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Membership of our new ‘Underground Knowledge’ discussion group on Goodreads has already topped 250 and has opened up debates on a wide range of topics ranging from false flag operations and the war on terror, Project Monarch and ritual abuse to international banksters and restructuring capitalism, Yamashita’s gold and the multi-trillion dollar WW2 cover-up, human cloning and the Queen’s invisible riches, and Operation Northwoods and the US Military’s proposal to kill Americans.

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Links follow to some of our group’s more popular discussion threads:

Are those who claim they have been Eyes Wide Shut-style sex slaves under mind control their entire lives deluded or insane or telling the truth? Share your opinion in this thread on the much talked about yet still unproven ‘Project Monarch’: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

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Cruise and Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut…Echoes of Project Monarch.

Is Queen Elizabeth II richer and more powerful than anyone else on Earth? https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

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Queen Elizabeth…hidden wealth.

Operation Northwoods – the US Military’s (declassified) proposal to kill American citizens on American soil using ‘acts of terrorism’. Some investigators believe the Northwoods documents (which were signed by the US Joint Chiefs of Staff) provide an historical precedence to support the possibility that 9/11 may have been an inside job: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

Operation Northwoods…declassified.

Does the Illuminati even exist anymore? https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/…

The Illuminati…Does it still exist?

 

Polls popular

Our polls are proving popular with members. We asked: Do you believe 9/11 was an ‘inside job? The results roughly reflect various polls conducted by mainstream media outlets like Newsday, CNN & CBS, which have repeatedly shown about 50% of Americans believe the US Government had something to do it. For our poll results (and comments) go to: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1…

9/11 Pictures

9/11…A terrorist event or an ‘inside job’?

Meanwhile, our latest poll asks: Do you believe Princess Diana was murdered? This poll is proving so popular it has been extended to November 13. Some 74% of those polled to date believe she was murdered. For our poll results (and comments) go to: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1…

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Princess Diana…murdered?

 

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Provisional results of our latest (continuing) poll show that 73 per cent of those polled to date believe Princess Diana was murdered.

Diana, Princess of Wales

Princess Diana…murdered?

The poll, which ends November 7 PST, asks one simple but contentious question: Do you believe Princess Diana was murdered?

The interim results – Yes 73% / No 18% / Undecided 9% – are sobering, but so, too, are some of the comments coming through.

Predictably, the poll, which is running in our Goodreads.com discussion group Underground Knowledge, is generating as much heated discussion (see below) as our last poll, which asked Do you believe 9/11 was an inside job?

Your opinion is welcome…so feel free to register it and contribute to the discussion in the Poll thread in our Goodreads discussion group at: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/110279-do-you-believe-princess-diana-was-murdered

The aftermath of the car crash that ended Princess Diana’s life.

 

Meanwhile, here’s some of the comments received to date (names redacted):

There is no doubt in my mind that Diana was murdered.

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I think it was a truly heinous accident. If the papparzzi had simply let her alone to live her life…it may not have happened. What was gained by killing her? Nothing….it just made more publicity for her name…granted….no one in the first responding team, nor doctors handled it correctly…..

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Leading UK newspapers reported that Diana named her ex-husband Prince Charles as someone who was planning to kill her in private letters she wrote that were released after her death. Here’s an excert reported in the media that not only named Charles but also specified exactly how Diana thought she may be killed: “This particular phase in my life is the most dangerous. Charles is planning an accident in my car, brake failure and serious head injury in order to make the path clear for Charles to marry.”

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Some also say Charles’ father (the Queen’s husband and Diana’s ex father-in-law) Prince Philip was also responsible. Indeed, Philip was apparently being investigated on his trailing/bugging of Diana by British authorities just days before her death and what was to be a front page news story on this matter was apparently “pulled” from newspapers shortly before her murder.

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I think it plausible that she showed her real beautiful nature. She then, with access to non-public information, became seen as a threat to the royal family, who very well may have inordinate, attempt-to-control influence on the world. There are other possible scenarios, but they all suggest the “convenience” of her elimination.

