Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ideas from Marrs

The wonderfully named Jim Marrs is a writer of true fringe material---mostly conspiratorial. He is more unusual in that he is published by major houses; this may not make him credible but it does show he sells. He has published five volumes with HarperCollins and its William Morrow imprint — including “Alien Agenda: Investigating the Extraterrestrial Presence Among Us” (1997) and “The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take Over America” (2008). Mr. Marrs’s newest book, “Our Occulted History,” is a consideration of the possibility that both the Darwinists and the creationists have it wrong; that modern man might have actually been bred by “space-faring overlords” from the planet Nibiru. (It is always exciting when such stuff--like scientology--can offer such specifics.) Indeed, according to Mr Marrs, the Nibiruians  may still be exerting their influence over Earth by controlling “a small group of international yet interconnected individuals” who run the financial and news media industries.

This might explain some things, especially the part about a small group of leaders and media people who have allegiences to some intergalactic project that only peripherally involves us. And it might supprt the notion that Obama's behavior is that of a visitor from a more moral civilization. But his first book is the interesting one. His first book, “Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy,” was rejected by some 25 publishers before the independent Carroll & Graf, now defunct, published it in 1989.

That book became a best seller, as well as one of the sources for Oliver Stone’s 1991 film “J.F.K.” It is always good to know the foundations of major and influencial works.

No comments: