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Lynn M. Stuter
April 11, 2003

One of the favorite methods used by transformationalists to marginalize and alienate people who question or raise concerns regarding the shifting paradigm is to label them conspiracy theorists or part of the black helicopter crowd.

This is a label, specifically intended, by insinuation, to imply that the individual believes that this paradigm shift is being brought about by a secret society of powerful people conspiring in secret, at a secret location, unbeknownst to the American people.

What is a conspiracy? A conspiracy, according to the Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1996 edition, is ...

1. the act of conspiring. 2. an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot. 3. a combination of persons for a secret, unlawful, or evil purpose. 4. an agreement by two or more persons to commit a crime, fraud or other wrongful act. 5. any concurrence in action; combination in bringing about a given result.

Is the transformation of our nation, from the Christian paradigm (on which it was established) to the humanism/New Age paradigm, a conspiracy? In some ways, yes; in other ways, no.

Are people conspiring to bring about this paradigm shift? All we need do, to answer that question, is look at how the so-called public meetings are being run since the advent of this transformation — not by Roberts Rules of Order, but by a process known as facilitated consensus building. It is obvious, in the mechanics of these meetings, that the unfettered input of the people is not being sought. It is equally obvious, in the need for trained facilitators to run the meetings and control small group discussions, that small group discussions are not for the stated purpose of public participation and input. In the words of one unwitting participant, referencing a facilitator: "She knows just how to facilitate so that everyone thinks it is their idea." Whether those trained to facilitate are witting or unwitting participants is of little difference, the outcome is the same.

While all of this is couched in terms of acquiring the input of a representative cross-section of the community in a non-threatening, inclusive environment, nothing could be further from the truth. Facilitated meetings are for the express purpose of leading people to believe they have participated in reaching the outcome which was decided before the public meeting was held. The real purpose of public meetings, in this context, is to 1) leave people with the impression their input counts so they will defend the predetermined outcome; and 2) to move the greater number of people from the Christian world view to the humanist/New Age world view via the facilitated, group consensus building process.

Are people conspiring to bring this about? The obvious answer, when one understands the process being used, is yes.

But to conspire to bring something about doesn't necessarily mean that it is part of a conspiracy. One conspires to bring about a surprise birthday party, but such would hardly be considered a conspiracy to attain evil ends.

Are the people advocating the paradigm shift conspiring in secret? Not hardly. Most states have public disclosure laws under which people can obtain local, state and federal documents relevant to the paradigm shift. Granted, government offices are many times reluctant to provide such documents, as the common people "just don't understand;" but they must, nevertheless, do so. Those pursuing these documents sometimes need to be persistent.

Too, the books of those whose theories are the foundation of the world view represented by this paradigm shift and of those advocating this paradigm shift are readily available to anyone who wants to read them. They are as close as the closest public or university library. This includes the books written by those involved in and advocating facilitated consensus building.

The material is there for the reading if one chooses to read it. The problem with too many people is they don't want to read it. They would much rather spend their leisure time being entertained by any of the multitude of venues available to them in America today. After all, who needs the stress that reading public documents can bring! And who needs the headache too often involved in getting them in the first place!

If one defines a conspiracy as something propagated in secret, the paradigm shift could not be called a conspiracy by any stretch of the imagination.

Is the paradigm shift the result of a crime, fraud, or wrongful act? No crime is being committed, unless one considers the failure of those elected to represent the people to uphold their oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution, to be an act of sedition or treason. Is the paradigm shift fraudulent? To the degree that the people did not enter into the transformational process on an informed basis, supporting informed consent, yes, it is a fraud. Is that wrongful? Yes, if one considers conning people, lying to people, misleading people wrongful.

But the flip side of that coin is that it is the responsibility of the people to oversee their instruments of government, to remain vigilant to the form of government established by our Founding Fathers, and to defend that form of government against those who would destroy it. The people, by and large, haven't done that. Instead, most people are quite happy to "go along to get along;" to allow men of few principles, little honesty or integrity, to represent them via their tacit approval or silence.

Has there been a concurrence in action; a combination in bringing about a given result? Systems thinking or governance is a process that requires concurrence of action to bring about a given result. The system cannot exist as a functional system unless certain factors exist, continue to exist, and continue to build to a higher level of existence. Systems are very sensitive to cause and effect If one is looking at the paradigm shift in this light, yes, it is a conspiracy.

But it is not this latter definition of conspiracy that is being alluded to by those wishing to marginalize and alienate dissenters who question the purpose and direction being taken by those advocating and working for the paradigm shift. This definition is too benign to be relevant to the wanted effect.

