Liquid Conspiracy by George Piccard

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Book: Liquid Conspiracy: JFK, LSD, the CIA, Area 51 & UFOs

Author: George Piccard (can’t find a current site or blog for Piccard so if anyone knows if he dwells online, let me know and I will update this)

Type of Book: Non fiction, conspiracy theory

Why Do I Consider This Book Odd: Conspiracy theory is always odd and this is no exception.

Availability: Published by Adventures Unlimited Press in 1999, I purchased this from my local amazing strange book source, Brave New Books, but they are revamping their online store, so for now, you can get a copy here:

Comments: Okay, this book and others like it are why I decided to ax I Read Everything and make it just an occasional sidebar to this site. You see, I read so much faster than I write and when I take too much time to discuss a book after I have read it, with some books it feels like I have forgotten huge chunks of the content. This happens especially with scatter-shot conspiracy theory like this because at some point, most of this stuff eventually covers the same ground. I mean, I will always know Icke’s alien lizard theory from James Shelby Downard’s mystical topography but unless you are a conspirator rock star, it can be hard to keep things straight unless you discuss the book within a few days of reading it. In order to give my first odd love its due, I need to just focus on the weird, you know?

And this book is wonderfully weird. And in some ways it makes sense and in other ways I can see how I lost the thread of how all of this held together, but Liquid Conspiracy explains an interesting theory, to some observable level of success, though it was all a bit mutable. It’s supposed to be mutable, though. It’s liquid, you see. But give Piccard his due, as he has a pretty interesting theory on how things work behind the scenes and under the surfaces.

Now, if you think the “liquid conspiracy” in this book refers to copious amounts of acid, you are not alone, because that was my first thought too, that all of this revolved around LSD and its impact on JFK, the CIA, etc. But really, Liquid Conspiracy refers to the information Piccard claims he received from a man called Kilder, a man who worked for the RAF during WWII and in his capacity as some sort of governmental flunky managed to find out who the men behind the curtain are and what they want to do. It is, as referenced in the book, a “Grand Unification Theory of Conspiracy.”

The elderly Englishman contacted Piccard with his information and unloaded it all before he died and Piccard did his best to verify it. Luckily, Kilder had a photographic memory (one day I will go off on a rant about how it is eidetic memory does not mean what people think it means and how it is often more than not a relatively useless trait, but that day is not today) and wrote a lot of things down. Of course, the skeptic in me is always immediately ready to snert when a clerk in some governmental agency is able to get the lowdown on the conspiracy controlling the world because, you know, it’s a damn conspiracy and you’d think they’d be a little more careful in how they disseminate their evil plans, especially when they know they have a clerk with a photographic memory who has access to their nefarious plans, but all I can do is give my head a shake, refuse to approach this with reason, relax and enjoy the show. I advise that you do the same.

Relax… Because here it comes. The Liquid Conspiracy features all the usual players in conspiracies that control the world. The Knights Templar, the Knights of Malta, the Masons, the Illuminati, the Rothschilds, Adam Weishaupt, the Federal Reserve, the Catholic Church, Skull and Bones, Nazis, aliens, Communists and on and on. You’ve likely heard it all before or read it on websites that are generally nothing but a wall of Geocities text with a series of eyes in pyramids blinking at you when you reach the bottom of the page. And really, it’s nothing new. There are men behind the curtain, lots of them, some with competing interests but all with a common goal of keeping us, the common men, so distracted from their goals that they keep us in chains and we wreck our interests as they keep all the power and the money away from us.

But the conspiracy Kilder shared with Piccard is that all of the forces that seek to control the world entered into a pact.

The Knights, the Elders, and the aliens made a pact. The conspiracy–its character subtly changed with their recent collaboration–made its final plans for the coming One World Order. The dangerous union of the Freemasons, the Illuminati, and the Templar Knights and the Roman Catholic Church with the support of the Grey aliens, brought to an end a fifteen hundred year struggle. These rival groups came together to put aside their previous animosities and to forge an invincible power.

And why not. Why wouldn’t the Masons, the Illuminati and little green–er–gray men join together? In unity there is strength, right? The proof for this alliance is what Piccard calls “The Breakfast with the Kingmakers of ’45.” Present at this breakfast were representatives of all the major conspiracies, twelve entities in total, and it was then they merged together to form a sort of perpetually moving, form-fitting, Lycra-blend conspiracy.

The new conspiracy was an entity unto itself. Using ritual magic and technologies still never spoken of, the attendees initiated an incredible device. A poltergeist of sorts, an ever-evolving energy form which would transfer power inner-dimensionally, from thought to reality. This curse (and I use these terms with reservation, for there is no other terminology to describe it) would grow, mutate, and adapt to the desires of its masters. The will of the secret world government would come to manifest physically. Still, actual temporal involvement was absolutely required. But with the aid and intelligence of their psychic contraption, their desires faced no opposition in the realm of the feeble masses.

