As a person who grew up in the heyday of the Dispensational movement – in short, during the peak of Hal Lindsey’s teachings, I marvel now just how accurate some of those teachers were. Especially in light of how they were mocked over the years.

Sure, Lindsey and his friends have been wrong about some things. Yet, the assertion that a “New World Order” was coming turned out to be dead on.

This was a worldview position that was confined to the wilderness for many years, but now it is mainstream. The reality of it is seen on the nightly news and, in fact, across the board in media.

Now comes a terrific and shocking book, “The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy: How the New World Order, Man-Made Diseases, and Zombie Banks Are Destroying America,” by Jim Marrs. Talk of conspiracies, global finance and zombies (okay, it’s not about real zombies) are the hallmarks of a book that can’t be ignored! It also helps that, among other things, Marrs worked in army intelligence during the Vietnam War.

An old newspaperman (I think Marrs would appreciate the label), which means he remembers a time when journalists actually looked for the truth rather than advocacy journalism, Marrs has written a tell-all about just what the global movers and shakers are involved in. You will never look at your own money the same way again.

By the way, I find it interesting that this book doesn’t look someone simply designed its cover in their garage. In fact, “The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy” was published by Morrow, not exactly a non-credible publishing source.

The underlying premise of “The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy,” which discusses everything from foreign trade to eugenics, is that population control is what it’s all about. For an increasing number of Americans, there is an awakening to these realities.

Marrs gets right into it, citing downright scary statistics: By the start of 2010, one in every eight mortgage was in default or foreclosure; one in every eight adults (and one in four children) was on government assistance; one in every five Americans was either unemployed or underemployed.

Marrs sets forth the historical research that shows not only are there not black-and-white lines between “good” governments and bad, the lines are not simply blurred: they may not exist at all.

For example, Marrs writes that three “prominent” Americans who helped fund the rise of the Nazis in Europe were National City Bank chairman John J. McCloy and bank attorneys Allen Dulles and John Foster Dulles. Prescott Bush, a director of Union Banking Corporation, and the Hamburg American shipping line was also in the mix. These men went on to important positions in American society, especially the Brothers Dulles.

One of the many forms of population control that Marrs outlines in “The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy” is the emphasis on mental health screenings (particularly for young people) advocated by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. When these screenings are promoted, Congress follows suit by passing legislation advancing such practices. Marrs’ research into the incestuous relationship between, say, “Big Pharm” (as in drug companies) and government entities and officials (so you’re a fan of Donald Rumsfeld, eh?) is incredible.

And if you are one of those people who increasingly hears about “alleged” internment camps being built by the government, wait until you get about midway through Marrs’ book; you’ll find almost more than you want to know about this flashpoint topic, as America moves toward an unrecognizable state.

Marrs lists 36 things that should be addressed, if we want to move America from being a “zombie nation” to one that is again healthy. As he says, some are obvious (an audit of the Fed, which Marrs advocates immediately!), while some are not:

“The Posse Comitatus Act, which prevents the military from policing the U.S. public, should be upheld by the executive branch of government,” he writes.

It is this kind of insightful and detailed analysis that Marrs provides, and while the book is densely packed with information, it helps that he breaks it all up with several sections and subheads. All in all, “The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy” is literally an education we can’t afford to be without.

American society is changing so fast, the country really bears little resemblance to the nation we grew up in. Global forces are merging in warp-speed; Marr’s extraordinary book helps the reader understand why and how this global convergence came to be.

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