Fascinating Overview of Some Little Known Events from History
Sep 17, 2008
In one respect, it's hard to figure out what to make of Joseph P Farrell's THE SS BROTHERHOOD OF THE BELL: NASA'S NAZIS, JFK, AND MAJIC-12: the author spends a wealth of time exploring the planet's "secret history" where Nazi scientists -- realizing their own impending demise near the end of WWII -- embarked on a clandestine mission to guarantee survival of not only themselves but also their research into areas of unconventional aircraft designed using a kind of secret physics essentially unknown to most of the planet ... but, by the book's end, Farrell has provided plenty of fuel to, in the very least, provoke the reader to challenge the view of history put forth by mainstream academics, grade school textbooks, and a complicit media. His premise floats easily off the page like the anti-gravitic science he believes (and argues convincingly) Nazi scientists holed away deep within the bureaucracies that make up national governments and their assorted agencies. He capably demonstrates how an elite group of intelligent survivors may have masterfully set into motion the greatest ruse -- hiding in plain sight -- of all time.
(Note: I purchased Mr. Farrell's book after hearing him via podcast from his presentation earlier this year on COAST-TO-COAST AM, but, in an odd but fitting twist of fate, I had this book in my stack of stuff to read directly after completing Richard C Hoagland's DARK MISSION ... whoa! Talk about the stars aligning!)
Of course, with a selection of subjects so involving and requiring not only a willing suspension of disbelief regarding history but also a tremendous sense of brain power to grasp these meaty concepts, BROTHERHOOD OF THE BELL is not without a few criticisms, and I'll get them out of the way up front. Yes, typos, typos, typos. There're here. Others have cited. (I find them forgivable given the strength of the research and my interest in the topic.) Also, much of the science presented in the center third of the book is, frankly, out of my reach; as a layman, I could've used some examples presented to underscore how some of these concepts worked largely because, by the author's own admission, Farrell explores a kind of science "untaught" to man (hidden aether physics, versus conventionally taught physics) ... that's not necessarily a failure on the part of the author so much as it is a failure to connect with the reader. There were a few passages I had to reread to better comprehend, and, as a reader, I hate having to do that, but Farrell presents ideas I want to understand. I mention this because I know he's working on at least one additional book (NAZI INTERNATIONAL) that I'm looking forward to, and I hope that there's still time for addressing a "dumbing down for the common man" in that book.
But enough on the downside ...
BROTHERHOOD OF THE BELL presents an utterly frightening scenario that begins before WWII (pre-war Germany is still Germany as Farrell explains in examing the possible psychology of a people stemming from the Teutonic Knights) and evolves until present day: suppose mankind's greatest enemy somehow found a way to exist not so much peacefully but hidden within? Financed by the world's greatest superpowers? Secretly manipulating history to continue their various campaigns? It appears entirely plausible that what he postulates has happened while the world looked the other way. Events are presented (World War II, The Roswell Incident, the Cold War, the Kennedy Assassination) that, seemingly would have little or no relation to one another, but -- under Farrell's eye and corroborated with evidence from history -- the reader faces the harsh reality that members of a defunct Nazi party are far from individually 'defunct.' Did Nazi scientists negotiate with America, with Britain, with the Soviet Union to survive the end of the war on agreement to continue their work in respective governments? Has mankind been duped to believe a form of unprovable but popular physics? Did German scientists confirm that the UFO crashed in Roswell was, in fact, a downed craft of Nazi design? What did President Eisenhower truly known about a secret military industrial complex? Could a small investment firm have profited billions of dollar through its secret knowledge of Kennedy's assassination? The questions come easily one after the other, and Farrell presesnt arguments to support that not only are there two verions of physics but also there's two versions of accepted history.
Again, BROTHERHOOD OF THE BELL is quite possibly not written for skeptics. There's much here to refute (the veracity of the MJ-12 documents, the lack of single 'gotcha' memo to substantiate any single Presidency's involvement, etc.) or at least argue about. For my tastes, the book works best in its final third when the Cold War has geared up, and Farrell dips into what may have been the Nazi's real post-war efforts; and this could be because, accepting the author's premise, there is a whole string of events which appear to have underscored the reality of a conspiracy despite what the Warren Commission found. BROTHERHOOD OF THE BELL is best read by the scores and scores of folks who believe that solving puzzles are central to the human experience. There are plenty of pieces here, and Farrell does a tremendous job of putting them together in a such a way as to forever cause the reader to challenge what he's been asked to accept by either a duped or complicit society.
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Joseph P. Farrell was born in Sioux Falls, SD, and received his PhD in Patristics 1987 from Oxford. After teaching college for 17 years, he retired to pursue his interest in alternative science and history research.