Behold a Pale Horse Themes

William Cooper (novelist)
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The Secret Government

The over-arching theme of the text is that a Secret Government exists and is in complete control of all aspects of global life. The Secret Government is apparently based in the United States of America at Mount Weather, in the vicinity of Washington, D.C. and was organized c. 1947, with the full knowledge of the legitimate, public government. Very quickly, however, numerous layers of secrecy and misinformation were deliberately imposed to buffer the President and the government from the Secret Government. These buffers were intended to offer an element of plausible deniability should the existence of the Secret Government become inadvertently public. Within just a few years, however, these layers of secrecy had so isolated the Secret Government from the legitimate government so that most people involved with the government are not aware that the Secret Government even exists. Today, the President is completely oblivious to...

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