years long recession.
David Icke is obviously a polarizing figure. While some of his thoughts and predictions have been debunked, still others have turned out to be chillingly accurate. Is the world being secretly controlled by a secret cabal of shape shifting inter dimensional reptilians? I’m leaning toward no. But is it inching closer to some strange post-privacy, Orwellian surveillance state where we’re surrounded by language manipulation, propaganda, and censorship at every turn? Seems likely. Information appears to be concentrated in the hands of a few large corporations, who narrow the lane of public discourse, store and use our data against us to sell us things we don’t need, and manipulate history to serve the political parties they’re in bed with.
Sometimes I think Icke chose the reptilian conspiracy on purpose. Maybe he wanted to appear just crazy enough to be allowed to talk about what he really wanted to talk about without fear of something happening to him. Maybe he didn’t want to end up like Bill Cooper, Mac Tonnies, Phil Schneider and a dozen other conspiracy theorists who died under mysterious circumstances. He’s dismissed as the crazy reptilian conspiracy guy, reduced to a laughing stock and shrugged off by the powers that want to be, but his ideas continue to reach their audience and new ones every day.
Strange times, indeed.
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– Tanner Rush