Beneath my post about the Smothers Brothers the first comment to arrive came from S. Volpetti, and in it he linked us to this site. It is a set of books that traces the descendants of the original settlers dispatched by the Crowns of various European states, primarily Great Britain. These were not prisoners, and while Britain may have wanted to dispatch its religious nuts to a faraway post, it by no means did so with the idea that such filberts would be put in charge. (We are told that Australia was a prison colony, but the inmates did not run that asylum.)
Here is a clip from the description if these books:
“These 970 immigrants and their millions of descendants share royal ancestry because of a pattern of social evolution common to most Western European nations. Younger sons or daughters of kings become or marry nobles. Younger sons or daughter of the nobility become or marry “gentry”—knights, manorial lords, gentlemen with coats-of-arms, baronets, lairds, and seigneurs. Younger sons or daughters of the gentry become or marry merchants, clergymen, Puritan or Huguenot leaders, university fellows, bureaucrats, or professional soldiers. Members of these last groups or their younger sons and daughters immigrate to the American colonies, Quebec, and later the United States.”
There was a post below questioning the current odd injection of Phoenicians into the mix along with Jews and Illuminati, more misdirection. Who is running the show behind the scenes? They are yet to reveal themselves. We see only their agents.
But in the end, I doubt it would be that exciting. In the board game Monopoly, the key to winning is to get control of properties early on, even going into debt if necessary. When other players are in distress, you can buy up strategic assets. In the end, when you control the entire board, you merely watch the others go broke. Those who control at the beginning do so at the end. It is not mysterious.
An interesting facet of distant control of colonies is the fake revolution. American colonists imagined themselves free of the Crown, so why not run with that sentiment? The Crown allowed them their revolution, only making sure that their own agents were in charge, aka our Founding Fathers. I’ve seen the same model used in Cuba with Fidel Castro as controlled opposition; in Argentina with Hugo Chavez, and South America with Nelson Mandela. Who knows but that Simon Bolivar was an agent of the Spanish Crown.
In real life, with ordinary people as ourselves, we are allowed a modicum of comfort, even some prosperity. The owners need engineers, bureaucrats, police and military to keep the rabble in line. It is not so stark and harsh as the end of a Monopoly game. But the idea is the same … they who own the board control the game, in real life unseen. It does not matter to me a whit if they are Jewish, Bohemian, Jesuit or Lithuanian.
I am sorely tempted to spend the $150 to purchase the books, as even if I find no real use, I have relatives who would perhaps find their own lineage in them. Having said that, I realize now I am going to buy the books. They will make a nice gift. That is how I justify it.