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I agree that the Royal family gave no help when it occured…but I don’t believe it was in any way sanctioned. Charles may ave wanted to emarry…and that was his decision…but he was nor allowed to marry just anyone, and the Queen really had to give in on Camilla….

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Yes, of course she was murdered. Anyone who’s spent five minutes looking at the actual evidence in favour of that scenario could tell you so. Speaking of which, this five minute vid does a brilliant job of non-biasedly presenting some of the most urgent and strange facts. http://youtu.be/VD5Bcsvo58Y

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The only actual questions remaining, after looking at the evidence, seem to be: Who killed her? And why? And all fingers seem to point at MI5 and the Windsors… but who could believe our royal family could be capable of such things?! Well, that’s where our emotional attachment to a certain truth can get in the way of objective thinking!

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There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that she was bumped off. Watch the suppressed film Unlawful Killing ( http://www.richardpresser.com/Videos/… ) which exposes a lot of the facts surrounding the case.

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Every time she sneezed they reported it…and then they reported on Charles’ response!!! for crying out loud….why would anyone think it was a planned thing…there is no logic there. Jeez…it was a terrible accident.

 

Reminder: Our poll “Do you believe Princess Diana was murdered?” closes November 7 PST. Your opinion is welcome. Go to: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/110279-do-you-believe-princess-diana-was-murdered

 

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Our new Goodreads group aimed at those who seek global change, international peace and an end to poverty and discrimination goes from strength to strength with membership already topping 150.

Diana, Princess of Wales, and companion Dodi Al Fayed in the French resort of St Tropez in August 1997

Princess Diana & Dodi Al Fayed feature in popular discussion thread.

Popular discussion threads include Mysterious Deaths, The US Military’s Proposal to Kill Americans, MK-Ultra, Manchurian Candidates in Popular Culture, Obama & the Bush/Clinton Clans, JFK vs. the Fed, Genius Techniques of the Elite, The Multi-trillion dollar WW2 Cover-up, Weather Modification & HAARP, The Queen’s Invisible Riches, Media Manipulation and more.

Our group, ‘The Orphan Conspiracies’, is named after our non-fiction book of the same name. However, you don’t have to have read the book to join the group. All you need is an enquiring mind, an interest in the world we live in and a desire to learn or uncover the truth.

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Book the inspiration for our Goodreads group.

The discussion thread ‘Mysterious Deaths’ is one of the group’s most popular to date – in particular the thread on Princess Diana. Here’s some excerpts from that thread. (Names other than group moderators redacted):

James – Aug. 16, 2014

Regarding political assassinations – could the long list of victims even include the mother of an heir to the British Royal throne?

In 1997, in a dark tunnel in Paris, France, Princess Diana along with her partner Dodi Fayed were killed in a horrific car crash. Numerous inquiries and investigations all determined the crash was an accident and not a murder, but conspiracy theories stick to Diana’s death as much as they do to JFK’s assassination.

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And much like JFK’s death, alternative theories are not just believed by conspiracy theorists or those on the fringes of society. In fact, various polls conducted by the likes of the BBC, CNN and CBS have consistently shown that a quarter to one third of Britons and Americans believe the princess’s death was no accident.

Dodi Fayed’s father, Egyptian business magnate Mohamed Al Fayed, also believes Diana, as well as his son, were murdered in that tunnel in Paris.

In an article in The Guardian dated February 19, 2008 and headlined Nazi Philip wanted Diana dead, Fayed tells inquest, the article begins, “Mohamed Al Fayed branded Prince Philip a “Nazi” and a “racist” in the high court today as he detailed his belief that his son Dodi and Diana, Princess of Wales, were “murdered” in a conspiracy initiated by the royal family and carried out with the involvement of Tony Blair, the security services and others”.

The Harrods store-owner informed the inquest Diana had told him she was pregnant and had agreed to marry his son, according to the same article.

Mohamed Al Fayed’s comments lend weight to what is probably the most widely believed conspiracy theory on Diana’s death: that the British royal family had Diana murdered to avoid a marriage between the mother of the future King of England and an Egyptian Muslim, not to mention the arrival of a Muslim-British Royal baby.

It was never confirmed if Diana was pregnant or not as, strangely, no autopsy was conducted.

As mentioned in the section in this group on The Queen, Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell stated the Queen had once warned him, “There are powers at work in this country of which we have no knowledge”. Burrell also told an inquest in 1998 that an unnamed British royal had once warned Diana, “You need to be discreet, even in your own home, because they are listening to you all of the time”.

Princess Diana and Paul Burrell

                                      Diana and butler Paul Burrell.

And then in 2003, Burrell published one of Diana’s letters in the Daily Mirror newspaper, revealing that she wrote, “This particular phase in my life is the most dangerous. Xxxxxxx (name redacted) is planning an accident in my car, brake failure and serious head injury in order to make the path clear for Charles to marry.”

And those words proved to be eerily prophetic in terms of the way she died, if not the reasons why.

The Daily Mirror reported that Diana had actually named the person (Xxxxxxx) she believed was plotting against her, but that the newspaper decided not to publish the individual’s identity for fear of a lawsuit.

Piers Morgan, then editor of the Daily Mirror, said of Diana’s predictive letter, “I think everybody who thought it was accident will think to themselves, well hang on a second, could it be that these wild allegations have any substance?”

Also in the section of this group on The Queen we refer to rumored dirty businesses the House of Windsor engages in, such as the arms trade and landmine sales. The latter, in particular, has been a focal point for conspiracy theorists; the fact that Princess Diana fought tirelessly against landmines through her charitable work for the anti-landmine organization the Halo Trust put her at risk and may explain why she was murdered, according to these theories.

However, there’s no proof that the Windsors profit or profited from landmines or other criminal enterprises, so this conspiracy theory seems much more speculative than some others surrounding Diana’s death.

One of the other more out there conspiracy theories is that Osama bin Laden was responsible for killing Diana. This theory suggests the terrorist leader had gotten wind of the Princess’ pregnancy and upcoming marriage to Dodi and was concerned she’d be a bad influence on Muslim women.

There appear to be seemingly infinite plot holes in this particular theory. Plot holes such as how did Bin Laden know Diana was pregnant and why would he even care given he was reportedly so busy blowing up the West.

Besides these questions, the most important question relating to Bin Laden is: Was the terrorist leader still alive in 1997?

Hxxxxxx – Sept. 3, 2014

Keith Allen’s banned film Unlawful Killing is a great documentary about this subject. It can sometimes still be found lurking in the depths of the internet, for people who want to make up their own minds.

Lance – Sept. 4, 2014

“How many more political murders disguised as heart attacks, suicides, cancers, drug overdoses? How many plane and car crashes will occur before they are exposed for what they are?” –Monologue delivered by Kevin Costner and written by Oliver Stone in JFK (1991).

Hxxxxxx – Sept. 4, 2014

It was financed by Mohammed Al-Fayed (who, it’s worth noting, Keith Allen had no prior relationship to- he just needed funding for the project!) and Associated Rediffusion. It was shown at Cannes in 2011 when it was a work in progress.
Lawyers said it needed 87 cuts before being allowed to be shown in the U.K- the cuts required left the film without any backbone, and was therefore ‘banned’ in its current state.
It had a short-lived, non-publicised release in the U.S where it failed miserably. I don’t know about its current ‘banned’ status in the rest of the world, but interestingly Al Fayed became disinterested in trying to fight to get the film out, after his years of battling the establishment to get his views about Diana and Dodi out to the public.

James – Sept. 5, 2014

Here’s an excerpt from Unlawful Killing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKmaN…

Hxxxxxx – Sept. 6, 2014

For the more esoteric conspiracy believers, David Icke has some excellent facts and theories about Diana’s death in The Biggest Secret: The Book That Will Change the World
As well as the hardened facts about things like the driver not being drunk, he also makes a good case for her death being a ritual sacrifice.

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Officially, Osama Bin Laden died in 2011 in Pakistan, but was that really him? To this day conspiracy theorists argue that Bin Laden was just a fabricated and much-needed bad guy manufactured by the Military Industrial Complex to enable it to legitimately wage the so-called War on Terror.

Osama bin Laden in 2010

Osama Bin Laden…a manufactured bad guy?

We investigate events surrounding the death of Bin Laden and those surrounding the deaths of many other people, too, in our book THE ORPHAN CONSPIRACIES: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy. Those other people, incidentally, include the likes of Princess Diana, JFK, RFK, Martin Luther King, Pope John Paul I, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon etc.

Our findings make for some interesting reading and serve as a reminder that not all is what it seems.

Getting back to Bin Laden, here’s an excerpt from the book:

In the FBI’s Vault records, the following appears on the Muslim leader’s file: “Usama (or Osama) Bin Laden, founder of the al Qaeda terrorist organization, was born in Saudi Arabia in 1957. On March 10, 1984, Bin Laden and others killed two German nationals. On March 16, 1998, authorities in Tripoli issued an arrest warrant for him for murder and illegal possession of firearms. Bin Laden was also wanted for the August 1998 bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He was killed by U.S. forces in May 2011.”

Furthermore, FBI records clearly label Bin Laden as the mastermind of 9/11, and as a result he inherited the mantel of Most Wanted during the War on Terror.

To most in the West – mainstream media included – the US Navy Seals’ termination of Bin Laden in Pakistan is where the terrorist leader’s story ends, but not for any conspiracy theorist worth his or her salt. They would argue there are too many unanswered questions and cute coincidences surrounding the man’s death – and surrounding his life, too, for that matter.

And conspiracy theorists aren’t the only ones raising questions. Media reports throughout the Middle East, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan have been awash with quotes from locals purporting to know the truth about Bin Laden. These reports speculate everything from his dying years earlier, even before 9/11, to still being alive and free today.

The Express Tribune, of Pakistan, reported that polls showed two-thirds of Pakistanis did not believe US reports stating Navy Seals had assassinated Bin Laden, and less than a quarter believed he was responsible for the 2001 terrorist acts on American soil.

More recently, Western media has joined in the speculation. For example, leading UK newspaper The Daily Mail ran an article on February 12, 2014 headed, U.S. special forces ordered the destruction of Osama bin Laden’s death photos two weeks after top secret seek and destroy mission to kill him. And The Wall Street Journal reported that an Egyptian bank manager formerly associated with the Muslim extremist claimed to be certain Bin Laden had died many years before the US announced they’d killed him.

Several prominent American celebrities have also publicly voiced their skepticism surrounding US claims regarding Bin Laden’s demise.

Bin Laden watches TV in his Pakistani safehouse.

Shortly after Bin Laden’s death was announced, former US Navy Seal Jesse Ventura made an interesting observation in a television interview that aired on CNN in June 2011. He reminded viewers of earlier reports stating “Bin Laden was on a dialysis machine 10 years ago.” Ventura added, “Experts have said the disease he suffered from is generally fatal within two years. How did he manage to survive 10?”

And back in 2007, American hip-hop artist and film star Mos Def appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher where he called Bin Laden a “boogeyman” and implied his whole existence was nothing more than a fabrication by the US Government to blame 9/11 on.

But let’s return to the crux of the story…After more than a decade of failing to find Bin Laden, suddenly he’s tracked, located and then killed? All in one evening? And on top of that, there’s not one shred of evidence to prove any of this occurred?

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An aerial view of Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan (above) and the compound up close (below).

