The Master Game, by Author (Softcover, 2011)|
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Reviewer: Mark Lamendola, author of over 6,000 articles.
Seriously interesting, but the point is?
This book provides extensive research and detail on, as far as I can tell,
- The brutalities of the Catholic Church in suppressing dissent, truth,
heresy, and knowledge. It covers this story from the beginnings of the
Catholic Church in the fourth century AD until the ascent of England as the
dominant world power.
- The Masons and a litany of architectural anomalies and coincidences. It
covers this story from the time of the Knights Templar (presumably, the
forerunners of the Masons) to such modern architecture as I.M. Pei's pyramid
at the Louvre.
If you have an interest in this kind of history, this book will be a page
turner for you. You'll turn about 600 pages. Unfortunately, this
book obviously was not proofread. So as you turn those pages, you can't help but
notice that typos and misspellings abound. To me, that's a serious defect.
Another defect is the book doesn't seem to be written with a point in mind.
While I enjoyed reading the history, I finished the book not understanding why
the authors wrote it or what point they were trying to make. Yes, they did state
a concluding point but it didn't seem to derive from the rest of the book.
This is really several books in one, or at least several themes that appear
to stand separately. For example, there's a book that gives you some history of
the Cathars, another book that gives you some history of the Knights Templar,
and another book that discusses writings of Hermes Trismegistus. The authors
don't explain how these tie together. That said, it is some seriously
interesting material to read.
The Master Game ends with a 20-page chapter that talks about Masonry and
jihads, concluding that the secular leaders need to get the Muslims and
Christians to set aside their animosity toward each other. That's a good
sentiment as far as it goes. But it ignores the fact that most of the Western
world isn't Christian (non-Muslim Europeans tend to be agnostic), even if we
lump Catholics into that category.
Only at the end of the book did it dawn on me that the authors were positing
that the folks running the world are the Masons. But they don't make a case for
that theory. Yes, many prominent people have been Masons. But they also
probably ate peas. So what?
With so much detail in the history of Catholic suppression, the Cathars,
etc., we suddenly leap into "these people were Masons, so Masons must be running
the world." But the evidence the authors provide of Mason influence is in
architecture, not politics or banking. As the Masons came out of the building
trades, their influence in architecture is a given.
So I don't see that this book answers the question posed by its title and
subtitle. There is a conclusion, but I don't see its relevance to the rest of
Except for loosely arguing that the Masons rule the world, this book doesn't
reveal who the "secret rulers" are. I had expected to read something about
Goldman Sachs or another of today's powerful criminal enterprises, but this book
spends most of its time hundreds of years in the past and then rapidly moves
through the American and French Revolutionary times and on to today. But it
spends very little time on anything that's happened in this century or even the
Consider what would happen if a researcher decided to answer the following
- How did Obama, who had the worst federal spending record in the US
Senate, manage to get put on the Presidential ballot in the middle of an
economic crisis made worse by federal spending?
- Why are so many of Obama's top folks, and nearly all with any financial
oversight, from Goldman Sachs?
Or consider how research into those two questions would lead us into
looking at how the massive stealing (they call it "spending") of the Obama,
Bush, and Clinton Presidencies has produced a national debt greater now than
$200 trillion (far above the official figures) or why the USA now spends
more on the military than the rest of the world combined.
Yet, none of this was even hinted at in the book. And I don't see how
today's gangsta government has anything to do with Catholic popes who died
fifteen or sixteen centuries ago on another continent.
This book provides an interesting ride through history. But to see who
the secret rulers of the world are, you just need to follow the money. The
master game is one of stealing, and those who run the game are accumulating
the money. The alignments of buildings in London and Paris aren't explained
by the greed and destruction we see from today's elite.