British Author and Green activist David Icke has compiled a series of books claiming that since the dawn of time, Earth has been inhabited by a race of serpents from the solar system alpha Draconis. The alien reptiles use holograms to disguise themselves as humans. He claims that several famous people past and present are serpent reptiles called annunaki by followers of Icke. These include Queen Elizabeth II, Hitler, Stalin, Both Bush presidents, Bill Clinton and Even celebrities such as Matt Damon, Tom Cruise and Boxcar Willie.
Icke's core ideas are outlined in four books written over seven years: The Robots' Rebellion (1994), ... And the Truth Shall Set You Free (1995), The Biggest Secret: The Book that Will Change the World (1999), and Children of the Matrix (2001). The basic conspiracy theory is that the world is controlled by a network of secret societies referred to as the "Brotherhood," at the apex of which stand the "Illuminati" or "Global Elite."The goal of the Brotherhood is a world government, a plan that Icke says was laid out in the The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (in reality, long established as a Czarist hoax) which Icke says are really the revealed plans of the Illuminati. Icke, in common with many other conspiracy theorists, says the methods of these conspirators include control of the world's economies and the use of mind-control techniques.
The Global Elite controls the Brotherhood and the world using what Icke calls a "pyramid of manipulation," consisting of sets of hierarchical structures involving banking, business, the military, education, the media, religion, drug companies, intelligence agencies, and organised crime. At the very top of the pyramid are what Icke calls the "Prison Warders," who are not human. He writes that: "A pyramidal structure of human beings has been created under the influence and design of the extraterrestrial Prison Warders and their overall master, the Luciferic Consciousness. They control the human clique at the top of the pyramid, which I have dubbed the Global Elite."
Icke cites the Holocaust, the Oklahoma City bombing, the 11 September 2001 attacks, and the notion of man made global warming, which he describes as a "myth", as examples of events financed and organised by the Global Elite. British journalist Simon Jones writes that, according to Icke, "Ordinary people are being massively duped into believing that the ordinary course of world events are the consequence of known political forces and random, uncontrollable events. However, the course of humanity is being manipulated at every level. These individuals arrange for incidents to occur around the world, which then elicit a response from the public ('something must be done'), and in turn allows those in power to do whatever they had planned to do in the first place." Icke refers to this as problem-reaction-solution.
Icke's theories have as you can imagined landed him in hot water especially with European and Canadian human rights tribunals over his attacks against Israel and the Jews which have been denounced by groups such as The Anti Defamation League as hate speech. Indeed much of Icke's theories especially concerning serpent aliens are code words for anti semitism and racism against particular groups. This is to get by hate speech laws in Other countries where anti semitism and racism are illegal.
In addition to citing Jewish and other related groups and individuals as serpents and as serpent conspiracies, he has targeted Muslims, Roman Catholics and American Evangelical Christians as reptiles or Anunnaki.
Following around the world
Icke's followers have cited evidence of the Anunnaki using YouTube videos. On some videos you will see digital broadcasts with pixelation and interference and other anomalies related to satellite broadcasts. A news anchor shown to have scales, sideways blinking eyes, a lizard lips and long tongue for example. Also characters with Green eyes are targets. Instead of interference, followers of the reptile shape shifter theory claim they are reptilian and use it as evidence.
No one has been immune from these attacks. Even the likes of Alex Jones have come under scrutiny of being a shape shifting alien. The funny thing is this only started around the time digital broadcasting was introduced not analog.
The theory of shape shifters has been expanded using works such as Chariots of the Gods. UFO activists including one Vermont Station have broadcast stories of Dinosaur shape shifters from the Draco Constellation invading Earth and how events in the Bible, and other holy books and chronicles such as the flood, Adam and Eve, the Tower of Babel Elijah the prophet and the life of Christ are all influenced by aliens. Christian followers of Icke cite the Serpent in the Garden of Eden as a symbolic story of Mankind being blasted back into the Bronze age by Anunnaki. Its a story straight out of science fiction. But to Icke's followers and even UFO theorists, it is science fact.