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As President Obama and his team of intelligence advisors watched real-time footage of Bin Laden’s termination in the comfort of the White House’s situation room, it was reported the then-director of the US National Counterterrorism Center, Michael Leiter, was first to speak. Apparently, Leiter said, “Holy shit!”

That’s not all he said, but bear with us. We just want to draw out the suspense a little.

“I don’t need facial recognition,” Leiter reportedly added. “We just killed Bin Laden!”

So clearly, nobody on American soil knew for a fact it was Bin Laden.

What about in Pakistan then? Surely, someone confirmed they’d just taken out the most wanted man on the planet?

Well, you’d think so, wouldn’t you? But this is where it gets a little murky.

After what seemed a surprisingly short period of time, a White House spokesman informed the world’s media that Bin Laden’s body had been flown to the USS Carl Vinson aircraft-carrier in the Arabian Sea where it (the body) was cast overboard in a weighted bag. The spokesman said this was all done “in conformance with Islamic precepts and practices”.

What the…?

Did we hear that right? Instead of keeping evidence in conformance with Western precepts and practices, the United States of America vetoed its own laws and diligently adhered to the customs and religious rituals of the world’s most wanted terrorist and those of the country that harbored him?

Again: What the…?

Remember, the bodies of Saddam Hussein’s sons, Uday and Qusay, were kept for 11 days before finally being buried. America didn’t go out of its way to follow Islamic protocols on that occasion, and nobody in the West complained about that.

But wait, it gets stranger still…

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The Obama Administration released an image (above) to the media showing President Obama, Hillary Clinton and other members of the National Security team watching the raid live. According to the Administration, the footage came from a camera attached to a Navy Seal’s helmet. However, this was contradicted when CIA director Leon Panetta emphatically stated the feed had gone dead “for around 20 to 25 minutes” during the raid.

If the CIA director is correct, does that mean the photo of Obama, Clinton and others was staged in order to sell a story? What other conclusion could be drawn?

American anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed on duty in Iraq, also questioned how the US had matched Bin Laden’s DNA with a member of the terrorist’s family in less than 24 hours. “The only proof of Osama being dead again that we were offered,” Sheehan wrote on her Facebook page as CNN reported on May 5, 2011, “was Obama telling us that there was a DNA match between the man killed by the Navy SEALs and OBL. Even if it is possible to get DNA done so quickly, and the regime did have bin Laden DNA lying around a lab somewhere — where is the empirical proof?”

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Cindy Sheehan in front of the White House.

Sheehan concluded her Facebook post, “I am sorry, but if you believe the newest death of OBL, you’re stupid.”

Wikipedia accurately summarizes the persistent conspiracy theory surrounding the terrorist leader as follows: “Doubts about bin Laden’s death were fueled by the U.S. military’s disposal of his body at sea,the decision to not release any photographic or DNA evidence of bin Laden’s death to the public,the contradicting accounts of the incident (with the official story on the raid appearing to change or directly contradict previous assertions),and the 25-minute blackout during the raid on bin Laden’s compound during which a live feed from cameras mounted on the helmets of the U.S. special forces was cut off”.

Maybe all this smoke around Bin Laden’s demise doesn’t indicate a fire. And maybe all the perceived plot holes were caused by an unfortunate series of coincidences and misunderstandings – the type that lead to conspiracy theories blossoming out of nothing.

Hmmm…Those are big maybes.

 

Read more in The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy – available now via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Conspiracies-Conspiracy-Theories-ebook/dp/B00J4MPFT6/

A book that’s for the common people…the 99%.

Not all is what it seems!

 

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America’s relationship with Royalty

It has been claimed by various conspiracy theorists that all American Presidents are subservient to the House of Windsor and surreptitiously look after the interests of the British Royals. Some also claim that every US President in history – right up to and including Obama – is related by blood to the Windsors.

U.S. President Barack Obama poses with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace before a State Dinner in London

Queen Elizabeth and President Obama…related?

