... Children of the Matrix by David Icke. ... Man, this is the most FUN read I have had since I first read A Separate Reality by Carlos Castaneda in 1973! This book is either the greatest kind of "comic books for adults" or one of the best investigative works of undercover intellectual exposes on our current state of affairs ever! ... Roll together Who Rules America by G. William Domhoff, The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills, When Corporations Rule the World by David C. Korten, On A Pale Horse by William Cooper, The People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn, ANYTHING by either Noam Chomsky or Michael Parenti, and a good helping of Gary Allen, Eric Von Daniken, and The Dulce Wars by Branton, and you will pretty much get the gist of this huge tome dealing with aliens, conspiracies, and good old class warfare! ... YOWZA! ...
... Now, on page 402, David Icke writes: "I instinctively knew from an early age that schools were places where the clones of tomorrow were honed and produced. I was, therefore, a rebel from the start. I have never passed a major school exam in my life (and never taken one), never went to college or university, and have done all my learning in my time and on my terms." - AND IT SHOWS! ... If David Icke (and don't get me wrong: I LIKE him!) wants people to take what he is saying SERIOUSLY, then I am afraid he is going to have to either study harder or go back to school to get some of his facts straight - because I, alone (on ONE reading), found what I believe to be MANY mistakes in this book.
... For example, on page 197, he writes: "Even the term 'TESTAMENT' is the entomological confirmation that it is literally all a load of balls." What he MEANT to say was ETYMOLOGICAL - the linguistical study of the origin & meaning of words. Instead, he used the word concerning the study of INSECTS: entomology. This BUGS me! If David wants people to take him seriously (and not just make money selling them books about aliens, reptilians, and class-warfare), then he needs to increase his intellectual credibility by DEFINING words correctly and using more PRECISE language, as Socrates preached many moons ago.
... On page 128 (and again on 428), he calls the Egyptian city of Alexandria, "City of the Serpent's Son." Now, I can speak Greek, studied it for the first 13 years of my life in school, and took ancient Greek in college as a Classics major at U-Mass, Amherst with Professor John Marry of Fordham University. "Alexander" is a Greek word related to the Trojan word "Paris" - and in Greek, Alexander means: "Defender of Men." ("Andros" means MAN in Greek.) ... On page 148, he says "Pythagoras" means "I am the Serpant." It does NOT; it means: "Sacred Public Assembly Place of the Pythtia" - Priestess of the tutelary / daimon Python and, subsequently, of Apollo at Delphi. Indeed, PYTHIA is related to Python / Snake! ... On page 149, he calls the Indian SOMA of the Hindu Bhagavad Gita, the AMBROSIA of the Greeks, and the HAOMA of the Persians, "the drinking of mentrual blood, symbolised (sic) as 'red mead' or 'red wine' ... " It is NOT! It is sacred, psychedelic, psilocybin mushrooms mixed with red wine, or mead (honey-wine) as the great mythologist, Robert Graves, confirmed in his book, The Greek Myths. Which begs the question: Has David Icke ever taken LSD? I'd like to know! ... On page 152, he calls St. George "another name for Thor-Indara." Listen, MY name is GEORGE, and St. George was a Christian Saint of Greek extraction from Asia Minor. The name GEORGE is derived from two, ancient Greek words: GAIA (Mother Earth Goddess), and ERGON (organized work); hence: Earth Worker, or Farmer - one who tills the soil and works the earth! As a former member of the Green Party, David should KNOW that! ... On page 177, speaking of the "sacrificial murder" of Princess Diana - in the "Place of the Moon Goddess" - he fails to mention that, astrologically, Princess Diana was born under the sun sign of Cancer, ruled by the MOON! ... On page 178, he calls Helen, El-en - as in Helen of Troy. Again, Helen is the feminine Greek word derived from the VERY word in Greek which means to be a Greek: HELLINAS, of the HELLENIC Indo-European tribal group. The word for the land of Greece, in Greek, is: HELLAS - and to be a HELLENE is to be Greek. ... On page 207, he says that the name JESUS is a Greek translation; but he does not say of WHAT! The name Jesus is a HEBREW name - not Greek - derived from the HEBREW name for JOSHUA. ... On page 211, in reference to "John the Baptist, and his association with water," he calls the astrological sign of aquarius a "water sign." It is NOT! It is a Fixed AIR sign. Aquarius is the sign of the "water-bearer," and is symbolized in the Hebrew MAZAROTH (Zodiac) as the Head of a Man associated with the tribe of Reuben of the 12 tribes of Israel. ... On page 212, he says: "Mark, Luke, Matthew, and John, the names carried by the Gospels, represent the four cardinal signs of the zodiac." They do NOT! They represent the four FIXED signs of the Zodiac, as in: Taurus / Bull / from Joseph - the tribes of Ephraim & Manassah; Leo / Lion / tribe of Judah (of which Jesus was from the family of David, supposedly); Scorpio / Eagle / tribe of Dan; and Aquarius / Head of a Man / tribe of Reuben. These symbols repeat in the Books of Ezekiel, possibly Isaiah, possibly Daniel, and in Revelation. ... CONTINUED! - The Aeolian Kid