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In 2003, Joseph Plummer sold his successful Internet-based business and, using the proceeds, embarked on a ten-year, not-for-profit path. His goal: expose the appalling deception and crimes of the world’s ruling elite. Now, ten years later, Tragedy and Hope 101 represents the culmination of his efforts. Based on the groundbreaking research of Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope 101 condenses Quigley’s startling revelations into just a couple hundred pages. If you’ve ever suspected that “democratic governments” and “free markets” can be secretly manipulated and controlled, this book is for you. It will not only confirm your suspicions, it will show you how it’s done. However, if you’ve accepted the schoolhouse version of Western democracy, the meticulously footnoted facts presented in this book are sure to turn your worldview upside down. (Read at your own risk.)
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This is not "conspiracy theory," which is a pejorative term used to smear anyone who raises politically unacceptable issues. The material presented here is largely a matter of public record, with admittedly some speculation, which is unavoidable at certain points due to the secretive nature and power of the individuals and groups under investigation. The author, however, speculates on solid ground, informed by verifiable, historical facts that have been revealed by some of the very people who form what he calls "The Network."
Although Tragedy and Hope 101 does not rise to the level of a scholarly work, it does incorporate the results of scholarly research, most notably the work of Professor Quigley and Dr. Ganser. The book is clearly intended for the lay audience; and, as G. Edward Griffin notes in his introduction, it provides a good starting point for anyone interested in doing further research on the subject.
So what's the subject? The origin of the government's most destructive, bipartisan policies is nothing less than a cabal of ultra-wealthy international bankers, industrialists, pliable politicians, and their intellectual bodyguards (i.e., the propagandists), who, through government agencies, think-tanks (e.g., the Council on Foreign Relations), tax-exempt foundations, and various other "instruments," are pursuing their cherished dream of a one-world state based on the model of collectivism, managed and controlled by them, of course, in their own self-interest. For the sociology students out there exercising their "sociological imagination," these aspiring masters of the universe are akin to what C. Wright Mills calls the "power elite."
And yet, while further research is certainly in order, the core of the book's thesis -- that such a cabal does exist and has been a significant force in international affairs since at least World War I -- is as well established as "the Establishment" itself, with its roots in a secret society founded by Cecil Rhodes and dedicated to the task of bringing all the habitable portions of the world under the control of the British Empire.
Of course, the emphasis of this project has shifted somewhat since the end of World War II, at which point the U.S. became the senior partner in its "special relationship" with Great Britain, when the U.S. became the de facto police force in the so-called "New World Order." The ultimate goal, however, has not changed. The building of a one world state remains the central aim of U.S. foreign policy. It matters little whether all the habitable portions of the Earth are ruled in the name of an Anglo-American Empire, Marxian World Socialism, or "Ingsoc." What truly concerns us is that a bloodthirsty tyranny is being foisted on us by means of propaganda and force, and those who occupy key positions of authority within the U.S. government, on both sides of the aisle, are leading the way to world government. (Note: this necessarily involves the abandonment of the principles of liberty and individual rights enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, as well as the destruction of America as a sovereign country.)
Yes, the information here is unpleasant. But, if your house is on fire, wouldn't you like to know about it? Furthermore, with the knowledge of where the fire is and who the responsible parties are, we are in a better position to put out the fire and prevent it from happening again.
I should also mention that this book reads like a murder mystery, full of unexpected twists and turns, making it quite the page-turner. Generally, I'm a slow reader, but I read the book front to back in a single day. And what makes the book even more interesting is the fact that we, the readers, are deeply involved in the plot. We are the victims.
Whether or not this story has a happy ending depends on us. We can take this information, internalize it, build on it, and disseminate it, so as to reach critical mass in a movement to reverse the trends of centralized power and diminishing individual liberty; or we can stick our heads in the sand, enjoy our "Matrix steaks," and hope for the best. The choice is ours.
There is no question in my mind that one of the seminal books that authoritatively exposes the predominant power structure’s manipulation of world events is Carrol Quiqley’s ‘Tragedy & Hope'; but it is over 1,300 pages of incredible detail, which most of us don’t have time to read. This is why ‘Tragedy & Hope 101′ is such an important book.
Without an understanding of statecraft, it’s nearly impossible to make sense of the chaos in our world. Carroll Quiqley’s books are the on-ramp to this understanding.
To give you a taste of what you can expect from Plummer’s new book, here is a short excerpt from the Introduction to ‘Tragedy & Hope 101′ by G. Edward Griffin . . .
“Knowledge of who Carroll Quigley was and the deceptions that he revealed is essential for understanding the real world of today. His close relationship with the Network and his approval of its aims made it possible to provide an insider’s analysis of the minds and methods of the global elite. Without this knowledge, the actions of those who dominate the U.S. government and the Western world do not make sense. With it, everything falls into place.
Be forewarned. The journey you are about to begin is not for the faint hearted. If you are comfortable with the illusions that currently pass for political reality, this book is not for you because, once you discover how the deceivers perform their magic, the comfort of ignorance is no longer possible. Once the bell is rung, it cannot be unrung.
The bell starts ringing on the next page.”
I give 'Tragedy & Hope 101′ 5 out of 5 stars for a well researched, written and organized book that does more than summarize Quigley’s ‘Tragedy and Hope'; it makes this important knowledge accessible to the average person. I recommend this book as a primer for Quigley’s T&H and perhaps more importantly as a companion for Quigley’s ‘Ango-American Establishment’.
As a Bonus Mr. Plummer is offering a 90 percent reduced “excerpts” version of ‘The Anglo-American Establishment’ and ‘Tragedy and Hope’, where you can find a few hundred pages from the two books here: Tragedy & Hope 101 – Bonus Material
Additional Information on this topic: search on YouTube: The Quigley Formula – G. Edward Griffin lecture