Whatever the case, it’s worth remembering America was founded upon a strong rebellion against Royalty and all it stood for. Hence the Founding Fathers adding that the United States was to be a nation “of the people, by the people and for the people” in the Constitution. No doubt they were mindful of the elitism of Britain where unelected families ruled the masses.

We investigate Americans’ infatuation with British Royalty in our book THE ORPHAN CONSPIRACIES: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy.

Here’s an excerpt from the book:

In recent decades many Americans seem to have become besotted by Royalty – especially since the glamorous Princess Diana and her sons Prince William and Prince Harry arrived on the scene. Not to forget William’s beautiful wife Kate Middleton and the new addition to their family.

Prince William and Kate wow the American public.

Possibly, this infatuation has something to do with the fact that the US does not have any royals, and there’s a celebrity factor in British and European Royal Family members the American public can’t get enough of.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Jennifer Lopez at the BAFTA Brits in Los Angeles
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chat with Jennifer Lopez at the BAFTAS in L.A.

Yet, conversely, millions of the working class people in Britain either dislike or are indifferent to the Royals.

That has always been the way in Britain where the Royals are generally loved by the upper and middle classes, but often despised by the lower classes who claim the Royal Family’s sadly out of touch with them. This phenomenon could be seen whenever Queen Elizabeth’s great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, appeared in London in the 19th Century. The crowds would boo and shout insults at her. Historians believe this is one of the reasons Victoria fled to Balmoral, the Royals’ country estate in Scotland.

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Actress Helen Mirren no fan of the Royals.

English actress Dame Helen Mirren, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 international box office hit The Queen, probably best summed up the Royals from the British public’s perspective. In an interview given on the eve of the release of The Queen, Mirren had the following to say: “I still loathe the British class system, and the Royal family are the apex of the British class system. It’s a system that I absolutely hate.”

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At the end of the day, the Queen’s true wealth is probably too vast, complex and hidden for any outsider to ever accurately calculate. Therefore, her true net wealth, and that of her descendants, will probably forever remain a conspiracy theory.

And, of course, we could be totally wrong about everything we’ve written about the Queen and the British Royals. In which case it would probably be best you accept that invitation to Buckingham Palace…

If you do, please write to us and let us know what it was like to meet the Royal Family because we are pretty sure our own ship has sailed in that regard – especially now that this book has been published!

 

Read more in The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy – available now via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Conspiracies-Conspiracy-Theories-ebook/dp/B00J4MPFT6/

A book that’s for the common people…the 99%.

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Royal welfare benefits

The Sovereign Grant, which until 2011 was known as the Civil List, amounts to multi-millions in annual handouts to Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family. This includes several million to Her Majesty annually as well as smaller but still sizeable payments to almost every other senior member of the Windsor clan.

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The Royal Family in festive mood on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

A large percentage of the funds pay for salaries of Royal staff. The scheme also includes direct payments to distantly related Royals for performing official duties and attending functions.

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Royal staffers ‘set tables’ in Buckingham Palace’s ballroom.

We summarize the history of the Civil List in our book THE ORPHAN CONSPIRACIES: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy.

Here’s an excerpt from the book:

The Civil List dates back to 1689 when Parliament, on the accession of William and Mary, agreed to pay the Royal Family 600,000 British Pounds Sterling for Royal expenses. These were enormous sums in the 17th Century and it’s worth noting that before this date such expenses were paid almost entirely from the Monarch’s hereditary revenues.

Royal corruption in regards to the Civil List was not uncommon. For example, during his reign from 1760-1820, King George III used his annual sum of almost a million pounds sterling as a political weapon by rewarding his supporters in Parliament with under-the-table bribes and pensions.

Besides the Sovereign Grant, the British Parliament also forks out hundreds of millions more every year to preserve the Monarch. These expenses include maintenance fees for Buckingham Palace, the Royal yachts and the Royal train, airfares and other travel expenses as well as round-the-clock security. The aforementioned 2012 CNN article written by Graham Smith also mentioned the Monarchy costs British taxpayers £202 million, or approximately US$340 million, annually.