So, it’s not just the aliens and the Trilateral Commission and the Masons and the Illuminati and the greasy soul of Prescott Bush we got to worry about. It’s a device that can… I don’t know… control our minds and adapt our reality on behalf of all these combined conspirators. Yeah, this is one helluva theory. All based on the photographic memory of some British clerk and who am I, in all seriousness, to argue with that.

You think I am being sarcastic? Well, maybe a bit, but for me conspiracy theory in a very real manner is not dissimilar to religion, an attempt to explain that which seems hidden, mysterious, beyond comprehension. There is a gossamer thread that runs from being very suspicious about the Federal Reserve to believing that there is a bizarre cabal that uses an inexplicable “psychic contraption” to blur things so we cannot see how they are perpetually working behind the scenes. One is a reasonable but at times paranoiac topic, the other is an attempt to create a story to force the world into a mechanism that to them makes more sense than the randomness that often surrounds world events, and it is all too easy to start with one and end up wallowing in the other. Human beings like believing strange things. It is a part of who we are as a species.

I mean, is a “psychic contraption” uniting the Bilderbergers and the Catholics and the aliens really that more outlandish than a talking bush afire or immaculate conception or some awesome guy rising from the dead? Of course that’s up to the individual but atheist though I am, I recognize that wacky beliefs fuel the world and I have always wondered why some wacky beliefs make the cut for widespread belief and some don’t. I suspect it is personal salvation and a sense of a larger presence looking out for us in a positive manner, something that most conspiracy theory lacks, but the cynics among us might think that makes conspiracy theory more believable.

But an angel Moroni brought Joseph Smith golden plates and a British clerk named Kilder remembered a bunch of fantastic stuff, wrote it down and shared it with Piccard and there isn’t a whole lot of proof for either happening so all you can do is decide whether or not you believe. I don’t believe either, mainly because I lack of capacity for belief but conspiracy is amazing to me in the same way religion is because I love seeing what it is that make people believe and how beliefs evolve. Conspiracy is a religion, pure and simple, a religion without a savior, and in a way, that makes it all the more amazing. So yeah, I give this no credence but I don’t have to because I love it for what it is, not for its truth or reality.

So back to Piccard. After chapter one, the rest of the book becomes his version of world events filtered through the lens of his take on the conspiracy controlling the world, and even without this filter, this book is a good conspiracy primer because it covers pretty decently a lot of territory, from Operation Paperclip to LSD as a CIA means of mind control and how it influenced the Kennedy administration, the JFK assassination, Area 51 and UFOs, MK-ULTRA, Jim Jones, the general complete anomaly that is the state of Ohio and AIDS. This is just a small sample of what this book discusses and like I said, if you remove the whole Liquid Conspiracy you still get an excellent overview of conspiracy and high weirdness in general. I could spend a lot of time dissecting the weirdness but this is not new weirdness outside of the Liquid Conspiracy. All that is different is the interpretation of the forces behind it. So if you are new to conspiracy, you could do a lot worse than begin your trip into this cloudy place of utter paranoia reading this book.

So I say read it. I haven’t been able to find out much about George Piccard online and that’s a shame that this guy may have petered out at some point, but this kind of thing gets exhausting for men who are not made of stern and lunatic stuff, like Alex Jones. But even as a side player in the madness, I think Piccard deserves a look.

10 thoughts on “Liquid Conspiracy by George Piccard

  1. that device might explain why ke$sha is a famous pop-star. Not even Goat Boy can wield so much influence over the mind of man
    Whenever I hear words like Iluminati/masonic and templar I start tuning off. The problem with people that are into conspiracies is that they will believe anything provided that it augments their view of the world when it really boils down to money and power/control. This in itself is a conspiracy since the best way to dissuade people from looking behind the curtain is to associate it with freaks and weirdos. Shame really since it makes the general public non-responsive to realities like why were there mossad agents pointing video-cams at the towers on 9/11

    1. You make a very good point, Ted, and one that I sort of have considered but need to give more thought, that the “conspiracy” is the conspiracy. People who have the contrarian nature to look behind the scenes get caught up in whackadoodle ideas rather than just, you know, looking at the criminal shame that is the US Federal Reserve and the World Bank and realizing the rich benefit from us thinking that there really is something important going on at Bohemian Grove.

