Secret societies have existed for a long time and have played influential roles in global affairs, says historian Tony Gosling. And their historical significance dates back a very long time.
Thousands of years, in fact.
Not so secret
Of course, everybody knows about the “mainstream” secret societies that are no longer secret societies, such as the Bilderberg Group (whose existence was officially denied for decades, as Daniel Estulin said on my podcast). Freemasonry is another one of the popular kids that everybody knows about. The Illuminati’s existence, says Tony, is a bit more tricky since everybody knows the name but nobody can be sure if the society is still around in any meaningful way.
Secret societies have featured most (if not all) American presidents and royals.
Some of the slightly lesser known societies might include the Knights Templar, the Bavarian Illuminati and the Skull And Bones.
He joined me for a conversation surrounding – wait for it – secret societies and ventured down a few interesting paths including whether or not Adolf Hitler escaped to Argentina; atheism and god-complexes within secret societies; the West’s hatred for Russia; and why the European Union is a terrible idea.