Instead, those seeking to marginalize and alienate dissenters define conspiracy as a secret society conspiring to bring about a New World Order. After all, isn't The Aquarian Conspiracy by Marilyn Ferguson just a little too far out there to be believable? How about The Light Shall Set You Free by Dr Norma Milanovich and Dr Shirley McCune who have proclaimed themselves channelers for the Ascended Masters? Unfortunately, the world views advocated in books such as these are happening right under the noses of the people who have not a clue it is happening.

Why is that? To know where a culture or a society is going, that culture or society must first know where it has been, where it came from. Most students, after twelve years of primary and secondary education, have no clue where our nation came from or the foundations upon which it was established. Without that knowledge, students can be taught that our government is any form of government desired and they will come away none the wiser.

And, for the most part, they are none the wiser. Most students believe we are a democracy or a democratic society, or a participatory democracy. These are the terms they read and hear constantly in reference to our form of government. Most have no clue that our nation was established as a constitutional republic or representative republic.

Too, most students leave high school without knowing the religious foundation of our nation or what that means in the context of our form of government. While every other religious philosophy is incorporated, discussed, and practiced in the classroom, not so with Christianity.

Without the foundation of where our nation came from, students have no idea where we should be going to in order to maintain our freedom.

My children are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6 (KJV)

Whether a secret society exists with the intent of bringing about a global (one world) society is debatable. There is a credible amount of evidence in disparate locations, that such a society, or societies, do exist. How successful they really are in bringing about a global society is also debatable. What is relevant, however, is that "spaceship earth" is being moved, gradually but with ever increasing rapidity, to a "global economy" which will require a global governance structure otherwise known as a one world government. The term global economy surfaces everywhere in these times and was actually spoken of long since by such as Ervin Laszlo in his book A Strategy for the Future; the Systems Approach to World Order, published in 1974.

Too, one can go on the internet and find website after website focusing on world issues such as the world economy, world ecology, world security, and world population growth. One of the websites of this genre most familiar to researchers is the United Nations website. The goal of these organizations is the sustainable global environment under the control of a world government.

Is there a conspiracy to bring about the paradigm shift? In the sense that the paradigm shift is not a coincidence, or a natural progression, yes, there is a conspiracy. Is the agenda secret? Not by any stretch of the imagination. The agenda is there for anyone who wants to invest the time and energy required to obtain the books and documents and to read them. The agenda is not to be found all in one place, but by following the paper trail, the agenda soon becomes very obvious in the words of those advocating the agenda and setting forth their theories.

To say that dissenters are conspiracy theorists or part of the black helicopter crowd will, in the end, come back to haunt those uttering the words.

Professing to be wise, they became fools. Romans 4:6 (KJV) 

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Galatians 6:7 (KJV)

If nothing else, these people would do well to heed the lessons of history. When Hitler rose to power, pursuing the humanist/New Age paradigm shift, one of the first things he did, after achieving power, was to purge his ranks of all those who helped him rise to power. Lenin and Stalin did the same thing, as did Mussolini, as has every despot down through the ages. These purges have resulted in the killing of millions of people.

These men knew what those who worshipped them and did their bidding did not consider—there is a fine line between absolute love and absolute hate. When people discover they have been used to achieve the unspoken agenda of others, and deceived in the process, absolute love has a way of turning to absolute hate. At that point, those once avid supporters become a greater threat to maintaining the agenda than are those who have always been dissenters.

Those advocating and helping to achieve this paradigm shift would do well to consider the lessons of history with the seriousness and attention that such atrocities demand.

With regard to the paradigm shift and conspiracies, it is apparent that the magnitude of the restructuring occurring would not be possible were it not for a large body of people already trained in the semantics of the transformation if not the reality of it. This, alone, makes it apparent that this transformation is not a coincidence or the result of being in the right place at the right time.

This paradigm shift is an affront to natural law. In the words of John Adams, 1787:

The people in America have now the best opportunity and the greatest trust in their hands that Providence ever committed to so small a number...if they betray their trust, their guilt will merit even greater punishment than other nations have suffered, and the indignation of Heaven.

God will not be mocked.


• Ferguson, Marilyn; The Aquarian Conspiracy; New York: G P Putnam's Sons; 1980.

• Laszlo, Ervin; A Strategy for the Future; the Systems Approach to World Order; New York: George Braziller; 1974.

• Milanovich, Norma and Dr Shirley McCune; The Light Shall Set You Free; Albuquerque: Athena Publishing; 1996.

• State Board of Education; Final Report; Schools for the 21st Century Program; Olympia: State of Washington; 1995.

© 2003 Lynn M. Stuter - All Rights Reserved



Mother and wife, Stuter has spent the past ten years researching systems theory with a particular emphasis on education.  She home schooled two daughters, now grown and on their own.  She has worked with legislators, both state and federal, on issues pertaining to systems governance and education reform.  She networks nationwide with other researchers and citizens concerned with the transformation of our nation.  She has traveled the United States and lived overseas. Web site:   E-Mail: