"A priesthood, or prison guards, were used to help reinforce the idea that an individual is only a biological body and is not an Immortal Spiritual Being. The individual has no identity. The individuals have no past lives. The individual has no power. Only the gods have power. And, the gods are a contrivance of the priests who intercede between men and the gods they serve. Men are slaves to the dictates of the priests who threaten eternal spiritual punishment if men do not obey them. What else would one expect on a prison planet where all prisoners have amnesia, and the priests themselves are prisoners?"
"Anyone who is not willing or able to submit to mindless economic, political and religious servitude as a tax-paying worker in the class system of the "Old Empire" are "untouchable" and sentenced to receive memory wipe-out and permanent imprisonment on Earth."
'It is my personal belief that the truth should not be sacrificed on the altar of political, religious or economic expediency."
DEFINITION: expedient --
noun: a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
noun: the quality of being suited to the end in view
"Since the French Revolution, a political system has been created to satisfy the restless revolutionary spirit of the people in a more orderly and cost-effective fashion (from the viewpoint of the aristocracy). Democracy, as practiced in the United States, uses a process for the peaceful overthrow of "the king" every four years. Factually, however, the President is not elected by the votes of the popular majority, as the voting population has been educated to believe, but by the Electoral College System.
However, even the Electoral College System has quirks, as noted by John Richard Stephens in his book, "Weird History 101". In the 1824 election, Andrew Jackson received 50,551 more popular votes and 15 more Electoral College votes than his opponent, John Quincy Adams, but Adams won the election. Although Jackson got more electoral votes, it wasn't enough for a majority because the electoral votes were divided amongst several candidates. So the decision went to the House of Representatives who chose Adams as President.
This political process enables peasants to exercise the illusion that they can cast a vote to satiate their revolutionary lust to overthrow the incumbent "king" on a periodic basis. However, the process is set to ensure that the aristocratic vested interests of the great and powerful can conduct business as usual without too much inconvenient disruption from the peasants.
The most frightening and ponderous condition of humanity is that so many beings on this planet have so little self-respect or are apparently just so bored with existence, that they would follow a military madman like Alexander, Ch'in Shi, Caesar, Ghengis, Columbo, Napoleon or other criminals. These "leaders" and "heroes" are all cast from the same hideously deformed mold of maniacal self-importance. Each of them were notorious for sexual excess or perversion. Their souls are bathed in blood-red brutality.
The quality for which they should be remembered is not "greatness". The stench of rotting corpses, trampled in the muddy ruins of painful carnage is their only lasting legacy.
The logic of the mighty-macho-male-muscle-worship was aesthetically glorified by the Greeks in the gymnasium and tempered in the Olympic stadium. It was practiced in battle by Alexander the Great, emulated by the Roman infantry, artfully perfected by Ghengis Khan and contested with tanks in World War II by its modern disciples, Rommel and Patton.
The gory celebrations of slaughter staged by Caesar in the coliseum to amuse the citizens with hordes of gladiators hacking each other to death in hand-to-hand fighting, were inspired by the same mindset that stirred the murderous souls of the Spanish Conquistadors, tramping over the diseased and putrefied bodies of their victims to cart off the gold of devastated empires."
-- Excerpt from THE OZ FACTORS, by Lawrence R. Spencer