These vast sums of taxpayer money that are paid to the already flush Windsors reflect the warped priorities of the British welfare system – a system which deprives many impoverished families of all but the barest of essentials.

Of course, the grasping people Her Majesty alluded to in that informal talk with President Reagan don’t comprise the beneficiaries of the Sovereign Grant. In the Queen’s mind, a social security system for her uber-rich Royal clan is obviously much more moral and necessary than providing for the poor and those in genuine need.

Little wonder the Windsors have often been accused of being snobby elitists by the British public at large.

It has been claimed by various conspiracy theorists that all American Presidents are subservient to the House of Windsor and surreptitiously look after the interests of the British Royals. But more about that in our next post.

Read more in The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy – available now via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Conspiracies-Conspiracy-Theories-ebook/dp/B00J4MPFT6/

A book that’s for the common people…the 99%.

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“All the democracies are bankrupt now”

In an informal, but recorded chat with President Reagan aboard the royal yacht Britannia off the coast of Florida in 1991, Queen Elizabeth II said something intriguing. Responding to Reagan’s expressed desire to cut costs and scale back government, Her Majesty replied, “Well, you see, all the democracies are bankrupt now”.

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That was a surprisingly opinionated socio-economic commentary for an old lady some would have us believe is out of touch with the modern world. And starting a sentence with “Well, you see” when addressing the 40th President of the United States of America seems patronizing as, indeed, does her tone throughout the entire filmed discussion. At least to our ears it does.

We thought the discussion warranted a mention in our book THE ORPHAN CONSPIRACIES: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy.

Here’s an excerpt from the book:

Immediately after informing Reagan that “all the democracies are bankrupt now,” Her Majesty added, “because of the way the services are being planned for people to grab”.

Queen Elizabeth gets a hearty laugh from President Reagan., © Diana Walker, UT Center for American History

The Queen and President Reagan…like minds apparently.

In the footage, Reagan can be seen nodding enthusiastically. No doubt he’d found a like mind in the Queen as he was notorious for keeping a tight reign on America’s purse strings during his time in office, especially with respect to social services.

Reagan’s political stance during his two terms in office had been mirrored on the other side of the Atlantic, in Britain, where British PM Margaret Thatcher drastically slashed public services and welfare for the poor.

It’s not too much of an assumption to believe the Queen’s opinions on the dangers of providing people with welfare services stems from Britain’s ugly class system. A system which for centuries dictated that the elite – including and especially the Royals – were entitled to almost everything and the commoners and the poor were left with scraps.

Judging by her comments, the Queen did not – and perhaps to this day does not – understand that welfare keeps millions afloat. It was, and is, the compassionate lifeline that civilized societies provide to assist those in genuine need. Yes, abuse of social welfare is rife, but the politics known as Thatcherism and Reaganism were not called brutal without reason.

Such comments about the lower classes by the Queen are not a one-off when it comes to the Windsors. In fact, they have sadly been echoed numerous times by the likes of the Queen’s husband Prince Philip and their son and first in line to the throne, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. 

The welfare benefits the Queen spoke so disparagingly of to President Reagan don’t seem to include those received a little closer to home. For the fact is, the Windsors receive their own form of welfare. It’s known as the Sovereign Grant and is paid for by the British Government.

That’s right. The Windsors’ lavish lifestyle is paid for by the British people!

However, the Government prefers to use the term “paid for by Parliament” rather than explicitly pointing out that taxpayers are the ones who foot the bill.

Some may suggest Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family are the biggest welfare beneficiaries of all – and it could be argued they have a point, especially when you consider the many millions they (the Royals) receive in annual handouts. But more about that in our next post.

Read more in The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy – available now via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Conspiracies-Conspiracy-Theories-ebook/dp/B00J4MPFT6/

A book that’s for the common people…the 99%.

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