by MAD, and Paul & Phillip D. Collins (May 10, 2007; originally published here on May 6, 2007)
MAD: Paul and Phillip, thank you so much for engaging in this discussion today, I’ve been looking forward to it. I recently had the opportunity to finish an e-book copy of your work The Ascendancy Of The Scientific Dictatorship (which you so graciously sent me), and it was a highly researched and impressive read. While we might have some differences of opinion regarding the religious aspect of things, I pretty much agree with the technical information you are providing, and think you’re right on the mark with the great majority of your conclusions. A highly recommendable book which deserves as widespread a readership as possible, it’s hard to argue with the copious amount of perspective you so articulately provide in this tome. Regular contributors at Conspiracy Archive and Raiders News Network, could you give us a little bit of background on some of those events which first gleaned your interest in the Scientific and Occult methodology that’s swiftly emerging today in the myriad forms of a New World Order?
Paul: My background begins in my late teens when we were living in Colorado. That particular state really rubbed off on us. At that time (the early 90s), Colorado was made up of people who were rugged individualists with a healthy suspicion of government. However, they were also real salt of the earth people who would give you the shirts off their backs. So, the whole anti-authoritarian environment really rubbed off on us. It was everywhere, including school. While we were in high school (we graduated in 1993), there was a sizeable anarchist crowd that was part of the school population. Cliques were frowned upon at our school and everyone was pretty close, your particular walk of life (e.g., metal head, hippy, preppy, anarchist, etc.) not withstanding. So, we were close to a lot of those anarchist kids. We didn’t really share all their views on how society should be arranged, but they did point out some very legitimate flaws with modern government (Clinton was President at the time, and they cut him absolutely no slack). Everyone at the time had a sense that something was not quite right, and that included myself. So, I got some books and began to read.