      I have not taken the plunge into 9/11 conspiracy too much because I… I worry because I openly admit that I am a bit cracked in the head myself and I don’t want to believe that there was anything more to the US failure to prevent the attacks than hubris, idiocy and a messed up intelligence system. Luckily this book was written before 9/11 or I am sure Piccard would have applied the Liquid Conspiracy to it as well.

  2. Anita, your review certainly makes LIQUID DREAMS sound like an interesting book – and anything that makes a person more paranoid has got to be a good thing …. BUT.

    But, I’ve got to take issue with your assertion that conspiracy is, somehow, “a religion without a savior, and in a way, that makes it all the more amazing.”

    What is so astonishing about that? There are, perhaps, several thousand existing religions in the world – and only a couple belief systems actually have saviors. And who, for that matter, would want a savior anyway? Yuck.

    I think that one of the subtexts of the conspiracy genre is that we, the readers, really need to become responsible for our own personal salvation. You can’t really trust anyone else to do the job.

    1. Oh, Evil Gringo, I have a strange faith fetish. I am utterly without it myself but am drawn to those who have the capacity for it. I devour books about the saints, religious cults, conspiracy fans… I even find myself avidly reading Christian Mommy Blogs. I find all elements of faith utterly fascinating. The manner of thinking is almost like pornography to me, it is so exotic.

      I’ll have to think more about your assertion that the subtext of conspiracy is that mankind has to take control of his own salvation. I can see the logic in that. But I also tend to think that conspiracy theory is cult-like in its us versus them idea, the sort of isolated sense of enlightenment and sanctification that comes when one “knows” one has the direct line on God, god, hidden knowledge or whatever. But the fact is, as mutable and specific as conspiracy theory gets, I think it can be both – a form of alternative salvation without specific godhead and a means by which the individual finds his or her own enlightenment without relying on authority. Your take is interesting, however, and one that could use more reflection on my part.

      1. I share your guilty pleasure in devouring “faith pornography” as well – if only because the idea of being surveilled by some supernatural entity in heaven really gets me feeling delightfully paranoid.

        As to the conspiracy genre, if it is “us versus them” in this world, then it sure as hell would be exactly the same in the afterlife. I find such paranoid texts to be the more engaging when the author casts his focus wide, showing how vast is the external power that threatens the lone reader – forcing that individual citizen to come to the realization that he can’t really count on any earlier certainty. Not giving a reader the safety of a new cult, but leaving him all the more isolated from previous assumptions.

  3. That’s a great read. Nevertheless I ponder some times if there is a real foundation to all conspiracy theories, or we all are just doing our best to entertain ourselves with the made up idea of hidden conflict as it gives us an opportunity to immerse in life’s drama and fight the evil. See, imaginary conflict and its effect on our brain is as strong as the real events, at least it’s how our body reads it. Fear is an incredibly strong emotion. If something makes us feel afraid, the body immediately releases endorphins, norepinephrine and dopamine. And as you may be aware of the more significant the release of these chemicals, the greater the addiction like symptoms to any conflict. You know what I am talking about, right? Of course, you do. And I am not saying that your article is not the right one, I am just reflecting on overall phenomena. Why are we so fascinated by conspiracy ideas?

    1. Hi Isaac! Your comment got hung up in my spam filter, which I don’t check often enough. Sorry about that.

      I think there is a foundation to some of this belief but none of it is as deep or involved or exotic as most True Believers think. I think the conspiracy is pretty prosaic and based in money rather than power and an urge to destroy the common man. The only thing really hidden is the depth of greed. I fear the unacknowledged oligarchy in the United States far more than I fear the Illuminati. I resent the Federal Reserve far more than I worry about the government covering up alien encounters. I think money and the craven desire to make plenty of it while keeping it out of the hands of everyone else fuels any conspiracy we are likely to see any truth behind.

      I can never settle on one reason for why people, let alone myself (though I find all odd human behavior fascinating), find conspiracy theory so fascinating. I think your explanation of fear and the sort of gratifying adrenal response that comes from it is as good as any, and an interesting one to consider. I think conspiracy is as tantalizing as religion but I also think that believing in obscure points of a specific belief gives a person a sense of being more enlightened than the “sheeple” who don’t believe, a sort of sense of personal insight and therefore a sense of knowing more than others that can be very intoxicating. There is nothing more self-satisfying than being in on a secret, one of a handful who has cracked the code or solved the mystery. Frankly, there’s no reason belief in conspiracy can’t be a whole combination of reasons. Initial fear, the adrenal rush, the sense of being an insider to secret information, the sanctification that comes from being an insider… It all has to be very intoxicating after a while.

  4. All I have to say is: This is so fucking well-written! – I truly admire your ability to remain agnostic to information without losing or discarding the fascination with how information presents itself. Cheers.

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