Icke was briefly detained when he tried to enter Canada in October 1999 to take part in a speaking tour, following complaints from the Canadian Jewish Congress to Ontario's Hate Crime Unit. His books were removed from Indigo Books and Music stores, and several venues on his speaking tour were cancelled. The University of Toronto allowed his speech there to go ahead in the Hart House Theatre, with some 70 protesters standing outside. Icke received a standing ovation after speaking for four hours.
University of Toronto law professor Edward Morgan wrote on 30 September 1999 to the university's president, Robert Pritchard: "This is precisely the type of vilifying material with which the Supreme Court was concerned in its decision regarding the Criminal Code of Canada ban. The publications praise classic anti-Semitic tracts, and are replete with references to a secret society carrying on a global conspiracy led by a manipulating Jewish clique. The material which I have reviewed finds no place in the Canadian marketplace of ideas."
Sumari Communications, which hosted Icke's tour, denied the allegations: "I dispute the anti-Semite issue because the Jewish community has chosen to isolate anti-Semitic quotes in David's books which he himself uses quotes from Jewish authors to prove his theories. No one is forcing these people to be here, but what is important is that they have the choice. It is called freedom and David doesn't even mention the Jews in his talks." Icke himself addressed the concerns during his speech:
Is this a Jewish plot? No, No, No. Is it a plot? Yes, Yes, Yes. We are being manipulated, and I do not care if you are Jewish, Chinese, Catholic, etc. We are all being manipulated. And those people that are offended by what I have to say, they should choose not to be offended.
Canadian human rights lawyer Richard Warman told Jon Ronson that he helped prevent media interviews and book signings Icke had set up for himself in Canada in 2000. Icke attracted an audience of 1,200 for his lecture that year in a downtown Vancouver theatre. In 2001, when Icke's Children of the Matrix was published, Warman issued libel notices to Canadian libraries, warning them that the book contained defamatory statements, including the claim that Warman was working to stop the exposure of the abuse and sacrifice of children. The B.C. Libraries Association cited Warman's notices on an Internet database of censorship attempts.
Icke continues to deny being racist or anti Semitic. These incidents have actually helped him out as they point to proof of there being a conspiracy plot by a large interstellar think tank to enslave humanity. Unfortunately, many of his followers are genuine haters of Jews.
Pastor Peter J Peters runs Laporte Church of Christ in LaPorte Colorado. He is a follower of British Israelitism, the belief that white European specifically those from Northern Europe are the lost descendants of The northern tribes of Israel. He has incorporated Icke's teachings into his sermons where he frequently refers to evil people as snakes, serpents and reptilians. Although Peters does not literally believe in an alien take over or in shape shifters, he views it metaphorically, pointing out Christs description of the Pharisees as serpents who are of their father the devil. Other more extreme groups such as Christian identity churches and Neo Nazis literally follow Icke's teaching as true and associate Jews, and at times others such as blacks and Hispanics as serpents.
Left wing communists and Anarchists have also made similar attacks using the theory against Evangelical born again Christians and against conservative activists as well as corporate executives and other opponents to vilify them.
Refuting the serpent conspiracy is easy. First of all as mentioned before, digital anomalies do not cut the mustard. These are the result of interference of satellite broadcasts in digital, not a holographic malfunction. This is true because there are no such videos found in analog. Second, Icke's theories are borrowed from fantasy and science fiction.
The stories of serpent men are found as far back in the stories of King Kull in 1929. They were also adapted for the comic series Conan the Barbarian as well as the animated series Conan the adventurer where Conan fights serpent soldiers of Set using star metal weapons that expose them as serpents and banishes them to the Abyss.
Shape shifting serpent Men are also commonplace in stories such as He-man, Doctor Who, Othulhu, and even an entire TV series, called V about an invasion by serpent aliens disguised as humans. A new series is set to debut on November 3rd.
Third, serpent men probably would not have survived in our temperate environment or be able to breathe our air. In addition, such problems as holograph errors would have been noticeable.
So in conclusion while David Icke does draw out interesting theories, this is one theory that really doesn't stand.